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Music in the Midlands: Cardi B, Truett, Real Work, Soda City Music Night

Cardi B and friends will perform May 12 at Colonial Life Arena.
Cardi B and friends will perform May 12 at Colonial Life Arena. Submitted

Cardi B

Cardi B seems to be everywhere since her hit single, “Bodak Yellow,” came out in 2017. Although she had two albums before that song debuted, that’s when she really made it on the map. Since then, her album “Invasion of Privacy” won a Grammy for Best Rap Album making her the first woman to win the award as a solo artist. With that accomplishment under her belt, she has broken many records as a female rapper.

According to Colonial Life Arena’s website, Cardi will bring some “friends” to the show, but it doesn’t say who. Many speculate one guest may be her husband Offset, who is one of the three Migos. 7 p.m. May 12, Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St. $69.

Other Concerts

▪ Truett: If you just saw the name and listened to some of the music, you might think Truett is a band, but he is a solo act. His rock and roll sound hovers above just about every rock genre. He has released a couple EPs but no full length album yet. Steam Killed Lula, Passenger Pigeons and Jody Jackson will perform as well. 7:30 p.m. May 9, New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $8. Ages 18 and over.

▪ Real Work: This group is originally from Columbia. They are made up of former members of other bands and one of them includes Joe Stillwell, former NEEDTOBREATHE drummer. Their sound is pretty classic indie rock with influences from Bon Iver and Cold War Kids. Their self-titled debut album came out last summer and features seven songs. After Midnight, A Fragile Tomorrow, and BadWeather will open up the night for the band. 7:30 p.m. May 10, New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $7, Ages 18 and over.

▪ Soda City Music Night: The Senate has set up a special night to showcase some of Columbia’s best talent. Emma Kate McLain, Bull Moose Party, Stevie & the Crooked Lyons, and Foo Fighters tribute band Hey Johnny Park will perform. Guests can expct a lot of different genres and talent. McLain’s sound is similar to Kacey Musgraves but with a more pop electric sound. Bull Moose Party is alternative rock with some folk in there. Stevie and his band will bring the funk. so 8:15 p.m. May 10, The Senate, 1022 Senate St. $5.

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