ROAD TRIP: HOUSE OF BLUES
The House of Blues in Myrtle Beach has some cool shows planned for September. Bullet For My Valentine bang it out with Support from Black Tide on Fri. Sept. 5. All That Remains shares the stage with 36 Crazy Fists and The Human Abstract on Thurs. Sept. 11. Country/soul veteran Delbert McClinton shakes it on Sat. Sept. 13. Flogging Molly and special guests The Loved Ones get heavy-duty on Fri. Sept. 19. See the schedule at www.hob.com/
TAKE A BREATH
The College of Charleston holds a free rock concert this weekend on campus at their Physicians Auditorium (off the corner of Glebe and George streets). Up-and-coming S.C. alt-rock quartet Needtobreathe — four spiffy Piedmontonians now based in Charleston aiming to “bridge the gap between college and mainstream rock” — recently celebrated the release of their new album Heat (Lava/Atlantic), a polished follow-up to 2006’s major label debut Daylight. Lead singer and guitarist Bear Rinehart, brother/guitarist Bryant “Bo” Rinehart, drummer Joe Stillwell, and bassist Seth Bolt bring their shiny modern rock to the CofC campus on Fri. Sept. 5 for a special concert. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. No cover. Visit www.needtobreathe.net for more.
MOO MOO ON THE IOP
The spacious Isle of Palms venue Morgan Creek Grill (80 41st Ave., 843-886-8980) will feature award-winning local turntablist DJ Moo Moo in their Marina Room Bar area every Friday night starting this week. Moo Moo has frequently won City Paper‘s Best of Charleston readers poll for Best DJ. Presented in part by Port City Entertainment, he’ll spin a mix of house, Top 40, R&B, and hip-hop from his vast collection of vinyl and CDs from 10 p.m. ’til late-night. Visit www.djmoomoo.com for more.
PARK CIRCLE PARTY
Madra Rua Irish Pub (1034 E. Montague Ave., 843-554-2522) and the Elliott Summey for County Council Campaign hosts a honkin’ “end of the summer bash” in Park Circle next week. The event will feature free wings, voting info, and live acoustic folk, jams, and bluegrass from local act Folkgrass on Wed. Sept. 10 from 6-9 p.m. “It’s been a long, hot summer,” says Stephen O’Connor, owner of Madra Rua. “This party will allow us to gather with our friends and neighbors and say goodbye to summer. In addition, we are partnering with the Elliott Summey campaign to encourage people to get registered to vote for the upcoming election.” Visit www.madraruapub.com and www.summeyforcouncil.com for more.
Local promoter McDaniel Productions presents two nights of high-energy electronica and dance music this week at the Black Cart (54 John St.). On Thurs. Sept. 4, M.O Theory, 3 Dollar Hostage, and The Stock Options take the stage at 9 p.m., armed with a battery of breakbeats, drum ‘n’ bass, and a slew of grooves. On Fri. Sept. 5, celebrated live electronica trio Chronicles of the Landsquid — featuring Matthew Sayour (drums), Justin Aubuchon (keys), and Nicholas Carusos (bass) — headline at 10 p.m. Check out www.myspace.com/macdanielproductions for more.
JOE BUCK AMOK
The notorious Joe Buck (born Jim Finkley) returns in a few weeks to support his independently-released discs, Joe Buck Yourself Album and Gory Gory Hallelujah. The singer/guitarist/drummer (of Hank III and Assjack) rocked the Black Cart in April with his stripped-down, raw, Hasil Adkins’ one-man-band style, armed with a basic kick drum, a small stack of amps, and a large-sized hollow-body vintage guitar. “He delivered one of the most intense and inspiring shows I’ve seen in a long time,” reported City Paper‘s Joshua Curry on his Lucid Beaming blog (webmaster.ccpblogs.com). “He sat near the edge of the stage with a guitar and a drum pedal and channeled old and primeval energies straight through the crowd. I guess he’s known more for rockabilly and alt-country, but I thought it was punk as fuck.” On Wed. Sept. 9, he plays a set at newly-established dive The Recovery Room (685 King St., 843-727-0999). Check out www.recoveryroomcharleston.com and www.joebuckyourself.com for more.
DUST AT THE FARM
The Music Farm boasts a hefty schedule of metal, alternative, and tribute bands this fall. One of the standout shows this week is well-polished metal band Sevendust, set to play on Thurs. Sept. 4 with support from Beaufort-based nü-rock band Souls Harbor. Singer Lajon Witherspoon, guitarists John Connolly and Sonny Mayo, bassist Vince Hornsby, and drummer Morgan Rose made their mark in the late-’90s touring with Creed and playing Woodstock ’99. They’re on tour behind their new collection, Sevendust VII: Hope and Sorrow. Beware of those double-kick fills. Tickets are $20 ($17 in advance). Check www.sevendust.com and www.musicfarm.com for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann