Without “Jersey Shore” there might not be a “Welcome to Myrtle Manor.” While you can argue the merits of that statement, “Jersey Shore” cast member Paul DelVecchio has managed to boost his club deejaying profile and his alter ego DJ Pauly D returns to Club Boca on Thursday to rock the spring break crowd. Tickets are $30 and includes a 7-Day pass to get into Club Boca and its sister nightclubs under the Celebrations Nitelife banner – Malibu’s Surf Bar, Froggy Bottomz and Broadway Louie’s. To order advance tickets, call 444-3500. Doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday; Pauly D is expected to hit the stage by approximately 11 p.m. Club Boca is at 1320 Celebrity Circle, Celebrity Square at Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. For more information, visit www.celebrationsnitelife.com.
There’s a new joint to get your groove on and Heat Lounge swings its doors open Thursday for a grand opening shindig that features performances by Gymini from the 69 Boyz (“Tootsee Roll”) and Miami bass duo 95 South of “Whoot, There It Is!” fame, with the festivities hosted by local spinmeisters DJ QP and DJ Eyecon. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $15. Heat Lounge is at 411 5th Avenue S., Myrtle Beach, behind Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Call 453-7387.
It may be named after a discontinued General Motors muscle car, but alt-metal trio Chevelle still revs it up and looks to be firing on all cylinders Friday night for a show that’s sure to feature the radio hits “The Red,” “Send the Pain Below,” “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along),” “The Clincher,” “Jars” and “Letter From a Thief.” Eve to Adam is also on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday; the show starts at 8. Tickets range from $25-$38. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Nothing pays homage to the patron saint of Ireland quite like...reggae? Well, there’s likely some green in there if you think about it, so Savannah, Ga.-based reggae rock act Passafire headlines a full day of live music slated for Saturday’s Downtown Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Ocean Boulevard. The festivities include Irish cuisine and of course, beer, roving bagpipes corps, contests and games, and an alcohol-free (that doesn’t mean free booze, Seamus, it means an environment free of mommy-and-daddy juice) kids zone. Passafire is set to hit the stage at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Other acts include: Weaving the Fate, Austin Mowery, Bullfrog, Broken Strings, Band on the Rum, and the Paul Grimshaw (who he?) Band. The festival site has been reconfigured somewhat this year, but all you really need to know is the activities are bounded by Ocean Blvd., and 8th and 9th Avenues North in Myrtle Beach. The party rocks from noon to midnight Saturday. And the best part - admission is free. Street parking (warning: the meters are turned back on) is available nearby, and there’s also the old Pavilion parking garage. For more information and details, visit www.mbdowntownstpats.com.
The dueling Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue again this year as the 4th annual Irish Fest takes over Valor Park at The Market Common from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday featuring traditional Irish and craft beers, food, vendors, kids activities and live music, including local funk-rock act Painted Man. There is no admission charge. Valor Park is off of Farrow Parkway at The Market Common, on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, between U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business, south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Call 839-3500 or visit www.MyrtleBeachBeerFest.com.
Long-running California alt-metal outfit Deftones released a new disc “Koi No Yokan” in November and the tour to support that new project touches down on our sandy shores on Saturday night at the House of Blues. The band, which has battled through adversity, including the disabling of bassist Chi Cheng who was badly injured in a car wreck, broke through into the mainstream with the heavy semi-ballad “Change (In the House of Flies)” from the “Queen of the Damned” soundtrack. Periphery is also on Saturday’s bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 9.Tickets range from $27.50 to $66. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach. For a conversation with Deftones’ drummer Abe Cunningham see our Music page.
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