From this week’s Music Board pages:
[image-1] Fronting a “powerhouse blues trio” from Savannah, Ga., singer/guitarist Brett “Hitman” Barnard (pictured) headlines a hot night of blues-rock, soul, and boogie on Saturday. Hitman has played several shows on the Dough’s barroom stage over the last two years, delivering a slew of funky originals and cool renditions of everything from the Allmans’ “Might Be Your Man” to Jimmy Reed’s “Big Boss Man” to B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone.” 10 p.m.
[image-2] Swingin’ “folk-core dynamic duo” Paleface visit Mt. P this Friday in support of their latest disc, Just About To Burn. Paleface (the performer) emerged from New York’s “anti-folk” movement in the Lower East Side in the early 1990s. He is featured on several of the Avett Brothers albums and splits his time between the N.C. piedmont and Brooklyn. Paleface and lady drummer Monica “Mo” Samalot have a forthcoming album, A Different Story (due in January).
[image-3]Torch Velvet Lounge marks their “1,000th consecutive day in business this Saturday. In celebration of this milestone Torch will present DJ Garth, “direct from San Francisco for one night only.” Garth, a veteran turntablist of 15 years, started his own record label Grayhound in 1998.
[image-4] Jamming with a darker, more chaotic sound than most Charleston bands, electronic/groove/hip-hip project Magic Bronson are on to something weird and cool. The lineup includes Beckner, saxophonist/guitarist Andy “Tooth” Masker (pictured), trombonist/synth player Jeremy “The Elbow,” guitarist Colin Madden, drummer Karl “Los” Anderson, and turntablist Alex Rosen. 10:30 p.m.