Well, I guess SCAD is back into session this week. I hope that some of you reading this will “share” this page, as I am hoping to spread the word to some of those new SCAD students to “like” the hissing lawns Facebook page. This site has several writers and photographers that cover many different aspects of the local music scene. If one follows hissing lawns and picks up a Connect Savannah weekly, you should be pretty well informed about most of the going-ons happening in the downtown music scene.
This week is another music-packed week downtown. Don’t forget that the Savannah Jazz Festival will be going on all weekend at Forsyth Park. Thursday is my favorite night of the festival, Blues Night, but the rest of the festival will be enjoyable as well.
This week will be another exciting week, with many fun shows. These are some of my recommendations for some shows to try to catch while you are out and about this week.
Thursday 9/25 – I will be starting the night out at Forsyth Park for the Jazz Festival to catch Eric Culberson, followed by the legendary Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters’ guitarist from ’73-’80) and most of Shemikia Copeland. Then I’ll head back to Congress Street and bounce around for a bit.
Eric Culberson (7p), Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin (8:15), Shemikia Copeland Band (9:30) – Savannah Jazz Festival in Forstyth Park
Chop Tops (rockabilly from Santa Cruz) – Jinx
TimeCop vs DangerSnake (Matt & Zac from the Accomplices) – Molly MacPherson’s
Les Racquet (Brooklyn rock) – Barrelhouse South ($10)
Friday 9/26 – This night has too many choices. There are several shows going on at the same time, not sure where I will end up. These are some of the possibilities. Make sure to try to catch one of Savannah’s best and most unique bands, Velvet Caravan at Forsyth for an early show.
Velvet Caravan (6p) – Savannah Jazz Festival at Forsyth Park
Danielle Hicks a& The 8-Ohm Band – Rail Pub (6-9)
Ambrose (Savannah R&B) – Blowin’ Smoke (7p)
Shonen Knife (japanese girl punk), COEDS (Savannah rawk n’ roll) – Dollhouse Studios ($10 advance, $15 at door)
Accomplices, Waits & Co – Jinx ($5, some of Savannah’s best Americana groups, Accomplices to open)
Jubee & The Morning After (space yacht funk) – Congress Street Social Club
Wet Socks, Couches, Culture Vulture, Beneath Trees – Hang Fire
Saturday 9/27 – Not as many tough choices tonight, but this will be a fun night. I’ll probably start the night heading down to River Street for a little country & western at the Warehouse, then head over to the Jinx for a great night of music with two excellent bands. In between, I will probably catch a little of the weird rock at Barrelhouse. Who knows, I might even make it to Congress Street Social Club for a little rap.
Damon & The Shitkickers – Warehouse
American Hologram (Americana from Savannah), City Hotel (Savannah bluegrass) – Jinx
Omingnome – Barrelhouse South
Werdlife Of Dope Sandwich – Congress Street Social Club
Sunday 9/28 – Looks like an Americana afternoon followed with some guitar rock at the Barrelhouse.
Waits & Co – Moon River (5p)
Daryl Hance Power Trio – Barrelhouse South
Tuesday 9/30 – A night of music from one of Savannah’s best singer-songwriters at a very unique venue.
Greg Williams – Foxy Loxy Cafe (8p-11p)