The Red River, Dare Dukes, General O, KidSyc@Brandywine playing this weekend

It’s an especially interesting weekend for music in Savannah, and it sure would be great to see some new faces out supporting some impressive bands.

Tonight (Thursday) at Tantra on Broughton Street, KidSyc@Brandywine will be performing sometime after 10 p.m.

The hiphop group (fronted by Lloyd Harold and with four stellar musicians who make up Brandywine) recently won their division in the Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search and will be doing a recording session soon at Capitol Records in Hollywood. Here is a post about KidSyc@Brandywine from a few weeks back.

General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers

In my column in the Savannah Morning News for Do today, I give the details on big shows Friday (The Red River, Dare Dukes + the Blackstock Collection, and Brandon McCoy and the Sad Bastards at The Wormhole) and Saturday (General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers’ release of Whistle the Dirges at Tantra). Here is my review of General O’s debut album. Lady Lazarus is one of the openers for General O — you can read Linda Sickler’s piece about the recent Savannah transplant (I still haven’t heard her live) here.

All of those bands are local except The Red River, and I don’t know when or if Savannahians will get a chance to hear them again. Take a look and listen to their Tiny Desk Concert on NPR: