Wanna see a show?
Get off your duff and make plans now for these sizzling acts coming to the Grand Strand and the Carolinas.
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• Pirate’s Cove Lounge in North Myrtle Beach just released a new slate of shows. On Oct. 24, things will get wild with local favorites Sqwearl and Flickit with Strike-O-Matics and Kid Kappa – all for the price of $5. On Oct. 25, local outfit Bullfrog brings the swamp folk – free admission. On Halloween night, Oct. 31, King Tyrone and the Graveyard Ramblers will rattle things up – free admission. On Nov. 20, you can swim around with alt-country act American Aquarium with Black Robin Hero. Tickets are $10. All tickets are available at www.piratescovelounge.com or at the door.
• House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach puts a little soul under the mistletoe when Anthony Hamilton comes home for the holidays on Dec 12. Tickets are on sale, ranging from $32 to $61.50, and available at the box office, online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
• Got too much time on your hands? “Come Sail Away” with rock legends Styx at HOB on Mar. 12. Tickets are $29.50 and go on sale Friday at the box office, online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
• Joy to the world, Three Dog Night is returning to The Alabama Theater on Mar. 28. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $41 to $57, and are available online at www.alabama-theatre.com or by calling 800-342-2262.
• “Carry on Wayward Son” down to The Charleston Music Hall to see classic rock band Kansas on Jan. 8. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for $45.50 ($48.50 on the day of the show). Tickets can be purchased at the box office, by phone at 800-514-3849 or online at www.charlestonmusichall.com.
• Part psychedelic pop, part glam, part danceable electronic – Of Montreal comes to the Pour House on Jan. 15. Nedelle Torrisi is also on the bill. Tickets are on sale for $16 and are available at the door or online at www.charlestonpourhouse.com.
• Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors slice off some folk and Americana for The Charleston Music Hall on Feb. 20. Tickets are on sale now for $15 ($17 on the day of the show) and available at the box office, by phone at 800-514-3849 or online at www.charlestonmusichall.com.
• Kenny Rogers wants to decorate your life as he performs his Christmas material and greatest hits retrospective for a TV special at the Florence Civic Center on Dec. 2. Tickets are on sale, ranging from $29 to $99, and available at the box office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.
• Alt-rockers Brand New mark a brand new date on their calendar at HOB for Tuesday (Oct. 28). Tickets range from $26 to $46.
• The Pirate’s Cove Lounge has a few affordable reggae/rock shows coming up for the fall season. On Wednesday (Oct. 29), there’s a trio of acts with New Kingston, TreeHouse and SowFlo for $5. On Oct. 30, you get four acts for $10 with The Supervillains, Through the Roots, Sun-Dried Vibes and Allareone. And on Nov. 14, warm your bones with Passafire, Hip Abduction and TreeHouse for $7. All tickets are available at www.piratescovelounge.com or at the door.
• South Carolina country-rockers Outshyne announced a new show at HOB on Nov. 1. Tickets are $5 and available at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
• The Boathouse and Scott Mann’s Headshop team up for a new series of jam bands on select Wednesdays this fall to help you get over the hump of the week. Yarn plays on Nov. 5, Terrapin Flyer on Nov. 12, Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band on Dec. 3 and Rumpke Mountain Boys on Dec. 17. Admission is free.
• And on Nov. 7, Kip Moore comes looking for some “Beer Money” at HOB on his Up In Smoke Tour. Charlie Worsham and Sam Hunt are also on the bill. Tickets range from $35 to $67.50.
• Blues legend Buddy Guy comes to the House of Blues on Nov. 8 to show that even at 77-years-old, he’s still “Stone Crazy.” Tickets are $27 to $51.50. Quinn Sullivan is also on the bill.
• Otis Gibbs, singer/songwriter/photographer/podcaster, headlines the next South By Southeast Music Feast at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot on Nov. 15. Advance tickets are $20 via www.southbysoutheast.org or $25 at the door.
• A pair of hardcore bands, Pierce the Veil and Sleeping with Sirens, co-headline a show at HOB on Nov 15. Tickets are $25 to $35. The bulking bill is filled out by Beartooth and This Wild Life.
• Folk-rock phenomena The Avett Brothers wants to rock the Grand Strand for a good cause, as they return to HOB for the Legendary Giveback 3 on Dec. 13. Proceeds from the show will go to not one, but three charities – Kids First of the Carolinas, Lowcountry Food Bank and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The show will also be live streamed on Yahoo Live. Tickets go on sale on Oct. 10 for $54.50. They can be purchased online at www.houseofblues.com and www.ticketmaster.com or by calling the box office at 843-272-3000.
Derrick Bracey, for Weekly Surge