with Human Resources & Leisureville
DOORS: 5:00 PM
STARTS: 6:30 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: Indie Hip Hop
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Rain or Shine; No Refunds
About Little Stranger:
Born and raised in Philly, crash landed in Charleston, Kevin and John Shields are breaking into
previously uncharted waters with their quirky indie hip-hop group, Little Stranger. Between
John’s melodic singer-songwriter magnetism, Kevin’s in-your-face delivery, and an overall
undeniable groove, this duo is sure to get any audience up and moving. Stylistically reminiscent
of Gorillaz and Odelay-era Beck, Little Stranger delivers a fresh take on melodic hip-hop. Every
track brings the uniqueness and strangeness that their name implies.
For the past few years, the duo has perfected their live performance by playing over 100 shows
per year prior to the coronavirus shutdown. The group also puts a big focus on creating
arresting visual experiences through their music videos, their own eccentric television program
(LSTV), and in-house graphics. Between their out-of-the-box creative endeavors and an
ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised to make 2021 another slam dunk.
Listen to Little Stranger:
About Human Resources:
Human Resources is an American indie-pop band from Charleston, SC. Formed in 2015 by Dries Vandenberg, Aaron Utterback, Paul Chelmis, and Matt Zutell, HR quickly adopted a unique role in the blossoming Charleston music scene as a more pop-centric counterpart to the neo-southern and indie rock acts prevalent in the area at the time.
The band’s debut single “Queen” and the subsequent L.P. En Route (2015) were released to positive local reviews, earning noteworthy traction on Spotify and other streaming services. The debut played a key role in earning HR the “Electronic/Experimental Band of the Year” award from the Charleston City Paper.
The follow-up campaign Pizza Dreams (2016) matched the trajectory of it’s predecessor, eventually earning the band a second consecutive City Paper Award, and producing another successful single, “Bad News” which helped the band extend its reach to the national level.
In 2018 Human Resources released their third album Champagne. As with En Route and Pizza Dreams, the band utilized the talents of drummer Matt Zutell (Coast Records) for the majority of the production needs, continuing a long standing tradition of self production. In addition to Zutell, HR tapped LA based producer Taylor Locke, founding member of Rooney, at his studio The Velveteen Laboratory for initial production work.
Leisureville brings you the chillest vibes. Laid back beachy bedroom rnb mixed with alternative hip-hop. Funky raps and silky smooth vocal melodies blended with fatty pump bass lines, saucy guitar chunks and juicy key strokes glued together with smooth spanking drum beats.