First things first: Modrag is pronounced “mod-drag” according to the band’s Facebook page — not “moe-drag”.
Modrag is a young foursome out of Austin — a little garage, a little pop, some psychedelia. They were excellent in front of a relatively small but totally turned on crowd at The Jinx on Congress Street here in Savannah on Saturday night. When the band had apparently finished their set, I was glad to see Gil Cruz tell them to keep playing.
And then Savannah duo Wet Socks took over — their first gig at The Jinx after probably dozens around the corner at Hang Fire — and pretty much tore things up, both figuratively and literally. The set was shortened by some technical problems, but I’m sure we’ll see John, Hunter, and Hunter’s hair on the big stage again (despite the fact that they’re so slacker that they haven’t updated their Facebook page in over two months).
Here at hissing lawns, we’re pretty excited to hear Wet Socks’ upcoming record on Retro Futurist.
More photos of both Wet Socks and Modrag after the jump.