Acoustic Showcase Night
See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
See Connect Recommends. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
Captured by Robots
See Connect Recommends. Wed., The Jinx.
Young indie-rock four-piece including former members of the K.I.D.S. whose influences include Nirvana, The Offspring and Rancid. This will be one of their last local shows before they begin a 3-week Summer Tour. Sat., 11 pm, Creole Red.
Chris Cook's Sex & Candy Party w/Gravy
This annual costume party features an assortment of bawdy contests (as do all of Chris Cooks promotions), as well as live entertainment by the always unpredictable art-rock pranksters Gravy, whose show will likely appeal to fans of Mike Pattons various musical projects (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, The Dismemberment Plan), as well as death-metalheads and Zappa enthusiasts. Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.
Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant
Two of the areas most popular acoustic cover artists join forces merging setlists and vocal harmonies in the process to offer a wide range of country, rock and pop hits. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Savannahs best-known electric blues guitarist and singer, offering uptown, Chicago-style blues in the vein of Albert and Freddie King. Tue., (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagneys.
This (the only such establishment in town) brings in hired gun pianists from around the Southeast who go head-to-head, fielding requests from the audience and whipping out off-the-cuff renditions of everything from country to rock to jazz to heavy metal tunes at the drop of a cocktail napkin and a five spot. Their routines are also salted with snappy patter and schmaltzy humor. Wed. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.
Eat Mo' Music
Fun, hard-grooving instrumental funk-jazz quintet featuring trombone, trumpet, bass, guitar and drums. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz'd Tapas Bar.
Eclectic local cover quartet featuring members of several original bands (such as Superhorse, Hot Pink Interior and The Judge & The Jury). They play everything from 50s rock & roll (like Carl Perkins and Little Richard) to kitschy 80s music (Prince, The Cars) and modern-day Americana (Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak). Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
First Friday for Folk Music
See Connect Recommends. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesleyan Monumental united Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St. on Calhoun Square) - ALL AGES.
This gifted concert harpist offers her own unique renditions of popular tunes, as well as classical pieces and original compositions as background for brunch at this luxury hotels restaurant. Sun., 11 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park - ALL AGES.
Bob Hay & the Jolly Beggars
Featuring former members of famed Athens underground band The Squalls, this group plays their own renditions of tunes by the 18th century Scottish bard Robert Burns, and other types of traditional Old-Time folk and bluegrass material. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
The Hazzard County Band feat. The Courtenay Brothers
This brand-new local country act features members of The Denny Phillips Band (such as bassist Tim Burke, drummer Mike Bulloch and keyboardist Charlie Denison) as well as the vocal stylings and guitarwork of area faves The Courtenays. Its a chance for these siblings to flex their muscles with a real band behind them instead of the sequenced backing they often employ as well as an opportunity for them to showcase a few of their original tunes. Sat., 8:30 pm, Tubbys Thunderbolt.
See Connect Recommends. Fri., The Johnny Mercer Theatre - ALL AGES.
Debut show for this new local alt.rock band featuring former members of Roxie Heart. Sat., 11 pm, Creole Red.
North of Here
Christian acoustic rock trio known for an uplifting spiritual message and a contemporary sound. Fri., 6:30 pm, Savannah Joe (Savannah Mall) - ALL AGES.
Old-Time Jam Session
Part music lesson, part history lesson, and part Open Hoot, this weekly event gives acoustic string musicians a chance to sit in and jam on pre-war mountain and country music from a time before even vinyl LPs. Mon., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
Hardworking regional combo playing classic, modern and Southern rock covers, as well as originals in a similar vein. Sat., pogys Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Previously known as The No Exit Band featuring Ronnie Keel, this muscular local blues-rock project has a new indie album out thats getting extremely positive reviews in the jam and Southern rock underground worldwide. With an impressive command of their idiom, theyre a safe bet for fans of The Allman Brothers Band or Widespread Panic. Wed., Savannah Blues.
Ride The Pink Horse
Young local hardcore band. Sun., 9 pm, Starland CCA - ALL AGES.
Rock That Uke Screening Party & Concert featuring The Mad Tea Party, Sandra Hines & Joe Nelson
See Music Interview. Sat., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
Newly-minted local cover band (popular hits in a variety of styles) featuring keyboardist Skip Graham. Fri., Mary's Seafood & Steaks.
Local hip-hop trio that has performs infrequently, but has earned a solid following and is nearing completion on a new CD. Sat., 10 pm, Creole Red.
Shrimp City Slim
Charleston-based guitarist whose group plays a laid-back mixture of beach and boogie that he terms Coastal Blues. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz'd Tapas Bar.
Intense and manic politically-charged metal, a la RATM. Sat., 11 pm, Creole Red.
Up-and-coming original Atlanta-based modern-pop band that seems poised for greater success. Theyre known for hooky, guitar-o-centric arrangements and impressive vocal harmonies which are at times reminiscent of the Finn brothers from Crowded House. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Local electric blues combo featuring Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (of Bottles & Cans). Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Greg Williams & Shane Baldwin
Acoustic guitar duo featuring celebrated folk and blues-rock singer/songwriter Williams and his trusty foil Baldwin, whove been playing together now for a few years. Sat., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).