Kicks! Picks | Editor’s choices for things to do in the Myrtle Beach area

cevans@thesunnews.comJanuary 1, 2014 

School of Rock

Dino Capone's School of Rock is graduating another group of four bands from its Rockin' Band program on Jan. 11.

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Rock with graduating bands

Dino Capone’s School of Rock is graduating four youth rock ‘n’ roll bands in a performance on Jan. 11 at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach. Musicians ages 8 to 18 auditioned during the late summer and rehearsed for the past 12 weeks to prepare for graduation from the school’s Rockin’ Band Program.

The four bands are: Before the Black List, Falling Headway, Velocity, and Collision Course.

The doors to the show open at 7 p.m. and the show starts a half-hour later. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. The show is appropriate for all ages.

Young musicians interested in auditioning for the Rocking’ Band Program can do so in February. They must be between the ages of 6-18.

For more information, call 222-7155 or email The school is located at 4007-F Belle Terre Blvd., Myrtle Beach.


Say goodbye to Ten Toes Up

In other area music news, Myrtle Beach-area band Ten Toes Up is playing its last two shows at Dead Dog Saloon this weekend.

Friday night is a “family jam” with the band playing with friends and family all night long on stage. Saturday is the band’s final show, after which they will go on hiatus as they announced earlier in 2013.

The band is comprised of members BJ Craven, Charles Freeman, Joshua Gregory and Adam Miller. Their albums include “Sleeping Lion” and “Carolina Mess.”

Both shows start at 8 p.m. Dead Dog Saloon is at 4079 U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. Call 651-0664 or visit


Fun for all in Conway

The Conway Library is stacking up the fun this month for families.

On Jan. 13, Family Story Time has a chocolaty theme: Chocolate Factory Fun. From 6-7 p.m., join the librarians as they create treats from Roald Dahl’s classic stories.

On Jan. 23 from 6-7 p.m. Lloyd Kaplan (clarinet, saxophone and vocals), Nat Piccirilli (guitar and banjo) and Clair Famcher (upright base) will play the songs of the Living Era.

The library is located at 801 Main St. Call 915-7323.

Also in Conway this month is the Rivertown Wine Around on Jan. 11 from 3-6 p.m. For $20 per person (age 21 or older) you can meander through 10 shops in downtown Conway that are offering wine tastings (tasting glass included in ticket price) and three restaurants.

For more information, visit or call 248-6260.

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