Black Tusk, Savannah’s leading metal band, plays a special show this weekend at Sulfur Studios.

As Joshua Peacock detailed in a preview in the April 26 edition of Do, the trio of Andrew Fidler, James May and Corey Barhorst will be joined for upcoming performances by Chris “Scary” Adams on guitar. Look for Black Tusk’s live sets and the next album — due later this year — to explore the band’s roots in Savannah’s underground punk scene.

Even though we now have provisions in the alcohol ordinance for more shows that are open to audiences aged 18 and up, all-ages shows like this one are still fairly rare.

Black Tusk will be joined at Sulfur by Death of Kings from Atlanta and Lies in Stone, which returns to the stage for the first time since the 2017 death of the phenomenally talented Victoria Scalisi.

Black Tusk, Death of Kings and Lies in Stone perform at 8 p.m. May 12 at Sulfur Studios, 2301 Bull St. The cover is $10.

 

On that same night, just two blocks from Sulfur, Two Tides Brewing Co. will host a grand opening block party with blues and funk from the Miami-based Roosevelt Collier Trio and Statesboro’s Those Cats.

Even if you don’t immediately recognize Collier’s name, many of you know his great work on pedal steel with The Lee Boys.

Collier’s video for “Spike” was recently premiered by “Guitar World.” His new album “Exit 16” is now available on GroundUP Music.

Two Tides’ block party is free to attend, and you can purchase beer from the brewery’s second-floor taproom. Other vendors for the event include Big Bon Pizza and King of Pops.

Two Tides Brewing Co.’s grand opening is from 5-10 p.m. May 12 at 12 W. 41st St.

 

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email billdawers@comcast.net.