Blues and jazz arrangements of tunes by Clapton, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck and others played by an electric guitarist from local R & B show band The Sapphire Bullets. Sun., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Long-running local Chicago-style jump blues band, thats recently added a 4th member. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse.
The Bryan Clees Band
Regional C & W songwriter offering covers and originals. Wed. + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilleys (Hinesville).
Solo acoustic set from this guitarist and singer (country and pop covers and originals). Fri., 10 pm, Jens & Friends.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Excellent electric blues trio with a flair for Freddie King-style rockers. One of the best such groups for miles around. Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Creepy, punishing side project from Meatjacks Brian Daniloski. This is droning, horrific, mostly instrumental ambient metal that will not appeal to most, but those with the stomach for these aural nightmares will be mightily impressed with their intricate, layered composition. With openers Music Hates You (a vicious metal act from Athens adored by Gang Of Fours Hugo Burnham) and Atlantas Celephais, a bad-ass juggernaut whose psychedelic-tinged fist-pounders vaguely recall both Jawbox and early Smashing Pumpkins. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Marcus G. (CD Release)
This SCAD professor has been writing acoustic message-rock for a quarter-century. A guitarist and singing storyteller, he hit the Canadian charts in the early 90s. His new CD was cut with a bevy of Nashville session players (like vocalist Tia McGraff). Fri., 7 pm, Gryphon Tea Room.
Bill Hodgson & Skip Hinely
Classic rock and R & B covers from two longtime area singing guitarists. Thurs., 7 pm, Ellis Square Courtyard (by Sorry Charlies).
Josh Safer's Lazy Susan
Rotating (get it?) lineup of local jazz cats, anchored by drummer Safer, this time including bassist George Sheck and pianist Pete Tavalin. Sat., 8 pm, Gottliebs.
Extremely popular female-fronted local modern rockers (think Train, No Doubt, 3 Doors Down). Pop hits and originals. Saturday, theyll play two free ALL-AGES shows outdoors. Thurs., 6 pm (acoustic duo show), Creekside Café - formerly Driftaway Café (Wilmington Isl.) +Fri., 9 pm, VFW Club (Hinesville) + Sat., 7:30 pm, Pt. Wentworth Festival Grounds (Stand Up For America Day).
New local metal act. Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee).
Acoustic mandolin/guitar duo from Waxhaw, N.C., playing haunting, ethereal syncopated mood music thatll appeal to fans of the Windham Hill labels output. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Young trumpet prodigy who often gigs with some of the best jazz veterans in Southern Ga. and Northern Fl.. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Brendon Polk Trio
Local jazz combo led by a young piano whiz. Sat., 6 pm, Bull St. Public Library.
Up-and-coming Statesboro act playing jazz, blues, R & B and funk. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
Shrimp City Slim
Charleston-based Coastal Blues guitarist and frontman, whose band plays critically-acclaimed danceable boogie music. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Popular country, and honky-tonk hits. Fri. & Sat., 9 pm, Tommys (Pooler).
Rare acoustic set from this local 7-piece noise-rock outfit, usually known for their loud, rambunctious live gigs. Theyll be augmented by The Foxedos, a local anti-folk collective. Free to ALL-AGES with a suggested $3 donation. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Folky Americana from members of local low-fi acts Gumshoe and Hampshire. Fri., 9 pm, Boba Café & Deli.
Local sextet playing Motown and shag covers. Fri., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
The Weary Boys
Terrific old-school shit-kickin country drifters with plenty of bluegrass and gospel influences. They live in Austin now, but they come from up by Humboldt Co., Ca.. They play and sing so fine they do The Wiyot proud. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.