As most Smyrna residents know, is a regular Joe’s kind of establishment, featuring live music every weekend, Thursday through Saturday. Several times a month, The Larry Griffith Band rolls into Doc’s and they’ll be laying down the law of blues tonight and Saturday. Mixed with generous, spicy side dishes of R&B and soul, with a dash of funk, vocalist and lead guitarist Larry Griffith himself lays it on thick as molasses. It seems so believable, it’s as if he’s mining a seam of melancholy. Interesting song titles that are bound to get even more eclectically colorful when experienced live are: “Big Legged Woman (With Good Credit),” “Oh, My Lawd!” “Lunatic On the Line,” and “One of Us Gots To Go.” No cover charge and music starts at 8 p.m.
A trio of young, hip, and excruciatingly talented bands is rocking tonight, bringing with them a fresh, sincere, spiritual take on modern life. The core of Wire Method is a pair of sisters: one a drummer and the other a singer/keyboardist. Accompanied by fellow musicians Christi and Joel, Wire Method’s inspiring indie-pop sound weaves a melodic spell. Layers of ethereal harmonious vocals and musical instruments as offbeat as the glockenspiel and organ float over innovative guitar swirls and steadily creative drum parts. Also playing are intriguing local folk Americana/pop ensemble Young America and earnest acoustic guitarist Casey Harper. The show begins at 8 p.m. and is suitable for all ages. Oh, and did we mention that this musical cornucopia comes with a price? How about the price of a cup of coffee or a smoothie at REV (no cover charge).
When someone mentions the music genre “rockabilly” and the Stray Cats pop into your head, keep in mind that the Stray Cats are to rockabilly as Duran Duran is to rock and roll: influenced by, but not adhering strictly to type. On the other hand, The Psycho Devilles are the real deal, a concentrated essence of maximum performance and not watered down in the least. When they roll into Windy Hill Road's Dixie Tavern on Saturday night, expect to hear tunes about “hot rod cars, mean women, and having a good ol’ time.” Faithful to the rockabilly/psychobilly tradition, leader “Hot Rod Walt” dresses the part to a T, complete with lambchop sideburns, proudly firing up his Gretsch guitars. Paul "Stubbs" Diffin, was born to thumb the upright bass. British drummer Steve "Burnout" Barnett pounds the skins like a hot rod engine that drives the entire Psycho Devilles hot rod machine. Cover charge is $5 and music starts at 10 p.m.