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Music in the Midlands: The Mobros, The Wailers, Hoechella

The Mobros – brothers Patrick and Kelly Morris – perform Thursday, Aug. 25, in Five Points.
The Mobros – brothers Patrick and Kelly Morris – perform Thursday, Aug. 25, in Five Points. The Mobros

The Mobros

It’s time for another Five After Five. This month, the free outdoor concert series will feature The Mobros, a soulful blues-rock band headed by brothers Kelly and Patrick Morris from Camden. They’ll be joined by Lexington roots revival outfit The Restoration.

Beer, food and craft vendors will be set up around the Five Points Fountain.

6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in Five Points. Free. www.fivepointscolumbia.com


The Wailers Reunited: Al Anderson, the guitarist for Bob Marley & the Wailers, and his reggae band aim to keep Marley’s legacy alive. Expect to hear Marley classics as well as original material. With Jahson & the Natty Vibez.

9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Music Farm, 1022 Senate St. $18-$20. www.musicfarm.com

Hoechella: This new, two-day music festival has a 10-band lineup and a goal of combating slut shaming, rape culture and legislation that negatively affects people’s bodily autonomy. Day One features Paisley Marie, Del Sur, Cyberbae, sandcastles, Glittoris, Tomboi and disc jockey BRBN. Day Two features Sugar St Germain, MyBrother MySister, She Returns From War, Debbie and the Skanks, Can’t Kids and Say Brother. With a glitter booth provided by Scenario Collective.

Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27 at New Brookland Tavern, 122 State St., West Columbia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Free, but $10 donation suggested. All donations go to Girls Rock Columbia and Girls Rock Charleston. Glittoris also is collecting feminine products for The Women’s Shelter in Columbia. www.facebook.com/events/695198813951131/

The Dave Matthews Tribute Band: What would you say to a band that sounds just like the original DMB? This group hopes you’ll say their imitated sound and improvisational stylings are spot-on.

9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at Music Farm, 1022 Senate St. $5-$12. www.musicfarm.com

W8up: The indie rock outfit will take the Art Bar stage with surf-rock trio Los Perdidos, rock band Cigar Box Opera and Americana group Mississippi Kites.

9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27 at Art Bar, 1211 Park St. $5. www.artbarsc.com

Got band news? Share it with Erin Shaw at eshaw@thestate.com or tweet to @GoCoErin.