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Souls Harbor To Rock Farm

Burly rock/metal quintet Souls Harbor — lead guitarist John Fenin, rhythm guitarist Tony Bigley, singer Doug Marshal, bassist Ryland Milonakis, and newly-enlisted drummer Eric Rickert (who replaced Rob Cadiz) — headline a free showcase at the Music Farm on Sat. Sept. 15 with support from local bands Near Fatal Fall and Red Moon. According to the band, it's the last show for them in Charleston. The Beaufort-based band stayed busy over the last 12 months touring behind their major label debut, Writings on the Wall (Crash Music), recorded with local audio engineer Eric Bass at Fusion 5 Studios and other facilities. Visit www.myspace.com/soulsharbor for more.

Royster Leads Open Mic

Charleston singer/guitarist Frank Royster — known best among local rock fans for his busy work with heavy-duty bar band The Hed Shop Boys and his more melodic and Beatles-esque solo work — recently started conducting a new open mic series at the West Ashley venue Wolf Track Inn (1807 Parsonage Ave., 763-0853). The guitarist performs solo and with guests during every Wednesday evening starting at 8:30 p.m.

Black Eyed September

Maryland-born/Charleston-based groove-rock trio Black Eyed Susan have kicked up a Wednesday night series at Johnson's Pub (12 Cumberland St., 958-0662). The organ-driven funk/rock/soul combo — keyboardist Aaron Levy, bassist/guitarist Matt Chase, and drummer Adam Chase — perform every Wednesday night in September. They recently completed tracks at Racetrack Sound in Gettysburg, Maryland, for the follow-up to last year's solid album, Songs From The Bottom. Check out their new tunes and tour dates online at www.besmusic.com.

Overstood Solidified

Local groove-rock combo Overstood — guitarist Charlie Thompson (formerly of Flyin' Blind, The Parrots), singer and rhythm guitarist Cortie Thompson, and bassist/vocalist Matty Thompson — welcomed a new pair of timekeepers to the lineup this summer. Hand percussionist Jamie London and former Jump, Little Children drummer Evan Bivins signed on for duty recently. The band celebrated the release of a self-produced, self-titled album in April. They perform at O'Malley's Bar & Grille (549 King St., 805-5000) on Sat. Sept. 15. Check out more at www.overstood.net.

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