Music Scene: Roots Grass Gathering, Radiolucent, Who's Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band

Dom Flemons will headline the evening Roots Grass Gathering event at The Pour House.

Fans of Americana, bluegrass and old-timey tunes can enjoy a full day and night of North American roots and folk music on Saturday at the Roots Grass Gathering.

Music will kick off at 12:30 p.m. on The Pour House's large, oak-covered deck with performances from Flatt City, Cane Creek String Band, Travelin' Kine, Dallas Baker and friends, and She Goes He Goes. Tickets for the afternoon are $5 at the door.

The show moves inside at 8 p.m. with music from the Poho Roots-Grass Allstars, The Hungry Monks and the headliner, former Carolina Chocolate Drops singer-songwriter Don Flemons.

Tickets for the indoor show are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at

The Pour House is at 1977 Maybank Highway. Go to or call 571-4343 for more information.

Athens, Ga.-born quintet Radiolucent has spent the past seven years forging its throwback Southern rock sound and live show, work that has started paying off for the young group in recent years.

After signing with Old South Records, the band released its debut in 2012. The four-year span of preparation proved wise, as the band was immediately thrown large opportunities, including gigs with Merle Haggard, Jamey Johnson, Cracker, Blackberry Smoke and three performance slots in a row aboard the KISS Kruise with recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees KISS.

Radiolucent will perform Friday at The Royal American, 970 Morrison Drive, with The Woodgrains. Tickets are $5 at the door and the show starts at 9 p.m.

Go to or call 817-6925.

It takes extreme courage to be a tribute band. With an open invitation for comparison to one's musical idol, the stakes are high and the chances for failure to deliver a reasonable resemblance of perceived perfection are high.

Chapel Hill, N.C.'s longtime Michael Jackson tribute band Who's Bad has navigated through those odds with such practiced accuracy that the octet has earned countless mentions of being the closest experience next to seeing the King of Pop himself.

The group's impressive theatrical performances and spot-on instrumental and vocal recreations have carried it around the world, selling out more than 50 venues in the United Kingdom during its 2010 tour, including London's O2 Arena.

The eight-piece also sells out regularly throughout the U.S., thanks in large part to receiving high-profile gigs alongside artists like Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, The Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men and even Pitbull.

Who's Bad will perform at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for each night are $15 at the door or online at Doors open at 9 p.m. both nights.

Call 886-8596 for more information.