Larry Jack’s Magical Music Isolation Tour

Thursday 4/30 

The War and Treaty, 4 p.m.

The Train Wrecks, “We Roll On” Video Premiere, 5 p.m.

Friday 5/1

Roy Swindelle, 7 p.m.

Moon River Opera, 7:30 p.m.

Lyn Avenue, 8 p.m.

Love from Philly featuring Kurt Vile, G. Love, Man Man, etc.

Saturday 5/2

Matt Eckstine, 7:30 p.m.

Sqaush, 7:30 p.m.

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood live from the Grand Ole Opry, 7:30 p.m.

Jackson and Maggie Evans, 8 p.m.

Jason Bible, 10 p.m.

Sunday 5/3

Walter Parks, 9 a.m.

Eric Britt and Andrew Sovine, 3 p.m.

Monday 5/4

Tuesday 5/5

Tommy Holland @ Hull Park, 7 p.m. (Live in-person with social distancing rules in place. Keep 6-feet between you and another. And wear a fucking mask.)

Wednesday 5/6

Jeff Two Names, 7:30 p.m.

Georgia Kyle, 8:30 p.m.

Larry Jack’s Magical COVID Shows

Hey everybody,

I am going to try putting this post up and see what happens. I find it very difficult to find what shows are online, I’m hoping that maybe some of you can find some or find them easier. I thought I would put a post with the few shows I can find and hope that people will add upcoming shows in the comments. If people add shows, I will periodically update the post. It will not work if no one adds any shows, so please feel free to add any shows you are putting on or know about.

Friday 4/17

City Hotel – 8p

Roy Swindell – 7p

Lulu The Giant – 7:30p

Lyn Avenue – 8p

Ray Tomasino – 9:30p

Saturday 4/18

Sarah Poole – 6:30p

Matt Eckstine – 7:30p

Danielle Hicks & Ben Keiser – 7:30p

High Velocity – 8p

Maggie & Jackson Evans – 8p

Jason Bible – 9p

Sunday 4/19

Walter Parks – 10a

Keystone Postcard – 1p

Jason Bible – 9p

Monday 4/22

CC Witt – 8p

Tuesday 4/21

Sarah Poole – 6:30p

Seldom Sober – 8p

Wednesday 4/22

Keystone Postcard – 4p

Georgia Kyle – 8:30p

Daily shows

Sean Moloney – 5p

Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – 6p

Larry Jack’s Savannah Stopover “Schedule”

Hi everybody,
It’s time for the happiest day of the year, the first day of Stopover. On Thursday, we are still in good health and feel like we are invincible. By Saturday, we look a little beat up and not feeling so great. I guess this is not really a schedule, it’s more a list of who I wish I could see. Hopefully, I won’t hurt myself trying to do it.
I would like to remind everyone to make sure to eat while you are out this weekend. And if you can get in a couple of non-alcoholic beverages while you are out and about, that would be a good idea.
I hope everyone has a Happy Stopover. I am pretty sure I will.

3/5/2020 – Thursday
Country Mice – Ships of the Sea
Tall Tall Trees – Ships of the Sea
Bones of JR Jones – Ships of the Sea
Donna Savage – Jinx
Acid Carousel – Social
MammaBear – Jinx
Neighbor Lady – Social
Linqua Franqa – El Rocko
The Cowboys – Jinx
Honey Island Swamp Band – Service Brewing
Elf Power – El Rocko
High Divers – Social
Omni – Jinx

3/6/2020 – Friday
Tall Tall Trees – Peregrin
Palace Doctor – Social
Parker Gispert – SOTS
Devotchka – Trinity
Jeremie Albino – SOTS
Pink Stones – Service
Shovels & Rope – SOTS
Sam Doores Band – Service Brewing
Honey Cutt – El Rocko
Shaken Nature – Jinx
Forrest Isn’t Dead – Club One
Bones of JR Jones – Drayton Hotel
Glove – Jinx
Nude Party – Service Brewing
Courier Club – Social
Palm Palm – Jinx

3/7/2020 – Saturday
Contours – Savoy Society
Good Dog Nigel – El Rocko
Whiskey Wolves of The West – Jinx
Red Clay Strays – Jinx
Mind Shrine – El Rocko
Kate Bollinger – El Rocko
Mobros – Wayward
Sir Woman – SOTS
Tristen – Trinity
Durand Jones – SOTS
Sierra Ferrell – Trinity
Caamp – SOTS
Death Hags – Club One
Rev Bro Diddley & The Hips – Jinx
Bendigo Fletcher – El Rocko
And The Kids – Service Brewing
Nordista Freeze – Jinx
The Districts – Service Brewing
Illiterate Light – Jinx
Motherfolk – El Rocko

Larry Jack’s Stopover Show History

Hi everybody,
As you may have guessed, I am getting pretty excited for Stopover X this weekend. I find it hard to believe it will be ten years. I have always said a festival just like this in my hometown would be my first wish if I find that genie in a bottle.
I went to the Stopover Photography Exhibit last week and it got me reminiscing about old Stopover shows. So of course I gathered a list of all the old shows I have seen. If anyone actually happens to look at this list, I hope it brings back some good memories for them, like researching several of these shows did for me.
PS – Of course this is not a list of all the Stopover Shows, but it’s a pretty good cross-section. And if anyone’s wondering but didn’t feel like counting, my Stopover show total is 301. I think I owe Kayne Lanahan a drink for all the good times.

Sonia’s Leigh – Wormhole
KidSyc@Brandywine – Jinx
Das Rascist – Jinx

Sanders Bohlke – Pei Ling
Winter Sounds – Pei Ling
We Are Trees – Hang Fire
Cheyenne Marie Mize – Jinx
Country Mice Jinx
Gringo Starr – Jinx
Free Candy – Live Wire
Howler – Live Wire
Lady Lazarus – Civvies
Oryx & Crake – Civvies
Amen Dunes – Hang Fire
The Shaniqua Brown Band – Jinx
Fake Problems – Jinx
Aux Arc – Hang Fire
Repeat- Jinx
Birds Of Avalon – Wormhole
Prince Rama – Hang Fire
Cusses – Jinx
Country Mice – Jinx

Country Mice – Blowin Smoke
Sunglasses – Hang Fire
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx
Heaven’s Jail – Pei Ling
Little Gold – Pei Ling
Buried Beds – Jinx

Dinosaur Feathers – Telfair Square
Oberhofer – Telfai Square
Each Other – Jinx
Oberhofer – Jinx

Elwins- SOTS
Speak – SOTS
Jukebox The Ghost – SOTS
Quilt – Loco’s
Cavemen – Loco’s
Hooded Fang – Congress St Social
X-Ray Eyeballs – Jinx
Prince Rama – Dosha
Turbo Fruits – Jinx

Quincy Mumford – Blowin Smoke
Country Mice – Congress St Social
Tony Beasley – Jinx
Whaleboat- Jinx
Savoir Adore – Live Wire
Christ, Lord – Blown Smoke
Brown Bird – Blowin Smoke
Grimes – Jepson
Preacher And The Knife – Jinx
Girl In A Coma – Wormhole
The Men – Jinx

Train Wrecks – Blowin Smoke
The Head – Blowin Smoke
Free Candy – Jinx
Quincy Mumford – Congress St Social
The Preservation – Congress St Social
The Hill & Wood – Congress St Social
Anders & The Shitkickers – Jinx
Sanders Bohlke – Telfair
Country Mice – SOTS
War On Drugs – SOTS
Janka Nabay – Loco’s
Pujol – Jinx
Love Language – Jinx

Chelsea Cromwell Band – Richard Lane’s Pad

Last Bison – SOTS
William Tyler – SOTS Parking Lot
Ben Sollee – SOTS
Merchandise – Knights Of Columbus
Chelsea Light Moving – Knights Of Columbus
Hunters – Taco Abajo
Kopecky Family Band – Congress St Social
Mac Demarco – Jinx

Filligar – B&D Burgers
Friend Roulette – Hang Fire
Sweat And Shakes – Hang Fire
Of Montreal – Forsyth Park
Alex Bleeker & The Freaks – Jinx
Suzans – Club One
Country Mice – Jinx

Lovely Locks – Hang Fire
Christopher Paul Snelling – B&D Burgers
Country Mice – B&D Burgers
Colorfeels – Taco Abajo
Whaleboat – Knights Of Columbus
Ponderosa – Knights Of Columbus
Beach Day – Hang Fire
Whigs – Knights Of Columbus
Roadkill Ghost Choir – B&D Burgers
Milkstains- Hang Fire

Good Graeff – Knights Of Columbus
St Paul & The Broken Bones – Knights Of Columbus
Fare The Gap – Hang Fire
Bear Hands – Knights Of Columbus
Black Cadillacs – Congress St Social
J. Roddy Walston & The Business – Congress St Social
Kylesa – Jinx

Triathalon – Congress St Social
WoolFolk – Jinx
Accomplices – Moon River
This Mountain – Moon River
River Whyless – Moon River
July Talk – Knights Of Columbus
Starlight Girls – Hang Fire
Big Ups – Jinx
Black Taxi – Club One
Thomas Wynn & The Believers – Congress St Social
TEEN – Hang Fire

Mumbledust – Congress St Social
COEDS – Knights Of Columbus
City Hotel – Moon River
Have Gun Will Travel – Jinx
Wild Child – Moon River
Whiskey Gentry – Jinx
Clear Plastic Masks – Ellis Square
Weeks – Ellis Square
Ambrose – Jinx
ExHex – Hang Fire
Peelander-Z – Jinx

Turbo Fruits – Charles Morris Center
Southern Culture On The Skids – Charles Morris Center
Beneath Trees – Hang Fire
Paving Gravy – Trinity
Nightingale News – Congrees St Social
Corners – Hang Fire
Alanna Royale – Jinx
ISHI – Club One
Pitchback Brass Band – Jinx

Christopher Paul Stelling – Trinity
Fire Mountain – Ampersand
White Violet – Congress St Social
Beach Day – Jinx
Emilyn Brodsky – Hang Fire
Amythyst Kiah – Jepson
Caleb Caudle – Trinity
Family & Friends – Ampersand
Tall Tall Trees – Abe’s
Bombadil – Trinity
Grounders – Hang Fire
Crazy Bag Lady – Jinx
Turbo Fruits – Hang Fire
Capsula – Jinx
Fly Golden Eagle – Congress St Social
Dumpstafunk – Wild Wing Cafe

This Mountain – The Grey
Black Water Choir – Ampersand
AM Rodriguez – Hang Fire
Lilly Hiatt – Wild Wing Cafe
Las Rosas – Jinx
Grand Vapids – Hang Fire
Emily Brodsky – Stopover VIP Lounge
Justin Collins – Jinx
Weather – Congress St Social
Lace Curtains- Hang Fire
Parlour Tricks – Trinity
Matthew E. White – Trinity
San Fermin – Trinity
Kickback – Wild Wing Cafe
Buxton – Congress St Social
Terror Pigeons! – Club One
Lee Bains & The Glory Fires – Congress St Social
French Horn Rebellion – Hang Fire
Diarrhea Planet – Jinx
Repeat- Wild Wing Cafe

Breakers – SOTS
Sun Club – SOTS
Ra Ra Riot – SOTS
Quiet Hollars – Trinity
Chrome Pony – Congress St Social
Acid Dad – Ampersand
Faux Ferocious – Jinx
Chief Scout – Congress St Social
Gotobeds – Ampersand
Go!Zilla – Jinx
Shipla Ray – Wild Wing Cafe
White Reaper – Jinx

Motel Ray – Congress St Social
Christopher Paul Stelling – Jinx
Sydney Eloise & The Palms – Congress St Social
Lucette – Jinx
Tedo Stone – Congress St Social
Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Trinity
Mercury Girls – Rail Pub
Bruiser Queen – Rail Pub
Washer – Jinx
Great Peacock – SOTS
Lucy Darcus – Wild Wing Cafe
Heaters – Rail Pub
Capsula – Trinity
Honduras – Congress St Social
Yuck – Wild Wing Cafe
No BS! Brass Band – Jinx

High Divers – The Grey
Street Clothes – Rail Pub
Dosti Music Project – Trinity
Oxen Free – Jinx
Ancient Cities – Rail Pub
Joy Again – Wild Wing Cafe
Futurebirds – Artists Lounge
Your Friend – Wild Wing Cafe
Ancient Warfare – Congress St Social
Blank Range – SOTS
Haybaby – Rail Pub
Beverly – Rail Pub
Susto – SOTS
The Hip Abduction – Congress St Social
Capsula – Jinx

The Dig – SOTS
Kishi Bashi – SOTS
Chief Scout – Stopover Headquarters
Chain Of Flowers – Jinx
repeat repeat – Wild Wing Cafe
Ezra Furman – El Rocko
Hockey Dad – Wild Wing Cafe
JEFF The Brotherhood – Jinx

Tall Tall Trees – Jinx
Wreckless Eric – Jinx
Gracie & Racheal – Trinity
Alanna Royale – SOTS
Lee Fields & The Expressions – SOTS
Vita & The Woolf – El Rocko
Cusses – Congress St Social
Deanoti Parks – Club One
DTCV – Congress St Social
A Tribe Called Red – Club One

Bones Of JR Jones – Jinx
Best Behavior – El Rocko
Nellie Pearl – Congress St Social
Charly Bliss – El Rocko
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx
Wreckless Eric – Emmaus House
Big Mama Shakes – Congress St Social
Say Brother – Congress St Social
Country Mice – Congress St Social
Ron Gallo – El Rocko
Weaves – El Rocko

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics – SOTS
Larkin Poe – SOTS
A Deer A Horse – El Rocko
Sun Parade – Barrelhouse South
Isaac Smith – Jinx
Friggs – El Rocko
Stoop Kids – Congress St Social
Vita & The Wolf – Club One
Cave Singers – Jinx
Shopping – El Rocko
Okey Dokey – Barrelhouse South

Caleb Caudel – Edgar’s Proof & Provisions
Wilder Maker – Congress St Social
Nancy Druid – Barrelhouse South
Lily Hiatt – SOTS
Muckers – Barrelhouse South
Caroline Rose – SOTS
Honduras – Barrelhouse South
Illegal Drugs – El Rocko
Bones Of JR Jones – Jinx
Low Cut Connie – Congress St Social

Liz Cooper & The Stampede – Jinx
Wild Moccasins – El Rocko
Nude Party – Barrelhouse South
Sam Lewis – Trinity
Colter Wall – Trinity
Gus Dapperton – SOTS
Of Montreal – SOTS
Mo Lawda – Congress St Social
Ratboys – Congress St Social
Acid Dad – Jinx
The War & Treaty – Trinity
Vunderbar – Congress St Social
Bat Fangs – Jinx
Twisty Cats – Club One
Pylon Reenactment Society – Jinx

Lucy Darcus – SOTS
Valley Gals – El Rocko
Damn Jackyls – Congress St Social
The Minks – Service Brewing
Faux Ferocious – El Rocko
Ruen Brothers – Jinx
The Mystery Lights – El Rocko
Dan Luke & The Raid – Barrelhouse South

Underhill Family Orchestra – Jinx
Dead Soft – Congress St Social
Andrew Combs – Service Brewing
Deerhunter – SOTS
Well Wisher – Jinx
Dope KNife – El Rocko
Weakened Friends – Jinx
Priests – Jinx
Sleepwalkers – Congress St Social

Teddy & The Rough Riders – Jinx
Michigan Rattlers – Jinx
Basically Nancy – Congress St Social
Pinc Louds – Peregrin
Pylon Reenactment Society – SOTS
The Joy Formidable – SOTS
Bad Bad Hats – El Rocko
Spider Bags – Jinx
Mike Krol – Jinx

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 2/28/20 – 3/4/20

Friday 2/28
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Anders Thomsen Trio – Rail Pub (6p)
Sister Ivy – Sentient Bean (7p)
Individually Twisted – Warehouse (8p)
Country Westerns, Teddy & The Rough Riders, Dustin Price – El Rocko
Smoochyface, Jet Phase, Ember City – Wormhole
Neutral Snap – Barrelhouse South
JD Music Group – Wild Wing Cafe (11p)

Saturday 2/29
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)
Cory Chambers Band (Album Release) – Sentient Bean (7p)
Brady & The Bazookas – Warehouse (8p)
Brent Cobb – Victory North (8p)
Black Magic Flower Power, Sick Ride – El Rocko (9:30p, $10)
Trae Pierce & The T-Stones, Adam & The Testifiers – Barrelhouse South
Charlie Fog Band – Congress Street Social Club
Squash – Molly MacPherson’s
Magic Rocks – Wild Wing Cafe (11p)

Sunday 3/1
Lyn Avenue, Transit Soul – Savannah Songwriters Series at Coach’s Corner (7p)
Whiskey & Wine – Prohibition (8p)
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 3/2
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 3/3
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Jason Bible – Warehouse (8p)
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe

Wednesday 3/4

Lyn Avenue – Starland Yard (6p)
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

The High Divers take Texas

Admittedly The High Divers may be my favorite band to come out of the lowcountry in the last decade, and upon hearing that they were finally headed out to Texas gave me a boost. While Dallas certainly has a ton of local, and touring musicians in the year and a half that I’ve been here I haven’t found the depth of soul that the brackish water back home seems to inspire. Locals tell me that what I’m looking for is more likely to be heard a thirty minute drive away in Fort Worth.

I first was made aware of this talented quartet by my good friend Kurtis Schumm of Tybee Island Social Club infamy. The artist/musician/restauranteur thought that they’d be a great fit for the now shuttered Trinity Sanctuary Concert series, and after catching them at a local Savannah performance I immediately reached out and booked them. On that hallowed ground they blew me away with their camaraderie, professionalism, and incredible songwriting, mixing up a variety of genres into their sound. Since that date it’s been a pleasure to watch (from a distance) these musicians put in the cross-country mileage, pounding out show after show, and continuing to write inspiring original music.

Before their Dallas show this weekend I had a moment to catch up with Luke Mitchell, the frontman and red-bearded rapscallion on the band’s latest news that they have signed with management (Blind Ambition Management), recently wrapped up a short tour with Cicada Rhythm, and plan to keep pushing on down the road to more dates. One of the hardest working bands I’ve worked with, these troubadours deserve all of the success they’ve received thus far, and what undoubtedly will continue to come their way. If you hear of The High Divers coming to your town make sure to catch them while you still can in intimate settings as I’m sure that won’t be the case for much longer.

The following are photos from their performance in Dallas, Texas at The Rustic Dallas. I hope the Lone Star State gets more chances in the future!

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.