Vanilla Ice at Tin Roof
Word to your mother! The “Ice Ice Baby” rapper will perform at Tin Roof for the Block Party in the Vista on Friday, Sept. 25.
There will be craft beer, food trucks and additional concert performances by Shock G of Digital Underground and Columbia’s own Bois Obscur.
If you’ve lost track of Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, then know that the rapper has turned himself into a TV personality in recent years and hosts “The Vanilla Ice Project” on DIY Network. He was facing grand theft and burglary charges after being accused of stealing from a house adjacent to his property in Lantana, Fla., earlier this year, but all charges were dropped. What does this have to do with his music? Yo, I don’t know.
The Block Party starts at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 at Tin Roof Columbia, 1022 Senate St. $15 in advance, $20 day of show. www.tinroofcolumbia.com
Others around the Midlands
Dawes at Music Farm: California quartet Dawes hits the Music Farm stage Wednesday, Sept. 30. The folk-rock band comprises brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith with Wylie Gelber and Tay Strathairn. The group recently notched its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart with its fourth album, “All Your Favorite Bands.”
9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. $20-$23. www.musicfarm.com
Beth Wood at UU Coffeehouse: Beth Wood is a versatile singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who began her music career in Lubbock, Texas, where she studied classical piano, violin, harp, and voice. She lives in Eugene, Ore., and released her ninth album last year.
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. $15 in advance, $17 at the door (with reservations), $3 for students. www.uucoffeehouse.org, (803) 200-2824
That1Guy at New Brookland Tavern: Mike Silverman, aka That1Guy, brings his futuristic funk act to Columbia. Silverman plays an instrument he calls The Magic Pipe, “a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics, facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in ways only That1Guy can conjure.”
9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $15. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
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