The Jinx sold out last Friday night for a tremendous show headlined by J Roddy Walston & The Business with Avers opening. I’d seen both bands at Savannah Stopover gigs (J Roddy in 2014 and Avers in 2015) but Friday’s show surpassed my very high expectations. (Friday’s show was booked by Stopover parent company MusicFile Productions.)
Avers from Richmond plays a kind of high-energy, straight-up rock and roll that we really don’t see much of in Savannah. We get various kinds of heavy rock, Americana rock, even bluesy rock — but not like the fast-paced music of Avers, a 6-person band with impressive versatility. The show actually started on time — just a few minutes after 10 p.m. — so the joint was pretty thin when they took the stage, but Avers quickly demanded notice. (Also, bonus points: a super fun band to photograph.)
Check out Avers’ new single “Vampire”:
J Roddy Walston & The Business’ third album Essential Tremors is a hit with fans and critics, and Walston has established himself as a charismatic, hypnotic frontman. Walston led the foursome through a 90-minute set that rocked the house.
I took a lot of photos, and so did Sarah — so look for a second gallery soon. Lots more after the jump: