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Evan Avery, 11th grader at Wando, rapping for F.W.A.

Kiki Moss, Staff Writer

Music and intrigue filled the air as live music from local bands entertained and inspired audiences.

 

Color Yr Ears took place from 7:00-11:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at a “mid-size DIY venue” in Mount Pleasant, SC. The show featured F.W.A (meme rap), Liquid Void (psych funk), Never Any Ordinary (queer punk), Local Honey (folk duo), Rhode Island (twee), and Sam Soto (singer/songwriter).

 

Mollie Ping, 12th grader, attended Color Yr Ears as well as Loserpalooza, an event hosted by Plastic Mountain Records in June.

 

“I learned that any ounce of creativity is creativity. No matter how old you are, there are people out there who resonate with whatever you can bring to the table. I think it’s really inspiring that there are people who are younger than me and my same age who just have as much confidence to give everything they’ve got. I’ll take away from this just being inspired to do that myself more often.”

 

Ping feels as if Mount Pleasant and Wando are very good areas as far as creativity goes.

 

“Zach Green is a great friend of mine and I support him, and I love supporting local music, no matter what the age of the performers. I think it’s a really beautiful thing and I’m lucky that I could come because it’s so close to where I live,” Ping said, “I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a very creative environment around Wando kids who are just so talented and amazing. It’s just a really cool thing to be inspired by and grow up in.”

 

Zach Green, 12th grader, is the manager of Plastic Mountain Records and the organizer of Color Yr Ears and Loserpalooza.

 

“Plastic Mountain Records is one of the more satisfying things in my life, I think, because it’s truly something that brings a lot of people together to have a good time that is 100 percent crafted by myself and these bands,” Green said, “Plastic Mountain Records’ Instagram is the best place to keep updated for any upcoming events, @plasticmountainrecs.”

 

Green feels as if it’s important to work toward a music scene in Charleston and is happy that he’s contributing toward that.

 

“While there’s this great music being produced right now, it’s really kind of a moment for the Charleston music scene. I feel like there’s not as much of an avenue for young artists to kind of get their start. I really love creating a breeding grounds for that,” Green said. “For the time being, we’re just gonna make the most of this incredible moment that we have together.”