Myrtle Beach’s best entertainment bets for May 8-14 and Bike Week

May 8, 2014 

Holly Williams. Courtesy photo.

TONIGHT

Experimental rock-pop outfit Man Man, best known for the alt-rock hit “Head On (Hold Onto Your Heart”), will play a free show tonight at The Deck at the House of Blues, with supporting act Octopus Jones, which began in the Myrtle Beach area, before moving to Raleigh, N.C. Doors open at 7 tonight, music starts at 8. The Deck at House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

FRIDAY

If she gets stoned and sings all night long, well, it’s just a family tradition. Holly Williams, daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. and granddaughter of Hank Williams, Sr., brings her blend of Americana, folk and country to the Dead Dog Saloon for a performance Friday night. The fairer Williams has three albums under her belt, including the most recent, 2013’s “The Highway.” The Jebb Mac Band opens the show at 8 p.m. Friday. The Holly Williams Trio is set for 9:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. Dead Dog Saloon is at 4079 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 651-0664 or visit www.deaddogsaloon.com

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

It’s Bike Week, or the Spring Bike Rally, or Cruisin’ the Coast (Friday through May 18), or whatever the hell you want to call it, as thousands of motorcycles descend upon the Grand Strand, and accordingly Full Throttle Saloon’s Throttlefest is taking over the House of Blues again. And as part of Throttlefest, a series of headlining concerts are slated for the venue’s main music hall, starting at 9 p.m. Friday with a double-dip of The Lacs and Sunny Ledfurd ($20-$30); followed by Uncle Kracker, with Jesse James Dupree and Dixie Inc. at 9 p.m. Saturday ($30-$75). Throttlefest concerts resume at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday with the return of Blackberry Smoke ($30-$75), and while the event continues through May 17, the last one for this week’s On the Fly report is Wednesday’s concert featuring Led Zeppelin tribute Zoso and Danny The Count (from reality TV show “Counting Cars”) and his band Count’s 77 starting at 8:30 p.m. ($30-$75). House of Blues is at 4640 U.S. 17 S., Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach. Call 272-3000 or visit www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach.

SATURDAY

Want to get lei’d in a horrendous Hawaiian shirt while doing the limbo? No, that’s not sexual innuendo (although we’re not above that), it’s a shout out for the annual Surfrider Foundation Makai Luau set for Saturday at Hot Fish Club’s Gazebo and grounds, featuring live music, a chillaxed atmosphere, dinner, locally-brewed New South beer, and the Ugly Hawaiian Shirt, Limbo and Best Lei contests. Tickets are $30 per person and $55 per couple and includes dinner and drinks, and proceeds go to the Surfrider Foundation, which works to protect local beaches and waterways. Tickets are available at Hot Fish Club in Murrells Inlet and Village Surf Shoppe in Garden City Beach. The luau is from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. Hot Fish Club is at 4911 U.S. 17 Business, Murrells Inlet. Call 357-9175 or visit www.hotfishclub.com.

MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

The high-flying Myrtle Beach Pelicans return from a week-long road trip for a three-game set against the Winston-Salem Dash kicking off Monday at TicketReturn.com Field. Tuesday’s game is also $2sday Brewsday featuring $2 craft beer drafts from 6-8 p.m., and on Wednesday, you can get hotdogs for a measly quarter (25 cents) all game long. The Pelicans are a High Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Dash hope to don the Pale Hose of Chicago. The first pitch will be hurled at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Advance 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.

WEDNESDAY

Myrtle Beach Speedway hosts its first big-time rock show in recent memory on Wednesday featuring L.A. sleaze rockers Buckcherry, notable for the outrageous antics of lead singer Josh Todd and a string of catchy radio hits including “Lit Up,” “For the Movies,” “Dead Again,” “Sorry” and the strip club anthem, “Crazy Bitch. Tickets are $20 available in advance at www.ticketmaster.com. Tailgating starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, gates open at 6. Myrtle Beach Speedway is at 455 Hospitality Lane, Myrtle Beach (off U.S. 501). Call 236-0500 or visit www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com.

Kent Kimes, Editor

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Kent Kimes, Editor

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