Savannah seems to have become a second home for Charleston's Heyrocco, a young trio bringing its high-energy live show to Hang Fire on Nov. 16.

Heyrocco has played several festivals here, as well as other occasional club gigs and house parties.

And they've recently been recording an album in Nashville and touring steadily. Just over a month ago, they played a tight live session at Audiotree in Chicago that can be purchased.

After exploring a variety of styles, Heyrocco's sound these days seems most heavily influenced by 1990s music and even by earlier new wave sounds. 

The band's Facebook page lists "1994" as its only interest.

The Hang Fire gig is another No Control Party promoted by CUSSES' Angel Bond, who has been recording at Nashville's Blackbird Studio after the band raised an eye-popping $37,000 via Kickstarter.

Joining Heyrocco are DAMS from Atlanta and Hudson K from Knoxville.

Hudson K is a duo that plays what it calls "electro-synth rock" and cites Siousxie and the Banshees among influences. DAMS has been touring regularly after being founded earlier this year.

The Jinx also has a couple of promising shows. On Nov. 15, Quintron and Miss Pussycat from New Orleans will feature electronics and puppets for an exciting, unpredictable show with Jane Jane, experimental rockers from New Orleans.

The Jinx returns to its heavier roots Nov. 16 with Brooklyn-based doom/sludge act Mortals, with Beard from Savannah and Savagist from Athens.

Despite limited venues for touring rock acts, this has been an exciting year for the local indie scene. And there's lots of good music on tap in the coming months.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in the Savannah Morning News and blogs at He can be reached via