Electric blues, early rock & roll, plus funky R & B originals. Wed., 7 pm (solo), Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Thurs., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., Fiddler’s (River St.).
Straight-ahead rock & roll trio from Athens, featuring Savannah-born drummer Ronnie Winders. With Augusta’s The Edison Project, whose bouncy, retro guitar pop recalls Hayden. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
NYC-based acoustic guitarist/singer reminiscent of the earnest delivery of middle-period Baez. With local singer/songwriter Josh Holley. Fri., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.
One of the finest electric trios on the East Coast. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Mon., 6 pm, The Boathouse (Hilton Head).
Funky soul-jazz combo. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES.
Two experienced jazz players — a female vocalist and a male pianist. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Veteran jazz and soul singer who’s opened for The Jacksons, Fleetwood Mac and Marvin Gaye. $10 cover. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.
Kickass Southern and classic rock and modern C & W covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Award-winning local electric blues group. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).
Promising Charleston-based indie-rock quintet mixing heartfelt female vocals (and harmonies) with airy acoustic guitar, angular electric leads and syncopated rhythms. With Athens’ Sleepy Horses, who mix dreamy Americana with trippy sonic drones and experimentation, a la Yo La Tengo or Lambchop. Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.
Local jazz combo led by noted trumpeter and flugelhornist Lee. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Rock, country and soul covers. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES.
Young psychedelic jam-oriented rock band. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.) + Sat., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).
One of the coolest pop/rock bands I’ve heard in years, this young Nashville quartet blissfully channels the twee optimism of Village Green-era Kinks and Magical Mystery-era Beatles. I can’t stop smiling when their album is on. Tremendous. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Classic and hard rock covers. Thurs., 8 pm, Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Noteworthy local Southern rock and soul band with a propensity for jamming. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Southern rock covers. Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).
Quirky, irrepressible local party band (rock, pop, hip-hop).Thurs., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sat., 10 pm, Churchill’s Pub.
This San Diego-based quartet tapped Superdrag’s Don Coffey, Jr. to produce their latest LP. They’re an intense indie-rock band that’s deeply inhaled both the ‘80s SoCal punk attitude and early ‘90s grunge-pop (think Nevermind or Urge Overkill’s Saturation). With Nashville’s 8TrackEgo. Wed., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.
Longtime, solid Charleston act playing “Coastal Blues” and boogie. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar. ****
Laid-back, feel-good Low Country pop-rock a la The Blue Dogs (with a worldbeat influence). Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Acoustic guitar and harmonica duo playing originals, folk, rock, blues and Dead covers. Fri., 9 pm, Kasey’s Gourmet Grille + Tues., 10 pm, Stogie’s.