HOWLE IN CHURCH
Local singer/songwriter Danielle Howle (a veteran performer now based in Awendaw) headlines a special benefit show this weekend. Organized by Stuart K. Kimball (of Charleston Business Brokers), the event takes place in the sanctuary of Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting St., 843-577-6400) on Fri. Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20. All proceeds from the event benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank. Howle recently recorded with Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan and released an excellent collection of songs titled Thank You, Mark. Visit www.daniellehowle.com and www.circularchurch.org for more.
DAVID BYRNE IN DECEMBER
Last week, the City Paper office buzzed when the folks at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center announced that vocalist David Byrne (formerly of the Talking Heads) was set to perform on Tues. Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Billed as An Evening with David Byrne: Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, the event will feature a mix of new music and dance, including renditions of Talking Heads collaborations with the British musician, songwriter, and studio producer Eno (formerly of Roxy Music). Eno produced three albums for the Talking Heads — More Songs about Buildings and Food, Fear of Music, and Remain in Light — and collaborated with Byrne on the 1981 album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Byrne and Eno recently assembled a new studio album together titled Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, which was self-released digitally on August 18. Tickets are on sale now for $46 and $36 (plus applicable fees) on Fri. Oct. 10 via the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (843) 554-6060, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Visit www.davidbyrne.com and www.coliseumpac.com for more.
YIKES: DWARVES TO PLAY OASIS
Local punk rock fan Van Elliot phoned up last week to make sure City Paper knew about the just-confirmed, all-ages Dwarves gig at Oasis Bar & Grill (788 Folly Road, 843-225-2522) set for Fri. Oct. 24. The notorious San Fran-based band started out in Chicago in the late '80s, and made its biggest splash on the punk scene in 1990 with the release of Blood, Guts & Pussy. They hit Charleston behind a new disc titled The Dwarves Must Die. Antiseen, The Uprising, The 33's, and Motormouth Mabel share the bill. Visit www.thedwarves.com and www.myspace.com/oasis29412 for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann