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EP3, Word of Mouth
Old-timey swing jazz singer Christabel (with the Jons) plays the Wormhole Bar


At 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13

Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St.

The name, if you need prodding, is an abbreviation for “Eight Planets Past Pluto.” This is a jam band from Atlanta that makes heavy use of electronic instruments – some folks call it livetronica – and they’re big on “inter–galactic travel” and “cosmic exploration,” with a lot of flashing colored lights and other ephemera. They’ve toured with such heavy hitters are Shpongle, Pretty Lights, Bassnector, Benga, Pnuma Trio and others.

Make ‘em welcome, won’t you? See


Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15

Loco's Grill & Pub, 301 W. Broughton St.

With theremin right out of cheesy 1950s sci-fi movies, a cello, a rapper and other instruments augmenting the standard guitar, bass, drums and keyboard lineup, Word of Mouth is a musical mutt that's quickly turning into the big draw at the Savannah pound. The band blends hip hop, reggae, folk, classical and rock ‘n' roll in a fun, fascinating free-form-feeling musical hippie-style amalgam. With Lucia Arora Garcia, Miggs Son Daddy, Jeff DeRosa, Melissa Hagerty, David Ballantyne, Mike McCoy and Cameron Locke. See


North Carolina singer/songwriter Jonathan Byrd is in concert Friday (Jan. 14) at First Presbyterian Church, courtesy the Savannah Folk Music Society ... If you missed blues badboys Jubal Kane at Live Wire over the New Year's weekend, catch them this Friday and Saturday at Fiddler's on River Street ... The great Christabel and the Jons - playing terrific old-timey swing jazz and vintage acoustic swing tunes - return after a long absence. The band's at the Wormhole Bar Wednesday (Jan. 12) ... From Atlanta, singer/songwriter Danielle Howle comes to Blowin' Smoke BBQ Saturday, Jan. 15 ...