If you’ve ever been to Abari, you’ve doubtless seen the huge-screened Killer Queen machine over in the corner, or perhaps you couldn’t see it because there’s almost always a large group of folks loudly hovering over the machine, screaming in fits of rage or ecstacy depending on how they and their team were faring. On this fateful Sunday, folks from around the country will be flying in to compete at the rarest — and most popular — game at Abari. $10 per player.
This is an all-day event aimed to pay respects to neighborhood legend Kelly Call. Tunes will be provided by our friends Scott Weaver, That Guy Smitty, The Reverend of Soul Brad Pressley and Cody Hare. Free.https://www.facebook.com/events/1678216478871479/
According to Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, who make up this Charleston folk duo, their new album Little Seeds “is as loud as we’ve ever been and as quiet as we’ve ever been.” Not descriptive enough for you? The album ranges from raw electric feedback slammers to mandolin-led ballads, so be prepared to have your senses pulled in different directions at this show. Hearst grew up in Nashville then moved to Charleston to start a band, so she’s comfortable going against the grain. $20-30
Raunchy, rumbling and full-bore riot grrrl in outlook, Nashville’s Thelma and the Sleaze are about as far as you can get from the vacuous bro-country that’s been befouling Music City as of late. Led by LG (AKA Lauren Gilbert), this rambunctious garage-rock power trio hijacks the loose cannon sensibility and sludgy aesthetics of lesser known 1970s southern rock acts like Black Oak Arkansas and couples them with a fiercely feminist and queercore outlook. $7
Throat singing, a technique where two or more notes are sung simultaneously, can create sounds ranging from guttural didgeridoo-like rumblings to unearthly shrieks. Alash, a trio from Tuva in southern Siberia, are musical ambassadors for the centuries-old form, touring extensively in America and collaborating with artists like Bela Feck. Alash tweak traditions by blending western instruments, harmonies and song structures into their hive of swarming voices. But their remarkable mouth music retains its alien beauty and mystery. $15
It's Find Your Muse open mic night at The Evening Muse this and every Monday. Musicians, grab up your music gear and head over to perform one of your own creations in front of a crowd. No one can guarantee they'll be liked, but constructive criticism is always helpful! Get there early to snag a performance spot. And, if you don't play, come out to watch. You never know who might show up. $3