Normally a bastion for everything heavy and loud, The Jinx has always been a haven for punks and the like as well. And with the near constant flux of venues in the city, a steady hub is a much needed asset to Savannah right now. Luckily, if early February’s show which featured punk rock legends The Queers was any indication, The Jinx will continue to be a thriving center for all of your moshing needs.
Opening up the night was Savannah’s own Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains. They’re a band. Some of them are dads. Some of them are doctors. They are pretty decent with a sound that recalls 90’s West Coast punk or mid 2000’s Midwest punk. Think of the Ramones or Screeching Weasel. Loud, snotty, and sometimes slightly amusing. But then again, I may be a bit biased.
Following Jeff Two-Names came Antagonizers ATL. They got the party started with a street punk sound that drew some parallels to Oi punk bands like The Bouncing Souls but maybe a bit more polished and cleaner. That doesn’t mean that they don’t know how to get the crowd moving though. The high energy set that they cranked out got the pit started and set the stage perfectly for The Queers.
Closing out the night were punk rock legends The Queers. As the name suggests, As one of the pioneers of hook laden, pop punk, The Queers took the night all the way to 11. With a slew of hits that have been put out over their 30 plus years of being headed up by the infamous Joe Queer, The Queers started their set at full speed and didn’t let up. Check out some of Tom’s shots below and be sure to hit the jump for the full set!