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The Handlebar | 304 E. Stone Ave, Greenville, SC | 864-233-6173 | venue website

John Hiatt

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JOHN HIATT & THE COMBO w/ Niel Brooks
Thursday - 9/20/2012
8:30 PM | 18 & Up | $36
Superstar songwriter returns with new CD, kickin' band.
You know the classic John Hiatt tunes -- "Have a Little Faith in Me," "Tennessee Plates," "Lipstick Sunset," "She Loves The Jerk," "Drive South," andmore. "Mystic Pinball" - is the great name for Hiatt's 21st album -- from "one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years," says the LA Times. [more...]

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Jimmy Herring

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JIMMY HERRING w/ Craig Sorrells
Friday - 9/21/2012
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $20
Widespread Panic guitar player releases 2nd solo CD with return to Upstate. Setting aside his obvious talent, perhaps we can judge Jimmy Herring based on his friends: When Herring, guitar player for Widespread Panic, wanted to record his new CD, he called on Etienne Mpabbe (bass player on Ray Charles's final album), Bela Fleck, saxophone whiz Bill Evans. [more...]

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Big Something

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BIG SOMETHING w/ Big Daddy Love, Mama's Love
Thursday - 10/11/2012
8:30 PM | 18 & Up | $8 adv / $11 dos
Three-band bill packs Southern-prog roots, 'grass, soul and rock. Here's a three-band bill that pushes musical boundaries so far that you'll think that you just wandered into a mini-Bonnaroo of cutting-edge homegrown rock. Big Something rocks arena-sized grooves with saxophone, twin guitars, synthesizers and tight harmonies wrapping around songs filled with colorful characters – [more...]

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The Melvins

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THE MELVINS w/ Tweak Bird
Friday - 10/12/2012
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $15
King Buzzo, Dale Crover, Trevor Dunn unleash "Freak Puke" EP in epic tour. The Melvins have always seemed to be in on their own joke(s). Now comes their latest: Melvins Lite. The cult heroes of oozy post-grunge slime-metal have stripped down to three. Vocalist/guitarist Buzz Osborne, drummer Dale Crover and bassist Trevor Dunn are attempting to set the Guinness Book of World Records mark for touring all 50 states, plus D.C., in 51 days. [more...]

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Tim O'Brien

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TIM O'BRIEN w/ Mollie O'Brien, Rich Moore
Thursday - 10/18/2012
8:30 PM | 18 & Up | $20
American music's soaring siblings reunite for special Handlebar co-bill.The last time the O'Brien siblings, Tim and Mollie, appeared together at The Handlebar was December 1995, when they shared a bill with Peter Rowan and the Rowan Bros. The Handlebar may have changed, but Tim and Mollie have kept making some of the best traditional-contemporary bluegrass/ Americana music around. Tim's songs have been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, [more...]

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Matisyahu

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MATISYAHU w/ The Constellations
Wednesday - 10/24/2012
8:00 PM | 18 & Up | $27
Grammy nominee returns with acclaimed new CD; new look; and new movie role.Matisyahu returns to play the smallest room on his tour – The Handlebar. Only this time, the reggae/hip-hop/spiritualist-rocker returns as a newly minted film star, and he's got an acclaimed fourth studio album, Spark Seeker, and an entirely new look:: no beard. [more...]

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Keller Williams

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KELLER WILLIAMS
Thursday - 12/6/2012
9:00 PM | 18 & Up | $18
Beloved multi-instrumentalist one-man band returns. When you've got 17 albums to your credit, including solo and live albums with the likes of String Cheese Incident, Bob Weir, Michael Franti and Bela Fleck, you've earned your stripes – and your fans. That's Keller Williams, the uber-chill multi-instrumentalist who kicks off his shoes and kicks up a mesmerizing cloud of jammin' ecstacy. [more...]

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The Handlebar | 304 E. Stone Ave, Greenville, SC | 864-233-6173 | venue website