Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets

September 18, 2013 

Yellowcard. Courtesy photos.


Jane better be done with Sergio and get your ass to the House of Blues if you want to see an alt-rock legend up close and personal. Jane’s Addiction, featuring the one-two punch of enigmatic lead singer Perry Farrell and guitarist-turned-TV star Dave Navarro, returns to the House of Blues on Thursday celebrating the 25th anniversary of the band’s landmark album “Nothing’s Shocking” along with a new, one-off single “Another Soulmate” which has gained traction at rock radio. The band, which also features longtime drummer Stephen Perkins, and bassist Chris Chaney, is known for a score of off-kilter anthems including “Jane Says,” “Been Caught Stealin’,” “Mountain Song,” “Stop!” from the pre-breakup era and “Just Because” and “End to the Lies” from more recent albums. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., the show starts at 8:30. Tickets range from $39.50 to $91.50. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit


Punk-pop-rock band Yellowcard’s calling card is the catchy 2004 hit “Ocean Avenue” - and the fact that the group has a violin player in its ranks - a rarity for the genre. But the Jacksonville, Fla.-born group is flipping the script on its latest outing and re-recorded its breakthrough album as an unplugged venture, so the quintet brings the “Ocean Avenue Acoustic” Tour to the House of Blues on Friday. Geoff Rickly is also on the bill. Doors open at 7 p.m. Friday, the show starts at 8. Tickets are $20-$24. House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit


The aforementioned Perry Farrell is credited with launching the Lollapalooza festival and sparking the phenomenon of “palooza” becoming a suffix tacked onto events large and small. Witness the 2nd annual Lilypalooza, an all-day benefit for local kids battling cancer set for Saturday at the “Big” Beaver Bar featuring performances by local rock bands Downtribe, Sqwearl, The Izm, Pyschward and others. In addition, there’ll be barbecue plates for sale, a silent auction and kids activities. The event was founded by local mother Jennifer Johnson whose eight-year-old daughter Lily has been fighting cancer for two years. Lilypalooza, which takes place at the Beaver Bar’s outdoor pavilion, starts at noon Saturday and runs until 10 p.m. There is no admission charge. The Beaver Bar @ County Line is at 3534 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 357-6353 or visit


All they are saying is: give peace a chance. With the threat of U.S. military action against Syria still lingering, local activists are participating in a Myrtle Beach version of the Global March for Peace and Unity set for Saturday (which is also the International Day of Peace) at The Market Common. The march is set for 1-3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, see the event’s Facebook page: The Market Common is on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, between U.S. 17 Bypass and U.S. 17 Business, south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. Call 839-3500 or visit


Tabbed as the last one of the Surge Baker’s Dozen Summer Concerts to see for 2013 back in May, the time is finally here for Clint Black to stride onto the stage Saturday night at The Alabama Theatre. “A perennial on the country charts since his debut with “Killin’ Time” in 1989, Black’s pure straight-ahead style of guitar-and-vocals tunes about love, loss, heartbreak and redemption never gets old,” wrote our scribe in the aforementioned Summer Concert Preview. “This is also a guy who’s such a strong songwriter it took until 2007 for him to actually record a song he didn’t write. Expect to hear signature tunes such as “Nothin’ but the Taillights, “Like the Rain,” and “Good Run of Bad Luck,” and expect to have your faith in country music restored.” Show time is 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $44.95, $51.95 and $58.95. The Alabama Theater is at 4750 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-1111 or visit


Yo, “Shawty,” it’s going to be a “Gangsta Party” when Memphis, Tenn. rapper Yo Gotti busts some rhymes, including tracks from his brand new record, “I Am,” Saturday at the House of Blues. YG, Ca$h Out and Zed Zilla are also on the bill. Doors open at 8 p.m. Saturday, the show starts at 9. Tickets range from $18 to $48.50. Call 272-3000 or visit

Kent Kimes, Editor

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