This second annual free music festival aims to raise awareness and combat issues affecting women; people of color; and the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual) community and their allies. With local and regional musical acts across all genres, including Debbie & the Skanks, Tomboi, Alarm Drum, Nepotism, and more
Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia; and Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Capital Club, 1002 Gervais St. $5 suggested donation. www.hoechella.org
Other concerts around town
Moon Taxi: Alternative indie pop band with new single, “Two High.” On tour with jam rock band BIG Something.
8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 at Music Farm, 1022 Senate St. $20-$22. www.musicfarm.com
All Get Out: Impassioned indie rock band returns to Columbia with local Dear Blanca (indie folk rock) and Florida Man (post-hardcore) from Charleston.
7:30 Sunday, Aug. 27, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $10 in advance; $12, day of. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Remo Drive: Emotional indie punk on tour with McCafferty. With locals Happy (pop punk) and Social Outcast (emo and rock).
7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $10 in advance; $12, day of. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Jonah Canepa: Local lo-fi acoustic artist Jonah Canepa will be releasing a new EP. With acoustic sets by Caving (emo), Safe Bet (pop punk), and Coma Therapy (indie folk).
7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Wired Goat Vista, 709 Gervais St. $5. www.wiredgoat.cafe
Anergy: Political punk band from Charleston. With The Cherry Icees (garage rock), Hubris (indie punk), and Turbo Gatto (two-piece rock).
7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. $5. www.artbarsc.com