If there's one artist most responsible for EDM’s recent ascent to the pinnacle of music’s mainstream, it’s Skrillex. Former post-hardcore rocker Sonny John Moore has stormed charts and festival stages since trading in blaring distortion for equally blaring bass knocks about six years ago, his much talked about early EPs and colossally successful shows busting down the doors that acts like Bassnectar and Baauer and dozens more have burst through. Of late, no style of music has seen greater success, and Skrillex’s trailblazing is a big part of how it happened.
All this to say that an appearance by Skrillex in your town — such as his just announced Oct. 27 date at Columbia’s Township Auditorium — is a big deal, and never bigger than it is right now. The unveiling of this local date comes right on the heels of Moore’s buzzed about set at this past weekend’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, just one of the massive concerts he’s played since releasing this year’s Recess, which bowed at No. 4 on Billboard’s album chart back in March. Love it or hate it, Skrillex and EDM have at least temporarily taken over, and — whether you love the music or hate it — Moore’s appearance in Columbia promises to be one hell of a massive party.
Information on how to pre-order tickets can be found right here.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
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