hip-hop, 8 p.m.
Savage Saturday is back once again, and this time one of Cola-town’s indie hip-hop heroes, Preach Jacobs, will be joining Kae G the Original Seed, Fortune the Iron Mic Mangler, and DJ Icirus on stage. Like Charleston, Columbia’s hip-hop scene remains largely under the radar. “The issue isn’t a ‘want’ for hip-hop music,” Jacobs says. “There’s not many venues in Columbia that cater to original music. It’s really cover band heavy.” Jacobs is also the brains behind Cola-Con, a hip-hop and comics convention in the Capital City that has featured acts like Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, and Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest. The fest will celebrate its third year on Oct. 25-26 at the Columbia Convention Center. As a rapper, Jacobs isn’t about putting on airs. “I’m not one to get overly religious, but being on a stage performing in front of a huge crowd is the closest thing I’ve seen to religion than being in a pulpit at a Baptist church,” he says. “My approach is to be honest about who I am and how I feel, and I’m confident that the music will reflect that.” Amen. —Chris Haire SATURDAY