Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Beach Rocks with Circles in Autumn, Not Yet Rated, The Five L’s, and Sent By Ravens “rocks” on Wed. June 27; Lyfe Jennings and Emily King headline on Fri. June 29; Blake Shelton croons on Sat. June 30; alt-rock goofballs Bowling for Soup headline on Mon. July 2; Poison and Ratt co-headline an evening of gritty hair-metal on Tues. July 3. Check the full schedule at www.hob.com. —T. Ballard Lesemann


Post-American Idol chart-topper Taylor Hicks (the new generation’s Michael McDonald) headlines a “soulful” concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Sat. June 30. Maybe he’ll charm his way through a version of “Do I Make You Feel Proud.” Tickets are $49.50 and $36.50. Check www.taylorhicks.com and www.coliseumpac.com for more. —TBL

Title at pour house

Making a quick stop in their hometown during a massive summer tour, Charleston alt-rock band The Working Title coheadline an unusually-scheduled off-night night show at the Pour House on Mon. July 2. Guitarist Adam Pavao, singer/guitarist Joel Hamilton, and drummer Ross Taylor (along with newly-enlisted bassist Chris Gingrich and guitarist Matt Podesla) spent much of June with Philadelphia quintet Days Away and Phoenix combo Goodbye Tomorrow. More touring is scheduled out West through July. Visit www.charlestonpourhouse.com and www.theworkingtitle.com for more. —TBL


After taking a break from scheduling live bands and musical events last season, Mt. Pleasant pizza parlor A Dough Re Mi (1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd., 881-6989) is back in the game this spring and summer. There’s plenty of blues booked through the next few months (Shrimp City Slim, Tommy Thunderfoot, Smoky Weiner, etc.) and two new karaoke nights hosted by Clarky on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 p.m. A weekly “Open Mic” is set for Wednesdays at 9 p.m. Check out www.adoughremi.com. —TBL

P-house tix: Terrestrial

The Pour House has hooked up with Etix to pre-sell tickets to their shows at Cat’s Music (James Island, Summerville, and Mt. Pleasant) and Monster Music & Movies in West Ashley. Cheers to having tickets in hand and feeling like you spent a little less at the end of a night of dancing, drinking, and groovy tunes. —Stratton Lawrence

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