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‘Smoking The Lizard’

Experimental spoken word and performance art from a published poet who’s headlined for over a decade in bars and coffeehouses across the USA.

Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Bluesonics

Popular local trio playing Chicago shuffles and Texas swamp blues.

30hurs., Savannah Blues. Boomerang

Cover band specializing in danceable soul music.

Fri. - Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Brock Butler

Solo set from the guitarist and leader of jam band sensation Perpetual Groove. Mon. - Tues., Fiddler’s Crab House.

Captain Soular Cat

Rome, Georgia jam band (see Connect Recommends).

Fri., Savannah Blues.

Chris Cook’s 2nd Annual Playboy Slumber Party

Local scenester Cook and compatriot James Carroll host another costume ball celebrating swanky ‘80s-style hedonism.

Fri., 9 pm, Savannah Down Under.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Savannah’s best-known electric bluesman is back and playing more venues than he has in many years.

Tues. (hosts Open Mic Night), Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

Dodd Ferrelle

Solo acoustic show from this promising Athens-based Americana singer who’s been likened to Steve Earle.

Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Richard Harris Trio

Jazz combo led by a Charleston-based pianist, and featuring Paisley, a California vocalist that’s being touted as Jacey Falk’s “latest discovery.”

Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Hazel Virtue

Original, hooky, modern guitar rock with a strong local fanbase.

Fri. - Sat., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Jimmy & The Teasers

North Carolina raunch rockers who’ve just returned from a triumphant DIY tour of Europe. A drunken mix of The Cramps, The Flat Duo Jets and a Taschen flipbook of Vargas pinups.

Sat., The Jinx.

KZL Kaleidoscope

Keith Kozel (GAM, Superhorse) is also known for a diverse record collection, showcased in his infrequent DJ appearances. Expect vintage psychedelia, garage music, obscure soul and perhaps even some electronica.

Wed., The Jinx.

The Kickass

Truth in advertising (see Connect Recommends)... Fri., The Jinx.

The Legendary J.C.’s

Orlando rockers with a heavy soul and gospel influence. Fri., Locos

Stewart Marshall

Acoustic tunes from one half of the “y’allternative” duo Stewart & Winfield.

Wed., Fiddler’s Crab House.

The Massey Boys

Local jazzy folk and blues aficionados (including Skip Jennings and Jerry Stenger) who mix traditionals with their own material. Fri., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.


Modern rock from Statesboro (originals and Pearl Jam covers).

Thurs., Phat Kat Lounge at Ibiza.

Houston Person w/The Norm Gagne Trio

Tenor saxophonist with a growing cult following (see Connect Recommends).

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

The Denny Phillips Band

Upbeat party tunes from the ‘60s on up. Plus, frontman Phillips does a mean Neil Diamond.

Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Oyster Bar (Wilmington).

Rocket 350

Straight-up rockabilly (see Music Interview).

Sat., The Jinx.

The Southern Rock Allstars

Seasoned amalgam of sidemen from a few famous rebel rock groups (i.e Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet and The Rossington Band).

Fri., 10 pm, Phat Kat Lounge at Ibiza.

Two Blue

Duo of harpist Daniel Valentino and guitarist/percussionist Jeff Beasley.

Thurs. & Sat., Savannah Blues + Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Wayside Riders

Atlanta-based double-drummer jam band featuring a few ex-members of The Grapes (!). Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

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