Well-known local trombonist and jazz educator, whos played with everyone from Cab Calloway to Joey DeFrancesco. Hes joined for this rare club date by a killer lineup of crazy good Florida traps drummer Quentin Baxter and Branford Marsalis bassist, Delbert Felix. There;s not even a cover to get in. How cool is that? Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Energetic and hard-to-peg local alternative band whose myriad of influences include dub reggae, ska and acid-rock. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
The Back River Ramblers
Excellent country and blues-tinged acoustic duo featuring songwriters Georgia Kyle Shiver and Daryl Wise. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddlers Crab House.
Buzz-worthy modern metal band from Savannah that tours frequently on the DIY circuit, and is steadily building a nationwide name as a live act to reckon with. Sun., 5:30 pm, Starland Outdoor Stage (40th & Bull Sts.) - ALL AGES.
Bottles & Cans
Raw, unfettered, electric houserockin music. Fri., Savannah Blues.
Solo acoustic set from the frontman and main songwriter of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Wed., 6 pm, Tubbys (River St.) + Thurs., Moon River Brewing Company.
Energetic acoustic guitarist and singer offering rock and pop hits. Mon., Daiquiri Depot (Pooler) + Wed., Pogys Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Thurs., 7 pm, Bernies on River St + Fri. - Sat., Bayou Café.
ason Courtenay & Barry Johnson
Two guitarists both veterans of the Savannah acoustic cover scene join forces to harmonize and play on a variety of popular rock, country and pop hits. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
Local solo cover act specializing in Southern and classic rock hits. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Eat Mo' Music
New instrumental quintet (trumpet, bass, drums, trombone and guitar) offering jazz, blues and funk grooves. Its an invigorating approach that few local combos have taken over the past 2 decades. Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Co.
Acoustic trio from the fertile musical soil of Johnson City, Tn. Based out of the famous listening room The Down Home, they have gone on to play NPRs Mountain Stage, and a variety of East Coast music festivals. Their rotating vocals, guitar, electric bass, and dobro allows them to float between Old-Time, alternative folk and even classic country styles. Sat., 8 pm, Sentient Bean.
First Friday for Folk Music
This time around, The Savannah Folk Music Societys family-oriented coffeehouse-style show includes Atlantas Veronika Jackson; Ontarios female folk duo The Sirens; and the everybodyfields (see above). Jacksons sound incorporates gospel, blues and folk. She is also distinguished by being one of the few black artists on the modern folk circuit. The Sirens are rooted in 1920s crooning and ragtime. As always, this is a smoke and alcohol-free ALL-AGES event, with a suggested donation of $2. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesleyan Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.).
Gymini CD Release Afterparty
Local rapper once known as Double Deuce, when dancing and crewing for the 69 Boyz.Hes known for putting a commercial slant on street music, and has collaborated win the past with one of Lil Jons Eastside Boyz, some of whom are supposed to appear at this party although, Im told they likely will not be performing, and there is no guarantee that Lil Jon himself will be there. Fri., NV Night Club (Nevaeh/Top Floor).
Trae Gurley's Swoonatra
Increasingly in-demand Frank Sinatra tribute act by a local singer and thespian. He focuses on tunes from the period when Ol Blue Eyes worked with big-band arranger Billy May. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Ultra-heavy downtuned metal act from Atlanta. Sat., The Jinx.
See Music Interview. Sun., 5:30 pm, Starland Outdoor Stage (40th & Bull Sts.) - ALL AGES.
Slick, local, female-fronted pop, that should appeal to fans of No Doubt or recent Liz Phair. Sat., NV Night Club (Sedah/Main Floor).
Richmond, Va. thrashcore in the tradition of DRI, Suicidal Tendencies, and Nuclear Assault. Known for a humorous, hard-partying outlook. Theyre soon to release a CD on the Earache label. Sun., 5:30 pm, Starland Outdoor Stage (40th & Bull Sts.) - ALL AGES.
Ricardo Ochoas Jazz & Tango Kings
Unique local act centered around some of the best jazz and classical players on the nightlife scene. They offer spirited takes on mood music, captivating jazz, and of course tangos. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Terrific Savannah quartet offering groove-heavy jam and dance music that draws as much on organic hip-hop and reggae as it does rock & roll. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
Rare local set from a punk-influenced electroclash band known for minimalist aesthetics and vintage synth and vocoder sounds. Based in Ohio, they maintain strong ties to our area, where they played their first live shows. Fri., 7 pm, Starland CCA (2424 Bull St.) - ALL AGES.
Charleston group mixing popular covers and originals in the vein of The Dave Matthews Band, among others. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Jazz vocalist (and recent transplant from Illinois) whos fluent in the styles of Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Tony Bennett. Wed., Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Brand new (and very young) indie-rock band who cites local Christian hardcore heroes Showbread as a main influence. This coffeehouse show is open to ALL-AGES. Fri., 9 pm, Sweet Treats (Wilmington Isl.).
Newly revamped local blues combo (note the different spelling of the name) featuring guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (Bottles & Cans), plus Marty Lockjaw Ellis on harmonica. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
See Connect Recommends. Fri., 9 pm, Shamrocks Irish Pub (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat., NV Night Club (Sedah/Main Floor).
Infamous Southern sludgecore act fronted by Dave Dixie Collins, formerly of the out-of-control BUZZOV-EN. Sat., The Jinx.
The Earl Williams Quartet
Blues and contemporary jazz favorites from an Island regular. Wed., 7 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
The Greg Williams Band
Blues and folk-based rock centered around Williams handful of original indie LPs. The band features a strong rhythm section (with a dedicated percussionist), fiery guitarwork, and great vocals. Fri., 10 pm, JJ Cagneys.