MB ROAD TRIP!
Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: Edwin McCain and his band headline a show with solo singer/songwriters Meghan Coffee (who's featured in Turner South's recent Music Road show) and Michael Tolcher on Thurs. Dec. 29. Check the full season's schedule at www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/myrtlebeach. --T. Ballard Lesemann
NEW YEAR'S BASHES
Billed as "The Canine Conspiracy Tour," Brevard-based jam band Jupiter Coyote join forces with Charleston's Blue Dogs for a series of shows this month, including a New Year's Eve show at the Windjammer. Tickets are $40. The wildly funky Dirty Dozen Brass Band tear the damn place up over at the Music Farm that evening. Local head-bangers Iron Cherry get gussied up for a big bash at Cumberland's. Georgia jam band Tishamingo get funky with the dueling guitar solos at the Pour House. Check MusicBoard next week for a complete list of all the New Year's Eve action. --TBL
The Zinc Bistro & Bar in Patriot's Point has closed indefinitely. Wha', no more swing band gigs on the back patio? Dang. Meanwhile, former house act Ronnie Johnson has landed back at the IOP at Morgan Creek Grill, where the excitable oldies expert and local favorite performs on New Year's Eve at 10 p.m. See www.morgancreekgrill.com for more. --TBL
A SMASHING BON VOYAGE
When you want a really killer party, a dear friend is usually a pretty ace way to go. To that effect, singer-guitarist Danny Cassady, of The Bedrooms and Slow Runner (formerly Michael Flynn), is throwing his friends in Jump (and their fans) a going-away party, complete with tributes from a number of the group's friends and musical colleagues. The Bedrooms, Slow Runner, Bill Carson, Cary Ann Hearst, Bain Mattox, and Mike Robinson (of The Films) will take turns gracing the stage to perform their original songs and a handful of Jump tunes at Cumberland's on Wed. Dec. 28, the opening night of Jump's annual Dock Street Theatre performances. Cassady has worked extra-hard to make sure the show is all ages, meaning that Jump fans young and old can come mingle with the band and enjoy the sounds of their pals. The music will start around 11 p.m., after everyone has had time to amble (or ride) over from Jump's 8 p.m. Dock Street show. Tickets will be $5, or $8 for those under 21. --Sara Miller
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