The one-time Clemson-based Americana outfit the Tarlatans embody the world of plaid shirts, tangled beards, and soulful lyrics that’ll make you smile and cry while dancing like a crazy person. If you like bands like Wilco or the Avett Brothers you should definitely check Taylor McCleskey, Ryan Williams, Eric Mixon, and Blake Shorter.

On Saturday, this proud Lowcountry combo will be playing an in-house gig at Monster Music and Movies. The free acoustic show starts at 2 p.m. Monster will also be selling the Tartlatans self-titled debut at a discounted $4.99.

Last year, the Tarlatans made it to the final round of the Last Band Standing contest at Wild Wings in Mt. Pleasant. Since then the Americana quartet have been working on a new album.

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