Summertime, and the listenin’ is easy.
At least it is if you’re a music fan along the Grand Strand and you’re craving live performances, but don’t know where to turn.
Look no further than Weekly Surge’s annual summer concert preview, where we give you a look at some of the best live music on tap from now until the summer’s end.
This year’s list is a little different: 18 for ‘14. We’ve done 12-packs before, but just like those dozen beers you buy at the store, it always leaves you wanting more - thus breweries have given us the 18-pack -in between a case and a half-case. Maybe we like even numbers, or maybe that was just the way the list worked out. Either way, that’s the way it is. It spans dates from May to late August, and, as usual, features styles all over the musical map.
This list has a little bit of something for everybody. We’ve got Southern rock, hip-hop, hard rock and country. If you’re musically homesick for the ‘80s and the ‘90s, there are bands for you, too, offering up either their original hit singles from the era or tributes and parodies to the eras’ most memorable sounds.
Know that classic image of the angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other? Grand Strand music fans might find a little bit of that here, too, as our list encompasses everything from bands and hip hop artists not afraid to use all of George Carlin’s seven dirty words and then some, to an afternoon and evening full of the finest in contemporary Christian music.
You might like all of these, some of these or even none of them. That’s your prerogative and your right as a music fanatic. All we ask of you is if you care about live music at all, check out this list and make an effort to go see some of these artists. You might hear some old favorites, you might find something new and different.
All that counts is that you spend at least part of your summer hearing some good sounds. That’s what this list is for:
Beach Blast! Christian Music Festival
Neon Trees (with Smallpools and Nightmare and the Cat)
Badfish (A tribute to Sublime)
Weaving the Fate