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2nd Annual Terrapin JamFest

Sponsored by the Ga.-brewed Terrapin Beer and the Allman Brothers-o-centric fan magazine Hittin’ The Note, this 18-city tour pairs Macon’s noted jam-rock group Moonshine Still with a handful of rotating opening acts. For the Savannah date, that support slot is filled by Josh Roberts, formerly of their kindred spirits Captain Easy. The idea is to approximate the vibe of the outdoor Summer festivals (that are so popular with fans of this loose-limbed, organic roots-rock genre) in an indoor environment during the colder months.

In addition to contests and door prizes that will be given away at each stop, a portion of the proceeds from each date will be donated to local food banks. Thurs., Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

Media Mayhem

Attention vinyl hounds and music memorabilia geeks: SCAD’s Student Media Department is once more hosting an all-day extravaganza aimed squarely at you! Collect old soul 45s? Love to flip through dusty 12-inches looking for obscure remixes from the mid-’80s? Need only one back issue of Option to complete your archive? Searching for import CDs? It’s your lucky day.

This ”Record & Magazine Fair” allows dealers and individuals to rent table space – at only $10 a pop – for buying, selling or trading whatever they like (no pirated material allowed). If years past are any indication, you’ll find local stores hauling in boxes of inventory, and longtime packrats looking forlorn as they watch strangers pick over stuff they no longer have room for. It’s not uncommon to see decent-quality classic rock LPs going for $3, and rare, autographed memorabilia priced at upwards of $100. After the show, student DJs keep the party going with a dance set at 8 pm, and the whole thing is simulcast on the school’s internet radio station (www.scadradio.org).

Last year I traded a live concert from Television’s 1992 reunion tour for an original Slash pressing of Rank & File’s debut LP. If you have any idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure I’ll see you there. To reserve a table, call Connie Williams at 525-5511. Sat., 12 pm - 6 pm, Orleans Hall ((201 Barnard St.) - FREE TO ALL AGES.


The 2006 Black Heritage Fest

For many folks, the highlight of this year’s celebration of African-American culture will surely be this daylong marathon of live entertainment. In the early part of the afternoon, local stalwarts like prestidigitator (and TV personality) Magic Marc and area dance troupe Sankofa will be on hand to thrill and mesmerize. Later on, the Savannah State University Dance Ensemble will appear, plus headliners New Edition.

That multi-platinum selling hip-hop and R & B group helped to create and popularize the New Jack Swing movement in the mid-’80s, and though they split up for several years before reuniting (sans original member Mr. Whitney Houston himself, Bobby Brown), their members continued to have a great impact on both urban and pop radio through groups like Bell Biv Devoe. This lineup recently signed with P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, and – with Brown’s longtime replacement Jonny Gill in tow – seem to be enjoying less of a ”comeback” than a significant new chapter in a mature and ongoing career. Sat., 1:30 pm, Sav. Civic Center - FREE TO ALL AGES.

Tony Morris

Raised in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky and North Carolina – the descendant of coal miners and sharecroppers, this Savannah-based singing poet and acoustic guitarist blends the two disciplines to create what he terms ”Hillbilly Soul.” Widely published, his award-winning written work is distinguished by its fragile phrases that draw the reader into portraits of fleeting moments and hidden feelings. For this gig, he’ll perform both original songs and cover tunes on guitar and harmonica, and read from his second book of poetry, 2005’s Back To Cain. Both his CD EP and book will be available for purchase. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.

The Detroit Cobras

A rare local date by this pistol-hot Motor City combo that’s made a major underground rep for years by taking forgotten soul nuggets of the ‘60s and ‘70s and jackin’ them up on bathtub crank. Vocalist Rachel Nagy and guitarist Mary Ramirez have seen sidemen come and go (their current road band even includes a member of The Dirtbombs!), but the feel remains the same – sultry, reverb-soaked twang-bar mantras to love, loss and gettin’ buck wild. If Shonen Knife balled The Stooges, these would be their love children. Tourmates Reigning Sound and local female-fronted indie-rock darlings Hot Pink Interior open. $15 tickets. Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 10 pm, The Jinx. w


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