Tight jazz combo led by veteran trombonist Adams, long a driving force in the Coastal Jazz Association.Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Killer talent (guitar, bass, drums) who honed her skills on the Chicago jazz scene. Sun., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar .
This brash and challenging local group throws reggae, ska, punk and jam music in a blender and spits the resulting mixture out with a ferocity that rivals many of the areas hardcore and metal bands with vocal harmonies those groups dont even think of trying to pull off. Wed. + Sat., , Locos Deli & Pub (unplugged) + Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
The Jeff Beasley Band
For some time now, this guitarist and singer has played Delta blues and Americana tunes (with a slight Cajun flair) under his own name. Now hes re-branding the JBB, and replacing much of the traditional blues material with 50s-era rock & roll. His sets now concentrate more on oldies by the likes of Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly. He says this is some of his favorite music to play, and that it suits his voice well. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
The Beer Parlor Ramblers
No cover to enjoy the house band at this landmark local eatery. They play hoppin Dixieland-style jazz on a small stage in the corner of the dining room. Fri., 7:30 pm, The Crystal Beer Parlor.
The Boomerang Band
Local cover act specializing in beach music, as well as soul and classic rock hits. Fri., 8 pm, Marys Seafood & Steaks.
Longtime area jazz guitarist, whos doing his own thing now, but has been a featured members of several local bands most recently Eat Mo Music. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
Solo show from one half of the popular acoustic duo The Courtenay Brothers, who also fronts the up-and-coming modern country outfit Hazzard County.Fri., 10 pm, Jens & Friends.
Recently named Best Local R&B, Funk, and Reggae Band in Athens, Ga. by that citys leading music rag Flagpole, this increasingly popular sextet is touring in an increasingly wider arc from their Classic City home. Their progressive mixture of dub-style reggae and organic jam-rock is slowly making them one of the more popular groups of their type in the Southeast. Its extremely rare that Savannah plays host to a group as straight-up reggae as this, so dyed-in-the-wool fans will no doubt be packing the joint (so to speak). Fri., JJ Cagneys.
Savannahs only show of its type, where the audience calls the shots trying to stump 2 hopped-up singing keyboardists with cocktail napkin requests. Every nights show is a little different, so you never know quite whatll happen. Wed. - Sat., 9 pm, Savannah Smiles.
Great regional Southern rock act playing popular hits, deep album cuts and a few of their own tunes in the same vein. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Silver Dollar Café.
The Billy Hoffman Trio
Straight-up local jazz combo (with a hint of bebop) led by the impressive veteran trap drummer Hoffman. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Solo acoustic classic rock, 80s hits and power-pop nuggets (a la The Beatles, ABBA and Rick Springfield) from this longtime local singer/guitarist (And Sometimes Why?, The 8-Tracks, Hot Pink Interior). Fri., 6:30 pm, The Warehouse.
Perception - acoustic duo
This stripped-down version of the regional rock bar band maintains the groups setlist of popular modern rock hits (Pearl Jam, Staind, etc...) mixed with a handful of like-minded originals. Thurs., 8:30 pm, French Quarter Café (Statesboro).
Jacksonville, Fl.-based cover band offering spirited takes on hard, classic and Southern rock favorites. Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).