MB ROAD TRIP!
Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: the Project Lighthouse Benefit Concert featuring Beaufort’s own Souls Harbor takes place on Wed. June 6; S.C. hard-rock band Crossfade headline on Sat. June 9; the Red Eye Country Show featuring Black Label kicks up dust on Wed. June 13. See www.hob.com.
Local alt-country/rock band The Wagoneers have their act together. “We are still in the process of working on a full-length record and we should have an EP done in about three weeks,” reports singer/guitarist Harrison Ray. The band recently welcomed drummer Mike Besta (ex-351 Cleveland) and mandolinist Aaron Firetag (currently of Folkgrass) into the lineup, along with a rotation of guests. “Alt-country, Outlaw Country, or whatever you wanna call it,” says Ray. “One more thing — we have absolutely no connection with April Invention, other than the fact that [bassist] Wally Reddington and I played together.” Visit myspace.com/thewagoneers for more.
SEEMS TO ME…
Tickets went on sale this week for the Joe Walsh concert scheduled for Sat. Aug. 25 at the North Charleston Coliseum. The legendary electric guitarist and singer is probably best known for his time spent in The Eagles and his bluesy solo work in the 1970s and ’80s. True fans love him as the leader of one of the best rock power trios ever — The James Gang. Tickets are available for $65 (plus applicable fees) at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.joewalsh.com for more info.
DALIDRAMA CD RELEASE
Local rock quartet The DaliDrama celebrate the official release of their debut album Meat this Fri. June 8 with a gig at the Map Room. They leave for a two-week tour of the Southeast the next day. Check ’em out at www.myspace.com/thedalidrama for more.
Powerful rock duo Jucifer return to the Village Tavern for a blast-out performance with support from usual openers Motormouth Mabel and special guests Zonaea on Sun. June 10. Drummer Ed Livengood and guitarist/singer Amber Valentine initially formed Jucifer in Athens, Ga., in the mid-’90s. For the last few years, they’ve stayed busy touring the country in a huge RV, armed with an oversized blue-acrylic drum kit and a “wall of sound” comprised of 25 guitar amps. Their latest studio album, If Thine Enemy Hunger (Relapse), is a winner. Cover is 10 bucks. Check www.jucifer.com for more.