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Absylom Rising

Popular touring organic rock act that mixing funk, bluegrass, and jam music. Sat. - Mon., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.


Aggressive local indie-rockers known for a challenging, unique blend of punk, ska, reggae and dub. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub + Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Guitar-based blues, early rock & roll covers, and Cajun-influenced R & B, featuring some of the better players in the area. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar (solo) + Mon., 7 pm, Murphy’s Law (solo).

Bottles & Cans

Terrific local electric blues band that draws on Nuggets-esque garage rock, Vaudevillian swing, Golden Age C & W, Tom Waits-inspired lunacy, and even early roots reggae. Entertaining and relatively unpredictable. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah blues + Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Mary Davis & Co.

Acoustic pop, rock and soul cover trio featuring key members of Wilmington Island’s popular party group Band In The Park. Fri., 7:30 pm, Sorry Charlie’s.

The Defilers

Hard-hitting retro greaser-punks from Charleston. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Eat Mo’ Music

Instrumental soul-jazz quintet which enjoys a growing following. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge at Il Pasticcio + Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

1st Friday For Folk Music

Monthly, coffeehouse-style concert series featuring local, regional and national acoustic acts. This installment includes Atlanta celebrated trio High Cotton, Fl.’s critically-acclaimed, irreverent, empowered singer/songwriter Amy Steinberg, as well as local Americana-influenced roots-rocker Jason Bible (of The Train Wrecks). This family-friendly show is smoke and alcohol free. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.) - FREE TO ALL-AGES WITH A SUGGESTED $2 DONATION.

Liquid Ginger

One of the area’s most popular bar bands, this female-fronted pop-rock act offers well-known covers by such artists as No Doubt and Fleetwood Mac, and plenty of polished, radio-ready originals. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Gentry Morris

Born in Ga., but now based in Nashville, this solo acoustic guitarist/songwriter likens his earthy, earnest pop to Jason Mraz or John Mayer, but it may also appeal to fans of mellow power-pop like Gin Blossoms or Toad The Wet Sprocket. Fri., 8 pm, Monkey Love Dessert Bar (Pooler).

Harry O’Donoghue

A veteran Celtic troubadour who’s released several indie CDs of originals, plus traditionals and contemporary standards sung and played on acoustic guitar and bodhran. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

The Paul Parr Band

Excellent regional country songwriter with a great voice and a crack backing group. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

Jan Spillane

Tybee-based acoustic songwriter (guitar,keys) rooted in rock, soul and blues, who’s recently released her 3rd indie CD. Fri., 9 pm, Bernie’s on Tybee (Tybee) + Sat., 6:30 pm, Basil’s (Wilmington Isl.).

Toward The Son

Debut gig for this new Rincon-based Christian hard rock band (featuring 2 founding members of the now-defunct local art-metal group The Lost Colony). This new band boasts a female drummer and a mixture of pop hooks and screaming vocals. Sat., 10:30 pm, Guitar Bar.

Greg Williams

Prolific, locally-based guitarist/songwriter who’s released a handful of critically-praised indie CDs that draw on hard-rock, delta blues, and lush, contemporary folk-pop. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge (full band show).

Wolling, Shiver & Wise

Noteworthy trio of a banjo wiz (Jimmy Wolling), “Gypsy Boy” guitarist and singer (“Georgia Kyle” Shiver) and a longtime fixture on the local acoustic songwriting scene (guitarist and vocalist Darryl Wise), banding together for an evening of traditional tunes and blue and folk-based originals. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.


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