TODAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor…OK, they’re not on the floor, but rather perfectly preserved – and somewhat gruesome depending upon your level of squeamishness – specimens of real human bodies on display in the traveling exhibit “ Bodies Revealed” at Broadway at the Beach, and time is running out to check ‘em out as it closes Sunday. According to a press release the display was “created by a team of medical professionals…(and) reveals the internal workings of the human body in unprecedented detail.” Admission is $14 adults, $10 for kids. And here’s an On the Fly tip: Locals get a $4 discount on admission so be sure to take your IDs. Hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The exhibit is located in Heroes Harbor, adjacent to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville on the northeastern side of Broadway at the Beach. For more information, call 626-4488 or visit www.bodiesmyrtlebeach.com.
Rock ‘n’ roll reinvention is a time-honored tradition, but extreme aural makeovers the likes of which former Southern boogie outfit Screaming Cheetah Wheelies’ front man Mike Farris have undergone are somewhat rare. With SCW, Farris scored a few radio hits in the mid-‘90s, including “Shakin’ the Blues,” but since then he’s abandoned commercial rock for a retro version of gospel and acoustic music and you can catch the soulful singer do his thang on Friday at the recently restored Winyah Auditorium in Georgetown’s historic district. The show is being promoted by the South by Southeast organization, but unlike its Music Feast concerts at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot, Friday’s event does not include a potluck supper and alcohol is prohibited. Soft drinks and bottled water will be on sale, however.Also on the bill is former Blue Dogs member, singer/songwriter Phillip Lammonds. The concert, which is a precursor to Saturday’s Georgetown Rocks the Equinox music festival, starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $15 in advance (Limpin’ Jane’s, 713 Front Street, Georgetown) and at the door. Winyah Auditorium is at 1200 High Market St., Georgetown. For more information, call 446-4777 or visit www.winyahauditorium.com.
Are you ready for some Girl Talk? No, it’s not about getting your hair did, slipping on a little black dress and painting the town with your BFFs; rather it’s Girl Talk, the stage name of deejay Gregg Michael Gillis who specializes in digital sampling and mash-ups, and he’s bringing his turntables and bag of electronic tricks to the House of Blues for a rafter-raising performance on Friday. Huntsville, Ala.-based hip-hop duo G-Side is also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 9. Tickets range from $23 to $50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
The House of Blues hosts an actual blues show on Saturday as the rotating-genre locals showcase Myrtle Beach Rocks! focuses this time on the true American art form, featuring local and regional acts Pastor Pastor, The Doc Simons Band, Buddy Black Band, Spider Webb and the Boogie Blues Revue and more. Tickets are $5, but if you bring a non-perishable food items to donate you can get a free ticket. The show is a food drive to benefit local classic rock station WAVE 104.1’s annual Marathon for Meals. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 7:45. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
He’s handled lead guitar, songwriting and production duties for Atlanta hit machine Collective Soul for the better part of a decade, but he’s got his own group too, and the Joel Kosche Band headlines Pirate’s Cove 17th Birthday soiree on Sunday. The band, touring in support of Kosche’s debut recording, “Fight Years,” also includes former Collective Soul drummer Cheney Brannon. party time is 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 at the door or in advance at www.showclix.com. Pirate’s Cove Lounge is at 205 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Call 249-8942 or visit www.piratescovelounge.com.
Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.