Polished rock and pop covers (Bonnie Raitt, Stones, Fleetwood Mac) with female vocals and a full, well-rounded sound. Sat., The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
The Jeff Beasley Band
Local electric blues/rock trio. Sat., Mercury Lounge.
Jazzy jam quartet that lists The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock and King Crimson as influences. Their clav-heavy grooves and bouncy melodies are a breath of fresh air in a sometimes stale scene. Sat., Savannah Blues.
Tight R & B (swampy, Southern blues-rock to Texas swing and upbeat Chicago shuffles). Thurs., 9:30 pm, Malones.
Locals playing Motown, shag and soul hits. Fri., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Tim Brooks & The Alien Sharecroppers
Seasoned Southern blues from a Macon-bred guitarist and acolyte of The Allman Brothers.Fri., Savannah Blues.
Chris Cook's 7 Deadly Sins
Theme party from one of Savannahs longest-running scenemakers, This one features live DJs Kiah and Shrapnel, as well as a variety of sin-themed contests and giveaways. Sat., 9 pm, Velouria.
The Dirty Hairys
Jacksonville cover band playing classic, Southern rock and R & B. Fri., The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Trae Gurley's Sinatra
Local thespian putting his own live spin on Franks big band classics. Thurs., Jazzd Tapas Bar + Fri., 6 pm, Go Fish.
Louder than bombs modern metal act from Hinesville, playing their own material. Fri., 10 pm, The Gold Club (HWY 17 near Hardeeville).
Fiery Southern rock hits and originals featuring former members of local faves Bounty Hunter.Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).
Loch Ness Johnny
Celtic rock band from Columbia, South carolina with an Appalachian twang. Fri., OConnells Irish Pub.
Underrated local groove band drawing on reggae, hip-hop and soul. They tour the region and deserve a large following here in town. Tues., Fiddlers Crab House.
The Howard Paul Trio
Jazz from a respected seven-string guitarist. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Intricate, occasionally dazzling jam band thats more firmly rooted in incendiary blues than most of their ilk. Thurs., Savannah Blues.
70s -style outlaw country, with an authentic sound akin to David Allan Cole. With local opener Whiskey Dick, a solo songwriter cut form the same ragged, muddy cloth. Sat., The Jinx.
Touring Caribbean Americana act mixing island percussion with roots-rock. Fri., 9 pm, City Market Courtyard.
NYC indie artist who won the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and has toured with Ani DiFranco and played with Suzanne Vega and at Lilith Fair. Tennessees funky-folk fusion artist Brandy Robinson opens with a solo set that draws on hip-hop and pop. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
NYC act mixing Americana, tin pan alley, garage rock, blues, rockabilly and punk, with a humorous lyrical sensibility. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Spitfire Poetry Youth Slam
Spoken word competition open to area kids, with $50 cash prizes awarded in a number of categories. Sat., 5 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Excellent cover group specializing in straight up rock and roll. An area favorite for well over two decades.Thurs., 9 pm, 912 (formerly Aprés - above Il Pasticcio) .
Stirring local group recalling the glory days of late-80s college rock ( a la The dbs and Concrete Blonde). Sat., 912 (formerly Aprés - above Il Pasticcio).
The Jimmy Wolling Band
Local quartet (aka The Spec Hosti Band) playing traditional bluegrass and jam-inspired hellgrass. Wed., 8 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island) + Thurs., JJ Cagneys + Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.