ListenUp picks is a weekly roundup of the best shows, concerts & events on the Grand Strand. If you've got a show you'd like to promote here, please drop us a line at email@example.com, invite us to your event on Facebook or fill out the show form here. Here's our best bets for live music this week....for a full listing of upcoming shows visit our events page.
- If you're down to dance, you'll want to consider the ongoing Club Glow Global series of club nights at the House of Blues concert hall which kicks off at 10 p.m. every Monday night, this week featuring two of Myrtle Beach's best DJs Keith Nasty and Arratic. Details here.
- For something less party-packed and more musical, you may want to grab your instrument and head over to the newly-relocated Open Jam Night run by longtime Myrtle Beach musician Angie Capone at Scores Sports Bar (S.C. 707 & U.S. 17 Bypass) beginning at 9 p.m. Call (843) 293-2582 for details.
- L.A.-based Roots Rock band Fortunate Youth will perform with local Reggae group Jah Harvest opening at Bourbon Street on 53rd Avenue North and Kings Highway beginning at 9 p.m. Details here.
- Get your inner thug motivated when Columbia-born rapper Young Jeezy brings his Thug Motivation 103 Tour to the House of Blues Wednesday. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 9:30 p.m. with Freddie Gibbs and Durham-based rapper Top Dollar P opening. General admission tickets are $30-33 and are available here.
- Garden City-based punk/rock band Know Good will return to Jackson's Inlet Bar & Grill to debut more music on S.I.N. Night (Service Industry Night) in Murrells Inlet. Located directly across from River City Cafe in Murrells Inlet, Jackson's hosts original and covered material for two hours of free music, cheap drinks, and great times! See details here.
- The City of Conway will host The Spots on stage at 6:30 p.m. during the Aug. 4 Conway Crawl event, where downtown Conway businesses stay open late and offer sales, food specials, tastings, etc. Music performances are held along Third Avenue between Main and Laurel streets, while downtown shops extend hours to 8 p.m. See details here.
- If you'd rather rock out Thursday, take a trip to The Music Station @ Socastee Station where Say I Won't Records presents local Death Metal band Conception of Being will headline a bill which also includes the South end's Brink of Sanity and Conway's Chinese Fire Drill. Details here.
- Transcend: Art & Music Exhibition will take place at Pirate's Cove beginning at 8 p.m. The show will feature art work from more than a dozen local artists including painting, drawing, mixed media and more. In addition, music from a variety of genres will be represented with live performances by Treehouse, 3 Weeks Notice, Sunni G and Two of a Kind downstairs and local DJs Jestah, Mark Sonar and Risque spinning music on the upstairs deck. Cover is $5. See details here.
- Rad Bromance, an all-male Lady Gaga tribute act will perform at the Island Bar & Grill Surfside with opening acts See Camden and Death of Paris. Doors open at 9:30 with Death of Paris kicking things off around 10 p.m. Cover is $5 for this 18+ show. See details here.
- Country legend Merle Haggard will perform at the Alabama Theatre beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9-54. See Details here.
- Lowcountry Dubstep will host its monthly Bass-ic Euphoria Beat Master of The Universe event at Hollywood's Bar & Grill near the Back Gate with a lineup that features Bryan Fury & Baby Girl, DJ Wicked, Dj Five, Kartune, DJ Pan and more. See deatils here.
- The Music Station will host a night of great times, good friends and anonymous love with Wicked Gift, Drew Jacobs & The Sauce and M Is We will performing Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. and bidding farewell to local musican Nathan Troutman who will be hitting the road in August. See details here.
- The Boathouse will kick off it's two-day Boatin' & Groovin' Fest Saturday with a variety of acts including Simplified, Sol Driven Train, Bonepony, Dangermuffin, Ten Toes Up, Connor Christian & Southern Gothic, Willhite, The Root Soul Project, The Freeloaders, Casserole and more. See details here.
- The Boathouse's Boatin' & Groovin' Fest will continue with spillover of the bands mentioned above on the main Backyard stage and an additional stage located outside in the parking lot featuring local rock bands Confliction, Flick-It, The Izm and Willhite from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. See details here.
- Southern Drawl will perform at The Bowery, 110 9th Ave. N., in downtown Myrtle Beach beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. Visit www.thebowery.com for details.
- Christian artist Chirs August will perform at Ground Zero's ongoing Sunday Celebrations concert series in dowtown Myrtle Beach on the former pavilion site. The show begins at 6 p.m. See details here.
- Surfside Sunday Serenades will continue in Surfside Beach's Fuller Park with a Songwriters in the Round afternoon featuring music from Brian Roessler, My Buddy Todd and host Glenn "Houndog" Hanson from 3 to 5:15 p.m. See details here.