Can you be a fan of both heavy rock and bedroom pop?
Yes, you can.
The Well, a heavy trio from Austin, will play The Jinx on June 9 with support from John Denver Death Plane from Atlanta.
The Well’s second album “Pagan Science” shows off the band’s strong male and female vocals while merging elements of doom metal, noise rock and other genres. The live performance on the intimate stage at The Jinx should be a trip, in more ways than one.
The show ($8 at the door) is scheduled for 10 p.m. June 9 at The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.
A few nights later, Soccer Mommy will play at El-Rocko.
Soccer Mommy is the project of young Sophie Allison, who graduated from high school three years ago; she’s hardly a soccer mom.
Allison’s delicate, lo-fi EP “songs for the recently sad” published on Bandcamp.com in 2015 captured the pure emotion of first loves and first losses.
“Summer was the ending of a heat wave,” Allison sings in “memories” from that debut EP, “so we bathed in lust just to keep from burning in the august rush when everybody's moving away.”
“Clean,” Allison’s first studio album, has received excellent reviews since its release earlier this year by Fat Possum Records, which established itself as an important indie label with blues recordings in the 1990s.
Even the finicky Pitchfork loved Soccer Mommy’s new record: “‘Clean' is Allison’s excellent studio debut: a compact album of clear melodies, plainspoken lyrics, and the impossibly tangled logic of infatuation.”’
Soccer Mommy arrives in Savannah after a couple of big dates opening for Liz Phair at shows in Minnesota and Massachusetts. Charleston-based pop musician Grace Joyner seems a perfect fit as the opener at El-Rocko.
Soccer Mommy and Grace Joyner perform at 9 p.m. June 13 at El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St. Tickets ($11.42 including fees) are on sale via the Facebook event page and Eventbrite.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.