Classes are soon back in session for local college students, but before hitting the books in earnest, local rootsy rock act Ten Toes Up is dropping musical science on ya’ Thursday at Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery’s Back to School shindig. There is no cover charge. The Murrells Inlet-based quartet which is gearing up for two upcoming CD releases - one consisting of live material, the other a studio affair funded by a recent Kickstarter campaign - will perform from 6- 9 p.m. – and it’s also happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery is at 1321 Celebrity Square, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. Call 626-HOPS or visit www.libertysteakhouseandbrewery.com.
Time is running out on the boys of summer and your opportunity to enjoy cheap suds at one of minor league baseball’s finest ballparks. Sadly, it’s the second-to-last Thirsty Thursday of the season, featuring $1 brewskis, as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans continue to fight for a post-season berth with a matchup against division foe, the Carolina Mudcats on Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field. The Pelicans are a high Class A affiliate of the two-time defending American League Champion Texas Rangers, and the Mudcats are wee li’l papooses in the Cleveland Indians family. Draught Budweiser and Bud Light are a skinny dollar from 6-8 p.m. The first pitch is slated for 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.
Girls in skimpy bathing suits...competing for your attention, applause, cash money and a titlesounds like a win-win. And this one is for all the marbles as the local finals for the Swimsuit USA International Model Search are set for Thursday at Club Boca when a winner will be crowned from among 12 hotties. The winner will advance to the Swimsuit USA International Model Search in Mexico in November.
The action gets started after 10 p.m. Thursday when the club opens. Ladies 21 and older get in free - the usual Celebrations Nitelife cover charges apply (which includes admission into Club Boca, Froggy Bottomz, Malibu’s Surf Bar and Broadway Louie’s), including card-holder discounts. Club Boca is at Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. Call 444-3500 or visit www.celebrationsnitelife.com.
Radio? He don’t need no stinkin’ radio. Major record label? He don’t need no stinkin’ money-hogging record label. Nope, Clarence Greenwood, known better by his stage/band name Citizen Cope, is the poster boy for the D-I-Y (do-it-yourself) approach and in lieu of radio play, his songs have cropped up in numerous forms of other media, including film soundtracks and various small screen programs, from HBO’s “Entourage” to CBS’ “Cold Case.” And Citizen Cope brings the laid-back, bluesy, hip-hop-inflected folksy rock back to the House of Blues for a gig on Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $25-$40. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
The oceanfront near 13th Avenue S. in Surfside Beach becomes a hub for riding swells, the thrill of competition, respecting Mother Earth and remembering a local son as the 13th annual Guy Daniels Memorial Surf-off is set for Saturday and Sunday. The event – which is open to surfers of all skill levels, ages and genders - honors Guy Daniels of Surfside Beach, a local lifeguard and surfer who died in 1999 at the tender age of 19. Surf-off hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission charge for spectators, but bring your wallet as there will be concessions for sale, and raffles to raise money for the Guy Daniels Memorial Foundation, which funds scholarships for local college students. The deadline to enter the contest is Thursday (Aug. 16) and entry forms and fee schedules can be found online at www.surfoff.com. The Surf-off site is on the beach near Ocean Boulevard and 13th Avenue S., Surfside Beach. For more information, call 222-8969.
Sleazy, hard rockin’ Hollyweird outfit Buckcherry looks to get you all “Lit Up” again with a return to the House of Blues on Sunday, and there’s sure to be a “Crazy Bitch” or two in the audience. Headed up by Jagger/Tyler-esque front man Josh Todd and guitarist Keith Nelson, Buckcherry is reportedly releasing a new disc entitled “Confessions” next month, but the boys have also hit the charts with the singles “Sorry,” “For the Movies,” and “All Night Long.” Also on the bill are Canadian rockers My Darkest Days (“Porn Star Dancing”) and Las Vegas-based quartet Otherwise. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sunday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $25 to $62.50. 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
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