Fall is a great time of year for enjoying live music in Savannah.
Revival Fest brought hundreds of spectators and 14 acclaimed bands from the South to the Georgia State Railroad Museum on Sept. 20, and the Savannah Jazz Festival continues with shows in Forsyth Park from Sept. 25-27.
You can also read here in DO about the all-woman Japanese punk rockers Shonen Knife performing at Dollhouse Productions on Sept. 26.
But that's not all. This weekend is an especially promising one in the local clubs.
Les Racquet - the high-energy, versatile rock trio that has found a second home in Savannah - will be headlining Sept. 25 at Barrelhouse South, 125 W. Congress St. American Mannequins from Athens will open at 10 p.m. The cover is $10.
Also on Sept. 25, The Wormhole at 2307 Bull St. will be hosting What Moon Things, a young New York band that channels various garage rock and punk influences in high-energy live shows.
Local surf rockers Triathalon and the solo electronic act J. Zagers will open for What Moon Things. The label Broken Circles will be releasing Triathalon's long-awaited debut album on Oct. 21. The Wormhole show should get rolling after 9 p.m. and the cover is $5. If you're headed to that part of town anyway, you might want to check out the 7 p.m. performance at Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th St., of Des Ark, Heartscape Landbreak and The Pauses.
The cover for the Graveface gig is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. As you might have read here previously, Graveface Records has become an important hub for the local scene because of these eclectic in-store shows and because those younger than 21 can't see gigs that take place in bars.
Those shows at Graveface, The Wormhole and Barrelhouse South are all Sept. 25. Promising gigs by both touring and Savannah-based bands continue straight through the weekend at downtown venues like The Sentient Bean, The Jinx, Congress Street Social Club and Hang Fire.
Between the Savannah Jazz Festival and the other shows around town, it looks like a great week for immersing oneself in the Savannah scene.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com). Email email@example.com.