Richmond, Va. moonshine metal whose redneck stoner-rock stands tall alongside peers Orange Goblin or Suplecs. With Monarch and locals Black Tusk. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Energetic local alt.rockers drawing on funk, reggae, ska and punk genres. Currently ring high on a new debut CD thats one of the best ever made in this town. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
Double shot of two popular underground metal acts. Locals Baroness tour nationally in the wake of artcore darlings Circle Takes The Square, and puts on an avalanche of an overloaded rock show. Nashvilles Asschapel plays chaotic, intimidating thrash with violent overtones. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Bottles & Cans
Rough and edgy Delta-style blues thats equal parts Tom Waits, T-Model Ford, Hound Dog Taylor and The Black Keys. Thurs., Savannah Blues + Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge.
Celerity, Ann Bollyn
Basement costume party featuring melodic indie rock. Locals Celerity dig The Offspring and early Nirvana. They just completed a cross-country DIY tour. Douglasvilles Ann Bollyn have swoopy haircuts and scream/sing about heartbreak and, you know, stuff. Fri., Sweet Melissas (Congress & Whitaker Sts.).
Hard-driving Southern rock and country band led by singer/guitarist Jason Courtenay. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Eat Mo' Music
Funky, instrumental jazz quintet and the first non-Judaic act ever to play this annual street party and tasting fair. Sun., noon, Jewish Food Fest, Forsyth Park.
Ghost In The Post
This music-oriented masquerade ball has been a big success the past 2 years running, and while this years lineup is different, the Deco vibe of this Posts 1940s ballroom remains the same. Opening trio Silver Lining plays jazz standards and classic R & B. Headliners Gravy are an intense, art and prog-rock quintet that plays moderately abrasive, technical metal with an absurdist edge andd a theatrical stage show. Fri., 9 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).
South Carolina-based jam band with a strong reggae influence, playing outdoors as part of The Haunting of River Street. Fri., 7 pm, Rousaikis Plaza (River St.) - FREE TO ALL AGES.
Southern rock covers and originals. Some of the band backed up Molly Hatchets Danny Joe Brown). Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).
The Billy Hoffman Trio
Straight-ahead jazz combo led by a great local drummer. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Martin Lesch Trio
Pop/jazz combo fronted by a Hilton Head keyboardist known for his roadwork with songwriter Angie Aparo. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Polished electric blues formerly known as The Ignitors. Fri., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Roger Moss & Friends
A celebrated local singer offering cabaret-style jazz and standards. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Naive, low-fi folk-pop from Nashville with a revolving lineup, cheeky lyrical sense and unpredictable stage vibe. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Vibrant, local hip-hop and reggae-influenced modern rock similar to G. Love or Spearhead. Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.
Soulful local singer/guitarist with a strong blues influence and 2 indie CDs. Thurs., 10 pm, Molly MacPhersons Scottish Pub & Grill.
Intriguing guitarist/songwriter based in Austin, Tx. His fixation on the falsetto soul of Prince and Al Green meshes with Beatle-esque pop flourishes and a Dylan-esque outlook. Hes been said to have the same type of moxie and charisma as the young Norah Jones... Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.