In the spirit of the festive AquaPalooza (which went down in mid-summer near Morris Island), veteran Charleston groove-rock band Uncle Mingo plans to float up Shem Creek on a barge (or a scruffy sailboat) on Thurs. Oct. 1 for a special dockside evening concert at the water's edge of Red's Icehouse (98 Church St.).
"We've got a lot of new stuff, and we've gone back and reworked some old classics we haven't played for years," says keyboardist/sax player Jason Moore. "It sounds like a great gig if the weather cooperates." Indeed. Mingo jams from 7-9 p.m.
Maybe Moore and the bandmates — Mookie, Mo, and G-money — will be like the Sex Pistols doing "Pretty Vacant" on the Thames River ... or U2 on the barge in that video clip for "Gloria" ... or like the Hues Corporation with a cover of "Rock the Boat" ... or like Deep Purple with a wild rendition of "Smoke on the Water."
See redsicehouse.com for more.