Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 8/13/19 – 8/21/19

Thursday 8/15
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
The Waymores –
Wormhole
Eric Culberson Band –
Bayou Cafe
Year Of October, Lilakk –
El Rocko

Friday 8/16
Mystic Vibrations –
Ghost Coast Distillery (5-8p)
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Bottles & Cans –
Jazz’d (9p)
Turtle Folk, Indulgence –
Barrelhouse South
Arson Daily, Early Branch, Dustin Price –
Jinx
Black Magic Flower Power, Little Vicious, Silver Tongue Devils –
El Rocko ($7)

Saturday 8/17
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Evenpete –
B&D Burgers (8p)
CBDB –
Victory North (9p)
Magic Rocks –
Jazz’d (9p)
Pelican Johnny, Danny Attack –
Wormhole
Humungus, Occultist, JD Pinkus –
Jinx
King of Summer, Teen Divorce, Garbage Dog –
El Rocko

Sunday 8/18
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 8/19
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 8/20
City Hotel Solo Sessions –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s
Aaron Matthew & The Eat Mo Booty Rhythm Section –
Barrelhouse South

Wednesday 8/21
Ray Lundy –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s
VuDu Shakedown –
Barrelhouse South


Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 8/9/19 – 8/15/19

Friday 8/9
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Rail Pub (7p)
Mike Llerena & The Nerve, The Ramages –
El Rocko
Lyn Avenue –
Barrelhouse South
E-Turn, Lisa Vazquez, 40 Gang, Dope KNife –
Jinx

Saturday 8/10
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Turtle & The Heads –
B&D Burgers (8p)
Charlie Fog Band –
Barrelhouse South
Druids, Grey Market, Towering Pines –
Jinx

Sunday 8/11
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 8/12
Open MicAbe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 8/13
Joe Nelson & James Pittman –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Jason Bible –
Jazz’d (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 8/14
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

Thursday 8/15
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Eric Culberson Band –
Bayou Cafe
Year Of October, Lilakk –
El Rocko


Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 7/26/19 – 7/31/19


Friday 7/26

City HotelService Brewing (5:30)

Danielle Hicks BandRail Pub (7p)

UaZit, Skippy Spiral, Icky Vicky’s Brokenheart SideshowSentient Bean (7p)

10 Years, Toothgrinder, Blue Rising, Giving End, Solarist Victory North (8p)

Magic Rocks Warehouse

Train WrecksJazz’d (9p)

Sacred Owl, Dizygote, Sawed Offs – Wormhole

Amar Molly MacPherson’s

Ben Strok & The Full Electric, Swim In The WildBarrelhouse South

God Bless Relative, Dustin Price, Jalen Reyes El Rocko

Niights, Tape Waves, Nancy DruidJinx

Saturday 7/27

Damon & The Shitkickers Jinx (6-8p)

Train WrecksTubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)

84 – The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute Band Coach’s Corner (7p)

Jubal Kane Warehouse (8p)

JGBCB – Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band Victory North (8p, $10)

Ben Keiser Band Jazz’d (9p)

9th Street StompersWormhole

Sinister Purpose, Playytime, Tourist Trap, Last CallEl Rocko

Medicated Sunfish, Clayton HackleBarrelhouse South

All the LocalsCongress Street Social Club

HitmanMolly MacPherson’s

Sunday 7/28

Voodoo SoupCongress Street Social Club

Monday 7/29

Goodfires, Fugitive Soul, Blurry, Lady CreationEl Rocko

Open MicAbe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 7/30

Andrea + Mud Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)

Eric Culberson Open JamBayou Cafe

Valley Gals, Hash Redactor, Pearl & the Oysters, DirtbikeEl Rocko

Wednesday 7/31

Jubal Kane Warehouse (8p)

Ben Keiser BandBoomy’s



Zimmer and Rudd EP Release Show

Two of the city’s finer musicians are having an EP release party this Saturday at the Tybee Post Theater. Aaron Zimmer and Jay Rudd are known to most of you as half of one of my favorite local bands, City Hotel. Somehow, during their busy schedule with their band, they have been able to record a disc. The EP Release Show should be a good time to try to catch these two guys in a beautiful environment.

They were kind enough to send me a press release, like I knew what I was doing or something (I hope I’m not violating a copyright or something posting it):

Jay Rudd and Aaron Paul Zimmer are releasing a new EP entitled “Zimmer and Rudd, Vol. 1,” a five song collaboration which includes brand new original material written by each artist. The event will take place at Tybee Post Theater on Saturday, July 13 at 8PM with special guests Russel Cook and the Sweet Teeth opening.

Zimmer and Rudd draw from the traditions of bluegrass guitar and mandolin duos such as the Monroe Brothers and Skaggs and Rice, adding a modern twist drawing from their varied influences. The duo have played together in Savannah-based bluegrass band City Hotel since 2011, releasing two full-length albums and touring the east coast. Last year Zimmer released his solo debut album “Saints and Heretics” which was awarded best local album of 2018 by the readers of Connect Savannah. Russel Cook has released six albums with his wife Cameron as Little Country Giants and is currently exploring new sounds as Russel Cook and The Sweet Teeth, a two guitar and drums juke-joint style trio featuring the sparkling guitar work of Scotty Knight and ace drummer Jeremy Clark.

The intimate atmosphere and unparalleled acoustics of the historic Tybee Post Theater will make for an unforgettable night of original music.  “Zimmer and Rudd, Vol. 1” will be available for purchase at the event.

Little Tybee, Wood and Steel, Jezebel Heart play first public concert at great new venue Victory North – photos

If you’re a fan of live music in Savannah, you probably already know about the great opening night for Victory North with Little Tybee, Wood and Steel, and Jezebel Heart. I wrote about the exciting debut of the new space for Do Savannah, so hop on over there for more details.

Here, let’s just stick to photos that give a sense of the space and the excellent performances. Photographer Dylan Kennedy and I didn’t get there quite in time to get any good shots of Jezebel Heart’s opening set, but we got plenty of shots of Wood and Steel and Little Tybee, which is currently touring the East Coast. Great night from the musicians, the enthusiastic crowd, the team at Victory North, and Zero Mile Presents booking.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 6/27/19-7/3/19

Thursday 6/27
Train Wrecks –
Tubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Ray Lundy –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Kendall Street Company –
Barrelhouse South
Star Period Star, Matt Jaidev, Cunabear –
El Rocko

Friday 6/28
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Junkyard Angel –
Isle Of Hope Marina (6p)
Matt Eckstine, Anna Grace Beatty –
Sentient Bean (7p)
Anders Thomsen Trio –
Rail Pub (7p)
Kyle Yardley Blues Band –
Jazz’d (9p)
Brady & The Bazookas, Bleach Garden, Dirty Sound Professors –
Jinx
Camp Saint Helene, Bero Bero, Nina Garbus –
El Rocko
Roshambeaux, Universal Sigh –
Barrelhouse South
The Grand Ole Uproar –
Congress Street Social Club
The Mercers –
Molly MacPherson’s

Saturday 6/29
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Walter Parks, Missionary Blues, Tom Townsend –
American Legion A-Town Mini Festival (7p, $25)
Moss and Steiner Opening Cabaret –
Victory North (7p, $25)
Ben Keiser Band –
Jazz’d (9p)
Mockidentity, Permanentmakeup, Eskizo, Girl With The Green Ribbon –
Wormhole
Amar –
Molly MacPherson’s
Brother Cephus, Rev Bro Diddley & The Hips –
El Rocko
Mudtown, Street Clothes, Heavy Books –
Jinx
Preacherman –
Congress Street Social Club
8 Second Ride –
Barrelhouse South


Sunday 6/30
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 7/1
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln
MA’AM –
El Rocko

Tuesday 7/2
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 7/3
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

The Appleseed Cast, Tennis System, Dreamend at Mini Graveface Fest at The Jinx – photos

What a great night of music at last week’s Mini Graveface Fest at The Jinx. Ryan Graveface, of Graveface Records and Graveface Records & Curiosities, routinely pulls together shows and other events that take me by surprise even when I am expecting to be surprised — and he did it again this time.

The Appleseed Cast, who headlined the well-attended mid-week show, had never played Savannah before, but it was no surprise that they already had diehard fans here. Jinx regulars know that the crowd can get pretty chatty, especially toward the end of the night, but there weren’t any distractions like those during The Appleseed Cast’s set — the audience even paid rapt attention between songs.

Tennis System killed it too. No banter, just serious, high-energy rock and roll.

Ryan’s own project Dreamend led things off, and he was joined by Oklahoma City-based drummers Matt Duckworth and Nicholas Ley for a spectacular set. Matt and Nick have played with Flaming Lips and have their own project Brothers Griin, which closed out the night with a DJ set. The pair were in Savannah for a week as part of the ongoing artistic exchanges by SixTwelve.

We have photos from three of us. The first set is by new contributor Dylan Kennedy (check him out on Instagram), and if you click on through, you can see the rest of Dylan’s, then mine with the watermark, and then Tom Cartmel’s. Great night, great show.

AthFest 2019 Preview

It’s just a few short weeks until AthFest (Athens, GA), which always marks a high point of the summer for me.

While the outdoor market and stages are awesome, the real gems of the weekend are often found in the Club Crawl. The Club Crawl spans a variety of historic Athens venues, including the incomparable 40 Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre. All outdoor stages are free admission throughout the weekend, and the Club Crawl shows are a spectacular value–admission to all shows is free with purchase of a wristband.

An interesting note about this year’s lineup: three of the headlining acts, Pylon Reenactment Society (playing on the outdoor main stage on Sunday), of Montreal (playing at 40 Watt on Saturday), and The Whigs (playing at Georgia Theatre Friday night at midnight) are all Athens natives. AthFest always features a great variety of music, and this year is no different–everything from rap (local rapper + politican Linqua Fraqa is always a pleasure to see live!) to heavy rock (Double Ferrari was one of the coolest festival shows I saw last year) to the alt rock that Athens is well-known for.

Additionally, there’s always unique acts that you won’t find anywhere else, like the Athens Cowboy Choir (they’re exactly what it sounds like) and Klezmer Local 42 (a super fun local group that combines traditional Jewish music with swing, rock, and sea shanties). 

AthFest is held in downtown Athens, Georgia the weekend of June 21-23. Club Crawl wristbands can be purchased at www.athfest.com . Proceeds help support AthFest Educates, a non-profit supporting music and arts education for local youth. 

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 6/6/19 – 6/12/19

Thursday 6/6
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Garrett Deming –
Sentient Bean (7p)
Danielle Hicks Duo –
Jazz’d (7p)
Frankie Consent, cal fish –
Civvies On Broughton (7:30)
Phenomena 256, Reverend Bo Diddley & The Hips –
El Rocko

Friday 6/7
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Emmy Law –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
The Mercers –
Jazz’d (9p)
Sub-Radio, Maholo –
El Rocko
Wood And Steel –
Molly MacPherson’s
Travelin’ Kine –
Congress Street Social Club
Jacob & The Good People –
Barrelhouse South

Saturday 6/8
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Midtown Pickers Hospice Benefit –
Habersham Village (7p)
Back In Black- AC/ DC Tribute –
Coach’s Corner (7p)
Passafire, Zach Deputy, OGN –
Club Elan (8p)
Voodoo Soup –
Jazz’d (9p)
Dead Man’s Party: the Love Cats –
El Rocko
Voodoo Visionary –
Barrelhouse South
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Molly MacPherson’s
Nocturnal Animals, Dustin Price, Hujai –
Jinx

Sunday 6/9
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 6/10
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 6/11
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 6/12
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 5/23/19 – 5/29/19

Thursday 5/23

Gypsy JazzRancho Allegre (7-9p)

Jon Lee’s ApparitionsWarehouse (8p)

CHEW, Pleasures, Knightsquatch, Small Talk – El Rocko

Friday 5/24

Knot DoneSouthbound Brewery (5p)

City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)

Train Wrecks – Jazz’d (9p)

Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Molly MacPherson’s

Charlie Fog Band – Congress Street Social Club

Teddy & The Rough Riders, D.D. Island – El Rocko

Forest Evil, Butts, Mr. Pain – Jinx

Trey Lewis – Barrelhouse South


Saturday 5/25

Undergo Festival 

Ben Keiser – Ghost Coast Distillery (4-6p)

Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)

Interstellar Echoes: A Tribute to Pink Floyd – Tybee Post Theater (8p, $20)

Voodoo Soup – Jazz’d (9p)

Hitman – Molly MacPherson’s

JD Music Group – Congress Street Social Club

E.Z. Shakes, Boo Hag – Jinx

CBDB – Barrelhouse South


Sunday 5/26

Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 5/27

Joe Cat – Sentient Bean (7p)

Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 5/28

Jason Bible – Jazz’d (7p)

Heavy Books, Natural Velvet, Forest Evil – El Rocko

Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe

Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s


Wednesday 5/29

Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)

Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

VuDu Shakedown – Barrelhouse South

Murder By Death + Sarah Shook & The Disarmers at New Brookland Tavern – photos

All of our contributors besides Larry Jack have been pretty slack about uploading photos and writing posts for the past few months, as regular readers know, but the music goes on … We will have a post up soon about the ongoing search for new contributors, fresh voices, edgier photos.

I was in Columbia, S.C. last week for a stellar show at New Brookland Tavern by Murder By Death and Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Regulars of The Jinx here in Savannah would feel immediately at home like I did at NBT. Sarah Shook & The Disarmers were even better than the last time I saw them — I never tire of the band’s grungy country (I’d love to hear Shook sing a set with T. Hardy Morris).

And Murder By Death commanded the stage with their usual power and grace. I write stuff for much of my income, but I find it difficult to express how much I love MBD.

I struggled with the lights on the edges of the stage, but I took a lot of photos. Click on through for lots more.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 5/9/19 – 5/16/19

Thursday 5/9
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Eric Culberson Band –
Bayou Cafe
Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones, Pierce Edens, Voodoo  Soup –
Barrelhouse South
Slothrust, Summer Cannibals –
Jinx (9p, $15)
Florida Man, Hotplate, Satisfiers of Alpha Blue –
El Rocko

Friday 5/10
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Tesori –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7-10p)
Velvet Caravan –
Good Times Jazz Bar (8p)
evenpete-
Wormhole
Funk You, Tenth Mountain Division –
Barrelhouse South
Magic Rocks –
Molly MacPherson’s
Lil Jodeci, Sky Society, 40 Mid –
El Rocko
Same As It Ever Was –
Jinx

Saturday 5/11
Heavy Pets, Squash –
Two Tides Brewing (12nn)
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Immaterial Possessions, Basically Nancy, The Glory Hole Singers –
Southern Pines (6p)
Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love –
Coach’s Corner (7p)
Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks –
Jinx
Magic Beans, Little Bird –
Barrelhouse South
Just Ford –
Molly MacPherson’s

Sunday 5/12
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 5/13
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln
Skeletonwitch, Soft Kill, Wiegedood, Portrayal of Guilt –
Jinx

Tuesday 5/14
Trevor Clendenin –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7-10p)
Jason Bible –
Jazz’d (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 5/15
Ray Lundy –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

Thursday 5/16
Laiken Love Duo –
Jazz’d (7p)
Absolute Queen –
Coach’s Corner
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Eric Culberson Band –
Bayou Cafe
Dope KNife + AkilDaBeat –
El Rocko