Otis Taylor’s Picks of the Week

April 19, 2013 

Water Liars perform Sunday night at New Brookland Tavern.


5 tonight: Music on the Farm at City Roots. Jellyroll and Delicious Dish will perform at this installment of City Roots’ Music on the Farm series, which will also feature food by Rosso Trattoria Italia and by DiPrato’s. City Roots is at 1005 Airport Boulevard. $5; (803) 254-2302

6 tonight: Color the Arts at First Citizens Center courtyard plaza. Color the Arts, the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties’ ninth annual arts event, will feature a silent auction, juried art exhibition and sale and Blue Marlin Signature Catering. Colorful, casual and chic attire is requested, and there will be complimentary valet parking. First Citizens is at 1230 Main St. $60; www.colorthearts.info

7 tonight: Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden. The annual wine-tasting event features a variety of selected domestic and imported wines. There will also be live jazz and light snacks from local restaurants. The garden is at 500 Wildlife Parkway. $60; (803) 779-8717 or www.riverbanks.org

7 tonight: Kemopalooza at EdVenture Children’s Museum. Kemopalooza is a fundraiser for Camp Kemo, a weeklong summer camp for cancer patients, between ages 5 and 18, and their siblings. The A-Town A-list and Bandkamp will perform. EdVenture is at 211 Gervais St. $40; www.kemopalooza.org

7:30 tonight: Katt Williams at Township Auditorium. The notoriously cantankerous comedian Katt Williams, who can be confrontational – in his comedy and with his audience – has endured a spate of legal trouble that began late last year and extended into this year. His appearance as Money Mike in “Friday After Next” made Williams, who has a role in the recently released “Scary Movie 5,” a star. Williams has a reputation for being unpredictable, and that is part of his allure. The Township is at 1703 Taylor St. $49.50-$76; www.thetownship.org

8 tonight: SceneSC sampler release at New Brookland Tavern. The music website, always on the top of the best bands in the state, will release another music sampler. At this concert, which features a pre-show cookout, The Sea Wolf Mutiny, Slow Runner, Heyrocco and Mechanical River will perform. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $6; www.scenesc.com

10 tonight: Bryson Jennings at 5 Points Pub. Bryson Jennings, who played the WCOS-FM 97.5 stage at St. Pat’s in Five Points, continues to make noise on the regional country music scene. Next stop, Nashville? With Thomas Tillman. The pub is at 2020 Devine St. $8; www.the5pointspub.com

10:30 tonight: Burnt Books at Hunter-Gatherer. Though the music is wonderfully abrasive at times, Burnt Books is the most polite hardcore band you’ll ever meet. With Happiness Bomb, a band that plays music that puppets dance to. H-G is at 900 Main St. $5; (803) 748-0540

10 a.m. Saturday: Party for the Planet at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. What an appropriate date to celebrate all that is green on our planet during the zoo’s Earth Day activities. Free with zoo admission.

8 p.m. Saturday: Will Downing at the Township. Downing is a smooth R&B singer. With Angela Winbush, Anthony David and Sheryl Boyd. $40-$60

9 p.m. Saturday: Josh Roberts & The Hinges at New Brookland Tavern. Rock ’n’ roll is here to stay as long as Josh Roberts & The Hinges continue making songs that contort and boil with aplomb. JRaTH will be opening for Band of Horses May 3 at Township Auditorium. With Have Gun Will Travel and Chris Harley. $8 in advance, $10 at the door; www.newbrooklandtavern.com

9 p.m. Saturday: CyHi the Prynce at 5 Points Pub. CyHi the Prynce is on Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. CyHi was featured in the label’s cypher during the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards and was on last’s year’s “Cruel Summer” album. He had a memorable verse on “So Appalled,” a song off West’s brilliant 2010 album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” and he CyHi had a handful of verses on the G.O.O.D. Friday releases, a series of free mp3’s leading up to the album. But unlike his label mates Big Sean and Pusha T, he hasn’t released a proper album, only mixtapes. With Speaker Knockerz, Wally Fattz, J Chris and Nique and PGE & The Goonies. $12 for 21, $15 for under; http://cyhi5ptspub.eventbrite.com/

4 p.m. Sunday: The Jam Room Summer Sessions at Jake’s Bar & Grill. This is the second of three Sunday afternoon music showcases hosted by Jam Room, the Rosewood Drive Recording studio, at Jake’s. The Post-Timey String Band, Dead Surf and Mason Jar Menagerie will play. The show is pet friendly. And Jake’s has a really good burger. The doors open at 2 p.m. Jake’s is at 2112 Devine St. $5; (803) 787-6908

7 p.m. Sunday: Elim Bolt at NBT. Elim Bolt, a band on Charleston’s Hearts & Plugs label, plays what the label is calling indie croon rock, which is to say the vocals have natural vintage not heard in traditional indie bands. With Water Liars, the rootsy indie rock duo of Justin Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryant that released its newest record, “Wyoming,” last month. Elonzo and Brian Hannon of Company will also play. $5 over 21, $8 under

7 p.m. Tuesday: From Atlantis at NBT. From Atlantis plays metalcore music that will, at times, slide into pop-punk. With My Heart to Fear and One Year Later. $7 in advance, $10 at the door

10 p.m. Tuesday: Isaac Bramblett Band and Sunny Ortiz at 5 Points Pub. Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, a percussionist in Widespread Panic, will, after the first night of a two-night stand at Township Auditorium, play with Isaac Bramblett Band. Bramblett, the son of Randall Bramblett, plays soulful roots rock. $10; etix.com

10 p.m. Wednesday: Fox Street Allstars at 5 Points Pub. For the second consecutive night, the pub will host a Widespread after party. Fox Street Allstars are a Colorado-based funk-and-stuff band.

10 p.m. Thursday: Atlas Road Crew at 5 Points Pub. Atlas Road Crew, a jam band that refuses to be pigeonholed as a jam band because of its variety of influences, will play a two-night stand at the pub before heading out for an East coast tour. With The Heritage. $6

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