In 1976, was still a fledgling family destination and before you could even catch a commercial flight into town, Punk rock pioneers The Vibrators were already making their mark on the U.K. music scene alongside acts such as The Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop.
By the late 70s, The London-based quartet — originally consisting of vocalist Ian 'Knox' Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer John 'Eddie' Edwards. — had released two hit albums in "Pure Mania" and "V2" which helped define the grungy, backroom sound of the first wave of punk music.
But while the Vibrators never evolved into household names like some of their peers, this relentless, in-your-face band has maintained a longevity that few in the genre can rival. Over 34 years together this hard-working act has put out 14 studio albums, more than 200 songs and done countless shows across the globe.
And what's even more impressive than the sheer volume of the band's work is that Knox, now 65, and original Vibrators drummer Eddie, are still touring together, working as hard as ever to make music and reach fans in places as unassuming as our sleepy little beach town.
That's right, the same seasoned veterans who have paved the way for more than a generation worth of punk rock acts will perform tonight at the Island Bar & Grill, 2272 Glenns Bay Road (near Surfside Beach). The show, will kick off at 10 p.m. and cover is $5.
This show will offer local punks and classic music fans a rare chance to catch hits such as "Pure Mania," "We Vibrate" and "Baby Baby" while also getting a taste of these great local acts which will open: