I made it out to Little Tybee’s shows on Thursday at Tybee Island Social Club and on Friday at The Jinx, the latter of which was opened by Culture Vulture in their final local gig before their move to L.A. On Friday, I also caught the new band Kewl at El-Rocko Lounge.
So this post is a mishmash about all those shows.
Little Tybee is now touring extensively in support of their new self-titled album, which is an extension of the Atlanta-based band’s complex and beautiful orchestral pop/indie folk sound. They’ve got a big fan base in Savannah because half the band grew up here and because the music is fucking awesome. Really good crowds both nights (but pretty bad lighting for photos, so I didn’t try very hard).
Culture Vulture‘s eclectic instrumental fusion of rock, jazz, whatever will sure be missed on the local scene, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be seeing them again somewhere down the road.
Wet Socks drummer John Zimmerman turns out to be a charismatic — even a little glam — high-energy frontman, and he’s backed in the new project Kewl by some familiar faces on the local scene: Derek Lynch, Daniel Lynch, Kyle Brown, and Samford Justice. I’m looking forward to seeing where JZ takes the band. The newish El-Rocko appears to be booking live acts routinely, but the bar was not designed to be a music venue at all, so I’m hoping we’ll see some major changes to the space in the near future.
More photos after the jump.