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A Nickel Bag of Funk

Upbeat soul, funk and R & B cover group, fronted by the sultry Leslie Gadson. Sat., 6:30 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES + Sat., 10 pm, Tantra Lounge. 

Chuck & Bucky

Acoustic guitar duo playing rock, pop and country hits. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly) - ALL-AGES + Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings). 

The Cripple Lillies

Touring male/female duo that swap a wide variety of instruments (guitar, flute, mandolin, harmonica, piano) and harmonize well vocally on idiosyncratic, low-key, folk-derived indie-rock. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.  

County Hell

Excellent Tallahassee, Fl.-based Celtic rock band (tin whistle, guitar, banjo, drums, mandolin, bodhran, bass and accordion) that’s influenced by The Pogues (duh!) and early Dropkick Murphys, and has been known to open for The Tossers. Their material holds up much better to extended listening than many of their ilk. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.  

Deep Blue 3

This area electric blues band used to be known as Mama’s Mojo. Fri., 9 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill) + Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.  

Deep Cuts

Local classic rock band that boasts  a wide repertoire of cover tunes (everything from Pink Floyd to CCR) as well as a few originals. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Yong’s Country Club (formerly The Music Box).  

Eat Mo’ Music

Instrumental soul-jazz quintet which enjoys a growing following. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio. 

Frank Emerson

Traditional Celtic tunes and popular covers sung and played on acoustic guitar in one of the premiere Irish pubs on the East Coast. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s. 

The Equinox Jazz Quartet

Local hard-bop combo led by a Louisiana saxman. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.  

The Georgia Fire Band

Regional quartet playing classic and Southern rock and blues favorites. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.  

“Headbanger’s Ball”

Theme party featuring fashions and music (spun by DJ Analog Kid) from the laughably in vogue “hair metal” scene of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Down under Invasion Level 3.  

High Velocity

Southern and classic rock and modern country cover tunes. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Red Leg Saloon - formerly The Silver Dollar Café (Hwy 204).  

The Spec Hosti Band

Talented jam-grass offshoot of The Jimmy Wolling Band. Sun., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES.  

Kim McLean

Free show from a Dove Award-winning songwriter who’s had over 200 of her tunes recorded by the likes of Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood and The Judds. Sat., 7:30 pm, Montgomery Presbyterian Church (10192 Ferguson Ave.) - ALL-AGES.  

The Permanent Tourists

Tight, flashy rock/R & B show band playing hits from the past several decades. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

Phantom Wingo

Southern rock-tinged jams (a la the Allmans, Panic). Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Songwriter Showcase 

Greg Williams, Lauren Lapointe, and Adam Traum (all current or former local residents) join N.C.’s Bill Pillmore for an intimate evening of personal tunes influenced by folk, blues, pop and rock. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.  

Sinister Moustache

Avant-garde art metal act formerly known as Gravy, with opener 9 On Bali, a synth and guitar duo blending world music influences with quirky, sour pop. Bring earplugs. Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar. 

Kenny & Amanda Smith

The International Bluegrass Association’s Emerging Group of The Year for 2003, this band is one of the most respected in their genre worldwide. $20 advance tickets are on sale now online at www.randywoodguitars.com or by calling 748-1930. Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES. 

The Viguba Trio

Formerly known as The Jazz & Tango Kings, this impressive local jazz combo plays  Latin dance music, as well as standards with a dash of exotica. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park. 

 

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