Otis Taylor’s Picks of the Week

March 22, 2013 

Rachael Sage will be at Conundrum tonight.

DEBORAH LOPEZ

7 tonight: Rachel Sage at Conundrum Music Hall. Rachel Sage is a charming and soulful pianist and vocalist. With A Fragile Tomorrow, the pop band that released its latest album, “Be Nice Be Careful,” in January and Nick Young. Conundrum is at 626 Meeting St. $10; conundrum.us


7 tonight: Claire Bryant and Friends at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. The chamber music concert is a culmination of a weeklong residency by Claire Bryant, a native of South Carolina. This is the fourth year that Bryant, a cellist with a varied resume, has held the residency in Camden. Musicians who have been featured this week include Brad Balliett (bassoon), Alicia Lee (clarinet) and Phillip Bush (piano). (There is a concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at KershawHealth, 1315 Roberts St., Camden, for the hospital’s residents who participated in the songwriting workshop.) The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden; $15-$30; (803) 425-7676, ext. 300, or www.fineartscenter.org


7 p.m. Saturday: AIDS Benefit Foundation of South Carolina’s Dessert Finale at Palmetto GBA. The event is part of the foundation’s Dining With Friends program, a fundraising effort where people gather donations by hosting dinner parties in their homes. The nonprofit organization raises money to help beneficiaries affected by HIV/AIDS. According to a press release, the state is No. 9 in the nation in new HIV/AIDS cases. The event will feature gourmet desserts, an open bar, Starbucks coffee, a silent auction and music. Palmetto GBA is at 17 Technology Circle. Free if you donated at a dinner party, $25 if not; www.abfsc.org or www.facebook.com/ABOFSC

9 a.m. Saturday: Springtime at the Garden Festival at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. This festival is for partygoers with a green thumb. Experts will be on hand to answer your garden questions as Whiskey Tango Revue, a wise choice as the go-to event band, plays its country rock music. The garden is at 500 Wildlife Parkway. Free with membership or admission; (803) 779-8717 or www.riverbanks.org


9 p.m. Saturday: Haley Dreis and Caleb Caudle at Red Door Tavern. Dreis and Caudle, two singer-songwriters with a special bond, are on an independently booked tour of the country. Dreis, who released “Lady With a Rocket” in September, cut her teeth playing on the scene and is now based in Nashville. She’s well aware that in order to get their music out there, a musician has to get out there. The tour logo, an owl, is reminiscent of Drake’s OVO logo, although the respective birds are facing in opposite directions. The Red Door Tavern is at 1341/2 State St., West Columbia. Free; www.facebook.com/haleydreismusic


9 p.m. Saturday: Los Perdidos at Art Bar. Los Perdidos are the headliners for this show, but worthy of headlines is the band playing second: Jebel. The post-rock band, which hasn’t played a show since 2001, is reuniting for the gig. It will release “Jebel’s Broken Record,” an EP of six unreleased songs. According to Bryan Wade (vocals and guitar), Jebel hasn’t played a show in Columbia in 15 years. He will be joined by Nolan Mecham (bass), and Stan Gardner and David Kelly will split the set on drums. (Original drummer Peter Knight will not play because of a scheduling conflict.) With The Unawares. Art Bar is at 1211 Park St. $6; www.artbarsc.com


7 p.m. Monday: Family of the Year at New Brookland Tavern. Family of the Year’s Hero,” a song that deflects emotional responsibility, continues to gain steam in a way that’s similar to what The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” was able to do. With The Mowgli’s, a indie-pop band that has its own infectious songs, and Jake Etheridge of CherryCase. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $8 in advance and $10 at the door; www.newbrooklandtavern.com


9 p.m. Monday: Les Rhinoceros at Conundrum. Les Rhinoceros is an experimental trio that uses elements of world music, jazz, rock and many subgenres in its experiments that are sometimes rendered as restless noise – until the music abruptly shifts into something melodic. With Rosetta and Nathan Stewart & Kayla Breitwieser.


7 p.m. Wednesday: HRVRD at NBT. HRVD, which released “From the Bird’s Cage” last month, plays a contemplative and propulsive indie rock that is also very easy to listen to. With Junior Astronomers, Heyrocco and Elonzo. $7 for over 21, $9 for under

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