MB ROAD TRIP!
Coming up at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach: Aussie rockers Jet headline on Wed. March 28; metalheads Lamb of God krank it on Thurs. March 29; country-pop phenoms Sugarland (led by Georgia peach Jennifer Nettles) perform on Fri. March 30; guitarists Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, and Paul Gilbert hits the stage on Sat. March 31; and legendary Motown/R&B group The Isley Brothers play on Sun. April 1. Check the full schedule at www.hob.com.
Biafra at Cumberland's
Cumberland's secured veteran punk-rock rascal and activist Jello Biafra, 49, for a spoken-word gig at the club on Tues. May 8. He's the former singer with San Francisco's The Dead Kennedys, who made their mark as one of the most significant U.S. punk bands in the '80s. After their break-up in 1987, Biafra threw his efforts behind his own record label, Alternative Tentacles ("Giving art a bad name since 1979"), collaborated and recorded with various punk vets, dodged lawsuits from his former bandmates, and traveled across the country doing spoken-word performances. His latest, In The Grip Of Official Treason, is a triple-disc "spoken-word extravaganza." See www.alternativetentacles.com for more.
Bolt Show: New Cohost
That irascible morning guy Tom Bolt, host of 98X's Tom Bolt Show, welcomed a new cohost to the booth recently. After a series of auditions and special guests, Atlanta-based radio personality Laura Lee grabbed the spot left vacant by longtime cohost (and City Paper columnist) Jessica Chase, who recently split town for an outta-town gig. "Out of all the people who applied both here and from all the industry trades, Laura stood out far and above the rest of the pack," says Bolt. "She's got a quick wit, a finger on the pulse of pop culture, and she immediately made it clear she wasn't going to take any guff off me." The Tom Bolt Show airs weekdays from 6-10 a.m. See www.98xonline.com and www.myspace.com/thetomboltshow.
Moth Drummer Needed
Local rock band Moonless Moth are looking for a replacement for longtime drummer Dominic Stabile. As it stands, Stabile's final gig will be at the Oasis (778 Folly Road) on Fri. April 6. The Moth ask that any interested local drummers with chops and spirit contact them via their Myspace page at www.myspace.com/moonlessmoth.