Otis Taylor’s Picks of the Week

Columbia - The StateJune 28, 2013 

6 p.m. Friday: Weaving the Fate at Jillian’s. WtF’s rock-funk energy can’t be contained by walls. Luckily, this concert, presented by WARQ-FM Rock 93.5 and Bacardi Pineapple Fusion, will be outdoors. With Lefty at the Washout, a reggae-rock band that knows how to spark a party. Jillian’s is at 800 Gervais St. $9.35; www.etix.com or www.warq.com

6 p.m. Friday: Under the Sun at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Under the Sun is a cover band that plays a smattering of rock, pop and country songs – a little bit of everything in those genres. The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton St., Camden; (803) 425-7676, ext. 300 or www.fineartscenter.org

9 p.m. Friday: The Mobros at Conundrum Music Hall. The Mobros, the slick rock and jive band comprised of brothers Kelly and Patrick Morris, will headline this benefit show for Transitions, the organization seeking to eradicate homelessness in Columbia. The benefit was organized by the Jeremy Joseph, who records as Daddy Lion, one of the bands on the bill. If someone could give John Vanderslice a run for the nicest guy in indie rock title, it would be Joseph. Joseph will debut a band at this show. We’re going to miss him rocking out with just a guitar – or just an iPod. Ned and the Dirt and The Post-Timey String Band will also play. Conundrum is at 626 Meeting St., West Columbia. $10; www.transitionssc.org

9 p.m. Friday: Isabelle’s Gift at New Brookland Tavern. Isabelle’s Gift is a dependable metal rock band that can be whimsical while thrashing. With Gutterhound. NBT is at 122 State St., West Columbia. $10; www.newbrookland tavern.com

10:30 p.m. Friday: Buck Stanley at Hunter-Gatherer. This show is a goodbye, but not for Buck Stanley, a country good-time band. Sarah Quick, who plays fiddle in the band – and Saturday mornings at Soda City Market; she also played in the wonderful Grey Egg – is leaving Columbia. Quick will teach anthropology at Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. Get in a quick goodbye. H-G is at 900 Main St.; (803) 748-0540

8 p.m. Saturday: Mel Washington at NBT. Mel Washington, a former member of the formidable indie-pop band All Get Out, is a gifted solo songwriter; one who can delve in topics like, say, religion, with ease and a guided temperament that is intriguing. With David A., The Dunder Chiefs, Tyler Boone and Flee The Vault. $4 and $7

8 p.m. Saturday: The Unawares at Art Bar. Shake your body to the world’s only three-piece boogie-punk-soul band. Speaking of soul, we wonder how the Berger Burger at The Whig goes down. With Glen Iris and Let’s Go, Coyote. Art Bar is at 1211 Park St.; www.artbarsc.com

2 p.m. Sunday: Ernie and Biliana Franks benefit at Jake’s Bar & Grill. Ernie Franks is a left-handed guitar slinger known by many on the scene. He and his wife, Biliana, learned last week that her father’s terminal illness is progressing. Ernie and Biliana need help with plane tickets to Bulgaria, so Jam Room’s Jay Matheson and others are putting together this benefit concert. The Void, a Black Sabbath tribute band Franks plays in, will perform. Space Coke and Alien Carnival’s Sly and the Family Stone tribute, among others, will also play. Jake’s is at 2112 Devine St. $5; www. facebook.com/events/ 587271051293410/

7 p.m. Wednesday: Independence Rocks: Red, White and Booze at Tin Roof. Why not start the Fourth of July weekend celebration a day early? Seventy-Six and Sunny, The Casual Kings and The Executives will perform. The latter features Jordan Miller, a former frontman of The Movement. Tin Roof is at 1022 State St.; (803) 771-1558

2 p.m. Thursday: SpitFest III at Conundrum Music Hall. Space Idea Tapes will present the third installment of the all-day festival. More than 20 bands will perform 15-minute sets, including Roomdance, Plank Ewing, Braindead and Silent Spring Ensemble. Tim Daisy, a percussionist who has toured through Columbia with an array bands, is coming from Chicago. Bands from Virginia, Ohio, California and Massachusetts are also on the bill. There will be a BBQ potluck, with grills so you can cook. $5


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