Pop and rock covers (Eagles, etc...) played on keyboard and acoustic guitar. Sun., 9 pm, Bennys (Tybee)..
Hard-hitting Jacksonville rock band (covers and originals) featuring a founding member of Molly Hatchet. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Popular local trio playing Chicago shuffles, Texas swamp blues and their own originals.Sat., Savannah Blues.
D & D Party Band
Danceable pop, rock and soul for the Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius premiere afterparty. Proceeds go to charity. Wed., 9:30 pm, Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Up-and-coming local trio featuring songwriter Kenneth Cowen. They describe their hard, folky indie-rock as being influenced by The Kills and The Palace Brothers. Fri., The Jinx.
Folk Traditions Irish Session
Fun, energetic reels, jigs, polkas, slides and hornpipes performed on a wide variety of traditional Celtic instruments (fiddle, harp, flute, etc...) by locals. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.
The Noel Friedline Quartet
An acoustic piano quartet plus female vocalist led by pianist/singer Friedline (in the tradition of Nat King Cole and Shirley Horn). They blend the traditional with the obscure... Thurs. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Antar Goodwin's Thang
Electric NYC bassist, whose group indulges in funk, blues and some trad jazz. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Sarah Lee & Johnny
Folk duo featuring Arlo Guthries daughter in a benefit for Diabetes Research (see Connect Recommends). Sat., 7 pm, The Tybee Lighthouse
Bass and drums duo from Florida that features former Savannahian Adam Safer (ex-Clownknife), and plays raging, full-on confrontational slap-core (Like that? I just made it up!) that should suit Primus and Fugazi enthusiasts. Also appearing on this bill are the appetizingly-named Portland hardcore group Face Down in Shit, and the extreme metal of Gainesville, Floridas Kumité. Sat., The Jinx.
Richard Leo Johnson Trio
See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.
This stripped-down offshoot of Tradewinds plays the oldies and Motown that groups known for, but throws in more contemporary soul and funk as well. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Seasoned Nashville acoustic singer/songwriter who finds inspiration in the splintery storytelling of tunesmiths like John Prine, Willie Nelson and Guy Clark. With a strong and sensual voice and a sophisticated lyrical sense (which often pokes fun at the gender gap), the Kerrville Folk Fest finalists been called a female Will Rogers without the rope. Sun., 7 pm, A.J.s Dockside (Tybee Island).
Sonically ambitious post-punk which aims for inventive, shifting soundscapes that retain the capacity to rawk. Ideal for fans of Don Cabellero and Girls vs. Boys. Also appearing will be Y-O-U, which boasts a connection to the folks behind HomestarRunner.com. Fri., The Jinx.
R & B sensation (on Capitol Records) whos being viewed by some as a modern day Sam Cooke. His approach is defiantly old-school, and he seems destined for bigger and better things. Thurs., Aprés Nightclub (above Il Pasticcio).
Roundhouse Blues& BBQ Festival 2004
Wonderful free shows with headliners like John Hammond and Kenny Neal, plus local legends The JoJa Band, and much more (see Music Interview). Fri. & Sat., 6 pm - 11 pm,
Historic Roundhouse Museum (behind Parkers on MLK, Jr. BLVD by the Visitors Center).
An award-winning East Village pianist/songwriter whos played The Lilith Fair, and with Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega and Sarah McLachlan. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeeshop.
The Sidewalk Arts Festival
See Connect Recommends. Sat., 11 am - 5 pm, Forsyth Park.
See Connect Recommends. Sun., 7 pm, Teasers Café - ALLAGES.