Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 11/7/19 – 11/12/19

Thursday 11/7

Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)

Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Warehouse (8p)

Jimmy Herring & The 5 of 7 – Victory North (8:30p)

Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe

Friday 11/8

City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)

Magic Rocks – Warehouse (8p)

Ben Keiser Band – Jazz’d (9p)

As of Today – Wormhole

Sean K Preston & The Loaded Pistols – Jinx

Tuten Brothers – Barrelhouse South

Bastardane, Hello Shark – El Rocko

The Trio – Congress Street Social Club

Saturday 11/9

Valley Gals LP Release – Graveface Anniversary Block Party (5p)

Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)

Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love – Coach’s Corner (7p, $20-40)

The Funeral Portrait, LUMEN, Ember City – Sentient Bean (7:30p, $7/10)

DAKAIJU, Enen Karaoke, Minorcan – El Rocko

Whiskey and Wine – Molly MacPherson’s

American Lesion/Craigslist Punkz/Taped Fist (Georgia Coast Mosh) – Wormhole

Magic Rocks – Jazz’d (9p)

April B & The Cool – Barrelhouse South

Sunday 11/10

Stan Ray – Jazz’d (7p)

Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 11/11

Neon Indian – Victory North

Goon, Dustin Price – El Rocko

Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 11/11

Georgia Kyle Shiver – Jazz’d (7p)

Payne Bridges – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)

Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe

Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Strobobean, Heavy Books – El Rocko

Wednesday 11/12

Bumpin Uglies – Victory North (8p, $14)

Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)

Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

Big Freedia and Low Cut Connie at Victory North – photos

Larissa Allen had some high, high praise of Big Freedia here at hissing lawns after seeing her perform in Atlanta way back in 2013:

 The Earl was filled with sweaty bodies bouncing in every way possible while shouting Big Freedia’s call-and-response hooks. She invited crowd members on stage and encouraged hardcore rump shaking. Her DJ spun fast-paced heavy bass beats while her entourage booty bounced in ways I didn’t know were possible. There wasn’t a single person in that room standing still. Freedia’s devotion to supplying the party with the fuel to booty bounce was sincere. It was the most fun I’ve had at a show all year.

Big Freedia finally came to Savannah last weekend — it was just the second night of her nationwide Azz Across America tour with Low Cut Connie — and I’ve been thinking about that amazing night ever since. Hot, hot, hot. 

Low Cut Connie got the night off to a great start — if a late start because the show was pushed back so it wouldn’t conflict with Savannah’s first ever pride parade — and then Big Freedia and her thrilling corps of dancers took us all to church. 

I took a lot of photos with my little Fuji x100t, but I didn’t try to move around at all during Big Freedia — I liked my spot just stage left. Click on through for lots more

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 10/31/19 – 11/6/19

Thursday 10/31

Ryan Taito – Rail Pub (6-10p)

Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)

Danielle Hicks Duo – Jazz’d (7p)

Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Warehouse (8p)

Sebastian Bach – Victory North (8p, $28)

Jezebel Heart Duo – Congress Street Up (9-11p)

Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe

Honey Hounds – Barrelhouse South

Friday 11/1

City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)

SouthernWings Album Release Show – Coach’s Corner (7p)

Anders Thomsen Trio – Rail Pub (7-10p)

Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)

Mac Powell & The Family Reunion – Victory North

Pan – Jazz’d (9p)

Jinx-o-Ween Tribute Night – Jinx (9p)

Caravela, Wet Leather – El Rocko

87 Nights – Barrelhouse South

Train Wrecks – Congress Street Social Club

Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Molly MacPherson’s

Saturday 11/2

Joe Nelson,  Damon & The Shitkickers, Bottles & Cans – Rail Pub Statts Fest (4p)

The Allman Betts Band – Tybee Post Theater (4 & 8p)

Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)

Eric Culberson Band – Warehouse (8p)

Koe Wetzel – Victory North (8:30, $16)

FreeSpirits Orchestra – Jazz’d (9p)

Liquid Ginger – Boomy’s

Halloween Drunch Party – El Rocko

Xulu Prophet, Perpetual Groove, Bero Bero, Dope KNIFE – Jinx Statts Fest

Sunday 11/3

City Hotel: No Suds – Unitarian Universalist Church Of Savannah (4p, $20/25)

Trevor Clendenin – Jazz’d (7p)

Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 11/4

Jason Bible – Jazz’d (7p)

Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 11/5

Big Head Todd & The Monsters – Victory North (8p, $36)

Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe

Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 11/6

Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)

Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

McLeod, Timothy Eerie, Heavy Books – El Rocko


The Black Dahlia Murder, Depressor, and Knightsquatch @ Victory North – photos

“This place still smells new. Let’s piss all over everything and break it in!”

Ah, yes, it was definitely a metal show Friday at the new-ish Victory North, with devil horns, black tee shirts, and power chords galore. I mean, the pee thing suggestion from the headliner was an option, I guess, but I’d like to think most of the crowd was leaning toward “Holy crap, this size bands rarely come to Savannah, this place is pretty cool, maybe let’s not screw it up” instead. Good choice, in my opinion.

Fun night, with strong sets from locals Depressor and Knightsquatch, and a blistering set from long running Michigan death metal merchants The Black Dahlia Murder. Tons of new faces in the crowd (maybe a lot of out-of-towners?), a few crowd surfers, and, at times, a vigorous pit. Security seemed reasonable, discouraging crowd surfing and keeping an eye on the pit, but not being heavy handed (aka dicks) about it. Good job all around, everybody.

I took some photos, check em’ out. Or, you know, not.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 10/11/19 – 10/16/19

Friday 10/11
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Apparitions – Rail Pub (7p)
The Black Dahlia Murder, Depressor, Knightsquatch – Victory North
Drake Night – El Rocko
Chew – Congress Street Social Club
Mango Strange – Barrelhouse South

Saturday 10/12
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)
Cry Baby – El Rocko
Train Wrecks – Jinx
Ajeva – Barrelhouse South
Sweet Fever – Congress Street Social Club

Sunday 10/13
Jeremy J Riddle – Tubby’s River Street (6-9p)
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 10/14
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 10/15
Stan Ray – Jazz’d (7p)
City Hotel Acoustic Sessions – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 10/16
Allison Krauss – Johnny Mercer Theater (7:30p)
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

Liz Cooper & The Stampede and Parker Millsap at Victory North – photos

No, Liz Cooper & The Stampede and Parker Millsap did not play a double bill, but they both had recent gigs just two nights apart at Victory North, the new venue that is quickly transforming Savannah’s music landscape.

Liz Cooper & The Stampede brought their critically acclaimed psych rock for a great Monday night show, and two nights later, Parker Millsap played a solo gig with Victory North set up as a true listening room.

Our new contributor Dylan Kennedy shot some great photos from both nights:

Bragg Jam: Review + Photos

Bragg Jam is always my favorite festival I regularly attend–I love how spirited the whole downtown Macon area gets for it, there’s great food (shoutout to Doughboy Pizza and Taste & See Coffee Shop!), and the organizers always manage to keep everything running smoothly and on time, which isn’t always a given at festivals.


I was upset to not be able to make it to the shows on Friday–I had a prior commitment I couldn’t get out of. I was upset, as the Friday schedule was the best it’s been since they added a second day a few years back, and missing of Montreal is always a bummer. Nevertheless, I had a blast Saturday evening despite not getting in till a little later than I wanted (I suck at time management). 


The first act I saw ended up being my favorite–I had never managed to see American Aquarium before, which was weird because I love their studio stuff. Unsurprisingly, I loved them live just as much. I would’ve stayed longer for their set at the Capitol Theatre, but since I arrived in town late, I wanted to catch as many bands as possible.

Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips album release at El-Rocko – photos

Our new contributor Dylan Kennedy got some great shots of Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips‘ recent album release party at El-Rocko Lounge. If you haven’t been keeping up with this new project from Ty Thompson (best known around Savannah for his work with The Hypnotics), check out this rollicking track from the record:

Also, let me add that El-Rocko sure looks like fun when the bands bring in lights like this.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 9/19/19 – 9/25/19

Thursday 9/19
Mostly Goodspell 
– Tubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Ramona Quimby –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Eric Culberson Band –
Bayou Cafe
Talia Stewart w/ Laiken Love –
Wormhole
Preachervan, Psychotic Reaction, Forest Evil –
Jinx

Friday 9/20
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Jason Bible –
Tubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)
Tradewinds –
Jazz’d (7p)
Perpetual Groove, People’s Blues Of Richmond –
Victory North (8p)
Eric Culberson –
Warehouse (8p)
A Fragile Tomorrow covers Loveless/My Bloody Valentine –
El Rocko
Keith & Ross –
Congress Street Social Club
JD Music –
Molly MacPherson’s
Fiona Silver, Damn Jackals, Street Clothes –
Jinx
Easy Honey, Underground Springhouse –
Barrelhouse South

Saturday 9/21
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Eric Culberson, Rachael Shaner –
Warehouse
CAR –
Jazz’d (9p)
Lilakk, Willess –
Wormhole
Elliott Szabo –
Molly MacPherson’s
LaGoons –
Barrelhouse South

Sunday 9/22

  Danielle Hicks Band – Starland Yard (2p)
Eric Britt –
Jazz’d (7p)
Selwyn Birchwood –
Coach’s Corner (7p, free)
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 9/23
Drive-By Truckers –
Victory North (8p, $26)
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln
Castle Black, Jeff Two-Names, Heavy Books –
Jinx
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster, Spencer Thomas, Dustin Price –
El Rocko

Tuesday 9/24
Clouds and Satellites –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s
Twen, Babe Club –
El Rocko

Wednesday 9/25
Gino Castillo & The Cuban Cowboys –
Ships Of The Sea Latin Dance Party (6:30, $10)
Eric Britt –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 9/12/19 – 9/19/19

Thursday 9/12
City Hotel –
Tubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Bottles & Cans –
Bayou Cafe

Friday 9/13
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Danielle Hicks Band –
Rail Pub (7p)
The Accomplices –
Bluffton Roasting Room (8p)
The Sundogs Present: The Tom Petty Show –
Victory North (8p, $13)
Bottles & Cans –
Jazz’d (9p)
A Fragile Tomorrow covers Remain In Light (Talking Heads) – El Rocko
Liquid Ginger –
Congress Street Social Club
Magic Rocks –
Molly MacPherson’s
Voodoo Soup –
Dub’s

Saturday 9/14
Ben Keiser Band (12:30-3:30), Jason Bible (4:30-7:30) –
Ghost Coast Distillery Ultimate Tailgate & Bourbon Release
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Free Spirits Orchestra –
Jazz’d (9p)
Rev Bro Diddley & The Hips LP Release Show –
El Rocko
Little Vicious, Sick Ride, Mr. Wait, DJ Beatnik –
Jinx
The Orange Constant –
Barrelhouse South
Brian Bazemore –
Molly MacPherson’s

Sunday 9/15
Chameleon Brotherhood –
Starland Yard (2-5p)
Jason Bible –
Jazz’d (7p)
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 9/16
Eric Britt –
Wild Wing Cafe
Ford Natirboff –
Warehouse
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln
Nordista Freeze, Small Talk, Ember City –
El Rocko

Tuesday 9/17
City Hotel Solo Sessions –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Andrew Sovine’s Rhythm Method –
El Rocko (7-10p)
FEATHER –
Jazz’d (7p)
Greef, Sundog, Raine Raine –
Civvies
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 9/18
Stan Ray –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

Thursday 9/19
Mostly Goodspell –
Tubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Ramona Quimby –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Eric Culberson Band –
Bayou Cafe
Talia Stewart w/ Laiken Love –
Wormhole
Preachervan, Psychotic Reaction, Forest Evil –
Jinx

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 9/6/19 – 9/11/19

Friday 9/6
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Apparitions –
Rail Pub (7-10p)
Kyle Yardley Blues Band –
B&D Burgers
Fellowship of Love –
Jazz’d (9p)
Doc Ocular, Ember City –
Barrelhouse South
Train Wrecks –
Congress Street Social Club
Street Clothes, Mechanical River, Conor Donohue – El Rocko

Saturday 9/7
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Jefferson Fox –
Sentient Bean (8p)
Kyle Yardley –
Savannah Spirits (8p)
Kyle Yardley Blues Band –
Jazz’d (9p)
Liquid Ginger –
Boomy’s (9p)
Jitwam, Jacob Evans –
El Rocko
Clay Barker –
Barrelhouse South
Meatwound, Thunderclap –
Jinx ($5)

Sunday 9/8
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 9/9
Liz Cooper & The Stampede –
Victory North (8p)
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 9/10
Ford Natirboff –
Jazz’d (7p)
Louise Warren –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Big E and Ben Keiser –
Fiddler’s River Street
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 9/11
Turtle & The Heads –
Fiddler’s River Street
Parker Millsap –
Victory North (8p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

Passafire at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, Texas

Savannah’s own Passafire (everyone has moved away to other locales, but miss the lowcountry home that was their genesis) has been on another summer tour with fellow road-dogs Ballyhoo and Kash’d Out. Yesterday I had the chance to catch up with the guys, spend the day with friend, drummer, and illustrator (click on the link) Nick Kubley, and check out Dallas’ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill. A well attended show at the outdoor venue was one of the few left on this run, though they have a couple more Texas dates, some recording studio & down-time in New Orleans, and a final gig in Clemson, South Carolina still coming up over the next few weeks.

The following is a photo-post from Passafire’s portion of the show….

Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Summer Brewhaha Tour ’19
Passafire