Go Columbia

Music in the Midlands: LANY, Finesse, Willstock 3, Seaway

Pop band LANY is on tour for their album “Malibu Nights” and will make a stop at The Senate on April 27.
Pop band LANY is on tour for their album “Malibu Nights” and will make a stop at The Senate on April 27. Submitted


LANY is a dream pop band that got big with their upbeat bedroom jams. The group includes lead vocalist Paul Klein, drummer Jake Goss, and keyboardist Les Priest. They started to find some success by releasing a couple EPs and hitting a few music festivals. After the release of their debut self-titled album, their single, “Super Far” really put them on the map.

Fletcher will open for the band. Although she has been around since 2011 when she auditioned for the first season of the “The X Factor,” she is just now beginning to gain traction after signing to Capitol Records and releasing her hit single, “Undrunk.”

LANY is currently on tour for their album “Malibu Nights” which released in October. The show is sold out, but you can still get a ticket on resale sites. 8 p.m. April 27, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $110.

Other Concerts

▪ Finesse: Icehouse Amphitheater will host week three of their Lexington Live series, and Finesse is headlining. Terence Young is a Columbia favorite; he also heads up this “top 40 party band.” If you decide to come out to this free event, make sure to bring your party shoes because they are sure to keep the crowd going as long as they can. 6:30 p.m. April 25, Icehouse Amphitheater, 107 West Main St., Lexington. Free.

▪ Willstock 3: This event was originally started to raise money for Will Salley, a local musician with a long-term illness. As it has become more popular, the organizers decided to keep it going in Salley’s honor. Elliott and the Untouchables will headline the event with Iva Mind and Duncan Sims & the Accused starting off the night. This year the event will benefit Clyde Frazier III, an Orangeburg musician who was in a severe car accident. 7 p.m. April 26, American Legion Hall, 200 Pickens St. $10.

▪ Seaway: Seaway is an emo punk band from Canada that’s been around since 2011. Their songs can range anywhere from alternative rock to heavy punk. Their hit single, “Something Wonderful,” showcases their heavier side, but singles like “Lula on a Beach” feature a softer side of the band. Free Throw, Heart Attack Man, and Young Culture will all open for the band. 7 p.m. April 28, New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $17.