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Music in the Midlands: A Phish tribute, Arlo Guthrie, Singing Stars

Runaway Gin, a Phish tribute band, will play Thursday, Jan. 21 at New Brookland Tavern.
Runaway Gin, a Phish tribute band, will play Thursday, Jan. 21 at New Brookland Tavern.

Runaway Gin

Runaway Gin is a Phish tribute band. The Charleston-based group tours frequently but plays most Sunday evenings in the Holy City, where lead singer-guitarist Andy Greenberg is also a dentist. Like Phish, Runaway Gin is improvisational and will never play the same show or jam the same way twice.

9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. www.newbrooklandtavern.com


Arlo Guthrie: Guthrie’s folk-singing career exploded with the 18-minute “Alice’s Restaurant” in 1967 and continued with other hits including “Coming into Los Angeles” and “City of New Orleans.” His music helped foster a new commitment to social consciousness and activism among members of his generation. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $69. www.newberryoperahouse.com/

Tommy Ellison’s Legendary Singing Stars: The late Tommy Ellison was known as the Superstar of Gospel Music. A South Carolina native, Ellison was the founder of the group Tommy Ellison & the Singing Stars. This tribute show features what remains of the Singing Stars, now called The Legendary Singing Stars. With special guests Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s, Swanee Quintet, The Canton Spirituals, Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, Darrell McFadden & The Disciples, The Supreme Angels, Roy & The Revelation, Prodigy of Columbus GA, and Flossie Boyd. 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at The Township, 1703 Taylor St. $35 in advance, $45 day of show. www.thetownship.org

Adelitas Way: The hard rock band performs with Failure Anthem, Through Fire and Eyeonattraction. 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at Music Farm Columbia, 1022 Senate St. $15. www.musicfarm.com

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