A laid back set from wo storied figures in the jazz world. Alberti played with Les Browns Band of Renown, and spent over two decades at NBC, overseeing music for the popular Bob Hope variety shows. Ben Tucker, on the other hand, was an in-demand session bassist in the 1960s, whos penned over 300 songs (the standard Comin Home Baby being one of them). This gig finds them serenading diners in this hotels swanky restaurant Aqua Space. Sun., 11:30 am, The Westin (Hutchinson Island).
Impressive and eclectic local rock band drawing on punk, reggae, ska and jam-band influences sometimes in the same song. Fri., JJ Cagneys.
The Jeff Beasley Band
Electric blues and rock combo (both standards and originals) led by guitarist Beasley, who doubles on percussion and is also a featured member of Two Blue. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, The Mercury Lounge.
See Connect Recommends. Fri., The Jinx. ***
Solo set from the leader of Atlantas moody, dark, jangle-rock trio Modern Marriage. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.*
This British punk group has been around for decades (although its current lineup features only one key member), and holds a place in history as one of the foremost original exponents of the Oi! genre (which would later be unfortunately co-opted by racist skinheads). Their early smash Never Surrender helped to capture the embittered rage of their fellow working class British youths, and got them tagged as the voice of their generation a handle theyd conveniently exploit as the title of their next LP. While theyre now a mere shadow of their former selves, theyre still screaming. Well, at least one is... Wed., The Jinx.
Long-running and popular local trio offering tried-and-true, danceable electric blues shuffles and party tunes. Fri., Savannah Blues.
Bottles & Cans
Raw and rootsy electric blues from a local band thats back on the scene after a long hiatus. Thurs., Savannah Blues.
Solo set from the guitarist/frontman of Perpetual Groove, a locally-based psychedelic jam band that is quickly gaining a foothold on the national touring scene. Brock will appear after Ben Bennetts trivia game. Wed., Locos Deli & Pub.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Fiery guitarwork, impassioned vocals, and a set of originals and classics from the likes of Buddy Guy and Freddie King. Tues (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagneys.
R & B, jazz and Motown hits from some of the islands best players. Sun., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Alternating between furious overdriven guitar riffing and slow, gearjamming slush, this ultra-heavy, doom-o-centric power trio from Winter Haven, Florida blurs the line between stoner-rock and old-school wizard metal. But without the wizards. Maybe. Sat., The Jinx.
Eat Mo' Music
New local instrumental quintet (trumpet, bass, drums, trombone and guitar) offering jazz, blues and funk grooves all the way from Miles to The Average White Band (I wonder which one of their songs...). Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.
Andy Friedman & The Other Failures
See Music Interview. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute
Local thespian and vocalist whose love for Ol Blue Eyes led him to create this heartfelt tribute show. He honors Frank by reinterpreting the late icons classic big-band material by using professional backing tracks, and singing live. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar + Sun., 5 pm, Tango (Tybee).
This classically-trained concert harpist breaks tradition by offering solo renditions of popular songs as well as her own compositions. Sat., 11 am, Café Mucha.
Internationally-acclaimed Atlanta troubadour mixing spoken word with ragged blues guitar to create his own unique, poetic style of songwriting. Fri., 10 pm, Loggerheads (Tybee).
Extremely popular regional alternative trio offering polished and atmospheric college rock with hints of Southern twang and Americana hidden amidst the radio-friendly fuzz. Fri., OConnells Irish Pub.
See Connect Recommends. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
The Mad Tea Party
Humorous, acclaimed Asheville, North Carolina duo playing postmodern parlor music mostly novelty tunes from the 1920s and 30s on instruments like ukulele, fiddle, kazoo, slide whistle, horns and more.They play old mad favorites, and create new ones, says Peggy Seeger. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
The Mercy Seat
See Connect Recommends. Fri., The Jinx.
This piano performance major at Armstrong is presenting his Senior Recital before spending his final semester at a Hungarian conservatory. Hell tackle works by Bach, Brahms, Cowell, Diemer, Scriabin, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Thurs., 2:30 pm, Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium.
The Permanent Tourists
Hilton Head-based cover band specializing in rambunctious funk, soul and rock hits. Theyre a favorite on the private party and convention circuit. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
G.E. Perry & James Gay
Potent duo of bluesy guitarist Perry and the harmonica stylings of Gay. Wed., Fusion/The Monkey Bar + Sun., 8 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
See Connect Recommends. Fri., The Jinx.
See Connect Recommends. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Shrimp City Slim
Charleston-based blues act (piano, guitar, drums, harp) that play what they call Coastal Blues, which means its a little rural, a little shaggy, but can still boogie. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
Speaking Bean Poetry Slam
Kodac Harrison, the organizer of this monthly spoken word showcase, says he wants to bring together all races, all genders, all ages and sexual preferences in the name of poetry. This show features writers Tim Faught and Rushelle Frazier. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Waycross-based sludge-rock band with a serious early Black Sabbath fixation, and the amps, chops, and mindset to actually pull it off. Sat., The Jinx.
Piano jazz and show tunes from a true downtown fixture. Tues. - Sun., Planters Tavern (below The Olde Pink House).
This new alt.rock trio (drums, keys, guitars) are one of the newest lights on the thankfully resurrected Chapel Hill scene. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
See Connect Recommends. Sat., The Jinx.
This Atlanta jam-band has become a popular local draw. They say their sound (which draws on rock, blues and folk) is highly influenced by Neil Youngs work with his smoetime backing band Crazy Horse, and The Grateful Dead. Sat., JJ Cagneys.