The Alcohol Stunt Band
Hilarious and sinde Nashville alt.country/rawk band that’s one part Bottle Rockets, one part Modern Lovers, and one teeny tiny part Mattoid. With lines like “I’m the alcohol stuntman / My liver’s my airbag / My helmet’s an ashtray / and my cape is a bar rag” you know it’s gonna be a long, blurry night. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Up-and-coming Black Crowes-ish classic rock-with-soulful-vocals featuring Gregg Allman’s son Devon as frontman. The Tony Tyler Trance open. Thurs., 8 pm, Wiseguys (Statesboro).
Angry Johnny & Killbillies
This Ma.-based psycho-billy act veers close to metal on their obscenity-laced, cornpone redneck baaddass shtick. Some will love it (especially the “Dimebag Darrell” mandolin), while others will see more bombast than true staying power in their bellowing rants demanding penitence. Philly’s Ladyfingers may actually steal the show with their rubber room boogie-woogie opening act that smacks of Tav Falco aping Beefheart’s first Magic Band. That shit’s cool. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.
Rock-solid Chicago-style shuffle and jump blues. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Bottles & Cans
Fat Possum-esque Delta garage rock with lots of mouth harp and a strong Tom Waits trip. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
The Dark Romantics
Infectious, promising Fla.-based indie rockers that draw on the moody, pre-goth post-punk of the early ‘80s. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Eat Mo’ Music
Funky, guitar/trumpet soul-jazz quartet. Sat., 3 pm, Sorry Charlie’s.
Recently reformed lineup of this regional modern rock outfit fronted by songwriter/guitarist Eric Britt. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Local Southern/classic rock/modern country cover band with a huge setlist. Wed., Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinseville).
Male/female duo show featuring the core of this underground “world fusion ensemble”. Their set draws on haunting Turkish and Persian ethnic musics, as well as Croatian, Macedonian and Sufi traditions, filtered through a modern alt.rock sensibility. They’re touring in support of their beguiling and dreamlike new CD. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Latin Jazz Motion
Energetic jazz combo driven by the percussive talents of frontman/conga player David Lugo. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
The Magic Rocks
Power trio (featuring members of The 8-Tracks) playing an oddball mix of obscure rock, alternative, country and soul tunes. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Gifted jazz flutist new to the area, accompanied by ace bassist Peter Berquist and pianist Eric Jones. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
G.E. Perry & Strange Brew
Blue/jazz/rock covers and originals featuring guitar, bass, drums and harmonica. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under.
Rockslide & The Star Spangled Banners
SCAD-based acoustic quartet that pens cutesy joke songs (many of which are filled with pop culture references) on guitar, harmonica, kazoo and concertina. Fri., 8 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.
Vocalist who works with Joey Defrancesco, and been repeatedly named Nashville’s Best Jazz Artist. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.
Jacksonville-based alternative hip-hop duo appearing with locals Dope Sandwich and DJ D-Frost. Tues., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Quirky, Russian-born pianist/songwriter who’s become a cult sensation here and abroad by opening for The Strokes and other alt.rock stars. This show sold out in a few hours, but extra tickets may be found. Thurs., 8 pm, Trustees Theater.
The Train Wrecks
Gutsy local roots-rock combo led by songwriter Jason Bible. See also Connect Recommends. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.