Stripped-down acoustic show by this buzzworthy local alternative rock band thats just released a debut CD which highlights their eclectic influences (punk, jam, ska and dub). Expect plenty of covers, and reworked versions of their original material. Fri., 6:30 pm, Felipés Mexican Restaurant.
An amalgam of local poets, hip-hop artists and other spoken word and musician types. They put on a monthly show at this downtown coffeehouse that is known for being extremely inclusive (their name actually stands for all walks of life), and which is noticeably family-oriented. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Newly reconfigured local R & B trio that offers danceable shuffles and solid, rocking, guitar-based Chicago-style blues. Fri., Savannah Blues.
Bottles & Cans
Rough and edgy Delta-style blues thats filtered through a shot-out rock and roll sensibility. Their diverse sound is equal parts Tom Waits, T-Model Ford, Hound Dog Taylor and The Black Keys.Thurs., Savannah Blues.
Singing acoustic guitarist with an intense manner and a setlist full of classic rock and pop tunes. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy's Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Thurs., 8 pm, Bernies On River St. + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sun., 4 pm, The Warehouse.
Chuck Courtenay & G. E. Perry
Duo of pop/country/rock cover singer Courtenay (who also plays acoustic guitar), and the talented multi-instrumentalist Perry. Fri., 10 pm, Spankys (River St.).
Eat Mo' Music
Funky instrumental jazz quintet thats recently welcomed longtime area rock and metal guitarist Bart Zipperer (Shut Up & Drive, The Six Million Dollar Band) into their fold. Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.
A rare local show by one of the areas most noted Elvis impersonators. What else can be said? Sat., Marys Seafood & Steaks.
Erickson & Strong
Local acoustic duo (featuring former members of Souled Out and Bluesonics) that covers pop, blues, beach and calypso tunes, along with their own originals. Wed., Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island).
The Great Ogeechee Seafood Fest
This annual outdoor street festival celebrates the areas strong connection to the fishing industry, while affording families a chance to spend a weekend enjoying live music, food and drink, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Fridays entertainment includes local Southern rock jam band Phantom Wingo and beach music warhorses The Swingin Medallions. Saturdays lineup boasts rockin country act The Hazzard County Band (featuring The Courtenay Brothers), the modern Christian pop of North of Here and The Blues Brothers Revue, a Las Vegas-style show band that appears at Universal Studios theme parks, and one assumes mimics the fictional band made famous by John Belushi and Dan Akroyd on Saturday Night Live and in John Landis smash comedy film. Fri., 6 pm + Sat., 4 pm, Richmond Hill.
Vaguely low-fi indie rock featuring guitarist and thespian Kevin Daiss. Also on the bill: N.C.s Perelandra, whove been compared to underground darlings Mogwai for their intense, wavelike sonic footprint and Lucia Lie, a Boston-based alternative rock group (led by a Berklee student) that prominently features the cello. Bring earplugs, this brick basement venue is loud. Fri., 8 pm, Rude Rudys (Broughton & Whitaker Sts.).
Kodac Harrison's Speaking Bean Slam
Monthly poetry event curated and MCd by Atlanta troubadour Harrison, whos known internationally as a songwriter and performing poet. This months featured artist will be Corey Hopps, who also happens to direct shows for A.W.O.L. Get there early to sign up and participate yourself... Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Local group associated with acoustic guitarist and songwriter Jon Dunn.Fri., 6:30 pm, Felipés Mexican Restaurant.
Southern rock covers and originals from a local band whose members have been playing this sort of music for quite a long while (some even gigged with the late Molly Hatchet frontman Danny Joe Brown). Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilleys (Hinesville).
Guitarist and vocalist (known best as a member of both Hot Pink Interior and The 8-Tracks) playing a wide variety of rock, pop and new-wave covers on acoustic guitar. Fri., 6 pm, The Warehouse.
Long-running musical tribute to pop stars and genres of the last several decades featuring a full band and some of the areas more talented vocalists. The show takes place in the restored historic Savannah Theatre. Wed. - Sat., 8 pm + Sat. - Sun., 3 pm, Savannah Theatre.
Locally-based acoustic singer-songwriter whos released two albums of light, airy contemporary folk. Fri., 7 pm, The Over Coffee Café (Hinesville).
Newly-minted regional group playing polished electric blues formerly known as The Ignitors. Fri., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Acoustic solo artist offering both traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
Country and beach music from an Ellabell native whos played regionally for 2 decades. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).
Howard Paul Trio w/Flautist Ali Ryerson
Paul is an excellent 7-string guitarist whos performed alongside some of the biggest names in his field, such as Jimmy Bruno and Bucky Pizzarelli. This intriguing lineup of guitar, flute and bass should fit nicely in this upscale supper club. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Fiery Southern blues-rock known for soulful vocals and flights of improvisatory fancy (a la Widespread Panic). Thurs., Fiddlers Crab House (10 pm) + Fri., 6 pm, Great Ogeechee Seafood Fest + Sat., Savannah Blues.
Dreamy, Christian-oriented guitar pop that should appeal to fans of Howie Day and Matt Nathanson.Fri., Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island).
The Silent Type
Indie rock band thats been compared to Red House Painters, Bright Eyes, Will Oldham, andElephant 6 act Neutral Milk Hotel.Mon., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Slick, Bluffton-based nÜ-metal band with growing industry buzz, appearing with signed groups Allele and Trigger Point.Fri., 10 pm, The Gold Club (Hardeeville).
Local retro garage rock unit featuring members of several notable area bands, such as GAM, City of Lindas and The Hall Monitor. They recently released their debut CD after 12 years together. Sat., 9 pm, 322 West Broughton St. - FREE TO ALL AGES.
The Earl Williams Quartet
Popular Island horn man, playing blues, R & B and light jazz. Wed., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head). *****
The Greg Williams Band
Blistering old-fashioned rock group (think Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers meets The Jon Butcher Axis) featuring Shane Baldwin on lead guitar and D.C. on drums. Their repertoire focuses on the several acclaimed indie CDs composed by their frontman. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. ****