Deathcore, experimental and jazz on tap for weekend

Craig Sorrells

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Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 3:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.


Spartanburg: GROUND ZERO, 3052 Howard St., 948-1661: King Conquer/The Last Ten Seconds of Life/Adaliah/Sworn In/To Avoid Confusion/Impale the Betrayer/Plagueis. 6 p.m. $10, $12

A veteran deathcore band from Naples, Fla., King Conquer is set to release a new album, “1776,” this spring. Of the upcoming album's title, guitarist John Byrd said, “All of our members believe we need to restore our republic that's been destroyed. … I believe our band had a fresh new start with this record, as did the colonies in that year.”

Spartanburg: MAIN STREET PUB, 252 W. Main St., 573-1165: Craig Sorrells. 9 p.m.

Spartanburg native Craig Sorrells is a skilled trumpet player who has become well-known throughout the Southeast for his work in the funk, soul and jazz fields. Sorrells has notably shared the stage with such legendary musicians as George Clinton and Warren Haynes.

Spartanburg: REFUEL WINE BAR, 129 N. Spring St., 804-6770: Jen St. Stjarna. 7 p.m.

A Chicago native now residing in the Upstate, singer-songwriter and pianist Jen St. Stjarna crafts experimental and thought-provoking material inspired by such artists as Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos.

Asheville, N.C.: GREY EAGLE TAVERN, 185 Clingman Ave., 828-232-5800: Carrie Rodriguez/The Casey Driessen Singularity. 9 p.m. $10, $12

Having just released a new album, “Give Me All You Got,” Carrie Rodriguez continues to build on her reputation as one of the best singer-songwriters on the Americana circuit. The fiddle-playing Austin, Texas, native burst onto the scene a decade ago through a series of collaborative albums with Chip Taylor of “Wild Thing” and “Angel of the Morning” fame.


Spartanburg: THE PEDDLER STEAKHOUSE, 464 E. Main St., 583-5874: Matthew Knights & Shane Pruitt. 7:30 p.m.

Matthew Knights and Shane Pruitt represent half of a new Spartanburg-based music project called Mill Billy Blues. With these two outstanding performers on stage, expect a roots-oriented mix of vintage rock 'n' roll, country and blues.

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