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Music in the Midlands: Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, tomatoband, When I Say Jump

Kane Brown will bring his deep, poppy voice to Colonial Life Arena on Jan. 25.
Kane Brown will bring his deep, poppy voice to Colonial Life Arena on Jan. 25. Submitted

Kane Brown

Brown is an unconventional country singer that came out of this new era of pop country that also produced chart-toppers such as Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett. He got his start auditioning for singing shows, and actually made it on to “The X Factor,” but left to pursue a solo career. Similar to Luke Combs, he was discovered by posting videos of himself singing cover songs.

His deep voice and poppy sound make for fun and easy listening music. He began to make a name for himself in 2016 when his single, “What Ifs,” hit No. 1 on the charts. Today, he has several music awards and three albums under his belt. He is currently on tour for his latest album, “Experiment,” which he released last year.

His songs, like most country music, are about relationships and life in the South. Granger Smith and RaeLynn will open the night. Brown has a large following in Columbia, so tickets are going fast. 7 p.m. Jan. 25, Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. $120.

Other Concerts

▪ Morgan Wallen: Columbia is being taken over by chart-topping country singers this week. Wallen got his start writing songs for other musicians including Jason Aldean. He has a song with Florida Georgia Line and also toured with the band. His raspy voice seems to resonate the exact vibe he wants his music to have. He likes to sing about having a good time and girls. He is in tour for his debut album, “If I Know Me.” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $25.

▪ tomatoband: This group of guys has been friends their entire lives. Originally from Virginia, the band relocated to Charleston in 2017. It’s difficult to pinpoint their genre — they’re a bit like a singer-songwriter experiment with unique electric tricks and a vibe that comes from 1990s alternative. They are on tour for their new album, “Routine Interactions,” which they released last year. Cletus Baltimore and Akita will open for the band. 8 p.m. Jan. 26, New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia, $5.

▪ When I Say Jump: This Columbia-based band is releasing its debut album Jan. 24, so they are hosting a release concert to showcase what they have been working on. Their sound is somewhere between punk and heavy metal. So far, their songs have been about relationships and their personal lives, so the album is likely to reflect this style. Apnea Effect, Hatteras, and Fist 2 Abyss will all come on before the band. 7 p.m. Jan. 29, New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia, $6/$10.

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