Tonight, area music fans can hear the new version of Whistlepunk, now featuring powerhouse vocalist Karen Allen (formerly of Crazy Jane) at the Empty Glass, opening for Zelazowa. You’ll have to use a divining rod to figure out The Glass’s mysterious cover charge, but it’ll be well worth it.

I got a sneak preview last night, and the band sounds amazing.You may remember Whistlepunk from episodes One and Seven of Radio Free Charleston, or from the countless times I’ve written about them here in PopCult. With the addition of Karen to the already impressive line up of Spencer Elliott, Dan Jordan, and Brian Young, the band seems poised to rule the world.

IF YOU GO: The show should start around 10 PM at The Empty Glass,  410 Elizabeth St. Call 345-9893 for cover or visit