Perry Farrell - September 19, 2008 - Five Points, Columbia, SC

Date: September 19, 2008
Location: Five Points, Columbia, SC
Recorded: No known recording
Status: Confirmed
Type: Concert
Lineup: Perry Farrell
Carl Restivo
Etty Lau Farrell
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Perry and Etty appeared at the Five Points Party in South Carolina.

Set for 5 Points party
By OTIS R. TAYLOR JR. - otaylor@thestate.com
The mystery is solved: Perry Farrell and Gavin DeGraw will headline the Sept. 19 block party in Five Points.

The event, part of wireless company T-Mobile’s “Hello Carolinas” campaign, will start at 6 p.m.

Farrell, the former frontman of the ’90s alternative band Jane’s Addiction, now fronts Satellite Party, alt-rockers known to cover Farrell’s former band.

DeGraw, a singer-songwriter whose “I Don’t Want to Be” enjoys ubiquity as the theme for “One Tree Hill,” released a self-titled album this year.

It was revealed last week that DJ AM, an in-demand Hollywood and Las Vegas DJ, and Travis Barker, the former Blink 182 drummer, will open the concert.

Here’s the best part: It’s all free.

The stage will be set up at Greene and Harden streets, and fans will be allowed to roam the blocked-off streets with beer and wine bought from Five Points bars. (No liquor will be allowed outside bars.)

T-Mobile, which purchased SunCom, is introducing its brand to the Carolinas with two block parties. The other, featuring The Bravery and The Offspring, will be held Sept. 20, the day after the Columbia concert, in Charlotte.

In addition to paying for the concert, T-Mobile will give the city of Columbia and The Five Points Association checks for $12,500, said Merritt McHaffie, the association’s executive director.

“I’m really excited because this is another way to showcase our neighborhood and our merchants,” McHaffie said.