Live Music: Pop-Up Charleston; Honeysmoke; Glass Lashes; Leave a Beautiful Memory

Great live music to check out this week

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PUNK BENEFIT | Glass Lashes
w/ Madam Adam and St. Maurice
Sat. April 30
9 p.m.
$10
Tin Roof

Glass Lashes' sound is best represented by their song "Hollywood Halloween." It's an intriguing ball of glitzy, gothy, riff-heavy chaos that pulls equally from punk's pure attitude, glam rock's sleazy shimmer, and the electronic pulse of dance music. "We all have our own vision of our music," says singer-keyboardist Tilly. "And we bring a lot of different things that we find interesting to the table. Me personally, I love '80s glam rock, but I also love the Ramones. If you listen to 'Hollywood Halloween,' it's really a mixture of those styles with a bit of Marilyn Manson in there as well." The bandmates all go by nicknames (Tilly, Taz, Bee, and Bones), and Tilly says it's part of the group's desire to be larger-than-life onstage. "We do love to dress up and put on a good show," she says. "We have these kind of personas that we put on to entertain people." Saturday's show with Madam Adam and St. Maurice will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. —Vincent Harris SATURDAY

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FINALE | Pop-Up Charleston
w/ Liza Anne, ET Anderson, Heyrocco, Triathalon, and Corey Kilgannon
Sat. April 30
5 p.m.
$10, $20/VIP (includes swag and a ticket)
Palmetto Brewing

Pop-Up Charleston has brought live music from national, regional, and local up-and-coming acts to Holy City living rooms, alleyways, and backyards for two years now. Its purpose has always been centered around connecting people through thoughtfully curated shows consisting of multiple genres. "Pop-Up has been about building a community around supporting not only the artists that perform, but the city as a whole — trying to make Charleston more committed to becoming a more musically recognizable city, and that starts with supporting the local talent," says co-organizer Holden Curran. But this weekend, the all-volunteer crew have to say goodbye. "It's ending for a lot of reasons," organizers Addi Green, Peter Spearman, Matt Navey, Katie Jones, and Curran said in a joint statement. "The biggest and easiest one to cite is that we are all moving on to new projects and some of us to new cities. The other reason is that it stopped being as much fun for us. We were at a point where it either needed to become more than it was or it needed to end." But that's not to say that this is the end of an era. "When I think of Pop-Up, I think of good music and hanging out with my best friends," Navey says. "So in that regard, it's not really ending for me." The Pop-Up crew will celebrate the spirit of what they created with a party at Palmetto Brewing. Saturday's finale will feature Nashville singer-songwriter Corey Kilgannon, Savannah surf-pop band Triathalon, and Columbia indie rockers ET Anderson. Also performing are Charleston Disney-grunge trio Heyrocco (their Teenage Movie Soundtrack cover photo was taken at a Pop-Up show in Spearman's living room) and Nashville folk artist Liza Anne, who, along with Kilgannon, was one of Pop-Up's debut artists. Though it will be a bittersweet goodbye, Pop-Up's decision to move on is no reflection of the current state of the scene. "There is so much good in this town in terms of people picking up where we left off and improving it in ways that we could never have done," they tell us. "From Scenario Collective in Columbia to Makeout Reef [a young, local label and collective] and Charleston's hardcore scene, South Carolina has a DIY scene that it should be proud of. We are." —Kelly Rae Smith SATURDAY

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DELTA ROCK | HoneySmoke
w/ Jacob Johnson and Caleb Caudle
Fri. April 29
9 p.m.
$5
The Royal American

Charleston's HoneySmoke draw a great deal of their inspiration from the Delta blues. Their sinewy, stretched-dry version of "Come on in My Kitchen" is evidence of that. But they expanded their reach on their most recent album, Songs for the Sun and the Rain, particularly on the aptly titled "Hippie Jam," a bracing double-time march that clocks in at 12:10. The band has been hard at work recreating the epic tune as their next single. "We are chipping it down to less than 4:00," says singer/guitarist Dave Ellis. "But we are owning the shit out of 'hippie' — not sorry or scared one bit. This song is an attempt to recall those old-school nostalgic ideals of 'peace' and 'love' that our — at least my — parents' generation championed in the '60s and '70s." Aiding them in this endeavor at the Royal American show will be the dazzling Upstate acoustic guitarist Jacob Johnson and the Jackson Browne-meets-C&W singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle, the latter of whom recently premiered a video at rollingstone.com and recorded with Mitch Easter (Let's Active, R.E.M.). You can listen to HoneySmoke's sweet, new version of "Hippie Jam" now at soundcloud.com/honeysmoke. —Vincent Harris FRIDAY

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ROCKABILLY BENEFIT | Leave a Beautiful Memory
w/ The Defilers, Truckstop Preachers, and Straight 8s
Sat. April 30
7 p.m.
$10
Memminger Auditorium

Members of the local music community lost their dear friend Josh Haner in a tragic motorcycle accident back in January. At the funeral, his friend, the Defilers' frontman Arleigh Hertzler, decided that since Haner's passion was rockabilly and old country music, a concert would be the best way to honor him. "He left an impression everywhere he went and made friends in each place," Hertzler says. "That's just the kind of guy he was." This weekend, some of Haner's favorite bands from his time as a roadie plan to celebrate him with a show benefitting his wife, Karin. The Defilers will perform a blend of rockabilly, '60s country, and '70s punk, while Truckstop Preachers bring a love of outlaw and Bakersfield country to the bill, and the Straight 8s play rockabilly with a modern edge. Hertzler wants the concert to be for everyone. The concert is called Leave a Beautiful Memory because of the Faron Young track "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" he and Hertzler used to listen to together. The song goes, "I want to live fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory." Hertzler says, "If anyone has ever embodied that song, it was Josh. Josh was taken too soon, but he certainly lived up to those words." —Madi Kois SATURDAY


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