Otis Taylor’s Picks of the Week

March 29, 2013 

9 tonight: Machine Funk at 5 Points Pub. Machine Funk is a Widespread Panic tribute band. Going to this show will be like an appetizer for the main course, which is Widespread’s two-night run at Township Auditorium next month. The pub is at 2020 Devine St.; www.the5pointspub.com

7 p.m. Saturday: Richland County Regulators at the National Guard Armory. The Regulators, in their season home opener, will be rolling up against the Savannah Derby Devils. DJ Dick Not Richard will provide music. The Regulators and Derby Devils will party at Art Bar after the bout. The armory is at 1255 Bluff Road. $10 in advance, $13 at the door; www.brownpapertickets.com or www.richlandcountyregulators.com

6 p.m. Saturday: The Freshniz at the Arcade Mall. This is the fifth installment of The Freshniz, the live magazine experience presented by the local art crew Izms of Art. Featured: theater artist Kimi Maeda, actress Vicky Saye Henderson, musician and visual artist Rasadon and the champions of the local hip-hop community Non Stop Hip Hop Live. Also, “Vibrant Things,” a painting from Whitney LeJeune and Cedric Umoja. The mall is at 1332 Main St. $5; (803) 315-5920

7 p.m. Saturday: Gabriel the Marine at New Brookland Tavern. Gabriel the Marine is a rock band that includes a violinist. The string instrument, traditionally used in classical music, comfortably fits into the band’s compositions without seeming like a novelty. With Sugar Glyder, Pan, Camp Counselors and Oh Deceiver. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $10 in advance, $12 at the door; www.newbrooklandtavern.com

7 p.m. Saturday: Carolina Clash at Township Auditorium. Carolina Clash, a card of professional MMA fights, will feature as many as 10 matches. The main event is a light heavyweight bout between grappler Kelly Anundson and the jiu-jitsu of Guybson Sa. The Township is at 1703 Taylor St. $20-$49; www.thetownship.org

8 p.m. Saturday: Dayna Kurtz at Unitarian Universalist Coffeehouse. Dayna Kurtz adds a smoky flavor to her blues vocals. From her 2012 album “Secret Canon Vol. 1,” Kurtz, on a song with an unprintable title, delivers a veiled warning with a sultry bop: “When you say the words ‘I love you’/ Just be sure which word is true,” she sings. The coffeehouse is at 2701 Heyward St. $5-$15; (803) 200-2824 or uucoffeehouse.org

9 p.m. Saturday: Dr. Roundhouse at Conundrum Music Hall. The acoustic-leaning songs of Jon Coxe and Russell Goodman are still at the center of this alt-country rock band that also includes bassist Nate Poston and drummer Nick McGill. With Pocket Buddah and The Dead Pedals. Conundrum is at 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. $5; www.conundrum.us

9 p.m. Sunday: Gillian Carter at Conundrum. Gillian Carter is a three-piece band that plays hardcore rock that dabbles quite a bit in screamo. It gets the blood pumping. With Sunlight Alumni, Lost Boy and Death Panels. $5 for over 21, $7 for under

6 p.m. Tuesday: The Supply Nation Tour at New Brookland. The pop-punk tour is co-headlined by The Story So Far and Man Overboard. With The American Scene, Tonight Alive and Citizen. $12 in advance, $14 at the door

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