Acoustic Open Mic w/Ronnda Cadle & Friends
Its been ages since this coffeehouse and live music venue actually hosted a music-oriented Open Mic, but theyre kicking off a new monthly series with a hoot hosted by guitarist Cadle (who plays with acclaimed Nashville songstress Moe Loughran), and featuring Trina Meade and Tomi Martin, (2/3 of Atlanta trio Three5Human). They tour often with the Indigo Girls, and their collective credits include songwriting with Madonna and TLC and singing with Toni Braxton. Local talent can also sign up to perform as well. Sun., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.
The Peter Berquist Trio
Free outdoor lunchtime jazz concert from this regional group led by Hilton Head standup bassist Berquist. Fri. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Wright Square.
Brock & Albert of P-Groove
Duo set from two members of Savannahs jam-band royalty Perpetual Groove. Wed., Locos Deli & Pub.
Young, local, grunge-influenced indie-rock band featuring former members of the KIdS. Theyre one of the first acts to play the no-frills ALL-AGES back room at this late-night eatery, whose proprietor has long supported the downtown music scene. ALL-AGES. Fri., 9:30 pm, Sweet Melissas (formerly Tims Burgers).
Trae Gurley w/The Peter Tavalin Trio
Gurley made a name for himself as an impressive interpreter of Sinatras big-band canon, but he rarely gigs with a live band. Hell be backed by some of the areas best: pianist Tavalin, bassist David Keller, and drummer Billy Hoffman. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Savannahs best-known blues guitarist has released two well-received albums and is readying a third. His style owes much to Freddie King and Albert Collins. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs. - Fri., JJ Cagneys.
The Jon Dunn Project
Northeastern-bred acoustic guitarist who gained some measure of notoriety in this area a few years back for shoehorning his quirky and percussive tunes into an ersatz jam-band format (with oddly dour vocals). Now back on the scene after an extended absence. Fri., 6 pm, Felipés Mexican Restaurant.
Eat Mo' Music
Funky instrumental dance grooves and soul jazz from a local quintet of trumpet, bass, drums, guitar and trombone. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
Eclectic, retro cover band featuring members of Superhorse, GAM, The Judge & The Jury, and Hot Pink Interior. Their oddball setlist ranges from the Pixies to Elvis to Lucinda Williams. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Solo acoustic set from this budding guitarist and vocalist, best known as the frontman for local roots-rockers WormsLoew. Sat., 6 pm, The Warehouse.
Atlanta-based cock-rock revivalists whose unabashedly embrace the over-the-top excess of 80s hair metal, but have the chops to pull it off. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Southern and classic rock covers and originals from a band of experienced pros, some of whom used to play with Molly Hatchets Danny Joe Brown. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommys (Pooler).
Educational Center Benefit w/The Teddy Adams Septet
This show raises money for the non-profit Tybee Island Marine Science Centers public aquarium. Food will be catered, and live music provided by the highly-regarded jazz trombonist and his group. For ticket info, call 786-5917 or go to www.tybeemsc.org. Fri., 7:30 pm, Tybee Island Pier Pavillion.
Traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes sung and played on acoustic guitar by one of the citys finest balladeers (who also hosts the popular syndicated Public Radio show The Green Island). Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
The Permanent Tourists
Excellent cover act known for a top-notch rhythm section and a massive setlist of rock, soul, pop and R & B nuggets from Kool & The Gang and Barry White to The Rolling Stones. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
The Denny Phillips Band
Well-known party band playing upbeat covers by everyone from Sinatra to Buffett to the Eagles. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).