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Music in the Midlands: Moon Taxi, Noah Guthrie, This Wild Life, SOJA

University of South Carolina students can’t seem to get enough of Moon Taxi. The band will play The Senate on April 17.
University of South Carolina students can’t seem to get enough of Moon Taxi. The band will play The Senate on April 17. Facebook

Moon Taxi

Moon Taxi has made a huge name for themselves the last five years, especially in Columbia. After playing a fraternity function a few years back, University of South Carolina students can’t seem to get enough of them. This Nashville-based band has received nationwide recognition by playing as many music festivals as they can.

Their last album, “Let The Record Play,” released over a year ago and made waves with singles like “Two High” and “Not Too Late.” Luthi will open up for the band. 7:30 p.m., April 17, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $28.

Other Concerts

▪ Noah Guthrie: Noah Guthrie was the star of Fox’s hit television show, “Glee,” and he is coming back to his home state for a show. Although he already has fame from “Glee” and “America’s Got Talent,” he has received much attention YouTube attention for his covers. Chasing Vixen will open. 6 p.m. April 12, Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 W. Main St., Lexington. $10.

▪ River Rocks Music Festival: This is the eighth time the Congaree Riverkeeper, advocates for preserving the river, have put on this event and the lineup just keeps getting better. Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle is headlining the event at 6:30 p.m. He has a Southern rock sound that makes you want to tap your toes. The Dubber, Stagbriar, Little Stranger, and The Artisanals will also perform. Noon, April 13, 555 Williams St., $15.

▪ This Wild Life: This Wild Life is a pretty wild group. They are a two-piece band with two drummers, but don’t worry, they have a guitar, too. They are an acoustic band that fall between many genres. They are currently on tour for their album, “Petaluma,” that released last June. They right true and sweet lyrics that reflect their life experiences. Sleep On It, Hold Close, Crooked Teeth will open the night. 6 p.m. April 15, New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $18.

▪ SOJA: This reggae group has been around for more than two decades. They are based in Virginia and have even been nominated for a Grammy. This eight-member band can rock a house with their beachy vibes. They are currently on tour for their new album, “Morning.” Passafire and Iya Terra will open for the band. 8 p.m. April 16, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $25.

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