Berklee grad who won the 99 USA Songwriting Contest, and has been working with industry heavyweights. Says her publicist, her songs stick in your head like the sweet glue of the soundtrack to our lives. Texas-born guitarist and songwriter Jason Bible opens. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Bottles & Cans
Rough and tumble electric blues combo featuring members of Too Blue and GAM. They eschew the slick mannerisms of the B.B. Kings and Robert Crays for the more hardscrabble chaos typified by such underdog icons as R. L. Burnside or Hound Dog Taylor.Thurs., Savannah Blues.
The Sarah Colvin Ensemble
If you like your piano jazz on the light and mellow side (and dusted with airy female vocals), this Jacksonville-based combo is just the ticket. Better still, theres no cover... Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Impressive, fresh female-fronted NYC art-metal that rewards listeners like few such bands these days sounding like a bizarre but captivating cross between Jagged Little Pill Alanis,To Bring You my LovePJ Harvey, and the sorely missed Babe The Blue Ox. Pop-leaning, but relatively uncompromising. Get there early to catch em. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Eat Mo' Music
Funky instrumental dance grooves and soul jazz from a local quintet of trumpet, bass, drums, guitar and trombone. This is a relatively unique approach for our area. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Erickson & Strong
Extremely laid-back blues and calypso-influenced duo (featuring former members of Souled Out and Bluesonics) that should appeal to Clapton fans and Parrotheads alike. Thurs., 7 pm, Uncle Bubbas Oyster House.
Speaking Bean Poetry Slam
This month, featured poet Mary C. Kim hosts the slam, and there will be prizes awarded (some great, some lame). All are welcome to sign up at 7 pm. Thurs., 8 pm (7 pm signup), The Sentient Bean.
Hell-raising Southern and classic rock hits and originals from a band of veteran local players.Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommys (Pooler).
Solo acoustic show by the guitarist and vocalist for eclectic cover band The 8-Tracks. His solo shows cover even more ground, from ABBA to Guns N Roses and back again. Sat., 6 pm, The Warehouse.
Classic, Southern and hard rock covers (plus a few originals. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Steamers (Georgetown).
Extremely young punks (they look like they could be in middle school) playing an ALL-AGES show. Sun., 5 pm, St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Isle of Hope).
Up-and-coming jam band from South Carolina with a strong reggae influence. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Sat., JJ Cagneys.
This above-average thrash metal act from Queens recently had all the photos on their MySpace account deleted by The Man. Seems this Testament-meets-Metallica gang got a bunch of young girls to pose semi-nude (but strategically covered with the bands stickers). That should give you an idea of where theyre coming from. Oh, by the way, the pics are back up now... Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
With a female singer/keyboardist, and a lineup that includes the drummer from The Positions and the bassist from The Sapphire Bullets, this pop/rock party band is well worth checking out. Fri., Marys Seafood & Steaks.
Duo of singing blues guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy, occasionally augmented with the rhythm section from Rays main band Bottles & Cans.Fri., 5:30 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubbas Oyster House + Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge, 10 pm.
Local yallternative Americana band playing twangy, electric covers by Skynyrd and the Drive-By Truckers, as well as originals in the same general vein. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.