Bob Schneider

Austin-based singer-songwriter Bob Schneider knows a few things about the music business.

The son of an opera singer, Schneider often performed at his parents' parties as a child before starting up his own band once he reached his teens.

Since then, he has fronted numerous bands, becoming a well-respected pioneer of the now-famous Austin music scene.

His upbeat and unusual blend of Americana, folk, pop, blues and soul has earned Schneider a global following and slots in such soundtracks as "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," "Gunshy," "Miss Congeniality" and "40 Days and 40 Nights." The latter film featured his breakout hit "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)."

With a catalog spanning 16 albums since embarking on his solo career in 1998, Schneider's music winds from dark and desperate to hysterically funny and hopeful.

And he proves his songsmith prowess over and over with relative hits, including "Bullets," "Honeypot," "Till Somebody Catches a Feeling" and "Big Blue Sea," showing that surviving in the music industry for nearly two decades isn't just a fluke.

Bob Schneider will perform Wednesday night at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with Ruston Kelly.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 p.m.

Go to CharlestonPourHouse.com or call 571-4343 for more information.

Southern Culture on the Skids

Since 1983, Chapel Hill, N.C., trio Southern Culture on the Skids has been stunning fans and critics alike with its stylized portrayal of Southern life through outrageously funny lyrics and lively concoctions of surf, country and alt-rock music.

The band's success has been due in large part to a loyal fan base, but it also enjoyed a fair amount of national attention in the mid-'90s, including a two-year deal with Geffen Records.

The band has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" during its career and has been featured on numerous film soundtracks, including "Beavis and Butt-head Do America," "Happy Gilmore," "Dukes of Hazzard" and "Super Troopers."

The band celebrated the release of its latest album, "Dig This: Ditch Diggin' V.2," in October.

Southern Culture on the Skids will perform Saturday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with The Malandos.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at CharlestonPourHouse.StrangerTickets.com.

Doors open at 8 p.m. with the show starting at 9 p.m.

Go to CharlestonPourHouse.com or call 571-4343 for more information.

Dixie Metal and Hardcore Festival

The Skatepark of Charleston, 4791 Trade St., will host the sixth annual Dixie Metal and Hardcore Festival this weekend.

The three-day festival will feature local, regional and national acts ranging in genres from pop and punk to heavy metal, hardcore and alternative rock.

The lineup include Veara, Major League, Wretched, Stickup Kid and God Save the States.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursday with the first performance beginning at 6 p.m.

Doors on Friday and Saturday open at 4 p.m. with the show beginning at 5 p.m.

A three-day pass is $22, while single-day passes are $10 in advance and $12 the day of. Tickets are available online at Kapiro.com.

Go to Facebook.com/CharlestonShows for a complete lineup of the festival's performers.