ROCKIN’ ON THE POINT
Weekly harbor-side music series Rockin’ at the Point continues Fri. June 6 at the Charleston Harbor Resort (20 Patriots Point Blvd. ) with two sets of funky tunes from the high-energy Raleigh variety band Sugar. Fronted by a vivacious vocalist named Kat, this band is quickly becoming a crowd favorite in Charleston. The party starts at 6 p.m. Visit www.myspace.com/sugartheband and www.charlestonharborresort.com for more.
MILLENNIUM MUSIC SAYS GOODBYE
Longtime downtown record store Millennium Music will shut its doors this weekend after 15 years in business. The staff plan to throw a Farewell Party on Sat. June 7 from 2-8 p.m. with free food and beverages from Sesame Burgers & Beer, plus live jams from several local bands throughout the afternoon and evening. The store will officially close its facility at 372 King Street for good on Mon. June 9. They plan to move to a warehouse in Mt. Pleasant to continue running their digital FeedYourPlayer.com services — an online program launched in 2006. See City Pick on p. 53 and www.feedyourplayer.com.
MARK BRYAN: IN-STORE
Last week, Pulse made mention of local songwriter/guitarist Mark Bryan’s new solo album End of the Front and his forthcoming summer tours. A few days back, he strolled into the City Paper offices, delivered a copy of the 12-song collection, and reminded us that he’s performing an acoustic in-store gig “on the rug” at 52.5 Records (561 King Street) on Thurs. June 5 at 6 p.m. It should be a hoot (ha!). Visit www.myspace.com/markbryanmusic and www.corporaterocksucks.com for more.
CAROLINA STUDIOS GIG
Mark Bryan also runs a project called Carolina Studios that “provides youth and young adults an opportunity to be in a self-contained, safe after-school environment that promotes productive use of time through music technology, graphic arts, digital photography, and video technology.” On Sun, June 8, there’ll be an all-day event at the Pour House from 2-11 p.m. promoting the project. Sol Driven Train plays two sets early in the afternoon on the outside deck. Live Oak performs inside at 8 p.m. The event features raffles, prizes, a silent art auction, and food. A $7 donation is requested at the door (kids under 10 get in free). Patrons are also encouraged to bring old musical instruments and gear to donate as well. Visit www.carolinastudios.net for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann