September 26, 2023


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LO-Fi Brewing to host Simple Fest May 14

Nearby guitarist John Bias (left), drummer Drew Lewis and bassist Tommy Merritt will get in excess of LO-Fi Brewing May perhaps 14 to throw Very simple Fest to showcase Charleston’s Diy artistic culture. | Photograph by Kate Fischer

Neighborhood rock band The Simplicity has teamed up with LO-Fi Brewing to keep Straightforward Fest, a one-of-a-form working day pageant total with music, food items and artwork. 

“I was like, ‘Oh would not it be neat to do this?’ And nobody at any time told me no,” said Simplicity frontman John Bias. “So I just held performing it until eventually we had a pageant on our palms. I guess in a weird way it is our album launch celebration mainly because we never ever obtained to do just one of these for our new history.” The record he referred to is Dahlin’ produced very last Valentine’s Day.

Bias and his bandmates Drew Lewis (drums) and Tommy Merrit (bass) enjoy all sorts of songs, so it was all-natural to be all more than the genre spectrum when it arrived to curating a Simplicity-centric pageant. 

Basic Fest will attribute a vary of local functions: the synth pop rock of Wolfgang Zimmerman’s Invisible Small End Electricity, the vintage hip-hop of Summary That Rapper and the techno variations of DJ Usual Woman. The Might 14 lineup also involves out-of-town acts J.S. Terry & The Holston Creek Boys, Charlie Boy and A La Mids.

Along with an art showcase from area local community artwork collective Large Blade Press will be the seller sector that involves Tinted Saga and Thrift Tent. The Simplicity fellas also curated their personal menu to serve for the situation along with Roti Rolls meals truck.

 “What we’re going for is to have a bunch of distinct mediums of artwork in one particular spot, regardless of whether that be manner or music or culinary or visual,” Bias said. “We’re seeking to present that South Carolina, that Charleston, is part of this great new-South movement of artists and creatives. We’re just attempting to make it easy and convey it all into a person location.”

$25 tickets for the 5 p.m. pageant are available by way of Eventbrite. $25 in-advance and $35 at the doorway.