Hot tickets for Jan. 17, 2013

January 16, 2013 

Wanna see a show?

Get off your duff and make plans now for these sizzling acts coming to the Grand Strand and the Carolinas.

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New this week:

Since last we met, tickets went on sale for the return of Palmetto State country crooner Lee Brice (“Hard To Love”), who has a Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) gig with The Cadillac Black at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Tickets range from $25 to $62.50 and are available online at www.livenation.com, by calling 800-745-3000, or the old fashioned way at the venue box office, 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach.

It’s not a drag show, but it is... It’s not THAT kind of drag show, rather the infamous ’90s Britpop influenced local rock act The Drag, which was once signed to Island Records, will play a reunion show Feb. 2 at Pirate’s Cove Lounge in North Myrtle Beach and advance tickets are $7 and available by calling 249-8942. Also on the bill are The Ferns and Sapphire. For more information, go to www.piratescovelounge.com.

He’s dy-no-mite and years after his run of sitcom dominance on “Good Times,” Jimmy “J.J.” Walker is still a stand-up comedy force and returns to the Comedy Cabana for a series of shows Jan. 24-26 and advance tickets are $20 available via www.comedycabana.com.

You won’t need tickets because the show is free, but rising country duo Love & Theft, which hit the charts recently with the smash “Angel Eyes,” returns to the Boathouse for a show on March 29.

Previously announced:

In an occurrence that’s ranking right up there with death, taxes and seafood buffets, the 9th annual Green 17 Tour, featuring headliners Flogging Molly, returns to the House of Blues for some pre-St. Patrick’s Day roguery on Feb. 8, and the show includes support acts Skinny Lister and Dave Hause. How much green will you need to secure tickets? They range from $26 to $53.50. You can snag ‘em at the venue box office, on the Interwebs at www.livenation.com or by dialing 800-745-3000.

The Redheaded Stranger’s galloping close to the beach, but not quite here as Willie Nelson & Family have a gig booked for Feb. 9 at the Florence Civic Center with tickets going for $32.50, $46.50, and $56.50 available via www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000...or if you feel like taking a roadtrip to the venue box office at 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence.

It seems the Pick of Destiny has chosen the Grand Strand, and the self-described rocking-est mock rock act, Tenacious D, featuring comedic actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, is coming to the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on March 9, and this performance will feature the two-guys-and-acoustic guitars format of Tenacious D of yore rather than the full-blown rock band version. Never the less, Black and Gass bring the noise. Tickets are $50, $90 and $100, available at the venue box office, online at www.livenation.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

North Charleston

For those that have only seen him in middle-of-the-road comedies and hosting the Academy Awards, it may come as a shock that Steve Martin has been forging an alternate career as a serious bluegrass musician.

Martin, who plays banjo, will bring his much-acclaimed bluegrass outfit The Steep Canyon Rangers to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on May 27, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Wait, there’s more. Also performing with Martin is Edie Brickell (“What I Am”), who has collaborated with The Jerk on a new album set for release in April. Ticket prices are $79.50 and $49.50, available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Kent Kimes, Editor

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