It’s going to be a wild week for The LaBelle Theater, 311 D Street in South Charleston.  Several young area musical acts (many slated to be future guests on Radio Free Charleston) will be holding two all ages shows on Wednesday and Friday nights.   This is a great chance to see some of the fresh faces on the Charleston music scene at a low price without having to deal with heavy tobacco smoke or bartenders looking at you funny because you don’t drink.

On Wednesday night, Seven Minutes To Midnight (above) and Mark Baits take the stage with The Suits.  Regular readers of PopCult will remember a couple of weeks ago I raved about Seven Minutes when they appeared at the Sound Factory with Doctor Senator.  This is your chance to see what got me all excited.  Seven Minutes To Midnight sounds like The Dave Matthews Band with balls.  We heard Mark Baits last year at one of the Unity Open Mic nights, and asked him to come on the show, but we could never get our schedules to coincide.  The music will be phenomenal,

If you go, tickets are just five bucks, and the show kicks off at 7 PM.

Friday night In Formation (left) returns to the stage of the Labelle, with Joe Slack providing support.  In Formation has been opening for The No Pants Players at the Labelle for some time, and it’ll be great to hear them run through a full set as the headliners.  These guys have some amazing chops and they’re going to be a band to watch. Joe Slack will be appearing one night after we tape him for a spot on a future episode of RFC.  An additional treat for fans of RFC on Friday will be an experiment that we’re undertaking.  I will be on hand with RFC big shot Melanie Larch to try and record a couple of In Formation’s songs on location for possible future use on the show. I’ll be on stage with my camera for a couple of tunes, if you want to bring stuff to throw. Just don’t hit the band.

If you go Friday night, tickets will still just be five dollars, and the show starts at 7 PM.

This is a great way to get out and support some of the up-and-coming new faces in the local music scene without having to deal with smoke or fake IDs.