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Music in the Midlands: Harpeth Rising, BoomBox, Capital City Blues Fest

Harpeth Rising will perform Saturday, Feb. 18 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.
Harpeth Rising will perform Saturday, Feb. 18 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. Provided photo

Harpeth Rising

Named after a river in Tennessee, the classically trained folk trio Harpeth Rising has a fresh Americana sound that features three-part harmonies and highlights cello, violin and banjo. See them at the Blue Moon Concert Series, formerly UU Coffeehouse.

8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. $15 in advance, $17 at the door. (803) 200-2824

OTHER CONCERTS AROUND TOWN

SaVaSa Trio: Three members of the iconic German group Ensemble Modern formed an avant-garde brass trio comprising two trumpets and a French horn. This show is part USC’s Southern Exposure New Music Series, which showcases forward-thinking modern classical music.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. At the School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St., 2nd floor. Free. www.sc.edu/music/southern-exposure

Shannon Pinkney’s True Blue Trio: An evening of American Songbook music and dancing coming to the Blue Moon Ballroom.

7:30-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Blue Moon Ballroom, 554 Meeting St., West Columbia. $15 ($10 students with ID); includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a 30-minute dance lesson at 7 p.m. (803) 569-0380

Capital City Blues Fest: The sixth annual Columbia blues festival returns with The Blues Is Alright tour starring Sir Charles Jones, Latimore, Bishop Bullwinkle, Lenny Williams, Roy C and Lebrado.

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. $43-$53. www.thetownship.org

The Ugly Chords: The experimental punk band plays this Infinite Room show with psych-rock outfit The Boo Jays, shoegaze band Loamers and singer-songwriter Matt Mossman.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Tapp’s Arts Center, 1644 Main St. $6. www.tappsartscenter.com

ZZ Top: Legendary rockers known for the songs “La Grange,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Tush” as well as Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons’ long beards and sunglasses.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. $50-$125. www.thetownship.org

BoomBox: Zion Rock Godchaux and Russ Randolph are a DJ duo offering an electronic blend of soulful rock and blues-based dance music.

9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. $15-$18. www.musicfarm.com

Got band news? Share it with Erin Shaw at eshaw@thestate.com or tweet to @GoCoErin.

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