A couple of news bytes ‘n' bits for your pondering pleasure:
Yet another great band is fixing to make its Savannah debut. Due at Live Wire Music Hall Oct. 1, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers is a San Francisco outfit featuring a wonderfully expressive lead singer (the titular Ms. Bluhm), and a bunch of guys (including Tim Bluhm, Nicki's husband on guitar and harmony vocals) that play solid, smiling, hippie-esque blues and country-rock. It's a damn good band, and Nicki and Tim do the Johnny/June, Gram/Emmy duet thing to a magical t.
Do you swing? If you do, you're probably wild about Savannah's Jeremy Davis & the Equinox Jazz Orchestra, which has booked a show at the Westin Harbor Resort every third Monday through the end of the year. On Sept. 17, the really big band will not only celebrate the release of the CD Great American Swagger, but videotape the performance for DVD release. For details, call (912) 547-3196.
@ Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Aug. 26-Sept. 6. Westin Resort.
@ Midnight Garden Ride. Sept. 1. Ponderosa concert in Telfair Square.
@ North Mississippi Allstars/Sister Hazel. Sept. 2. Westin Resort.
@ Labor Day Beach Bash. Sept. 2. Tybee Pier.
@ Savannah Pride Festival with JoJo concert. Sept. 8. Forsyth Park.
@ Savannah Philharmonic Season Opening Concert. Sept. 8. Lucas Theatre.
@ Elton John. Sept. 15. Martin Luther King Arena.
@ Film screening: Citizen Kane. Trustees Theater.
@ Film screening: Gone With the Wind. Sept. 21. Lucas Theatre.
@ Savannah Jazz Festival. Sept. 23-30.
@ Ron White. Sept. 30. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ New Edition. Sept. 30. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Suddenly Last Summer. The Collective Face. Oct. 5-20.
@ Tybee Island Pirate Fest. Oct. 5 and 6. Vince Neil concert Oct. 6.
@ Film screening: Rebel Without a Cause. Trustees Theater.
@ Anthony Hamilton. Oct. 7. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Picnic in the Park. Oct. 7. Forsyth Park.
@ Savannah Philharmonic Chamber Concert. Oct. 11. Telfair Academy.
@ Savannah Folk Music Festival. Oct. 12-14.
@ Bonnie Raitt. Oct. 13. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Louis C.K. Oct. 17. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Ingrid Michaelson. Oct. 18. Trustees Theatre.
@ SCAD: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Oct. 18-21. Mondanaro Theatre.
@ Savannah Philharmonic. Oct. 19. Lucas Theatre.
@ Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. Oct. 19-22. Richmond Hill.
@ Film screening: Clue. Oct. 20. Lucas Theatre.
@ Graveface Fest. Oct. 27. Southern Pine Co.
@ Savannah Film Festival. Oct. 27-Nov. 3.
@ Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon. Nov. 3.
@ Needtobreathe. Nov. 8. Johnny Mercer Theatre.
@ Children's Book Festival. Nov. 10. Forsyth Park.