Want to get schooled in the inner workings of the local spoken word scene? Check out this regularly held showcase of poets, hip-hop artists and performers of all stripes. This non-profit is making a real positive difference in the lives of many — especially young people. Sun., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
All-Ages Metal-core Show
This large family-oriented venue about 40 min. from Savannah is trying hard to draw the under 21 crowd to see loud, brutal punk, metal and Christian hardcore. This show features Shy Step Back, Veara and A Day To Remember. For directions and more info on the bands, check www.myspace.com/studiobga. Mon., 7 pm, Studio B (Glennville).
Bottles & Cans
Immensely entertaining Tom Waits and Bob Dylan-inspired trash can blooze-rawk swing. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Athens-based grunge/pop-punk trio that got their start here. They headline a lengthy bill of modern punk and indie-rock acts, many of whom hail from South Carolina (including Handgun Sonata, Moonless Moth, Timebomb Love Letters and Inner Sinn). Fri., 8 pm, Guitar Bar.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Rock-solid Chicago and Memphis-style blues with just the right amount of sass and flash. Tues., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge (hosts Open Jam Night) + Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 6 pm, Bonna Bella Yacht Club + Fri., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Sun., 6 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (Southside).
Deep Blue 3
Polished, varied contemporary electric blues covers and originals. Fri., 9 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).
Eat Mo’ Music
Local instrumental soul-jazz quartet (think trumpet and funky wah guitar). Fri., 9 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio.
The Georgia Fire Band
Uptempo Southern rock and country covers. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Experienced, hard-hitting Southern, classic rock and modern country cover band with a setlist of over 150 songs. Wed. + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).
Latin Jazz Motion
Recent addition to the local club scene, fronted by a percussionist with decades of credits. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Needles & Threads Suspension & Burlesque Show
Some have quipped that the idea of watching modern primitives hang from their body piercings (to test their physical endurance and goof on endorphins) in a place that’s usually known for its tamales is more than a bit odd, and rather unappetizing. Then again, these occasional events (co-sponsored by Planet 3 and Lucky Doll Lingerie) always draw a big crowd. Decide for yourself! 18+ admitted. Wed., 10 pm, Carlito’s Mexican Restaurant.
Brunswick/Savannah cover band that’s recently added plenty of kitschy ‘80s and ‘90s tunes to their set by folks like Tone Loc, Young MC and The Beastie Boys. Thurs., 10 pm, Malone’s (309 W. River St.) + Fri., 10 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Teeth of The Hydra
Double, triple bad-ass power-sludge trio that sounds like members of Black Sabbath and Slayer melting Blue Cheer records at Anton LaVey’s pool party. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.
Locally-based singer/songwriter playing earthy folk to balls-out ‘70s rock to dreamy contemporary acoustic pop. Wed., 9 pm, Jen’s & Friends + Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.
Promising young Lawrenceville-based quartet that sears allegiance to the Seattle grunge movement. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Young Professionals Winter Charity Gala
Eclectic local rock/country and soul cover band The 8-Tracks provide the music for this $85 dress-up event that includes a catered Southern dinner, beer and wine. Proceeds benefit the Bethesda Home For Boys. Tix available at www.YPSav.net. Sat., 7:30 pm, Jepson Center for The Arts.