Local cover group playing Beach, Dance, Rock and Funk. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannies on The Beach (Tybee).
Enthusiastic, dedicated original band with a myriad of obvious influences from ska to punk rock, and from reggae to granola. Thurs., Savannah Blues.
Local trio playing hits from Bad Company to Sugar Ray. Mon. (hosts Open Mic), The Islander (Wilmington Island) + Fri., The Skybox (Midway).
Instrumental jazz guitar from a featured member of The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love. Fri., 6 pm, Go Fish.
Captain Soular Cat
See Connect Recommends. Sat., Savannah Blues.
Local singer/songwriter likened to both Eliot Smith and The Palace Brothers. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
See Connect Recommends. Thurs., Deja Groove.
Oddball quartet (drawn from local acts Superhorse, Splitfinger and The Judge & The Jury) playing twangy, obscure rock, country and soul from the 50s to the present with four part harmonies. Fri., 8 pm (opening for Webb Wilder), American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).
Challenging, Mr. Bungle-esque art-metal tomfoolery that is easily the most vibrant and self-absorbed local rock output since the glory days of GAM. Wed., The Jinx.
Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute
Local singer/actor whose sings live over lush instrumental recreations of Ol Blue Eyes classics. Sat., 7 pm, Go Fish.
Roadhouse quintet featuring guitarist Ray Thomasino, known for his work with Southern rockers Bounty Hunter. Fri. - Sat., Tommys (Pooler).
i am not a little bus
Local post-rock trio playing heady, instrumental music based on odd time sigs and mood shifts. Wed., The Jinx.
Knee Deep & Drowning
Regional metal band that tours often and writes ambitious, crushing anthems. With Loss For Words and Philly metalcore soon-to-bes A Life Once Lost. ALL AGES. Mon., 8 pm, Teasers Café.
The Legendary J.C.'s
Orlando retro funk-rock band whose charismatic frontman works up a gospel sweat. Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.
The Marshall Brothers
Acoustic covers and Americana originals. Fri. - Sat., OConnells Irish Pub.
Myrtle Beach Girls
Eclectic cover group (Blues Traveler to Pink) boasting two female singers and an electric violin. Fri. - Sat., Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
South Carolina-based jam band with a reggae vibe. Sat., JJ Cagneys.
70s -style outlaw country from Chattanooga, with an authentic, atmospheric sound reminiscent of David Allan Cole or Kristofferson. Also on this bill: Australian honky-tonkers The Red Hot Poker Dots (female slap bass player, lap steel guy) and Uncle Sams Medicine Kabinet (local Dylan-influenced roots rock). Fri., The Jinx.
See Connect Recommends. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Shag, beach music, oldies and Elvis. Fri., 9 pm, The Music Box.
As part of the International Festival for Peace and Civil Liberties, several indie acts will play free 30-minute sets in Forsyth Park. Wednesdays bill includes Rob Tyson, Rhonda Johannsen, TiedStik, Broken Time, The Immaculate Fix and Vermillion X. Thursdays you get Lars Din, Pretty Shady Chicken, Mayor Dave, Hot Pink Interior, Jason Bible and Argyle. DJ Peace 1 will spin music both days. Wed. - Thurs., 12:45 pm - 8:30 pm, Forsyth Park.
Southern Discomfort IV
4th-annual marathon of underground stoner rock and intense metal, featuring Baltimores Meatjack and Trephine, New Orleans Hawgjaw, Weedeater (ex-Buzzoven), Delicious, Chronicle A.D. (ex-Damad), reunited locals HammÜrd Shit (drunken Scandinavian-style dark metal), and Facefirst. Sat., 6 pm, The Jinx.
Internationally-known cult rocker who was a big draw in Savannah back for his first local show in well over a decade (see Music Interview). Fri., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).