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Analog Moon ~~~ Timshel ~~~ Mario McClean

Friday, October 3 2014
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$5


256-ToGo presents
The Filthy Six
~~~
The Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul

The Filthy Six are the most exciting, authentic Soul Jazz outfit in the UK today and have established themselves as one of the most electric live acts around. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest-grooving rhythm sections around producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound. Led by trumpeter Nick Etwell (Tom Jones, Beck, Mumford & Sons) this crack unit of erudite musical gunslingers have graced the bands of some of the hottest names in music including Amy Winehouse, Jack White, Dionne Warwick, Jill Scott, David Axelrod, Duran Duran, Pee Wee Ellis, Ronnie Spector, The Allman Brothers, Mark Ronson, The Atomic Bomb Band, Madness and the James Taylor Quartet to name a few.

After the fun and frolics of their debut US Tour - a 10 date run of the South - in the Spring, followed by a short hit of the New York area in July, The Filthy Six are heading back down below the Mason-Dixon line to visit their newfound friends once more. This time they are spreading wings a little farther afield to tempt a few South Easterners into some Filthy dancefloor manoeuvres whilst encountering new, as yet unchartered, places and people along the way. The Texas Turnaround Tour, with the support of Stetson USA, starts and finishes in Texas with the boys heading out East all the way to Florida and back taking in Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, the Carolinas and Georgia for a 20 date run that'll eat up more miles than Lance Armstrong on EPO.

The band for this tour features a UK/US alliance of reputed bad-assery including Nick Etwell on Trumpet, Frank Walden (Amy Winehouse/Tom Jones) on Sax, Jerry Haglund (James Taylor Quartet/Claes Jansson) on Guitar, Kevin Scott (Bernard Purdie/Grant Green Jnr) on Bass, Nate Basinger (The Lost Counts/Diplomats of Solid Sound) on Organ and Duane Trucks (Hard Working Americans/Col. Bruce Hampton) on drums. A line up that's as sexy live as it sounds on paper, these instrumental groove merchants fuse boundless energy and incredible musicianship to create tight, funky music that moves the mind, body and soul whilst simultaneously blowing the roof off every venue they play. An absolute must-see for fans of the Soul Jazz/Groove genre and indeed, any fans of good Soul music full stop.

Monday, October 6 2014
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
$9


George Fetner ~~~ Nathan Halverson ~~~
New Music Workshop

George Fetner has composed pieces for orchestra, chamber groups, soloists, computers, installations, and rock band and has had works performed in Europe and the United States on programs such as the North American Saxophone Alliance, the UNC Greensboro New Music Festival, and the 21 Sounds New Music Series, and by groups such as The Declassified (now Decoda), Dark in the Song, C- Street Brass, Duo Cortado, and the South Carolina Philharmonic String Quartet.

Fetner continues to compose and perform regularly as a soloist, and has appeared on the Southern Exposure New Music Series as an electric guitarist. He has released two albums and toured extensively as a founding member and songwriter of the rock group Pinna, and will release his first classical album of computer generated works, "Beneath the Ice", featuring per formers Jennifer Parker-Harley, Brad Edwards, Michael Harley, Stephanie Beinlich, and Andre North in 2014.

Nathan Halverson is a digital media artist whose work, often in sound and video, uses elements of field recording, appropriation, and live performance to investigate the intersection of sound and image and the acts of hearing and seeing. Nathan received his MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an instructor in the Media Arts department at the University of South Carolina. A CD of his music is available via Peapod Recordings.

Tuesday, October 7 2014
8pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$5


Rule #9 ~~~ Nepotism ~~~
The Apnea Effect ~~~
Corbett Alexander

After more than two years, Charleston heavy hitters Rule #9 are making their return to the Columbia. We will be joined by our new friends, Columbia's own Nepotism along with The Apnea Effect and Corbett Alexander! The event is ONLY $5 at the door! Come out for an awesome night of ROCK!!
ALL AGE S!

Friday, October 10 2014
9pm (doors at 8:30pm)
$5


Peter Case ~~~
Brodie Porterfield

Three time Grammy nominee Peter Case's work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls, landing a deal with Geffen Records.

The Plimsouls achieved success with the hit single, "A Million Miles Away," which landed them a role in the movie Valley Girl, as the band performing during the club scenes. Case's 1986 solo Geffen Record debut revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for the song "Old Blue Car" as well as the Number 1 spot on the NY Time's 1986 Best CDs list. Six CDs later, Case earned another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case's voice and a single guitar. It's clear that Case is a major talent n the Americana troubadour landscape. Case's 2010 CD, Wig emphasized the rock and blues side of Case's repertoire, while 2007's Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John demonstrates what Case can do with just his voice and a guitar. With or without a backing band, Case delivers his songs with both intense passion and introspective nuance.

Sunday, October 12 2014
8:30pm (doors at 8pm)
$12 in advance / $15 at the door


Garald Farnham

Both touching and humorous, Passing By... describes the journeys of a modern day troubadour. Garald Farnham has entertained children and adults on five continents with his Renaissance spirit and song. Drawing from these experiences, he has created this spontaneous evening of stories and songs. The performance features Renaissance lute songs, songs from Shakespeare, traditional folk ballads and classics from the 1960s, plus words from Shakespeare and contemporary. This performance of Passing By... is a program of Good Pennyworths' October concert tour traveling from NYC to Florida and back. In June Garald made his fourth appearance at the Lute Society of America's Biennial Lute Festival at Case Western in Cleveland and his third performance with Early Music in Columbus.

Monday, October 13 2014
8pm (doors at 7:30pm)
$8 general public / $5 students, seniors, & children


Funk You ~~~ Jackaroe ~~~ Bossman

Saturday, October 18 2014
8:30pm (doors at 8pm)
$5