Is live music just a little more pleasant sounding when the weather’s nice? Now’s the time to find out with a host shows and concerts at outdoor venues across the Midlands.
The Vista After Five Series presents various artists each week, including Columbia favorites Dear Blanca and Marshall Brown. Steel Hands Brewery in Cayce has one of the largest beer gardens in the area and host bands and artists most every Thursday through Sunday. The outdoors stage at Columbia’s Market on Main’s has plenty of sweet Southern sounds coming this week.
While not outside, The Beach Boys and blues legend Mac Arnold, who played with James Brown, Otis Redding and Muddy Waters among others, highlight a week of live music in the Columbia and Lexington areas.
The State chatted with Columbia’s THE Dubber, who will release his latest album “Southern Cachet” influenced by musical genres across the globe. The release will coincide with a show on Oct. 8 at The Koger Center.
For details, see the list of shows and concerts below and check with venues for admission and times.
A chat with THE Dubber
You stand out in the solo guitarist singer songwriter scene because you’re not doing rock, Americana or pop oriented songs. Tell people in your own words what THE Dubber’s sound and style is.
Throughout my life I’ve explored many forms of music. I’m a music lover at heart. It’s the universal language. Culturally, most music is a reflection of the region that it come out of. It’s usually consider as part of the roots of the culture. With that said, I’ve lived in South Carolina and been a part of the music scene for over fifteen years now. Listening back to the new album “Southern Cachet” I realize I’m speaking as a Southerner and I’m comfortable saying that. I’ve earned that cachet, hints the title. Which made me decide to call my sound SCROOTS for South Carolina Roots. We’ll see if it sticks.
You got a new album releasing and you put out the single “Simple Song (LIES).” Tell us about writing that song and why you wanted to put it out first.
In 2014, I received an SC Arts Commission grant for the Dub Chamber project. My career was on a high and I was presented with an opportunity to do my music with classical musicians. But other than receiving the grant and working with the amazing musicians, I felt resistant with this project. From planning to the actual performance it seemed the community had little interest. I kept on a good face but knew something was wrong. Not just for me but for the future. When the project came to an end so (came) the lyrics to “Simple Song (LIES).” It was an end to an era and a new beginning. After 2020, It had to be the first single.
Thursday, Sept. 30
Daddy’s Beemer, Dead Swells, Charlie Boy – Indie rock of different varieties. At New Brookland Tavern – 122 State St., West Columbia
Vista After Five series w/ Tokyo Joe – Decades old local tune masters. At The Senate – 1022 Senate Street, Columbia
The Roads Below – Promises “all your favorite songs.” At The Tin Roof – 1022 Senate St., Columbia
The (free) Concert Truck (playing througout the week) – Two pianist, one truck concert. At Newberry Opera House – 1201 McKibben St., Newberry
Highway 49 – Purveyors of Southern alt rock. At Market on Main – 1320 Main St. #150, Columbia
Friday, Oct. 1
Reggie Graves & Jazz Theory – Jazz guitarist, singer does soul. At Chayz Lounge – 607 Meeting St., West Columbia
Paul Cauthen, Dee White – “Larger-than-life Texas troubadour.” At The Senate – 1022 Senate Street, Columbia
Mitchell Gibbons Duo – Gamecock football hype up party. At The Tin Roof – 1022 Senate St., Columbia
The Beach Boys – Mike Love does seminal songs. At The Township Auditorium – 1703 Taylor St., Columbia
Saturday, Oct. 2
Charleston punk showcase w/ Anergy, The Monsters from Outer Space, Blue Ricky, The Shem Creeps – They’re punkers. They’re from Charleston. At Art Bar – 1211 Park St., Columbia
Willie Walker & Conversation Piece – Jazz quartet doing R&B hits. At Chayz Lounge – 607 Meeting St., West Columbia
Fauxlapalooza w/ Nevermind, Angry Chair – Nirvana, Alice in Chains tributes. At The Senate – 1022 Senate Street, Columbia
Live Blues After 5 series – Feeling blue? Here’s your jam. At The Joint – 1710 Main St., Columbia
Sunday, Oct. 3
Scott Rankin Duo – Music for a beer garden. At Steel Hands Brewery – 2350 Foreman St., Cayce
Stephen Hill (of Radio Banter) – Open mic series featuring musician. At Uncle Festers – 522 Devine St., Columbia
Thursday, Oct. 7
Kris Hitchock – Covers guy, sure to please. At The Tin Roof – 1022 Senate St., Columbia
Collective Soul, Better than Ezra, Tonic – 90s alt rock hit makers. At The Township Auditorium – 1703 Taylor St., Columbia
Tokyo Joe (acoustic) – Decades old local tune masters. At Social Grill – 1002 A J Amick Rd., Irmo
Friday, Oct. 8
This story was originally published September 30, 2021 2:00 PM.