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Music in the Midlands: Elle King, Glass Mansions, Tyler Childers

Elle King will perform April 18 at The Senate.
Elle King will perform April 18 at The Senate. Submitted

Elle King

Elle King is a singer-songwriter who was inspired by The Donnas, an all-girl pop punk band when she was a child. You can see them come out in her lyrics but not so much her sound which falls somewhere between pop rock and Southern rock. Her hit single “Ex’s & Oh’s” rocked the charts and got her two Grammy nominations.

Her raspy voice, creative lyrics and stage presence make her a unique performer that you do not always see in a female solo show. She is currently on your for her second album, “Shake The Spirit,” which released in October.

Barns Courtney, an English musician, is touring with King and will open the night. He also is a singer-songwriter whose debut album, “The Attractions of Youth,” seems to embody just about every rock genre. 8 p.m. April 18, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $25.

Other Concerts

▪ Glass Mansions: This South Carolina band is a fun pop rock group with a female lead singer. They have a heavy 1990s sound that adds a moody feel to their music. Their biggest single, “Nightswimming” has a bit of an electronic sound that seems to carry in the rest of their music. They are currently on tour for their EP, “Rituls,” which released about a year ago. Eleventyseven, The Apnea Effect, and Pet Peeve will also perform. 8 p.m. April 19, New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $8. Ages 21 and over.

▪ Love from the Soul: Faith Evans, Musiq Soulchild, Carl Thomas will headline this night of soul. Evan found fame in the mid-1990s when she married The Notorious B.I.G. Today, she has a reputation that goes way deeper with her hit singles and pure soul sound. Musiq Soulchild and Thomas will even out the night with the male vocals. 8 p.m. April 20, Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St. $39.

▪ Tyler Childers: Childers is the definition of a singer-songwriter from the mountains. He wears flannel, has long hair, and sings smoothly along with his acoustic guitar. He is sometimes known as country but his lyrics run a lot deeper. His hit single “Feathered Indians” is a great reflection on where he is from and where he has been. Childers has even opened for greats like Willie Nelson. He is currently on tour for his live album, “Live on Red Barn Radio I & II.” The show is sold out, but you can still find tickets on resale sites. 8 p.m. April 20, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $100.

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