Murder By Death opened their stellar set last week at The Jinx with “As Long As There Is Whiskey in the World” and then just rolled through the rest of the night. I don’t know when I’ve heard or seen a band with such a visceral grasp of pacing — the songs obviously stand out individually, but the cumulative effect is transcendent.
Murder By Death was brought to town by owner Susanne Guest Warnekros for The Jinx’s 10th anniversary. Now MBD is in the process of selling out three anniversary shows of their own. It’s been 10 years since Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them was released, and the band is celebrating with performances in Colorado at the Stanley Hotel, which inspired Stephen King’s The Shining. The band is selling 300 tickets per night. The Jinx holds fewer than 150.
We’re really lucky here in Savannah to see so many good bands in such small venues.
Here are two, with more after the jump (click for larger versions):