First off, tonight is the monthly Unity Open Stage at the Unity Church in North Charleston. Hosted by Mountain Stage’s Ron Sowell, this is the place to go for a diverse assortment of some of the area’s finest singer/songwriters. Tonight Jeff Ellis will be on hand, and Mel and I will be there with an eye on possibly taping some performances for RFC. Admission is five dollars for non-performers, two bucks if you come prepared to sing. It’s a cool, laid-back atmosphere, with coffee and pastries for sale and a wonderful vibe. You can check out loads of great video clips from Unity Open Stage at The Gatecrasher blog.
Across the river at the La Belle Theater in South Charleston, The No Pants Players return with their gut-busting, yet family-friendly antics. Opening for them on both Friday and Saturday is InFormation (as seen on RFC number 24). The NPP always put on a great show, and this is a great chance to see live improv comedy. Tickets are six bucks and the shows start at 8 PM.
Tomorrow RFC stalwarts, Whistlepunk (above), fresh from episode 26 of RFC and the big Gazz profile (written by yours truly) will take the field at Applachian Power Park to entertain the beer-soaked masses during Oktoberfest, a fundraiser for The Clay Center. Twenty five bucks gets you in the park to hear the band plus unlimited access to all the beer in the world!
Of course, being a non-drinker, I’m going for the music, but if getting sloshed is your idea of fun, then why not do it for a good cause? You can read more about the event here and here. The drinking begins at 1 PM, while the band kicks off at 2 PM. At 5 PM everybody staggers home.
Several past and future guests of RFC are on the bill. If you go tonight, you can hear RFC faves, The Concept, but if you can’t make the drive, you can still go to their MySpace page and listen to their brand-new song, a cover of Tom Petty’s “Learning To Fly” done up all punky.
Remember to check Nick and Jessica’s Gatecrasher blog here at the The Gazz for late details of other area shows, plus cool video recaps of recent musical goings-on.
And if music is not your scene, you can catch some Professional Wrestling at St. Mary’s. RCW’s“International Incident” , featuring Trik Nasty, Juggulator, and dirk Extreme among others, will take place at the St Mary’s International Festival on Saturday, September 15. It is on 5th St in front of the church. ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL AGES. Bell time 7 PM
And they say nothing happens around here.
Sunday is a day of rest, for me, anyway.