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Getting Whild At Barrier Isle

On Fri. Oct. 12, Atlanta-based funk/hip-hop ensemble Whild Peach return to Charleston for a wild jam session at Barrier Island Surf & Supply (2013 Folly Road, (843) 795-4545) at 8 p.m. The soulful combo — comprised of guitarist/vocalist David Whild, "funktress" lead vocalist Peach, drummer Tuesday Henderson, bassist/vocalist Blue Gomes, and guitarist Matt Hollums — are well known around the South as the backing band for OutKast and their groovin' mix of old-school and modern styles. Visit www.myspace.com/barrier_islands and www.whildpeach.com for more.

Leah &Amp; Friends

Local singer/songwriter Leah Suárez (of the Latin-flavored ensemble Toca Toca) returns to Modernisme (21 Magnolia Road, (843) 763-1551) for a special performance on Fri. Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. with accompaniment from pianist Gerald Gregory, accordion/horn player Nathan Koci, bassist Kevin Hamilton, and drummer Ron Wiltrout. Dig more at www.modernismegallery.com and

www.leahsuarez.com.

My Sister's (Pour) House

The Pour House and My Sister's House — an organization that provides safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children throughout the tri-county area — present a special benefit show this Sat. Oct. 13 called "Domestic Violence Is Not an Accident: 6th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Fair," featuring live music from local acts Broken Bliss, Ace & O.C., and The Kevin West Band. Offering silent auctions, exhibits, and music, the event starts at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Check out my.sistershouse.org and www.charlestonpourhouse.com for more.

Duda Goes To Church

Brazilian-born, Charleston-based singer, guitarist, and composer Duda Lucena is set for a free recital at the Jazz Vespers event at the Circular Congregational Church (150 Meeting St.) on Sun. Oct. 14 from 6-7 p.m. Lucena studied at the Music Conservatory of Pernambuco and started performing in theaters and clubs throughout his hometown of Recife. In 1987, he relocated to Rio de Janeiro and studied musical arrangement and composition and harmony. His own music is based on a blend Brazilian styles —the bossa nova, baião, and samba — along with popular styles and traditional folk, reggae, jazz, and blues from the U.S. Visit www.dudalucena.com for more.

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