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Unplugged: Big shows this weekend at Wormhole, Jinx

 

Unplugged: Big shows this weekend at Wormhole, Jinx

03 Jan 2017

In last week’s column, I noted some of the big upcoming gigs for the first few months of 2017. It looks like we’ll have plenty of thrilling shows in 2017, and we’re off to a good start with this weekend’s offerings.

The Wormhole, 2307 Bull St., will roar into the new year with a Jan. 6 show headlined by the hardcore band Sect, which includes members of Earth Crisis and Fall Out Boy.

Advent is also on the bill, and the show will also be a release party for the band’s EP “Pain & Suffering,” just released on the Bridge Nine label. Advent has just returned to the hardcore scene after a hiatus.

Jesus Piece from Philadelphia, Vein from Boston and Absolute Suffering from Springfield, Mass., are also on the stacked bill.

Advance tickets ($10) for Jan. 6 at The Wormhole are available via 912shows.bigcartel.com. Doors open at 8 p.m. with the music slated to start at 8:30 p.m.

On Jan. 7, one of the top shows of the weekend will be at The Jinx, 127 W. Congress St.

The High Divers from Charleston have played Savannah a number of times, but they haven’t brought their roots-infused southern rock to The Jinx before.

The talented Isaac Smith is also on the bill, and I can’t say enough good things about his intense solo performances and his full band sets. Smith’s recent full band show at The Jinx was crazy good.

The Atlanta-based Pony League is also on the bill. I haven’t heard the five-piece band live, but the recorded material showcases some excellent songwriting, crisp vocals and rich instrumentation.

The Jinx has arguably been the city’s top rock club for more than a decade, but keep in mind that you’ll find live music all along West Congress Street on most weekend nights. If you’ve resolved to support live music more in 2017, you might just want to wander the strip.

Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email billdawers@comcast.net.

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