Every Monday, we help our readers get off to a musical start with five quick hits on some of the most interesting stories, sites and songs to wrap up the past 7 days and look forward to another great week:
In our never-ending quest to evolve this column into something quick, concise & informative, we realized that we've been trying to cram WAY too much information into a small space every Monday and thus we're breaking off the Show Round-Up, Links of the Week and Rants & Raves portions of Music Monday into their own features and focusing more on news here. Here's a look at what's happening right now in local music.
1. Drivn' N Cryin' coming to Pirate's Cove
Local venue Pirate's Cove has been on a roll lately with a bevy of great entertainment and it looks like their not planning on slowing down any time soon, having just announced a date featuring longtime Southern Rock band Drivin' N' Cryin' and local hard rock legends Sqwearl.
The event will take place Sept. 9 at the bar located at 205 N. Main St., North Myrtle Beach. No details have been announced as far as ticket prices or on sale date. Call (843) 249-8942 for more info.
Or if you just can't wait to party down at Pirate's Cove, don't forget tickets are still available for Hawthorne Heights on Sept. 1 with exclusive online specials for those who buy through ListenUp. Details here.
2. Memorabilia Tour at Hard Rock today
Hard Rock Cafe will continue it's year-long celebration as the 40th Anniversary Memorabilia Tour rolls into the Broadway at the Beach location.
This attraction, which will be set up until 5 p.m. Monday features pieces of rock history from artists like Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley as well as items from today's hottest artists such as Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry.
A sample of some of the interesting items on display includes Ray Charles' braille edition of "Playboy Magazine," Madonna's dress from the "Like a Virgin" video, and a handmade guitar that belonged to Johnny Cash.
3. Safe Auto holding jingle auditions in MB
SafeAuto Insurance will be holding auditions for its annual “Do the Jingle” contest in Myrtle Beach this Wednesday and Thursday. Myrtle Beach will be the second stop for the SafeAuto team, who are visiting seven different cities this year in search of this year’s most entertaining musician or performer. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000.00 and a featured role in a SafeAuto television commercial.
The “Do the Jingle” contest allows entrants to create their own renditions of the jingle, which SafeAuto will film and post on the company’s Do The Jingle website and its YouTube page. Starting in January, fans will vote for their favorite entries on the SafeAuto Do the Jingle website until the end of February.
“SafeAuto is thrilled to announce our 4th annual Do the Jingle Contest. This has become a major digital event as each year more people get caught up in the fun. Last year we had over one million votes to find our winner,” said President Jon Diamond. “SafeAuto is looking forward to meeting the best musicians in Myrtle Beach, and potentially seeing them in an upcoming commercial campaign.”
Last year’s contest brought many entries, with The Church Band from Chicago coming out on top with 239,474 votes. This year’s winning contestant will also be awarded $5,000.00 and a role in a SafeAuto commercial.
Auditions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the Fairfield Inn Broadway At The Beach, 1350 Oleander Drive. Interested musicians and performers are requested to set up an audition time through Jason Parks at (614) 944-7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For official rules visit: http://www.safeauto.com/dothejingle/rules.
4. Bamboo Forest releases "Indecsive"
Say I Won't Records will be released local punk band Bamboo Forest's debut full-length album "Indecisive" over the weekend as the group hit the Vans Warped Tour in Charlotte meeting new fans and spreading the word about the talent in Myrtle Beach.
The labum will be available for digital download Tuesday at Bandcamp, where you can currently go and download their demo "A Few Songs" for free.
Check it out at http://bambooforest.bandcamp.com/
5. Beatles Tribute coming to Beach Church
In case you hadn't had enough Beatlemania lately, there's another great Fab Four tribute happening over at Beach Church, 557 George Bishop Pkwy. (Near former Hard Rock Park) this Saturday.
The event, a benefit for the Little River Medical Center, will feature The Return: Beatles Tribute Band performing life in a fundraiser show that will help LRMC serve children, adults & seniors.
Tickets are $25, call 843-663-1013 x23 or e-mail email@example.com for detials.