Acoustic guitarist/singer playing roots-rock covers and originals.Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House (River St.) + Fri., 6 pm, The Warehouse + Mon., JJ Cagneys.
luesonics Longtime locals offering uptempo electric blues. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Bottles & Cans
Raw, gut-bucket blues unit in the Fat Possum vein. See Music Interview. Wed., Savannah Blues + Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Acoustic guitarist/vocalist playing Coastal Country and Celtic tunes. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
The Tony Clark Project
New, mainstream jazz quartet (with vocals) that adds an R & B slant. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
Rockabilly trio from Charleston that is all tore up with the greaser ethos. Increasingly a familiar site at this downtown punk and indie-rock bar, theyll remind longtime habitués of the glory days of the venues previous incarnation The Velvet Elvis (known far and wide for helping to promulgate the Southeastern psychobilly revival). Theyve just released a self-titled EP thats a little rough around the edges performance-wise, but which drips with conviction for a proudly cultish genre. Sat., The Jinx.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Dynamic singing guitarist in the vein of Freddie King or Albert Collins. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagneys.
Diverse musician who draws on both jazz and blues genres in his work. Hes particularly known for his strong and expressive saxophone work. Sun., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Eat Mo' Music
Instrumental soul combo bridges the gap nicely between funky dance grooves and standard-fare dinner music. Fri. - Sat., 6 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute
Local thespian whos devoted to recreating Franks lush, big-band arrangements from the golden age of his career. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Young, classically-trained harpist playing standards, originals, and cleverly-arranged contemporary tunes for this swanky hotels brunch crowd. Sun., 11 am - 2 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Electric band mixing country and rock covers and originals featuring locals Jason Courtenay, Jesse Jordan, Tim Burke, Chuck Courtenay, and G.E. Perry.Sat., 9:30 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
Alternative Hip Hop Night
Weekly underground rap showcase with late-night freestyle Open Mic and breakdancing battles. Tues., The Jinx.
Local electric blues. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) + Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
27he Billy Hoffman Trio Straight-ahead jazz led by one of the best trap drummers around. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Atlanta-based acoustic quartet featuring former Savannahians Kevin Powell and George Wallace. While still finding their voice, their unique instrumentation (including trumpet, keys, mandolin and banjo) help them hover between the stoner, catchall vibe of Lambchop and the low-fi, Old-Time revival with a distinct Zevon influence. Wobbly, but encouraging. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Excellent new regional blues group with a top-notch rhythm section. Fri., Spankys (Tybee) + Sat., 9:30 pm, Fiddlers Crab House (River St.).
See Connect Recommends.Sun., Riders Lounge (Hilton Head). ****
Like your music loud? This Baxley metal band has enjoyed a strong following here for years, and is loud enough to melt your teeth. Wed., The Jinx.
Monthly Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Showcase
Featuring Lauren Lapointe, Arlington Priest, Sam Thacker, and Kathy Waters. See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Soulful acoustic blues and soft rock. Fri., - Sat., 9 pm, Daquiri Factory (Tybee).
Open Mic Poetry Night w/Spitfire, A.W.O.L. & W.O.R.D.
This weekly showcase for both professional and amateur spoken word artists is open to the public and is a coordinated effort between three of the areas most established organizations devoted to supporting and promoting the art of performed literature. Wed., 8:30 pm, NV Night Club (Nevaeh/Top Floor).
Young, regional hard rock band that specializes in intense, modern and classic rock plus some nÜ-metal. Their sets are skewed heavily toward popular cover tunes, but their smattering of originals fit in nicely. Sat., Steamers (Georgetown).
The Denny Phillips Band
Popular party band specializing in rock, soul and shag faves. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Liquid Gingers Rick & Ginger
Acoustic duo (known for their roles in one of the areas more popular bar bands) playing modern and classic rock covers and originals. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House (River St.) + Sat., 1 pm, Sea Dawgs (Tybee) + Sat., 9 pm, Marys Seafood & Steaks + Sun., 1 pm, Daquiri Factory (Tybee).
When a band describes their sound as a traffic accident inside your stereo, you know they wont be playing anything approaching easy listening. Formerly based in Athens, but now hailing from Atlanta, this punk-tinged retro rockabilly act has made 3 albums over the past 8 years, and draw as much inspiration from glam and punk groups like Motley CrÜe and The Clash as they do genre icons like Johnny Burnette. The trios gotten better as their lineup has evolved, and theyre now one of the better such combos in this part of the country. Sat., The Jinx.
New, Statesboro-based jazz unit. Theyre known for funky, contemporary material, and feature James Smith on lead guitar. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Female-fronted party band, playing popular dance-oriented favorites. Fri., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) .
Randy "Hatman" Smith
Solo singer/guitarist who plays a variety of danceable beach, boogie and blues tunes, and accompanies himself with electronic sequenced backing, to simulate that full band sound. Hes been a fixture on the Islands music scene for years, and is well-known around these parts. Thurs., Stingrays (Tybee) + Sun., 3 pm, Fannies On The Beach (Tybee).
For years now, this facile pianist (with a delicate and charming voice) has entertained patrons in this cozy hardwood bar underneath one of downtowns nicer eateries. Occasionally accompanied by a standup bassist, she tackles hundreds of time-honored jazz standards, show tunes and pops pieces. Now that Emma Kellys no longer with us, catching Gails show while sipping a cool beverage is becoming something of a local rite of passage. Tues. - Sun., The Planters Tavern (below the Olde Pink House Restaurant).
Beach, Motown and oldies covers. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
Poetic singer/songwriter heavily influenced by Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie, and Jeff Calder of The Swimming Pool Qs .Wed., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab house (River St.).
Solo renditions of country and pop hits, sung and played on the acoustic guitar. Fri. - Sat., Stingrays (Tybee).
Young yallternative rockers patterned after the Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic.Fri., Finnegans Wake.