MB ROAD TRIP!
Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: the revitalized Blues Traveler return for a gig on Wed. May 17; Jackyl rock out on Thurs. May 18; alt-rock band Thursday perform on Fri. May 19; notorious country music outlaw David Allan Coe headlines on Sat. May 20. Check the schedule at www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/myrtlebeach.
DOGS AT THE POINT
This week, Charleston roots combo The Blue Dogs celebrate the release of a new 17-song concert album titled Live at Workplay Theatre (Black River). Recorded in Jan. '05 at the Birmingham, Ala. concert venue, the album features in-concert versions of songs from previous albums as well as several previously unreleased songs. Look for the band at the "Party at the Point" on Fri. May 19 at 7 p.m. (behind the Charleston Harbor Hilton Resort). See www.bluedogs.com for more.
JOHN-JOHN ON NEW CD
Hip-hop artist and drummer Johnny "John-John" Glanton, a Charleston native now based in Boston, has a home-spun track with a "Dirty South" vibe titled "Carolina Boyz" featured in a newly-released compilation titled Dorm Sessions Volume 3
. The disc was released by Berklee College of Music's student-run label Heavy Rotation Records, featuring nine artists from around the U.S. Glanton, a Berklee alumnus, is supported by a five-piece band. He recently produced and released his debut album, All I Do.
Check www.hrrecords.com for more.
On the heels of a big album release show last month at the Music Farm, local rock quintet Number One Contender left last week for a tour across the South in support of the new album The Album Ã¢â‚¬â€ including a stop in Orlando on May 19 for a showcase at the Florida Music Festival (www.floridamusicfestival.com) alongside a slew of regional rock and pop bands.
Attention local musicians and bands: please let us know where and when you're playing around town and what's happening on your own schedules. The music section regularly lists events, music news, local album reviews, and updates in the online CP Music Directory. Contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 577-5304 (x118), or send current press kit materials and discs to us by post at Charleston City Paper, 1049 Morrison Dr., Charleston, SC 29403. Thanks! Ã¢â‚¬â€TBL