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Join the members of Grand Republic, indie rock lifers from Columbia, SC, as they gather at their favorite watering hole to share their views on music and life, and a life in music. Each episode they’ll be joined by special guests: artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, novelists, pirates... people who bring a little something extra to Cola Town and beyond. See you in the Vault.

Join the members of Grand Republic, indie rock lifers from Columbia, SC, as they gather at their favorite watering hole to share their views on music and life, and a life in music. Each episode they’ll be joined by special guests: artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, novelists, pirates... people who bring a little something extra to Cola Town and beyond. See you in the Vault.
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United States

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Join the members of Grand Republic, indie rock lifers from Columbia, SC, as they gather at their favorite watering hole to share their views on music and life, and a life in music. Each episode they’ll be joined by special guests: artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, novelists, pirates... people who bring a little something extra to Cola Town and beyond. See you in the Vault.

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English


Episodes

Ep 11 – Preach Jacobs

4/18/2019
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Preach Jacobs is a hip-hop emcee, photographer, and journalist who produces his own pop up performance shows in Columbia SC as well as on the road. He also has a line of t-shirts and stickers under the name Mo Besta Soul, and his own podcast called The Negro League. Basically, he has a lot going...

Duration:00:49:33

Ep 10 – Phill Blair

3/28/2019
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Phill Blair is co-owner of The Whig, North America’s Greatest Dive Bar. Phill is also a key scene figure in Columbia’s beer, arts, and music cultures, with his organization and booking for several of our city’s favorite events. Phill also has collected many “Best Of” nominations and awards over the years in Free-Times, either personally...

Duration:00:29:28

Ep 9 – David Stringer

3/21/2019
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David Stringer is the founder and editor of SceneSC.com – a multimedia website and music blog. SceneSC was founded in 2008 and aims to bring attention to independent and up and coming South Carolina bands. David publishes the SceneSC blog, as well as several video series, and promotes live shows as well. The SceneSC annual...

Duration:00:53:40

Ep 8 – Sean Rayford

3/15/2019
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Sean Rayford is a freelance photojournalist and commercial photographer based in Columbia, SC. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of South Carolina and Jasper Magazine’s 2017 Visual Artist of the Year. Recipient of the 2016 Best Photo Story award from the South Carolina Press Association and named by Time Magazine as one of...

Duration:01:16:16

Ep 7 – Eva Moore

2/13/2019
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Eva Moore is the Executive Editor at Free Times, Columbia’s weekly alternative news outlet, and a musician formally with the local indie rock bands The Gadgets and Perfect Sleeper. You can find her work at http://free-times.com

Duration:00:47:07

Ep 6 – Dan Cook

1/22/2019
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Dan Cook is a musician, writer and editor. He served as editor of Free-Times from 2002-2016, co-founded the Colossal Music Crawl as the paper’s music editor in 1999, and has played in Columbia bands including Lay Quiet Awhile and The Verna Cannon. His latest musical project is the minimalist, all-instrumental project A Spot on the...

Duration:01:11:11

Ep 5 – Sloane Spencer

12/20/2018
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Sloane Spencer will tell you that music changed her life. She championed Southern roots music long before she knew it had a following. Like many ultra-fans of music discovery, Spencer started a music blog. Country Fried Rock quickly added a Top 5 streaming station in its genre. By 2012, Spencer’s friendly, knowledgeable interviews found their...

Duration:00:47:16

Ep 4 – Tim Gardner

12/5/2018
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Episode 4 is now online, with our guests Tim Gardner and his wife Lorie Gardner and his brother Stan Gardner – part of the Lula Drake Wine Parlour team. Lula Drake Wine Parlour in Columbia is a unique spot to enjoy natural wines. Tim Gardner fell for the grape while in grad school at UCLA....

Duration:01:12:41

Ep 3 – Scott Burgess

10/16/2018
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Episode 3 of our podcast is with our old Columbia friend Scott Burgess, Owner of Bierkeller Columbia – a beer garden experience brought to Columbia by Scott as influenced by his experiences living in Germany, and his subsequent home brewing trials to replicate those beers he came to love in his time abroad. He formed...

Duration:01:01:32

Ep 2 – Julia Liz Elliott

10/9/2018
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Our guest on this episode is Julia (Liz) Elliott. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Georgia Review, Conjunctions, The New York Times, Granta online, Electric Literature, and other publications. She has won a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award, and her stories have been anthologized in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses and The...

Duration:01:25:58

Ep 1 – Philippe Herndon

9/25/2018
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Welcome to Episode 1 of Cola Town Underground – live from the Vault (at The Whig in Columbia, SC). Our guest is Philippe Herndon, the founder and product designer for Caroline Guitar Company, a guitar effects business noted for some really unique products – the Kilobyte, the Météore, and more! We talk with Philippe about...

Duration:02:17:10

Ep 0 – Grand Republic

9/23/2018
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Join the members of Grand Republic, indie rock lifers from Columbia, SC, as they gather at their favorite watering hole to share their views on music and life and a life in music. Each episode they’ll be joined by special guests: artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, novelists, pirates… people who bring a little something extra to Cola...

Duration:00:41:52