MB ROAD TRIP!
Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: rock industrialist Rob Zombie hollers into the mic at a sold-out show on Fri. March 24; alt-rock act Saves the Day headlines on Sat. March 25; electric blues-rock vet Robert Cray performs on Fri. March 31. Check the full schedule at www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/myrtlebeach.
BATTLES: STILL ON!
A Dough Re Mi's Bud-sponsored March Madness Battle of the Bands heads into Round Four on Fri. March 24 with sets from Catala, Tripping the Mechanism, and Virgil Kane. The winners face off at the final round on Sat. April 8. Check "Feedback File" (in the music section online this week) for more details.
THE OLD NEW-WAVE?
Sharing the bill on what's called the "Road Rage Tour 2006," NYC punk-turned-pop band Blondie and Boston-grown pop/new wave act The Cars (billed as "The New Cars") share the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum on Sun. June 18. Singer Debbie Harry, guitarist Chris Stein, keyboardist Jimmie Destri, and drummer Clem Burke — all original Blondie members from their mid-'70s beginnings — headline with support from a newly-assembled version of The Cars, featuring original guitarist Elliot Eason and original keyboardist Greg Hawkes alongside guitarist Todd Rundgren, singer/bassist Kasim Sulton (ex-Utopia), and drummer Prairie Prince (ex-The Tubes, John Fogerty). Tickets are available for $56.25 & $46.25 at the Coliseum ticket office, Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 554-6060, online at ticketmaster.com.
The Beastie Boys' new concert film, Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!
was a hit at last week's South By Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Fortunately, the documentary will get some local screen time this week at a special one-night-only showing scheduled for 8 p.m., Thurs. March 23 at Cinemark Movies 8, located at 4488 Ladson Road in Summerville. Awesome... features live footage of Adam Yauch, Mike D, Adrock, and Mix Master Mike. Check www.awesomeishotthat.com for mo', yo.
"Uncle Miles" Crosby is back on the air after some time away from the mic. The veteran DJ can be heard this week on 96 Wave sitting in for the "Storm & Kenny Show" mornings from 6-10 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.