Columbus, Georgia six-piece offering a mix of European black metal, U.S. death metal, and retro thrash. Sat., The Jinx.
All Walks Of Life describes itself as an elite organization of poets, hip-hop artists, and performers whose goal is to promote and provide self-awareness to people of all ages. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
The Back River Ramblers
Impressive trio of local songwriters (whove played Nashvilles Bluebird Café), including Georgia Kyle Shiver, Daryl Wise and Dobby Simmons. They play marsh grass music, meaning acoustic blues, bluegrass, and honky tonk country with traditional influences. Wed. - Thurs., 7 pm, Fannies On The Beach (Tybee) + Sat., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Band In The Park
Excellent local cover band playing a set of pop, rock and beach hits in tandem with the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life benefit. Fri., 8 pm, Benedictine School Track - ALL AGES.
Solo acoustic set from local alt.rockers Hazel Virtues frontman/guitarist. Thurs., 8 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.
The Chris Chandler Trio
Mainstream jazz and standards led one of Savannahs most well-known pianists. Fri., 9 pm - 1 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Chuck Courtenay, Jr. & Sr.
A rare set of oldies from one half of The Courtenay Brothers and his father a longtime area musician in his own right... Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Savannahs best-known electric blues guitarist and singer, playing Chicago-style blues in the vein of Albert and Freddie King. Tue., (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagneys.
A high-energy show featuring facile, wise-cracking tag-team pianists from around the Southeast who try to one-up each other with off-the-cuff renditions of everything from country to rock to jazz to heavy metal tunes all at the audiences request. Wed. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.
Eat Mo' Music
Hard-grooving instrumental funk-jazz quintet of trombone, trumpet, bass, guitar and drums. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz'd Tapas Bar.
Eclectic local cover act (featuring members of Superhorse and The Judge & The Jury) playing everything from The Go-Gos and The Ramones to Bob Dylan and The Police. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Atlanta-based indie rock group thats a full-on throwback to the weird and wonderful Georgia underground music scene of the 80s. Though its obvious from their approach that plenty has gone on and entered the pantheon since that time (notably grunge), the echoes of Athens stalwarts like Love Tractor and Time Toy exist alongside hints of Tom Verlaines admittedly spotty solo work, early Cure and the ethereal drone of Mazzy Star. This is atmospheric music thats heavy on the atmosphere. Mon., 8 pm, The Jinx.
The Speaking Bean Slam
Monthly poetry slam and showcase hosted by Atlanta troubadour Kodac Harrison, and featuring noted Georgia poet Sylvia Cross. Thurs., 8 pm (signup at 7 pm), The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
The Hazzard County Band feat. Jason Courtenay
Brand-new local country/rock act with members of The Denny Phillips Band plus the vocals and guitar of one half of the popular duo The Courtenay Brothers. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
Veteran group of local players (including former members of Bounty Hunter) offering hard-driving Southern rock originals and covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).
Local electric blues act led by guitarist and singer Brett Hitman Bernard that stays busy playing all throughout the region. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed. + Sat., Savannah Blues + Fri., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Just Shane Johns
This new heavy rock acoustic artist. is based locally and says he plans to rock the world! His show is followed by an Open Mic at 10 pm. Wed., 9 pm, Boba Internet Café (City Market) - ALL AGES.
Very popular female-fronted modern pop band whose members are split between Savannah and Atlanta. Theyve released two impressive indie CDs that offer radio-friendly ear candy with just enough grit and crunch to appeal to rock fans. Sat., 1 pm, The Grill Beachside (Tybee) + 9 pm, Sea Dawgs (Tybee).
Macon-based jam sextet thats starting to take off, but is still deserving of much greater acclaim. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
Traditional and contemporary acoustic Celtic tunes from a longtime local favorite. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
Ricardo Ochoa & The Jazz Tango Kings
Refreshing local act led by the talented multi-instrumentalist Ochoa (The Richard Leo Johnson Trio, ARTillery Punch). As the name implies, they offer danceable jazz with an Argentinian slant. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Old-Time Jam Session
Part music lesson, part history lesson, and part Open Hoot, acoustic string musicians sit in and jam on mountain and country music from the early 1900s. Mon., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
G.E. Perry w/Strange Brew
Jazz-influenced electric blues guitar, featuring mouth-harpist James Gay. Wed., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Reggae-influenced South Carolina jam-band. Fri., JJ Cagneys.
Young solo singer/songwriter (with a discernible Christian ethos) who runs his guitar through a bank of effects and loops so as to accompany himself. Wed., 8 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt) + Thurs., 8 pm, Spankys (River St.).
Rick & Ginger of Liquid Ginger
Acoustic duo made up of two key members of regional pop-rockers Liquid Ginger. Their repertoire for these shows leans heavily on well-known covers, b ut does include some original material. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House + Fri., 9 pm, Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
The Bobby Ryder Quartet
Big-band style jazz. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Popular hits in a variety of styles. Thurs., Mary's Seafood & Steaks +
The Peter Tavalin Trio
Solid jazz combo, featuring pianist Tavalin, old-school drummer Val Davis, and upright bassist Johnnie Kennedy. Thurs., 8:30 pm - 12:30 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Ad hoc jam trio made up of members from Savannahs rising national stars Perpetual Groove. Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.
Local electric blues combo featuring Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (of Bottles & Cans). Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Speed-crazed metal that owes allegiance to Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, without lapsing into parody. Vocalist Alexi Aleister can tote the mail. Sat., The Jinx.
Loose and swinging rock act that likes to flex its muscles on uptempo rock, soul and blues covers. Expect lots of fiery guitarwork and some seriously deep grooves... Wed., JJ Cagneys.
The Greg Williams Band
Increasingly polished folk-into-rock act centered around the prolific local songwriter Williams. Ideal for fans of Tom Petty or John Hiatt. Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island) + Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
Postmodern pop-rock act that was a top contender a few years back on the USA Networks FarmClub showcase. Theyre part of the Aware family of indie record distribution. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.