North Carolina songwriters, 10 p.m.
Leisure McCorkle is a big fan of New Wave. And given his penchant for wearing sharp suits and crafting pop in the vein of Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello, this should come as no surprise. He also loves academia, so much that he hasn’t recorded an album since 2002’s Jet Set Baby, a punchy little affair that instantly recalls Jackson’s first two releases. The reason: He’s been working on a Ph.d. in evolutionary and cognitive anthropology. “I see publishing and playing music as actually mutually interactive,” says Charlotte, N.C. resident McCorkle, who has published numerous academic journal articles. “I actually have two albums I have been working on since 2002, but they originally were one, and I decided that they were just too different to put together. So, I hope to finish them both up over the next year.” Here’s wishing McCorkle the best and hoping that next time he doesn’t take such a leisurely approach to putting out a new record. McCorkle is also playing the Home Team BBQ on Sullivan’s Island on Friday. —Chris Haire THURSDAY-Friday