Pop and rock covers (Eagles, etc...) played on keyboard and acoustic guitar, by this local artist. Sun., 8 pm, Bennys (Tybee).
Quartet playing haunting and beautiful instrumental music that is native to Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, played on a variety of authentic folk instruments, including a variety of bamboo flutes called kenas, pan flutes, the tiny 10 stringed charango, a large drum called bombo, and the guitar. Free show with a suggested donation to the band. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Local melodic hardcore with plenty of screaming. Also appearing on this bill are Dreams You Die In (positive Miami hardcore), and Where It Ends (South Carolina straight-edge). ALL AGES. Wed., 8 pm, Teasers Café.
Hard-to-peg original alterna-rock band from Savannah that blends punk energy and reggae and ska riddims with a background in the anything goes jam-band world. The result is intense and never boring. Fri., 12 midnight, Malones.
The Kevin Bales Trio
Excellent Florida-based jazz group fronted by respected pianist Bales. Fri. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
The Bayou Blues Band
Classic and Southern rock covers. Bassist Rick Nicholson also plays solo between sets. Fri. - Sat., Bayou Blues Bar.
Up-and-coming acoustic duo (guitar/piano) that revels in off-kilter changes and good-natured naiveté. Both sing and cite Damien Rice as an influence. Tues., 7 pm, Bits, Bytes & Coffee.
Hard rock covers and originals from Jacksonville, featuring a founding member of Molly Hatchet. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
Longtime local electric blues band, mixing Texas swing, Chicago shuffles and Southern swamp blues. Thurs., Savannah Blues + Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge.
Local cover band specializing in Motown hits, shag tunes and other types of danceable oldies. Fri. - Sat., Tommys (Pooler).
Lead singer and principal songwriter for regional modern rock act Hazel Virtue (which headlines OConnells on Saturday night). Wed. (hosts Open Mic) - Thurs., OConnells Irish Pub.
Captain Soular Cat
Blues-rock jam band from Rome, Georgia whose influences range from Paul Simon and Santana to The Allmans and John Coltrane. Sat., Savannah Blues.
George Clinton & P-Funk
A free show by a true legend in the music industry, playing Savannah for the first time since 1978 (see Connect Recommends). Fri., 7 pm, Forsyth Park.
The Courtenay Brothers
Actual siblings who play rock, pop and country hits on acoustic guitars with sequenced backing. Thurs., (Sunset party), Tubbys + Fri., 5 pm, & Sun., 5:30 pm, City Market Courtyard + Fri., Fiddlers Crab House.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Solid, straight-up Chicago blues (think Freddie King). Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge.
Ding Dongs for Bing Bongs
Debut screening of the 3rd DVD compilation of new video shorts and comedy routines from the local sketch/improv collective Flim Flam Films. Kind of like an extremely low-rent knockoff of Mr. Show with Bob & David or MAD-TV. Not for the easily offended. Sat., The Jinx.
Skronky guitar/drums duo that reminds me a bit of Sammy doing their savant Pavement impersonation. Wed., The Jinx.
Eclectic local cover band, playing everything from Prince and NRBQ to AC/DC and Johnny Cash. Featuring members of Superhorse, Splitfinger and GAM. Sat., 9 pm, Daiquiri Depot (Pooler).
Electric Blue & The Cosmic Truth
Blues/soul quartet from up North that tours extensively. They have opened for such acts as Dickey Betts, Govt Mule, The North Mississippi Allstars, and more. Sat., JJ Cagneys.
Gloria Pelonquin Memorial Benefit
Local musicians join in support of a slain friend (see Connect Recommends).
Sun., 2 pm, Tubbys Tankhouse.
Tight, above average modern rock/metal quintet from Hinesville. The Immaculate Fix and local metal act Broken Time round out this afternoon bill. Sun., 1 pm, The Roundhouse Railroad Museum (off MLK, Jr. Blvd. by The Visitors Center).
Hip-hop Freestyle Night
The Jinxs twist on Open Mics, with DJs D-Frost and Selvis spinning tracks while allowing amateur rappers to show their stuff... Tues., The Jinx.
Hitman & The Blues Boys
Local R & B act featuring former members of the EROK band. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed. + Fri., Savannah Blues.
Elliot Holden Group
Impressive instrumental jazz fusion trio from South Carolina, built around the dazzling fretwork of Holden, whose tone and phrasing recall middle period Jeff Beck or Eric Johnson. Fri., JJ Cagneys.
The Spec Hosti Band
Tight traditional bluegrass and modern hellgrass from a group also known as The Jimmy Wolling Band. Wed., The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).
The Immaculate Fix
Local heavy rock band that is starting to play out more. Fellow locals The Skullies will open this show. Thurs., 10 pm, The Phat Kat Lounge at Ibiza Nightlife.
The North Mississippi Allstars
Red-hot Memphis blues-rock (see Music Interview). Fri., 7 pm, Forsyth Park.
Southern rock jam act (featuring powerhouse guitarist and singer Ronnie Keel) formerly known as The No Exit Band.. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Malones.
Four-piece party band playing covers from Fleetwood Mac to Van Morrison. Fri., Fusion/The Monkey Bar + Sat., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.
Local, anachronistic, keyboard driven alt.rock band with a European feel and strong connections to the Dayton, Ohio music scene. Thurs., The Jinx.
Traditional Celtic music played on guitar. Wed. - Mon., Kevin Barrys.
South Carolina jam-band with a strong reggae influence. Thurs., JJ Cagneys.
Rethyl & Straight Ahead Jazz
Fresh form a two-month tour, the boy king of swing returns with a show that ranges from Duke Ellington to Thelonius Monk. Fri., 10 pm, Jazzd Tapas Bar.
The Round Table
Local original rock band formerly known as Borderline. Audible Campaign and In Passing also appear on this bill. Mon., 7 pm, Teasers Café - ALL AGES.
The Bobby Ryder Quartet
Swing and big-band style jazz featuring a seasoned vocalist into Sinatra. Thurs., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
One of the most well-known and successful Jimmy Buffet tribute bands on the road today. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.
Farewell show by this acoustic duo of cello and guitar, with guests adding violin, flute and percussion. Theyll play pieces by Bach, CCR and Tool, as well as original material. Fri., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean.
The Six Million Dollar Band
Popular local cover band with a setlist heavy on danceable 80s hits and modern rock (i.e., Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, etc...). Fri., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.
Randy "Hatman" Smith
Longtime Tybee solo act playing popular beach, boogie and blues hits with sequenced backing for the full band sound. Thurs. - Sun., Docs Bar (Tybee).
Excellent and extremely heavy Black Sabbath-inspired sludge rock from Waycross, Georgia. Fri., The Jinx.
Upbeat local blues act with a great harp player. Sat., 4 pm, City Market Courtyard.
Psychedelic stoner/doom rock from the hills of Virginia. With rugby shirts. Fri., The Jinx.
Funk-rock jam act with serious chops featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Wed., JJ Cagneys.
The Jimmy Wolling Band
Tight traditional bluegrass and modern hellgrass from a group also known as The Spec Hosti Band. Fri., OConnells Irish Pub.
Greg Williams Band
Modern rock and roll with roots in folk and blues, from one of the areas most respected and prolific singer/songwriters. Sat., 12 midnight, Malones.