The Roadshow kicked off last week here in Savannah with an evening at Southern Pine Company that was especially dynamic and dramatic.
Some of the excitement was due to the new all-ages space in the sprawling Southern Pine Company complex and the indications that Ryan Graveface — godfather of all things Graveface — might be leasing the southeast corner permanently.
Great sound, decent air flow despite no AC on a hot night, tacos from BowTie Barbecue Co., a solid turnout — it was a good night for the Savannah scene.
Hospital Ships kicked things off with atmospheric and meditative songs, at least a few of which are off the brilliant newish album The Past is not a Flood. The garage rock duo Wet Socks (not on the Graveface label) followed with one of their usual killer sets.
A late start and sound complaints compressed the evening, Stardeath and White Dwarfs played a short set. The crowd loved the jammy and psychedelic rock, and I think everyone wanted more.
The Casket Girls were exceptionally polished, I thought, and the occasional choreographed moves made Elsa and Phaedra even more captivating.
Both Tom and I took a bunch of photos — click on through for more.