Solo versions of alternative rock covers from a longtime associate of local jam heroes Perpetual Groove. Fri., 6:30 pm, Felipés Mexican Restaurant.
Remember Main Ingredient? That 70s soul group had a chart-topping crossover hit with Everybody Plays The Fool, sung by Cuba Gooding, Jr.s father. This journeyman vocalist was briefly a member of that group, as well as a touring fill-in for one of The Platters. He currently lists as his mission, to show people, through my music, how they affect their baby in the nine month period of development... You cannot smoke marijuana, snort cocaine, smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or eat the wrong foods! His new solo album is the soundtrack to a low-budget movie that he has yet to make. He also plans to create a very funny sitcom called Ruben and Leroy before he departs to the next level of existence. In the meantime, hell play a free show at this gentlemens club adjacent to the Victory Lanes bowling alley. Wed., 8 pm, Kings Inn (2729 Skidaway Rd.).
Praise & Worship Concert
Free outdoor show featuring both contemporary Christian and gospel music, sponsored by Savannah Christian Church. Sun., 4 pm, Forsyth Park.
Mary Davis & Company
Acoustic covers combo led by the vocalist of the popular local party group Band In The Park. Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubbas Oyster House.
Eat Mo' Music
Funky instrumental jazz quintet thats recently welcomed longtime area rock and metal guitarist Bart Zipperer (Shut Up & Drive, The Six Million Dollar Band) into their fold. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Eclectic party band playing quirky rock, pop, country and soul nuggets from the 50s to the 90s with members of Superhorse and Hot Pink Interior. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
First Friday For Folk Music
This monthly coffeehouse-style family-oriented concert series has been going strong for well over 100 installments, and now returns for one night only to the venue where it was founded (its current home is otherwise occupied this time around). Santa Fé-based headliner Jaime Michaels is a 2-time Kerrville Folk Fest finalist best known in our area as the former lead singer for the Truly Dangerous Swamp Band. No less than Pete Seeger says that Massachusetts Jay Mankita is one of the half-dozen best songwriters today. His irreverantly humorous tunes have been heard on NPR. Opening will be local fingerstyle guitar favorite Tuck Brawner. Free (suggested $2 donation). Fri., 7:30 pm, Lutheran Church of The Ascension (120 Null St.).
Southern rock covers and originals. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilleys (Hinesville).
"Hurricane Blues Benefit"
Local acoustic blues duo Amburgey (guitar) & Hanson (mouth harp) team up with bottleneck guitarist (and New Orleans evacuee) Michael Pearce to raise funds for The Salvation Army. Co-sponsored by The Savannah Blues Society. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Extremely popular local pop band playing covers and modern rock originals. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
Jacksonville hair metal cover band. Fri., 10 pm, The Gold Club (Hardeeville).
Country and beach music from an Ellabell native whos played regionally for 2 decades. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).
Big-time post-grunge metal act whose singer is starring in Aaron Spellings new TV series. One of their guitarists just quit, but theyre still touring... Wed., Oct. 12th, 8 pm, Monkey Business (Hilton Head).
Ben Tucker w/Huxsie Scott
Celebrated local jazz bassist Tucker (joined by drummer Steve Primatic and pianist Bob Alberti) welcomes award-winning gospel, blues and jazz vocalist Scott whos sung with Lionel Hampton and McCoy Tyners bands. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
KTCF Awards w/Big Boi
The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation was formed in 1981 to resaerch, collect and present African-American cultural experiences of Georgia and South Carolinas Sea Islands. This annual banquet is their primary fundraiser, and one of this years 5 Fine Arts Award Recipients is Grammy-winner Antwan (Big Boi) Patton of the hip-hop group OutKast, an international superstar and Savannah native. Tickets are $75. Call 234-8000. Sat., 7:30 pm, Hyatt Regency.