Those Darlins played their first ever Savannah gig on Friday night in a packed, rowdy, amazingly fun show at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The 12:30 a.m. show capped day 2 of the 2014 Savannah Stopover. Sometimes when you’re excited to see great acts, there’s a bit of a letdown when you finally see them — but not with Those Darlins.
I don’t know why or how the Nashville-based rock band had never played Savannah before — let’s hope Friday’s great audience response gets them back here soon. If you’re not familiar with Those Darlins, check out the sound.
Well they’re not naked like on the cover of their latest album Blur the Line, but Those Darlins are a great subject for photography. The Knights of Columbus was so packed that I didn’t really make any effort to move around — and I don’t think I could have dared walk away from the eyes of lead singer Jessi Zazu, who has a remarkable stage presence and a crazily expressive face. A few here (click for larger versions), with more after the jump: