April 12, 2013
DIG SOUTH Interactive Festival came to the Charleston Music Hall Friday night with two of the best musical acts for their Sideshow. As this being the very first festival of its kind on the East coast, the Charleston Music Hall couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it. All attendees were able to explore the intersection of technology, social media, marketing and the arts in the heart of downtown Charleston. Smart companies and leading innovators from all over the country came together to spread their knowledge to the general public all weekend. DIG SOUTH’s Sideshows are an aspect of the festival that integrates music into the scene by bringing up and coming performers to the stage.
Dangermuffin and Rosco Bandana both played two separate shows for a very intimate crowd. The night kicked off at 7pm with local band Dangermuffin giving us everything they got. Since they are so well known in the Charleston community, everybody loved them. They have a true variety of styles from one song to the next that always captures the audiences attention. The Folly Beach trio know exactly what they’re doing as they already have four albums under their belt in just five years. Ranging from roots-rock, calypso, Americana and a little bit of ska, Dangermuffin put on a great show for us and we can’t wait to have them back on stage.
Rosco Bandana hailed all the way from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi just to join us at DIG SOUTH. The Music Hall thoroughly enjoyed what they had to offer, keeping the room energetic the whole night through. Even with two shows, they never skipped a beat. Rosco Bandana considers themselves an “Indie Folk Rock Band” with a little bit of blues, americana and gypsy fanfare thrown in. The seven piece band was a fantastic compliment to Dangermuffin. Even though they have just started out, Rosco Bandana is making a name for themselves-and they’re doing it big. The Charleston Music Hall would be lucky to have them grace the stage with their musical talent again.
-Sarah Roza, CMH Intern