Hard-hitting local indie-rock act that deftly mixes up punk, reggae, dub, and ska. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
The Jeff Beasley Band
Old-fashioned R & B and early rock and roll covers (think Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly) from a member of local blues act Too Blue. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Bottles & Cans
Raw and slightly unhinged Delta blues-influenced rock thats one part Fat Possum Records, one part latter-day Tom Waits, and one part Invisible Republic-mode Dylan. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
A fixture on the Savannah bar scene, this singing guitarist claims to be able to play thousands of beloved rock, pop and country tunes from the past 50 years (with a modicum of help from a voluminous songbook). Sat., 8:30 pm, Pogys Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
The Buddy Corns Band
Rock originals and popular covers. Both weeknight gigs are solo shows. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Thurs., 7 pm, & Fri., 9 pm, Augies Pub (Richmond Hill).
Jason Courtenay & Hazzard County
One half of local acoustic duo The Courtenay Brothers leads this electric group through modern and classic country covers and a few originals. Thurs., 8 pm (solo show) + Fri., 9 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
Eat Mo' Music
Local instrumental funk/soul jazz quintet featuring bassist Doug Povie, and made up of area music instructors. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.
Acoustic ensemble thats been likened to both Tool and Jethro Tull (?), i Love You and I Miss You combines male-female vocal harmonies, hard-grooving syncopated riffs, and a furious folk-into-rock vibe thats a bit reminiscent of Lindsey Buckingham. They call it acoustic grunge. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Keith Kozel & The Foxedos Present... "Gumshoe"
Monthly anti-folk showcase, with local fringe artists backed up by a group of local scenesters including members of GAM, The Jazz & Tango Kings, and Hot Pink Interior. Gumshoe is a low-fi indie-rock act. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Polished and versatile electric blues combo, featuring former members of both Bluesonics and The Eric Culberson Blues Band. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.
Young, internationally known trumpet prodigy whos viewed as one of the most promising jazz artists to come out of Savannah in years. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Regional cover act fielding classic and Southern rock, as well as more modern hard rock. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Local soul and funk cover band whose ingratiating stage presence tends to make up for any lack of precision in their dance-oriented arrangements or delivery. Sat., 10 pm, The Underground @ Churchills Pub.
Extremely impressive Atlanta indie-rock 3-piece drawing comparisons to The Fall, Pixies and Modest Mouse for their bizarre, disjointed set pieces and (faux?) brainy insular lyrical bent. Their vocalist either cares a lot or not at all. With Emergency Broadcast System (formerly The Fashion Brigade) and Jett Rink. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Veteran pianist and singer (standards, show tunes and pop hits) whos been a favorite around town for years. Sun., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Tight regional band playing modern and classic country and honky-tonk. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommys (Pooler).
The TJ Project
Acoustic roots-rock duo featuring local jam-band stalwart Turtle. Fri., Locoss Deli & Pub (Southside ).
High-energy funk and blues-rock act that evolved from a loose jam session into one of the more potent bar bands around (featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band). Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Tues., 9 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.