modern vintage jam rock, 9 p.m.
When your band’s name is inspired by some of pop music’s greats — Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Winehouse, and Cobain — you can’t proceed to suck. Fortunately, the lineup of the Dead 27s reads like a Charleston music scene super-group. Bassist Oliver Goldstein backed Elise Testone in the Freeloaders, while drummer Daniel Crider and guitarist Wallace Mullinax are currently in the studio with the American Idol vet working on her solo debut. Guitarist Will Evans pulls double-duty as well, fronting the electro-funk group Stereo Reform, while singer and guitarist Trey Francis moonlights as a solo act around Greenville. Still, none of the guys view the 27s as a side project. “Everybody’s schedules are jam-packed, but we’re still constantly adding new songs,” Evans says, adding that the band plans to head to Francis’ house to record a new project this summer. Last year, the Dead 27s released the singles “Don’t Want to Live My Life Without You” and “Penny.” “Those songs were real polished, but I think the next recordings will be more grungy, with more of that Led Zeppelin or Black Keys big-room drums sound,” Evans says. —Stratton Lawrence SATURDAY