Spoken word showcase run by a local non-profit offering youths self-awareness through poetry and hip-hop. Sun., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Bottles & Cans
Garage-rock-infused blues and weird Americana. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.), + Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.
Classically-trained fingerstyle guitarist playing a wide variety of rock, pop and blues standards and current hits plus originals. Sat., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).
Cats: The Musical
Touring cast of one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history (a multiple Tony Award-winner from Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S.Eliot). You’ll laugh, you’ll cry... $30 - $50 at www.etix.com or the Civic Center Box Office (call 651-6556). Mon., 8 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.
Intense singer/acoustic guitarist playing popular rock covers and originals. Wed., 6 pm, Tubby’s (River St.) + Thurs., 7:30 pm, Augie’s (Pooler) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café + Sun., 7:30 pm, The Warehouse.
The Bryan Clees Band
Critically-acclaimed, regional C & W act on the rise (originals and covers). Fri., 9 pm, French Quarter Café (Statesboro).
Deep Blue 3
Tight local electric blues combo with a new lineup. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Eat Mo’ Music
Funky, high-energy instrumental soul jazz quartet. Fri., 8:30 pm, Isaac’s on Drayton + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Echoes of The Harvest
New local death/speed metal project influenced by Lamb of God and Pantera. Sat., 9 pm, Yong’s Country Club.
Standout local combo led by Louisiana-bred saxman Jeremy Davis. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Popular bar band playing a variety of classic rock and modern country hits. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (Bloomingdale).
Brash local electric blues power trio. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.
Local indie-rockers known for yearning vocals and a lineup that includes cello, bass, guitar, synths and drums. Local one-man-band Pink Kodiak opens with a set of droning, hooky “Death-Pop.” Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
KIX-96 Guitar Pull
This annual unplugged C & W benefit show is sold out, but you might score a seat at the door to see Doug Stone, Bucky Covington, Jason Michael Carroll and Jeff Bates. Wed., 7:30 pm, Lucas Theatre.
The Magic Rocks
Eclectic rock/country/soul cover trio featuring members of GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Indie songwriter Marisa Predisik’s melodramatic, minor-key chamber-rock tunes (on guitar, piano, ukulele, and glock) recall a more brooding and hyper Aimee Mann. This is the first night of her nationwide tour. Sat., 8 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.
A Nickel Bag of Funk
Danceable R & B act led by a sultry female vocalist. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Kitschy rock/ pop party band known for unexpected covers and a devil-may-care attitude. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
The Southern Wailers
Young, promising male-female Americana guitar duo (acoustic and electric) that’s into Lucinda Williams, the DBT’s Chris Cornell and K.T. Tunstall. Originals and covers. Thurs., 8 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler) + Fri., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.
The Train Wrecks
Local Americana and roots-a-billy quartet that just released a standout indie CD. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., 9 pm, The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.).