Mark your calendars for Oct. 24 because it’s time for the fourth annual Big Fish Shtick, Jim Quick’s close-to-the-heart fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Wilmington. Once again, it’s being held in the back lot of the Triangle Lounge in Wilmington.
The fun starts at 1 p.m. and will keep going until about 7 o’clock. Your $20 donation will net you a pile o’ free grub: fish and fixin’ from Jones Fish Camp, plus Boom Boom’s BBQ, fried shrimp, steamed oysters and what else, oh, Captain Crain’s World Famous Shrimp Stew! A full cash bar will be available to help you wash down the super eats.
There will be plenty of live entertainment, too. Kicking off the party at 1 p.m. is Southern Ryder. I’m hoping to hear some great fiddle from this southern rockin’ group. Taking the stage about 2 p.m. will be the Tim Clark Band, and whether you want to dance or just groove to the music, you won’t want to miss this show.
Jim Quick & Coastline are bringing their Nashville-ized swamp-funk sound back to the Port City! My guess is we’ll be hearing a lot of how they do it Down South. YAY! Personally, I can’t wait to hear what Casey Meyer does with the new stuff.
Spinning tunes in between shows will be one of my favorite local deejays, Joey Warren, so be sure to tell him I said so!
Don’t forget to bring some extra moola with you, because this is a fundraiser, remember. You need to get you a ticket for the 50/50. Someone’s going to win a pile of money, and if it’s not me, then it might as well be you. So far, items for the raffle and auction include a booze cruise from Pole Position Boat Tours (Must be a real estate guy with a boat); handmade pottery pieces; a gift certificate from Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash (Have you been to this place? It’s wonderful!); a couple of Rickey Godfrey’s new kick-ass blues CDs; one of Babs Ludwick’s hugely popular prints in her Local Watering Hole series; plus, more items are being added every day. And what Big Fish Shtick would be complete without Jim Quick’s own art offering? This is your chance to own a Jim Quick original. Zowee!!
This is going to be a great day, and it’s for a great cause, so I hope you can be there. UCP is one of the largest health nonprofits in the country. Founded over 60 years ago by parents of children with the disease, it has evolved into a committed advocate for folks with disabilities. Their goal is to ensure a life without limits even if you’ve got disabilities. You can see the group’s work everywhere – on the Internet, in the workplace, in classrooms and throughout the local community.
Join me and Jim Quick in supporting this group. You’ll have a rockin’ good time while you do something nice for someone. Don’t forget your lawn chairs!
For tix & info, call 910-799-6253.
Directions to Triangle Lounge:
• From S.C. and southeastern Brunswick County, take 17 N towards Wilmington.
• Once you cross the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge into town (You’ll be on Dawson St.) go straight to Oleander.
• Turn right on Oleander Dr., which you’ll follow for about two and a half miles.
• Turn left on S. College and then take your third right onto Wrightsville Ave. Triangle Lounge (5920 Wrightsville Ave.) will be on your right. There should be plenty of parking in the field up the street.
The big news, boys and girls, is that SxSE – my favorite nonprofit music organization – has finally received their 501 (c) (3) status. That means the I.R.S. formally recognizes them as a nonprofit organization and when you join or make a donation, you can declare it on your taxes. (Hey Jeff, we’re legal!)
Upcoming Shows (These will be SRO, so order your tickets yesterday!)
Dec. 4. The amazing Mike Farris brings his rockin’ gospel back to the Train Depot. Mike Farris has been part of the Delbert McClinton Cruise (and will again for 2011). He’s played Bonnaroo, SxSW, Austin City Limits. I’m here to tell you, he’ll take your breath away.
Jan. 15, 2011. Johnny Mac & the BootyRanch. You may know the Rev. Dr. Johnny Mac from the Jumper Cables. Well the Booty Ranch – made up of Johnny on guitar and vocals, Chris “Mega” Watts on bass and vocals, and Stevie “Fatback” Kent on percussion and vocals – have been burning it up in Charleston since about 1998. The genre-jumping trio covers electric blues, R&B, funk, rock and swamp. Exciting stuff!
March 5, 2011. Randall Bramblett Band. Can you hear me shouting my excitement? Randall is one of my favorite songwriters ever, and his band blows the roof off the Depot every time. If this is a name you don’t know, Google it and see what you’ve been missing. Randall Bramblett brings together blues, jazz and rock like no one else does.
Visit the South By Southeast website for more information on these shows, and then shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. You can always Trust the Frog.
How can you not love a group that bills themselves as “tuned and lubed for your listening pleasure”? The Chainsaws have been playing around Myrtle Beach since 1995. The band includes Charlie Newell on bass, Sam Hannaford on percussion and vocals, Michael Perrucci on guitar, Nell Ciaccio on vocals, Keith Thompson on harp and vocals, Jim Thomas on guitar and Curtis Richardson on drums. Craig Ciaccio is the group’s sound guy.
They’re gearing up for their tenth annual Scorpio Birthday Bash, which takes place at Bimini’s Oyster Bar and Seafood Café on Nov. 6. If classic rock, big lovable guys and birthday parties are your thing, you won’t want to miss this shindig. It’s gonna be a blast. The Chainsaws, who individually serve as volunteers and board members of local music organization South By Southeast, cover a wide range of musical genres. Sam Hannaford tells me, “We really like to massage some of these old tunes our own way.” “The Ocean,” by Led Zeppelin is one of those tunes. Willie Dixon’s “Good Mornin’ Little School Girl” is another. You can also expect to hear some Van Morrison, Spencer Davis Group, Curtis Mayfield, Joe Cocker and Atlanta Rhythm Section.
For you lucky Scorpios, there will be a free raffle for birthday gifts. Happy birthday, Saul! Par-tay!
Bimini’s Oyster Bar is located at 930 Lake Arrowhead Rd., Myrtle Beach, S.C. If you need directions, call 843-449-5549.