6 p.m. Friday: Finally Friday at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. The May edition will feature Passages with vocalist Melissa Martin. The band plays R&B, jazz, country and gospel. The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden. Free; (803) 425-7676
8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: West Fest 2013 at various State Street venues. The national festival season has begun in earnest, so why not do it locally? West Fest is a two-day event held at three venues on State Street in West Columbia. Don’t know where you’re going? Just follow the crowds going to see the mix of music — and comedians! Tonight’s lineup: Say Brother, Carolyn, The Unawares and The Fishing Journal at New Brookland Tavern; Death of Paris, Ghost at the Feast and Moe Clark at State Street Pub; and Camilo Potes, Marshall Brown, Tom Emmons, Jenn Snyder, Daniel Renedo, Zane Nichols, Micah Goss and Mason Kazer at Red Door Tavern. Day two: Brave Baby, Stagbriar, Susto and Tyler Brown at the Scene SC showcase at NBT; The Post-Timey String Band, The Pussywillows, River Baby Bathwater Revival and Slim Pickens at SSP; and Zach Kennedy, Nick Shaheen, Wayne Cousins, Derek Smith, Patrick Fowler and Kat LeeHong at RDT. The purpose of West Fest is to raise money for the West Columbia Beautification Foundation. And it will, we hope, highlight what plenty of people already know: There’s a good time to be had on the other side of the Gervais Street Bridge. $10 in advance for day of show ticket or $12 at the door and $17 in advance for a two-day pass; http://www.facebook.com/events/128257794039281/
9 p.m. Friday: The Blend at Conundrum Music Hall. The Blend is more about exclusivity than the title suggests as the DJs performing will only use vinyl. No laptops or controllers, just records, turntables and mixers. Thus, the blending must be on point. The event will be hosted by FatRat Da Czar. Conundrum is at 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. $5 or free with a donation of 10 records; www.conundrum.us
5:30 p.m. Saturday: Dan Navarro at The Little Yellow Music House. Dan Navarro is half of the respected songwriting team of Lowen & Navarro. They’ve written music recorded by The Bangles, The Temptations and Dionne Warwick, among others. The duo wrote “We Belong,” a song that was a hit for Pat Benatar. Eric Lowen was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2004. He died last year. Navarro, who will be playing for the first time in the state, continues to play music. His acoustic-based songs are built on insight and awareness, as heard in songs such as “I Don’t Believe in Yesterday.” With Susanne Kappler. The evening begins with a potluck gathering. The show is limited to 40 people and it’s BYOB. $15-$20. To reserve a space, call (803) 309-0214 or email email@example.com.
9 p.m. Saturday: Dr. Roundhouse at Art Bar. Dr. Roundhouse, led by the frontmen Jon Coxe and Russell Goodman, mix Americana and rock as if the concoction wasn’t in style, which is to say the band plays a pure blend. With The Black Iron Gathering’s “party-stomp grass,” the always jubilant Tom Hall and The Plowboys and Chris Compton & The Ruby Brunettes, a band that a local promoter recently said was “one of the most original groups I’ve seen.” Art Bar is at 1211 Park St.; www.artbarsc.com
7 p.m. Sunday: Todd Snider at NBT. Todd Snider’s music hits all the proper Americana, country and folk-rock notes. But without stories, the songs wouldn’t stick. Snider’s got plenty to share, though. With HalleyAnna. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $17 Advance, $20 at the door; www.newbrooklandtavern.com
8 p.m. Tuesday: Filter at NBT. Along with bands such as Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, Filter took industrial rock — synthesizers and sequencers added a distortive glaze — from the fringes to the mainstream. (Singer Richard Patrick, the only member with the band since the its inception, once toured as a member of NIN.) Filter’s “Hey Man Nice Shot” and the hazy and still amazing “Take a Picture” are an indelible part of ’90s alternative music. A cover of the Turtles’ “Happy Together” was featured in a trailer for “The Great Gatsby.” The band’s latest, “The Sun Comes Out Tonight,” is scheduled to be released Tuesday. This show is being presented by WARQ-FM Rock 93.5 and Music Farm Productions. $15 in advance, $17 at the door
7 p.m. Wednesday: Reggie Sullivan Band at NBT. The Reggie Sullivan Band, one of the most prolific working bands on the scene, exercises considerable muscle by lifting R&B, soul and rock into hard-hitting combination. With The Morrison Brothers and Seventy Six and Sunny. $8