When you’re one of the most famous and successful solo artists of all time, selling more than 250 million records worldwide and earning 38 gold and 27 platinum or multi-platinum albums, where do you go to kick off the East Coast leg of your new tour? Well, if you are Sir Elton John, you kick things off in Savannah.
It says a lot about our local original music scene that most of the few modern-day Savannah bands that have earned significant national and even international followings can only rarely be found playing live gigs in the city where their music was first born.
Savannah’s garage-pop quartet COEDS holds a unique title in my memory. From what I can recall of this life, they are the only band I have witnessed evolve as a group from their first show to their first album.
For close to three years, COEDS have been digging out a solid lineup of garage rock tunes, playing relentlessly, tightening the group dynamic and honing in on a unique sound drawn from a plethora of influences.
Imagine California luminaries The Doors spawned from 1960s New Orleans instead of the hippie West Coast mecca. This image will give you a good idea of what to expect Sept. 9 at Congress Street Social Club.