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Abel, Rawls & Hayes

Regional organic blues-rock group from just south of Atlanta (featuring a member of The Massey Boys) that utilizes slide guitar, mandolin, keyboards, guitar and bass. They will soon release their 3rd CD. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Andre & The No Limit Souljaz

Native Savannahian who recently graduated from the prestigious Oberlin Music School, and now lead his own jazz combo. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Back River Ramblers

Acoustic trio of local songwriters Darryl Wise and Kyle Shiver, plus Dobie Simmons on standup bass. Wed. - Thurs., 8 pm, Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee).

The Blend

Local duo of guitarists Samuel Adams and Brian Dingess, playing Latin-flavored rock in the same vein as the great Carlos Santana. Wed., 8 pm, Spanky’s (Tybee).

Bluesonics

Popular, long-running blues unit (offering Texas swing, Chicago shuffles and swampy rockers) that has recently released a debut CD showcasing their new lineup and more inclusive repertoire. Fri., Mercury Lounge.

Graham Colton Band

See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 8 pm, Fort Stewart’s Donovan Field.

Kodac Harrison

Atlanta-based writer and acoustic songwriter. Thursday he begins a new monthly spoken word contest, while the weekend finds him headlining his favorite Lazaretto Creek nightspot. Thurs., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean (poetry slam) + Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Loggerheads (Tybee).

The Spec Hosti Band

Hot bluegrass outfit (both traditional and jamgrass) sometimes known as The Jimmy Wolling Band - for their banjoist. Wed., The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

E-93 Jamz Fest 2004

Large, annual R & B and hip-hop concert (see Music Interview). Fri., 5 pm, Savannah State University’s Tiger Arena.

The Julius Airwave

Jacksonville-based melodic indie-rock band that is said to have recently stripped much of the quirkiness from their stage show, but their bass player is still known to awkwardly breakdance on occasion... Also appearing will be Bishop Don, an Atlanta group who cites The Flaming Lips, The Velvet Underground and Bob Marley as influences, and recently emerged from the bar-band scene. Fri., The Jinx.

Little Pieces

Charleston-based modern-rock band (with a folksy vibe) known for impassioned female vocals, deft percussion and atmospheric arrangements. Local roots-rocker Jason Bible opens. Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

Loch Ness Johnny

Well-known South Carolina touring band that mixes traditional Celtic song structures with Appalachian Mountain music and a generous dollop of rock attitude. Sat., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Luminescent Orchestrii

See Connect Recommends. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Minority Party

Recently-formed retro-punks from Charlotte (aren’t they all?) complete with Liberty Spikes... local old-school punks The Bricks play as well. Sat., The Jinx.

Permanent Tourists

Funky, soulful party band playing rock and R & B hits from the ‘60s on up. Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

Red Moon

Reggae-influenced jam band from South Carolina that’s become a regular attraction in town. Thurs., (unplugged acoustic show) + Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

St. Somewhere

This Knoxville group plays an organic mixture of both Caribbean and American music that they’ve dubbed Caribbean Americana. Their shows include memorable steel drum-heavy percussion jams that often find the bandmates switching instruments during songs. Thurs., Locos Deli & Pub.

Summer Crunk R & B Party

Hip-hop from Roc-A-Fella recording artists Rell and Nicole Wray, plus Florida reggae band Scholar’s Word. Fri., 7 pm, Kenny’s JBC & D Lounge (Bee Rd.).

The Swinging' Medallions

See Connect Recommends. Sat., 5 pm, Tubby’s Tankhouse (Thunderbolt).

Train

See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 8 pm, Fort Stewart’s Donovan Field.

Two Blue

Primitive blues trio of guitarist/percussionist, classic-style harp player and electric bassist, that’s big on audience interaction. Fri., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.
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