On Feb. 14, the Savannah band COEDS will play their debut show at Graveface Records & Curiosities.
COEDS is a new band, but it's one with some familiar faces. Anna Chandler (vocals, guitar) is part of Lovely Locks, and Phillip Reynolds Price (vocals, guitar) has performed with Dare Dukes and other acts.
Bassist Jeremiah Stuard and drummer Donald Moats were both in Whaleboat and Sins of Godless Men.
COEDS is among the local acts already booked for next month's Savannah Stopover, so I'm expecting this debut show to be more than just a trial run.
Charleston's Southern Femisphere and Rubrics from Greenville, N.C., will also be on the bill at Graveface.
Graveface Records & Curiosities is at 5 W. 40th St., right behind Back in the Day Bakery. The Valentine's Day all-ages show is free, but donations are welcome. The music should start soon after 7 p.m.
COEDS' second gig is scheduled for Feb. 21 at Hang Fire. Wave Slaves and Crazy Bag Lady are also on the bill.
Graveface Records & Curiosities is increasingly becoming one of the key hubs of Savannah's indie music scene, thanks to occasional shows in the store and to a fascinating inventory of old and new records and other, well, curiosities.
The store is also the physical home of the label Graveface Records, which seems poised for a big year. The Casket Girls just released the new album "True Love Kills the Fairy Tale" and are headlining the 2014 Graveface Roadshow, which begins a lengthy tour this week in Atlanta.
You can read about Art Garfunkel and some other major acts elsewhere here in DO, but there are a couple of other performances that shouldn't fall through the cracks.
If you haven't had a chance to hear City Hotel, then you might want to check out the string band's Feb. 14 gig at Dub's Pub, 225 W. River St.
And there's yet another big show for Savannah's metal scene with the appearance of the two-piece Jucifer on Feb. 15 at The Jinx. When fans talk about Jucifer's wall of sound, they aren't just speaking metaphorically.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com). Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.