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Bill Dawers


Bill Dawers is a columnist for Savannah Morning News and Do Savannah, the editor at Savannah Unplugged and an instructor at Armstrong Atlantic State University.


Unplugged: Strong lineups this week at El-Rocko, Sentient Bean

17 Jan 2017

Birdperson’s high-energy, New Wave-influenced rock seems a great fit for the party atmosphere at El-Rocko, and that show kicks off a busy weekend that takes the band to Atlanta and Myrtle Beach.


Unplugged: Big shows this weekend at Wormhole, Jinx

03 Jan 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.


Unplugged: Looking ahead to the Savannah music scene in 2017

27 Dec 2016

In last week’s column, I looked back at some personal highlights from the Savannah music scene in 2016, so today let’s look ahead to 2017.


Unplugged: 2016 dotted with outstanding, memorable performances

20 Dec 2016

One of my favorite musical performances of 2016 was way back in early January.


Unplugged: Savannah embraces idiosyncrasies for the holidays

14 Dec 2016

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Savannah without some pretty strange parties.


Unplugged: Collective Face’s strong production of ‘Pygmalion’ continues at Muse

07 Dec 2016

“What have you left me fit for?” Eliza Doolittle asks Henry Higgins at a pivotal moment in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” “Where am I to go? What am I to do? What’s to become of me?”


Unplugged: Shows at Barrelhouse, El-Rocko among Savannah’s club highlights

30 Nov 2016

If you’ve been wishing that 2016 would just end already, you might want to take a deep breath, slow down and make plans to enjoy some of the excellent live music coming up in December.


Unplugged: Homegrown Holiday Hoedown, other exciting shows coming up in December

22 Nov 2016

The sixth annual Homegrown Holiday Hoedown will take place on the evening of Dec. 16 in the grand ballroom on the second floor of American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St.


Unplugged: Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass back for Stopover in the Yard

09 Nov 2016

Amythyst Kiah is based in Johnson City, Tenn., which isn’t all that far away, and the singer-songwriter has played a number of Savannah shows, but I get the sense that she’s still not on the radar of many local music lovers.


Unplugged: Reflections on Savannah’s thriving theater scene

02 Nov 2016

So we survived the extended Halloween weekend with its cover bands, costume contests and general mania.


Unplugged: Savannah stalwart Eric Culberson returns to stage after hurricane, surgery

19 Oct 2016
The Savannah music scene has bounced back strongly from the effects of Hurricane Matthew, and live music fans have plenty of chances this weekend to support both local and touring musicians.

Unplugged: It’s a good time to support Savannah establishments, musicians

12 Oct 2016

Savannah took a hard hit last weekend, but things should be largely back to normal by the time you’re looking for things to do this weekend. 


Unplugged: Alt-country, punk take over The Jinx

05 Oct 2016

Over the last 13 years, The Jinx has established itself as one of the region’s most important live music venues.


Unplugged: The Collective Face kicks off new season with ‘Savannah Sipping Society’

14 Sep 2016

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble has in recent years established itself as one of the most important nonprofit arts organizations in Savannah.


Unplugged: Time to mark your fall live music calendar

08 Sep 2016
Savannah’s cultural calendar fills up quickly in the fall, so now is the time for live music lovers to mark their calendars for the remainder of 2016.

Unplugged: VOICE Fest offers reprise of ‘Alice Ryley’ opera

24 Aug 2016

The final week of the 2016 Savannah VOICE Festival featured an array of high-quality events, including the staging of Michael Ching’s short opera “Alice Ryley” in a ballroom at The Westin Savannah Harbor.


Unplugged: Lucas Cabaret Series has two remaining dates, so don't dawdle

18 Aug 2016

The Lucas Theatre has sold out the first eight dates in its 2016 Summer Cabaret Series, and there’s a good bet the final two shows will also reach capacity.


Unplugged: Big names on Bull Street with Mobley, The Independents

10 Aug 2016

As the neighborhood around The Wormhole has changed, the spacious but divey club has thrived by offering an extensive food menu, happy hour shows and regular features like trivia and open mic nights.


Unplugged: Punk, indie rock shows among week's best bets in Savannah

03 Aug 2016

Once upon a time, Savannah fell asleep for a few midsummer weeks, but as you can see throughout this issue of Do, the city is bustling with things to do this week and weekend.