CUSSES turns 5 on Friday night with a big show at The Jinx.
Angel, Brian, and Bryan get the teen idol treatment from Anna Chandler (a former hissing lawns contributor, of course) in this week’s Connect Savannah, and Joshua Peacock (a current hissing lawns contributor) chronicles the band’s explosive growth in this week’s Do Savannah (available in Thursday’s Savannah Morning News).
I’ve lost count of the many times I’ve been able to see, hear, and feel CUSSES’ throbbing rock and roll, and I’ve also lost count of the number of times Angel and I have discussed ways to make Savannah’s music scene stronger. I’ve just done a lot of writing and talking about that topic, but Angel and CUSSES have done far more — they’ve planned gigs, organized festivals, nurtured young bands from Savannah and surrounding areas (like our friends Heyrocco in Charleston), and toured to great receptions in other cities.
CUSSES’ first gig was at The Jinx five years ago — check out this pic by Andrew Brodhead — so it’s fitting that the Congress Street club will be the venue for Friday’s show.
And, a new song available for download:
Not surprisingly, CUSSES has chosen to celebrate the anniversary with a couple of young bands on the rise — Wet Socks and Crazy Bag Lady, both favorites of contributors to this blog. Doors on Friday open at 9, music at 10 (Angel usually runs a pretty tight ship). A few photos from over the years of CUSSES, and then Crazy Bag Lady and Wet Socks (i.e., there are a shit ton of photos after the jump):