PUNK ROCK | Agent Orange
w/ Lowercase Thieves, Hybrid Mutants
Thurs. Jan. 18
$12 ($10 adv.)

Name-dropped as an influence by modern-day pop-punk bands from Orange County to the Lowcountry, veteran skate-punk/surf-rock trio Agent Orange are set to headline a big gig at Cumberland’s this Thurs. Jan. 18 with support from local indie-rock thrashers The Lowercase Thieves and old-school punk enthusiasts Hybrid Mutants. Agent Orange founding member and singer/guitarist Mike Palm leads the way alongside timekeeper Dusty Watson and bassist Bruce Taylor (formerly of West Coast hardcore band J.F.A.). Check www.agentorange.net for the latest. —T. Ballard Lesemann THURSDAY

AMERICANA/ROCK | Cary Ann Hearst & The Gun Street Girls
w/ A Decent Animal
Fri. Jan. 19
The Pour House

Adding to the Pour House’s ever-building cache as the venue to play in Charleston, local songstress Cary Ann Hearst hits the James Island stage for the first time on Friday night for what she dubs “a family affair, as usual!” Hearst will be joined by the Gun Street Girls, as well as plenty of her talented pals, including Sadler Vaden (of local trio Leslie), Bill Carson, Lindsay Holler, the Radio Pirates, and the prodigal son himself, Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses — whose 2006 album, Everything All the Time, cropped up on “best of” lists across the country. The night kicks off with a set from local folksy rockers A Decent Animal, who have settled comfortably into their solidified lineup, resulting in live performances that just keep getting better and better. Check www.caryannhearst.com for more. —Sara Miller FRIDAY

PARTY ROCK | “Michele Bateman Benefit”
w/ special guests
Sat. Jan. 20
The Windjammer

The Windjammer hosts a special showcase this Saturday with a massive list of local musical talent. Organized by longtime Charleston guitarist Jeff Bateman, the “Michele Bateman Benefit” brings members of local rock and groove bands Plane Jane (pictured), the Hed Shop Boys (pictured), TrickKnee, Baby Fat, The Diesel Brothers, The
Frogmoores, Hot Sauce, Soul Fish, Playa’z Club, and All Purpose Remedy together for a great cause in support of the local cancer battler.

“My sister Michele is fighting brain cancer,” reports the guitarist. “It’s come back this time with a vengeance and she is currently undergoing chemo infusions twice a month at MUSC. We are having a benefit to help her financially and emotionally. The response from the local music scene has been overwhelming. This should be one of the best showcases of local talent.” Music kicks off at 8 p.m. See www.the-windjammer.com for more. TBL SATURDAY

JAZZ | Robert Lewis Quartet
Mon. Jan. 22
Recital Hall, Simons Center for the Arts
$5 (free with CofC ID)

As part of their ongoing “Monday Night Concert Series,” the Graduate School of the College of Charleston presents a smooth-swingin’ evening of jazz music of the late, great Miles Davis at 8 p.m. on Mon. Jan. 22. Local combo The Robert Lewis Quartet — comprised of award-winning saxophonist Robert Lewis, pianist Frank Duvall, bassist Jake Holwegner, and drummer Ron Wiltrout — plan to perform their own versions of tunes off the trumpeter’s acclaimed, slow-rolling 1959 album Kind of Blue, with fresh arrangements by Lewis, who heads the CofC Jazz department. The set list includes the title track, “So What,” “Freddie Freeloader,” “Blue in Green,” “All Blues,” and “Flamenco Sketches.” The Recital Hall is located at 54 St. Philip St. Tickets are available for $5 at the door (or free for CofC students with valid ID). For more info, call 953-5927 or check www.cofc.edu/music. TBL MONDAY

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