THE WINTER SOUNDS
With Sleepy Eyed Giant, Triathalon, Whaleboat
At 9 p.m. Saturday, March 3
Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St.
The Nashville-based Winter Sounds travel in the same clubbing circles as such regional faves as Today the Moon Tomorrow the Sun, Octopus Jones and the Shaniqua Brown - that is to say that the delightfully poppy dance band has played here before, and will play here again before too long. Savannah loves the Winter Sounds.
It's fun and frenetic new wave that brings everyone from the Cure to Dexy's Midnight Runners to mind (and hey, check out the band's fiddle-and-banjo rendition of a-ha's "Take on Me").
Singer and key/synth player Patrick Keenan is the founder of and pointman for the Winter Sounds, birthed in Athens about six years ago. With a new LP, Runner, due to drop any moment now, they're currently repped by a three-song EP callws L'été des Trois Michel(l)es.
As part of the Kickstarter campaign for Runner, Keenan and his bandmates had offered to compose a personalized jingle for whoever ponied up a certain amount of dough. All three of the EP songs are re-worked versions of the jingles-in-waiting, which all happened to be for different people named Michelle. Hence the title.
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Back to the Jinx on Thursday, March 1 is Viva Le Vox, the guitar/drum psychoblues duo (Tony Bones and Antoine Dukes, pictured) from South Florida – they were a quintet for a while, but the accordion, banjo and ukulele players have departed for pastures more green ... Savannah’s The Looters celebrate the release of a new, recorded–live CD with a Live Wire Music Hall show March 2. The Rush tribute band Peaceable Kingdom opens ... the Christian rock outfit Sent By Ravens returns to the Rock House Tybee March 2, with Fur Elise, Color Codes and Within Leviathan ... Woodsman plays a new, intimate venue Tuesday, March 6: The Safe/Sound Lodge on Bull Street ... Onstage March 6 at the Sentient Bean is Iranian singer/songwriter Sami Akbari, known professionally as sami.the.great. She’s got a silky, longue-lizard voice and a great pop sensibility, and Savannah’s terrific Britt Scott and Lovely Locks will open ...