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The Free Times Music Crawl Invades Columbia

If you are a music junkie, then Christmas is coming a little early for you my friend.  This weekend the Free Times Music Crawl once again hits Columbia, with a strong showing of artistic talent on Friday Nov. 2nd and Saturday Nov. 3rd.  Since 1999, the Free Times weekly publication has gone to great lengths to coordinate the Music Crawl, which spans across a wide variety of venues in the Columbia area.  The choice of talent that spills out of the Crawl continues to impress.  This is the time to go out and support your local and regional favorites, as well as discover some new talent right in your backyard.  With approximately 40 acts covering two days, patrons can feast their ears on a bevy of great entertainment in

Columbia’s Vista area.  Did I mention that it is a heck of a bargain?  At 8 dollars for folks 21 years and up, you gain entry to all the venues on Saturday night!

In addition to grabbing all this wonderful music at one time, we need to address the development of what you will be experiencing this weekend.   The music community in Columbia, and in this state as a whole, is growing a more mature sound.  The talent is getting better and the genres are becoming more diverse.  There is better acceptance of a greater variety of new styles, and the listening public is more in touch with both local and regional music alike, given the nature of today’s technology.  The world of music is a smaller place but there’s still no place like home.

I raise a glass to the Free Times Music Crawl and toast them for once again bringing us a varied array of quality music, which should please any discerning, self-professed music critic.  So, what are you waiting for?  Put the kids to bed, get out of the house this weekend, and revel in some great quality independent sound.  Oh, and if you are looking for me, I will be the one playing rock-paper-scissors to decide who I’ll go see when two popular timeslots collide.

Full Schedule of Venues and Times

Friday, Nov. 2

Columbia Museum of Art — Indoor Stage, 1515 Main St.
Kovacs and the Polar Bear, 8 p.m.
Floating Action, 10 p.m.

Columbia Museum of Art — Outdoor Stage, 1515 Main St.
The Sea Wolf Mutiny, 7:20 p.m.
Bombadil, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Art Bar — Indoor Stage, 1211 Park St.
Chemical Peel, 7:30 p.m.
Parlour Tricks, 8:30 p.m.
The Black Iron Gathering, 9:30 p.m.
The Fishing Journal, 10:30 p.m.
Burnt Books, 12 a.m.
The Sea Wolf Mutiny, 1 a.m.

Art Bar — Outdoor Stage, 1211 Park St.
Lunch Money, 7 p.m.
The Unawares, 8 p.m.
Happiness Bomb, 9 p.m.
Latenights, 10 p.m.
Say Brother, 11 p.m.

Flying Saucer, 931 Senate St.
The Plowboys, 7:50 p.m.
The Rival Brothers, 8:50 p.m.
Dead Surf, 9:50 p.m.
Dear Blanca, 10:50 p.m.
kemp ridley, 11:50 p.m.
Atlas Road Crew, 12:50 a.m.

Kelly’s, 1001 Washington St.
Pan, 7:40 p.m.
Modern Man, 8:40 p.m.
Can’t Kids, 9:40 p.m.
Fat Rat da Czar, 10:40 p.m.
Sunshone Still, 11:40 p.m.
The Reggie Sullivan Band, 12:40 a.m.

Mellow Mushroom, 1009 Gervais St.
Postcard Fiction, 8:10 p.m.
Those Lavender Whales, 9:10 p.m.
Gritz, 10:10 p.m.
Analog, 11:10 p.m.
The Mobros, 12:10 a.m.

Tin Roof, 1022 Senate St.
Dixie Dynamite, 6:30 p.m.
Marshall Brown, 7:30 p.m.
The Restoration, 8:30 p.m.
Drunk With Guns, 9:30 p.m.

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