There's so much going on musically that it can be tough to sort through it all. That's why each week, we scour the live music listings locally and give our picks for an event you can attend each night of the week. Our choices not quite your taste? Click over to the calendar page for a larger listing of all the happenings around town.
TUESDAY • APRIL 10
Fresh Brewed Unplugged
• Where: Fresh Brewed Coffeehouse, 933A Broadway St., Myrtle Beach
• When: 8 p.m.
• Cost: Free
Always sure to bring you something you probably won't hear anywhere else, tonight's edition of Fresh Brewed Unplugged — which showcases local, regional and touring artists performing in the coffee shop's front window — features John Wills. Wills, a Blues- and Folk-influenced songwriter from Minneapolis pays respects to legends such as Leadbelly, Howlin’ Wolf, Tom Waits, Mississippi John Hurt, Bob Dylan and Muddy Waters with his unique musical compositions and passionate lyrical styles. (Details)
And as if you need another reason to support this non-profit community coffee house, it appears some knucklehead tried to rob them last night...so go show some love and help out the place that helps so many round these parts.
Also check out: Jam with Treehouse! at Backyard Bar & Grill on restaurant row or rock with Ten Toes Up at Wahoo's on the Marhswalk.
WEDNESDAY • APRIL 11
SensaMotion & Jah Harvest
• Where: Bourbon Steet, 5307 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach
• When: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
• Cost: Free
The SensaMotion Band (formerly known as Simple Minded Budz) is a Roots Reggae band consisting of former CCU student Joey Collepardi and his crew of Jersey Shore players. On their first trip back to the beach since performing at the House of Blues last April, SMB will team up with local Reggae favorite Jah Harvest for groovin' show to get you over the hump this week. Check out our interview with the band here or get the show details.
Also try: Get your dayside kicks with Roadside Assistance at Ocean Annie's or check out Greenville singer-songwriter Spencer Rush at Dick's Last Resort in Barefoot Landing.
THURSDAY • APRIL 12
• Where: Berni's 501, Highway 501 near CCU
• When: 8 p.m.
• Cost: No Cover
No, Marty, there's no time travel involved with this show, but you may feel like you've traveled to a different time period when this Pennslvania-based group hits the stage. Simultaneously taking you back to the pyschadelic 60s with its jam-influenced style and catapulting you into the future with experimental electronica-tinged improvisational rock, FluxCapacitor is sure to get you feeling groovy. Also, If you've not had the chance to visit Berni's check out our review or get show details here.
Also try: Homegrown Roots rock from Columbia with Jackaroe at the Pawleys Island Tavern or check out Indie/funk rock group Paperwork from Pawleys at The Sound Hole.
FRIDAY • APRIL 13
• Where: Rodeo Bar & Grill, Celebrity Sqaure, Broadway at the Beach
• When: 9 p.m.
• Cost: Tickets are $15. Purchase online here.
Helping Christen Broadway’s hottest new club will be the first nationally-known act to hit the bar’s revamped stage, 90s country act Little Texas. With nearly a dozen Top 10 country hits under their belts including “Some Guys Have All The Love,” “God Blessed Texas,” and “My Love” this reunited veteran act is sure to put on a great show. House band the Josh Brannon Band will open the show.
Also try: There's a ton going on, so depending on your taste, you may also want to check out Prowler's Video Release Party at The Sound Hole, Hip Hop Live featuring Charlotte-based duo Brody & Choch at Island Bar Surfside, Southern rocker Eddie Bush at the Smoke on the Beach BBQ cook-off at Family Kingdom or Indie rockers Ryan Bonner & The Dearly Departed at Hot Fish Club.
SATURDAY • APRIL 14
• Where: Island Bar & Grill Surfside, 2272 Glenns Bay Road
• When: 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
• Cost: $5 cover
One Tree Hill fans won't want to miss heartthrob Tyler Hilton who will perform in town as part of an acoustic tour. Hilton, a singer-songwriter who has drawn comparisons from Howie Day to Elton John is known for three albums including the recently-rleased "Forget The Storm" and also for his acting roles as Chris Keller on the N.C.-filmed "One Tree Hill" and as Elvis Presley in the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line." The show will also feature Nashville-based pop duo Dakota & Will, NYC songwrite Dion Roy and local songstress Emily Schrag. (Details)
Also try: Another jam-packed night features some real variety in the form of classic country (Oak Ridge Boys at Alabama Theatre), rock (Candlebox w/ IAMDYNAMITE at HOB), Funk (BPL at Bubba's Love Shack), Punk (Nobody Jones and Bamboo Forest at Fresh Brewed Coffee House) and even classical (Long Bay Symphony's "A Musical Tour of Europe" at First Presbyterian Church in MB).
SUNDAY • APRIL 15
• Where: Boathouse Waterway Bar & Grill, 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd.
• When: 4 p.m.
• Cost: Free
The weather should be warm and sunny for another Sunday Funday at The Boathouse's Backyard Summer Concert Series. This week's show features Dave Matthews tribute band Crowded Streets doing your favorite DMB hits while Grand Strand's Best Cover Band runners-up Sushi For Breakfast warm up the crowd witha heavy dose of rock, pop and hip-hop. (Details)
Also try: Check out Variety act The Sand Band at Boom Boom's Raw Bar in North Myrtle Beach or The Little Nashville Band at Beaver Bar in Murrells Inlet.