This past Saturday night Music Farm was lit up by hundreds of glow sticks bobbing to the beats of Ben Fagan and the Holy City Hooligans. They were joined by an eclectic crew of Charleston’s top talent including: Quentin Ravenel, Elise Testone, McKenzie Eddy, JamiSun Hodge, Richchus, Kyle K’Otic Johnson and more to celebrate the release of the Holy City Hooligan’s new album ‘The Freestyle Sessions 2’. The show even featured some amazing breakdancing from Linkz Breakdancers that had the crowd ‘clearing a circle’ for them to get down right in the middle of it all.
It’s a little hard to pin down the vibe of the night except that it couldn’t be stopped. The energy of all the performers was at a 10 plus and stayed full throttle until the bouncers were shuffling the last stragglers out the door. There is a definite upbeat outlook that underscores all the tunes on the new CD but it shines brightest on “Fly High,” a song which Fagan does all the instruments for in loop box fashion. Then you have “Slow Ride” which leaves you in a laid back ‘keep it easy’ kind of mood, perfect for a Charleston Sunday afternoon. You can be the judge of that yourself with the video below.
For those of you who were not able to make it to Music Farm for the party you can still catch all the new music on their website or on their Reverbnation profile page. We encourage you to checkout their Reverbnation page and spend some of your afternoon listing to the the 'cool vibrations' of the Hooligans and maybe purchase a track or two while you are there.