It's time to get out your music calendars.
Spring is a busy season in Savannah, and there are shows coming up in the next few weeks that some of you do not want to miss.
From 8-10 p.m. April 29, The Sentient Bean hosts a Townes Van Zandt Tribute Night. Jason Bible, A.M. Rodriguez, Matt Eckstine and Brandon Nelson McCoy - all excellent singer-songwriters - are slated to perform, with all proceeds being donated to the Deep Center.
On May 3, the all-women Japanese rock band Shonen Knife returns to Savannah headlining a show at The Wormhole. Advance tickets ($19.99) are now available via the Facebook event page and Ticketfly.
On May 5, SUSTO returns to The Jinx in a show organized by MusicFile Productions. Justin Osborne, frontman for the Charleston-based rock band, writes provocative, catchy and downright beautiful songs.
SUSTO just wrapped up a nationwide tour supporting The Lumineers, and their growing reputation might mean few chances ever to see them again in a club as small as The Jinx. Up-and-coming Nashville-based artist Becca Mancari will be opening. I advise getting tickets in advance ($10) via the Facebook event page or Ticketfly.com.
On May 11, MusicFile Productions brings Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass and Parker Gispert of The Whigs back to The Jinx. Roots rocker Kiah will also be performing at the Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, and I found Gispert mesmerizing in his most recent solo show in Savannah. Tickets ($10) are now on sale via Ticketfly and the Facebook event page.
On May 12, it's a proverbial walk down memory lane with the Night Flight CafÃ© Reunion at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum.
The Night Flight was closed by the time I moved to town in 1995, but the fabled music venue still has a palpable presence around town. Founded in 1975, the club hosted an incredible array of performers over the years, and this special reunion will include performances by Randall Bramblett, David Olney and The Swimming Pool Q's.
Advance tickets ($42) are now available via the Facebook event page and the website Tikly.
We'll have more detailed coverage here in Do about some of these shows as the dates approach.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) and hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email email@example.com.