A taste of this week's live gigs 

The Jeff Beasley Band

Electric blues, early rock & roll, plus funky R & B originals. Wed., 7 pm (solo) + Thurs. - Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).


Top-notch local electric blues quartet (on the slick, uptown tip) that’s known for rock-solid shows, and which just released an impressive live CD. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES.

Bottles & Cans

Trashy, swinging Delta blues-based garage-rock. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 8 pm, Dawg House Grill + Fri., 9 pm, Bogey’s + Sat., 8 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).

Julia Carroll

Self-described “hard-folk” singer/songwriter who’s making her mark in the respected Atlanta female contemporary acoustic folk scene. Also appearing, Slam Poet Corey Houlihan. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Jason Courtenay

Well-known local guitarist and singer specializing in modern country, honky-tonk and Southern rock. Thurs., The Bamboo Room - formerly Tango (Tybee).


Local acoustic guitar-based pop combo. Sat., 9 pm, The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.).

Mary Davis & Co.

Well-liked soft-rock, pop and beach music cover combo featuring members of local act Band In The Park. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Fri., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House + Sat., 8 pm, Marlin Monroe’s Surfside Grill (Tybee).

1st Friday Fetish Party

Now that he’s no longer based out of the troubled Savannah Down Under nightclub, Chris Cook —who now calls himself “The Underground Mayor of The Hostess City”— is moving his monthly voyeuristic get-together/sideshow to this basement bar a handcuff’s throw from City Market. Besides various types of ribald role-playing, dance music will be spun by resident DJ Analog Kid, who was named Best Local Club DJ in our 2007 Readers’ Poll. Fri., 10 pm, B & B Ale House.

1st Friday for Folk Music

Family-oriented (alcohol and smoke-free) acoustic music showcase sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society — featuring Ronnda Cadle & the String Poets (see Music Feature), Fla. country/folk/pop fusion duo Friction Farm, and Metter’s French-Canadian/Cajun/Old-Time act Jean-Paul and Dominique Carton. Free, with a suggested $2 donation. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Mon. United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.) - ALL-AGES.

Trae Gurley’s “Swoonatra”

A heartfelt vocal tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Hitmen

Electric blues guitar power trio playing standards. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Latin Jazz Motion

Regional combo led by percussionist David Lugo. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Magic Rocks

Diverse rock, country and soul covers from members of The 8-Tracks. Sun., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES.


Regional “Southern Rock Funk” quartet with a strong grunge influence, featuring bassist Jon Schwalls. Thurs., 8 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Fri., 9:30 pm, Bahama Bob’s (Pooler).

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew

Local blues-rock act fronted by a talented guitarist known for his slide work. Fri., 10 pm, Bayou Café.

Paul Reeves

Savannah-born pop-rock songwriter whose material is rooted in Christian ideology. Singer/songwriter Ryan Stephens also plays this “Sunset Party” gig. Thurs., 6 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Souls Harbor

S.C. hard rockers with a powerful, commercial sound. With openers Dalidrama (Charleston), and local duo The Guillotine (a wicked-fast thrash metal explosion). Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Abebi Stafford

Young, noteworthy jazz pianist who recently relocated here from Atlanta. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Street Circus Symphony

Local funk/rock/hip-hop act which cites Incubus and Sublime as key influences. Fri., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).


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