OK, so I know this is Monday, as the title of this blog reminds you, if you hadn’t already figured that out.
But what I want to talk about is Wednesday.
Yes, the ever-popular Hump Day, the midweek savior that reminds us that the weekend is almost here.
For me, Wednesday is usually a personal catharsis as it is the day that Surge goes to press, and on Wednesday afternoons I breathe a sigh of relief as we send our files to the printer and I make sure everything is posted to our Web site. And then…I start all over again.
But on Wednesday evenings, I often blow off a little steam, whether it be some maxing-and-relaxing with some PBRs, watching a movie at home, or going out for a drink – or sometimes getting around to a project, such as yard work or other errands that I can’t get to earlier in the week.
As of late, I’ve noticed a curious thing about Wednesdays.
They’ve been packed with entertainment options along the Grand Strand – and it is a sudden shift – it’s been a late-November to now type of thing.
For instance, last Wednesday, former “American Idol” finalist/Coastal Carolina University alum Elise Testone gave a homecoming-type performance before a packed house at Wheelwright Auditorium, meanwhile back across the Waterway, nu metal act Saliva rocked Daisy Duke’s Country Saloon – and I’ve noticed in compiling our weekly On the Fly report that Wednesdays have been hoppin’ lately.
Is there a reason? Can we not wait until Thursday to party anymore? Do the holidays have something to do with it?
And where I’m leading to all of this is, there’s a wacky, wonderful Wednesday on tap this week.
Hump Day is jam-packed this week, so there’s no excuse for not getting off your rump and doin’ a li’l hump-da-bump.
THIS ONE GOES TO 12
OK, you can stay at home for this one – especially if you’ve got a nice surround-sound home theater set-up.
It’s taken awhile, but a full slate of rock ‘n’ roll/pop A-listers and legends are on the bill Wednesday at Madison Square Garden for a SuperStorm Sandy relief concert dubbed 12-12-12, including Jersey-ites Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, along with Dave Grohl, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and my personal favorite The Who, who most famously rocked the post-911 benefit concert in the Big Apple 11 years ago.
As a sign of the times, the concert will be aired on the following TV channels (excluding MTV): AMC, AXS TV, Bio, Bloomberg, CBS, Cooking Channel, Destination America, Discovery Fit & Health, Encore, Epix, FX Movie Channel, FearNet, Fuse, G4, Hallmark Movie Channel, HBO, HBO Latino, IFC, ION Television, Lifetime Real Women, Live Will Network, Military History, MSG, MSG Plus, MundoFox, Palladia, PlumTV, Showtime 2, Smithsonian Channel, Sundance Channel, Thirteen, and VH-1 Classic.
The broadcast begins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and there’s a slew of Websites that are streaming the concert, too, so go to this link and check out the list: www.121212concert.org/broadcast.
I searched the list for any local radio stations broadcasting the concert, but couldn’t find one – if I hear otherwise, I’ll provide an update.
YOU CAN’T SPELL SANTA WITHOUT SEX
Alright ladies, if you can’t get enough of that “Magic Mike” vibe, head to Gordon Biersch on Wednesday for the 4th annual Sexy Santa Contest, featuring buffed up and bare-chested local firefighters strutting their stuff.
The event benefits the Myrtle Beach Fire Dept.
The contest starts at 8 p.m.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant is at 3060 Howard Avenue, The Market Common, Myrtle Beach (on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base).
For more information, call 839-0249.
THEY’RE JINGLING, BABY
What happens when you get a bunch of bartenders together?
I’m not going to answer that, but I will tell you that it’s time again for Dagwood’s Deli/Bumstead’s Pub’s annual Jingle Ball – a party so big, it couldn’t be held at Dagwood’s/Bumstead’s Myrtle Beach or Surfside Beach digs.
Instead, the 10th annual edition is taking place at Revolutions Dance Club at Broadway at the Beach, featuring a performance by retro R&B/funk/soul outfit Tru Sol, complimentary drinks from 7-10 p.m. and dinner served from 7-8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 in advance, available at Dagwood’s and Bumstead’s; it’s $20 at the door. Revolutions Dance Club is at 1230 Celebrity Circle, Unit CS5, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 44-8032.
And the day is finally almost here, as a smorgasbord of local rap talent is on tap Wednesday night as Hip-hip-palooza 3 invades The Boathouse, hosted/emceed by Phil “DJ QP” Jackson and Neff. The lineup includes Shamroc-N-QP, The Fam, Jozart, Critical & Kmill, Exklusive Musik, Precise, Ghani Guatama, PPE, Young Hood, Two of a Kind, and DJ Skerge. The show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is $5. The Boathouse Waterway Bar and Grill is at 201 Fantasy Harbour Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 903-2628 or visit www.boathousemb.com.
To read our recent cover story about the state of local hip-hop, check out this link: