Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour 7/25/14 – 7/29/14

Hey guys,
There was plenty of good music around last weekend, something for every taste. I caught a punk show at Hang Fire last Wednesday (Downtown Boys, Crazy Bag Lady, also Wet Socks). There was reggae at Molly’s on Friday with Kota Mundi (enjoyed seeing Paxton Willis on drums again). And I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed seeing Major & The Monbacks, an eight-piece R&B soul band from Roanoke, VA, where I even bought a T-shirt! And the rock show at the Jinx on Wednesday (The Black Cadillacs, Thomas Wynn & The Believers) was excellent.

There are several good shows this week, as always. There are several tough choices on Friday, a big show at Ampersand, Bragg Jam participants Mantras at Congress Street Social, and American Aquarium at Jinx. I am not sure where I will end up. But I am sure where I will be on Saturday. There is a Stopover-sponsored bus going to the Bragg Jam Festival in Macon, GA. I have always said the Savannah Stopover was like Christmas for me, so I guess the Bragg Jam is like Christmas in July? This Festival will consist of 57 bands on 14 stages in Macon. This should be right up my alley, I hope it doesn’t kill me.

Here are some other recommendations for the week.

Friday 25th
Waits & Co. – Blowin’ Smoke
American Aquarium (alt-country from Raleigh), Opossum Holler – Jinx
Quimby Mountain Band, Torch Runner, Morning Cloak, Broken Glow, Culture Vulture, Sara ClashAmpersand ($5)
Winter Sounds, Grand Vapids, Fare The GapHang Fire
MantrasCongress Street Social Club
I Want Whiskey, City HotelTybee Social Club

Saturday 26th
Bragg Jam – If you like reading this blog, you should be on the bus
Joe NelsonBlowin’ Smoke
2Tone FishWorld of Beer
Jon Lee & The ApparitionsBoomy’s
HitmanMolly MacPherson’s
New York Disco Villians, Seaboard Stompers Jinx
Train WrecksCongress Street Social Club

Sunday 27th
Savannah SongwritersJohnny Harris Restaurant – Anna Chandler, Isaac Smith, Rachel Shaner. Thomas Oliver (6p, all ages)
Voodoo SoupCongress Street Social Club (10p)
Dr. Dan & The LootersBarrelhouse (9:30p)

Monday 28th
Casket GirlsGraveface Records (8p, RSVP only)

Tuesday 29th
Holy Shadow, Koala Tea Time Graveface Records (7p, all ages)
Ray LundyFoxy Loxy Cafe