A taste of this week's live gigs 

Appetite For Destruction

One of the premiere bands of its type, this touring act recreates the look, sound and attitude of vintage, pre-sabbatical Guns-N-Roses, and often fills 2,000-seat rooms on their own. Fri., 8 pm, Retriever’s (Statesboro).

Bottles & Cans

Swinging, garage-rock influenced blues. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill + Fri., 9 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Mark Carter

Local acoustic singer/songwriter/guitarist. Sat., 6 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Roy Clark

Many may remember Hee Haw’s jovial guitarist and banjo player for the hokey, late-70s TV ads hawking his “Big Note Guitar Songbook,” but the Grammy winner is one helluva musician who’s been named Entertainer, Comedian or Instrumentalist of The Year by the CMA a whopping 9 times. $35 advance tickets at www.ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/pac, or by calling (866) PAC-ARTS. Fri., 7:30 pm, Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center.

The Chuck Courtenay Band

One of the most popular modern honky-tonk and southern rock bands around, playing covers and originals. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (solo) + Sat., 10 pm (full band), Shamrocks (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat., 1 pm (w/Bucky Bryant) & Sun., 1 pm (w/Jason Courtenay) & Tues., 6 pm (solo), Wild Wing Café .

Gabriel Donahue

Irish multi-instrumentalist/singer who’s toured the world with The Chieftains. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Done 4 The Day

Dynamic rock and roll party band made up of veterans of the regional club and concert circuit. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Frazier & Tavalin

Female vocals and piano jazz duo. Thurs. - Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s On The River.

High Velocity

Popular classic and southern rock cover band that also plays modern country hits. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon.

I Am Sound

Farewell show for an original, promising local post-grunge/shoegaze act. Queen Fist opens. Fri., 11 pm, B & B Ale House.

Kurtis & Kody

Tybee-based siblings who write earthy, jazzy emotive pop incorporating acoustic guitar and percussion. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES.

Marina Lomazov

This Ukrainian-American “diva of the piano” has been deemed one of the most charismatic musicians in her field. This program includes Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Tickets range from $12.50 to $35 at www.lucastheatre.com or by calling 525-5050. Sat., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre.

The Roger Moss Quintet

Snappy jazz cabaret act featuring many top area players. Thurs., 8 pm (duo show w/pianist Eric Jones) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Paper Champions

Critically-acclaimed, high-energy Atlanta indie-rockers featured on Deep Elm’s Emo Diaries. Sat., 9 pm, Hang Fire.

The Permanent Tourists

Slick, tight R & B/rock party band. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra.

Silver Lining

Impressive local female-fronted jazz/light funk trio. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Moon River Brewing

Abebi Stafford

Up-and-coming jazz pianist/composer. Fri., 5 pm, Mansion on Forsyth.

The Train Wrecks

Hopped-up Americana and roots-a-billy. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Leslie Woods

Early punk rocker from who came to “Appalachian Gothic” by way of a stint in the hellbilly scene. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Yaakov Chesed

Young, touring Jewish soft-rock/pop quartet that sings in both English and Hebrew. Sun., 3 pm, Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob (5444 Abercorn St.).


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