Friday March 29th
Saint Francis at Cox Capitol Theatre
The name Saint Francis is a familiar one here in Macon, and though they have moved to Athens, we still love them and their music. This time, when they visit they will bring along new friends, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, a group full of Southern soul and driving rock n roll. We also will be treated to hearing Evan Barber and the Dead Gamblers. This Albany based band is reminiscent of good ole Southern front porch music. This is going to be a great night for music lovers. 8 p.m. $10.
Floco Torres at Rivalrys
Floco Torres has been an elusive character recently. Hes been all up and down the East Coast playing shows and recording as far north as Baltimore. Now, hes standing still long enough to play a show here in Macon. He brings along new found friends Signs of Iris, from Greenville, S.C. You can hear the influence 90s grunge rock had on these guys. They also blend in some electronic flavors and indie rock spirit. 21 and up. 8:30 p.m. $5.
Old Man Shoes at Grants Lounge
Old Man Shoes is a very interesting up and coming band from Warner Robins. It is hard to nail down their sound. You definitely hear the Southern influence in their music, but they also will surprise you and throw in some really interesting covers. For example, they play Devos Girl U Want. Fans of local music will recognize Brandon and Brad Fickler from the Liabilities. If you really love music and want to hear something new and different, you should definitely check out Old Man Shoes. 21 and up. 9 p.m. $5.
Dwight Raby at the Hummingbird Stage and Taproom
Dwight Raby loves soul music. Thats the easiest way to put it. He lists Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers as two of his biggest influences, and if youre going to be influenced by soul singers, those are two of the best. His sound isnt all soul, though it is the biggest player. The jam band and rock influences also help guide this Atlanta-based artists songwriting. 21 and up. 10 p.m. $5.
Wednesday April 3rd
Tab Benoit at Cox Capitol Theatre
Nothing comes as naturally to the people of Louisiana as music. Tab Benoit grew up in Baton Rouge and he began playing guitar in his teens. Now, hes a very accomplished blues guitarist known around the world. You mix that good ole blues guitar with Benoits Cajun accent and youve got yourself a musical mixture as good as a pot of Louisiana gumbo. Macons own up and coming blues guitarist Josh Graff will get the crowd warmed up for a great night of blues. 7 p.m. $16.