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Show Preview: Gringo Star/Say Brother/Junior Astronomers/Dear Blanca at New Brookland Tavern

This Saturday brings Atlanta-based Gringo Star to Columbia for a jam-packed show at New Brookland Tavern. In addition, the show features three exceptional Carolina acts: Say Brother, Junior Astronomers and Dear Blanca.

Although they’ve got a pun for a name, Gringo Star is serious about playing unadulterated rock-n-roll. Way back in 2011, the group received national attention via NPR for the track “Shadow” from their sophomore album Count Yer Lucky Stars. They’ve got a ragged, retro sound reminiscent of The Films, a band helmed by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope.

Columbia favorites Say Brother are sure to draw a big crowd based on a reputation for raucousness that precedes them.

Just before embarking on a 10-city tour with The Weeks, Junior Astronomers drop in from the Queen City with plenty of loud, in-your-face material. Dear Blanca are fairly new to the scene, but they’ll be releasing an LP in February via label/collective Post-Echo.

Every band on this bill will knock your socks off, so bring a couple of extra pairs.

Saturday, January 12 // Cover = $5 // Doors @ 8:00pm

New Brookland Tavern // 122 State St // W. Columbia, SC 29169

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