Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 2/20/20 – 2/26/20

Thursday 2/20
Time Sawyer – Service Brewing (4:30p)
Cousin Itt Shit Show – Rail Pub
Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Warehouse (8p)
Hari Kondabolu – Victory North (8p)
Hitman – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe
Individually Twisted – Barrelhouse South
Myfever, Mountains Like Wax, Jalen Reyes – El Rocko

Friday 2/21
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Victor Solis – Rail Pub (7p)
Roosevelt Collier, Jontavious Willis – Southbound Brewery (7:30, $25)
Eric Culberson Band – Warehouse (8p)
Inter Arma, CLOCK, WVRM, Savagist, Sins Of Godless Men – Jinx AURA Fest (8p music)
Voodoo Soup – Jazz’d (9p)
CHEW, Bero Bero – El Rocko
Area 51 Tour – Wormhole
Lafayette – Molly MacPherson’s
Preachervan – Congress Street Social Club
Underground Springhouse, Chuck Magid Band – Barrelhouse South

Saturday 2/22
The Kernal – Service Brewing (4:00p)
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Sally’s Fur Coat – Jazz’d (9p)
Torche, Bask, Oakskin, Shehehe, Knightsquatch – Jinx AURA Fest (8p music)
Bloodkin, Eric Culberson – El Rocko ($20)
Hitman – Molly MacPherson’s
Train Wrecks – Congress Street Social Club
The Broadcast – Barrelhouse South

Sunday 2/23
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 2/24
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 2/25
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra Mardi Gras Party – Victory North (6p, $35)
Ray Lundy – Jazz’d (7p)
Clouds & Satellites – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Jeremy J Riddle – Ordinary Pub (7-10p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe

Wednesday 2/26
Pink Martini – Lucas Theater (7:30p)
Reel Big Fish, Big D and the Kids Table, Keep Flying – Victory North (8p, $23.50)
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 2/13/20 – 2/19/20

Thursday 2/13
Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Warehouse (8p)
Individually Twisted – Barrelhouse South
Swamp Cabbage, Missionary Blues – El Rocko
Hitman – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe

Friday 2/14
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Whiskey & Wine – Jazz’d (9p)
Squash, The Al Gore Rhythms, Xuluprophet – Wormhole
Hustle Souls – El Rocko
Bonnie Blue – Barrelhouse South

Saturday 2/15
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)
Charlie Fog Band – Southbound Brewery (7p)
Space Jesus, Tsuruda, Tiedye Ky, Onhell – Victory North (9p)
Magic Rocks – Jazz’d (9p)
Derpot, Southern Insanity – Wormhole
Jezebel Heart, Nancy Druid – Jinx
Robert Jon & The Wreck – Congress Street Social Club
Groove Town Assault – Barrelhouse South
Whiskey and Wine – Molly MacPherson’s

Sunday 2/16
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 2/17
British Lion, Picturebooks, Paladium – Victory North (7:30p, $27)
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 2/18
Cory Chambers – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe

Wednesday 2/19
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

Forest Evil, Dead Register, Toke at The Jinx

“You ever listen to stoner metal?”

“You ever listen to stoner metal, HIGH?!” – Guy at The Jinx.

Forest Evil. Photo by Tom Cartmel. Music courtesy Satan.

Rock ‘n’ roll is standing on a pentagram with a shot of Jägermeister in one hand the New Testament in the other. (True story.)

All Hail Satan.

The Jinx and traveling/local stoner metal bands are long-time friends. Sometimes, especially when Weedeater plays, Savannah’s metal bar is packed to the hilt with black-clad goons, who come mostly bearded, with a traceable history of devout Sabbath worship, and mustaches smoldering with the smell of marijuana.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, Forest Evil, Dead Register and Toke preached the metal gospel to a few stray souls willing to receive the good word of the Pentagram dogma.

Local camo-wearing Forest Evil delivered the opening eulogy with fervent devotion to the all-mighty Black Sabbath firmly established at the core of their repertoire.

“Sludge metal is just Sabbath worship slowed down.” – Some asshole at the bar.

Forest Evils’ guitarist (name unknown) has honed in on rather brash and badass metal tone with a giant stack of beautiful amps and one Big Muff pedal.

Burn the WITCH by Forest Evil

Which is remarkable to experience, since some less talented hacks need at least 1,101 pedals to find a tone they are happy with. Plug in and play, cowards. (Except Christian Lembach from Whores., who has literally 512 pedals and knows how to use them all correctly.) 

There were several PBR’s sacrificed to the heavy metal gods, as well as several frequencies of hearing from the majority of the crowd who were not wearing ear protection. 

(“What?” – Me to my girlfriend every day as I remind her that I’ve laid most of my hearing down on a Pentagram-shaped altar. Sacrifices must be made. Hail Satan.)

Forest Evil finished with the crowd in a full frenzy. One excited patron exclaimed, “Why didn’t you play Free Bird?!” To which the band replied, “You didn’t ask!” That’s definitely the first time that’s ever happened.

There was a four-person mosh pit that looked exciting as well. Tom and I did not partake.

Toke delivered the evening’s final sermon. 

Orange by Toke – STB-28

The North Carolina, heavily-tattooed trio are stoner metal demagogues built from the slow burn of the first three Sabbath albums, hints of Blue Cheer, Kyuss DNA, sprinkled with hardcore vocals mostly buried behind a wall of sound. Excellent in execution, never boring, dynamic, sludgy, stoner metal made from smoking weed and for smoking weed.

And they make no apologies for who they are, brandishing a gorgeous cannabis leaf as their primary logo.

“The first rule of rock ‘n’ roll: No apologies.” – Punk Rock Bill.

Tom got photos.

A REVIEW OF: The Graveface Museum ‘Beyond Human’ compilation

Artwork by Chole Manon. Photo by Tom Cartmel at Tom Cartmel’s house.
[Caption written by Joshua Peacock]

Ryan Graveface (not his real name) has carved out his own little esoteric empire in Savannah by basically just doing whatever he wants for the last eight years with his own creepy aesthetic blending sometimes harmoniously with Savannah’s weird vibe.

In addition to the Graveface Records rock ’n’ roll label (the oldest wing of the Graveface corporation), the brick and mortar Graveface Records & Curiosities—conveniently located on W. 41St. —the Terror Vision imprint label (made for horror soundtracks) and the new Graveface label (focused on releasing local to Savannah bands), Mr. Graveface has now added the Graveface Museum to his spooky business portfolio.

The museum is basically a home for Mr. Graveface’s personal collection of weird shit. Like John Wayne Gacy paintings. Fucking weird vibes, man. Also, most everything in the “Museum” is for sale. Because if you’re not trying to sell something in Savannah, you’re not welcome—according to the Savannah City Council. 

Mr. Graveface turned to his cult followers for assistance in getting the museum on its legs. He initiated an Indiegogo fund which surprisingly had a video of him with his face fully exposed asking for assistance. Which was weird. Historically, Mr. Graveface does not like revealing his face. I don’t know why. It’s not hideous. 

The crowd sourcing fund raised nearly $8,000 with mid-level and top donors receiving a copy of the new Graveface Museum compilation Beyond Human, on vinyl. 

The Beyond Human vinyl. Photo by Tom Cartmel at Tom Cartmel’s house.
[Caption written by Joshua Peacock]

For well over a year now, rumors have been circulating in small-ass Savannah about a Graveface compilation album that featured a number of notable local acts. The compilation became part of the Indiegogo reward’s package, rather intentionally or unintentionally. 

Supporters of the fundraiser, myself included, got their copy of the Beyond Human vinyl and digital download the first week of the year. Mr. Graveface announced recently he was releasing it to the general public with extra copies of the vinyl addition now on sale at the brick and mortar. Go get it. 

Perhaps one of the most peculiar and fascinating compilations ever, Mr. Graveface commissioned local bands to write original songs about serial killers and/or cults. Very creepy. The vinyl edition has 12 tracks, but the digital download includes three additional tracks from Dame Darcy, Jeff Zagers and Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks—the latter of which was probably way too long to include on a vinyl. Rude Dude likes to jam. 

For fans of local music, Hotplate has continually, for nearly a fucking decade, delivered the scenes best instrumental metal. Well, pretty much the scene’s only instrumental metal, but whatever.

They are perhaps one of the few bands ever to write a 20 minute song that was not a jam band record. Just loud-ass guitar riff after riff, congealed by a sparse, mathy jazz drumming base, and heavily down-tuned everything. 

They might also be one of the few bands ever to have their two guitars set to two different tunings, each of those tunings basically being of original design by its arbiter. Hotplate is a unique concoction. 

Beyond Human by Graveface Records & Curiosities

Beach Fossils & Negative Gemini at Savannah Stopover announcement show at Service Brewing – photos

Beach Fossils and Negative Gemini played Savannah for the first time ever at Savannah Stopover‘s recent announcement party at Service Brewing on Indian Street. It was a great lead-in to the full festival, which takes place March 5-7 in venues in the northwest portion of Savannah’s famed Historic District. Click on through for more photos and visit us again for a variety of Stopover previews (if all goes well).

Turkuaz @ Victory North – Photos

Neal Francis opened for Turkuaz at Victory North. Photos from the show below.

Jan. 16th, 2020. Victory North.

Servants of the Mist Album Release – Photos

Tampa’s Servants of the Mist have released a new album “Healing Process”. Since I received my copy, I’ve been playing it on repeat, non-stop. It’s heavy, unapologetic, and somber. Throbbing bass overlayed with ethereal guitar riffs, screaming vocals, and the constant crashing of cymbals to form a sound that is both aggressively in-your-face, but also strangely comforting. For any fans of doom, sludge, or metal in general, you gotta check this one out. Photos from the albums release below.

Pegasus Lounge, Tampa, FL. Jan. 17th, 2020.

Futurebirds w/ Reverend Bro Diddley and The Hips – Photos

Local garage/psych/surf rockers Reverend Bro Diddley & The Hips opened for Athens’ indie heroes Furturebirds. Photos below.

Victory North. Dec 27, 2019.

Rod Hamdallah + Mary Kenyon – Photos

Atlanta’s Rod Hamdallah and local Mary Kenyon shared the stage at El-Rocko. Click on through for more photos.

Jan 9, 2020. El-Rocko Lounge.

Two Tides Metal Fest – Photos

Two Tides, five bands, one hell of a day.

Two Tides Brewing. Nov. 29th, 2019.

Click on through for more photos.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 1/23/2020 – 1/29/2020

Thursday 1/23
Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Anders Thomsen & Alex Bazemore – Jazz’d (7p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Warehouse (8p)
Tantric, Smile Empty Soul – Wormhole (8p, $15)
Hitman – Bay Street Blues
Jacob Evans, Jordan Esker & The 100% – El Rocko
Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe

Friday 1/24
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Evenpete – B&D Burgers (7p)
Gary Swindell Jr. – Victory North (7:30p)
Kyle Yardley – Warehouse (8p)
Stee & The Ear Candy Band – Jazz’d (9p)
Swim In The Wild, The Woofs – Barrelhouse South
Xulu Prophet, The Sum Buddy’s – El Rocko
Never Not Goth Night – Jinx
Cranford Hollow – Congress Street Social Club
JD Music Group – Wild Wing Cafe (11p)

Saturday 1/25
Draucker – Wild Wing Cafe (4p)
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)
Citizen Cope – Victory North (8p, $32)
Bottles & Cans – Jazz’d (9p)
Curly’s, Big Spill – Portal (9p)
Charlie Fog Band – El Rocko
Willie Jackson & The Tybee Blues Band – Jinx
Hitman – Molly MacPherson’s
87 Nights – Barrelhouse South
Voodoo Soup – Wild Wing Cafe (11p)

Sunday 1/26
Ember City- Wild Wing Cafe (5p)
Voodoo Soup – Starland Yard (5p)
Jon Lee Murphy Duo – Jazz’d (7p)
Whiskey & Wine – Prohibition (8p)
Cavs – Marilyn Mansion (8p)
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 1/27
CC Witt – Wild Wing Cafe
Overdose, Vacant Flesh, Big Spill – Sentient Bean (8p)
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 1/28
Clouds & Satellites – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Jason Bible – Jazz’d (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe

Wednesday 1/29
Stan Ray – Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s
HED PE, Magg Dylan, Higher Ground, Lilakk – Wormhole ($15)

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 1/16/20 – 1/22/20

Thursday 1/16
Charlie Fog Acoustic – Fiddler’s River Street (6p)
Whiskey & Wine – Jazz’d (7p)
Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Warehouse (8p)
Jezebel Heart Duo – Congress Street 220 (9p)
Hitman – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe
Individually Twisted – Barrelhouse South
Slark Moan, Perpetual Care – El Rocko

Friday 1/17
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions – B&D Burgers (7p)
Mandrakes – Jazz’d (9p)
Lakin Love – Peacock Lounge (9p)
Magnolia Moon, Pan, Bastardane – El Rocko
Backyard Loveseat, Al Gore Rhythms – Barrelhouse South
Mr. Wait, Knightsquatch, Forest Evil – Jinx
JD Music Group – Congress Street Social Club

Saturday 1/18
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)
Electric Avenue: The 80s MTV Experience – Victory North (8p)
Eric Culberson – Warehouse (8p)
Tonic Blue – Jazz’d (9p)
Brian Bazemore – Molly MacPherson’s
Joint Operation – Barrelhouse South
Boa, Parker McDonald – El Rocko
Magic Rocks – Wild Wing (11p)

Sunday 1/19
Dark Thoughts, Big Spill, Jeff 2-Names, Valley Gals – Marilyn Mansion (8p)
Bucky & Barry, Individually Twisted (6p) – Wild Wing
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 1/20
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 1/21
Cory Chambers – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 1/22
Ray Lundy – Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s
Southern Culture On The Skids – Jinx