Music Menu 

Samuel Adams

Pop and rock covers (Eagles, etc...) played on keyboard and acoustic guitar. Sun., 9 pm, Benny’s (Tybee)..

Big Engine

Hard-hitting Jacksonville rock band (covers and originals) featuring a founding member of Molly Hatchet. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

The Bluesonics

Popular local trio playing Chicago shuffles, Texas swamp blues and their own originals.Sat., Savannah Blues.

D & D Party Band

Danceable pop, rock and soul for the Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius premiere afterparty. Proceeds go to charity. Wed., 9:30 pm, Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

The Filth

Up-and-coming local trio featuring songwriter Kenneth Cowen. They describe their “hard, folky indie-rock” as being influenced by The Kills and The Palace Brothers. Fri., The Jinx.

Folk Traditions Irish Session

Fun, energetic reels, jigs, polkas, slides and hornpipes performed on a wide variety of traditional Celtic instruments (fiddle, harp, flute, etc...) by locals. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.

The Noel Friedline Quartet

An acoustic piano quartet plus female vocalist led by pianist/singer Friedline (in the tradition of Nat “King” Cole and Shirley Horn). They blend the traditional with the obscure... Thurs. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Antar Goodwin's Thang

Electric NYC bassist, whose group indulges in funk, blues and some trad jazz. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Sarah Lee & Johnny

Folk duo featuring Arlo Guthrie’s daughter in a benefit for Diabetes Research (see Connect Recommends). Sat., 7 pm, The Tybee Lighthouse


Bass and drums duo from Florida that features former Savannahian Adam Safer (ex-Clownknife), and plays raging, full-on confrontational “slap-core” (Like that? I just made it up!) that should suit Primus and Fugazi enthusiasts. Also appearing on this bill are the appetizingly-named Portland hardcore group Face Down in Shit, and the extreme metal of Gainesville, Florida’s Kumité. Sat., The Jinx.

Richard Leo Johnson Trio

See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.


This stripped-down offshoot of Tradewinds plays the oldies and Motown that group’s known for, but throws in more contemporary soul and funk as well. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Claudia Nygaard

Seasoned Nashville acoustic singer/songwriter who finds inspiration in the splintery storytelling of tunesmiths like John Prine, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark. With a strong and sensual voice and a sophisticated lyrical sense (which often pokes fun at the gender gap), the Kerrville Folk Fest finalist’s been called “a female Will Rogers without the rope.” Sun., 7 pm, A.J.’s Dockside (Tybee Island).


Sonically ambitious post-punk which aims for inventive, shifting soundscapes that retain the capacity to rawk. Ideal for fans of Don Cabellero and Girls vs. Boys. Also appearing will be Y-O-U, which boasts a connection to the folks behind HomestarRunner.com. Fri., The Jinx.

Calvin Richardson

R & B sensation (on Capitol Records) who’s being viewed by some as a modern day Sam Cooke. His approach is defiantly old-school, and he seems destined for bigger and better things. Thurs., Aprés Nightclub (above Il Pasticcio).

Roundhouse Blues& BBQ Festival 2004

Wonderful free shows with headliners like John Hammond and Kenny Neal, plus local legends The JoJa Band, and much more (see Music Interview). Fri. & Sat., 6 pm - 11 pm,

Historic Roundhouse Museum (behind Parker’s on MLK, Jr. BLVD by the Visitor’s Center).

Rachael Sage

An award-winning East Village pianist/songwriter who’s played The Lilith Fair, and with Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega and Sarah McLachlan. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.

The Sidewalk Arts Festival

See Connect Recommends. Sat., 11 am - 5 pm, Forsyth Park.


See Connect Recommends. Sun., 7 pm, Teaser’s Café - ALLAGES.

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