THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Throttlefest 2013, featuring the cast of Tru TV’s “Full Throttle Saloon” and those hot-ass Flaunt Girls, along with a full daily slate of live music performed by D.B. Bryant, Low Life and Joe Santana, continues on The Deck at the House of Blues from noon to midnight Thursday through Saturday (no cover charge), with big-name ticketed concerts in the venue’s main concert hall each night.
Thursday it’s a sold-out show with headlining hot country duo Florida-Georgia Line (“Cruise). Doors open at 8 p.m., the show starts at 9.
On Friday, retro honky-tonker Jamey Johnson (“High Cost of Living”) returns. Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $28-$68.50.
And on Saturday, Bike Week stalwart Jackyl, featuring power tool-wielding frontman Jesse James Dupree is sure to trot out “The Lumberjack,” featuring Dupree’s chainsaw solo. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 8:30. Tickets range from $25 to $62.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Country newcomer J.J. Lawhorn may not be a household name yet, but he should be familiar with Surge readers. That’s because we told you about local guitar whiz “Kid” Drew Voivedich joining Lawhorn’s band, prior to his gig with “American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler. But anywho...You can check out Lawhorn, who is a member of country rapper Colt Ford’s Average Joe’s Entertainment posse, for yourself on Friday as he headlines Daisy Dukes Country Saloon. There will be a $10 cover at the door. The show starts at 9 p.m. Friday. Daisy Dukes Country Saloon is at 2701 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 712-1591.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Nerdvengers assemble! It’s all things comic book/sci-fi/fantasy and geek chic as the 6th annual, homegrown X-Con World invades the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from Friday through Sunday, offering a cornucopia of nerdy activities and merch, panels featuring industry notables, celebrity guests including cast members of “The Walking Dead,” and even a fashion show. For a complete schedule of X-Con events, see page 14. Convention hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 am. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Three-day badges are $15 (in advance) or $20 (at the door). The VIP Package is $170 (in advance) and $200 (at the door). Ages 12 and younger are free. Myrtle Beach Convention Center is at 2101 N. Oak Street, Myrtle Beach. For more info, check out www.xconworld.com or call 839-4840.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Bust out your mallets, claw-crackers and bibs, it’s time again for the 32nd annual Blue Crab Festival on the Little River waterfront set for Saturday and Sunday, featuring arts and crafts, various business and local organizational booths, kids’ activities, food, and of course, tons of those tasty azure-tinted clawed crustaceans. Festival hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 per day at the gate; or $3 in advance for one day, $5 in advance for two days if you purchase tickets at the Little River Chamber of Commerce Office or North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce. The festival site is down Mineola Drive, off of U.S. 17, Little River. For more information, check out www.bluecrabfestival.org.
The Brothers Robinson, otherwise known as The Black Crowes, are flying high on reunion wings after ending another hiatus, and the flight path includes a return to the House of Blues on Sunday. It’s dubbed “An Evening With...” which translates as “no opening act.” Besides sibling rivalry and celebrity betrothals, The Crowes are most noted for a string of early blues-rock inspired early ‘90s hits including “Jealous Again,” “Remedy,” “She Talks to Angels,” “Twice as Hard,” “Thorn in My Pride” and a reboot of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the show starts at 8:30. Tickets range from $39.50 to $89.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Kent Kimes, Editor
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