Last Friday (Nov. 8, 2013) I went to The Royal American to see some awesome bands: Hectorina, Magic Camp and Rigours (The Royal American Event). Magic Camp, an underground rock band from here in Charleston, started out the show. Hectorina, an avant-garde rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina played second. Lastly, Rigours, from Charleston as well, closed out the night with their folky punk music.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good each of these bands were (Not that I was expecting them to be bad). However, it was my first local show in Charleston and it was neat to see the talent this city, and the surrounding areas, has to offer. Also, the audience was very fun and supportive towards each of the bands’ sets.
The Royal American is known for having underground, local music (part of their niche and differentiation strategy). This draws in a younger, hipster demographic in which The Royal American appeals to in the first place. So, I’d definitely recommend seeing these bands and other local bands at The Royal American if you like to support cool, underground musicians.