Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for Jan. 10-13

January 8, 2014 

As Oceans. Photo by Kate Smith.

FRIDAY

If you’re blood-thirsty for brainy beats, Myrtle Beach Zombie Walk hosts a night of macabre head-banging on Friday at Woody’s Roadside Tavern, featuring headlining Boone, N.C.-based progressive metal act As Oceans. Also on the bill are Wonderboys, NothinG AD, Falkreath and Myrtle Beach-based Marilyn Manson tribute, Wormboy. The action gets started at 7 p.m. Friday. There is a $5 cover charge. Woody’s Roadside Tavern is at 2965 Fred Nash Boulevard, Myrtle Beach. Call 293-9994.

SATURDAY

We’re not sure if they’re nerds, but self-described local “grunk metal” band Next To Never headlines a night of live music on Saturday at downtown Myrtle Beach’s Nerd Bar (inside X-Con Comics). According to the band’s Reverbnation profile, grunk is “a hybrid consisting of the best aspects of grunge, punk, metal, & mix in a touch of blues & alternative.” The musical geeking out begins at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 and it’s an 18-and-older show. Nerd Bar at X-Con Comics is at 807 Main Street, Myrtle Beach. Call 839-4820.

SATURDAY

His pops was just in town so now it’s his turn. Devon Allman, son of Allman Brothers Band co-founder Gregg Allman who performed Dec. 28 at the House of Blues, brings his own brand of bluesy rock to Pirate’s Cove Lounge on Saturday. And no, Devon Allman is not the product of his dad’s relationship with Cher - his mother is Gregg Allman’s first of six wives. As for the younger Allman’s music, he’s been in a variety of bands, including Honeytribe and Royal Southern Brotherhood, but he recently released a solo disc “Turquoise.” Show time is 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8 in advance, available via www.showclix.com. Pirate’s Cove is at 205 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach. Call 249-8942 or visit www.piratescovelounge.com.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Now that college football season is officially over, the NFL takes center stage with second-round playoff action slated for Saturday and Sunday - so get thee to a local sports bar and help stimulate the economy! First up is the NFC clash pitting the New Orleans Saints against the Seattle Seahawks at 4:35 p.m. Saturday ( Fox), followed by the AFC grudge match between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots at 8:15 p.m. Saturday ( CBS). The NFC kicks the action off again on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Carolina Panthers at 1:05 p.m. ( Fox), followed by the AFC tilt featuring the division rivals showdown between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers at 4:40 p.m. ( CBS). For more info, check out www.nfl.com.

MONDAY

The worlds of local music and local literature combine Monday at Dead Dog Saloon as Freedom Readers hosts Books & Boogie, an event featuring Myrtle Beach-area authors and musicians - oh yeah, and a dinner buffet. Here’s the list of local scribes and the books they’ll be signing: Troy Nooe, “Ocean Forest; Murder in Myrtle Beach”; Karen Edgar, “My Gramma Lives in the Jungle”; Gordon Mooneyhan, “The Southern Railway Dining Car Cookbook”; Bob Freeland, “Balance”; and Surge columnist/contributor Paul Grimshaw, “Travelers of the Gray Dawn.” The “Boogie” portion of the event features performances by local folk singer-songwriter Phyllis Tannerfrye, Michael Sokolic and The Lucky Strike Band, with Rinaldo Wright, and Grimshaw, also a local musician, will pull double duty. The event starts with book signings at 4:30 p.m. Monday, the music and dinner portion begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 and includes dinner. Dead Dog Saloon is at 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-0664 or visit www.deaddogsaloon.com and/or www.freedomreaders.org.

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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