Brave Baby

With an increasing amount of empty space in the local music scene — Crowfield announced its final show last week, set for March — Charleston’s anticipation for new hometown talent may be quenched by the freshman release of newly formed indie quartet Brave Baby.

The group pulled together in 2010 out of the remnants of the members’ former projects and began quietly writing and rehearsing while one of its founding members, Ryan Patrick Zimmerman, began making a name for himself as a producer, working with area artists such as Steven Fiore, Elim Bolt, Sequoyah Prep School, Will Hastings and others.

The band’s sound stacks its smarts and heart next to gutsy instincts, staggering with purpose, somewhere between Bon Iver and Brand New: emotional and intricate but gradually, methodically explosive, fierce and mellifluous.

Brave Baby will celebrate the release of its debut album, “Forty Bells,” Thursday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Elim Bolt and Octopus Jones also will perform. Tickets are $10 and include a copy of the new album. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Go to or call 571-4343 for more information.

Cowboy Mouth

There are very few bands that survive. For the most part, bands break up after a few years, and it usually happens because of the road.

It’s a hard life to settle into. You’re always moving, you’re always tired, you’re usually broke, and it begins to get more and more difficult to picture what your friends and family look like. The road, for all intents and purposes, breaks most bands.

So the idea that Cowboy Mouth is in its 22nd year of bringing its original concoction of New Orleans-spiced rock ’n’ roll to a global audience is difficult to comprehend. What’s even more astonishing is how well the band still does it. It’s as if the road actually makes them stronger, more potent even.

Cowboy Mouth got its big break in 1996 following the release of its major label debut, “Are You With Me?”

The album contained the group’s only single that has been considered a major commercial success, “Jenny Says.”

The song first appeared on the band’s 1992 album, “Word of Mouth,” but never gained widespread attention until its re-release in ’96.

Since then, the band has toured behind a reputation as one of the most entertaining rock acts to see live.

Founding member, vocalist and drummer Fred LeBlanc somehow has managed to tap into a seemingly endless supply of stamina to give audiences performances that are as explosive as they are amusing night after night.

The group released its ninth studio album, “This Train ...,” exclusively on its website early last year.

Cowboy Mouth will perform for two nights at The Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms.

Friday’s performance will feature special guest Matt MacKelcan, while Saturday’s performance will feature The Ferns. Loners Society will open the show on Friday night while Saturday night’s guest has yet to be announced.

Tickets are $15 and are available online at or at the door. Two-day passes are available online for $25. Doors open at 9 p.m.; show starts at 10 on both nights.

Call 886-8596 for more information.

Tea Leaf Green

While Tea Leaf Green may be unknown to many, it’s the type of band that has a quiet legion of fans across the country that undoubtedly doesn’t mind the group’s relative anonymity.

As far as jam bands go, Tea Leaf Green is one of the longest running, with roots dating back to 1996.

It represented a new wave of the San Francisco sound that, with the help of acts such as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, revolutionized the music of the ’60s and ’70s and ignited a movement that still commands worldwide followers.

The quintet continues, relatively unchanged, to tour tirelessly, and celebrated the release of its seventh album, “Radio Tragedy,” last year.

Tea Leaf Green will perform Saturday and Sunday nights at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Saturday night, the band will share the bill with newcomers Lingo, a Georgia-based rock quintet with eclectic infusions of soul, Latin and alternative styles.

Tickets are $15 for each night with a limited number of two-day passes available for $26. Tickets are available online at or at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.

Go to or call 571-4343 for more information.