TRIB-ROCK | Lez Zeppelin
Thurs. June 28
The Pour House

There’s a lady who’s sure all the Zep tunes are gold, and shes bringing her band to the Pour House. When she gets there she knows if the beer stores are closed, with a word she can get what she came for. Oh, it makes me wonder. And it’s whispered that soon, if we all call the tune, singer Sarah McLellan, guitarist Steph Payne, bassist/keys player Lisa Brigantino, and drummer Helen Destroy — all of whom embarked upon a nationwide tour this week — will lead us to reason. And the forests will echo with laughter. And as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our soul, there walks a lady Led Zeppelin tribute we all know. 9 p.m. Visit www.lezzeppelin.com for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann THURSDAY


INDIE-ROCK | Run Dan Run
w/ Fifths,
Red Legs
Thurs. June 28

Run, who, what? Run Dan Run celebrate their official, all-ages “CD Release” of their first studio collection, Basic Mechanics, this Thursday at Cumberland’s. The melodic, echoey, and somewhat beautifully morose indie band are yet another creative project stemming out of local musician, collaborator, and studio engineer Ash Hopkins’ home studio scene. Led by singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Dan McCurry, the core lineup includes Hopkins, drummer extraordinaire Nick Jenkins, Erin McKinley, and, most likely, Steve Fiore (pictured with McCurry). “This will actually be the first day we’ll physically have the albums in our hands, pressed and pretty, to sell, so it’s really a ‘CD Release’ party,” says McCurry. “We’re also playing on Lowcountry Live on Channel 4 that morning to promote this show.” (It airs at 10 a.m. on Thurs. June 28). The band leave for a two-week tour up the coast, concluding with an “End of Tour Party” gig at 52.5 Records on Thurs. July 12. Check www.myspace.com/rundanrun for more. —TBL THURSDAY


ROCK/RAP | Number One Contender
Charleston ro w/ Ace & O.C., DJ Moo Moo
Fri. June 29
Johnson’s Pub

Rock quintet Number One Contender have been honing their serious-minded, hard-hitting style of contemporary rock for two years. Or longer. Comprised mostly of former members of long-running local rock act Quench, guitarists Alan Price and Damon “Irish” Jackson, bassist Jonathan Holt, drummer Pauly Huck, welcomed vocalist Reid Johnson (formerly of Volusia) into the fold in 2005. The band released their first proper studio collection in late 2006, simply titled The Album. They’re working on the final tracks of a yet-untitled, forthcoming EP to be released this summer. NOC share the corner stage at Johnson’s this Friday with stoner rap-rock buds Ace & O.C., an edgy vocal duo regularly backed by a full band of local players. See www.numberonecontender.com and www.myspace.com/aceandoc for more. —TBL FRIDAY


TWANG-ROCK | Dead Confederate
w/ Two Cow Garage, Lindsay Holler & The Dirty Kids
Sat. June 30
The Pour House

Based in and in-between Augusta and Atlanta, shaggy-headed Peach State five-piece Dead Confederate (pictured above) lean toward the bluesy/psychedelic side of modern Southern rock. Initially playing out and recording under the name “Redbelly,” guitarists Hardy Morris and bassist Brantley Senn, drummer Jason Scarboro, and keyboardist John Watkins recently released a solid new studio album titled Petition to the Queen. “Dead Confederate might just become the most electrifying thing to break out of Augusta since Hulk Hogan,” wrote City Paper contributor Mike Andrews last winter. “And that’s no shuck ’n’ jive, brother.” Amen. Out of the busy Columbus, Ohio, scene, opening act Two Cow Garage — singer/guitarist, Micah Schnabel, singer/bassist Shane Sweeney, and drummer and Dustin Harigle — released a strong, raspy collection in April called III. Lindsay Holler & The Dirty Kids are famous locally for their pretty experiments. Check out www.deadconfederate.com, www.twocowgarage.com, and www.myspace.com/lindsayholler for more. —TBL SATURDAY