Murder By Death has put on some of the best shows that I’ve seen in recent years, including gigs at The Jinx for the bar’s 10th anniversary and on the final night of the first Savannah Stopover. I’ve also been fortunate to see MBD twice in Louisville — at Headliners and at an extra special show for Kickstarter supporters in a mysterious 19th century cavern in the side of a hill.
Three of my live photos of Murder By Death are even in the band’s Bloodshot Records media kit. I guess you could say I’m a fan … There just aren’t many bands out there that craft such provocative songs and then perform those songs with so much visceral power.
I don’t know how many times I’ve listened to MBD’s last three full-length albums: Big Dark Love, Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon, and Good Morning, Magpie. I love the earlier work too — it’s not like they just started creating compelling art suddenly in 2010 — and I sure hope one year I’ll be able to catch one of their annual winter shows at the iconic Stanley Hotel, which inspired The Shining.
There’s some great coverage of Murder By Death this week from Josh Peacock for Do Savannah and Anna Chandler at Connect Savannah. There are still a few tickets left for tonight’s show at The Jinx, so if you drop by the bar between 4 and 8 p.m. (the earlier the better, of course), you might still snag one. Click here for the event details.
Saintseneca will be opening. I haven’t seen them, but note that the band’s Maryn Jones fronts All Dogs, which was among our top picks of Stopover bands headed to SXSW.