If I had to describe Darsombra's 2016 performance at The Jinx in one word, I'd go with "trippy." Or maybe "immersive."
On Jan. 25, the experimental duo from Baltimore will bring their self-described "trans-apocalyptic galaxy rock" with hypnotic projections back to The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. They'll be joined by highly regarded local act Sins of Godless Men. The cover is just $5.
If that show isn't on your live-music radar for the weekend, it should be.
The weekend offerings at The Jinx also include the third annual chili cook-off on Jan. 27 presented by the popular burlesque group The Savannah Sweet Tease. If you're a cook, you can join the contest for $25, with a chance to win up to $500, but if you just want to enjoy the food and burlesque, the cover is $10.
The Sweet Tease will be using proceeds from the event to raise money for their upcoming spring tour.
The typically busy weekend lineup at Barrelhouse South, 125 W. Congress St., includes a Jan. 26 gig by Consider the Source, which has nearly 40,000 fans on Facebook. The New York City-based trio was founded way back in 2004 and continues to tour regularly with their heady mix of rock, electronica, world music and other styles.
Come to think of it, "trippy" and "immersive" might apply to the most recent show by Consider the Source that I saw.
Consider the Source will play the early set at Barrelhouse, and the jam band Groove Fetish from Wilmington, N.C., will take the stage for the late slot.
And looking ahead to next week, The Jinx will host a great night of upbeat punk on Feb. 1 with a show headlined by Shehehe from Athens.
The unpredictable, high-energy Shehehe will be joined by Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains, who make a good claim to be one of the most purely entertaining bands in the city, and The Ramages, a new act whose members include regular Do contributor Joshua Peacock.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email email@example.com.