ª Longstanding local electric blues band specializes in uptown Chicago-style shuffles and tightly-constructed ballads. Theyre getting ready to swap bass players with The Ignitors (see listing below). Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Eric Britt & Markus Kuhlmann
Two out of three members of the well-known regional alt.rock group Hazel Virtue (the guitarist and drummer, respectively), doing one imagines some variation on what they do when the bass players around. Fri., 10 pm, Finnegans Wake (formerly O;Connells Irish Pub).
The Chris Chandler Trio
Light piano jazz and standards from this Savannah fixture, whos released a few indie CDs and toured Russia. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Jason Courtenay & Hazzard County
Full, electric country band featuring half of the popular acoustic duo The Courtenay Brothers. Unlike that laid-back cover group, this band focuses on hard and fast country and Southern rock hits. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubbys (Thunderbolt).
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Eric is likely the areas best-known electric blues guitarist. He plays in the brittle-but-fluid style of Freddie King and Albert Collins, Hell soon release his third album, a live set recorded in front of a packed house in Florida. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagneys + Sun., Fiddlers Crab House.
Eat Mo' Music
Funky instrumental dance grooves and soul jazz from a local quintet of trumpet, bass, drums, guitar and trombone featuring John Tisbert on trumpet. Fri., 6 pm - 9 pm, + Sun., 1 pm & 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
End of Summer Blast
Free outdoor show that combines a Battle of The Bands and a showcase set by Liquid Ginger with games and rides for the kids. Seen regional hopefuls like Argyle (a punk/ska/jam hybrid), Deranged Minds (a Richmond Hill metal act), WormsLoew (an Americana combo), and North of Here (a Christian pop group) compete for some sort of development deal with a Hilton Head talent agent. The show is free to everyone, but folks are encouraged to bring cash and/or canned food to donate to Americas Second Harvest Food Bank. Oh yeah, you can also enter a raffle to go see a live taping of The Ellen Degeneres Show. Mon., 11 am - 5 pm, Grayson Stadium.
Local slacker, low-fi project featuring guitarist Kevin Daiss, most recently seen in the slacker, low-fi play Open Mike out at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Wed., 8 pm, Coastal Coffee (2100 E. Victory Dr.).
Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute
Local thespians interpretation of the big-band era of Ol Blue Eyes career (to pre-recorded backing tracks). Thurs., 7 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
This is one of your last chances to catch this killer regional electric blues combo in their current incarnation. in a strange move, theyre getting ready to swap their bass player for the current low-end man in the Bluesonics. Then theyre gonna change their name to Mamas Mojo and put more of an emphasis on the show as opposed to just the music. See them now while you still can... Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Mouse & DJ Shrapnel
This weekly outlet for industrial, goth and darkwave dance music is bringing in DJ Mouse (a gothic model whos the
resident DJ of Dracula's Daughter in Durham, N.C.). In addition to her turntable skills, shell be joined by local DJ (and event organizer) Shrapnel, who scored big in our last Readers Poll. Thurs., 10 pm, Club One.
This longtime local music scene veteran has played prominent roles in several area rock bands over the years, such as And Sometimes Why?, Glasspack and Splitfinger. Hes now a member of both Hot Pink Interior and The 8-Tracks. This acoustic solo set finds him delivering unique arrangements of rock, pop and soul tunes from the 50s to the present day. Fri., 6 pm, The Warehouse.
Keith & Ross
Acoustic/electric duo act thats also part of the local country-rock band Two Path Road. Theyre known for their vocal skills and their propensity to jam out on well-known hits. Fri., Driftaway Café.
One of Savannahs most popular pop-rock acts, this female fronted band mixes in the obvious covers (Fleetwood Mac, No Doubt) with above-average originals from their two indie CDs. Sat., 8 pm, Rousakis Plaza (River St.) - ALL AGES.
North of Here
Modern, acoustic-based pop with a spiritual outlook. This young group is developing a following in the local high school, college and church crowds. Also appearing on this bill, kindred spirits Unwed Sailor and Some Seattle Dream. Thurs., 8 pm, Coastal Coffee (2100 E. Victory Dr.).
One of Savannahs best-known and most esteemed Celtic troubadours, he plays acoustic guitar and draws on a wide working knowledge of both traditional and contemporary Irish folk and pop tunes. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barrys.
The Howard Paul Trio
This awe-inspiring 7-string jazz guitarist is a regular foil of living legends like Jimmy Bruno and Bucky Pizzarelli. For the longest time you had to drive to Hilton Head to see him play, but of late, hes been gigging with some degree of regularity at this swanky bar inside Downtowns newest luxury hotel. Best of all, theres no cover to get in to watch this cat work. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The person who booked this show describes this new local bans as sounding like a cross between Jerry Garcia and Nine Inch Nails. Wed., 10 pm, AVM Entertainment Complex (formerly The Zoo).
Popular party band featuring members of The Positions and The Sapphire Bullets. They play uptempo, dance-oriented funk, soul, pop and beach music. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
"Georgia" Kyle Shiver & Dobbie Simmons
Unplugged set from two out of the three members of the now-defunct Back River Ramblers, a popular Tybee Island trio known for their soulful takes on folk and blues-based material. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Fannies On The Beach (Tybee).
Shrimp City Slim
Charleston-based electric guitarist and singer whose band plays what he calls Coastal Blues, which combines elements of beach and shag music. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Relatively new trio offering a slightly lounge-music take on soul, jazz and rock tunes. Featuring guitarist Jackson Evans and drummer Mark Cordray. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Society of Lyrical Contortionists
Newly-minted Open Mic Poetry Night primarily catering to high school and college kids. Open to ALL AGES. Tues., 7 pm, Coastal Coffee (2100 E. Victory Dr.).
Bluffton-based metal band thats generating quite a bit of industry buzz with their new material. Theyre not that well-known in Savannah, but they pack venues in Charleston, and fans of modern, radio-friendly hard rawk may want to cross the bridge for an earful. Also appearing at this show will be Quench, one of Charlestons most buzz-worthy hard-rock groups of the past few years. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Electric blues combo featuring the potent duo of Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy. They share a rhythm section with another local blues act, Bottles & Cans. Fri., 9 pm, Spankys (River St.) + Sun., 7 pm, Uncle Bubbas Oyster House.
Organic jam-oriented rock group centered around Turtle, a longtime habitué on the local psychedelic music scene. Sat., JJ Cagneys.
The Greg Williams Band
A powerful quartet that leans heavily on the heyday of the 70s singer-songwriter movement and the glory days of good old-fashioned hard blues-rock music. If youre a fan of Tom Petty, Ted Nugent, or Stryper, youll get a kick out of these guys. Just kidding about the Stryper. Fri., JJ Cagneys + Tues., Fiddlers Crab House.