Collective Soul at Music Farm
Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock in the early ’90s, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multiplatinum quintet is frontman Ed Roland, lead guitarist Jesse Triplett, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin and drummer Johnny Rabb. The band has been making music for two decades and will release its ninth album, “See What You Started by Continuing” on Friday, Oct. 2. Ed Roland said the record is Collective Soul’s “most rocking album” yet. “It’s one of those ‘just sit back and rock’ records,” he wrote on the band’s website.
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. $29-$31. www.musicfarm.com
OTHERS AROUND THE MIDLANDS
Valley Maker, the musical nom de plume of songwriter Austin Crane, will play Wednesday, Oct. 7 at New Brookland Tavern in support of his latest album, “When I Was A Child.” Anchored by Crane’s delicate fingerpicking and emotive vocals, the tracks reflect his travels throughout Kentucky, Colorado, Bulgaria and Ukraine, as well as his worldly insights on love, discovery, past lives and pain. The Florence native now calls Seattle home, but he recorded “When I Was A Child” in both South Carolina and Washington state.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Syr, a Celtic rock band from Columbia, plays at Rhythm on the River on Friday, Oct. 2.
6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at the West Columbia Riverwalk Park and Amphitheatre. rhythmontheriversc.com
Robert Thomas Band plays jazz and blues at the UU Coffeehouse in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbia.
9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at UU Coffeehouse, 2701 Heyward St. $15 in advance, $17 at the door (with reservations), $3 for students. www.uucoffeehouse.org, (803) 200-2824.
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