Are you a rock ‘n’ roll ninja? Then sharpen up your throwing stars because Brooklyn-based funk, rock, hip-hop act Shinobi Ninja is looking to kick your ass Thursday night with its return to Island Bar and Grill, headlining a gig that also includes a slew of local acts. Also on bill are local human beatbox artist Decm, rappers Exklusive Musik, Young Hood and Kev Fresco, local hip-hop duo Shamroc ‘n’ DJ QP and local reggae-rockers Downtribe. The party gets started at 9 p.m. Thursday. There is no cover charge. Island Bar and Grill is at 2272 Glenns Bay Road, Surfside Beach. Call 650-3157 or visit www.islandbarandgrill.com.
Visual and performance skills collide Saturday at R&R Bar and Grill(the former site of Angelo’s Steak & Pasta) with Moonlight Art Night, featuring live music, comedy, art, jewelry, photography and other mediums. Entertainment includes performances by local prog rock act Lunar Fizz (sounding like a cross between Yes and Tool) and The Shady Panthers Comedy Troop. The event starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cover charge/admission price info was not available at press time. R&R Bar and Grill is at 2011 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 213-1705 or visit www.rrbarmb.com.
Canadian pop-rock band Marianas Trench is a Juno Award winner (the Maple Leaf equivalent of the Grammys) but hopes to break further into the U.S. market with a headlining tour that touches down Sunday at the House of Blues. With a string of catchy singles including “Haven’t Had Enough,” the quartet is notable for the considerable vocal range of lead singer Josh Ramsay. Air Dubai, Ghost Town and DJ Protector are also on the bill. Doors open at 6 p.m. Sunday, the show starts at 6:55. Tickets are $22 and $25. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
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