At 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. With Zoogma
Live Wire Music Hall, 307 W. River Street. $10
Charleston's Justin Aubuchon and Curt Heiny are the twin keysmen in this hard-playing electronica/sampling outfit, creating music that walks on the wild side of hip hop, crunk and dance R&B, what the labelmakers like to call ghetto-tech. Aubuchon was an original keyboard player in Chronicles of the Landsquid, while Heiny was a member of Telepath.
The twosome told an interviewer they create nearly all of their own samples. Said Aubuchon: "When you do hear a sample that's not ours, you'll know it wasn't us that wrote it, but you probably won't know what it is. Most of what we use is pretty obscure, and we flip it and twist it and make it our own."
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. With Kathy Kelley
Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grille, 404 Butler Ave., Tybee Island. Free
It's always a pleasant surprise when Savannah-born singer/songwriter and flat-picking guitar ace Darryl Wise makes a return visit home. Wise, who first hit the road (with a band) in the mid ‘70s, is currently a resident (and resident performer) in St. Augustine, Fla., where you can catch him at the delightful Old Mill Tavern, smack in the heart of the old Spanish part of the city. His baritone voice and magnolia blossom lyrics go great with a cold beer on the patio.
For this Marlin Monroe's date, Wise is sharing the bill (and swapping songs) with Kathy Kelley, the singing, songwriting and acoustic-strumming pride of mountainside Taylors, S.C. The free concert is a benefit for the ongoing restoration of the Tybee Post Theater (donations accepted); proceeds from a $12 pig roast will go to the theater, too.
The following evening, Sept. 1, Kelley will perform as part of the Savannah Folk Music Society's First Friday series, with Savannah's own Jan Spillane. That show, at 7:30 p.m., is at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Admission is $2.