MB Road Trip!
Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: British rock god Jeff Beck cranks up on Sat. Sept. 9; and Clutch share the stage with rock 'n' soul band The Bellrays on Sun. Sept. 10. Check the schedule at www.hob.com/venues/clubvenues/myrtlebeach.
TRIBUTE TO TURNER
Friends and family of Geoff Turner, a local musician who passed away earlier this year, are holding a tribute show in his honor at the Music Farm on Fri. Sept. 22. Turner was best known as a guitarist with aZwethinkweiZ. The lineup includes James Kinne, Live Oak, and a special version of aZwethinkweiZ featuring performances from members of Live Oak, Diesel Brothers, Red Handed, and Shaman Mary. Number One Contender headline.
The Todd Snider gig scheduled for Thurs. Aug. 31 at the Windjammer was postponed due to last week's storm. It's been rescheduled for Fri. Sept. 22. All tickets will be honored. Check www.the-windjammer.com for details.
The Wild Wing's downtown spot at 6 N. Market St. reopened last week after a month-long renovation. The schedule is full once again – including a featured performance from veteran singer/guitarist Jeffrey Gaines, set for Sat. Sept. 16. Gaines recently signed to the Artemis label and issued a new live album and DVD called Jeffrey Gaines Live. Local singer/songwriter Rik Cribb is set to open. Check www.jeffreygaines.com and www.wildwingcafe.com for more.
APES: FIVE IN ALL
Once again, local power-pop band The Fire Apes have tinkered with their lineup, adding additional guitarist Brian Knight to the roster. The band hired his brother, Hugh Knight, as the keyboardist just under a year ago. Go to www.thefireapes.com for more.
GOV'T MULE GIT 'ER DONE
Heavy-hitting Southern rock/jam combo Gov't Mule headline a big concert at the Charleston Music Hall on Thurs. Nov. 16 in support of their new album, High and Mighty (ATO). Support includes Donovan Frankenreiter. Tickets are now available for $37.50, $30, and $28.50 at www.ticketmaster.com. Check www.mule.net for more. –TBL