One of the most entertaining and under appreciated bands in Savannah, a live show by this lowdown, garage-rock-influenced, houserockin’ quartet is like some sort of holographic mirage featuring ‘60s psych purveyors The Leaves and The 13th Floor Elevators jamming with Big Time-era Tom Waits and Paul “Wine” Jones in the basement of Big Pink.
Truly a non-stop good-time mix of raggedly right, uptempo R&B shot full of holes. Plus, don’t be put off by the unvarnished vibe of this wondrously divey River St. stone hallway of a bar/restaurant. It’s actually one of the most enjoyable places to while away an evening on that increasingly blah stretch of road. Listen & Learn: myspace.com/bottlescanssav. Wed., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
This buzzworthy Atlanta alt.rock combo is fronted by Brazilian vocalist Leticia Arioli, and features members of Merge Records’ The Rock-a-Teens and prog-poppers Elevado. Free admission to this hipster drinkery — plus a champagne toast at midnight. Listen & Learn: myspace.com/batatadoce. Wed., 9 pm, Hang Fire.
One of the area’s favorite modern R&B/soul/funk outfits, this energetic combo led by the sultry vocalist Leslie Adele plays this Broughton St. nightspot frequently, so it should prove to be a boisterous dance party all night long. $25 cover includes buffet (till 11 pm), entertainment and midnight champagne toast. Listen & Learn: myspace.com/anickbag. Wed., 10 pm, Tantra Lounge.
This tight, road-schooled band steeped in dub, jam and psychedelia recently completed a cross-country tour with rising stars Pepper. Get there early as they’ll draw a crowd. Free party favors and champagne toast. $5 cover. Listen & Learn: passafiretheband.com. Wed., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
The latest incarnation of Rodgers’ backing band The CodeTalkers (they’re in the process of shedding that name and the Col. Bruce baggage that goes along with it) features a young, jazz-schooled rhythm section from Florida that complement the former Berklee School of Music Prof’s penchant for spacey, syncopated, improv-heavy dada-pop. WormsLoew open with a set of catchy, earnest, twang-littered modern pop a la Train or “vintage” Matchbox 20 (if there is such a thing). Listen & Learn: bobbyleerodgers.com, myspace.com/wormsloew. $20 cover. Wed., 9 pm, LiveWire Music Hall.
The first major show at this brand-new 250-capacity 21+ bar and music venue in the Starland District features a set of metal covers by Mortal Coil (Sabbath, Maiden, Metallica and Priest) before a headlining, Residents-meets-John Zorn-esque set from local prog-rock/avant-surf legends Sinister Moustache (formerly known as Gravy). $5 cover. Listen & Learn: sinistermoustache.com, myspace.com/wormholebar. Wed., 9 pm, The Wormhole (2307 Bull St.).
Couldn’t make it to Denver to catch these Athens-based jam-band legends ring in 2009 with a sold-out stand featuring their special guests the increasingly beloved Yonder Mountain String Band? Head down to this sports bar/restaurant/music venue where they’ll pipe in the Pay-Per-View show on their giant screen TV and run it through their massive, multi-speaker sound system. It’s the next best thing to being there. Listen & Learn: widespreadpanic.com, yondermountain.com. Wed., 9 pm, Locos (downtown). cs