It looks like the downtown music in February (actually, started at the end of January) is gonna start fast and continue on until after the Stopover. After that, who knows? There were lots of good shows last week, including a great Rolling Stones cover set by Steepwater at the Barrelhouse, Thomas Oliver’s CD release party at the Wormhole (with probably the oldest crowd ever at the Wormhole, be proud if you were there), and a couple of exciting shows at the Jinx from two bands I had not seen before, Destroyer of Light (from Texas) and Street Clothes (local band). I think this week will have at least that many good shows, maybe even more. These are some of the shows you could catch this week.
Thursday 4th – Some of you may remember Quincy Mumford from Stopover a few years ago. I always try to catch some blues from Culberson every time I can.
Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why (Asbury Park funk-soul), Little Stranger – Barrelhouse South
Eric Culberson Band (Sav’h blues) – Bayou Cafe
Friday 5th – Too many shows to choose from tonight. A couple of early shows, if you make it out that soon. I was very impressed with Street Clothes last week (as was everyone I talked to). It is hard to miss the Queers when they come to town. And I am a sucker for a funk band and there will be a 4-time Grammy winning band!!! at the Social Club and a funk band at Barrelhouse with a trombone and violin. All of that and more than that to choose from tonight.
Cory Chambers (City Hotel singer/mandolin) – One-Eyed Lizzy’s (6-9)
Barracuda Duo – Foxy Loxy Cafe
Independents (Florence ska-punk), Gumps (Sav’h ukulele-punk), Ramba Rai, Street Clothes (Sav’h rock) – Wormhole ($8-12, 9p)
Gang Of Thieves (VT funk w/ trombone and violin), Steppin Stones (Sav’h rock) – Barrelhouse South
Charlie Fog Band (Sav’h Grateful Dead covers) – Molly MacPherson’s
Queers (NH punk rock legends), Antagonizers (Atlanta street punk), Jeff Two-Names & The Born Agains (Sav’h punk), Kick Flips – Jinx
Trae Pierce & The T Stone Band (Daytona Beach rock-funk) – Congress Street Social Club
Saturday 6th – Another big night tonight with lots of choices. I will be starting the night off at the Johnny Mercer, with the first of three music legends I will be seeing in February. There are several choices tonight, I will probably end the night with the Black Tusk, which is kinda the opposite of Diana Ross. But I am sure I will see a couple of shows in between.
Dianna Ross – Johnny Mercer Theater
Steep Canyon Rangers (Ashville Americana) – SMF Lineup Additions – Southbound Brewing ($30/35)
Missionary Blues, Robert Lee Coleman & The Night Owls, Big Mike & The Booty Papas – Knights Of Columbus ($20)
Sapphire Bullets Of Pure Love (Sav’h R&B/rock) – Coach’s Corner ($20)
Black Tusk (Sav’h metal), Royal Thunder (Atl rock), Savagist (Athens metal), Bask (Ashville heavy) – Jinx
Train Wrecks (Sav’h Americana) – Congress Street Social Club
Gen. Patton & The Heads of State (Sav’h rock) – Molly MacPherson’s
Orange Constant (Statesboro rock), Banana Bunnies (Alpharetta alt-rock) – Barrelhouse South
Liquid Ginger (Sav’h rock) – Boomy’s
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra (Atlanta) – Savannah Cocktail Co. (10 Whitaker St, 10p)
Craig Tanner & Mr. Williams Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln
Ray Lundy (Bottles & Cans frontman) – Jazz’d
Vanessa Silberman (Los Angeles American folk rock) – Foxy Loxy Cafe
Ben Keiser Band (Sav’h blues) – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe