ROCK/FUNK | “Larry Jenkins Memorial/Benefit”

w/ The Secrets, Gaslight, Kevin West, Alan St. Jon Extravaganza

Thurs. Sept. 13

Johnson’s Pub


The staff at Johnson’s Pub were shocked and saddened at the grim news last month; one of their beloved co-workers, 22-year-old Larry “Moe” Jenkins had been shot and killed on Aug. 11 while riding in the back of a car in North Charleston. Jenkins was one of the main nighttime cooks at Johnson’s. His colleagues aim to pay him tribute this Thursday. They also hope to raise funds for Jenkins’ family and two community organizations —Youth Empowerment Services (www.yescouncil.org) and North Charleston-based God’s House of Worship (led by Rev. Alphonso Riley). Featured musical acts include the powerfully funky local combo The Secrets (pictured), Southern-fried jam-rock band Gaslight, veteran singer/guitarist Kevin West, and the newly-formed Alan St. Jon Extravaganza (led by bona fide arena-rock veteran keyboardist, Alan St. Jon, best known for his creative synth work with the Billy Squier Band and Foreigner). Music starts at 9 p.m. Call 958-0662 for more details. —T. Ballard Lesemann THURSDAY


alt-rock | Flyleaf

w/ Leslie

Fri. Sept. 14

The Windjammer

$18 ($16 adv.)

Still floating on the gusty acclaim of their self-titled, 2005 debut album, alternative band Flyleaf make their way to the IOP for a dynamic set of modern rock action. The quintet — singer Lacey Mosley, drummer James Culpepper, guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann, and bassist Pat Seals — formed in the small Temple/Bolton, Texas scene (just north of Austin) around 2002 and released their first collection on Octone Records. Studio producers Rick Parasher (Pearl Jam, Blind Melon) and Brad Cook (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age) twiddled knobs during the sessions. The success of radio singles “Cassie” and “Breathe Today” led to prominent support slots with Saliva, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, and Staind. Local hard-rock trio Leslie open the show with an over-the-top rock-god set of original anthems and headbangers (they blew the tiles off the roof at the City Paper‘s recent bash at the ‘Jammer). Doors open at 8 p.m. Visit www.flyleafmusic.com for more. —TBL FRIDAY



Sat. Sept. 15

The Pour House


Known by most as the bass bumping DJ Bassnectar, Lorin Ashton brings his beats and underground influence to Charleston this Saturday. Considered one of San Fran’s top turntablists, Ashton blends rhythms from genres such as old-school hip-hop, electronica, raga/dub, and a variety of other styles. This one-man talent has played alongside Sound Tribe Sector 9, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Michael Kang (of String Cheese Incident), FreQ Nasty, Buckethead, and many others. In his newest album, Underground Communication (Om Records), Ashton makes a powerful statement to his fans, urging them to defend “reliable sources of trustworthy, independent news.” He feels that “the freedom of speech is under attack and needs to be defended.” This message is loud and clear on the title track and “Bomb the Blocks.” Bassnectar is sure to get the blood pumping and booties shakin’ while sending a positive message. Visit www.bassnectar.net for more. —Christine McDermott SATURDAY


PUNK ROCK | The Subhumans

w/ World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Heart Attacks, Dolce Nastee

Mon. Sept. 17

The Map Room

$15 ($12 adv.)

Look, not to dismiss the latest warning of an imminent terrorist attack — in a kinda-sorta-possible way — but if you think we’re living in scary times now, you’ve obviously forgotten about the days of the Cold War when the threat of global thermal nuclear war was a constant reality. It was in this scary world that the U.K. punk scene was born. And while some bands embraced nihilism, others sought revolution. The Subhumans were one of them. After cranking out a string of stinging, politically-charged gutter punk rock classic LPs, the best of which is The Day the Country Died,the band disbanded in the early ’80s. A few years back the Subhumans reformed, hit the road and released a blistering live album, Live in a Dive, chock full of politically relevant songs even though they were written two decades ago. 6:30 p.m. Visit www.citizenfish.com for more. —Chris Haire MONDAY