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Unplugged: Starland First Friday shows, classic punk highlight busy weekend

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Unplugged: Starland First Friday shows, classic punk highlight busy weekend

04 Oct 2017

After schedules were scrambled by Hurricane Irma in September, we have returned to the usual fast pace of fall in Savannah.

October features one festival after another, but don’t lose track of all the smaller events — including the musical performances and art shows — that add so much richness to the city’s culture.

The evening of Oct. 6 brings another First Friday in Starland. The exciting young band Solo Collective will perform at 7 p.m. at House of Strut, the fun vintage store at 17 W. 41st St.

The Starland First Friday also features the opening of the exhibit “Conversations in Clay” by ceramicists Becca Sipper and Irene Ward from 6-9 p.m. at Starland Café and Catering, 11 E. 41st St. The show is produced by Sulfur Art Services, which is based at nearby Sulfur Studios at 2301 Bull St.

Sulfur Studios is also a hub of activity on First Fridays. If you haven’t taken the chance to wander the open studios at Sulfur, you’re missing out on a big part of the city’s scene of established and emerging artists.

There are also some promising club shows coming up this weekend, beginning with The Vibrators at The Jinx on Oct. 5. The legendary punk band is on their final tour after more than 40 years of making music.

The Vibrators will be supported by Rocket 77 and The Pauses. Tickets ($10 in advance/$15 at the door) are now available via Ticketfly. The Facebook invitation lists the show as beginning at 9 p.m., but music at The Jinx usually starts after that.

Other exciting club gigs include Isaac Smith’s album release on Oct. 6 at The Jinx, which you can read about elsewhere here in Do, and Birmingham-based alt-country band Five Shot Jack at Congress Street Social Club on Oct. 7.

At this time of year, the entire West Congress Street corridor is hopping on weekend evenings — it’s a great time to get out and explore the city’s nightlife.

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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