This Ticket was was the best $5.00 I ever spent: House of Blues Myrtle Beach

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     It was Friday night, December 3rd 2010 in North Myrtle Beach. I had just finished dinner with my Girlfriend and was pondering what to do next with the rest of my evening seeing as she wanted to go scour through T.J.Maxx for any new articles she can't live without!  I remembered, earlier that night I had read a Post on Facebook from ListenUp Myrtle Beach  talking about a Local Area Music School that was having a concert at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach where they would showcase the combined talents of young students and the Bands they had formed. Here's the Article I had remembered: "Latest group of Dino's students set to show off"  

    The name of the School is called Dino's School of Rock  located in the Forestbrook Section of Myrtle Beach just off of Hwy 501.

To quote Dino Capone himself via his website: "It's a place where music students & aspiring music students of all ages can receive one-on-one private Rock 'n' Roll lessons from the instruments of their choice" "It’s a place where music students of all ages gain confidence, accomplish goals, and learn skills that last a lifetime and most of all, Dino Capone’s School of Rock is the place where fun & learning go hand in hand, where students are treated like family. "


    When I read the Article by ListenUP Myrtle Beach, the first thing that popped in my head was how I remembered the movie "School of Rock" starring Jack Black 

which had came out back in 2003 and I absolutely Love It!! So, I don't know  if you were as much of a fan  of it as I was, but I was extremely curious to see what this local concert was all about.  So, with my decision made on what & where,I was off to the House of Blues in Barefoot Landing  to see just what these Kids were made of.

    The concert started at 8:30PM and as I was arriving, the 1st Band of the evening was just starting their set:

"The School of Super Cool" consist of six band members > Drums- Nicky Corrente- 9yrs old, Bass Guitar- Josh Jordan-14yrs old, Guitar- Matt Maixner-11yrs old, also on Guitar- Hunter Barfield-9yrs old, Vocals- Mikayla Kramer-8yrs old and also on Vocals- Carli Weintraub-12yrs old.

        Their Song Set for the evening was:

  • Rockin Robin - Jackson 5
  •  Fall Back Down - Rancid
  •  Low Day - Capra
  •  Crazy Thing Called Love - Queen
  •  We Got the Beat - The Go-Gos
  •  God Gave Rock - KISS



    These Guys & Gals hit the stage and hit it hard, giving the crowd a good heavy dose of what  certainly was more to come. As I found my way through the crowd (an estimated 400+ people had showed up) I picked a pretty good spot to the left of center stage. It didn't take long of listening to the first few song sets of  this first band: "The School of Super Cool"  before I quickly realized just how talented these kids were and knew it was only going to get better. 'Like a bat out of Hell' I reached for my iPhone 4 and immediately started to shoot video because I knew this had to be captured for all eyes to see!

NOTE:        Please make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this Blog so you can see ALL the concert footage I shot that night!!

    Next on the Stage was the band called "Shattered"  where (Evan Parrotta) the lead Vocal had kind of a "John Belushi / Blues Brother" thing going on and made it work. Rather fitting don't you think since their Venue that evening was the "House of Blues"? 

"Shattered" consist of Four band members:  >Evan Parrotta - Vocals (14yrs old)  >Andrew Wert - Drums (12yrs old) >Tommy Meritt - Guitar (16yrs old)  >Dennis Fox - Bass (14yrs old)

       Their Song Set for the evening was:

  • Old Time Rock n Roll - Bob Seiger
  • Shot Through the Heart - Bon Jovi
  • We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
  • Rock n Roll Fantasy - Bad Company
  • Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones
  •  The Good Life - Three Days Grace




    The next band up was "Scorched"  and even though Taylor O'Hara took a little time to get warmed up, once she started singing "I'm Down" by The Beatles there is no denying the raw Talent she and the other band members were bringing to the stage that night!

"Scorched" consist of Six band members:  >Taylor O'Hara - Vocals (16yrs old)  >Tommy Meritt - Bass (16yrs old)  >Adrian Edelen - Drums (17yrs old)  >John Stewart - Keyboard (16yrs old)  >Garett Randall - Guitar (12yrs old)  >Josh Jordan - Guitar (14yrs old)

       Their Song Set for the evening was:

  • Vertigo- U2
  • Soak Up the Sun - Sheryl Crow
  • Drift Away - Dobie Gray
  • I'm Down - The Beatles 
  •  California Sun - The Ramones
  • Love Song - Tesla




   The Fourth and final Band to hit the stage that night was "Broken Strings" and man, what a perfect & powerful closer for this night of ROCK!

"Broken Strings" consist of Five band members:  >Shelley Sasser - Vocals (12yrs)  >Adrian Edelen - Bass (17yrs old)  >Heber Fragoso - Drums (10yrs old)  >Dennis Fox - Guitar (14yrs old)  >Grayson Clark - Guitar (13yrs old)  

      Their Song Set for that evening was:

  • Getting Better - Tesla
  •  Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett
  • Closer to the Heart - Rush
  •  Let There Be Rock - ACDC
  •  Turn up the Radio - Autograph 
  •  Johnny B. Goode - Judas Priest
  •  Stone Cold Crazy - Queen



If you enjoyed these kids Rocking it out half as much as I did, please take the time and go see  Dino Capone's School of Rock Concert Sunday night, December 19th, 2010 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Myrtle Beach where they will be doing a follow-up to the highly successful Concert at the House of Blues. 


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Carli Weintraub-Vocals for School of the Supper Cool

I really enjoyed seeing the best 5.00 ever spent. That made my day. Thankyou so much! Come see our next show in Wild Wing Cafe at Barefoot Landings feburary 25th.

                                                            Thankyou so much, Carli

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