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Music in the Midlands: Country album release, jazz and plenty of punk

Country singer and Columbia native Becca Smith’s debut album is called “I-26.”
Country singer and Columbia native Becca Smith’s debut album is called “I-26.”

Becca Smith

Becca Smith is a country singer-songwriter born and raised in Columbia making the Midlands the perfect place for her debut album release celebration.

She likes to tell stories with her songs, and her style ranges from a more classic country sound to Americana. The album is called “I-26,” so it’s sure to remind you of Columbia and the Palmetto State. You can even spot some local destinations in her music videos.

Smith will perform along with Logan and the Kidders, Passenger Pigeon, Brooks Herring, and Katera.

6 p.m. July 26, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $6, over 21; $10, under.

Other concerts

Sista 6: Chayz Lounge had to bring her back after her last show was such a hit. She is a soul singer but incorporates other genres like reggae, jazz, country, gospel, R&B and hip-hop. 8 p.m. July 27, at Chayz Lounge, 923 Gervais St. $15.

The Post-Timey String Band: If you have gone to an event with live music in Columbia, you have probably heard this folky band play. The duo is made of Kelley Mclachlan and Sean Thomson, but Mclachlan’s vocals is what gives them their unique simplistic sound. 9 p.m. July 28, at State Street Pub, 136 State St., West Columbia. Free. Ages 21 and up.

The Spill Canvas: Originally started and led by Nick Thomas, this emo-rock band has really made a name for itself. Because Thomas started as a solo acoustic act, their guitar riffs are strong even on their new EP, Hivemind, released this month. Punchline, Selfish Things, and Olympia Press will all perform before. 6:30 p.m. July 28, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $17, in advance; $20, day of the show.

Pinky Doodle Poodle: From Tokyo, this high-energy punk band sings in both Japanese and English. Whatever language you speak, this show is sure to get you off your feet. Los Perdidos and Fixed Faces will be opening up for the band. 9 p.m. July 28, at Art Bar, 1211 Park St., $5 cover; ages 21 and up.

The Dollyrots: This band likes to describe itself as a punk-pop band like Paramore but with more punk and less pop, and that’s pretty much spot on. They have a strong following and have had great success crowd-funding many of their albums. Glass Mansions and Hale Bopp Astronauts will also perform. 7:30 p.m. July 29, at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $10 cover.

John Dillard & Gena Chambers: Dillard, who’s pretty well-known in the jazz scene, plays the bass, while Chambers sings. She has proven her soulful vocal ability in numerous events around the state. This would be a perfect show to wind down your week and get ready for Monday morning. 7 p.m. July 29, at Chayz Lounge, 923 Gervais St. $15.

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