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What’s inside

5 | on a budget?

15-17 | music

6 | get out

18-19 | weekend events

check out dollar days, cd reviews, upcoming written by charleston scene shows editor allison nugent

david Quick previews outdoor fitness options

24 | arts

7-10 | movies

“peace, love & misunderstanding,” “brave,” “moonrise Kingdom,” “abraham lincoln: vampire hunter”

11 | movie listings 12-14 | food + bev

chipotle, the stono breeze , chew on this

COVER STORY: Earth, Wind & Fire, which has downscaled since the 1970s to a trio, will be helping the city of North Charleston celebrate its 40th anniversary. Pages 20-23

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25-29 | calendar, nightlife, sudoku 30-34 | comics + tv grid

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35 | trivia, abby

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Local group The Explorer’s Club, which is often compared to The Beach Boys, is hoping to grow its audience by opening for Earth, Wind & Fire.

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thursday, June 21, 2012: E5

steal away for a trip to tropics


othing screams summer like a trip to the water park. and the largest one in the area, whirlin’ waters adventure waterpark at wannamaker county park in north charleston, just upped the ante by adding a third “extra value day” to the mix. on tropical Thursdays, the park is offering reduced rates of $10.99 (that’s $9 off general admission!), something they used to offer only after 3 p.m. in addition, whirlin’ waters will undergo a tropical transformation as island-style music fills the air, the staff wears hawaiian attire and the park’s food and drinks also go tropical. The calypso kitchen will serve island- and caribbeanstyle foods, with a rotating menu featuring items such as sweet potato fries, Mojo burgers, hawaiian pizza, cuban sandwiches and jerk chicken wraps. park-goers also will be able to purchase a variety of fruity, nonalcoholic drinks. whirlin’ waters, along with splash island at palmetto islands county park in Mount pleasant and splash Zone at James island county park, offers two other discount days: Military Mondays, during which all active-duty members,

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retirees and their dependents receive discounted admission on Mondays with a valid military id; and two for tuesdays, featuring buyone, get-one-free admission. tropical Thursdays are offered at whirlin’ waters adventure waterpark only. for more information, go to or call 795-4386.


on wednesday, cinebarre and freshfields village keep things rolling with their outdoor movie series. cinebarre, 963 houston northcutt Blvd. in Mount pleasant, will show “The Breakfast club,” the ’80s cult classic written by the late, great John hughes. food, beverages and fun will be served up at 6 p.m., with the film starting at dark. The screening is free, but keep in mind the movie is rated r. find out more by calling 216-2690 or going to starlight cinemas at freshfields village keeps with family-friendly films with “king fu panda 2,” where pudgy panda po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering china with a deadly new weapon. The free movie starts at 8:30 p.m. entertainment by silhouette artist, songwriter and storyteller clay rice will begin at 7:30 p.m. freshfields village is on Johns island between kiawah and seabrook islands. for more info, go to www.freshfieldsvillage. com.


Who doesn’t love a ride on a lazy river? friday, is the Music on the green series. This week’s free, familyfriendly concert offers live music by the coconut groove Band, a four-man band that performs easylistening, soul, island music, funk and blues. food and drinks will be available for purchase. and don’t forget your blanket or chairs. find out more at www.fresh


another friday offering, this one 7-11 p.m., is the Moonlight Mixer at the folly Beach fishing pier, 101 e. arctic ave. relax with a night of shagging to oldies and beach music, provided by dJ Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk, all while enjoying the ocean view and breeze. tickets are $10. Beverages will be available for purchase. find out more by calling 795-4386 or going to www.


another freshfields village if you want to party, you can pick the park or the point. offering, this one 6-9 p.m.


hosted by the town of Mount pleasant and weZL 103.5, party in the park offers attendees free live music from Lauren alaina, kip Moore and Brady smith. food and beverages will be available for purchase, including offerings from the firefly cocktail tent (proceeds benefit windwood family services). held at Mount pleasant Memorial waterfront park off harry M. hallman Boulevard, the fun begins at 6 p.m. find out more by calling 884-0025. on friday, charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series,” party at the point, serves up live music with a side of $2 draft (until it runs out) and drink specials from cuervo and captain Morgan. held 5:309:30 p.m. at the charleston harbor resort and Marina on patriots point, this week’s musical entertainment will be provided by sol driven train and fowler’s Mustache. tickets are $5-$7. find out more at www. charlestonpartyatThe

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go paleo at primal games


n its second year, The new primal games, to be held saturday at wando fields on daniel island, is part adventure race, part obstacle course and part strong (wo)man contest with hints of paleolithic survivalism. The spectator-friendly games will consist of multiple events — carrying atlas stones and sandbags, trail runs, multiple wall and rope climbs — throughout the day, with each event containing its own set of tasks. and while it’s not quite a crossfit competition, about 65 percent of its registrants are affiliated with crossfit gyms. The event was started by

Jason Burke, in part to highlight his pocket paleo lines of grass-fed beef jerk and trail food. he expects to expand the games to three other cities next year: possibly charlotte, atlanta and Jacksonville, fla. Burke said that a week before last year’s event, only 30 people had signed up. This

year, the number has jumped to 200. The cap for the event is 250, and registration ends tonight. The event also includes a kid’s primal games, which takes place prior to the adult competition. Burke hopes that the event also helps foster, in a fun way, a return to some of the physical and nutritional habits of ancestors from the paleolithic era. “The games are definitely not for the faint of heart, but that said, all of the events include movements you already know how to do. after all, our caveman ancestors did this each and every day of their lives,” Burke said. find out more at www.the

summer of surf

The annual summer of surf surfing contest, an official contest of the local eastern surfing association district, is saturday and sunday at the washout on folly Beach. go to

watermelon 5k

want to venture out for a southern experience and get your sweat on? The annual hampton county watermelon festival will hold a 5k race at 8 a.m. saturday in the town of hampton and has prize money for top finishers. Learn more at www.melon

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Craig Bennett carries the Atlas stone at last year’s New Primal Games and expects to return this year in an even more elaborate costume.

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thursday, June 21, 2012: E7

‘peace, love’ more for tv than big screen By christy LeMire Associated Press

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it all on his video camera, whether his subjects want  (out of five stars) him to or not, so you know n theory, the idea of Jane director: bruce that at some point, we’ll fonda, catherine keener beresford all have to watch the final and elizabeth olsen play- cast: Jane Fonda, edited product and relive ing three generations of catherine Keener, elizabeth everything we just saw. women in the same family olsen, Jeffrey dean grace lets the chickens should be delightful, or at morgan, chace crawford run wild in her kitchen (but least well-acted. rated: r for drug content doesn’t give them names in reality, veteran director and some sexual references because she believes aniBruce Beresford’s dramedy running time: 1 hour, mals don’t really belong to “peace, Love & Misunder36 minutes people), stages war protests standing” squanders the what did in the downtown square abilities of these usually you think?: every saturday, holds iFc Films drunken drum circles at the fearless, formidable actresses Find this review Elizabeth Olsen (from left), Jane Fonda and Catherine with material that’s entirely at charleston full moon with her fellow predictable and a high sap and Keener in “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding.” sister-goddesses and begins factor that belongs in a offer your opinion. sentences with phrases made-for-cable production. opposite. somewhere in the her teenage son, Jake (nat like: “when i met the dalai Before we arrive at such middle is diane’s collegewolff), for a road trip upLama ...” mawkishness, though, we what probably looked like student daughter, Zoe (olstate to visit granny, from she is, in short, a type. and must slog through some se- a wild, fun role: she plays sen), an ultra-opinionated whom she’s been estranged there’s very little that even riously sitcom-type humor: grace, a free-spirited grand- vegan. for the past 20 years. an actress of fonda’s piercgenerational clashes, fishma living in a rambling when diane’s husband (a high jinks, highly coning depth can do with such out-of-water antics and tired woodstock, n.y., farmbarely there kyle MacLach- venient love interests and a shallow characterization. hippie-culture cliches. house. her daughter, diane lan) abruptly announces he’s heavy symbolism await (The first-time script comes fonda brings her typically (keener), an uptight Mandivorcing her at the film’s them there. Jake, an aspiring from christina Mengert and radiant screen presence to hattan lawyer, is the polar start, she packs up Zoe and documentarian, captures Joseph Muszynski.)


eventually, diane learns to let her hair down — it goes from stick-straight to messy and wavy, a cheap and easy shorthand — with the help of the town’s hunky musician/ carpenter, Jude (Jeffrey dean Morgan). what he sees in her is baffling: she’s judgmental and morose, but the script calls for her to loosen up and fall in love, so there you have it. Meanwhile, Zoe is initially resistant to the intelligence and charm of the hot local butcher (chace crawford). But eventually she, too, must succumb. plus, he looks like chace crawford, so what more do you need? even nerdy Jake gets to enjoy an awkward fling of his own with a local girl. for a movie that’s supposed to be about complicated issues of family and identity, it’s all very neat and tidy.

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Merida spars with her father, King Fergus, as queen Elinor looks on in “Brave.”

disney’s latest princess is scottish, feisty, ‘brave’ By roger Moore



 (out of five stars) director: mark andrews cast: the voices of Kelly macdonald, billy connolly, emma thompson, craig Ferguson, Kevin mcKidd rated: pg for some scary action and rude humor running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes what did you think?: Find this review at charleston and offer your opinion.

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here are so many rules for a disney princess. too many for disney’s newest princess, the scottish heroine Merida in “Brave,” to remember. “a princess does not doodle,” her mother lectures in a light scottish burr. “a princess does not chortle.” “a princess does not raise her voice.” But here’s the one that makes the fiery redheaded archer snap: “a princess should not have weapons.” pixar’s first “disney princess” completes the evolution of the studio’s distinctly american take on young womanhood. princesses have evolved from sailorobsessed mermaids to Merida, a spunky, self-assured lass who’d rather eat an arrow than take up with some guy her parents point her way. she has duties, obligations, an arranged marriage to endure. her mother, Queen elinor (voiced by emma Thompson), may insist “we can’t just run away from who we are.” But as Merida narrates, her fate should be her own. “destiny. it’s the one thing we search for, or fight to change.” “Brave” is a spirited scottish-accented romp that packs female empowerment into an amusing tale of youthful impulsiveness and its consequences. The writers and animators

blend the brawny scots humor of “how to train your dragon” with the magic of “The secret of kells” into a story about being brave enough to change your fate. Merida (kelly Macdonald of “nanny Mcphee” and “no country for old Men”) seizes her destiny when her father (Billy connolly) and mom start parading unsuitable suitors before her, a marriage that will keep the peace among the scottish clans. as tradition would have it, the wouldbe-kings compete in feats of strength to win her hand. But she selects one sport where she herself dominates. she hopes to win her independence with a bow. her mom says “nothing doing.” so Merida takes her case to a witch, which is how mum gets turned into a bear. and

since this is the bear-huntinghappy corner of scotland, that’s when “Brave” tumbles into slapstick. Bear gags pile up, and i love the way the animators turn the queen into a critter who can’t shake her dainty manners, or sense of decorum, even in ursine form. Merida has to protect the mother she quarreled with and endangered from a castle-full of burly scotsmen who want a trophy for the castle wall. Merida’s helpmates in all this are her mischievous younger brothers, three wee hellions with can-do attitudes about any prank, hurling themselves into the mayhem. since its inception, no animation house has been as good at telling an adult story for children, as adept at tugging the heartstrings as pixar, and “Brave” continues that tradition. The colors are stunning, the animation lush, photo-realistic and wet. and if they haven’t progressed as far as some in animating the human face, that’s just as well. princesses are supposed to look otherworldly. it’s the destiny of pixar’s “scottish play” to change the way movies, and wide-eyed young viewers, look at “princesses” from now on. They’re beautiful, yes. They’re also smart, self-reliant and able to learn from their mistakes, as long as they’re the ones who get to make those mistakes in the first place.

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thursday, June 21, 2012: E9

‘moonrise kingdom’ has youthful spirit By Betsy sharkey Los Angeles Times


t seems fitting that “Moonrise kingdom,” arguably wes anderson’s most grown-up film yet, is a warm and funny fable about kids on the cusp. here, the writer-director’s tendency toward the allegorical casts a magical spell with anderson finding a nearperfect balance between the humanism and the surreal. in this tale about growing up and falling in love, it seems anderson has found his true heart. The story takes place in 1965, when after a year of letters and longing, a couple of 12-year-olds, suzy (kara hayward) and sam (Jared gilman), carry out their plan to run away together. she’s a lonely girl, a voracious reader of grand adventures. he’s a precocious khaki scout in a coonskin cap and horn rims. They are hitting that age when nothing in the world, from the family you’ve got to your own skin, seems to fit anymore. Before it is over, they will carve out their own special place, Moonrise kingdom, as they try to escape a world that tests them and tries to tear them apart. despite all those trials, the environment is pure norman rockwell, painted by as many light moments as dark. The film unfolds in a windswept little-populated swath of rhode island, with rocky inlets and fields of long grass that evoke a more innocent time, as does the emotion between the youngsters. The film’s narrator, played by a heavily bearded Bob Balaban, turns up on the shore looking like a birder on an outing and helps create a sense that this is a land of fables. a theme of storms floods the film, starting with sam and suzy’s first encounter at a church production of noah’s ark. she’s a raven, he’s in the audience. a few words and a few looks are all it takes to make it clear that they are soulmates and that in gilman

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Bill Murray (from left), Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton and Frances McDormand in “Moonrise Kingdom.”

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her days reading, her three younger brothers playing  (out of five stars) nearby. director: wes anderson sam’s lot is more difficult. cast: Jared gilman, Kara he’s an orphan who has hayward, bruce willis, bounced around the foster edward norton, bill murray, care system. in the school Frances mcdormand, tilda year, he’s bullied by the other swinton boys in the house; this sumrated: pg-13 for sexual mer he’s being tortured by the content and smoking other scouts at a wilderness running time: 1 hour, camp not too far from suzy’s 34 minutes house. what did you all the attention to detail think?: Find that anderson is known for this review at is recorded in sweeping and charlestonscene. often unbroken shots by cinecom and offer your opinion. matographer robert yeoman, who brings a kind of softness and hayward we have rare to “Moonrise.” young talents who don’t need The heart of the film comes words to communicate what as sam and suzy build their they’re feeling. Moonrise kingdom on a anderson and co-writer rocky beach and the way roman coppola are dipping small truths emerge as suzy into everything from first love reads from her books or sam to the peter pan syndrome keeps the campfire burning. and some very adult probeverything about “Moonrise” lems that beset the grownis spare. The dialogue is exups in suzy’s and sam’s lives. ceedingly crisp, often delivThe central ones are suzy’s ered in short bursts. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bishop it works especially well (Bill Murray and frances when the grown-ups are sortMcdormand), sam’s scouting out what to do with the master (edward norton), the youngsters at the various crilocal sheriff captain sharp ses points along the way. (Bruce willis) and social serThat spareness gives “Moonvices (an icy tilda swinton, rise” an appealing briskness so much a bureaucrat she’s and pragmatism that helps not even given a name). keep the many complicating it’s a top-notch ensemble, factors from weighing things but they primarily serve as down. it is just one of the supporting players. many ways in which anderBefore the kids head into son keeps the film’s emotions an uncertain future, there is in check, ensuring this very a glimpse of what they are heartfelt film never gets anyleaving behind. suzy spends where near mush.

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lincoln has it out for vampires in thriller

By gina Mcintyre Los Angeles Times


he sun was about to set over Lake pontchartrain on a humid Louisiana day when abraham Lincoln was summoned into action in a grassy field to wrestle to the hard, unforgiving ground the murderous nemesis who took the life of his mother years earlier. Lincoln bellowed with sorrow and rage, pinning an enemy beneath his considerable weight. This was not the weathered president struggling to bear up under the agonizing grief of a bloody and brutal civil war. This was a young man primed for a fight to the death. funny thing, though: no one in the assembled crowd of onlookers seemed to bat an eye that honest abe was facing off against a vampire. such is the straight-faced approach to the somewhat ridiculous-sounding “abraham Lincoln: vampire hunter,” 20th century fox’s 3-d adaptation of seth grahame-smith’s novel due in theaters friday. on the set, the movie’s creative team took great pains to render the outre premise with gravitas, complete with some 8,000 hand-made period costumes and axes forged using 19th-century techniques, arguing that the film should be more than a wink-

four months. it was during that time that producers tim Burton and Jim Lemley contacted him with the idea of turning it into a film, and he expressed interest in writing the screenplay. They agreed, which was great news for the author, though he found himself in an interesting creative conundrum: “i was writing the book knowing that i was going to be writing the movie after i wrote the book,” he said by phone. “That was weird.” Burton told the Los angeles times last year that he immediately sparked to the idea for the film. “sometwentieth century Fox Film corp. thing hit me inside that said Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker, right) and his closest friend, Will Johnson (Ani just wanted to see that thony Mackie), make their final stand in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” movie,” Burton said. “... i grew up on weird, perverse ing incarnation of tiresome up through his burgeontion of slavery for their own movies, and it just seemed literary mash-up tropes. ing interest in politics, his despicable ends. like one of those kind of “it’s kind of all there in the presidency and his assasThe idea for this hodgemovies that tapped into my title, isn’t it?” conceded star sination at the hands of John podge of history and horror subconscious.” Benjamin walker. “i guess wilkes Booth. while the sprang from the mind of The three, together with my initial reaction was, now tale is rooted in facts, it also grahame-smith, a strugdirector timur Bekmambewhat? since you establish posits the fantastic conceit gling screenwriter-turnedtov, agreed that camp had no what it is so clearly and that Lincoln’s secret crusade novelist whose 2009 book, place in the adaptation. over bluntly with the title, how to drive blood-drinking “pride and prejudice and the course of 18 months and much freedom does that give monsters into extinction in- Zombies,” sparked the a number of drafts, they you to be real? we get to re- fluenced nearly every impor- trend of draping genre trap- hit upon the idea of createnvision one of the greatest tant decision in his life. pings over classic literature ing a central villain, adam, american heroes as a hero in his quest, he finds an (“sense and sensibility and played by rufus sewell. (in in a thriller.” unlikely ally and companion sea Monsters,” “android the book, Lincoln has just The book recounts roughly in a mysterious man named karenina,” et al.). for his one specific enemy who’s 45 years of Lincoln’s life, henry sturgess (portrayed follow-up, grahame-smith dispatched fairly early on; from about 1820 to 1865, on screen by dominic coo- reimagined the life of Linfor the bulk of the story, he’s tracing his evolution from a per), who helps him defeat coln through a B-movie lens, fighting against vampires as poor young man devastated the supernatural foes who penning the manuscript for a collective.) by the loss of his mother seek to uphold the institu“vampire hunter” in just “it was very late in the

process when we all sort of came to this realization ... that it would really serve the movie if there was a bad guy, which seems like such a simple thing. But when you are starting with source material, you’re trying to balance being faithful with being compelling,” grahamesmith said. another dilemma: finding the right actor to head a cast of characters heavily populated with historical figures. alan tudyk plays stephen douglas and Mary elizabeth winstead plays Mary todd Lincoln. standing over 6 feet tall, the 29-year-old walker had the right sort of physicality, but to win the role, the georgia native had to spend six hours with makeup artist greg cannom, who transformed the actor into the elder, bearded Lincoln; walker then had to deliver the gettsyburg address. “i like to imagine i was just as nervous as Lincoln would have been at the moment,” walker said. for the 50-year-old director of the 2008 action flick “wanted” and a pair of russian vampire films, “night watch” and “day watch,” blending history and genre was a draw. Bekmambetov was excited, he said, by the “chance to make a superhero movie about a real historical figure.”

‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ loses name overseas

By Ben fritZ Los Angeles Times

its June release “president Lincoln: vampire hunter” in taiwan and Thailand and braham Lincoln won’t simply “Lincoln: vampire get top billing in some hunter” in hong kong and foreign countries south korea, a spokesman when his vampire-hunting for the studio confirmed. adventure hits the big screen in italy and portugal, on friday. meanwhile, the title charachoping to make its adapta- ter is gone entirely. The film tion of the best-selling book will be called “The Legend “abraham Lincoln: vampire of the vampire hunter” and hunter” more accessible to “secret diary of the vampire overseas moviegoers who hunter,” respectively, in might not be familiar with those countries. america’s 16th president, in the rest of europe and 20th century fox is calling all of the spanish-speaking


world, the picture will carry a local language version of “abraham Lincoln: vampire hunter.” it’s not uncommon for movies to get new names in certain overseas markets, particularly when the original title contains references that have more resonance for americans. Last year’s “captain america: The first avenger,” for instance, was known simply as “The first avenger” in south korea, russia and ukraine. for “abraham Lincoln,”

directed by russian filmmaker timur Bekmambetov, some at fox are already concerned that the content itself, with a main character drawn from american history, will be less appealing than many other summer movies in certain overseas markets. given the importance of international box office to turning a profit on bigbudget tentpoles, the last thing the studio needs is a title that will make the challenge even more difficult.

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Adam (Rufus Sewell) is the chief of the vampires in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

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thursday, June 21, 2012: E11 score: Out of 5 stars g: General Audiences pg: Parental Guidance pg-13: Parents strongly cautioned, some content unsuitable for children under 13 nr: Not Rated r: Restricted

Note: Dates and times are subject to change. Call the theater to make sure times are correct.

Opening Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter r

president abraham lincoln is on a mission to rid the country of vampires and their slave-owning helpers. cinebarre: Fri: 4:15, 10; sat-sun: 10:45, 4:15, 10; mon-thurs June 28: 4:15, 10 cinebarre 3d: Fri-thurs June 28: 1:15, 7:30 James island: Fri-thurs June 28: 1:05, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 James island 3d: 1:35, 4:15, 7, 9:45 northwoods: Fri-thurs June 28: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55 northwoods 3d: Fri-thurs June 28: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20

Brave  pg

a scottish princess must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse placed upon her kingdom.

cinebarre: Fri: 4:20, 9:30; satsun: 10:50, 4:20, 9:30; mon-thurs June 28: 4:20, 9:30 cinebarre 3d: Fri-thurs June 28: 1:20, 7 hwy 21: Fri-thurs June 28: 8:45 James island: Fri-thurs June 28: 1, 3:30, 6:15, 8:45 James island 3d: Fri-thurs June 28: 1:30, 4, 6:45, 9:10 northwoods: Fri-thurs June 28: 12:30, 2, 2:50, 4:20, 5:10, 6:40, 7:30, 9, 9:50 northwoods 3d: Fri-thurs June 28: 12:10, 2:30, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30

Don’t Change the Subject nr

a darkly comedic documentary that searches for the lighter side of surviving suicide. park circle: sun: 4

Linkin Park Cinema Concert Event nr

“linkin park one-night concert event: recorded live in berlin” was filmed on June 5 in germany during linkin park’s world tour.

azalea square: mon: 7:30 charlestowne square: mon: 7:30


Moonrise Kingdom  pg-13

regal 18 3d: today: 9:40

Battleship 1/2

pg-13 in the summer of 1965, two 12-year-olds fall in love and make the navy fights for earth’s sura secret pact to run away into the vival against alien ships. citadel: today: 7, 9:55 new england wilderness. terrace: Fri-sat: 11:40, 1:15, 3, 5, 6:15, 7:20, 9:15; sun: 12:10, 1:15, 3, 5, 6:15, 7:20, 9:15; mon-thurs June 28: 11:40, 1:15, 3, 5, 6:15, 7:20, 9:15

Parents Night Out nr

“parent’s night out with the happiest baby & happiest toddler” is presented by renowned pediatrician dr. harvey Karp, based on his best-selling parenting guides. azalea square: today: 7:30 charlestowne square: today: 7:30

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 1/2 r

Fearing the world is coming to an end, a man and his neighbor take a road trip to find his high school sweetheart.

cinebarre: Fri: 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 9:50; sat-sun: 10:55, 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 9:50; mon-thurs June 28: 1:25, 4:25, 7:25, 9:50

Playing The Avengers  pg-13

iron man, thor, captain america, the hulk, hawkeye and black widow fight to save earth from thor’s brother, loki.

cinebarre: today: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:15; Fri-thurs June 28: 12:40, 3:45, 7:10, 10:20 citadel: today: 12:30, 2, 3:30, 5, 6:50, 8, 9:50 hwy 21: Fri-thurs June 28: 10:30 James island: today: 1, 4, 7, 10 James island 3d: today: 1:15, 6:55 northwoods: today: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8:10, 10; Fri-thurs June 28: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:50 palmetto grande: today: 12:30, 6:50 palmetto grande 3d: today: 3:40, 10:05 regal 18: today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:15

northwoods: today: 12:30, 7 palmetto grande: today: 3:45, 9:45

Bernie 1/2 pg-13 terrace: today: 12:20; Fri-thurs June 28: 11:55 a.m.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1/2 pg-13

despite the false advertising, british retirees find their lives transformed in the less expensive and seemingly exotic india.

citadel: today: 1, 4, 6:50, 9:30 palmetto grande: today: 12:30, 3:40, 6:40, 9:35 terrace: today: 2:10, 4:30, 7, 9:15; Fri-thurs June 28: 11:55, 2, 4:05, 7:45, 9:45

The Breakfast Club r

Five high school students, all from different cliques and stereotypes, bond during a saturday detention session. cinebarre: wed: dark

Crooked Arrows pg-13

an underdog native american lacrosse team fights its way through a tournament against its privileged prep school rivals. citadel: today: 1:10, 4:05

Dark Shadows  pg-13 James island: today: 1:30, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55

The Dictator 

r cinebarre: today: 1:25, 4:25, 7:50, 9:50 northwoods: today: 4, 9:50

The Hunger Games pg-13


regal 18: today: 2:20, 5:15, 8:05

The Hunter r

a ruthless mercenary (willem dafoe) hunts the wilderness for the last tasmanian tiger. park circle: sat: 8

10:05 northwoods: today: 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10; Fri-thurs June 28: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 northwoods 3d: today: 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 palmetto grande: today: 1:50, 7:35 palmetto grande 3d: today: 4:45, 10:05 regal 18: today: 1:25, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30 regal 18 3d: today: 2:05

Madagascar 3: Prometheus Europe’s Most Wanted 1/2


pg cinebarre: today: 1, 4, 7, 9:20; Fri: 1:30, 4:30, 7:05, 9:25; sat-sun: 11:10, 1:30, 4:30, 7:05, 9:25; monthurs June 28: 1:30, 4:30, 7:05, 9:25 cinebarre 3d: today: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50 citadel: today: 1, 3:30, 6:50, 9:10 citadel 3d: today: 12:20, 2:35, 4:50, 7:30, 9:50 hwy 21: today-thurs June 28: 8:45 James island: today-thurs June 28: 1:30, 4, 6:40, 9:10 James island 3d: today-thurs June 28: 1, 3:30, 6:20, 8:45 northwoods: today- thurs June 28: 1:20, 4, 6:50, 9:10 northwoods 3d: today-thurs June 28: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:25, 9:45 palmetto grande: today: 1:10, 2:20, 4:10, 7:10, 8, 9:40 palmetto grande 3d: today: 1:30, 4:50, 5:20, 7:30, 9:55 regal 18: today: 1:15, 2:15, 3:30, 6:45, 8, 9:25 regal 18 3d: today: 1:45, 4:10, 5:05, 7:20, 9:50

Mary Poppins g

a magic and fantastical nanny comes to work for a banker’s illbehaved children. terrace: wed: 11 a.m.

Men in Black 3 1/2 pg-13 cinebarre: today: 1:15, 7:05 cinebarre 3d: today: 4:15, 9:40 citadel: today: 12:20, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 9:55 citadel 3d: today: 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:10 hwy 21: today: 10:20 James island: today: 1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:50; Fri-thurs June 28: 4:15, 10 James island 3d: today: 4:20,


a team of space explorers discovers a clue to the origins of humankind and must fight to keep civilization from extinction.

cinebarre: today: 12:35, 3:35, 7:15, 10:05; Fri: 12:40, 3:40, 7:15, 10:05; sat-sun: 9:50, 12:40, 3:40, 7:15, 10:05; mon-thurs June 28: 12:40, 3:40, 7:15, 10:05 cinebarre 3d: today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:45, 10:35; Fri: 1:10, 4:10, 7:50, 10:35; sat-sun: 10:20, 1:10, 4:10, 7:50, 10:35; mon-thurs June 28: 1:10, 4:10, 7:50, 10:35 citadel: today: 2, 5, 8 citadel 3d: today: 12:15, 3:15, 6:30, 9:15 citadel imaX: today: 1, 4, 7, 10 northwoods: today: 2, 5, 8; Frithurs June 28: 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 northwoods 3d: today: 1, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 palmetto grande: today: 12:50, 2:10, 3:50, 6:50, 8:10, 9:50 palmetto grande 3d: today: 1:20, 4:20, 5:10, 7:25, 10:15 regal 18: today: 1, 2, 3:40, 6:55, 8:10, 9:35 regal 18 3d: today: 1:30, 4:15, 4:55, 7:30, 10:10 terrace: today-thurs June 28: 2:10, 4:25, 7:15, 9:30 terrace 3d: today: 1:35, 3:45, 6:30, 8:45

Rock of Ages  pg-13

rock ’n’ roll musical about a small town girl and a city boy pursuing their hollywood dreams.

cinebarre: today: 12:55, 3:55, 7:25, 10:10; Fri: 12:55, 3:55, 7:35, 10:25; sat-sun: 10:05, 12:55, 3:55, 7:35, 10:25; mon-thurs June 28: 12:55, 3:55, 7:35, 10:25 hwy 21: today: 8:45; Fri-thurs June 28: 10:25 northwoods: today-Fri June 28: 12:50, 3:50, 6:50, 9:40

terrace: today-thurs June 28: 12:15, 2:15, 4:30, 7:20, 9:35

Snow White and the Huntsman  pg-13

cinebarre: today: 12:50, 3:50, 7:40, 10:35; Fri: 12:50, 3:50, 7:20, 10:15; sat-sun: 9:55, 12:50, 3:50, 7:20, 10:15; mon-thurs June 28: 12:50, 3:50, 7:20, 10:15 citadel: today: 12:20, 1:10, 3:30, 4:15, 6:45, 8:10, 9:45 hwy 21: today: 10:45 James island: today: 1, 4, 7, 10; Fri-thurs June 28: 1, 7 northwoods: today: 12:15, 1, 3:05, 3:55, 5:50, 7, 8:45, 9:50; Frithurs June 28: 1, 3:55, 7, 9:50 palmetto grande: today: 12:45, 1:25, 4:25, 6:45, 7:25, 10:15 regal 18: today: 1:05, 3:55, 7:05, 9:55

That’s My Boy  r

donny (adam sandler) desperately tries to reconnect with his son todd (andy samberg) and must deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

cinebarre: today: 1:10, 4:10, 7:35, 10:15; Fri: 1, 4, 7:45, 10:30; satsun: 10:15, 1, 4, 7:45, 10:30; monthurs June 28: 1, 4, 7:45, 10:30 citadel: today: 12:55, 3:55, 7, 9:35 James island: today-thurs June 28: 1:20, 4:10, 7:05, 9:55 northwoods: today-thurs June 28: 1:10, 4, 7, 9:35 palmetto grande: today: 1:20, 2, 4:30, 5, 7:20, 7:50, 10:10 regal 18: today: 1:10, 1:40, 3:45, 4:25, 7, 7:40, 9:45, 10:15

Think Like a Man pg-13


regal 18: today: 1:55, 4:45, 7:35

What to Expect When You’re Expecting 1/2 pg-13 cinebarre: today: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55; Fri: 1:05, 4:05, 7:40, 10:15; sat-sun: 10:30, 1:05, 4:05, 7:40, 10:15; mon-thurs June 28: 1:05, 4:05, 7:40, 10:15 citadel: today: 1:05, 4:05, 7:05, 9:40 palmetto grande: today: 1:35, 4:35, 7:15, 9:55

azalea square, 215 Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville, 821-8000 | cinebarre, 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant, 884-7885 | citadel mall stadium 16 with imaX, 2072 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., 556-4629 | highway 21 drive in, Beaufort, 846-4500 | James island 8, Folly and Central Park Rd., 795-9499 | hippodrome, 360 Concord St., Suite 100, 724-9132 | cinemark movies 8, 4488 Ladson Rd., Summerville, 800-326-3264 (dial 1415#) | palmetto grande, U.S. 17 North, Mount Pleasant, 216-TOWN | park circle films, 4820 Jenkins Ave., Park Circle, North Charleston, 628-5534 | regal cinemas 18, 2401 Mall Drive, North Charleston, 529-1946 | terrace, 1956-D Maybank Hwy., 762-9494 | ivanhoe cinema 4, Walterboro, 549-6400 | northwoods stadium cinemas, 2181 Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, 518-6000

E12: Thursday, June 21, 2012

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chipotle surpasses local fast-food mexican By roB young

Special to The Post and Courier


ith chipotle’s arrival to the charleston area, it’s nice to finally determine whether the uber-popular Mexican chain warrants the hype. to be honest, i don’t understand the madness. The food is light, crispy (when necessary) and flavorful. it’s good, not great. it’s certainly better than Moe’s and Qdoba, a bit better than Barberitos (minus the tomatillo sauce). But it’s not quite up there with freebirds, which is on the west coast and in texas. visit if you get a chance. as a consumer, i certainly appreciate chipotle’s easyto-follow menu in big, bright

if you go what: chipotle where: 7398 rivers ave., north charleston hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. monday-sunday more info: 553-2106 or lettering, the quick and efficient service line and comfortable, modern dining space. and i can admit it, the place does crazy business, which means crazy profits. chipotle said that its first quarter earnings were up 35 percent, with reuters reporting that the chain made $62.7 million last quarter in comparison to $46.4 million the previous year.

photographs by rob young

An order of three tacos from Chipotle.

A steak burrito.

additionally, according to Bloomberg, chipotle opened 32 new restaurants last quarter with plans in the works for 160 or

more this year (a Mount pleasant location has been mentioned). heck, slate even likened the chain to apple in the

and salad. Likewise, the chain offers four proteins: chicken, steak, barbacoa and carnitas. another interesting fact: chipotle’s braised meats, the barbacoa and carnitas, are cooked sous-vide in chicago before being shipped to individual units where they’re reheated and served. it’s a simple cost structure, too: $6.65 for a burrito, burrito bowl or order of three hard or soft shell tacos. chipotle is certainly worth a visit, whether out of curiosity or genuine interest in the cuisine. way it’s revolutionizing fast By committing itself to improved quality (and growth), food. chipotle is likely the future chipotle breaks out its of fast food. menu into four categories: burritos, burrito bowls, tacos Might as well get a peek.

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thursday, June 21, 2012: E13

shoot the breeze at stono river bar, cafe By deidre schipani

the captains knots ($6.95),


paired with a side of ranch dressing, and served two to an order. Mini-corn “dawgs” ($5.95) also make good companions to the ubiquitous $1 pBr cans. nachos ($6.95) are fresh, warm and nicely layered with cheese, chili, green onions, salsa, jalapenos, olives and sour cream: generous enough to share or a tex-Mex lunch or dinner option. salads are a basic greek ($6.75) or chicken salad platter ($6.95), and either can be ordered as a wrap or a stuffing for a pita pocket. chips and pickles are the dedicated “sides,” and the salads are made fresh inhouse, and it shows. plump, tender chunks of chicken spilled out from the “sammie” ($6.95) layered with lettuce and tomato. Bread choices include white, wheat, pita, wrap, sub roll and croissant. They cheerfully toasted the bread and managed to serve the sandwich while a trace of warmth remained in the bread. The same could be said for the harbor Burger ($7.25), served on a sesame seed bun. cooked to order, it traveled from kitchen to table in a welcomed envelope of heat. paninis ($6.95) are grilled, not pressed, and layered on thick-cut texas toast. The kitchen will make any bread substitution you care to have. Menu offerings are stream-lined, as the kitchen space is small, not only on the preparation side but also as far as equipment is concerned. also offered are a variety of daily specials that range from tuna salad to reuben and club sandwiches. always popular, our server said, the special menu sells out daily. The same menu is available for lunch and dinner service. The bar does a brisk trade

Special to The Post and Courier cheese-filled soft pretzels

he old Buzzard’s roost has received a makeover. it is now called the st. Johns yacht harbor and is home to the stono Breeze, a small bar and cafe on the tidal channel of the stono river. But don’t let the name st. Johns yacht harbor fool you. you don’t have to own a hinckley picnic Boat to drop anchor here. hey, you don’t even need to own a pleasure craft. if yours is an appetite for water views and the simple pleasures of home cooking, the stono Breeze is your kind of spot. The stono Breeze is just past headquarters island perched above the stono river and is a simple, casual spot. an outdoor deck wraps around the building, leading to the “aqua bar,” where high-top tables allow for delightful water views. nautical flags wave colorful messages around the perimeter of the secondstory deck, and wellseasoned teak furnishings bear witness to the effects of heat and humidity on anything at the mercy of the elements. The staff had the happy energy of counselors at a sailing camp as they awaited the first crop of campers. The sheer pleasure of their water-surrounded culinary aerie and the happy satisfaction of providing hospitality to landlubbers and old salts alike put everyone in a good mood. The menu is an uncomplicated one. appetizers are dip-centric ($6.95) and change daily. They are served with your choice of captains wafers (how appropriate), chips or pita wedges. The crab dip at the time of our visit was so popular that the kitchen sold out well before 7 p.m. perfect for beer drinkers is

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The Stono Breeze Cafe is at 2408 Maybank Highway. in specialty drinks, canned beers and house-made sangria called “sambreezie” that includes rum along with a tropical mix of fruits. Mimosas, bloody marys and margaritas are featured drinks on sunday. whatever your conveyance to get to the stono Breeze, know that dock space is free for diners, and the staff will do what is needed to get you there. Members of the st. Johns yacht harbor also can enjoy a waterside pool and the captains retreat. The marina has a harbor store, fueling station and showers. after seeing the traffic back up on Maybank highway, it is nice to know that the stono Breeze offers a quick

off-the-highway harbor for food and drink. service was friendly and polite. families and friends as well as those who traveled by boat and those who motored in on four-wheels all appeared to be having fun. The latitude and longitude of the stono Breeze at the st. Johns yacht harbor offer the perfect intersection of opportunity and time for those who love their food and beverage with a water view. whether you are coming to shoot the breeze or breeze in and out, the stono Breeze allows you to navigate your needs for refreshment with simplicity. Bravo Zulu, as they say on the water.

stono breeze cuisine: american category: neighborhood Favorite location: 2408 maybank highway, Johns island; aicw statute mile 472.5 (for the boaters) phone: 557-1027, ext. 19 hours: noon-11 p.m. tuesday-sunday food:  atmosphere:  service:  price: $ costs: appetizers $5.95-$7.50, salads $6.75-$6.95, sandwiches $4-$7.25. daily specials. vegetarian options: limited bar: Full-service bar decibel level: varies wheelchair access: yes parking: yes other: carryout, water views, outdoor deck and bar, seasonal special events, daily specials, happy hour 47 p.m. tuesday-Friday, “holla hour” 5-7 p.m. saturdaysunday, live music, no personal checks, stjohnsyacht

E14: Thursday, June 21, 2012

this fundraising event has By deidre schipani Special to The Post and Courier been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” mark your calendars by the southeastern tourism The southern Living taste of society. More than 10,000 charleston, set for sept. 28-30, guests are expected and will mark the 32nd annual there will be something for taste of charleston event. all ages to enjoy. The three-day culinary celeThe weekend events bration of Lowcountry cuisine include: is being hosted once again by z taste: iron chef competithe charleston restaurant tion: presented by us foods, association partnered with the event will be sept. 28 southern Living Magazine. at the culinary institute of for more than 20 years, charleston’s palmer campus

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in downtown charleston and will showcase some of the best local chefs in a heated head-to-head battle in the institute’s state-of-the-art amphitheater kitchen. z taste: singer-songwriter show: event details haven’t been released yet, other than it will be sept. 29 at the Lighthouse on shem creek, so keep an ear out. z The main event: set for

sept. 30 at Boone hall plantation in Mount pleasant, the event will showcase a sampling of local cuisine from more than 50 of charleston’s finest restaurants as well as live music, waiter’s wine race, children’s area and southern Living exhibition area. new events include: z sweet and southern on shem creek: presented by restaurant solutions, these are boat cruises along shem creek. z taste: dine arounds: presented by sysco, these events will be in the evening that friday and saturday at a variety of participating restaurants and will include a prix fixe menu and special beer-pairing menu.

of the proceeds from the sandwich sales going back to the organization. This month, diners can enjoy “The hero sandwich,” created by The Bridge at 105.5’s Mike “rockdoc” allen, with 10 percent of the proceeds benefiting the american red cross. The sandwich is $8 and includes a side item and fountain drink. future sandwiches for the hoagies and heroes campaign will be created on behalf of the dee norton Lowcountry children’s center, a dog for kate, the center for women, Lowcountry Local first and more. Learn more at

taste of sardinia

osteria la Bottiglia chef and owner Massimiliano sarrocchi will host a series for more information, of wine dinners from diverse contact kathy Britzius, regions in italy. executive director of the on tuesday, the restaurant charleston restaurant will turn its attention to the association, at kathy@ foods of sardinia in a fourcharlestonrestaurant or Monique course menu that includes semper flynn, special events dessert. The regional wines are manager of the charleston perfect for summer drinkrestaurant association, at moniquesemperflynn.gcra@ ing: vermentino, cannonau and carignano del sulcis. honors for romo The cost is $62, plus tax culinary executive direcand gratuity. reservations tor at fish restaurant, nico are required and can be romo, received the prestimade by calling 727-4158. gious honor of joining the The restaurant is at 420 king american and canadian st. delegations of L’academie no. 3 for liberty culinaire de france on Liberty tap room & grill June 17 in chicago. celebrates its third anniveras the youngest french master chef, romo will now sary 2-6 p.m. sunday. Live music will be provided join the renowned academicien culinaire de france by fowler’s Mustache, and games, raffles and prizes (inas the youngest member in cluding a $300 gift card) will u.s. history. be part of the festivities. The academie culinaire There will be special prices de france is committed to advancing culinary artistry on food and beverages. Liberty tap room is at 1028 and was founded in 1879. Johnnie dodds Blvd., Mount edible heroes pleasant. Local artisan bakery riscall 971-7777 or go to ing high cafe has debuted a new hoagies and heroes for more info. campaign benefiting local keeping you healthy nonprofit organizations. Maudell grayson of dell’z each month, a local charity will select a spokesper- deli, 1-a cannon st., plans son to build a sandwich on to diversify. grayson will open a juice their behalf with a portion

and smoothie bar at 569 king st. a soft opening is planned for this weekend.

daniel island

z et cetera gourmet food shoppe and tapas at 245 seven farms drive has closed. z tJ’s Beef and Brew has opened in the former dublin down pub spot. This is the second location for owners tim (the “t”) Breckenridge and James (the “J”) nease. tJ’s is located at 245 seven farms drive. call 216-3903 for info.

west ashley alchemy coffee has closed.

a late breakfast

Three Little Birds cafe & catering is now serving breakfast until 3 p.m. They are at 65 windermere Blvd. call 225-3065 for info.

name change

The king street grille on James island is now The castaways grille. They are at 1291 folly road. call 795-4544 for info.

new ’que for u

pop’s smokin’ Barbeque opened last week at 310 n. Live oak drive in Moncks corner. call 761-0801 for info.

meyer at muse

today, Muse restaurant will host robbie Meyer and wines from the peirson Meyer portfolio at a wine dinner. The cost is $95. call 5771102 to reserve a spot. dinner is served at 7 p.m. Muse is located at 82 society st.

‘crazy chef’ changes

cuoco pazzo (the crazy chef) has closed in the fairmont plaza strip mall in Mount pleasant and has reopened as La fontana, a sister property that also operates under the La fontana name in west ashley. Look for a similar menu at this new and larger location at 1035 Johnnie dodds Blvd. call 971-9034 for info.

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thursday, June 21, 2012: E15


Jimbo Mathus By Matthew godBey

over the years, Mathus has

Special to The Post and Courier either performed, written or

recorded with elvis costello, Buddy guy and north Mishe’s a thoroughbred, that sissippi allstars, but not Jimbo Mathus from Missisbecause his solo work isn’t up sippi, a thoroughbred in the to par. in fact, Mathus’ solo sense of musical genealogy. work is some of his grittiest Born to a musical father and most provoking blues whose family has a long work of all. history as musicians and he is currently touring in songwriters, Mathus grew support of his most recent reup playing the music of his lease, “confederate Buddha” ancestors. (2011). always one to carry on Jimbo Mathus & The tradition, Mathus’ father tri-state coalition will introduced the young James perform saturday at The to several instruments at an pour house, 1977 Maybank early age. highway, with guilt ridden Before his 10th birthday, troubadour. Mathus was playing the tickets are $10 at the door mandolin on several of his or online at call family’s songs, which had 571-4343 or go to charleston been passed down exclusively for more through the generations. information. after a stint in the Merblair crimmins & chant Marines and a period of wandering the country, the hookers Mathus settled in north carBlair crimmins is a time olina and devoted himself to traveler of sorts. he’s a kind music full time. of music preservationist Mathus built a name for himself with the highly influ- seeking to reintroduce the clamor of vaudeville and the ential swing group squirrel nut Zippers before going on wild glamor of speakeasies to release several solo records and jazz to an audience less in a style he calls “Mississippi aware. his vision hasn’t gone Music,” a mixture of blues, unchallenged, however, as soul, country and gospel. plenty of people told the although he may not be atlanta-based musician that as well-known for his solo work, the collaborations and the music of the ’20s and ’30s recordings he has done with was dead. undeterred, crimmins forged on in an effort to other artists are mainly due to the fact that Mathus works resurrect the overshadowed with such high-profile artists. era, gradually building a fan

Jimbo mathus

base around the southeast through themed and impassioned performances. a knowledgeable musical historian, crimmins plays the liveliest music of the dead with such an authentic form that it leaves listeners wondering if they have stumbled upon some obscure, depression-era, gypsy-jazz recording. he takes patches of ragtime, blues and jazz and stitches them to the fabric of modern-day bluegrass and americana. he creates a sound that echoes the ghosts of its musical past. haunting yet advancing, crimmins brings back the music that helped heal the hearts of a struggling nation at a time when perhaps we could use it once more. Blair crimmins & The hookers’ latest release, “state hotel,” is available on vinyl or for download, yet another symbol of crimmins’ detailed straddling of eras past and present. Blair crimmins & The hookers will perform tonight at The pour house, 1977 Maybank highway, with the up-and-coming local duo Megan Jean and The kfB. tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online doors open at 9 p.m. go to charlestonpour or call 571-4343 for more information.

E16: Thursday, June 21, 2012

grace potter & the nocturnals The Lion The Beast The Beat/Hollywood

after years of lurking just below the surface of stardom, grace potter & the nocturnals finally broke through with its self-titled 2010 album. Thanks to almost constant touring and the catchiness of songs such as “paris (ooh La La),” potter and her band have finally started to enjoy the fruits of their labors. The band’s latest studio effort, “The Lion The Beast The Beat,” continues the momentum put forth by the last release. sounding like a slightly more soulful version of sheryl crow, potter has one of those voices that sounds just as good belting out a bluesy rock number as it does crooning an r&B tune. it can be smooth as honey one moment and sufficiently ragged the next, and in a live setting the woman is a force of nature. a good portion of the power from that live act carries over into “The Lion The Beast The Beat,” and the variety of songs is once again a top selling point here. The leadoff title track builds slowly before finally kicking into overdrive almost two minutes in. i suspect that this tune will make for an amazing opening song at future potter performances. The lightly funky “never go Back” follows, which in turn gives way to the popish “parachute heart” and the soulful “stars.” The rest of the album continues to see potter & the nocturnals acting like a band with multiple personality disorder, jumping from one genre to another. The shifting of styles does have the occasional misstep. an alternate version of “stars” with kenny chesney is painfully out of place, and while it’s cool that potter had the chance to record with country legend willie nelson, the resulting song, “ragged company,” is forgettable. still, there is enough on this new release to warrant checking it out if you enjoyed the last album. The truth is grace potter & the nocturnals is a band that is best experienced live, and hopefully the band’s touring schedule will bring them back to the Lowcountry soon. should that happen, don’t miss it.


key tracks: “the lion the beast the beat,” “stars,” “parachute heart”

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The Diamond Sessions/Independent



when the local band crowfield released its debut, “goodbye, goodnight, so Long Midwestern,” in 2008, the album was a ridiculously good collection of roots rock songs that called to mind classic acts such as The Band and John Mellencamp. crowfield’s self-titled sophomore release took the band’s sound in a much more contemporary direction. now comes “The diamond sessions,” which combines the best parts of the previous albums, while also taking new creative steps. Lead singer tyler Mechem kicks off the cd singing almost in a whisper at the start of “catching up,” until drummer parker gins comes in with a snare drum roll, and suddenly the listener is immersed in the sound that made them fall in love with this band. The new album is deeply personal on just about every level, including its title. “The diamond sessions” refers to Johnny diamond, a well-known manager and mentor of local acts who passed away last fall. crowfield was one of the many bands diamond championed, and the band includes a heartfelt thank-you message to him in the cd’s liner notes. elsewhere on the album there is no shortage of catchy, roots rock-flavored songs. There are a few nice touches, including string sections on some songs and horns on others. particularly great are the very catchy “change of heart” with its subtle horns, as well as the sweeping “Black hills,” which Mechem calls “my opus.” far and away the best song on the album is “Measure of a Life,” which will likely have you replaying it more than a few times as you marvel at its subtle genius. possibly the best thing about “The diamond sessions” though is that this is an album that begs to be listened to from beginning to end. doing so truly brings out the collective beauty of this aural gem. crowfield will be holding a cd release party, which will include a live performance, at 2 p.m. saturday at Monster Music, 46 orleans road.

sometimes when making an album, a band tries so hard to impress that it all but beats the listener over the head with its ambition. There’s an art to introducing yourself to the world through your music, and the road to success is littered with independent releases that either tried too hard or didn’t give enough. The local musicians in shatterdog definitely seem to have found that happy medium on the band’s debut, “fisticuffsmanship.” consisting of multi-instrumentalist george stevens, bassist Mcgregor Jordan, guitarist dan crawford and drummer Brent caldwell, the music on “fisticuffsmanship” (try saying that five times fast) is the sort of folk-rock that sounds great coming from the speakers on a lazy sunday, or over a car stereo on a road trip. The musicians don’t limit themselves to a single sound, kicking things off with “archery,” which is reminiscent of roots acts such as old crow Medicine show, but then quickly shifting to tunes such as “honeybrain” and “Thing she does,” which are reminiscent of bands such as The samples and toad the wet sprocket, respectively. further in, “world gets ready” provides a lightly psychedelic throwback sound that works well. even later into the album things are still catchy, especially on the excellent “rebecca with results.” one gets the feeling that rather than trying to kick in the door in an attempt to introduce itself to local music listeners, the members of shatterdog are instead offering this agreeable debut as a friendly handshake. smart move.

key tracks: “measure of a life,” “black hills,” “change of heart”

— by devin grant



key tracks: “archery,” “honeybrain,” “rebecca with results”

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group finds needed push to produce third album By devin grant

Special to The Post and Courier


s crowfield prepares to release its third full-length album, “The diamond sessions,” fans of the popular local act might not realize how close they came to never getting the chance to hear the new songs. when crowfield released its self-titled sophomore album last year, they had been signed to a major label and dropped almost immediately, which is a strangely common occurrence these days in the music business. But there were other things happening, as well, things that threatened to end the band. sitting in the living room of his west ashley home, crowfield frontman tyler Mechem is blunt about the events that nearly led to the band’s demise. “Joe was leaving the band,” said Mechem, referring to his longtime musical partner, pianist Joe giant, “and the expectation was that the band would be done after the second album.” according to Mechem, giant’s passion had shifted to a path outside the band. “we had an emotional conversation about it,” Mechem said, smiling. after giant announced he was leaving crowfield, Mechem admits it took awhile for the realization to sink in. “i didn’t take it to heart for a long time,” he said. “i was ready to sell all of my gear after the second album was finished. i’m not sure what i would have done; maybe moved out to the Midwest and forgot i was a musician.” Thankfully, Mechem changed his mind. “There were no big follow-up plans, but once the second album was re-

if you go what: crowfield when: Friday and saturday; doors open at 9 p.m. where: the windjammer, 1008 ocean blvd., isle of palms price: individual day tickets are $10, two-day tickets are $15 for more info: www. leased, the rest of the band decided they weren’t ready to say goodbye,” Mechem said. “Joe actually encouraged the band to press on. he said that his leaving shouldn’t be the end of crowfield.” The core members of crowfield, which include Mechem, drummer parker gins and guitarist Micah nichols, agreed to continue and eventually enlisted bassist ethan ricks and keyboardist whitt algar to round out the band. another factor in keeping crowfield going came in the form of Johnny diamond. a longtime fixture in the local music scene, diamond managed, advised and mentored numerous locals acts up until his untimely death in november. after the second crowfield album was released, Mechem had lunch with diamond, who advised that he thought the new songs were great, but that the band needed to make another album. “he suggested that we strip it down and not try to make the first album over again, but not to let the label contract experience and Joe leaving defeat the band,” Mechem said. “we were in plans with Johnny and producer rick Beato to start the new album when Johnny passed. after that, the band was

Crowfield will play a two-night stand at The Windjammer this weekend.

We were in plans with Johnny (Diamond) and producer Rick Beato to start the new album when Johnny passed. After that, the band was determined to make the album. tyler mechem

determined to make the album.” Mechem reveals that he was writing the song “change of heart” when he learned of diamond’s death. “i was thinking at the time i was writing the song, ‘Man, Johnny’s gonna love this,’ then i got the phone

organic sound than the last crowfield release. The band financed the new cd through the website, which lets artists outline a project and set a monetary goal. if enough people contribute money toward the project and the goal is met, the project officially gets funded. crowfield set a goal of call.” $15,000, and were delighted The title of the new album, when fans contributed “The diamond sessions,” nearly $20,000. serves as a tribute to the “going through the kickman who believed in crow- starter process and asking field’s potential outside of fans for money, as opposed the bars downtown. to asking a label for money, Listening to the new was liberating and exhilasongs, it appears that rating,” Mechem said. diamond got his wish for “it was us saying, ‘This is a more stripped-down and us and you, and we need


help.’ getting to the point where we could say that was a liberating experience. we can be completely honest now because we have people that like us.” The extra money went into adding horn sections to some songs and hiring local musician and producer Jay clifford to arrange string sections for other songs. fans will have a chance to hear the new music live this weekend when crowfield plays a two-night stand at The windjammer on the isle of palms. friday night’s show features opening band american aqaurium, while a Thousand horses kicks things off saturday.

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super saturday summer solstice smackdown

third thursday in summerville summerville’s third thursday is all about showcasing local talent. Kicking things off with a performance by tip tap toe dance studio, this month’s event features the summerville’s got talent contest at 5:45 p.m. in addition to the showcase, there will be an art walk, musicians, previews of a one-act play and dramatic reading by the vintage actors ensemble, carriage rides, shop and restaurant specials, and more. taking place in downtown summerville, east richardson avenue and north main street will be closed 5-8 p.m. for the free event. call 821-7260 or go to third-thursday-June-2012.

summer seersucker social an evening of dinner and dancing usually requires a nicely pressed suit, tux and/or gown. not so for this party, as ironing seersucker is a major fashion faux pas. the seersucker social also includes live and silent auctions, a signature cocktail, beer and wine, lowcountry boil and dessert. tickets, which are $75, benefit the cannon street ymca youth scholarship Fund. the fun begins at 7 p.m. thursday at sand dunes club, 1735 atlantic ave., sullivan’s island. For more info, call 577-9622 or go to

neon candy carnival suede supper club, 816 Johnnie dodds blvd., mount pleasant, is brightening up the night saturday with a neon party. expect hundreds of glow sticks, neon painted models, cotton candy martinis and other drink specials, spiked italian ice, dJ c-nile spinning and more. attendees are asked to dress in bright colors; party supplies will be on hand if your outfit needs an extra punch. Find out more at or by calling 606-2940.

dance block party charleston dancers are taking over Friday at this fundraiser for the inaugural charleston dance Festival scheduled for september. the block party will feature performances by home spun hoops, annex dance, hot Jazz dance club, wo’se dance theatre, charleston dance center, dancefx’s the charleston dance project, slow Jamz hip hop crew and more. held at dancefx studios, 635 rutledge ave., dance battles “that will put ‘west side story’ to shame” will be in full swing, along with silent auctions and games. hello my name is bbQ and diggity doughnuts will supply food, and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. the party begins at 6 p.m. tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. call 637-4722 or check out www.charlestondance

this may seem like a friendly gathering of artists, but what they’re really seeking is “a battle for artistic supremacy and talk a little trash.” oak barrel tavern, avondale, 825b savannah highway, is hosting matthew dietz, shawna-nova Foley, gavin lyons, scott wallace and ryan wilcox and their works in a variety of media saturday at 7 p.m. attendees will be given stickers to put the “smackdown” for the artist or artwork of their choice; at the end of the night, a winner will be crowned. hors d’oeuvres will be provided and seasonal beer specials will be available.



charleston beer garden Festival

guitar Foundation of america convention, international competition

brittlebank park off lockwood drive will be transformed into a german biergarten saturday for the inaugural charleston beer garden Festival. From 1-8 p.m., enjoy craft brews, including several from south carolina, all while listening to live music from the likes of southwood, megan Jean & the KFb, shovels & rop, and long miles. Food trucks will be corralled to offer up tasty treats. attendees also can take part in beer school classes, cornhole, a photo booth and more. advance tickets are $25, $15 for designated drivers and $50 for vips; day-of tickets are $35. check out for more.

the international classical guitar community’s premier event will be held at the marion and wayland h. cato Jr. center for the arts on the college of charleston campus tuesday-July 1. with guest artists including but not limited to Juan carlos laguna, dale Kavanagh, the bandini/chichiaretta duo, roland dyens and the assad brothers, along with interactive guitar technique workshops, master classes, lectures, a vendor expo and more, there’s sure to be something to interest everyone in the family. daily events are open to the public with the purchase of a day pass; 8 p.m. concerts are $30. For more information, go to

sweetwater concert series sweetwater brewing company once again has joined with waterkeeper alliance members in the southeast to help conserve some of the most threatened rivers, streams and coastlines. and this year, they have launched the “save the cooper” campaign. events kicked off memorial day weekend and run through the Fourth of July. but the big event, the summer concert series, comes to the music Farm, 32 ann st., on Friday. the concert, which will include information from charleston waterkeeper, features railroad earth. For concert details and to learn more about the campaign, go to For more on charleston waterkeeper, check out mct


rcw blueberry Festival

this 15th annual event honoring the signing of the emancipation proclamation will be at 11 a.m. saturday at the historical Jenkins orphanage, 3923 azalea drive, north charleston. admission is free, so come out and enjoy music, arts, fashion, storytellers, dancers, poetry, african drummers, jump castles, face painting and more. For details, call 552-9086.

blue pearl Farms near mcclellanville is celebrating its first full year of the blueberry Jam Festival series by holding a festival sunday that will support local farms and good eating. enjoy demonstrations of crafts, including spinning and weaving, and participate in the blueberry toss competition and blueberry tastings. musical entertainment will be provided by Keith patterson band, the Jefferson coker band, harrison ray, sarah cole & the hawkes, bare Knuckle champions, phyllis tannerfrye, Kevin church, bogan mask, dustin ashenfelder, gaslight street, dallas corbett and dan rainey. sunday will feature organizations and people who work with programs that protect the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker and its habitat. tickets are $10 for adults, children 15 and under get in free, and proceeds benefit the coastal conservation league and the nature conservancy. leave your pets and coolers at home; cold drinks, beer and wine will be available. bring chairs or a blanket. Find out more at

Fashion alley: vintage inspired Fashion show

old school championship wrestling

talk about mixing and matching! combine a night of vintage couture fashion with two-toned shoes. yes, folks; bowling. benefiting girls rock charleston, this saturday event is billed as “a tribute to the past and toast to the future of fashion.” held at the charleston rifle club, 2221 heriot st., a fashion show begins at 8 p.m. and bowling is open from 9 p.m.-midnight; doors open at 7 p.m. there will be pop-up shops for your browsing pleasure, sweet treats, local beer, food trucks, live music and more. and make sure to dress in your vintage best as judges will be on hand to dole out prizes to the best male and female looks. tickets are $20, a vip table for up to six is $200. call 670-9269 or go to www.

if you’re craving a pro wrestling fix, you’re in luck! oscw presents 4x4: Four participating federations in the s.c. wrestling hall of Fame 2012 project will be showcasing a match, a four-corner tag team championship match and a four-corner heavyweight title match. Former wwe performer chris masters and the s.c. wrestling hall of Fame 2012 induction ceremony will highlight the event. all this and more will be held at the hanahan recreation complex gym, 3100 mabeline road (behind trident tech off rivers avenue) on sunday. doors open at 4:30 p.m., the bell rings at 5 p.m. admission is $10; $5 ages 12 and under. call 7434800 or go to

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

tomato open golf tournament come out swinging! the edisto island open land trust sponsors this annual tourney, set for saturday at the plantation course at edisto, 19 Fairway drive. the tournament is likely to be a good time, what with offerings of hole-in-one prizes, a mulligan package, a putting contest, breakfast, lunch and on-course refreshments. but it’s the pretournament cocktail party and live auction Friday that’s got us interested. drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a live auction featuring a custom handmade wooden boat are among the promised fun. admission to the party is $20, and you don’t have to be signed up for the tournament ($125 per person, $500 per team) to attend. to attend the party, call 869-9004 or email eiolt@ For more on the tomato open, call 869-1111 or go to www.theplantation

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earth, wind & fire

north charleston’s 40th anniversary celebrated with 40 years of elemental funk By stratton Lawrence Special to The Post and Courier

that includes the three members who still front the band today. singer philip Bailey, percussionist ralph hen the city of north charleston began Johnson and bassist verdine white (Maurice’s looking for an appropriate band to celyounger brother) make up the heart of a group ebrate its 40th anniversary, the options that’s held strong since beginning their career were limited. The pool of well-known bands still together with 1972’s “Last days and time.” and performing from 1972 grows smaller by the year. despite the departure of founder Maurice in the “we had the challenge of coming up with somemid-1990s because of parkinson’s disease, the body that was well-known in the ’70s. The older we trio has continued to record and tour without get, that gets more difficult to find,” explained north any lengthy pause. charleston Mayor keith summey. “fortunately, earth, wind & fire announced they were doing a ‘Now, Then & Forever’ tour.” fans will remember earth, wind & fire for its The parallels between the band and the city are strong, with their tenures coinciding almost perfect- constant string of hits throughout the ’70s and ’80s, ly: earth, wind & fire rebooted under leader Mau- including songs such as “shining star,” “september” and the disco-tinged “Boogie wonderland.” rice white in 1972, reforming with a new lineup


“we were never a disco band,” clarifies verdine white, emphasizing the group’s legacy as a funk ensemble while talking from his tour bus on the way to a show in philadelphia last week. “of course, ‘Boogie wonderland’ came out of that disco era, but it never stopped being funk.” after Maurice white’s retirement from performing in 1994, fans might have expected the group to dissolve, perhaps reuniting for a reunion tour sometime down the road. instead, the group soldiered on with Maurice as an invisible mentor, even performing a show at the 1997 Montreux Jazz festival in switzerland that led to international re-awareness of the band. following the induction into the rock and roll hall of fame in 2000, earth, wind & fire please see funk, page e21

if you go what: earth, wind & Fire, part of north charleston’s 40th anniversary celebration when: 7:30 p.m. tuesday where: north charleston coliseum, 5001 coliseum drive price: $25-$65 for more info: www.north charleston

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tion,” the group has called on friends and fellow musiperformed at the white cians from The roots to Jushouse for president Bill tin timberlake to contribute clinton that same year, an to a compilation that doubles experience the chicagoas a peer-chosen greatest hits based band revisited as the collection and an introducfirst group to play at the tion of new songs, including white house after president current single, “guiding Barack obama took office. Lights.” “he came to our rehearsal “The first part of the album and loved the tunes,” verwill be the curator part, with dine white recalls of his people like Lenny kravitz experience with obama. and david foster giving “he knows all the music and comments on the songs, and everything. he’s a cool guy; then the other part of the a very great guy. he got up album will be brand-new and danced and was doing material,” white explains. his thing, you know?” resisting any temptation to Dual celebration morph into a tribute band of even though the single its own music, earth, wind “guiding Lights” contains & fire released the studio the same soaring vocal album “The promise” in harmonies and smooth 2003, followed by an appear- horn lines that highlighted ance at the following year’s hits recorded decades ago, grammy awards. white said that neither the over the course of its cadecision to record retroreer, the group has won six sounding new tracks or to grammy awards, garnered incorporate new artist such from 17 nominations. it as are conscious also has won four ameridecisions to change or keep can Music awards from 12 the sound the same. nominations. “we don’t think too much for its 19th studio album about the past. we just in 2005, “illumination,” the keep it moving,” he said. band managed to reach a “Between myself and philip new generation through (Bailey) and ralph (Johncollaborations with the likes son), we’re still right there of Big Boi, Brian Mcknight, with each other when we kelly rowland and the Black play.” eyed peas’ earth, wind & fire’s in september, it will release tour includes a full string its 20th disc, “now, Then & orchestra, in addition to 12 forever.” taking a cue from band members on stage. the success of “illuminaonce famous for elabo-

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rate stage set-ups, including mystical and egyptianthemed props, lasers and levitating musicians (the group’s show-designers even included a young david copperfield during the ’70s), earth, wind & fire now relies more on its expansive band to carry the show. “There’s no pyramid, but it’s just as powerful,” said white, adding that he still dons his sequin-studded suits when he gets on stage. “i’m rocking. i look good up there, too.” among white’s favorite bass lines to play during the shows are the 1977 single “fantasy” and the following year’s grammywinning remake of The Beatle’s “got to get you into My Life.” summey, who has his regular seats secured at stage level, is most looking forward to hearing the band play “shining star.” and considering that the genre-defining funk track opens up the group’s “greatest hits” disc, there’s a good chance the mayor will get his wish. white said that he’s particularly excited to play north charleston, combining the legacies of the city and the band into one event. “it’s going to be a great celebration for both of us,” he said.

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local sextet discovers new terrain within familiar territory

By stratton Lawrence

Special to The Post and Courier


eographically speaking, phrases such as “the last frontier” are nearly moot in 2012. we’ve traversed, mapped and calculated the resource potential of nearly all of earth’s surface. Musically, however, artists continue to discover new territory every year. still, that doesn’t mean that the styles of previous generations have outlived their viability. The explorers club doesn’t sound like any other band you’ll hear in charleston, but you may recognize a few tricks borrowed from a bygone era. songwriter Jason Brewer won’t shy away from the inevitable comparisons to The Beach Boys. harmony-rich songs like “run run run” and “anticipatin’ ” from The ex-

plorers club’s sophomore release, “grand hotel,” released in february, could easily be tracks off a classic disc by the ’60s favorites. That’s been an advantage and a hindrance to The explorers club’s growth. on the one hand, music-lovers of all shapes and stripes immediately recognize the quality of the music and its ability to transcend generational preferences. But on the other, how exactly do you a market a band of 20- and 30-somethings playing a musical style from 50 years ago?

A new audience

Brewer hopes that the group’s big gig opening for earth, wind & fire at the north charleston coliseum will help expand the fan base. please see club, page e23

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The Explorer’s Club

huge audience and momentum and excitement, we play “i was a Beatles fan, so my our best. This is where we’re dad always played their ver- most comfortable: with a sion of ‘got to get you into large group of people.” My Life,’ ” Brewer said of “composition” is a loosely his experience with earth, used term among songwritwind & fire as a child. ers, but in the case of Brewer, “They took an already great his intricate songs, replete song that people really iden- with horns and harmonies, tified and got into and made are truly compositions. it their own.” since the release of “grand similarly, The explorer’s hotel,” the follow-up to club has put its own Brian 2008’s “freedom wind,” The wilson-esque spin on classic explorer’s club has launched tunes such as “proud Mary,” a national push for the alJerry Lee Lewis’ “whole bum, including plans for an Lotta shakin’ goin’ on” and upcoming tour as the backJohnny river’s “Mountain of ing and supporting band for Love.” another ’60s sensation, paul for their slot at the colirevere and the raiders. seum, however, they’ll focus Dishing on Beach Boys on their own songs. Brewer hopes that The “we’re really excited about the opportunity to play in explorers club can pick front of a diverse group of up the audience of music people: r&B fans, rock fans lovers who still cherish the and even some jazz fans. old Beach Boys albums and earth, wind & fire kind of sound. stretches those genres all he admits to being less over the place,” said Brewer, than enamored with the new downplaying any added Beach Boys release, “That’s pressure that comes with the why god Made the radio,” big gig. which marks Brian wilson’s “some bands kind of choke return to the group. up when it’s a high profile “i think it’s so fantasthing, but we tend to do the tic, even miraculous, that opposite. if we’re relaxed, we they’re all back together,” Brewer said. “They can still play worse. when there’s a club, from e22

sing pretty well and they still look good and there’s obviously some creativity going into that record. But do i think they made a good choice with this album? absolutely not.” That critique doesn’t come from an armchair evaluator. Brewer is arguably one of the most knowledgeable historians of The Beach Boys’ career, emulating their arrangements into his own music to the point that it’s obvious within seconds of listening to an explorer’s club track. “There are moments on the record that are really strong, but a lot of it sounds like ’90s adult contemporary radio with Beach Boys harmony involved,” Brewer said. “That said, i’m a fourth generation Beach Boys fan, 40 years removed from when it was happening; but it just doesn’t appeal to me. “i think they may have blown an opportunity to make one last great record, and, instead, they made an interesting record that doesn’t have much greatness about it.” Brewer is clear to mention that he thinks “That’s why

god Made the radio” is 95 percent better than most of what’s currently on the radio, but he can’t judge it as just a new record. “i’m judging it as a new Beach Boys record,” Brewer said. “still, 15 years from now, i will probably appreciate it a lot more than i do right now.” That’s because, for now, Brewer is busy judging his own output as stringently as he does his idols’ (and making music that stands proudly with them). for “grand hotel,” he recruited several members of wilson’s backing band to fill out the sound during overdubs in Los angeles. he even had the chance to meet wilson on several occasions. keeping with its motif, The explorer’s club released “grand hotel” not only digitally and on cd, but on vinyl, cassette and even 8-track. despite his mixed-reviews of The Beach Boys’ latest efforts, he still hopes “That’s why god Made the radio” succeeds, inspiring new fans to discover the old treasures as well as charleston’s own The explorers club.

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slow arts schedule continues


ate June is a little quiet in the arts world. i suppose everyone is still recovering from spoleto and trying to get some beach time in.

sandpiper gallery

for the past 11 years, the sandpiper gallery has been a staple of sullivan’s island. This saturday, from 6-8 p.m., join it for the grand opening of their new (and even better) location near station 22 restaurant and across the street from poe’s tavern. in conjunction with the opening celebration, it also will be featuring a new collection of oil Prattpaintings from Thomas local artist Leslie pratt-Thomas and a book signing by new york times best-selling author Mary alice Monroe. pratt-Thomas had not initially set out to create an exhibit featuring hearts. gallery owner Julie sweat explains that the artist “arrived at the theme of this show after noticing a recurring visual revealing itself in many of her paintings.” pratt-Thomas herself said, “representational painting is generally composed of four geometric shapes: the sphere, the cylinder, the cone and the cube. “for example, in the figure, the head is a sphere, the body is a cube, and arms, legs, fingers and toes are cylinders. a pear is a sphere with a cone on top ... you get the idea. as a painter, i look for these shapes and the way light defines them.” within the last year, she said she has been noticing a heart shape in many of her pieces, sometimes “within the branches of trees, the edges of petals, the angle of a bird’s wing.” This is how the “heart shaped world” exhibit came to be born. obviously, the heart is a symbol of love in our culture, so this show very logically paired with Monroe’s latest romance novel, “Beach house Memories,” the sequel to “The Beach house.”

Mary Alice Monroe will be signing copies of her latest book, “Beach House Memories,” at Sandpiper Gallery’s grand opening. as many of Monroe’s works are inspired and sometimes set in the Lowcountry, gallery owner sweat is excited to have her book signing at the sandpiper gallery in conjunction with its opening and pratt-Thomas’ show. similar to its well-loved sister gallery downtown, edward dare gallery, sandpiper gallery has a wide range of eclectic pieces from fine art paintings to fine crafts such as pottery, jewelry, and works in wood, glass and metal. with the new, larger space, sandpiper gallery is now expanding its framing services. say hi to sweat, pratt-Thomas and Monroe on saturday at 2201 Middle st., sullivan’s island. for more information, call 883-0200 or go to

Pratt-Thomas’ “Hot and Humid.”

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Pratt-Thomas’ “Last Rays.”

Pratt-Thomas’ “Her Garden Favorite.”

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Today Native American Art

what: “we the people of Kituhwa” is presented by chane and able productions as its fourth annual cherokee & native american art showcase. the show will feature works by watercolorist silvia williams as well as photography by Qbiart1789. when: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 1-30 where: north charleston city gallery, 5001 coliseum drive price: Free admission/ free parking more info: 740-5854 or http://

Friday Music on the Green

what: music on the green offers family-fun concerts. guests can

enjoy the sounds of rock and roll, jazz, funk, beach music, country and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. it is recommended that you bring a beach chair or blanket for the event. sponsored by the town of Kiawah. when: 6-9 p.m. Fridays through aug. 31 where: Freshfields village green, crossroads of Johns, seabrook and Kiawah islands price: Free more info: 816-6684 or http:// view/music-on-the-green-summer-concert-series

Moonlight Mixer

what: dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer as shagging on the pier returns. breathe in the ocean and dance the night away to the sounds of oldies and beach music provided

by dJ Jim bowers of 1340 the boardwalk. beverages will be available for purchase on site. advance ticket purchase is recommended. when: 7-11 p.m. June 22 where: Folly beach Fishing pier, 101 e. arctic ave. price: $10/$8 ccr discount ($10 on-site if available) more info: 795-4386 or www.

saturday BBq Pork Fundraiser

what: a bbQ pork dinner will be include barbecue pork, coleslaw, hash and rice, eat in or take out. when: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23 where: american legion post 166, 116 howe hall road more info: ric bernard at 5535454, or visit the american legion.

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the deadline for items is Friday at 5 p.m. the week before the event or concert takes place. items should be submitted online at items submitted after the deadline will not be printed. For more information, call 937-5582.

Today Shrimp City Slim

what: rockin’ lowcountry blues quartet does blues & bbQ harbor cruise, with food by Fiery ron’s home team bbQ. when: 5:30 p.m. where: carolina belle, 10 wharfside st. price: $39.95 more info: 722-1112 or www.

Frank Duvall Trio

what: live jazz music. when: 6-10 p.m. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815

Live Music

Island Duo

what: live music on the patio. when: 6-9 p.m. thursdays where: tbonz gill & grill, 1668 old towne road more info: 556-2478

what: calypso music. when: 7-10 p.m. thursdays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Larry Ford And Co.

when: 7 p.m. thursdays where: pierpont pub, 2366 ashley river road

what: piano and saxophone. when: 6:30-10:30 p.m. where: halls chophouse, 434 King st.

Graham Whorley

what: rock and funk guitar. when: 6:30-9:30 p.m. where: Juanita greenberg’s nacho royale, 410 w. coleman blvd.

Karaoke with Bryan

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Big Band Dance

what: american legion post 166 will host a big band dance with music by mike larsens classic memories big band. there will be light hors d’oeuvres during the evening and a pay-as-you-go bar. when: 7 p.m. June 23 where: american legion post 166, 116 howe hall road price: $8 info: 553-5454

where: blackbaud stadium, 1990 daniel island drive price: $10-$18 more info: 971-4625 or http://

sunday Car Show

what: the charleston battery will face the harrisburg city islanders. the annual christmas in June celebration will benefit toys for tots. bring an unwrapped toy to the match and receive a complimentary ticket. when: 7:30 p.m. June 23

what: registration for the second annual dillon Frisbie memorial car show will be 8-11 a.m. Judging is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. trophies will be awarded at 3 p.m. there will be live music, a kids’ area, all classes of cars, hot rods, classics, antiques and bikes welcome. King street grille will be smoking up the parking lot with barbecue. the event is in memory of dillon Frisbie, who died at 16 in a car accident. money goes toward a scholarship. when: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. June 24 where: citadel mall parking lot,

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644 coleman blvd. more info: 971-9464

more info: 737-0072


Charleston Battery

Larry David Project

what: acoustic duo plays classic and contemporary rock covers. when: 7-10 p.m. thursdays where: poe’s tavern, 2210 middle st. more info: 883-0083

Steve Carroll and the Bograts

what: traditional irish folk tunes and tavern favorites. when: 8:30 p.m. every thursday, Friday and saturday where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st.

Luke Cunningham

what: rock singer-songwriter. when: 9 p.m.-midnight June 21 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road price: no cover more info: 225-7427

Blair Crimmins and The Hookers

what: “dixieland horns, rowdy ragtime piano and gypsy jazz guitar” from blair crimmins and “a demented blend of gypsy, circus, americana, and the avant-garde” from megan Jean and the KFb. when: 9 p.m. doors open where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Swamp Gypsy Duo

what: acoustic folk/rock music. when: 9 p.m. June 21 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Plane Jane

what: 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock and roll favorites from every era. where: wild wing cafe,

what: rock and pop covers and originals. when: June 21 where: wild wing cafe, 7618 rivers ave. more info: 818-9464

Jesse and Sarah

what: blues/soul/rock music from Jesse prichard and sarah cole. when: June 21 where: rita’s seaside grille, 2 center st.

‘Island Reggae’

what: tracks from the ras bonghi reggae all-stars. when: 10 p.m.-2 a.m. June 21 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st. price: $5 more info: 883-3131 or www.

2070 sam rittenberg blvd. price: Free; $20 to register a car in the show more info: 814-5772 or http://

Bowling Tournament

what: Join the elliot family for the inaugural tony elliot colon cancer alliance bowling tournament. when: 10:30 a.m. June 24 where: sandpiper lanes, 3291 ashley phosphate road

Bowen’s BeerBq Fest

what: the bowen’s beerbQ Fest Fundraiser is a community party sponsored by the charleston dance center’s Just dance! Junior competition team. proceeds will help send the Junior team to the

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Jeff Liberty

what: blues and classic rock tunes on the upper deck. when: 6:30-10:30 p.m. June 22 where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave. price: Free

The Voodoo Fix

what: rock/blues/funk band from whittier, calif. when: 7 p.m. June 22 where: brick house Kitchen, 1575 Folly road price: Free

Cotton Blue

what: live blues music. when: 7-10 p.m. where: aroma’s, 50 n. market st.

James Slater Trio


what: live jazz music. when: 7-11 p.m. Fridays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815

Rene Russell

Ballroom Dance Club

what: live music on the patio. when: 6-10 p.m. June 22 where: coosaw creek crab shack, 8486 dorchester road

what: dance lessons followed by a dance party. private and group lessons available. when: 7:30-11 p.m. Fridays and saturdays where: charleston ballroom dance club, 1632 ashley hall drive price: $5 members, $10 nonmembers more info: 871-6575 or www.

Anthony Owens

Keith Bruce

what: acoustic tunes at the creekside bar. when: 4-7 p.m. where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave., isle of palms price: Free

Live Music

what: rock/beach/pop when: 6:30-10:30 p.m. where: halls chophouse, 434 King st.

what: guitarist/songwriter. when: 7-10 p.m. June 22 where: castaways grille, 1291 Folly road

Jazz Duo

Maxx Player

what: live jazz music on the deck. musicians will rotate. when: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays where: atlanticville restaurant, 2063 middle st. more info: 883-9452 or www.

what: live music. when: 8 p.m. June 22 where: blue’s house of wings, 1039 Johnnie dodds blvd.

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events from page e26 dance nationals in ocean city, md., in July. this family-friendly event will feature a barbecue dinner from Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, beer, a dunking booth and live music by dan magnum & the bullets band. adult entry includes two beer tickets. when: 4-8 p.m. June 24 where: bowen’s island restaurant, 1870 bowen’s island road price: adults 21+ $20, ages 11-20 $15, ages 10 under $5 more info: 406-7593 or www.

Fundraiser For C4W

what: guerrilla cuisine will host a center for women ladies night. this is not only a fun dinner but a top-notch networking event, so come ready to mingle at an undis-

thursday, June 21, 2012: E27 closed private location. Join group for a multicourse seasonal menu. when: 5:30 p.m. June 24 where: center for women, 129 cannon st. price: $75 + byob + gratuity more info: 763-7333 or http://

Tuesday Party in the Park

what: the town of mount pleasant and wezl 103.5 will host this family event every tuesday in June, with proceeds from the Firefly cocktail tent to benefit windwood Family services. lawn chairs are permitted and food and beverages will be available for purchase. June 26, laren alaina, Kip moore and brady smith will perform. when: music begins at 6 p.m. where: mount pleasant memo-

more info: 881-1858

when: 10 p.m. June 22 where: r pub, 1836 ashley river road

up until Now with Robert Rice

Irresponsible Beach Life

clubs from page e26

what: electronica/dance/house music. when: 9 p.m. doors open where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $10 advance, $12 day-ofshow more info: 571-4343 or www.

Tony Furtado

what: acoustic americana/folk rock musician from portland, ore. when: 9 p.m.-midnight June 22 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road price: $5 more info: 225-7427

Eric Penrod

what: blues/jazz/lounge music. when: 9 p.m. June 22 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st., Folly beach more info: 588-7380

Calhoun’s Calling

what: Jam/alternative/folk rock party band. when: 9 p.m.-midnight Fridays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Return of the Mack

what: live rock music. when: 9 p.m.-midnight June 22 where: blu, one center st. price: Free more info: 588-6658 or www.

Riptones Band

what: live music. when: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. June 22 where: the strike zone at dorchester lanes, 10015 dorchester road price: Free

The Cool

what: rock, pop and dance covers.

what: modern rock cover band. when: June 22 where: wild wing cafe, 36 n. market st. more info: 722-9464

Stereo Reform

what: crunk/funk/rock band. when: June 22 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st. price: $5 more info: 883-3131

Plane Jane

what: 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock and roll favorites from every era. where: wild wing cafe, 7618 rivers ave. more info: 818-9464

saturday DJ Dynamik

what: top 40s, house music and hip-hop. when: 2-5 p.m. June 23 where: blu, one center st. price: Free more info: 588-6658 or www.

54 Bicycles

what: Jam band i.e., widespread panic covers. when: 5 p.m. June 23 where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: Free more info: 571-4343 or www.

The Shakin’ Martini’s

what: blues/country/rock. when: 6-9 p.m. June 23 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st. more info: 588-7380

rial waterfront park, harry m. hallman boulevard price: Free admission more info: 884-0025

Wednesday Outdoor Movie Series

what: cinebarre will host free outdoor screenings on the large outdoor screen. Food, beverage and fun starts at 6 p.m. followed by the film at dark. For June 27: “the breakfast club: when: 6 p.m. wednesdays through aug. 8 (except monday, July 2, rather than July 4) where: cinebarre, 963 houston northcutt blvd. price: Free more info: 216-2690 or http:// charleston-sc

Frank Duvall Trio

what: live jazz music. when: 7-11 p.m. saturdays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815

Carroll Brown

what: self-proclaimed “coastal folk and country music.” when: 7:30 p.m. June 23 where: dublin down irish pub, 245 seven Farms drive

Rene Russell

what: acoustic singer-guitarist. where: Jon’s mixed drinks, 100 crickentree village price: Free

Michael Viljac

what: greatest hits of the ’50s and ’60s. nonmembers are welcome. when: 8-11 p.m. June 23 where: vFw post 3142, 3555 dorchester road price: $5 more info: 744-9260 after 3 p.m. or

Louie D. Project

what: Four-piece post modern funk band. when: 9 p.m. June 23 where: brick house Kitchen, 1575 Folly road more info: 810-0055 or www.

Thomas Champagne

what: acoustic funk and reggae. when: June 23 where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave.

Jimbo Mathus

what: rock/blues/country “mississippi music” from Jimbo mathus and americana/rock/roots music from guilt ridden troubadour. when: 9 p.m. doors where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $10

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Laugh for a Lincoln

what: two to three acts of improv comedy. arrive by 7:30 p.m. for tickets. when: 8-10 p.m. wednesdays, through dec. 26 where: theatre 99, 280 meeting st. price: $5 more info: 853-6687 or www.

saturday, June 30 Festival in the Park

what: the berkeley county Family ymca is hosting Festival in the park. celebrate the 4th of July at the old santee canal park in moncks corner. the event features food vendors, craft persons and artists from all around the state. there are jump castles and water slides for the kids and mu-

sic for everyone. a fireworks show begins at dusk. when: 2 p.m. June 30 where: old santee canal park, 900 stony landing road price: Free with donations for the fireworks show taken at the gate more info: 761-9622 or http://

Fish Fry

what: sullivan’s island Fire and rescue will host its 63rd annual department benefit with fish dinners, hush puppies, hot dogs and snow cones. there will be live music from Fowler’s mustache, along with a jump castle, t-shirts and hats for sale and more. tickets are available at the fire department, town hall, piggly wiggly (sea island shopping center, mount pleasant) and simmons seafood. when: 5-8 p.m. June 30

where: the big tin, Fort moultrie price: $5 more info: 883-9944 or www.

Da Gullah Rootz

what: enjoy traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude. bring a chair or blanket and rock the night away to live music by da gullah rootz. Food, beverage and souvenirs will be available for purchase. outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. no advance tickets will be sold. gates open at 7:30 p.m.; music begins at 8:30 p.m. when: 7:30-11 p.m. June 30 where: James island county park, 871 riverland drive price: Fee: $8/Free: gold pass holders & ages 12 & under more info: 795-4386 or www.

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clubs from page e27 more info: 571-4343 or www.

Barefoot Wade

what: caribbean/reggae jam band. when: June 23 where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.



Dori Chitayat

Margaret Coleman & Wayne Dawes

what: spanish/Flamenco guitar. when: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. sundays where: atlanticville restaurant, 2063 middle st. more info: 883-9452 for reservations or

New South Jazzmen

what: alternative/rock. when: 9 p.m. midnight June 23 where: blu, one center st. price: Free more info: 588-6658 or www.

what: a trad jazz band plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. when: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. sundays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815

Nu Attitude


Category 6

what: rock/classic rock. when: 9:30 p.m. June 23 where: sand dollar social club, 7 center st. price: Free

Sgt. Submarine Trio

what: beatles cover band. when: June 23 where: wild wing cafe, 644 coleman blvd. more info: 971-9464


what: acoustic/progressive/rock band. when: 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. June 23 where: the strike zone at dorchester lanes, 10015 dorchester road price: Free

Johnny Mac & The Booty Ranch

what: blues/funk/rock when: June 23 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st. price: $5 more info: 883-3131

The Goodtimes Band

what: acoustic rock singersongwriter. when: 2-5 p.m. and 9 p.m.12:30 a.m. June 24 where: blu restaurant and bar, 1 center st. price: Free more info: 588-6658 or www.


what: acoustic country, folk and contemporary bluegrass blend. when: 5-9 p.m. June 24 where: morgan creek grill, 80 41st ave.

Whiskey Diablo

what: rockabilly/blues/country. when: 6-10 p.m. sundays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815

Larry David Project

what: acoustic duo plays classic and contemporary rock covers. when: 6:30 p.m. where: wild wing cafe, 644 coleman blvd. more info: 971-9464

what: rock/country/acoustic band from augusta, ga. when: June 23 where: wild wing cafe, 7618 rivers ave. more info: 818-9464

Ted McKee & Friends

The Corduroy Road

Market Street Trio

what: americana/folk band from athens, ga. will have their cd release party. when: June 23 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road price: $5 more info: 225-7427

The Secrets

what: old school funk and r&b. when: 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. June 23 where: midtown bar & grill, 559 King st. price: Free

David Higgins Band

what: rock/pop cover band. when: June 23 where: wild wing cafe, 36 n. market st. more info: 722-9464

what: ted mcKee and various pickers play live music. where: d.d. peckers wing shack, 1660 savannah highway price: Free what: Jazz/blues/fusion. where: tristan, 10 linguard st.

Paul Cataldo

what: americana/country/roots musician from black mountain, n.c. when: 8-11 p.m. June 24 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st. price: Free more info: 883-3131

Plane Jane

what: 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock and roll favorites from every era. where: wild wing cafe, 36 n. market st. more info: 722-9464

what: live jazz music. where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815 or www.

Shrimp City Slim

what: blues pianist/singer. when: 7 p.m. mondays where: med bistro, 90 Folly road blvd. price: Free

Plane Jane

what: 7-piece party band covers hip-hop, funk, shag and disco songs and rock and roll favorites from every era. where: suede supper club, 816 Johnnie dodds blvd.

Songwriter’s Night

what: local performer susie summers hosts an open mike night for singer-songwriters. when: 8 p.m. June 25 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road more info: 225-7427

Shovels and Rope

what: self-proclaimed “sloppy tonk” duo. when: 8 p.m. doors open where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $8 more info: 571-4343 or www.

Tuesday James Slater Trio

what: live jazz music. when: 6-10 p.m. tuesdays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815

Open Mike Night

what: check in with Keith miller or greg neff upon arrival. when: 6 p.m. tuesdays where: single smile cafe, 100-a south main st. price: Free more info: 875-7745 or www. smilecafe

The Reckoning Duo

what: acoustic grateful dead tunes. when: 6:30-9:30 p.m. where: Juanita greenberg’s nacho royale, 410 w. coleman blvd.

The Algar Rhythms

what: live music on the deck and thai specials on the menu. when: tuesdays 7-10 p.m. where: atlanticville restaurant, 2063 middle st. more info: 883-9452 or www.

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Dave Landeo

what: acoustic/electric alternative rock. when: June 26 where: rita’s seaside grille, 2 center st. more info: 588-2525


what: electro/electronica/techno out of san Francisco. when: 8 p.m. doors open where: the music Farm, 32 ann st. price: $40 advance

Big Daddy Love

what: “unique and natural blend of jam, grass, roots and rock” out of asheville, n.c. when: 9 p.m. doors open. where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $5 more info: 571-4343 or www.

Paul Cataldo

what: americana/country/roots musician from black mountain, n.c. when: 9 p.m.-midnight June 26 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road price: Free more info: 225-7427

Miles Nielsen w/ Sadler Vaden

what: pop/folk/americana from miles nielsen and acoustic/classic/ folk/rock from sadler vaden. when: 9 p.m. doors open. where: the windjammer, 1008 ocean blvd. price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow

Open Mike w/ Ross Bon

when: 10 p.m. June 19, June 26 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

Wednesday Anne Caldwell and Larry Ford Trio

what: live jazz music. when: 6-10 p.m. wednesdays where: high cotton, 199 east bay st. price: Free more info: 724-3815

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Awendaw Green

what: live music by leigh glass and the hazards, grace adele and the grand band, bare Knuckle champions and sadler vaden with special friends. when: 6 p.m. June 27 where: sewee outpost, 4853 n. highway 17 price: $5 donation requested more info: 452-1642 or www.

Ricky Godfrey & His Beach-Boogie-Blues Kings

what: Family-friendly blues/ beach concert featuring big horndriven band. when: 6:30 p.m. June 27 where: night heron park, 4000 sea Forest drive

Keith Bruce

what: guitarist/songwriter. when: 7 p.m. June 27 where: castaways grille (formerly King street grille), 1 291 Folly road

Open Mike Night

when: 7-10 p.m. where: local market+coffee bar, 1331 ashley river road

2 Cool Duo

what: bill & Fiona perform acoustic and electric favorites. when: 7 p.m. June 27 where: penachio’s seafood & italian restaurant, 2447 ashley river road

Carroll Brown

what: self-proclaimed “coastal folk and country music.” when: 7 p.m. June 27 where: blue’s house of wings, 1039 Johnnie dodds blvd.

New South Jazzmen

what: a trad jazz band that plays a variety of teens and twenties standards. when: 8 p.m. where: osteria la bottiglia, 420 King st.

Erick Baker

what: acoustic/americana/rock singer-songwriter from Knoxville, tenn. when: 7 p.m. doors open where: the pour house, 1977 maybank highway price: $8 advance, $10 day-ofshow

Lowcountry Blues Club

what: local blues musicians ro-

tate every wednesday. when: 8 p.m.-midnight where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 1205 ashley river road more info: 225-7427

Fried Rainbow Trout

what: irish and folk favorites. when: 8:30 p.m. wednesdays where: tommy condon’s irish pub, 160 church st.

Jeff Houts

what: acoustic/classic rock/ reggae. when: 9 p.m.-midnight wednesdays where: Folly beach crab shack, 24 center st.

Leigh Glass & The Hazards

what: americana/blues/roots rock band from asheville, n.c. when: 9 p.m.-midnight June 27 where: Fiery ron’s home team bbQ, 2209 middle st. price: Free more info: 883-3131

Hank Marley

what: Fusion/folk rock/reggae music. when: 10 p.m. June 27 where: planet Follywood, 32 center st.

ace’s on bridge By BOBBY WOLFF

In today’s deal, North’s raise to two hearts is the most flexible action with a single spade guard, even though three no-trump would have been an easier spot as the cards lie. How would you play the heart game when West leads the spade king? Suppose you win with the ace and begin to draw trumps. The 4-1 break means you will not be able to set up a 10th trick in diamonds before you have lost control of the hand. So after winning thespadelead,youshouldimmediately lead a low diamond to the nine. West wins with the jack and persists with another spade. You ruffinhandandplaythreerounds of trumps, leaving East with the trump 10, and yourself with the

jack. You then cross to dummy with the club king and lead another low diamond, hoping to see an honor appear from East. East produces a low diamond, but you guess to put in the eight, which forces West’s ace. West now leads a spade, which you ruff with your last trump (the jack), but when you play the diamond king, the suit proves to have been 3-3. East is welcome to ruff the fourth round of diamonds with his established trump 10 because he will have no spade to return. So the game comes home. The moral is that whenever it may take some time to establish a neededtrickinasidesuit,consider playing on the side suit before drawing all the trumps.

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B.C. By Mastroianni & Hart

SALLY FORTH By Francesco Marciuliano & Craig Macintosh

PEANuTS By Charles Schulz

JuMP START By Robb Armstrong

BLONDIE By Dean Young

DuSTIN By Steve Kelley & Jeff Parker

CuRTIS By Ray Billingsley


word game yesterday’s word: hesitate

haste hate heat average mark 19 hist words time limit 35 minutes ease east can you find 29 estate or more words in sate belugas? seat the list will be published tomorrow. seta sheet – united Feature syndicate 6/21 site

today’s word: belugas

state stet taste tease teat teeth test testa that thee theist these

theta this tithe atheist

the rules

-words must be four or more letters. -words which acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats,” are not used. -only one form of a verb is used. For example, either “pose” or “posed,” not both. -no proper nouns or slang words are used.

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DENNIS THE MENACE By Hank Ketcham THE LOCKHORNS By Bunny Hoest & John Reiner

MARMADuKE By Brad & Paul Anderson

BIZARRO By Dan Piraro

Yesterday’s Solution

ZIGGY By Tom Wilson

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NON SEquITuR By Wiley Miller

BEETLE BAILEY By Mort, Greg & Brian Walker


JuDGE PARKER By Woody Wilson & Mike Manley


ROSE IS ROSE By Pat Brady & Don Wimmer

MARY WORTH By Joe Giella & Karen Moy


HI AND LOIS By Brian & Greg Walker & Chris Browne

LuANN By Greg Evans

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THE WIZARD OF ID By Brant Parker

BABY BLuES By Jerry Scott & Rick Kirkman

DILBERT By Scott Adams

ANDY CAPP By Reg Smythe

HAGAR THE HORRIBLE By Chris Browne GET FuZZY By Darby Conley

ZITS By Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman

GRAND AVENuE By Steve Breen

today’s horoscope

taurus (april 20may 20): invest in something you enjoy. expand your interests by offering your services for a fee. working from home will help you stay focused.

leo (July 23-aug. 22): expect to meet with delays or setbacks if you have to deal with government agencies or institutions. taking care of an older relative should be done quickly.

sagittarius (nov. 22dec. 21): initiate changes at home that will make you feel more comfortable or that will enhance a relationship that contributes to your happiness.

virgo (aug. 23-sept. 22): set the stage so you can show off your capabilities. rely on past experience and you will overcome any challenge you face.

capricorn (dec. 22-Jan. 19): travel to visit someone you miss or who has something to offer you. don’t let a lastminute change of plans upset you.

gemini (may 21-June 20): someone you work with will try to make you look bad. make sure you do what’s expected of you in order to avoid criticism.

libra (sept. 23oct. 22): make a move if it will resolve an issue. offer your services and refuse to let anyone stand in your way or take over.

aquarius (Jan. 20-feb. 18): weigh your options and consider how you can make the most of your time. a job offer may limit time with friends and family.

cancer (June 21-July 22): don’t let anyone stand in your way or upset you. make your thoughts known so you can move on without feeling guilty.

scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21): watch what others do. don’t waffle when it comes to discarding things you no longer need. Focus on new ventures and purchases.

pisces (feb. 19-march 20): someone close to you may not be revealing important information required for you to make a good decision. ask questions.

aries (march 21-april 19): avoid anyone making unrealistic promises. protect personal information and keep your emotions under control.

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thursday, June 21, 2012: E35

Freedom worth price of divorce

nba finals fan trivia flame


By reBekah Bradford Special to The Post and Courier


e haven’t had any sports trivia in a while, and head2head loves sports trivia. The nBa finals could end this week if Miami, especially LeBron James, plays the way it has in games two and three, but we’re kind of hoping oklahoma city pushes them to a seventh game. Last week’s winner, John evans, is being challenged by carpenter kevin Miller.


1. what is the name of the nba Finals trophy? 2. how many nba championships have the boston celtics won? 3. what team holds the record for the most points in a finals game that went into triple overtime? 4. how many times was michael Jordan named finals mvp? 5. which of the following teams has never made it to the finals: new Jersey nets, phoenix suns or la clippers? 6. who holds the nba Finals record of 21 assists in a game? 7. what is phil Jackson’s coaching record in the nba Finals? 8. who is the first player to be named mvp from the losing team? 9. what was the lowest seeded team to ever win the nba championship? 10. what year was dwyane wade the finals mvp?


Los Angeles Lakers’ Magic Johnson (32) leaps high over San Antonio Spurs defenders Artis Gilmore (53) and George Gervin (44) during a 1983 NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.

John’s answers 1. no idea.

2. 15 3. the bulls 4. six 5. the suns 6. Kobe bryant 7. undefeated? 8. magic Johnson 9. the sixers 10. last year.

conclusion Kevin proved too dominant in this week’s nba finals head2head trivia. that means he’s our new trivia champ and will return in a week to defend his title.

kevin’s answers 1. the larry o’brien. 2. a lot. i think it’s 16. 3. oh wow, i don’t know. maybe the lakers. 4. six 5. clippers. 6. magic or byrd? tough one, but i’ll go with magic Johnson. 7. he’s at 11-2 for now. unless he comes out of retirement. 8. good question. i think it might be someone like isaiah thomas. 9. denver nuggets? don’t really know. 10. 2006

correct answers 1. larry o’brien championship trophy 2. 17 3. detroit pistons (186) 4. six 5. l.a. clippers

6. magic Johnson 7. 11-2 8. Jerry west 9. houston rockets 10. 2006

ear aBBy: over the years, you have published letters about the hard work done by wives who stayed at home and advised that husbands should share some of the load. i am a male. when i was married, i got up with the kids, made breakfast, packed their lunches, cleaned the kitchen and left for work. i did 90 percent of the grocery shopping and prepared dinner four or five nights a week. on weekends, i cut the grass, trimmed shrubs and repaired whatever needed fixing. i took care of the cars and found time to have fun with the kids. My wife liked late-night tv and was too tired to get up in the morning. she also loved the morning talk shows and shopping. she did laundry, but i paid for a cleaning lady because vacuuming hurt her back. when i resisted her controlling ways, she would become violent. she was jealous, dependent, possessive and angry. after 29 years, i finally decided to get a life. she got the house, the money, the anger and the dog. and me? i got the happiness! — free Man in fLorida DEAR FREE MAN: It is no longer shocking to hear about long marriages being dissolved. When a relationship becomes one-sided and counseling can’t resolve the conflicts, divorce is the answer. Because of the years of domestic abuse you endured, I hope you will consider counseling so your future relationships will not be adversely affected by your long, unhappy marriage. dear aBBy: My daughter, “tammi,” is attending college in a neighboring state. when i text or call her, she doesn’t respond. i have asked her to please just text me back saying she’s ok. she says my texting her once a day is “overkill” and i should stop doing it so often – once a week is often enough. i feel it is disre-

dear abby

spectful of tammi not to respond to my texts, even with a simple “ok” or “fine.” she texts her friends all the time, so i don’t think five seconds is too much to ask of her. i’m willing to compromise and text tammi every other day or every three days. she is my only child and i want to know that she is well. am i being unrealistic or asking too much? — taMMi’s MoM in new Jersey DEAR MOM: Tammi may be your only child, but she’s a young woman now, and she needs room to grow up. What you’re demanding is an example of helicopter parenting. If you are worried for your daughter’s safety, ask her to carry a card in her wallet identifying you as the person to be notified in case of an emergency. dear aBBy: when we are being seated in a restaurant, my husband thanks the maitre d’ when he is handed the menu and again when his order is taken. he also thanks the server when his meal arrives at the table, when his iced tea is served, when it is refilled and when the bill is handed to him. as we are on our way out, he again thanks the maitre d’ or hostess. isn’t this overdoing a good thing? — suffering in siLence DEAR SUFFERING: I don’t think so. Your husband was taught to verbally express his appreciation when something is done for him. He takes nothing for granted. And that is an admirable trait, not something to complain about. dear abby is written by abigail van buren, also known as Jeanne phillips, and was founded by her mother, pauline phillips.

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