Captivating local indie-rock band thats not afraid to show off a variety of disparate influences (punk, jam, ska, reggae, and metal) often in the same song... Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
The areas best-known electric R & B guitarist and vocalist whos led his own band for well over a decade and released three solid albums of Chicago and Memphis-style blues. Tues. (hosts Open Mic Night) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagneys + Sun., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Mary Davis & Company
Acoustic trio centered around the vocals and guitar of Davis better known as the frontwoman for the impressive Wilmington Island-based party act Band In The Park. This trios sets focus on well-known rock, pop and soul tunes. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Sat., Pogys Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Angular, whipcord rock from Charleston with a punk attitude, but a much more disciplined and experimental approach. Their push-and-pull dynamics recall both Matt Verta-Rays Speedball Baby and Steve Albinis Shellac. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Reggae-influenced South Carolina jam band that has become something of a permanent fixture on our local organic rock scene. Tues. (hosts Open Mic Night) + Fri., JJ Cagneys.
Rick & (Liquid) Ginger
Stripped-down acoustic duo featuring key members of popular area modern rock band Liquid Ginger. Their sets focus on well-known covers, but also include some of their own material. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
The Rounders, Last Train
Chattanoogas Rounders play straight-up, old-school outlaw country with a whiskey back. originals and covers. Openers Last Train mine the same basic territory. Theyve played this venue before alongside other roots-rock and hillbilly acts. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
This nascent local rock band cites The Velvet Underground and Talking Heads as key influences. Their latest demo surely bears this out (especially the Byrne-like guitar figures), but theres also a strange, affected Southern drawl that crops up in singer Joa Kelleys vocals which at times makes them sound like a dopesick version of Country Honk-era Stones. Local modern indie-rock songwriter Brock Scott opens the show. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Regional quintet (with a strong and growing following) playing popular modern and classic country covers. Wed. + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilleys (Hinesville).
The Lavon Stevens & Louise Spencer Group
This regional quartet of vocals, piano, drums and bass plays often at this swank resort island supper club. They offer contemporary and mainstream jazz favorites. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
A downtown fixture of sorts, this vibrant singing pianist has been playing jazzy standards and show tunes in this cozy darkwood bar for over a decade. Many folks make it a point to stop in and see Gail whenever they pass through the area. Shes a welcome constant in the increasingly disparate downtown entertainment world. Tues. - Sun., Planters Tavern (beneath The Olde Pink House Restaurant).
An Evening With Greg Williams
Solo set of contemporary acoustic folk and blues-influenced rock by a prolific locally-based singer/songwriter whose powerful voice and impressionistic lyrics help him to straddle the line between being an overtly commercial pop tunesmith and a rather unique artist with the potential for great niche-market success. Wed. + Mon., 10 pm, JJ Cagneys.