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Unplugged: Fall music calendar dotted with album release parties, other special gigs

  • Local music fan Larry Jack Sammons (center) joined Peelander Z on stage the last time they played Savannah. (Photo by Tom Cartmel)
 

Unplugged: Fall music calendar dotted with album release parties, other special gigs

23 Aug 2017

In last week’s column, I shared a quick preview of three must-see festivals coming up this fall: the Savannah Jazz Festival, Statts Fest and Revival Fest.

But there are plenty of individual gigs on the horizon that are worth your attention. I can’t possibly preview every show, but there are some of special note, including several excellent bookings in the next few weeks.

So it’s time to pull out your music calendars again.

Outlaw country pioneer David Allan Coe will perform on Aug. 30 at The Stage on Bay, 1200 W. Bay St., with special guest Peewee Moore. Tickets ($25 and up) are available via the venue’s website (savconcerts.com).

The Stage on Bay has a busy lineup for fall, including shows headlined by the metal band P.O.D. (Sept. 13), Corey Smith (Oct. 27) and Mother’s Finest (Nov. 17). Check out the calendar online.

City Hotel will host the release party for their wonderful new album “Don’t Go to the Porch” at Service Brewing, 574 Indian St., on Sept. 2. Look for coverage of that event in next week’s issue of Do. Tickets are now on sale for $10 via Eventbrite.

On Sept. 9, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears play Savannah for the first time, with Lightnin Malcolm opening. Many of us have never had a chance to experience Black Joe Lewis’ soul and R&B sound live, so don’t be surprised if it sells out. Tickets ($15) are now on sale via Ticketfly.

The Black Joe Lewis gig is yet another offering from MusicFile Productions, the parent company of Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest.

On Oct. 6, singer-songwriter and roots rocker Isaac Smith will release his first full-length album “Young Or Old” at The Jinx, with Nashville’s Reuben Bidez and Atlanta’s Gin House opening. Advance tickets ($10) are now available via Ticketfly.

Peelander-Z will bring their surreal rock act to The Wormhole on Oct. 21. The Japanese punk band has played many major festivals and made other high-profile appearances, in a addition to wowing at Savannah Stopover. Advance tickets ($9.99) are now available via Ticketfly.

That’s just a quick overview. It’s obviously worth keeping in mind that there are worthy gigs every week by both touring and Savannah-based acts, so I hope to see lots of readers going out this fall to support their favorite venues and artists.

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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