Brock & Adam (of P-Groove)
Rare local duo show from two key members of the internationally known psychedelic jam band that got its start right here in Savannah. Wed., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).
“Skateboard Art Auction”
Local artists (including many local music scene luminaries, such as members of Baroness, The Flam and Kylesa) have donated hand-decorated skate decks to help raise money for the proposed public skate park on Tybee Island. Superhorse frontman Keith Kozel serves as auctioneer. Tues., 6 pm, The Sentient Bean.
The Lyndsey Battle Band
Pensacola-based acoustic trio of classical guitar, upright bass and trap drums that blends the airy jazz of mid-period Joni Mitchell with the unabashed percussive fret board quirk of Ani DiFranco. Also on the bill: Philadelphia’s Mose Giganticus — an over the top keytar/synth/electroclash outfit that makes up in attitude what they lack in fidelity and bandmembers (plus they do a mean cover of Alice Cooper’s underrated classic “Clones (So Are We All)!” Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Bottles & Cans
Unhinged and captivating swing blues/garage rock combo in the spirit of Robert Gordon and Hound Dog Taylor. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Kim Calhoun & Friends
Recently reunited regional cover act playing country and pop favorites. Fri., 8 pm, The Sea Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
This touring acoustic troubadour describes his guitar-based genre as “coastal country.” Starting with Friday’s show, he’ll be joined by fellow Celtic troubadours Harry O’Donoghue and Frank Emerson. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.
Intense and dedicated solo acoustic guitarist/singer offering a wide variety of rock hits plus originals. Wed., 6:30 pm & Thurs., 1 pm & Sun., 1:30 pm, The Warehouse + Fri.-Sat., 2 pm, Bayou Café.
The Bryan Clees Band
Regionally-known country and western singer/songwriter who’s opened for several big name artists. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Powerhouse Chicago and Memphis style electric trio whose frontman has released a few internationally-acclaimed indie CDs. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night),Wed. & Fri.- Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Mary Davis & Co.
Acoustic rock, soul and pop covers from John Prine to Fleetwood Mac. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).
Deep Blue 3
Tight local electric contemporary blues combo with a varied setlist of standards and originals. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.
Dope Sandwich Productions
Impressive local positive hip-hop/rap collective made up of MCs, DJs and break-dancers. Thurs. & Tues., 11 pm, Guitar Bar.
Longtime local singer/songwriter/guitarist who has released several indie CDs of original material. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, + Mon., 6 pm, Bayou Café.
Eat Mo’ Music
Funky instrumental soul-jazz combo with plenty of wah guitar. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
The Hot Rods, The Liabilities
This Atlanta “metal-billy” quintet is getting some good notices in some quarters, but one can’t help but notice they seem like more of a hair-metal band who’s throwing around some rockabilly references. It smacks of a marketing decision, but either way, they can certainly play. Openers The Liabilities hail from Macon, and their Steve Earle-meets-Springsteen-meets-Replacements is some of the most unassailable, old-fashioned, heartland rock I’ve heard in years. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.
I Am Sound
Promising local original grunge/shoegaze act that’s loud and indulgent. Sat., 10 pm, Rocksbury Lounge (River St.).
Regionally popular female-fronted modern rock act mixing well-known covers with catchy originals. Thurs., Wild Wing Café (see also River St. Schedule).
Frenetic, vaguely experimental Fla. prog-metal duo of electric guitar and drums. Their recorded work is expansive and epic, but I have a nagging feeling that may not translate to the live realm. Tues., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.
Listen 2 Three
Young, pop-oriented organic rock trio that’s got chops and songwriting skills to spare. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt) + Sun., 1 pm, Wild Wing Café.
The Long Awaited
Local hard and classic rock cover act whose lineup mixes old-school veterans from such groups as Shut Up & Drive with younger members like frontman Thomas Claxton. Thurs., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., noon, Wild Wing Café + Sun., noon & 4 pm, River Street.
Original local metal trio. Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee).
Locally-based adult contemporary songwriter/guitarist with a positive message. Fri., 8 pm, Café Ambrosia.
The Roger Moss Quintet
Killer cabaret jazz group (with an unorthodox setlist) featuring some of the best area players — led by the classically-trained singing thespian Moss. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Motor City Josh & The Big 3
This Detroit-bred R & B and blues guitarist and singer is now based in the Southeast, and tours with a revamped lineup of his old band. Sun., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues.
One of the best original rock bands ever to emerge from Savannah, they take an aggressive approach to blurring the lines between traditional reggae, neo-soul and straight-up frat rock. Fri., Wild Wing Café.
Long-established local blues/jazz/rock guitarist and singer. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, The Hyatt.
Guitar-heavy, jam-oriented local rock band with a definite Southern soul vibe (think Allmans, Black Crowes, Panic). Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
High-energy touring ‘80s cover band. Fri., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).
Popular soul, funk and R & B covers. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.
Polote & Duckworth
Kim Polote’s an award-winning and theatrical vocalist. David Duckworth is an acclaimed jazz pianist. Together they offer showtunes, standards and torch songs. Fri., noon & 6:30 pm, 514 West (514 MLK, Jr. Blvd.).
Street Circus Symphony
Newly-minted local funk/hip-hop/jam outfit. Thurs., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).
Previously known as Deep Cuts, this area cover band has focused their setlist on a more in-your-face selection of rock hits and obscurities and ditched the acoustic guitar. Fri., 10 pm, The Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Gail’s solo piano sets of laid-back and sprightly jazz standards in this cozy hardwood bar in the cellar bar of a (supposedly) haunted eatery are something of a required destination for those wanting a taste of the savannah’s “golden age.” Tues. - Sun., The Planter’s Tavern (below The Olde Pink House Restaurant).
The Train Wrecks
One of the more entertaining roots-rock acts in the area. They’ll soon release a debut CD of hopped-up Americana. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.).
Locally-based, jam-oriented, exploratory rock act. Sat., Locos (downtown).