Although we remember seeing a few stray "reunion" gigs over the last year, Carolina-born/Nashville-based bluegrass quintet the Biscuit Boys have announced an official reunion gig for Fri. Aug. 17 at the Pour House. "It will be our first show in about three years and it's going to be one heck of a good time," reports drummer Steven Sandifer, currently of Charleston Heritage Entertainment. "From the feedback I have been receiving, it seems we still have a strong following here in the Lowcountry, even though we have not performed in three years." Visit www.thebiscuitboys.com for more.
The Dexter Romweber Duo — featuring singer/guitarist Dexter Romweber (formerly of the Flat Duo Jets) and drummer Sara Romweber (formerly of Let's Active and Snatches of Pink) — are due in town for a fiery rock show at Cumberland's on Tues. Aug. 21 with support from local trio The Dellortos. The first time many outside of the Tarheel State ever heard of the Romwebers or the Flat Duo Jets was in 1985 on an episode of the late-night, monthly MTV series The Cutting Edge where they took a look inside Dexter's spooky, shacky "mausoleum" in his family's yard in Carrboro, N.C. The Jets rocked through the late '80s and '90s. Over the last two years, the Romweber Duo have been performing "electrifying concerts" and touring with the likes of Cat Power, Southern Culture On The Skids, and the White Stripes. Scenes from a recent short film titled Breaking Into the World of Spirit — a well-made documentary about the raucous brother/sister duo — are available on YouTube.com. Visit www.ruraltone.com/dex for more.
Ruby James Hall
Is that skinny singer/guitarist James Hall of Pleasure Club fame opening for Ruby James at Cumberland's this Fri. Aug. 10th? It is! He's doing a solo thing — read about it online at www.myspace.com/jameshall.
Mega-popular country-pop act Sugarland confirmed a Charleston date in September. The multi-platinum, melodic troupe are set for a big concert at the North Charleston Coliseum on Thurs. Sept. 27 with support from Little Big Town and Jake Owen. Sugarland's recent album, Enjoy the Ride, hit the top of the charts last fall (the current single is titled "Everyday America"). Visit www.sugarlandmusic.com and www.coliseumpac.com for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann