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Music in the Midlands: Toni Braxton, Roomful of Teeth, Mikele Buck, Cherub

Singer Toni Braxton will perform Jan. 19 at Township Auditorium.
Singer Toni Braxton will perform Jan. 19 at Township Auditorium. The Associated Press

Toni Braxton

Braxton’s voice is one for the ages. She is full of soul and yet still seems to pull off a perfect ballad with her vocal control and great pitch. She has proven this time and time again with her seven Grammys and countless other awards. Her sound can be compared to that of Whitney Houston or En Vogue.

She is currently on tour for her new latest album, “Sex & Cigarettes,” which she released last year. The tour is wisely named after her chart-topping hit from the record, “Long As I Live.” However, you can expect to hear all of Braxton’s hits. R&B vocal girl group SWV will be open. 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. $60.

Other Concerts

Roomful of Teeth: This extremely unique acapella project has won a Grammy for their creative and ingenuity. The group even has a Pulitzer-winning composer. They experiment with all vocal styles including throat singing, yodeling, and many Asian styles not widely known in the United States. The eight original singers come together for a one-of-kind performance. 8 p.m. Jan. 17, Johnson Performance Hall, 1014 Green St. Free.

The Dick Goodwin Big Band: Goodwin is a world-class composer, producer, and musician who is likely to take on the piano as he leads an entire band. You can usually catch him as a regular in the Sullivan’s Jazz Quartet. The night will be full of improvised jazz and some of the classics. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Harbison Theatre, 7300 College St., Irmo. $15.

Mikele Buck: This up-and-coming country singer has a very unique background. He got his name out there after auditioning for “The Voice,” and Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton started fighting over him. However, what makes Buck unique is that he is a veteran who fought in Iraq. He is completely full of heart which can be seen in his performances. Some local musicians will open the night for the singer. 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Average Joe’s Entertainment Bar, 3813 Augusta Rd., West Columbia. $15.

Cherub: These guys can’t seem to stay out of Columbia. This EDM duo started in Tennessee but has completely taken over the Southeast DJ scene. Their young college vibe has gained them a huge following in Columbia. They can be compared to Big Gigantic or GRiZ. 9 p.m. Jan. 22, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $25.

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