When the Shrimp Records label was born around 2009, it was more of a group of friends who just wanted to share equipment, players and skills to make the best music possible with their limited funds and resources. In the six years since, it has spawned break-out stars such as Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, who comprise the folk duo Shovels & Rope, as well as guitarist Sadler Vaden, who’s been playing alongside singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.
Its roster also includes Bill Carson, Jack Burg and Joel Hamilton, skilled musicians who have influenced Charleston’s music scene over the years in countless ways. The whole group has played a few shows together as a one big family band, but not for some time since some of them have been so busy on the road.
But now that one of their own, Vaden, is getting hitched, Hearst said it was the perfect opportunity to get together and share the stage again. “We are basically throwing him what amounts to a musical bachelor party where we made up a band called the Six to Midnights,” she said recently about the show this week at the Pour House. “We’re getting together to play a bunch of Sadler’s music and covers and it’s just going to be a fun way to celebrate him and his upcoming marriage.”
At the show, there will be a booth set up to learn more about Ohm Radio, a new all-local, low-power FM radio station launching in August. The project has been supported by Hearst, Trent and others in the Shrimp Records collective since it was announced about a year ago.
When: 8:30 p.m. doors, 9:30 p.m. show Thursday
Where: 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door
More info: www.charlestonpourhouse.com/schedule/
Earlier in the evening, the Pickled Palate in Mount Pleasant will host a wine tasting to benefit Ohm Radio, where there will be live acoustic music by Matt Williams.
When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday
Where: The Pickled Palate at Earthly Artifacts, 411 Hibben St., Mount Pleasant
Price: $10 donation
More info: www.facebook.com/events/1581812385419577/