Music Menu 

The Christy Alan Band

Beach, dance, rock and funk hits from this Island stalwart, whose group features “Ragman” (formerly of local metalheads Rehab), and keyboardist Ramona Jeffries. Fri. - Sat., Fannies on The Beach (Tybee).

Samuel Adams

Spanish-flavored guitar tunes (both originals and covers) with vocals. Fri., 8 pm, Tango (Tybee).

The Back River Ramblers

Acoustic trio of local songwriters Darryl Wise and Kyle Shiver, plus Dobie Simmons on standup bass. Wed. - Thurs., 8 pm, Fannies on The Beach (Tybee).

Band In The Park

Polished, versatile local cover act tackling a wide range of danceable material (from Fleetwood Mac and Bonnie Raitt to Born-again Dylan). One of the best such groups around. Fri., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.

John Banks, Alan Morris & Friends

Both Banks and Morris are perhaps best known as featured members of the 12-piece party band The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love, but this weekly outdoor gig finds the two welcoming an ever-changing cast of talented acquaintances into their fold. Wed., 7 pm, Go Fish (deck party).

The Jeff Beasley Band

New side project trio from this Two Blue guitarist, flashy local drummer Jason Gecik (of Rye House and Under Mind), and Bassist of Fortune Mike Walker (ex-GAM). Sat., Mercury Lounge.

The Beer Parlor Ramblers

House band at this landmark eatery playing Dixieland-style jazz. No cover. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, Crystal Beer Parlor.

Belle's Wake

Up-and-coming local alternative keyboard duo. Tues., 7 pm, Bits Bytes & Coffee + Sat., Café Mucha.


Long-running blues unit (offering Texas swing, Chicago shuffles and swampy rockers) with a new debut CD. Sat., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Tim Brooks & The Alien Sharecroppers

Macon-based Southern rock outfit with a devoted following in Germany of all places. Fri. - Sat., Savannah Blues.

Bucky & Barry

Acoustic renditions of well-known radio hits from the ‘50s to the present day, delivered with sparkling vocal harmonies and programmed backing. Sat., 12:30 pm + Sun., 1 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Chris Cauley

20-year old Cumming, Georgia native, who recently won an open mic “shootout” at Atlanta’s prestigious listening room Eddie’s Attic. The songwriter/guitarist lists the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Edwin McCain as key influences. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Courtenay Brothers

Real-life siblings playing popular country and soft-rock songs on acoustic guitars with sequenced backing. They are known for their easygoing rapport with the crowd, and have begun to add a few original tunes into their sets.Thurs., 7 pm, Tubby’s Tankhouse + Fri., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Sat., 1 pm, The Grill Beachside (Tybee) + Sun., 6 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Savannah’s best-known electric blues guitarist, with two well-received albums to his name. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

Frank Emerson

Longtime Savannah fixture playing acoustic Celtic ballads and folk. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

The Ex Lovers

Loose and boozey alt.rock (see Connect Recommends). Fri., The Jinx.


Hard-hitting regional blues and R & B band from Southern Georgia, featuring soulful organ and stinging lead guitar. Fri., midnight, Malone’s.

Frank Gordon

New York jazzman-turned local music educator, in a rare showcase (see Music Interview). Thurs., 8 pm, Starland Center for Contemporary Art (2428 Bull St.).

Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute

Meticulous and reverential interpretation of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ big band period, performed by an area actor/singer. Sat., 7 pm, Go Fish.

The Hayride

There used to be an extremely interesting post-punk band from Athens called Hayride which featured drummer Ballard Leesman (formerly of early ‘90s should-have-beens Rooselvelt). Their album (for the ill-fated nose candy phoenix Capricorn Records), is being reissued after years lost in a haze of contractual limbo. Could this be the same band, back in the ring to take another swing? No confirmation from either the club or the group, but unless there’s another rootsy Southeastern group with the same name, these just might be the droids you’re looking for... Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

Hazel Virtue

Slowly but surely, this regional pop band (whose members are split between Savannah and Charleston) is becoming a steady-draw throughout the area. Their radio-friendly sound is equal parts modern rock, jangle-pop and retro-psychedelia – yet through it all, there is an ever present Southeastern vibe. Fri., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

The Heavy Sandwich

South Carolina jam band whose setlist includes their own originals plus plenty of Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, etc... Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.

Leslie Helpert

Locally-based singer/songwriter/guitarist who tours frequently and recently played the annual AthFest in Athens, Georgia. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

High Velocity

Local Southern rock quintet featuring Ray Thomasino and other veteran players from such established area groups as Medusa, The Home Wreckers and Bounty Hunter. They play high-octane renditions of tunes by everyone from Billy Preston to Brooks & Dunn. Fri. - Sat., Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).

Hitman & The Blues Boys

Local electric blues act that’s become something of a house band at this basement-level nightclub. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Savannah Blues.

Adam Hood

Alabama songwriter (see Connect Recommends). Wed., JJ Cagney’s.

Liquid Ginger

Female-led modern pop group named Best Local Rock Band in our latest Readers’ Poll. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).


Art-rock unit from Columbia, South carolina that lives to screw with their audiences’ expectations. With an in-your-face attitude and a harsh metallic tone, they combine the quick tempo and meter shifts of Mr. Bungle or Primus with the goofy absurdity of Ween. Also on the bill is Charleston’s Genrevolta, a brainy post-punk group that drawn comparisons to both The Butthole Surfers and Les Savy Fav, but whose drastic shifts between noise and melancholy also recall The Fall and locals The Flam. Sat., The Jinx.

Rev. Jeff Mosier & The Ear Reverents

See Connect Recommends. Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

Phantom Wingo

Intense, wailing Southern jam band from Savannah (think Widespread meets the Allmans) formerly known as The No Exit band featuring Ronnie Keel. Thurs., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

The Positions

High-energy party band with a female keyboardist. Their setlist ranges from Al Green to Carl Douglas (now which of his songs would they know?). Wed., 6 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Jeremy Riddle

Solo show from a key member of local alternative rock band Argyle. Thurs., 9 pm + Sat., 10 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside).

The Bobby Ryder Quartet

Well-received fixture on the Hilton Head jazz scene, who’s known for an affinity for big band music, and a special grasp of Sinatra’s repertoire. Thurs., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Nate Saraceno

Solo set from the leader of local psychedelic group Pretty Shady Chicken. Thurs., 8 pm, Bits, Bytes & Coffee.

Savannah Gold

Seasoned vets playing shag music, oldies and Elvis hits. Fri. - Sat., Bogey’s.


See Connect Recommends. Sat., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Randy "Hatman" Smith

Beach, boogie and blues. Wed., 8 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

The Christian Tamburr Quartet

See Connect Recommends. Fri. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Two Blue

Primitive blues trio of guitarist/percussionist, classic-style harp player and electric bassist. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Malone’s + Fri., 5 pm, City Market Courtyard

Uncle Sam's Medicine Kabinet

New local acoustic trio (led by Jason Bible), playing folk-rock covers and similar originals. Thurs., Locos Deli & Pub.

The Greg Williams Band

Original blues-rock and jangle-pop from one of the region’s most prolific and celebrated songwriters and guitarists. Sat., midnight, Malone’s.

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