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Sound Proof

Greenville’s house shows, pop-up concerts, and arts incubators make clear that music is about more than just listening


By Jonathan Kessler
JULY 29, 2014

At first sight, Greenville seems a far cry from the music scenes of Atlanta, Athens, and Asheville. But its vibration is palpable. They say what goes around, comes around, and the city’s recent trend of adapting spaces for concerts—homes, coffee shops, record stores, storefronts—recounts nineteenth-century salons, 1960s’ loft parties, and garage bands of the 1980s.

These are communal, grassroots initiatives hosting artists and musicians in unlikely places. Although they vary in ideology and purpose, all are united in making independent music accessible to residents in an intimate setting, each venue small enough that the only thing separating artists from audience is sound.

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Every Friday and Saturday night, Oolenoy Community Center and Breazeale’s Grocery transform into stages set for a pickin’ showdown. Bluegrass is gospel in our neck of the woods, where its song is our story. More than a weekend jam, it’s about community.
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