MB ROAD TRIP!
Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: Shinedown plug in with Silvertide and Halestorm on Fri. Nov. 25; cooler-than-thou rëggäe-röckers 311 come original on Sat. Nov. 26 with support from Agents of the Sun; Hot Hot Heat bring the indie-glam stuff back to S.C. on Sun. Dec. 4; Staind present the latest in "fetal position rock" with P.O.D. and Taproot on Wed. Dec. 7. Check the full season's schedule at www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/myrtlebeach. --T. Ballard Lesemann
Atlanta blues guitarist Tinsley Ellis -- a veteran of the Alligator and Capricorn labels -- returns to Folly Beach this week for a show at the Sand Dollar, located at 7 Center Street. His latest effort is a dynamic collection titled The Hard Way (Telarc). He and his band perform a special show on Sun. Nov. 27 at 10 p.m. Club membership is $1 and required at least a day ahead of admittance. Call 588-9498 for info. --TBL
Ten years ago, guitar-playin' Southern man James "Jimbo" Mathus was perhaps best known as one of the dapper players in N.C. ensemble Squirrel Nut Zippers. These days, he's a dusty real-deal bluesman knockin' around northern Mississippi. He recently opened the Delta Recording Service in Clarksdale and issued a killer self-released solo album, Knockdown South. "My personal music vision is an all-inclusive one," says Mathus. "This is my most personal record yet, the most realistic. Either you like it or you don't but it's just me." Look for Jimbo and his band at the Pour House on Fri. Dec. 2. --TBL
Another week, another music scene theft to report. Last week, Arleigh Hertzler of The Defilers reported the swiping of his Gibson Orange Top guitar outside of Cumberland's. This week, percussionist Paul Bracewell of local band Satori reported the theft of the band's entire trailer, full of all their instruments, lighting rigs, and PA equipment! The band parked the full trailer in West Ashley after a show on Thurs. Nov. 10. The next day, Goose Creek Police found what turned out to be most of their stuff stashed neatly behind a Food Lion in Crowfield Plaza Shopping Center. The cops retrieved the equipment, but did not recover the white two-wheel Hercules Patriot 6 x 12 trailer. If anyone spots it, please tell the band (contact Bracewell at firstname.lastname@example.org). --TBL