Sandinistas! began in 2007 as as a Clash ‘tribute’ band, playing clubs around SC, NC, and GA. In 2011 they decided to stay closer to their home base of Charleston, SC and play all the songs they loved from a variety of bands. You will usually hear at least a few Clash covers during their set, but they cover rock & punk bands from the 70’s to current, keeping the energy and spontaneity of a live Clash show. They still like to do an all-Clash show from time to time too!

Sandinistas! are:

  • Kevin McCrary – Vocals, Guitar
  • Chris Oplinger – Vocals, Guitar
  • Eric Atwood – Vocals, Bass
  • Mike Watson – Vocals, Drums

Some of our favorite places to play have been:

Tin Roof – Charleston SC
The Mill – Charleston SC
The Royal American – Charleston SC
The Music Farm – Charleston SC
Home Team BBQ – Charleston SC
The Pour House – Charleston SC
Tattooed Moose – Charleston SC
Art’s Bar & Grill – Mt Pleasant SC
Awendaw Green – Awendaw SC
New Brookland Tavern – Columbia SC
Art Bar – Columbia SC
The Loft – Augusta GA
Sky City – Augusta GA
Firehouse Bar – Augusta GA
Caledonia Lounge – Athens GA
Heavy Rebel Weekender – Winston-Salem NC
The Jinx – Savannah GA