With touring acts like SUSTO and St. Paul & The Broken Bones on the way, we're headed for another strong week for the Savannah music scene. You can read about those shows elsewhere here on DoSavannah.com.
In addition to the big show headlined by SUSTO on May 5, The Jinx at 127 W. Congress St. will host Everymen on May 4.
Everymen, based in Lake Worth, Fla., plays a crazily energetic mix of genres that could be described as gypsy punk. The band has just released a new album, "May Your Ashes Have Stories to Tell," which should add an extra charge to this week's performance.
I don't know whether Everymen will encourage audience members to hit each other with big cushy toys like they sometimes do, and I don't know if they'll take a banana break this time around, but I have no doubt they've got something exciting planned. The Jinx is the first stop on Everymen's 18-city East Coast tour.
Jeff Two-Names and the Born Agains, a Savannah-based punk band with a growing catalog of fun and occasionally disturbing two-minute songs, will open for Everymen.
Music usually gets rolling at The Jinx around 10:30 p.m. Cover is $10.
If you're looking for a weekend show that's a little quieter and little earlier, I recommend that you check out Joe Nelson and James Pittman for their 5:30-8:30 p.m. happy hour set May 6 at El-Rocko Lounge, 117 Whitaker St.
The highly regarded duo will perform, as noted on Facebook, their "seldom-heard hillbilly lounge music repertoire," which includes everything from old-time music of the 1920s to 1950s country classics.
On May 9, The Casket Girls will play their only local show of 2017 from 7-10 p.m. at Graveface Records & Curiosities, 5 W. 40th St. The early, all-ages event will be capped at 45 people, so you might want to show up early to hear the magnificently talented Jeff Zagers open for The Casket Girls' dreamy, eerie rock. Cover is $5.
This is traditionally a great time of year to catch both local and touring bands, so I hope to see a lot of folks supporting the scene.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at Savannah Unplugged (www.billdawers.com) andhissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email firstname.lastname@example.org.