Justin Register’s long been one of this town’s finer pop-rock singer-songwriters; consider his work with the bygone Madison Fair, where his affably husky singing voice belted out romantic overtures over sweeping melodies. Register’s latest outfit, the Whiskey Time Machine, which releases the first part of its Archer Avenue-recorded Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Saturday, sticks to well-mapped territory but delves deeper into finer topographical detail. “Shoot the Moon” puts a glossy modern sheen on the blue-eyed soul of Hall and Oates. “Run With Me” bounces between Springsteen-ish heartland rock, satiny modern country and, in its chorus, coruscating pop-rock. But the best tune of the bunch is the cheatin’ hearts ballad “Seldom Supposed To”; its bright, insistent acoustic guitar strums are flecked with pedal steel and Hammond organ, winsomely underscoring Register’s tired-eyed, heavy-hearted lyricism. With All-New Badges, Barnwell.
New Brookland Tavern: 8 p.m., $5 ($8 under 21); 791-4413, newbrooklandtavern.com
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
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U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Concord Park From the $150’s. Off 12th St. Extension. 803.419.2227. mungo.com
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WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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