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A look at this week's live gigs
The Liabilities

Leslie Adele & The Nickel Bag of Funk Experience

Previously known as just Nickel Bag of Funk, this locally-based R & B/neo-soul party band is led by the titular Adele, and known for throwing down a hard groove on well-known covers plus their own originals. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

Agents of The Sun

This technical Baltimore indie band can’t seem to decide if they’re playing modern metal, alt.rock or emo-influenced pop-punk. That’s cool. There’s enough of each genre for tons of listeners of different stripes to grab on to these guys. They’ve opened for Trapt, Saliva and Papa Roach, plus their new CD was mixed by 311’s drummer. With local “evil” metal band Ammon. Wed., 11 pm, Guitar Bar.

ALL-AGES Punk/Metal Show

Featuring young Middle Georgia screamo/metal band Fun In Washington, Dublin’s snide and snotty O Youth & Beauty, and Brunswick’s upbeat melodic indie-rockers Faster Faster. Directions at Sat., 8 pm, Studio B (Glennville).

American Aquarium

Killer Raleigh sextet (piano/organ, violin, bass, drums, guitars) that come off like Bruce Springsteen and The Silos funneled through Whiskeytown and Uncle Tupelo’s 2nd wave take on Americana. Great, great stuff. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.


Local indie-rockers who’ve released 2 CDs of ska, reggae and punk-influenced tunes. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).

The Jeff Beasley Band

Electric blues and early rock & roll hits, plus funky R & B originals with a slight New Orleans feel. Wed., 7 pm (solo), Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Bottles & Cans

Juke-joint blooze and psychedelic garage rock that’s heavy on kook and swing. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee) + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 7 pm (solo set from frontman Ray), Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Mon., 10 pm (w/Jeff Beasley), Fiddler’s (River St.).


Longtime area rock/pop and soul guitarist/vocalist (also current frontman for the reformed JoJa Band) who throws a few originals into his bottomless well of tried-and-true covers. Wed. - Thurs. + Sun. - Tues., 9 pm, Bayou Café + Fri., 8 pm, Hercules (Pt. Wentworth).

Chuck Courtenay

Established area country/honky-tonk/Southern rock singer and guitarist, playing mostly covers. Wed. (w/Bucky Bryant) & Fri., 7 pm, Driftaway Café + Sat. - Sun., 1 pm (w/Jason Courtenay) & Tues., 7 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Mary Davis & Co.

Well-known rock, pop, soul and beach music covers w/female vocals. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Fri., 6 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House (Wilmington Isl.).

Eat Mo’ Music

Funky, wah-guitar/bass/drums/brass soul-jazz combo, featuring trumpeter John Tisbert. Sat., 8:30 pm, Isaac’s on Drayton.

Frank Emerson

Veteran acoustic guitarist and singer offering pop, rock and Celtic-tinged ballads. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Mike Falzone/Sean Fournier

Ultra-indie rock songwriters from the Northeast playing both alone and together as part of their first East Coast tour. Falzone has plied his smooth acoustic and hip-hop-inspired funk on bills with Citizen Cope and Matt Nathanson. Fournier cites Tom Waits and Sufjan Stevens as key influences on his guitar and uke-based songwriting. Mon., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Frazier & Tavalin

Female vocal and piano jazz duo. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

High Velocity

Extremely popular Southern rock/modern country cover band, which plays clubs and festivals throughout the region.. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (Hwy 204).

Keith Kozel & The Lovesick

Debut performance of a new local indie-rock band centered around the songwriting of frontman Kozel. The lineup includes members of Superhorse, GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Opening for Daniel Johnston (see Music Interview). Details and tickets at Sun., 8 pm, Savannah Smiles.

The Liabilities

Scruffy, Macon-based and Southeastern jangle-rock quartet that delivers the goods on originals that’d make Steve Earle or Chris Stamey proud. Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Liquid Ginger

Popular and slick female-fronted local modern rock band (covers/originals) that usually does well in our annual Readers Poll. Fri., 9:30 pm, Bahama Bob’s (Pooler) + Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Joshua Morrison

Atlanta-based singer/songwriter offering trippy, Beck-ian po-mo sequenced stoner funk and halting, acoustic guitar or keyboard-based MOR laments. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Harry O’Donoghue

Critically-acclaimed Irish vocalist who uses acoustic guitar and bodhran on a wide selection of traditional Celtic ballads and pop numbers as well as originals from his several CDs. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

The One Too Many Band

Newish local bluegrass/country/roots-rock combo featuring standup bassist Dobby Simmons and Daryl Wise (of The Back River Ramblers) and banjoist extraordinaire Jimmy Wolling. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee).

Partly Cloudy

Young, better-than-average ultra-modern “punk” quartet in the Green Day tradition. Thurs., 10 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

The Howard Paul Quartet

Straightahead jazz led by an immensely talented 7-string guitarist, and featuring their guest, saxman Randy Reese. Mon., 8 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

The Permanent Tourists

One of the top party bands in this area. Their tight and versatile mix of soul, R & B and rock hits from the past few decades has made them a top draw at clubs and private functions. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew

Led by a longtime guitarist (known for his slide work), this classic rock/electric blues combo features harmonica, bass and drums, courtesy of some of the area’s best players. Fri., 9 pm, Bogey’s.

Pink Kodiak

PK writes and records quirky multi-track pop-rock tunes, playing all the instruments. In concert, he adds live vocals and distorted electric bass (not guitar) to those musical beds. Opening for Daniel Johnston. Details and tickets at Sun., 8 pm, Savannah Smiles.

‘Poseidon’s Paradise Party’

Theme party featuring live sets by touring acts Psi-Vamp (that’s vampyre, baby!) and Earth Empire, plus sets from DJs Analog Kid and Shrapnel — and Henna Art, Tarot Readings, contests and giveaways. $10 cover. More info at Fri., 9 pm, Rocksbury Lounge (305 W. River St.).

The Prodigal Sunz

Side project from local roots-rockers The Train Wrecks, featuring covers and originals, anchored by singing drummer and guitarist Markus Kuhlmann. Sat., 10 pm, Churchill’s Pub.

6 Dice

Atlanta-based hard-rock (not metal) act made up of several veterans of that area’s bar band scene. Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Randy “Hatman” Smith

A mix of good-time beach, boogie and blues that this longtime area performer terms “Tybee Music.” Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee).


Local sextet playing Motown and shag hits. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

The Train Wrecks

Hopped-up Americana and roadhouse rock originals and covers, led by the charismatic Jason Bible. Thurs., & Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Fri., 9 pm, The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).

Voodoo Soup

High-energy, unpredictable jam band with a wild repertoire of funk, soul and classic rock nuggets, and a limber lineup boasting many of the better players for miles around. Wed. & Tues., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.) + Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Josh Wade

This acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter only got into music a few years back, but his expressive soul voice and extremely rhythmic delivery sounds very natural and lived-in. Comparisons to his avowed influences John Mayer and Atlanta’s David Ryan Harris may be unavoidable, but he seems filled with the potential to take things much further in his own direction. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.