At 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28
Taco Abajo, 217 W. Broughton St.
Special appearance by KidSyc
Also: At 9 p.m. Friday, June 29
Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull Street
With Gun Party, Each and Every Opus
From Carrollton, slightly southwest of Atlanta, Baby Baby is a Georgian juggernaut. It’s a multi–racial, multi–genre dance band that you simply cannot ignore – the music is puree–blended rock ‘n’ roll, punk, metal and R&B, all delivered with panache, swagger and an infectious sense of humor. They usually perform shirtless, wearing only brightly–colored bathing suits. Sometimes they’ve got painted faces.
What they don’t do is stand still.
Here’s a quaint description of Baby Baby, composed just for them by their buds in Gun Party, the other Atlanta–area band playing on the June 29 Wormhole bill: “Quit hatin. These dudes are fun. Raucous party tunes. Sometimes feete shufflink , sometimes a touch of metaltastic. These guys like hard work and ball sweat. If you haven’t started moving yet, then you are really really running out of excuses at this point. Save your excuses for when you need them, like the next day when you were supposed to meet this cute girl for coffee at eleven AM, which you make but then have to explain your godawful smell because you met her at bible study and want her to think you are something that you are not.”
Fiery, funny frontman, singer and guitarist Fontez Brooks makes no bones about Baby Baby’s elevated status as a party band. “We actually started a coalition against cocky musicians who think they run everything,” he told Performer magazine “They get onstage and they fart around for 30 minutes. Everyone [in bands] thinks they got something due to them because they are in a band. It’s getting really ridiculous.
“Once we got more serious we started realizing that we could help people have fun. The word ‘fun’ is actually endangered. People don’t have fun any more.”
CHECK IT OUT
All sort of cool things are happening this week, if you know where to look. Donald Moats and Habitat Noise, one of Savannah’s grittiest grunge–era trios, are releasing their first full–length CD, and will introduce it at the June 28 gig at Screamin’ Mimi’s 2 (10 Whitaker St.).... The Accomplices, Matt Eckstein’s intoxicating Americana outfit (mandolin, fiddle, standup bass and washboard!) are at Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub June 29 (Friday) and Tybee’s North Beach Grill June 30 (Saturday) ... Boston’s ultra–hip rock/pop outfit Ultraviolet Hippopotamus makes a return visit to Live Wire Music Hall June 30 ... On the horizon: Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain headlines a free community concert (in the afternoon) Saturday, July 7 at Tubby’s in Thunderbolt; Classic metal from Prong (the original lineup) and Corrosion of Conformity July 28 at the Jinx ...