House band playing Dixieland-style jazz. Fri., 8 pm, Crystal Beer Parlor.
Local acoustic guitar duo playing Latin-tinged originals and pop covers. Wed., 8 pm, Spankys (Tybee).
Solo set from the lead singer, guitarist and frontman for popular regional modern alternative rock band Hazel Virtue.Thurs., OConnells Irish Pub.
This unusual guitarist/songwriter traded in his secure adult life for an itinerant one of busking a few years back and since that day has traveled this land living in either a compact car, an Airstream, or a sailboat accompanied by his trusty dog Spot (Im not making this up). He sells homemade CDs, and for a while had a backing band from Asheville. Now hes back on his own. If you dig oddball, cerebral pop like They Might Be Giants, Alex Chilton or Ween, give him a try. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
One of the areas most well-known jazz pianists. Wed., 7 pm, Go Fish.
The Courtenay Brothers
Sibling duo specializing in pop, rock and modern country hits played on acoustic guitars with sequenced backing. Thurs., Tubbys (Thunderbolt) + Fri., 9:30 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Sat., 1 pm, The Grill Beachside (Tybee) + Sun., 6 pm, City Market Courtyard.
The Dynamic Duo
Rock and roll covers (both hard and soft) played with an in-your-face attitude that some people enjoy. Wed., 6 pm, City Market Courtyard + sat., 7 pm, Snapper Jacks (Whitemarsh Island).
A Savannah fixture known for traditional, acoustic renditions of Celtic folk songs. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
Excellent Georgia jam group influenced by James Brown and Parliament, as well as hip-hop and worldbeat music. They were named "Best R&B/Soul/Funk Band" in Athens by Flagpole Magazine a while back. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
Buoyant groove music with a tropical feel (featuring former members of Souled Out). Thurs., 6:30 pm, Tubbys (River St.)
Charleston-based modern rock band with a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and a strong following with the fraternity set. Fri. - Sat., OConnells Irish Pub.
Jacey Falk & His Revue
Savannah native (with a bit of a NYC pedigree) singing , scatting, and otherwise vamping up a wide variety of jazz standards and ribald originals backed by a rotating cast of regional ringers. Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge.
See Connect Recommends. Sun., 7 pm, Teasers Café.
Trae Gurley's Sinatra
Local thespian whos found a niche putting his own live spin on Franks classics from his big band period, accompanied by pre-recorded instrumental tracks. Tues., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Hammers of Misfortune
This Frisco metal outfit was originally called Unholy Cadaver, so hey, that should either make you chuckle or get in line. Theyre known for extremely dark and violent music that draws on Scandinavian black metal as well as goth, prog rand even Celtic rock. Some critics have raved on their vaguely theatrical stage show and male-female vocal setup that recalls the legendary duo Swans.Thurs., The Jinx.
The Billy Hoffman Quartet
Tight and impressive local jazz unit led by the hard-swinging trap drummer Hoffman. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
The Spec Hosti Band
Popular local bluegrass quartet (both traditional and jam-influenced Hellgrass) featuring mandolinist Hosti, that is sometimes billed as The Jimmy Wolling Band in deference to their standout banjo player. Wed., 8 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
See Connect Recommends.Fri., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.
See Connect Recommends.Fri., The Jinx.
Local songwriter with one indie CD who plays a mixture of covers and emotionally-charged originals on acoustic guitar. Sat., 4 pm, City Market Courtyard.
Catchy, crunchy, female-fronted rock group voted Best Local Rock Band in our most recent Readers Poll. Theyve issued two indie albums. Fri., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Acoustic originals and covers from one half of the popular Americana duo Stewart & Winfield.Sun., Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island).
Maurice & Doubleday
Long-running regional party band offering well-played, danceable covers in a variety of genres. Sat., 7 pm, Go Fish.
High-concept 80s rock cover band that dresses the part in skinny ties and checkerboard outfits. This popular touring act features a female guitarist (Nikki Lixx) who shreds like Eddie Van Halen.Sun., 7 pm, Tybee Island Pier Pavillion.
Formed in 96, this Macon group has been touring non-stop since 2000. Theyve dubbed their organic mixture of funk, metal and soul Frankenrock, and its helped them to become one of the most popular jam bands around.Thurs., Locos Deli & Pub.
My Hotel Year
Heavy Orlando modern rock band thats known for larger-than-life stage presence and catchy, singalong tunes. ALL AGES. Tues., 8 pm, Teasers Café.
Traditional Celtic music from a guitarist/singer best known as the host of Public Radios The Green Island. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barrys.
The Paper Champions
Atlanta-based indie-rock band thats received high marks from critics and was featured on one of the prestigious Deep ElmEmo Diaries comps. Sat., The Jinx.
The Howard Paul Trio
Jazz group led by the ace 7-string guitarist Paul, who is well-known in the Southeast and often accompanies such legends as Bucky Pizzarelli and Jimmy Bruno.Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Young singer/guitarist who plays popular hits and uses loops and effects to add variety to his solo shows. Sat., B & D Burgers (Southside).
The Round Table
Young, promising local indie-rock band (formerly known as Borderline) combining chiming, atmospheric guitars with off-kilter rhythms. ALL AGES. Tues., 8 pm, Teasers Café.
Local straight-up old-school West Coast-style hardcore band (think early Social Distortion) that is celebrating the release of their debut CD. Id tell you more about it, but they didnt send me one. Sat., The Jinx.
Roy & The Circuit Breakers
Dance-oriented pop and soul hits from this Midi-based duo. Wed. - Sun., Docs Bar (Tybee Island).
The Bobby Ryder Quartet
Big band standards, shag, oldies and Sinatra from a New Jersey native whos played Radio City Music Hall many times. Thurs., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Established local sextet specializing in Motown hits, shag and oldies. Fri., Fusion/The Monkey Bar + Sat., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.
Two Path Road
Local cover band (featuring acoustic duo Keith & Ross) playing a wide variety of rock, country and jam tunes. Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Upbeat R & B, soul and funk hits. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
The Original Voodoo Soup
Jam group (featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band). Their setlist ranges from funk to classic rock, and is apt to change on a whim. Wed., JJ Cagneys.
The Greg Williams Band
Organic, deep pocket rock, blues and folk (with hot lead guitar and tasteful percussion) from one of Savannahs best songwriters. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Malones + Sat., JJ Cagneys.
The Jimmy Wolling Band
See listing for The Spec Hosti Band... Fri., 5 pm, City Market Courtyard.