Berklee grad singer/guitarist who won the ‘99 USA Songwriting Contest. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
The Jeff Beasley Band
Electric blues, early rock & roll and R & B originals. Wed., 7 pm (solo) Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Thurs., 8 pm (solo), The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
New side-project featuring members of the locally-based reggae-rock buzz band Passafire. Fri., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).
Bottles & Cans
Trashy, swinging, garage-rock influenced Delta blues. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + + Thurs., 8 pm, Dawg House Grill + Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sun., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
The Black Diamond Heavies
Raw Nashville duo injecting VU and Tom Waits into their Hound Dog Taylor-esque punk-blooze. Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.
The latest offshoot from the Dope Sandwich gang, a collective of Savannah-based rappers, funk musicians and spoken word artists. This show is said to include Knife (supporting his new album 2000 Yard Stare), Basik Lee (supporting his new mixtape A Bunch of Crazy Sh!t) and Righteous The Poet as well as DJs Life and Valis. This Broughton St. restaurant/bar has become a key local venue for alternative hip-hop. Sat., 10 pm, Tantra Lounge.
Solo acoustic guitarist/singer offering classic and soft rock hits and originals. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub + Sat., 8 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).
Popular classic and southern rock cover band that also plays modern country hits. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon.
Throaty and sultry Americana songwriter (and self-proclaimed “rock diva”) who’s currently working with Charlie Sexton on a new CD. Fri., 8 pm, Guitar Bar.
Acid-washed funk/rock covers a la George Clinton. Wed., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Local acoustic guitarist/songwriter known from the Savannah Theater. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).
New local cover band (southern rock, country, Top 40) featuring former members of Southpaw, Capital A, Liquid Ginger and Deep Cuts. Fri., 9 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler).
Kurtis & Kody
Rare local show from these young, dedicated Tybee-based songwriting siblings who write earthy and jazzy pop incorporating acoustic guitar and percussion. They’ve opened for the likes of Emmylou Harris and Sister Hazel. Sat., 10 pm, Churchill’s Pub.
Award-winning local modern rock/radio pop act that mixes mainstream covers in with originals from their 2 indie CDs. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
Widespread Panic Tribute Band. Fri., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
G.E. Perry & Strange Brew
Local blues-rock act fronted by a talented slide guitarist. Fri., 9 pm, Bogey’s.
High-energy Southern soul with extended guitar jams, a la Gov’t Mule. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).
Funk and soul covers. Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub + Mon., 10 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).
Statesboro-based jazz ensemble made up of promising young players. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Impressive local female-fronted jazz trio (bass/guitar/drums). Fri., 8 pm, 9:30 pm, 11 pm, Kokopelli’s.
Macon-based jam/southern soul/roots-rock band formerly known as Moonshine Still. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).
Long-running Motown/shag/soul covers sextet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.