Jazz standards and modern R & B covers (Stevie Wonder, etc...). Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Great name, huh? Its an unplugged offshoot of local houserocking blooze band Bottles & Cans... Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Open Mic w/Jonie Blinman
Amateur songwriters, singers and musicians strut their acoustic stuff, with all performances recorded for posterity and possible release. Sun., 7 pm (sign up at 6 pm), The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Relentless, eclectic local rock quartet known for tight, syncopated originals that draw on reggae, ska, dub and punk for inspiration much like a harder-edged Sublime. Sat., 10 pm, The Rail Pub.
The Jeff Beasley Band
Old-fashioned R & B and early rock and roll covers (think Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly). Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sun., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Long-running local Chicago-style electric blues act. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Bottles & Cans
Raw and slightly unhinged Delta blues that leans toward R.L. Burnside and T-Model Ford. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Breakneck Quartet w/S.O.L.
Up-and-coming organic hip-hop and funk band backing up a brand-new local trio of positive rappers, while their own frontman takes a leave of absence. Tues., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).
Solid, acoustic guitar-based modern-rock originals and covers from the leader of popular regional act Hazel Virtue. Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPhersons Scottish Pub.
Veteran guitarist and singer whos brand of Coastal Country mixes Celtic ballads, traditional folk, beach-oriented music and contemporary acoustic tunes. Wed. - Tues., Kevin Barrys.
Energetic rock covers and originals from the former frontman and rhythm guitarist of The Long Awaited. Wed., 7 pm, Pogys Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sun., 5:30 pm, The Warehouse.
The Tony Clarke Project
Funk, jazz, dance and house music from the drummer of local soul-jazzbos Eat Mo Music. Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
Prolific songwriter and ace electric guitarist playing his own tunes and well-known covers. The weekend shows are full band gigs with his backing group The Rock Mob. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Thurs., 7 pm, Augies Pub (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sat., Capones.
A free brunchtime show by this young mandolin prodigy whose approach to his instrument has as much in common with jazz as bluegrass. Sun., 11 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Mary Davis & Co.
Acoustic trio (rock, soul and pop covers) featuring members of in-demand party combo The Band In The Park. Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubbas Oyster House.
The Robbie Ducey Band
Singing guitarist who cites the late Curtis Mayfield as an inspiration. Duceys organ-drenched style of electric blues is reminiscent of the early 90s output of crossover stars like Robert Cray. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
Eat Mo' Music
Instrumental funk/soul jazz quintet led by trumpeter John Tisbert, and made up of area music instructors like guitarist Bart Zipperer. Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company - ALL-AGES.
Emily + Devine
Live electronica breakbeat band from Miami, featuring vocalist and keyboardist Emily Clough (aka EmilyPLAY) and her partner Devine (aka Humphrey Gomez), whos just released a 12-inch remix of Blondies Heart Of Glass thats earning plenty of club play. DJB, Culprit and N8 provide support. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under.
Trae Gurley's My Sinatra
Respectful encomium to Ol Blue Eyes big band period, with local vocalist Gurley offering his own interpretation of Franks finest hour to meticulously arranged and recorded backing tracks. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Kickass Southern-fried rock and modern country covers featuring former members of area faves Bounty Hunter. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommys (Pooler).
Former member of 80s party band The Tremors, offering a varied setlist of classic rock, pop, and blues-influenced tunes on acoustic guitar. Sat., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).
Intellekt & DJ Dirty Digits
Great indie hip-hop duo from Gainesville, Fl., that just moved to Atlanta and signed to buzzworthy label ArcTheFinger. They take a decidedly old-school approach to their craft. Intellekt raps while DJ DD works the decks. Together they craft some of the catchiest, and inventive rhymes and grooves that have passed through this area for quite some time. Tues., 10 pm, The Jinx.
High-profile locals (with a large following) mixing crowd-pleasing rock covers with original, radio-friendly pop. Sat., 9 pm, Bahama Bobs (Pooler).
The first tour ever from the acoustic duo of friends Colten Noakes and Smyrna Skim (they write and record separately and live far apart). Noakes specializes in old USA work ballads from the 20s, and original tunes in the same faux (?) naive tack. Skim describes himself as like Thurston Moore on a candy binge, and says he delivers. Hed also have you believe his tortured vocals and primitive guitarwork are proof of some sort of artistic legitimacy, but truthfully, his shtick sounds like the silly things songwriter friends of mine do to get a laugh at practice. The only difference is, they stop after 15 seconds, and he keeps going for a whole song. Mon., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Polished and versatile electric blues combo, featuring former members of both Bluesonics and The Eric Culberson Blues Band. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
The Alex Nguyen Trio
Straight-ahead jazz combo led by a young, award-winning local trumpeter. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
G.E. Perry & Mike Perry
Facile solo guitarist specializing in blues and jazz-influenced material, joined by his brother on standup bass. Sun., 6 pm, Belfords.
"Georgia Kyle" Shiver
Singer/songwriter who cut his teeth on the Northeastern coffeehouse and busking circuit. Covers and originals. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House (w/Fiddlin Scott Holton) + Fri., 7 pm, AJs Dockside (Tybee) + Sat., 9 pm, Fannies On The Beach (w/The Tybee Two) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco.
The Silver Lining Duo
Jazz standards and originals courtesy of bassist/vocalist Maggie Evans and guitarist Jackson Evans Thurs. - Fri., 9 pm, The Marthas Vineyard Seafood Authority (above Fernandos).
Guitarist and singer offering a variety of popular cover tunes. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Stingrays (Tybee).
Tight regional band playing modern and classic country and honky-tonk. Wed., Fri. & Sat., 9 pm, Gilleys (Hinesville).
Disjointed, manic, experimental psychedelic punk band (con screaming mucho) from S.C., featuring former members of Guyana Punchline and Anti-Schism. With local openers Chronicle A.D.. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.
The Train Wrecks
Local roots-rock trio known for their playful, high-energy shows. Covers and originals. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.
This former Savannah-based guitarist and singers father and uncle are well-known in Americana and blues circles as master musicians (and icons of the folk revival). he now lives in the California Bay Area, and makes a rare stop here on tour to promote his brand-new solo CD. Sun., 9 pm, Huc-A-Poos (Tybee).
Prolific local songwriter and guitarist whos released a handful of critically-acclaimed blues-folk-rock CDs and regularly gigs in Los Angeles. Fri., 10 pm, Jens & Friends.