Boo Hag, a distinctive band from Columbia, S.C., that plays a self-described “voodoo-inspired punk,” will return to The Jinx this week.
The band’s fun, macabre and unsettling-in-a-good-way music is a perfect fit for the Congress Street club, which has long been home to edgy and offbeat acts that make their way through town. The band recently called The Jinx one of their “favorite haunts.”
And “haunts” is certainly the right word for Boo Hag, which is comprised of singer, songwriter and guitarist Saul G. Seibert and drummer Scotty Tempo.
For a taste of Boo Hag, check out the official video for “Ol Scratch,” which shows a pair of prison escapees as they desperately try to unchain themselves in the woods.
Or check out the video for “Ghost” that takes the band into the sewers, and the blistering “Bad Blood,” which is just 97 seconds long, that depicts the aftermath of a grisly murder.
But Boo Hag has many moods, as evidenced by a recent song like “Crawfish,” a wry, dark ode to New Orleans.
E.Z. Shakes, another Columbia-based band, will be joining Boo Hag on the bill at The Jinx.
The country and folk-inspired act is new to me, but the band’s 2018 E.P. “Eyes on Fire” immediately drew me in. E.Z. Shakes (a.k.a. Zach Seibert) has a lovely, gritty voice and the record is filled with evocative songs like “The Same Drugs” and “Mississippi Burning.”
E.Z. Shakes and Boo Hag will play May 25 at The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St. There will be a $5 cover at the door. Music at The Jinx typically starts about 10:30 p.m., although there have been earlier start times occasionally in recent months. Check out the Facebook event page for updated info.
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.