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The Big Wu

One of the most popular jambands on the club and theatre scene today, and a major draw in our area.

Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

Bluegrass & BBQ Pignic In The Park

The name says it all... (see Connect Recommends).

Fri., Johnson Square.



Cosmos Mariner

Local organic rock trio (originals and covers) whose material has been compared to both Dave Matthews and Jimi Hendrix (!).

Thurs., Fiddler’s Crab House.

First Friday for Folk Music

Monthly coffeehouse-style series offering a smoke and alcohol-free family environment. Featuring the Savannah debut of “new-folk/blue-age” finger-style guitarist Tony Capri (think Michael Hedges), locals Patchwork (trad Irish and American songs), and guitarist Melanie Mirande. Free with a suggested donation of $2.

Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn Street on Calhoun Square).

Friction Farm

Pop-oriented acoustic duo likened to both Edie Brickell and The Sundays.

Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.

The Jeff & Vida Band

See Connect Recommends.

Wed., 8 pm, April 7th , American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull Street).

Lysistrada

Female-fronted punk group that incorporates elements of Seattle grunge and hardcore into their sound. Local California-style hardcore band Roxie Heart rounds out this bill.

Sat., 10 pm, B & B Billiards.

The Nein

A noisy and angular North Carolina trio that cops the snotty nose of “Killing An Arab” Cure and mix that aggressive melancholy with a sense of eminent decay. Their “War Is On The Stereo” is 100 percent out of step with what’s being rammed down kids’ throats these days. It sounds like some great lost Stranglers track, and the robotic rhythms, declamatory vocals and snarling geetar of “Paid In The Escalade” recalls both the Gang of Four and Pylon. Who cares? You should.

Sat., The Jinx.

Passafire

Relatively new locals blending reggae and rock influences into their originals. Fri., B & B Billiards.

Ras Bonghi Reggae Allstars

Charleston-based roots reggae and dancehall act led by Ras Bonghi(t), veteran of the East Coast club circuit.

Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

SCAD’s Battle of The Bands

The college presents this bloodsport, featuring groups made up of SCAD students. It’s a chance to see young artists on a bigger stage than they’re likely to play on for a long time to come... The melee is open to the public and costs $1. Fri., 7 pm, Trustees Theatre

Self Help Tapes

Low-fi postmodern throwbacks to the glory days of Joy Division and Love and Rockets. Crappy and loose in many places but well-constructed and tight in others – which works just fine, given the overall mood they seem to be going for. Love those affected vocals!

Sat., The Jinx.

Sleep Comes Down

Modern rock band that draws on ‘80s art-pop like The Psychedelic Furs for inspiration. Pennsylvania’s Tonight We Escape also appears.

Wed., The Jinx.

Amy Steinberg

Ribald and quirky Orlando songwriter – known for outrageously extroverted shows and a singular lyrical approach. Fans of Ani Difranco may dig this.

Sat., 8 pm, Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.

The John Tisbert Group

Swing and bop from a local trumpeter and his trio.

Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Toss

Hot on the heels of The Darkness comes this Belgian quintet of metal revisionists. They dress like Punky Meadows and sound like a cross between David Kemper-era Focus and the first Klaatu LP. All six of their Euro CDs have just been reissued in the USA by Blue Flame Records – hence this, their first stateside tour.

Thurs., 10 p.m., T.C.’s Bungalow (Hilton Head).

Two Blue

“Stomp blues” duo (harp, percussion, guitar).

Thurs., Driftaway Café + Fri., Savannah Blues.

The Jimmy Wolling Band

Noted local bluegrass band (playing both trad and jamgrass).

Fri., O’Connell’s Irish Pub. w



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