In its second year, the annual three-night, two-club benefit series Kloverfest is solid for this week at Jimbo’s Rock Lounge (1662 Savannah Hwy.) and the Oasis (778 Folly Road). The festival is a dual-purpose benefit project created to memorialize late Charleston musician Ryan Cargile (formerly of Kapone and In Reverie), who died in 2009 at the age of 30. The events feature several local band reunion shows. Proceeds benefit Cargile’s family as well as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “Ryan was a very well respected musician and songwriter in the Charleston area, as is evident by the number of local, regional, and national acts that have requested to be a part of this project,” says co-organizer Amy Hutto. At the Oasis on Saturday, several regional alt-rock/metal/punk bands share the stage, including the Channels, Barriers, Blacklines, Skwirlgrinda, TJ Stone Band, Josephine, and Double 0. Kloverfest concludes on Sunday at Jimbo’s with headliner Brian “Head” Welch (the former lead guitarist for Korn) with Wedding, the Letter Black, and Decyfer Down. Fusebox Poet and Sent By Ravens are also on the bill.
T. Ballard Lesemann