Be Here Now: Jeebus @ Savannah’s, 8/28/09

OK, who the bejesus is Jeebus?

Well, maybe you remember a crazy little Nippertown band named the Hanslick Rebellion? Sure, you do.

Anyway, three members of Hanslick Rebellion – vocalist-keyboardist Jed Davis, bassist Mike Keaney and guitarist Alex Dubovoy – are now based in Brooklyn and they’ve teamed up with a couple of other musicians to form the “throbbing punk-metal” band Jeebus, who are making their Nippertown debut at Savannah’s in Albany on Friday, August 28.

If the Hanslick Rebellion connection isn’t enough to get you out of the house and into the club, let me tell you who the “new” guys in the band are – guitar shred-master Reeves Gabrels (who used to play with David Bowie) and drummer Matt Johnson (from Jeff Buckley’s band).

Sharing the stage with Jeebus at Savannah’s will be Third Assault, All Out Riot and your musical hosts for the evening, ska punks Smittix.

UPDATE: The Hidden City has a killer photos (including BT taking a turn at the mic) from this show – you can see the photos or slideshow on Flickr.

Update #2: J. Eric Smith reviewed the show. We’re not sure but I think he liked it.

  1. Matt Mac Haffie says

    A little background on the non Nippertown players;

    Reeves Gabrels played with Boston’s infamous Bentmen, and was saved from a life in real estate when asked to join the Brothers Hunt and David Bowie to form in Tin Machine. He went on to play with David Bowie on the NIN “Dissonance Tour.”

    Matt Johnson was former Jazz drummer, who cut his rock teeth as a member of David Poe’s band where he caught the attention of Jeff Buckley.

  2. Greg says

    Ah, yes, thanks for the additional info, Matt. I do believe that drummer Matt Johnson has also been doing a fair amount of playing with Rufus Wainwright these days, too.

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  4. Sara says

    Great photos, Bryan. Thanks for sharing.

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