Atlanta-based rapper Roscoe Dash (“All The Way Turnt Up”) known for his distinctive fro-hawk as much as his rapping, brings his rhymes to The Afterdeck for a gig Thursday that also features a deejay performance by Clinton Sparks, an E! News correspondent and Grammy-nominated music producer, and hosted by Nick Brown, of MTV’s “The Real World” fame. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20. You can get them in advance via www.theafterdeck.com. The Afterdeck is at 9719 N. Kings Highway on Restaurant Row, Myrtle Beach. Call 888-523-9076.
Vince Gill has a long, varied career as a Nashville hit-maker in addition to being Mr. Amy Grant, but he’s getting back to his roots by touring with an Americana/bluegrass/Western swing band, so Gill and The Time Jumpers will jump back in time Thursday at The Alabama Theatre. “Fans expecting to hear only Gill’s greatest hits may be disappointed with The Time Jumpers, but real fans - and fans of good music in general, should expect one of the best acoustic-based concerts of the year led by one of the biggest names in modern music history,” wrote Music Notes columnist Paul Grimshaw in our fifth annual Surge Must-See Summer Concert Preview. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are $49.95 - $65.95. The Alabama Theater is at 4750 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-1111 or visit www.alabama-theatre.com.
Sate your appetite for professional hardball and cheap suds as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans kick-off a four-game set against the Potomac Nationals on Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field, and it’s also Thirsty Thursday featuring $1 draft Budweiser and Bud Light. Game time is 7:05 p.m. The $1 beer deal is from 6-8 p.m. It’s the last home-stand before the All-Star break as the series continues 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8, $9 and $11, available at the stadium box office, online at www.myrtlebeachpelicans.com or by calling 918-6000. TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark is at 1251 21st Ave. N., Myrtle Beach at the intersection with Robert M. Grissom Parkway, Myrtle Beach.
While the band has basically been boiled down to vocalist Ian Astbury, guitarist Billy Duffy and interchangeable parts, you can’t deny the holy trinity of rawk The Cult produced in mid-to-late ‘80s – “Love,” “Electric” and “Sonic Temple” – and the boys return Friday to the House of Blues touring in support of a return-to-form new album, “Choice of Weapon.” The Cult produced a string of goth and hard-rock classics in its heyday, including “Rain,” “She Sells Sanctuary,” “Love Removal Machine,” “Wild Flower,” “Fire Woman” and “Edie (Ciao, Baby).” But wait…there’s more. Folks were kind of baffled when opening act Against Me! (“Thrash Unreal”) was announced, because it seemed like an unlikely pairing – but then it was ramped up a notch when Against Me! lead singer Tom Gable told Rolling Stone that he was transitioning into being a transgender woman. So there’s some intrigue for you – go to see Against Me! fronted by his alter-ego Laura Jane Grace. L.A.-based hard rock act The Icarus Line is also on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $32.50-$77.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.
Sunday is Father’s Day, so get into the pre-givin’-Pops-some-props mood on Saturday as Liberty Tap Room hosts the Before Father’s Day Barbecue, Beer and Bluegrass bash, featuring Americana/bluegrass outfit The Barefoot Movement, all-you-care-to-eat BBQ for $9.95 and brewski specials. The Barefoot Movement performs from 1-4 p.m. Saturday. There is no cover charge. Liberty Tap Room & Grill is at 7651 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. Call 839-4677 or visit www.libertytaproom.com. For a conversation with The Barefoot Movement see this week’s Music Notes column.
Kent Kimes, Editor
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