Is live music just a little nicer on a sunny day? Now is the time to find out with a host of shows and concerts in outdoor venues across the Midlands.
The Vista After Five series features various artists each week, including Columbia favorites Dear Blanca and Marshall Brown. The Steel Hands Brewery in Cayce has one of the largest beer gardens in the area and hosts bands and performers almost every Thursday through Sunday. The open-air scene at Columbia’s Market on Main’s is full of sweet southern sounds coming this week.
While not outdoors, Beach Boys and blues legend Mac Arnold, who have performed with James Brown, Otis Redding, and Muddy Waters among others, are highlighting a week of live music in the regions. of Columbia and Lexington.
The state chatted with Columbia THE doubler, who will release his latest album “Southern Cachet” influenced by musical genres around the world. The release will coincide with a show on October 8 at the Koger Center.
For details, see the list of shows and concerts below and check with venues for admission and times.
A conversation with THE Dubber
You stand out on the solo guitarist singer songwriter scene because you don’t do rock, Americana, or pop oriented songs. Tell people in your own words what the sound and style of THE Dubber is.
Throughout my life I have explored many forms of music. I am a music lover at heart. It is the universal language. Culturally, most music reflects the region from which it comes. It is generally considered to be part of the roots of the culture. Having said that, I have lived in South Carolina and have been a part of the music scene for over fifteen years now. Listening to the new album “Southern Cachet” again, I realize that I am speaking as a southerner and I am comfortable saying it. I earned this cachet, suggests the title. Which made me decide to call my sound SCROOTS for South Carolina Roots. We’ll see if it fits.
You released a new album and you released the single “Simple Song (LIES)”. Tell us about the writing of this song and why you wanted to release it first.
In 2014, I received a scholarship from the SC Arts Commission for the Dub Chamber project. My career was at its peak and I had the opportunity to make my music with classical musicians. But apart from receiving the scholarship and working with extraordinary musicians, I felt resistant to this project. From planning to actual performance, it seemed like the community had little interest. I looked good but knew something was wrong. Not just for me but for the future. When the project ended, the lyrics for “Simple Song (LIES)” (arrived). It was the end of an era and a new beginning. After 2020, it was to be the first single.
Thursday September 30
Daddy’s Beemer, Dead Swells, Charlie Boy – Indie rock of different varieties. TO New Brookland Tavern – 122 State St., West Columbia
Vista After Five series with Tokyo Joe – Decades old local melody masters. TO The Senate – 1022 rue du Senate, Colombia
The routes below – Promises “all your favorite songs”. TO The tin roof – 1022, rue du Senate, Colombia
The concert truck (free) (plays all week) – Two pianists, a truck concert. TO Newberry Opera House – 1201 McKibben Street, Newberry
Highway 49 – Purveyors of southern alt rocks. TO Main Market – 1320 Main Street # 150, Colombia
Friday October 1
Reggie Graves and Jazz Theory – Jazz guitarist, soul singer. TO Chayz Lounge – 607 Meeting Street, Western Colombia
Paul Cauthen, Dee White – “Larger than life Texan troubadour.” TO The Senate – 1022 rue du Senate, Colombia
Mitchell Gibbons Duo – Gamecock football hype night. TO The tin roof – 1022, rue du Senate, Colombia
Beach boys – Mike Love makes flagship songs. TO The Auditorium of the Municipality – 1703 Taylor Street, Colombia
Saturday October 2
Charleston punk showcase with Anergy, The Monsters from Outer Space, Blue Ricky, The Shem Creeps – They’re punks. They are from Charleston. TO Art bar – 1211 Park St., Colombia
Willie Walker and Conversation Piece – Jazz quartet making R&B hits. TO Chayz Lounge – 607 Meeting Street, Western Colombia
Fauxlapalooza with Nevermind, angry chair – Nirvana, tributes to Alice in Chains. TO The Senate – 1022 rue du Senate, Colombia
Live Blues After 5 series – Have the blues? Here is your jam. TO Gasket – 1710 Main Street, Colombia
Sunday October 3
Scott Rankin Duo – Music for an outdoor cafe. TO Steel Hands Brewery – 2350 Foreman Street, Cayce
Stephen Hill (from Radio Banter) – Open mic series featuring a musician. TO Uncle Festers – 522, rue Devine, Colombia
Thursday October 7
Kris hitchock – Cover man, sure to please. TO The tin roof – 1022, rue du Senate, Colombia
Collective soul, better than Ezra, toned – Creators of alternative rock hits of the 90s. The Auditorium of the Municipality – 1703 Taylor Street, Colombia
Tokyo Joe (acoustic) – Decades old local melody masters. TO Social grill – 1002 chemin AJ Amick, Irmo
Friday October 8
This story was originally published September 30, 2021 2:00 p.m.