I’ve written before about the versatility of T. Hardy Morris and the southern grunge of the flat-out awesome 2015 album Hardy & The Hardknocks: Drownin On A Mountaintop (buy it here). I’ve seen Morris perform five times, I think, in various projects in the last few years, so I was super-stoked for his return with The Hardknocks to The Jinx in mid-December in the final show of the year from MusicFile Productions (parent company of Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest).
I also did a rare hissing lawns interview with Morris before the show, which will be posted soon.
While Hardy & The Hardknocks furiously ripped through their set, a former student of mine who’d never seen Hardy perform walked up to me and pretty much summed it up: “That little motherfucker is amazing.”
We also love Breakers here at hissing lawns — the new Savannah band that seems to be channeling the best of the New Wave. Holden has written about Breakers here and here.
Justin Osborne opened with some staggeringly good songs that he also performs with Charleston-based SUSTO. What a songwriter.
Osborne’s set was marred, however, by some really loud women who were clustered by the bar near the stage — we’re hardly schoolmarmish around here, but, seriously, a guy with a guitar can’t compete with that volume.
Tom and I both took some shots — there are more of all three acts after the jump.