Music Menu 

Samuel Adams

Pop and rock covers (Eagles, etc...) played on keyboard and acoustic guitar, by this local artist. Sun., 8 pm, Benny’s (Tybee).

Andes Cosmos

Quartet playing haunting and beautiful instrumental music that is native to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, played on a variety of authentic folk instruments, including a variety of bamboo flutes called kenas, pan flutes, the tiny 10 stringed charango, a large drum called bombo, and the guitar. Free show with a suggested donation to the band. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Arcasia Red

Local melodic hardcore with plenty of screaming. Also appearing on this bill are Dreams You Die In (positive Miami hardcore), and Where It Ends (South Carolina straight-edge). ALL AGES. Wed., 8 pm, Teaser’s Café.


Hard-to-peg original alterna-rock band from Savannah that blends punk energy and reggae and ska riddims with a background in the anything goes jam-band world. The result is intense and never boring. Fri., 12 midnight, Malone’s.

The Kevin Bales Trio

Excellent Florida-based jazz group fronted by respected pianist Bales. Fri. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

The Bayou Blues Band

Classic and Southern rock covers. Bassist Rick Nicholson also plays solo between sets. Fri. - Sat., Bayou Blues Bar.

Belle's Wake

Up-and-coming acoustic duo (guitar/piano) that revels in off-kilter changes and good-natured naiveté. Both sing and cite Damien Rice as an influence. Tues., 7 pm, Bits, Bytes & Coffee.

Big Engine

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


Longtime local electric blues band, mixing Texas swing, Chicago shuffles and Southern “swamp” blues. Thurs., Savannah Blues + Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge.


Local cover band specializing in Motown hits, shag tunes and other types of danceable “oldies.” Fri. - Sat., Tommy’s (Pooler).

Eric Britt

Lead singer and principal songwriter for regional modern rock act Hazel Virtue (which headlines O’Connell’s on Saturday night). Wed. (hosts Open Mic) - Thurs., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Captain Soular Cat

Blues-rock jam band from Rome, Georgia whose influences range from Paul Simon and Santana to The Allmans and John Coltrane. Sat., Savannah Blues.

George Clinton & P-Funk

A free show by a true legend in the music industry, playing Savannah for the first time since 1978 (see Connect Recommends). Fri., 7 pm, Forsyth Park.

The Courtenay Brothers

Actual siblings who play rock, pop and country hits on acoustic guitars with sequenced backing. Thurs., (Sunset party), Tubby’s + Fri., 5 pm, & Sun., 5:30 pm, City Market Courtyard + Fri., Fiddler’s Crab House.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Solid, straight-up Chicago blues (think Freddie King). Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge.

Ding Dongs for Bing Bongs

Debut screening of the 3rd DVD compilation of new video shorts and comedy routines from the local sketch/improv collective Flim Flam Films. Kind of like an extremely low-rent knockoff of Mr. Show with Bob & David or MAD-TV. Not for the easily offended. Sat., The Jinx.

Dynamite Club

Skronky guitar/drums duo that reminds me a bit of Sammy doing their savant Pavement impersonation. Wed., The Jinx.

The 8-Tracks

Eclectic local cover band, playing everything from Prince and NRBQ to AC/DC and Johnny Cash. Featuring members of Superhorse, Splitfinger and GAM. Sat., 9 pm, Daiquiri Depot (Pooler).

Electric Blue & The Cosmic Truth

Blues/soul quartet from up North that tours extensively. They have opened for such acts as Dickey Betts, Gov’t Mule, The North Mississippi Allstars, and more. Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

Gloria Pelonquin Memorial Benefit

Local musicians join in support of a slain friend (see Connect Recommends).

Sun., 2 pm, Tubby’s Tankhouse.


Tight, above average modern rock/metal quintet from Hinesville. The Immaculate Fix and local metal act Broken Time round out this afternoon bill. Sun., 1 pm, The Roundhouse Railroad Museum (off MLK, Jr. Blvd. by The Visitors Center).

Hip-hop Freestyle Night

The Jinx’s twist on Open Mics, with DJ’s D-Frost and Selvis spinning tracks while allowing amateur rappers to show their stuff... Tues., The Jinx.

Hitman & The Blues Boys

Local R & B act featuring former members of the EROK band. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed. + Fri., Savannah Blues.

Elliot Holden Group

Impressive instrumental jazz fusion trio from South Carolina, built around the dazzling fretwork of Holden, whose tone and phrasing recall middle period Jeff Beck or Eric Johnson. Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

The Spec Hosti Band

Tight traditional bluegrass and modern “hellgrass” from a group also known as The Jimmy Wolling Band. Wed., The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

The Immaculate Fix

Local heavy rock band that is starting to play out more. Fellow locals The Skullies will open this show. Thurs., 10 pm, The Phat Kat Lounge at Ibiza Nightlife.

The North Mississippi Allstars

Red-hot Memphis blues-rock (see Music Interview). Fri., 7 pm, Forsyth Park.

Phantom Wingo

Southern rock jam act (featuring powerhouse guitarist and singer Ronnie Keel) formerly known as The No Exit Band.. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Malone’s.

The Positions

Four-piece party band playing covers from Fleetwood Mac to Van Morrison. Fri., Fusion/The Monkey Bar + Sat., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Puma Reflex

Local, anachronistic, keyboard driven alt.rock band with a European feel and strong connections to the Dayton, Ohio music scene. Thurs., The Jinx.

Danny Quinn

Traditional Celtic music played on guitar. Wed. - Mon., Kevin Barry’s.

Red Moon

South Carolina jam-band with a strong reggae influence. Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

Rethyl & Straight Ahead Jazz

Fresh form a two-month tour, the “boy king of swing” returns with a show that ranges from Duke Ellington to Thelonius Monk. Fri., 10 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Round Table

Local original rock band formerly known as Borderline. Audible Campaign and In Passing also appear on this bill. Mon., 7 pm, Teaser’s Café - ALL AGES.

The Bobby Ryder Quartet

Swing and big-band style jazz featuring a seasoned vocalist into Sinatra. Thurs., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

St. Somewhere

One of the most well-known and successful Jimmy Buffet tribute bands on the road today. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.


Farewell show by this acoustic duo of cello and guitar, with guests adding violin, flute and percussion. They’ll play pieces by Bach, CCR and Tool, as well as original material. Fri., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Six Million Dollar Band

Popular local cover band with a setlist heavy on danceable ‘80s hits and modern rock (i.e., Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, etc...). Fri., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Randy "Hatman" Smith

Longtime Tybee solo act playing popular beach, boogie and blues hits with sequenced backing for “the full band sound.” Thurs. - Sun., Doc’s Bar (Tybee).


Excellent and extremely heavy Black Sabbath-inspired sludge rock from Waycross, Georgia. Fri., The Jinx.

Two Blue

Upbeat local blues act with a great harp player. Sat., 4 pm, City Market Courtyard.


Psychedelic stoner/doom rock from the hills of Virginia. With rugby shirts. Fri., The Jinx.

Voodoo Soup

Funk-rock jam act with serious chops – featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Wed., JJ Cagney’s.

The Jimmy Wolling Band

Tight traditional bluegrass and modern “hellgrass” from a group also known as The Spec Hosti Band. Fri., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Greg Williams Band

Modern rock and roll with roots in folk and blues, from one of the area’s most respected and prolific singer/songwriters. Sat., 12 midnight, Malone’s.


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