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

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 8/29/19 – 9/4/19

Thursday 8/29
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Clouds & Satellites –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse (8p)
Jezebel Heart Duo –
220 Speakeasy
Eric Culberson Band –
Bayou Cafe
In The Whale, Sins of Godless Men –
Jinx

Friday 8/30
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Turtle & The Heads –
B&D Burgers (7p)
Train Wrecks –
Jazz’d (9p)
Phillip Wise Band –
Molly MacPherson’s
Trae Pierce & The T-Stones, Roadhouse –
Barrelhouse South
Jezebel Heart, Alex Culbreth, Brooks Hubbard –
Jinx

Saturday 8/31
Squash –
Two Tides Block Party (5-10p)
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Magic Rocks, Anders Thomsen Trio, Ember City, Little Ozzy –
Railapalooza @ Rail Pub ($20/25?, 4-10p)
Kyle Yardley –
Warehouse (8p)
Whiskey & Wine –
Jazz’d (9p)
The Love Cats, Heavy Books, Garbage Dog –
Wormhole
Elliott Szabo –
Molly MacPherson’s
Bencoolen –
Barrelhouse South
Supersuckers, Rev Bro Diddley & The Holy Scares –
Jinx ($15/20)
The Minks, She Returns From War, Dustin Price –
El Rocko

Sunday 9/1
Voodoo Soup
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 9/2
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln
Jail Socks, Kennedy Curse, Red/Eye –
El Rocko

Tuesday 9/3
Weedeater, Beitthemeans, Prowess –
Jinx (7p “sharp”)
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 9/4
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s
Mega Bog, Small Talk, Buddy Chapman Jr. –
El Rocko

Athfest Days 1-2: photos + review

Apologies with the lateness–I bought a house right around the time of Athfest and so I’ve been without internet for a bit, not to mention busy with moving and various home improvement projects!

Athfest is a weekend-long festival in Athens, Georgia celebrating local and national acts. Proceeds fund Athfest Educates, a nonprofit supporting arts and music education in local schools.

As always, Athfest was a blast this year. This is always one of my favorite festivals, though I live in Athens, so I’m maybe a bit biased. The first act I saw was on Washington Street’s outdoor stage just outside the iconic 40 Watt. Pip the Pansy (formerly known as WRENN), a self-described “rainbow pop” artist, is from Atlanta but now based out of Athens & has become one of the staples of the town’s pop scene. I caught just the tail end of her set, but as always, she was a confident blur of color and smiles. Her trademark flower-covered piano is always a hit with the crowd.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 8/23/19 – 8/28/19

Friday 8/23
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Rail Pub (7p)
Voodoo Soup –
Savannah Spirits Speakeasy (7:30p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Cosmic Collective –
Jazz’d (9p)
Trey Lewis –
Barrelhouse South
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Molly MacPherson’s
Jeff 2 Names and the Born Agains, Dial Drive, Forest Evil –
Jinx
Daddy’s Beemer, Cry Baby, Enen, Whitehall –
El Rocko
Lilakk, Mahalo –
Wormhole

Saturday 8/24
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Voodoo Soup –
Jazz’d (9p)
Uncommon Legends –
Barrelhouse South
Evan Stepp & The Piners, Pink Stones –
Jinx

Sunday 8/25
High Velocity –
Wild Wing (5p)
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 8/26
Stan Ray –
Wild Wing
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 8/27
Clouds & Satellites –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 8/28
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s
Xulu Prophet Open Mic –
Barrelhouse South

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.