The delay in getting this post up is not a reflection of the quality, energy, and attendance at the MusicFile Productions early December show at The Jinx with Family and Friends from Athens and local acts Curbdogs and Carpet Coats. Sometimes we’re just slackers. This might (maybe? someone correct me please) have been Carpet Coats’ final show, which is too bad for the local scene — the band’s quirky melodies, surprising covers, and upbeat energy had really started to grow on me.
It was announced during the show that Family and Friends will be returning to Savannah Stopover in March, and if you haven’t experienced the band’s high-energy folk rock, you really ought to see them in a small venue before your only choice is to see them in a large one.
Curbdogs’ loose garage rock always seemed a perfect fit for Hang Fire’s low stage, but the sound transitions just fine to the larger space at The Jinx.
Sarah, Caila, and I all took photos — a lot of photos — so here’s a gallery that includes shots from all of us (click on through for lots more):