Energetic and hard-to-peg local alternative band whose myriad of influences include dub reggae, ska and acid-rock. Fri., (acoustic show), Locos Deli & Pub.
The Jeff Beasley Band
Swinging, swampy (and vaguely Cajun-flavored) blues and rock originals and covers featuring one half of local duo Too Blue, and the in-demand rhythm section of Mike Walker and Jason Gecik.Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Extremely popular local trio playing upbeat, danceable blues shuffles and soulful party music. Sat., Savannah Blues.
Bottles & Cans
This local gutbucket blooze band recently crossed the streams to open for a national act at alternative rock room The Jinx, which should give you an idea of just how far from the average good-time party band they are. Expect raw, unfettered, electric houserockin music. Thurs., Savannah Blues.
Solo acoustic set from the frontman and main songwriter of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue.Wed., 6 pm, Tubbys (River St.) + Thurs., Moon River Brewing Company.
Local modern punk trio thats known for frenzied tempo shifts, complex screamo vocal arrangements and dark, politically-motivated lyrics. Wed., The Jinx.
Energetic acoustic guitarist and singer who doubles as frontman for local hard rock cover band The Long Awaited. expect plenty of rock and pop hits sung and played with conviction. Mon., Daiquiri Depot (Pooler) + Wed., 6:30 pm, Pogys (Richmond Hill) + Thurs., 9 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside).
Kickass Atlanta group combining the matching outfit/same last name shtick of The Ramones with that groups penchant for short, sharp, melodic rock. Throw in some loose, middle-period Stones twang and lyrics about chicks, cars and liquor, and youve got a night to try and remember... Fri., The Jinx.
Chris Cook's Roaring '20s
Local impresario Cook now puts his stamp on the famously decadent era of prohibition. As usual, dressing up in period garb is encouraged, and along with a DJ spinning dance music of the time, there will be plenty of prizes awarded in a variety of themed contests. Thurs., 9 pm, Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Eat Mo' Music
New instrumental quintet (trumpet, bass, drums, trombone and guitar) offering jazz, blues and funk grooves. Its an invigorating approach that few local combos have taken over the past 2 decades. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
This melodic, regional modern rock act has strong ties to both Savannah and Charleston, and have been slugging away in the trenches for several years. At long last that seems to be paying off, with at least one local commercial FM station spinning their latest CD much more regularly than can usually be expected from such outlets. Recently stripped down to a 3-piece from a quartet, they seem poised for bigger things.Sat., Finnegans Wake (formerly OConnells Irish Pub).
Local electric blues band led by a guitar player known as The Hitman.Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed. + Fri., Savannah Blues.
Hot Pink Interior
This young but promising local band is about as unpretentious as they come. They play slightly fuzzed-out pop-rock thats a little bit punk and a little bit bubblegum. The happy-go-lucky mix of two scene veterans and two relative neophytes makes for a refreshing dynamic. Recommended for fans of That Dog and Joan Jett. New local acts Master Blaster and Soap open this free show. Fri., 9 pm, Starland CCA (2424 Bull St.) ALL AGES.
Upstart regional emo band offering originals and some covers (INXS, Talking Heads, U2). Mon., Savannah Blues.
Politically-minded hardcore act based in both Asheville, North Carolina and the bizarro musical hotbed of Johnson City, Tennessee. Wed., The Jinx.
Keith Kozel & The Foxedos w/Whiskey Dick & The Prowlin Rooster
Superhorse frontman Kozel and his rotating collective of sidemen (featuring multi-instrumentalists Ricardo Ochoa and Seb Edwards) inaugurate a new monthly showcase of underground and counterculture talent in a relaxed listening room environment. The idea is to present local musicians in a format unlike that in which they normally perform. Whiskey Dicks rode-hard-and-put-up-wet take on the outlaw country genre is at times racy, and at times tranquil, much like David Allan Coe or Kris Kristofferson. Little is known about the roots blues artist who calls himself The Prowlin Rooster which may work to his advantage. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
See Connect Recommends.Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
One of Savannahs most celebrated bands, offering originals from their 2 above-average indie albums, and crowd-pleasing modern and classic rock covers. recommended for fans of slick, female-fronted pop, like No Doubt or Avril Lavigne.Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Malefactor (CD Release)
Up-and-coming metalcore band out of Baxley. Together for 5 years, they are celebrating the release of their 4th full-length CD, A Collection of Broken Dreams From The Common Man. Theyve opened for several big-name acts, such as Unearth, Meatjack and Damad.Sat., The Jinx.
The Marshall Brothers
Sibling acoustic guitar act, mixing original Americana material with like-minded covers from Dylan, Neil Young and Steve Earle. Featuring Stewart Marshall of The Stewart & Winfield Band. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Maurice & Doubleday
Longtime area cover band offering a variety of danceable pop, rock and soul hits from the past several decades. Fri., 8 pm, Baja Cantina (Skidaway Village Walk).
G.E. Perry & James Gay
Local electric guitar and mouth harp duo offering a nuanced take on the blues. Wed., 8 pm, Fusion/The Monkey Bar + Sun., 8 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Stephen & Jeremy Riddle
Rarely-heard originals and esoteric covers from two brothers best known for their roles in local rock band Argyle. Sat., 10 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside).
Georgia Kyle Shiver
This locally-based singer/songwriter paid his dues on the Northeastern folk scene, and has released 2 indie CDs of acoustic, blues-influenced rock and pop. Also a member of The Back River Ramblers, his solo shows include a healthy dose of covers, as well as his own impressive originals. Wed., Fiddlers Crab House (9 pm) + Fri., 7 pm, A.J.s Dockside (Tybee) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).
These ultra-indie doom-rockers from the oddly undoom-like Waycross, Ga. kneel penitent at the altar of early Black Sabbath. Their Über-heavy Orange amp sound owes an acknowledged debt to the now-defunct Sleep, as well as the their celebrated labelmates High On Fire. This is pounding, spooky, bone-crushing space metal for the fearless. Sat., The Jinx.
Ti Jean Blues
This play is based around excerpts from the late Jack Kerouacs writings, including his classic On The Road. It celebrates his worldview and its influence on society as a whole. Presented by local theater group The Drama Bums, made up of SCAD staff and students. A discussion of the work will follow the free show. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
Two Days of Freedom
Emotional thrash from locals preparing to record their debut LP. Formerly known as Roswell, they play infrequently in town, yet have earned a solid and devoted following. Wed., The Jinx.
The Vulgar Bulgars
See Connect Recommends.Sat., 8:15 pm (dinner served at 7 pm), Temple Mickve Israel - ALL AGES.
The Wayside Riders
Above-average Atlanta-based jam band that boasts two drummers and features former members of scene legends The Grapes.Sat., JJ Cagneys.
The Greg Williams Band
Blues and folk-based rock centered around Williams handful of original indie LPs. The band features a strong rhythm section (with a dedicated percussionist), fiery guitarwork, and great vocals. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Tony Williamson & Jeff Autry
See Connect Recommends.Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Woods Concert Hall (Bloomingdale) - ALL AGES.