Dave Carlock’s Best Bets: June 21-27

Published 9:14 pm Thursday, June 20, 2013

Friday,  June 21
Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversary Tour
Morris Performing Arts Center
211N. Michigan St., South Bend
(574) 235-9190

“Giddy up, a-hoom-boppa, hoom-boppa, mow-mow.” If that doesn’t make you smile, you probably don’t wanna be there. Check it out: bit.ly/16pjbWy

Saturday, June 22
Here Comes The Sun featuring The BackBeats
6:30 p.m.
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra
Shadowland Pavillion at Silver Beach
St. Joseph
(269) 982-4030

For the SMSO’s second annual summer kickoff beach party, it has called in the No. 1 Beatles tribute band, who will be focusing on the 1962-1966 period in its setlist with authentic costumes, instruments and hairstyles. Well, you know how those hairstyles always look … Check it out: bit.ly/19BpdXL

Sunday, June 23
The Surrendering
4 p.m.
Union Coffee House
115 E. Front St., Buchanan
(269) 409-7004

If you like Christian pop with your coffee on a Sunday afternoon, this may be just for you. I can’t tell you any more about the group because they didn’t surrender any info. C’mon bands, Marketing 101!
Check it out: thesurrendering.bandcamp.com
Monday, June 24    One Eyed DollPolkadot Cadaver
7 p.m.            Czars 505
505 Pleasant St.
St. Joseph
(269) 983-1166

One Eyed Doll caught my eye right away due to the great images on the group’s website. With a little more investigation, I discovered that the single, “Committed,” was produced by Sylvia Massy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash). Sounds like an artist who’s committed to doing it right from the start.
Check it out: czars.com

Thusrday, June 27
Collective Soul
9 p.m.
Silver Creek Event Center
Four Winds Casino
11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo
(866) 494-6371

Its big debut album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain and the big breakthrough single contained the unlikely, almost spoken hook “yeah.” This band has proven what catchy songwriting with major label push can do. Another well-known pop/rock artist comes to New Buffalo.
Check it out: collectivesoul.com

Send info on events you think Dave should know about to DaveCarlocksBestBets@27sounds.com.