Graveface Records threw a free 4th of July party at the new Graveface Annex, a work in progress in the southeast corner of the sprawling Southern Pine Company building off East Broad Street here in Savannah.
We’re stoked about the prospect of a new all-ages venue, and label founder Ryan Graveface certainly seems to have some cool things lined up for the funky space.
The headliner Nothing praised Ryan Graveface for being among the band’s most important early supporters and played a dense, fuzzy set that seemed perfect for the sweltering summer night.
Culture Abuse was new to me, and I loved the high energy and the punk sensibility. John Zimmerman’s new/old project Kewl, which has had a low-key Bandcamp presence for a long time but which just recently came into the real world, played as a raucous 6-piece, and JZ has suddenly vaulted from the somewhat withdrawn if manic drummer of Wet Socks to one of the most entertaining frontmen on the Savannah scene. Daniel Lynch’s electronic project Sunglow got the evening off to an appropriately moody start with some subtle and beautiful songs.
The lighting changed a good bit as the sun set, and sometimes the musicians were backlit by the one dangling bulb (which was still better light than several prominent Savannah venues have), so this gallery is a mix of flash and no-flash shots.