LATE night at El-Rocko is looking pretty familiar these days: approaching former Hang Fire proprietor Wes Daniel’s new spot, stylish 20-30-somethings fill the sidewalk, chatting and sipping out of their to-go cups while sharing a smoke, while inside, music pulses from the DJ booth or jukebox and the dance floor is filled. Now falling into the swing of things after an April opening, the "Bar of Fortunes" revives the Hang Fire tradition of putting together some swell rock 'n’ roll shows.
Young Mister is songwriter Steven Fiore. From his six years writing for Universal Music Publishing to regularly appearing as a guest vocalist in Jeff Goldblum’s jazz band (that clause was typed in capital letters with an embarrassment of exclamation points before sensible editing came into play), Fiore has seen many sides to the music industry. He takes a folk-pop approach to his solo work.
With shades of classic rock and Americana, the sound is toe-tappingly breezy, defined by an honest sincerity, and driven by the earthy melodicism of his timeless vocals. He’ll be backed by Charleston brethren The High Divers, who’ll play a set of their own, and local folk two-piece Black Water Choir.
Wednesday, June 22, 8:30 p.m., free, 21+