Columbia’s female-fronted indie electro-pop-rock act Death of Paris (which includes Myrtle Beach native Blake Arambula on guitar and keyboards) returns to town Friday to rock Pirate’s Cove Lounge fresh off finishing the group’s latest EP, entitled “Gossip.” Signs of Iris and Hiland are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Friday, music starts at 9. There is no cover charge. Pirate’s Cove is at 205 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Call 249-8942 or visit www.piratescovelounge.com.
A gaggle of local musicians band together Friday night at Island Bar and Grill to help the fledgling Surf Dreams Foundation, which provides surfing gear and lessons for area kids. Slated to perform at this fund-raiser concert are Strike-O-Matics, Sound Therapy, DECM, DJ C-way, Fireshot and Age of the Fall. Music starts at 9 p.m. Friday. There’s a $5 suggested donation for admission. The event is non-smoking until midnight. Island Bar and Grill is at 2272 Glenns Bay Road, Surfside Beach. Call 650-3157 or visit www.islandbarandgrill.com.
Attention fight fans: (we admittedly don’t know much about this one, although we poked a round a little bit) there’s another mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion happening in town on Saturday as Hard Play MMA, featuring a headlining welterweight professional bout between Tommy “Ghetto” Jones and Nick Grady, is set at the Crown Reef Resort Conference Center. It will be a mix of pro and amateur raging in the cage. Tickets range from $35 general admission to $125 for ring-side table seating. Advance tickets are available via www.crowntickets.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. Saturday, the fights start at 6. Crown Reef Resort is at 2913 S Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach.
Saddle up for Wild Ponies, an Americana act featuring duo Doug Williams and Telisha Williams, headlining the next South By Southeast Music Feast slated for Saturday at the historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot. “Previously known as Doug and Telisha, they have expanded their band and range to deliver a dark, sometimes raucous list of original songs,” according to a SXSE press release. In case you’ve been under a rock, this local concert series also includes pot luck supper and all-you-care-to-responsibly-imbibe locally-brewed New South beer. Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday, music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance via www.etix.com and $25 at the door. The Myrtle Beach Train Depot is at 851 Broadway, Myrtle Beach. For more information, go www.southbysoutheast.org.
Savor the flavors of the drinking village with a fishing problem as the 2nd annual Taste of the Inlet – featuring cuisine from more than 20 Murrells Inlet and Garden City Beach-area restaurants – invades Inlet Square Mall on Sunday evening/night. Chefs will serve up hors d’oeuvres, heavy appetizers, tapas and desserts. You can wash ‘em down with water, beer, wine, coffee and soft drinks. Food and beverage samples will cost $2-$4. Admission tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door and proceeds benefit the grassroots community organization Murrells Inlet 2020, a 501(c) 3 non-profit. Taste of the Inlet is from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Inlet Square Mall is at 12125 U.S. 17 Bypass in Murrells Inlet. For more information or to order advance tickets call 357-2007 or visit www.murrellsinletsc.com.
Ever-evolving, self-described “soulful Southern rock” band Lucero brings its rock ‘n’ roll/Americana musical stew to the newly reconfigured stage at the Dead Dog Saloon on Tuesday, with opening act Johnny Fritz. If you like horn sections, then this one’s for you. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tuesday, show time is at 8. Reserved VIP tickets are $20, available in advance via www.ticketfly.com. General admission is free. Dead Dog Saloon is at 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-0664 or visit www.deaddogsaloon.com.
Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.