Little Big Town, Josh Turner, Dave Chappelle, Myrtle Beach Metal and more

June 12, 2013 

Josh Turner. Courtesy photo.

THURSDAY

Little Big Town had the whole mixed-gender country vocal group thing down while The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum were in diapers...well, not literally. But the country quartet, which brings its trademark four-part vocal harmonies to the House of Blues on Thursday, has racked up a whopping 14 hits on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts for the better part of the last decade, including the No. 1 smash, “Pontoon.” Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8. Tickets range from $37 to $88.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans kick off a four-game set with Carolina League rival the Carolina Mudcats on Thursday at TicketReturn.com Field, and it’s also Thirsty Thursday, which means you can grab $1 draft Budweiser and Bud Light from 6-8 p.m. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 6:05 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8, $11 and $13 in advance, 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.

FRIDAY

We always like to see a local boy that’s done good...or at least local-ish. Country crooner Josh Turner, who was raised in Florence County and cut his performance teeth as a member of the cast of “High Steppin’ Country” at Myrtle Beach’s Lakewood Campground, returns to his old stomping grounds with a gig Friday at The Alabama Theatre. Turner is noted for his deep, baritone singing voice and a growing cache of hits, including “Long Black Train,” “Your Man,” “Would You Go With Me,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker” and “Time Is Love.” Show time is 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $47.95, $55.95 and $63.95. The Alabama Theater is at 4750 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-1111 or visit www.alabama-theatre.com.

SATURDAY

If you’re a metalhead, you know about the Big Four - Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. But do you know about Myrtle Beach’s Big Four? Oil up yer neck and put your helmet on because the Big Four of Myrtle Beach Metal - Prowler, Conception of Being, Creepshow MoFo and Nothing Ad - bring a night of original headbanging to biker bar Suck Bang Blow on Saturday. Prowler describes itself as “horror metal” and takes its inspiration from gory hack-and-slash films, Conception of Being identifies with the progressive metal movement, Creepshow MoFo calls itself “Southern Fried Swamp Metal” and Nothing Ad professes to be “an aggressively, in your face, loud, obnoxious, and very nasty metal band from the Middle of NoWhere, a.k.a. Whiteville, N.C.” according to its Facebook page. As long as none of them portend to play the part of Lars Ulrich, we’re cool with ‘dat! Show time is at 8 p.m. Saturday. There is no cover charge for the 21-and-older crowd; $7 if you can’t legally drink. SBB Original is at 3393 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-7960 or visit www.suckbangblow.com.

TUESDAY

One of the most enigmatic and polarizing figures in the realm of comedy, the reclusive Dave Chappelle, brings his biting social commentary to the House of Blues on Tuesday for two sold-out performances. The comedian has been somewhat off the radar since walking out on his lucrative Comedy Central sketch comedy program “Chappelle’s Show.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for the early show, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. for the late show, which starts at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $55 but both shows were officially sold-out at press time. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

Kent Kimes, Editor

Tune into Surge’s On the Fly report Thursdays on WBTW’s News13 at 5.

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