A key figure on the local jazz scene for years, this veteran trombonist and tireless promoter of Americas art form leads a variety of combos, and can always be counted on for a solid performance, and an educators eye for detail. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
This relentless, punk-tinged quartet continues to capitalize on their growing fanbase. Reggae and rock covers fill out the night, but the focus is their intensely cathartic and highly syncopated originals that recall both early Primus and 311. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Grill (Downtown).
The Jeff Beasley Band
Old-fashioned R & B and early rock and roll covers (think Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly) from a member of local blues act Too Blue. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
Alan Bibey & Blueridge
Major bluegrass act whose albums have hit as high as #3 around the world. Mandolinist Bibey has also been a member of The New Quicksilver and IIIrd Tyme Out. These folks are considered something of a supergroup, and its a bit of a coup to find them playing a room as small and intimate as this one (only 100 seats). For $20 advance tickets, call 748-1930, or www.randywoodguitars.com. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Woods Pickin Parlor (1304 East Hwy 80, Bloomingdale).
Long-running local Chicago-style electric blues act thats reliable, entertaining, and energetic. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.
Bottles & Cans
Raw and slightly unhinged Delta blues-influenced rock thats one part Fat Possum Records, one part latter-day Tom Waits, and one part Invisible Republic-mode Dylan. Sat., 10 pm, The Underground @ Churchills Pub.
Kim Calhoun & Friends
Made up of 3 of the 4 members of traditional country group The Deep South Band (regulars in the late 80s at the Holiday Inn on Hwy 204), this semi-reunited acts calling card is their tight vocal harmonies. Fri., 8 pm, The Sea Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Acoustic guitarist and vocalist whos known for a high-intensity performance style, and is soon to release a debut CD. Rock covers and originals. Wed., 7 pm, Pogys Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Thurs., B & D Burgers (Southside) + Fri. - Sat., ( pm, The Bayou Café + Sun., 5:30 pm, The Warehouse.
The Bryan Clees Band
Up-and-coming regional country singer/songwriter who group peppers their original sets with well-known covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilleys (Hinesville).
Jason Courtenay & Hazzard County
One half of local acoustic duo The Courtenay Brothers leads this electric group through modern and classic country covers and a few originals. Fri., 9 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
Jeremy Davis & The Equinox Jazz Quartet
Sax-playing, big-band leading transplant from Monroe, La., playing instrumental hard bop and soul-jazz thats geared toward partying and dancing. Fri. - Sun., 9 pm, The Seafood Authority (above Fernandos).
Eat Mo' Music
Local instrumental funk/soul jazz quintet featuring trumpeter John Tisbert, and made up of area music instructors. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Brunchtime entertainment from a classically-trained solo harpist (!) playing standards, unique arrangements of symphonic works, originals, and her own interpretations of contemporary music. Sun., 11 am - 2 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Former member of 80s party band The Tremors, offering a varied setlist of classic rock, pop, and blues-influenced tunes on acoustic guitar. far from your run-of-the-mill solo act, he plays everything from Memphis soul and British Invasion material to Burt Bacharach ballads. Fri., 9 pm, Steamers (Georgetown).
This guitarist from Oxford, Ga., has won the prestigious annual Old-Time Music Contest at Al.s Athens State University several times. He both flatpicks and fingerpicks, and specializes in his own arrangements of traditional folk songs from the British Isles. his shows incorporate plenty of educational info about the material hes helping to preserve. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
High-profile regional band with a large and loyal following. Their sets combine tried-and-true crowd-pleasing rock covers with their own lush, radio-friendly modern pop (think No Doubt, Train). This free show marks the 25th anniversary of this seafood restaurant and watering hole. Fri., 6 pm, Tubbys Tankhouse (Thunderbolt).
Polished and versatile electric blues combo, featuring former members of both Bluesonics and The Eric Culberson Blues Band. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.
Award-winning local vocalist whos more than capable of fronting orchestras, but has found his calling in the intimate cabaret tradition. Thurs., 9 pm (music begins at 7 pm), The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Singing acoustic guitarist offering Celtic ballads and modern folk. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
Facile solo guitarist specializing in blues and jazz-influenced material. Wed., & Sun., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Local soul and funk cover band (with a female vocalist) specializing in dance-oriented hits from the 60s through the 80s. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Veteran pianist and singer (standards, show tunes and pop hits) whos been a favorite around town for years. Tues., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
"Georgia Kyle" Shiver
Singer/songwriter who cut his teeth on the Northeastern coffeehouse and busking circuit, and has released a few above-average CDs of modern folks and blues material. Hes known for a powerful voice and rock-solid musicianship. Covers and originals. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House (w/Fiddlin Scott Holton) + Fri., 7 pm, AJs Dockside (Tybee) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco.
Shrimp City Slim
Popular Charleston-based band playing Coastal Blues, which incorporates shag and soul music into a more typical Delta format. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Local jazz trio (featuring drummer Mark Cordray and bassist/vocalist Maggie Evans) playing danceable standards and originals. Thurs., 9 pm, The Seafood Authority (above Fernandos).
Randy "Hatman" Smith
Solo guitarist playing beach, boogie and blues hits (and plenty of Buffett) to sequenced backing, so as to approximate the sound of a full band. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Stingrays (Tybee).
Tight regional band playing modern and classic country and honky-tonk. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommys (Pooler).
Eclectic local party band whose setlist runs the gamut from alternative rock (Pixies, The Cure) to 80s pop (The Cars) to R & B (Little Richard, Prince) and whose lineup features moonlighting members of local original acts Superhorse, GAM and The Judge & The Jury. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge
Relentless, overdriven Southern sludge-core group led by Dave Dixie Collins, formerly of the cult legends Buzzov-en. With openers The Wayward and Space Knights. Mon., 10 pm, The Jinx.