Hi Music Fans --
Here are some ideas for what to do this weekend, but please keep in mind that there's way more going on than we can fit into one little blog. So in addition to our suggestions here, be sure to check out the myspace pages or websites of your favorite musicians, check out the City Paper, the Post & Courier, etc.
That said, we will continue to present you with a few of the best options that we've heard about. Friday afternoon (June 7) Drink Small will play at the Mad River Bar and Grill in downtown Charleston from 4-7pm for $10 cash. Also there's Rev. Palmer and the Messengers of Hope (gospel) playing at the Sweetgrass Festival at Laing Middle School on Hwy. 17 in Mt. Pleasant, around 5:00 pm. Later that night you have Tommy Thunderfoot and the Accelerators under the big top at Wescott Plantation, 5000 Wescott Blvd, Summerville, from 8-11pm. Also the Jeff Norwood Trio playing at the new Home Team BBQ location on Sullivan's Island.
Then on Saturday Rev. Palmer and the Messengers of Hope play again, this time in N. Chas at the Park Circle Rec Center at 4pm. That evening you might want to check out a local band called Henry's Attic that plays classic rock and roots music. They play from around 7-10pm at Yo Burrito in Mt. Pleasant.
For Monday night, Tim Shaw recommends the indie rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, playing at the Windjammer on Isle of Palms, 10pm. Check them out on youtube.
Don't forget the weekly Lowcountry Blues Club jam on Tuesdays, every Tuesday, at A Dough Re Mi in Mt. Pleasant, starting 8ish. On Wednesday nights you've got Awendaw Green on one side of town starting 8ish, and Smoky Wiener's jam at Bowens Island 8pm ($3) on the other side of town. On Thursdays you have the Tim Shaw and Friends jam at the Time Well Spent Tearoom in Summerville, and now also every Thursday night Tommy Thunderfoot and the Accelerators at Fleet Landing, 186 Concord St, behind the Custom House in downtown Charleston, starting at 10pm. Both Thursday options are weather permitting.
And here's a heads-up for the following weekend: Skye Paige and her friends Mudcat from Atlanta will be playing again. Those who saw them at Bowens Island recently had a great time! They'll be at the Home Team BBQ on Sullivans Island on Fri June 12, and the W. Ashley Home Team on Sat June 13th.
So find an outing (or two or three) that appeals to you, and have a good time!
Lmw, June 4, 2009