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Thursday night party spots

Columbus-area partiers looking to unwind tonight can choose from a variety of live music offerings.

Macon-based rock act Caleb Grimes and the Celebrities takes the stage at Scruffy Murphy's (1037 Broadway). Frontman Grimes is a singer/songwriter who was born in Memphis, and moved often with his preacher father as a child. The traveling lifestyle inspired him to take up music. He and his band now cite influences like Weezer, Bush and Radiohead. The show starts at 10 p.m. and cover is $5. Call 706-322-3460.

Rock fans can also head over to Soho Bar & Grill (5751 Milgen Road), where Leslie will play. Hailing from Charleston, S.C., members of the rock and blues band name influences ranging from Oasis to Neil Young. The $5 show kicks off at 10 p.m. Call 706-568-3316.

Or, head to Phenix City and party at Broad Street Blues (913 Broad St.). Beginning at 9 p.m., blues singer Peggy Jenkins will perform, accompanied by musicians Larry Rose, Phillip Quinn, Eddie Robinson and Roy Zito. It's $5. Call 334-297-3200.

Also, at 8 p.m. there's a free open mic night at Fountain City Coffee (1007 Broadway). Call 706-494-6659.

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