If you are old (like me) and always complaining about late music start times, Friday is definitely a good night to go out. At 6:30 or 7:00 in the evening, you have a choice of some rockabilly outside at the Rail Pub (should be beautiful weather) or an exciting new singer-songwriter series at the Jinx happy hour with the frontmen of two of Savaannah’s finest bands, Jason Bible (Train Wrecks) and Matt Eckstine (Accomplices), as well as AM Rodriguez and Pat Bunger.
If you are still ready to rock after those shows, head out to the Sentient Bean on the other side of Forsyth Park and see some cool rock from three good bands, and it’s happy hour at the Bean until 9pm. That’s a lot of exciting music before 10pm!
For those of us that enjoy the late stuff, there are tons of good shows going on later that night. There will be an increasingly rare local show from the Accomplices at the Social Club, pretty good dance band (with great lights) at Wild Wing, rock bands at Barrelhouse, and a punk show at the Jinx. Any (or all) of those shows will be a lot of fun and I hope to catch several of them.
Saturday brings us almost as much action as Friday. There will be another good show at the Social Club, the Return of the Train Wrecks. There will also be a dance show at Barrelhouse, and another punk show at the Jinx. I am looking forward to all of the bands at the show, which will be the Savannah debut (I think?) of the new Pussy Launcher. Maybe the most-anticipated event of Saturday evening will be the official grand opening of Wes Daniel’s new club, El-Rocko. I got to tour the new place last week, it looks like it will be another downtown hot spot from Mr. Daniel.
The weekend lasts until Sunday this week with an early, free show from Wreckless Eric at Congress Street Social Club. I caught a little of Eric at the Bragg Jam last year and I am looking forward to seeing him with a much better view this time. Be sure to catch his interview with Anna Chandler in this week’s Connect. If you are out toward Tybee on Sunday, you will want to be sure to catch the Sav’h Songwriter’s show at the Tybee Post Sunday evening.
There are lots of chances to see some music around town this week, so I hope to see some of you out and about. If you enjoy the music, don’t forget to drop some $$$ in the bucket, it will come back to you two-fold in positive karma.
Johnny Octane – Rail Pub (7-10p)
Jason Bible, Matt Eckstine, Pat Bunger, AM Rodriguez – Jinx Songwriters Happy Hour (6-8:30)
Best Behavior, Generation Pill, The Lipschitz – Sentient Bean (8p, $5 donation, all ages)
Accomplices – Congess Street Social Club
Groovetown Assault – Wild Wing Cafe
McLovins, Kansas Bible Company – Barrelhouse South
Anxiety Junkies, Karbomb, On The Cinder – Jinx
CBDB, Groove Orient – Barrelhouse South
Train Wrecks – Congress Street Social Club
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra – El-Rocko Lounge Grand Opening (117 Whitaker St)
Pussy Launcher, Gumps, ColorWorld, Between Symmetries, Jeff Two-Names & The Born Agains – Jinx
Wreckless Eric – Congress Street Social Club (5:30)
Pete Love, Markus Kuhlman, CC Witt, Wayne Martin – Savannah Songwriters at Tybee Post Theater
Craig Tanner & Mr Williams Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln
Jeremy Riddle – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p, all ages)
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Mic – Bayou Cafe