A taste of this week's live gigs 


Spoken word showcase run by a local non-profit offering youths self-awareness through poetry and hip-hop. Sun., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Bottles & Cans

Garage-rock-infused blues and weird Americana. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.), + Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Larry Broussard

Classically-trained fingerstyle guitarist playing a wide variety of rock, pop and blues standards and current hits plus originals. Sat., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).

Cats: The Musical

Touring cast of one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history (a multiple Tony Award-winner from Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S.Eliot). You’ll laugh, you’ll cry... $30 - $50 at www.etix.com or the Civic Center Box Office (call 651-6556). Mon., 8 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.

Thomas Claxton

Intense singer/acoustic guitarist playing popular rock covers and originals. Wed., 6 pm, Tubby’s (River St.) + Thurs., 7:30 pm, Augie’s (Pooler) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café + Sun., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.

The Bryan Clees Band

Critically-acclaimed, regional C & W act on the rise (originals and covers). Fri., 9 pm, French Quarter Café (Statesboro).

Deep Blue 3

Tight local electric blues combo with a new lineup. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Eat Mo’ Music

Funky, high-energy instrumental soul jazz quartet. Fri., 8:30 pm, Isaac’s on Drayton + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Echoes of The Harvest

New local death/speed metal project influenced by Lamb of God and Pantera. Sat., 9 pm, Yong’s Country Club.

Equinox Jazz

Standout local combo led by Louisiana-bred saxman Jeremy Davis. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

High Velocity

Popular bar band playing a variety of classic rock and modern country hits. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (Bloomingdale).

The Hitmen

Brash local electric blues power trio. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.


Local indie-rockers known for yearning vocals and a lineup that includes cello, bass, guitar, synths and drums. Local one-man-band Pink Kodiak opens with a set of droning, hooky “Death-Pop.” Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

KIX-96 Guitar Pull

This annual unplugged C & W benefit show is sold out, but you might score a seat at the door to see Doug Stone, Bucky Covington, Jason Michael Carroll and Jeff Bates. Wed., 7:30 pm, Lucas Theatre.

The Magic Rocks

Eclectic rock/country/soul cover trio featuring members of GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Moedog Darling

Indie songwriter Marisa Predisik’s melodramatic, minor-key chamber-rock tunes (on guitar, piano, ukulele, and glock) recall a more brooding and hyper Aimee Mann. This is the first night of her nationwide tour. Sat., 8 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

A Nickel Bag of Funk

Danceable R & B act led by a sultry female vocalist. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Rhythm Riot

Kitschy rock/ pop party band known for unexpected covers and a devil-may-care attitude. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

The Southern Wailers

Young, promising male-female Americana guitar duo (acoustic and electric) that’s into Lucinda Williams, the DBT’s Chris Cornell and K.T. Tunstall. Originals and covers. Thurs., 8 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler) + Fri., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.

The Train Wrecks

Local Americana and roots-a-billy quartet that just released a standout indie CD. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., 9 pm, The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.).


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