Springsteen, Yonder Mountain, local jazz veues, Al Green, Bryan Adams 

Pulse: Music news shorts

THE BOSS AT THE COLISEUM

Calling it one of the biggest concerts to ever be held in the venue, management at the North Charleston Coliseum announced that veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen — "The Boss" himself — and the E Street Band are solid for Sat. Aug. 16. Springsteen, 58, has been writing music and making albums since the early '70s. Released last fall, Magic (Columbia) is Springsteen's latest studio recording and his first with the E Street Band in five years. The album features 11 new Springsteen songs. Tickets for reserved seats go on sale Fri. June 27, and are available for $30, $66, and $96 at the Coliseum ticket office, all Ticketmaster outlets (including select Publix grocery stores), by phone at (843) 554-6060, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Check out www.brucespringsteen.net and www.coliseumpac.com for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann

MB ROAD TRIP

Fresh from the famed Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band hits the road this month with co-headliner, guitar and loop-pedal maniac Keller Williams. The acts share the stage at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach on Sat. June 28 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($25 adv.). Yonder, a decade-old bluegrass quartet, is currently supporting their fifth installment of a live album series, Mountain Tracks: Vol. 5 — a double-disc, 24-song collection featuring cuts chosen by the band. Disc one offers up tracks from various shows that span their recent career. Disc Two pulls from a 2007 show in Columbus, Ohio. Keeping true to form, Yonder has put together a fine sampling of live recordings that exemplify their energy-laden bluegrass. At the House of Blues, fans can expect lots of foot stompin' improv, uptempo jams, and, inevitably, a little help from Keller, too. For ticket info, check out www.yondermountain.com. Check the venue's full schedule at www.hob.com. —John Zara

JAZZ AT VOODOO

Known for their weekly "vinyl night" music events, art shows, and seasonal parties, the Voodoo Tiki Bar and Lounge (15 Magnolia Road, 843-769-0228) recently announced a weekly summer jazz series, starting Sat. June 28 with a set from the Duda Lucena Trio — a top-notch Brazilian/jazz combo who recently headlined a great show at Piccolo Spoleto's Upstairs at Mistral event, featuring Lucena on vocals and guitar, Kevin Hamilton on upright bass, and Quentin Baxter on drums. "We are going for more of a jazz club feel, and we're focusing more on that genre of music," says Voodoo co-owner Jen Kulick. The shows are every Saturday night. Seating starts at 7:30 p.m. and shows start at 8:30 p.m. Upcoming performers include The Pulse Trio, Caravan, Elise Testone, and Kopaja, among other eclectic local acts. Visit www.voodootikibar.com for more. —TBL

MORE JAZZ AT CRAVE

Fancy East Cooper eatery Crave (1968 Riviera Drive, 843-884-1177) announced a new jazz series called Live Music Sundays starting Sun. June 29 with a 6:30 p.m. performance from Tribe of Three, comprised of violinist Robbi Kenney, guitarist Lee Barbour, and bassist Kevin Hamilton. Check out MusicBoard for the weekly featured act and visit www.cravemtp.com for more info. —TBL

GREEN AT MUSIC HALL

The legendary soul singer Al Green makes his way back to Charleston in July for a special fund-raiser concert at the Charleston Music Hall. The vocalist, songwriter, and practicing minister last performed in town when he headlined the 2006 ChazzFest on Daniel Island. Green's latest album Lay it Down (Blue Note) was co-produced by ?uestlove (of The Roots) and features a slew of younger R&B artists. Presented by Baker Motor Company, Green and his band are set to perform at 8 p.m. on Sat. July 26. Tickets are on sale at www.etix.com and all Cat's Music locations this week for $125 and $250. Proceeds from the concert will benefit MUSC's Children's Hospital Fund. See and www.algreenmusic.com and www.charlestonmusichall.com for more. —TBL

ADAMS AT MUSIC HALL

Canadian-born veteran rocker Bryan Adams — known for such hits as "Cuts Like a Knife," "Run to You," "Heaven," and "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" — steers his special acoustic solo tour to the Charleston Music Hall at 8 p.m. on Mon. July 21. The lengthy North American tour aims to promote songs from his recent album, 11. The appropriately titled disc is his 11th album of all-original music and features 11 songs. Tickets are on sale now at www.etix.com and all Cat's Music locations for $40 (plus fees). See www.bryanadams.com and www.charlestonmusichall.com for more. —TBL

BONNAROO REPORT

Check out the full report on last week's Bonnaroo Music Festival from City Paper correspondent Keith Grybowski in the music section online at music.ccpblogs.com. Visit www.bonnaroo.com for more info. —TBL


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