December 07, 2016
By Angye Morrison
What do you get when you take a little ‘90s alternative, add in some ‘80s new wave, sprinkle on a bit of underground hip-hop, and top it off with a dash of Brazilian pop?
You get Savannah-based band, My Maiden Name. And an unbelievable music experience.
Fronted by Anne dos Santos and rounded out by guitarist Jason Beck, bassist Dennis Barber and drummer Rhett Coleman, MMN will wind their way back into Statesboro Saturday, Dec. 3, when they appear at South City Tavern. They will be joined on stage by local band, SNUZR.
The band took a break during the month of November to work on new material and plan a music video, as well as spend some time in the studio to work on their full length album, set to be released in May/June 2017. The album features the single “Weak Case.” You can give it a listen using the link on their Facebook page.
MMN’s members have a wide range of musical pedigrees, and it all shows up in their original music, which has its own uniqueness. Styles range from dramatic, acoustic songs to scratchy, driving rock. A night spent watching this band light up the stage will definitely not be boring.
SNUZR is a hometown favorite in Statesboro. The band features Kadhe Bell on drums and percussion, and Preston Pound on guitar, bass and vocals. The band’s sound is a mix of rock, blues and indie.
My Maiden Name and SNUZR are set to hit the stage at 10 p.m.
Muscadine Bloodline will appear at Gnat’s Landing on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 p.m.
Mobile, Alabama natives Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster formed Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016, and they’ve been traveling from sea to shining sea since day one. The duo’s music is a nod toward early southern rock with a hint of ‘90s country love song.
Muncaster has performed since he was 12, and has opened for big names like Brad Paisley, The Cadillac Three, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry and Blackberry Smoke.
Stanton first picked up a guitar at the tender age of 8, and later fronted a hard rock band and was even an aspiring rapper. In his late teens, he discovered a love for country music.
Muncaster’s vocals are complemented perfectly by Stanton’s harmonies and guitar licks, and their songs are filled with authentic sound that can only be described as Muscadine Bloodline.
Five40 will take the stage at Dingus Magees at 9:30 p.m., also on Dec. 3.
A group that calls Atlanta their hometown, Five40 is a reggae/rock/ska hybrid. The band features Matt “MJ” Johnson on vocals, rhythm guitar and trumpet, Mark Mendel on drums, and Dustin Massingill on lead guitar.
After meeting in high school in Calhoun, Georgia in the early 2000s, the guys determined that their mutual love of music could only mean one thing: forming a band was a must.
A part of the reggae rock scene since 2013, Five40 has a passion for the genre, and continues to contribute their unique spin to it. They are creating a fan base that is rabid about their music.