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Acoustic Showcase Night

See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.

Cory Branan

See Connect Recommends. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.

Captured by Robots

See Connect Recommends. Wed., The Jinx.

Celerity

Young indie-rock four-piece including former members of the K.I.D.S. whose influences include Nirvana, The Offspring and Rancid. This will be one of their last local shows before they begin a 3-week Summer Tour. Sat., 11 pm, Creole Red.

Chris Cook's Sex & Candy Party w/Gravy

This annual costume party features an assortment of bawdy contests (as do all of Chris Cook’s promotions), as well as live entertainment by the always unpredictable art-rock pranksters Gravy, whose show will likely appeal to fans of Mike Patton’s various musical projects (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, The Dismemberment Plan), as well as death-metalheads and Zappa enthusiasts. Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.

Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant

Two of the area’s most popular acoustic cover artists join forces – merging setlists and vocal harmonies in the process – to offer a wide range of country, rock and pop hits. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

 

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Savannah’s best-known electric blues guitarist and singer, offering uptown, Chicago-style blues in the vein of Albert and Freddie King. Tue., (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

Dueling Pianos

This (the only such establishment in town) brings in hired gun pianists from around the Southeast who go head-to-head, fielding requests from the audience and whipping out off-the-cuff renditions of everything from country to rock to jazz to heavy metal tunes at the drop of a cocktail napkin and a five spot. Their routines are also salted with snappy patter and schmaltzy humor. Wed. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.

Eat Mo' Music

Fun, hard-grooving instrumental funk-jazz quintet featuring trombone, trumpet, bass, guitar and drums. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz'd Tapas Bar.

The 8-Tracks

Eclectic local cover quartet featuring members of several original bands (such as Superhorse, Hot Pink Interior and The Judge & The Jury). They play everything from ‘50s rock & roll (like Carl Perkins and Little Richard) to kitschy ‘80s music (Prince, The Cars) and modern-day Americana (Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak). Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).

First Friday for Folk Music

See Connect Recommends. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesleyan Monumental united Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St. on Calhoun Square) - ALL AGES.

Kristin Gustafson

This gifted concert harpist offers her own unique renditions of popular tunes, as well as classical pieces and original compositions as background for brunch at this luxury hotel’s restaurant. Sun., 11 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park - ALL AGES.

Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars

Featuring former members of famed Athens underground band The Squalls, this group plays their own renditions of tunes by the 18th century Scottish bard Robert Burns, and other types of traditional Old-Time folk and bluegrass material. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Hazzard County Band feat. The Courtenay Brothers

This brand-new local country act features members of The Denny Phillips Band (such as bassist Tim Burke, drummer Mike Bulloch and keyboardist Charlie Denison) as well as the vocal stylings and guitarwork of area faves The Courtenays. It’s a chance for these siblings to flex their muscles with a real band behind them – instead of the sequenced backing they often employ – as well as an opportunity for them to showcase a few of their original tunes. Sat., 8:30 pm, Tubby’s Thunderbolt.

B.B. King

See Connect Recommends. Fri., The Johnny Mercer Theatre - ALL AGES.

Kiowa

Debut show for this new local alt.rock band featuring former members of Roxie Heart. Sat., 11 pm, Creole Red.

North of Here

Christian acoustic rock trio known for an uplifting spiritual message and a contemporary sound. Fri., 6:30 pm, Savannah Joe (Savannah Mall) - ALL AGES.

Old-Time Jam Session

Part music lesson, part history lesson, and part Open Hoot, this weekly event gives acoustic string musicians a chance to sit in and jam on pre-war mountain and country music from a time before even vinyl LPs. Mon., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.



Perception

Hardworking regional combo playing classic, modern and Southern rock covers, as well as originals in a similar vein. Sat., pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Phantom Wingo

Previously known as The No Exit Band featuring Ronnie Keel, this muscular local blues-rock project has a new indie album out that’s getting extremely positive reviews in the jam and Southern rock underground worldwide. With an impressive command of their idiom, they’re a safe bet for fans of The Allman Brothers Band or Widespread Panic. Wed., Savannah Blues.

Ride The Pink Horse

Young local hardcore band. Sun., 9 pm, Starland CCA - ALL AGES.

Rock That Uke Screening Party & Concert featuring The Mad Tea Party, Sandra Hines & Joe Nelson

See Music Interview. Sat., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.

She Alice

Newly-minted local cover band (popular hits in a variety of styles) featuring keyboardist Skip Graham. Fri., Mary's Seafood & Steaks.

Shol’ Nuff

Local hip-hop trio that has performs infrequently, but has earned a solid following and is nearing completion on a new CD. Sat., 10 pm, Creole Red.

Shrimp City Slim

Charleston-based guitarist whose group plays a laid-back mixture of beach and boogie that he terms “Coastal Blues.” Fri., 9 pm, Jazz'd Tapas Bar.

Squallid

Intense and manic politically-charged metal, a la RATM. Sat., 11 pm, Creole Red.

Sun Domingo

Up-and-coming original Atlanta-based modern-pop band that seems poised for greater success. They’re known for hooky, guitar-o-centric arrangements and impressive vocal harmonies which are at times reminiscent of the Finn brothers from Crowded House. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Too Blue

Local electric blues combo featuring Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (of Bottles & Cans). Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Greg Williams & Shane Baldwin

Acoustic guitar duo featuring celebrated folk and blues-rock singer/songwriter Williams and his trusty foil Baldwin, who’ve been playing together now for a few years. Sat., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

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