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On the Fly for July 12, 2012

THURSDAY

Beat the heat and quench your parched gullet with $1 brewskis and some professional hardball as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, class A affiliates of the Texas Rangers, take on the Winston-Salem Dash, li’l Chicago White Sox-in-training, Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field. It’s $1 beer because it’s Thirsty Thursday, basically like having happy hour at the ballpark, from 6-8 p.m. It’s also Auto Correct Night - an ode to those text messages that your cell phone infuriatingly fouls up. There’s also a post-game fireworks display on tap. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $8, $11 and $13, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.

FRIDAY

It’s time to come together. It’s up to you, what’s your pleasure? Yes indeedy, goodtime party/funk/R&B/pop band Kool & The Gang is still kickin’ it and plans to bring the “Celebration” to the beach on Friday with a gig at The Palace Theatre. Fresh off of opening dates for Van Halen, the group is known for a series of crossover hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s besides “Celebration,” including “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Ladies Night” and “Get Down On It.” But be forewarned, the present incarnation of the band does not include on-again, off-again singer James “J.T.” Taylor, the voice of the band’s ‘80s hits. Show time is 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $35, $45 and $55. The Palace Theatre is at 1420 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. Call 800-905-4228 or visit www.palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com.

FRIDAY

Myrtle Beach-based reggae-influenced jam rock trio TreeHouse! is rolling out the red carpet and hosting a monthly reggae/jam/funk rock series at Pirate’s Cove showcasing regional like-minded acts, and the next one is set for Friday featuring two Charlotte, N.C-area reggae rock bands, Sun-Dried Vibes and Of Good Nature. Show time is 9 p.m. Friday. There is no cover charge. Pirate’s Cove is at 205 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Call 249-8942 or visit www.piratescovelounge.com

SATURDAY

Go barefootin’ – OK, keep your shoes on – as the Americana/bluegrass outfit Barefoot Movement (which has local ties) returns to Liberty Tap Room and Grill for a Saturday afternoon performance. As reported by Paul Grimshaw in his June 14 Music Notes column, the Barefoot Movement includes Hasee Ciaccio, a former student at The Academy of the Arts, Science & Technology in Myrtle Beach who was part of the first class of baccalaureate students enrolled at East Tennessee State University to earn a B.A. in Old Time and Country Music – the first such major offered by a large university. She and her band mates have crafted a blend of originals, as well as a bluegrass-y interpretation of Blind Melon’s “No Rain,” which as become a sort of signature tune for the group. The band will play from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. There is no cover charge. Liberty Tap Room & Grill is at 7651 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 838-4677 or visit www.libertytaproom.com.

SATURDAY

Like to play dress up and don’t want to wait for Halloween? Obsessed with dead celebrities and pop culture? Then throw on your best James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Whitney Houston or Michael Jackson outfit and head to Dagwood’s Deli and Sports Bar for the Dead Celebrity Party set for Saturday night. If you seriously look the part, you could win cash and/or prizes. There’ll be a deejay spinning tunes and the Absolut Girls are slated to appear as well. The party is from 10 to 2 a.m. Saturday. There is no cover charge. Dagwood’s Deli & Sports Bar is at 600 U.S. 17 N., Surfside Beach. Call 828-4600 or visit www.dagwoodsdeli.com.

WEDNESDAY

Raise your hand if you knew that Durrell Babbs has scored five solo albums on the U.S. album charts in the last decade? Maybe you know him better by his stage name, Tank, the R&B singer, songwriter and producer who’ll bring his sultry live show to the House of Blues on Wednesday. Tank’s latest hit single is “Next Breath,” which has landed on the R&B, Pop and Adult Contemporary charts; extracted from his new album “This Is How I Feel.” Also on the bill is Young Deon. Doors open at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the show starts at 8. Tickets range from $24 to $60.50. 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

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

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