With Roger Waters finally wrapping his “The Wall” world tour, David Gilmour hosting chats and launching in-concert apps on his Web site, Nick Mason staying in touch with fans via Facebook and founding keyboardist Rick Wright dead, a Pink Floyd reunion doesn’t seem plausible right now. So you can catch the next best thing as American Pink Floyd, a six-piece tribute to the legendary English rock act, invades the House of Blues on Friday performing material from the band’s Syd Barrett era such as “Astronomy Domine” on through to its Waters-less incarnation (“On the Turning Away”). The gig is part of local classic rock radio station WAVE 104.1, WYAV-FM’s 21st birthday, so you can buy it a beer now (legally). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Friday and the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 day of show. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Hoping to bounce back after its first loss of the season, Coastal Carolina University (9-1) takes on Big South Conference foe Presbyterian (3-6) on the Chanticleers’ home turf of Brooks Stadium on Saturday. It’s a must-win for the Chants, who are trying to keep pace with Charleston Southern for the Big South Conference title. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Saturday. At press time, $15 tickets were still available via www.ticketreturn.com. Brooks Stadium is at 540 University Blvd., Coastal Carolina University, Conway (you can see it from S.C. 544). For more information, call 347-TIXX (8499) or go to www.goccusports.com.
Caught between the grunge revolution of the early ‘90s and the nu metal/rap confluence of the late ‘90s, the pop-influenced rock of Third Eye Blind broke through the morass with a series of sing-along hits including “Semi-Charmed Life,” “How’s It Going to Be,” “Jumper” and “Never Let You Go,” and Stephan Jenkins and the boys return to the House of Blues on Saturday. Also on the bill is Gentlemen Hall, a Boston-based group whose track “Sail to the Sun” has been featured in Samsung and Target commercials. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $26-$29. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
It’s time for the next South By Southeast Music Feast and this one’s dubbed a Scorpio Birthday Bash, featuring headlining act HOTT with Harry Leggs, a Georgia/Tennessee-based progressive rock outfit, set for Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot. On its Facebook page, the band lists its influences as “Tool, Widespread Panic, Pink Floyd, Jack White, Frank Zappa, Rolling Stones, Dream Theater, Delbert McClinton, The Beatles, King Crimson meets Allman Brothers.” As for the Scorpio Birthday Bash bit - it’s the annual celebration of SXSE co-founder Sam Hannaford’s birthday which has been held for the last 10 years with his band, the Chainsaws, at Bimini’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Cafe, incorporated into Saturday’s event. Tickets are $20 in advance via www.etix.com and $25 at the door, and entitle you to a potluck supper and your fair share of locally-brewed New South beer - hence the term “feast.” Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, food is served at 6:30 and music starts by 7:30. The Myrtle Beach Train Depot is at 851 Broadway, Myrtle Beach. For more information, go to www.southbysoutheast.org.
Myrtle Beach-based Warfare Fighting Championships returns with its 11th edition of Mixed Martial Arts bouts slated for Sunday at the House of Blues’ main concert hall, featuring a mix of pro and amateur fighters. The card for Warfare 11 - Domination includes the WFC Flyweight Championship match between Varon Webb and Jacob Hebeisen. Tickets range from $25 to $100, available via www.warfaremma.com. Doors open at 3 p.m., fights start at 4 p.m. 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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