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Bellyfull

Bad-ass regional funk group with plenty to offer those who dig on syncopated jazz fusion like The Meters, middle-period Stevie Wonder, and the edgier moments of first-wave Steely Dan. This is tight, soulful, and precise groove music which may appeal to jam fans, but which reaches far beyond standard-issue blooze explorations. Sat., Savannah Blues.

Blackworm

Experimental, alternative rock trio featuring bassist – and noted local scenester – Mike Walker (GAM, The Flam), keyboardist Ricardo Ochoa (Richard Leo Johnson Trio) and drummer Marc Cordray (Magma). Wed., The Jinx.

Bluesonics

Longstanding local act metting out solid, swinging Chicago blues shuffles. Sat, 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.



Boomerang

Dance-oriented soul, shag, Stax and Motown covers from a group of locals. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Bottles & Cans

Local electric blues combo that was a favorite in our past Readers’ Polls. Thurs., Savannah Blues.

Captain Soular Cat

You’ll hear some bluegrass twang as well as some Shakedown Street-era Dead grooves and vintage Allman Brothers guitar lines in this Rome, Georgia jam unit’s original material. Lately, they’ve been collaborating with the Rev. Jeff Mosier (of Phish and The Aquarium Rescue Unit), and their latest album is starting to get national airplay. Fri., Savannah Blues.

Jerry Coleman

Versatile cover guitarist (jazz, rock and R & B). Wed., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Dynamite Club

NYC avant jazz-heads turned punk performance pranksters with a stage show that features wrestling and actual Kung-fu lessons. The trio’s albums are certainly more together than their gigs which can devolve into a chaotic mess of Boredoms-like noise and goofy shadow boxing. Still, they’ve gone over well in Taiwan, Australia and Japan. Their drummer is also a member of punk legends MDC. Thurs., The Jinx.

Dynasty (Electric Duo)

See Connect Recommends. Thurs., The Jinx.

Exosus

Fast and loud grindcore from the D.C. area. Fri., The Jinx.

Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute

This local thespian sings to backing tracks replicating Frank’s lush, big band period, but adds his own feel, rather than slavishly aping the once-great vocalist. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Kodac Harrison

This established cult songwriter and guitarist has just returned from his 6th European tour, where he reportedly won over the fickle Prague crowds. Now he returns to this laid-back and great-sounding restaurant. Many locals still aren’t hip to this half-hidden hangout on Lazaretto Creek, but it’s a great place to catch acoustic music – so it’s no surprise Kodac refers to it as his “home away from home.” Expect visionary and weatherbeaten blues and contemporary folk music, along with plenty of heartfelt anecdotes. Fri., Loggerheads (Tybee).

The Hitmen

Local electric blues outfit led by guitarist Brett “Hitman” Bernard. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Savannah Blues.

I Cantori

See Connect Recommends. Fri., 7:30 pm, Messiah Lutheran Church + Sat., 7:30 pm, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church + Mon., 7:30 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

 

Industrial Resurrection

Goth Night at this alternative dance club, hosted by old-school wax-wrangler DJ Elgie. Thurs., Club One (18+).

Kevn Kinney's Sun Tangled Angel Revival

See Connect Recommends. Fri., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).

Low Country Bluegrass Jam

See Connect Recommends. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (Bloomingdale).

Joey Manning

Veteran solo keyboardist/guitarist with a beautiful singing voice and varied repertoire of popular rock and pop hits from the last 4 decades. Fri., 9 pm, Pepper’s Cantina.

Naked Beggars

Nashville-based hard rock throwbacks, featuring a tattooed female vocalist who sounds like Melissa Etheridge channeling the dude from Little Caesar, and former members of hair-metal gods Cinderella. Wed., The Jinx.



Joe Nelson’s Old-Time Jam

Amateur and pro string musicians are welcome at this cross between study session and open mic. Musicologist Nelson serves up history on (pre-1930s) Americana – or mountain music – and then all join in on those classic tunes. Mon., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Howard Paul Quartet

Jazz group led by an immensely talented 7-string guitarist who frequently collaborates with such legendary players as Jimmy Bruno and Bucky Pizzarelli. Thurs., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Red Moon

Percussion-heavy South Carolina jam group that draws on both reggae and rock for inspiration. Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

Brock Scott

Local solo artist who lists Death Cab For Cutie and Dashboard Confessional as key influences. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Yonrico Scott & Friends

Powerhouse blues and funk group led by the seasoned Atlanta drummer Scott, who has backed tons of blues greats (including Tinsley Ellis) and is currently a member of The Derek Trucks Band. Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

SFMS Holiday Caroling Party

Every year, The Savannah Folk Music Society sponsors this family-oriented gathering where participants can join together on traditional holiday tunes, while enjoying seasonal beverages (wassail, anyone?). The event is free, and everyone is encouraged to bring a plate of snacks or desserts to share. Sun., 7 pm, Oatland Island Educational Center.

Shol’Nuff

See Connect Recommends. Sun., 7 pm, Kenny’s Lounge.

Speaking Bean Poetry Slam

This monthly spoken word competition is overseen by noted Atlanta poet and singing troubadour Kodac Harrison, and features many of the area’s most promising author/performers. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Stressface

This Florida hardcore group is made up of most of the staff of indie label No Idea Records, many of who are in their own bands as well. Fri., The Jinx.

Sun Domingo

The members of this buzz-worthy Atlanta trio have been around the block, but still look young enough to pass. With a shiny, modern-rock sound that’s a cross between Maroon5, Crowded House and the more twee moments of Coldplay, they’re custom-made for edgy Southeastern commercial pop radio. That’s probably why Jupiter Coyote’s Matt Mayes has taken them under his wing. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Sweatin' Bullets

Larger-than-life hard rock show band from Jacksonville that’s a popular draw at this island seafood restaurant/cocktail bar. Fri., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

Theodosia

Multi-instrumentalist with a 300-song repertoire of crowd-pleasing hits.Tues. & Thurs., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.



Gail Thurmond

Piano jazz and show tune standards from a fixture on the downtown scene, who’s headlined this cozy basement bar for over 11 years. Tues. - Sun., Planters Tavern (below The Olde Pink House).

Andrew Philip Tipton

See Music Interview. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Tradition Dies Here

Touring crust-core punk. Fri., The Jinx.

Two Blue

Local blues act featuring an ace harp player ad vocalist who works the crowd like an old pro, and is well-versed in the style of such greats as Little Walter. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.



Voodoo Soup

High-energy funk and soul jam group featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Wed., JJ Cagney’s.

The Earl Williams Quartet

A wide variety of uptempo blues, jazz and danceable R & B. Wed., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

The Jimmy Wolling Band

Fun, jam-oriented bluegrass quartet that dips into the classic country songbook as well. Featuring banjo prodigy Wolling, as well as bassist Tim Burke, bassist Dennis Goldbaugh and mandolinist Spec Hosti. Thurs., JJ Cagney’s. w

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