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Sonic Rewind brings back the ‘70s and ‘80s

By Debby Jet Jennings

Sonic Rewind plays Saturday Beef O’Brady’s in Fort Mill.
Sonic Rewind plays Saturday Beef O’Brady’s in Fort Mill. Sonic Rewind

For a holiday weekend with a homecoming factor, you need an idea for live music with broad appeal. So how about this somewhat simple concept: cover the best classic rock and be true to the tunes, while you’re at it. That’s the overall aim for the band Sonic Rewind live Saturday at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s-Baxter in Fort Mill.

Whether it’s just some blast from the past fun or a vision to construct a formatted fusion of favorites, this five piece group from Fort Mill has straightforward goals. They’re out to play the best classic rock songs drawing from the 70s and 80s and do it well. They cite their song list runs from Aerosmith to ZZ Top with approximately 50 artists in between.

Along with range, comes that need for quality so the members of Sonic Rewind Ashley Addison Foster, Jeff Grieco, Bob Miller, Joe Millo, and Jim Walsh pledge they have the skills and talent to handle the challenge.

They collectively bring more than 120 years of combined musical experience. That certainly gives them an edge on their performance possibilities, especially when it’s revealed that four of the five profess vocal skills – all the better to focus on big harmonies.

Then, add two guitarists to whip out all those beloved, highly recognizable riffs and known chops, which are in turn kept in balance, of course, by drums and bass, as well.

Incidentally, their fan following called – what else but the ‘Rewinders” – lists the band’s 14 minute Led Zep medley among their favorities.

Get your deep track classic rock wish lists together then head out to challenge Sonic Rewind live Saturday to kickoff the outdoor gig season at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 940 Market St., Baxter Village in Fort Mill. For show info, call 803-548-7878 or find them on Facebook. For more on the music, go to sonic-rewind.com.

In the Courtroom

Another showcase of bands will be in session Friday in The Courtroom at The Getty’s Center in Rock Hill. Four bands from the area will have their opportunity to present their musical cases including Mr. Gold, Unfortunate Gentlemen, Small Talk Assassin,and Trim.

Witness the cross-examination of hip, alt-rock mostly young, possibly punk purveyors of unusual musical evidence. The blues, fuzz, noise reverb and rock awaits all, rendered live Friday in the Courtroom at The Getty’s Center, 201 E. Main St., Rock Hill. Find more on Facebook or visit thecourtroomrockhill.tumblr.com.

Music elsewhere

Friday: Chubby Knuckles at The End Zone, Rock Hill; Mike Faulkenberry & Friends at Luke’s Sports Bar & Grill, Rock Hill; Queen City Dub at McHale’s On Main, Rock Hill; Angel Incident at The Handle Bar, Catawba; Bad Romeo at Wild Wing Ayrsley-South-Charlotte; Sister Hazel at Amos Southend, Charlotte; Shotgun Saints, The Fetish at Rockhouse Bar & Billiards, Gastonia.

Saturday: Rockaholics at Revolutions-Galleria Mall, Rock Hill; The Oneppo Brothers Band at John’s Place, Fort Mill.

Thursday: The Oneppo Brothers Duo at Beef O’Brady's-Baxter, Fort Mill.

Send bio, press kits, photos, music links to my Facebook or jetstar413@aol.com or Debby Jet Jennings, PO Box 13, Catawba, SC 29704. More info on myspace.com/jetrockmedia.

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