The Hellblinki Sextet
Murmur Dec. 07

The Hellblinki Sextet
Friday Dec 24 11pm
The Jinx -127 Congress St.

The only pirate blues band to ever come out of Asheville, NC is back in Savannah, as our city is becoming a regular destination for these painted-face strangers. If Tom Waits' album Swordfishtrombones was a genre of music rather than a record, I would say that Hellblinki Sextet plays swordfishtrombones.  Fortunately it is not, because that sounds retarded, and they have labeled themselves as playing pirate blues.
Half Carnival, half tomato can band (on a dirty fisherman's warf from an era that never exsisted outside of movies), these guys bring some of the most interesting sounds and interesting performances that have ever graced the stage of the Jinx.  It's hard to know what to expect as they have an ever-changing lineup of instruments - including woodwinds, horns, guitars, violins and anything that can be banged upon to make percussive noise.  Anyone into Tom Waits' darker periods, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen or just the scary, metallic sounds you might hear on Factor's Walk any night after about 3 am should like this band.