I hope everyone survived New Year’s Eve. I would like to suggest y’all make a New Year’s resolution of seeing more music. For those of you that have to be in early, I’d like to point out that on Friday, the Bean exhibit (6-9p) followed by supper and the Accomplices (8pm) [see below rescheduling, but still a good idea] at Dub’s gets you home by 10pm. Or you could go to Greg Williams at Foxy Loxy on Tuesday (8pm) and be in early too. And I can tell you the tacos are delicious at Foxy Loxy. Good music does not ALWAYS happen after midnight. It looks like 2014 is starting off pretty busy. Looking ahead, I see lots of good shows coming up throughout January. These are the shows I recommend/ hope to go to this week.
Stan Ray – Warehouse – Acoustic show from the drummer of the Accomplices
Pluff Mudd – Molly MacPherson’s – Matt and Zac from the Accomplices.
Eric Culberson – Bayou Café – I really like seeing a blues band in this River Street location
Savannah Rocks! Bulletin Board Opening Night – Sentient Bean (6-9) – This group has been collecting Savannah music memorabilia and is going to post the pictures on a giant bulletin board. The board will be at the Bean throughout January, moves to Blick Art in March. You can bring pictures or other memorabilia and they will copy (free of charge) and place on the display.
Accomplices – Dub’s Pub (8PM) – Start your year off right with some Accomplices music. It’s an early show and they have good food.
Drunk Uncle Friday – Dub’s Pub (8pm) – Some of the Accomplices couldn’t make it to the show, but this should be just as fun. And could be a fitting name for this one-off band of Matt Eckstine and Stan Ray from the Accomplices, with Eric Dunn of the Train Wrecks and Cory Chambers of City Hotel. You better be prepared for a good party at this show.
General Patton & the Heads of State – Molly MacPherson’s (10p) – Good dance rock band from the guitarist of Domino Effect
The Silver Palms, Blackrune – Jinx (10p) – Guitar rock, I enjoyed the video on Youtube. I’ve only seen Blackrune once.
Night Idea, Fight Cloud, Wet Socks – Hang Fire (10p) – I don’t know two of the bands, but I definitely recommend Wet Socks, a Savannah-based garage rock duo
Hitman – Bayou Café – More blues at the Bayou
Versatile – Congress Street Social Club (10p) – R&B group, if you like to dance, bounce from here to Molly’s and you will get your fill
Epic Cycle – Congress Street Social Club – I always enjoy seeing this jam rock trio
Story’s End – Molly MacPherson’s (10p) – Three piece, keyboards, guitar, and bongos. Video sounded okay, I think I will like it.
Velvet Caravan – Jazz’d – Not my favorite venue, but I really like this band. Gypsy-jazz at its best.
Sincerely, Iris – Jazz’d – One of this singer-songwriter’s increasingly rare gigs around here, he has relocated to North Carolina.
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club – Big E. and a rotating group of veteran musicians play some good party-rock.
Greg Williams – Foxy Loxy Cafe (8-11p) – This should be a very entertaining show. Greg is a talented singer-songwriter and I suspect this will be a perfect venue to see him.