At 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22
Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River St.
There are lots of reasons to recommend this incendiary, ‘70s-inspired rock ‘n' roll band from Florida, from the blinding, Heartbreakers-esque blending of chiming electric 12-string and bat-out-of-hell lead guitar, to singer/songwriter Shawn Kyle's passionate lead vocalizing, to the songs themselves, which manage to be smart and literate while retaining all sorts of memorable hooks. This is a band that leaves fans satisfied and exhausted.
At the 2009 SXSW in Austin Texas, the Beauvilles' showcase went way over capacity, and the local fire marshall was called to bar the doors.
Then, of course, there's the video for the Beauvilles song "Snow," which is beautifully shot and captures the desperate nature of Kyle's lyrics to perfection. The clip, which plays out like a Cold War short film, won Best Music Video 2009 at the Sunscreen Film Festival. It's attached to this story on connectsavannah.com. See thebeauvilles.net.
BOB WAYNE & THE OUTLAW CARNIES
At 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23
The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.
This is country music like you've never heard it ... well, maybe you have, but Wayne amps the whole deal up to 11. Imagine the vintage Charlie Daniels Band fronted by Larry the (bearded) Cable Guy. The band is smokin' hot - it's hard-charging and hot-picked, and Wayne's lyrics are out-there funny.
Yeah, you're thinking (and you're right), it's Outlaw Country, giving the finger to convention and honkying up the tonk for songs about drinking and women and the general weirdness of macho-man life on the road. It's country/punk. Unlike Hank III, however, Wayne spews more than attitude when he kicks the shit around. One of America's hardest-gigging DIY artists, he's just been signed to Century Media, a label primarily associated with metal acts. And if that ain't serious business! See myspace.com/bobwayne
CHECK IT OUT
At the Jinx Monday (Sept. 26) is the metal band Might Could, with rhythm guitarist, singer and songwriter (and incredible drummer) Erik Larson, of the late and lamented Alabama Thunderpussy. The Richmond, Va.-based Larson has several bands going at the same time, including Parasytic, Hail! Hornet and Birds of Prey ... Some stuff to recommend for those of you just arrived in Savannah: Local metalheads Kalibur at the Wormhole Saturday; punk trio False Flag at the Rock House on Tybee Island Thursday; A Nickel Bag of Funk, voted Best Soul/R&B Band by readers of Connect for several years running, Friday at Congress Street Social Club ...