Young scenesters may not remember that before the Pour House set things up at its current James Island location, the venue spent three years at a West Ashley shopping center on Savannah Highway. Club owners Alex and Vanessa Harris moved to much more spacious digs on Maybank Highway in August 2005, setting up the main music room and the adjacent El Bohio restaurant and bar.
This weekend, the Harrises and the Pour House family celebrate another successful year in business. The new spot established itself as one of Charleston's major live music venues, hosting a wide array of artists of varied musical genres.
New York's funky Pimps of Joytime open for N.C. world-beat act Toubab Krewe on Fri. Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. (see feature in the Music+Clubs section). The Key of Q busts some funky electro rhythms on the deck early in the evening.
On Sat. Sept. 4, the celebration continues with an encore performance from Toubab Krewe with opening sets from Sanders, Cardine & Pond (members of Acoustic Syndicate, Snake Oil Medicine Show, and the Biscuit Burners). Local combo The Butterbeans pick and grin on the deck that evening.
Admission is $15 per night. Two-night passes are available for $25. Visit charlestonpourhouse.com for more.