Brooklyn-based quartet Acid Dad is a young band fresh off its first EP release. The group plays what it calls “psych-punk,” a brand of music full of tempo changes as songs go from fast to slow to fast again.
“It’s fun to try and reconcile these two opposing genres of psychedelia and punk rock – one, which uses more open space, monotony and melody, and the other, which tends to be harsh, fast-paced and rhythmic,” drummer Kevin Walker said.
Acid Dad is Walker, Sean Fahey on bass and Danny Gomez and Vaughn Hunt on vocals and guitars. They’ll be joined by Columbia bands fk mt., Semicasual and ET Anderson, as well as Louisville group White Reaper for Rock ’N’ Roll Pizza night at Art Bar. Like the name suggests, the event features rock music and pizza, while it lasts.
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The party starts at 5 p.m. Monday, March 7 and music starts at 7 p.m. at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. $5. www.artbarsc.com
OTHERS AROUND THE MIDLANDS
Dear Blanca: The indie rock trio is releasing its new EP, “I Don’t Mean to Dwell” at this show, with Those Lavender Whales, Mighty and Marshall Brown.
8 p.m. Friday, March 4 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia; $6 over 21 or $8 under 21. www.newbrooklandtavern.com
Chuck Wicks: The country singer-songwriter is touring to promote his just-released second full-length album, “Turning Point.” In addition to touring, the Nashville musician is training for an Ironman triathlon in May.
7 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St. Free. www.tinroofcolumbia.com
Glass Mansions: Columbia’s electronic indie rock outfit takes heavy pop influences and heavy synths to create dance-ready rhythms. They’ll be kicking off their SXSW tour with a Spring Break-themed party with Jonas Sees Color, I in the Sky and The Wells. Beach balls, palm trees and tropical drink specials will be available. Spring Break attire encouraged.
9 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. $5. facebook.com/events/1711298549142825/
Los Lonely Boys: The three brothers from Texas are still rocking since their first hit, the Grammy-winning single “Heaven,” in 2004. How far is heaven? About an hour away at Newberry Opera House.
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9 at Newberry Opera House, 1201 McKibben St., Newberry. $40. www.newberryoperahouse.com