#WTF (Web Time Fun) is a weekly roundup of the fun and interesting stuff Myrtle Beach is talking about online. Here’s a sample of some of the links people are sharing on the web this week. Want to get in on the fun? Share a link with us on Facebook (Facebook.com/listenupmb) or Twitter (@listenupmb) to get featured here.
My Dear Demas
Led by Conway-based pastor Scott Johnson, My Dear Demas is more than just another Christian Rock band. It’s also a multimedia ministry devoted to engaging folks in the story of the living God through its music, videos and writings.
But despite a big-picture goal of spreading the word of God, composing music remains at the core of what MDD is all about.
The five-piece lineup includes Johnson (vocals/acoustic guiatr), Brian Hardee (guitars), Mike Clardy (drums), Lee Hickman (bass) and Curtis McDonald (electric guitar).
Its latest album “As Sparrows Fall” was released in September and runs through the gamut of sounds from acoustic rock and folk tunes to jazzy guitar riffs and some southern rock and country flair. Combine that with the heartfelt lyrics and soulful vocals and it's definitely worth a listen.
Learn more about this group at mydeardemas.com
+ MORE MUSIC...
• Check out the awesomely operatic "Eclipse" the latest release from Feel No Other, a collaboration between local musician/producer Brian McKenzie (Sqwearl, SAVAS, etc.) and songstress Claudia Gregory (Exhaust The Fox). Watch the video.
• Longtime local rapper Sunni G (B-1NZ) goes space-aged on his latest single "Mars." Check it out.
• Take an angsty, emotional ride with Zach "Weazelpunk" Williams (The Beatholes) on his latest solo release "Can't Keep Up" Listen on Reverbnation.
THINGS TO DO
Rock the vote!
While the volume of political information — and misinformation — being shared online these days is almost enough to turn anyone off from the election, there are still places like rockthevote.com helping to educate folks on why it’s important to get involved in the process.
Locally, the deadline to register to vote in the November election is Saturday and The Horry County Registration & Elections Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon for last-minute registration.
Also S.C. just announced that it's allowing for voter registration fully onlline, click here to regsiter at SCvotes.org.
+ MORE THINGS TO DO...
• Want to hang on to summer as long as possible? There's still two more chances to ride like it's July at Family Kingdom Amusement Park, which will close for the season after this weekend. They're open at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Details here.
• Check out the brewery tours at New South Brewery, offered every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 3 p.m. It's a great chance to try some Oktoberfest brew before you head out to Oktoberfest Saturday. Click here.
After months of work spent moving three blocks south popular local eatery Angelo’s Steak & Pasta — home of the “Greatest Steaks in the Universe” — will open Thursday in its new digs at 2311 S. Kings Hwy. in Myrtle Beach.
+ MORE LOCAL NEWS & LINKS...
• Good news! It's fall and parking in downtown Myrtle Beach is now free again. Check it out.
• Mud Runs seem to be all the rage lately, with active folks flocking to events all over the county. Check out these photos from the inaugural Thompson Farm Mud Run in Conway last weekend.
• In case you blinked and missed it, there was a tornado warning issued for just outside Conway around noon Monday and Twitter and Facebook blew up with concerned weather watchers. It was called off roughly 10 seconds later.
If you’re not hip to South Korean rapper PSY, it’s possible you might be the only one left.
His “Gangnam Style” video features a catchy dance beat and a humorous, galloping dance move that’s caught on across the world, racking up more than 345 million views on Youtube since its July release and was recently certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “most liked” YouTube video ever.
Read more about the phenomenon that is "Gangnam Style."
+ MORE FUNNY STUFF...
• Think your life is hard? Chances are you've got some "First World Problems." Check out more of them here.
• Who would've though that receipts, yes reciepts could be funny? Apparently someone. Check out Funny Receipts.