Jesse Jones and Craig Butterfield
Mandolin player Jesse Jones and double bassist Craig Butterfield will play a free concert together Sunday, Jan. 31.
The duo will perform original music from jazz to classical to bluegrass, including songs from their first CD, “Stickerfoot,” as well as material from their latest project, “Pisces.”
Jones is professor of composition at the University of Georgia, and Butterfield is a professor of double bass at the University of South Carolina.
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3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 1000 B Ave., West Columbia.
OTHERS AROUND THE MIDLANDS
New Music at South Lake Saloon: Lexington biker bar South Lake Saloon is revamping its typical music offerings of karaoke and cover bands to become a venue for live, original music.
The saloon’s first official night as a “new music venue” in the Midlands is Friday, Jan. 29, when Glass Mansions (formerly Death of Paris) will headline. Hard rock band Osara and newcomers The Disquiet also will perform.
8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 at South Lake Saloon, 1573 S. Lake Drive, Lexington. $5 cover charge for ages 21 and older, $8 for ages 18-20. www.facebook.com/SouthLakeSaloon/timeline
Frédéric Macarez: Currently the principal timpanist of the Orchestre de Paris, Macarez also is known as a soloist and a chamber music player. The University of South Carolina Percussion Ensemble will join Macarez for a performance of his timpani concerto “Escales.”
7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1 at USC School of Music Recital Hall, 813 Assembly St. Room 206. Free. www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/music/concerts_and_events
We As A Species: The aggressive metal band from Columbia is joined by ambient sound group Silver Screen Orchestra, Savannah instrumental outfit Culture Vulture and jam rock band About Time for this show at New Brookland Tavern.
7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St. West Columbia. $6 over 21, $8 under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
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