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A taste of this week's live gigs
The Paper Champions

Appetite For Destruction

One of the premiere bands of its type, this touring act recreates the look, sound and attitude of vintage, pre-sabbatical Guns-N-Roses, and often fills 2,000-seat rooms on their own. Fri., 8 pm, Retriever’s (Statesboro).

Bottles & Cans

Swinging, garage-rock influenced blues. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill + Fri., 9 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Mark Carter

Local acoustic singer/songwriter/guitarist. Sat., 6 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Roy Clark

Many may remember Hee Haw’s jovial guitarist and banjo player for the hokey, late-70s TV ads hawking his “Big Note Guitar Songbook,” but the Grammy winner is one helluva musician who’s been named Entertainer, Comedian or Instrumentalist of The Year by the CMA a whopping 9 times. $35 advance tickets at, or by calling (866) PAC-ARTS. Fri., 7:30 pm, Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center.

The Chuck Courtenay Band

One of the most popular modern honky-tonk and southern rock bands around, playing covers and originals. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (solo) + Sat., 10 pm (full band), Shamrocks (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat., 1 pm (w/Bucky Bryant) & Sun., 1 pm (w/Jason Courtenay) & Tues., 6 pm (solo), Wild Wing Café .

Gabriel Donahue

Irish multi-instrumentalist/singer who’s toured the world with The Chieftains. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Done 4 The Day

Dynamic rock and roll party band made up of veterans of the regional club and concert circuit. Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Frazier & Tavalin

Female vocals and piano jazz duo. Thurs. - Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s On The River.

High Velocity

Popular classic and southern rock cover band that also plays modern country hits. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon.

I Am Sound

Farewell show for an original, promising local post-grunge/shoegaze act. Queen Fist opens. Fri., 11 pm, B & B Ale House.

Kurtis & Kody

Tybee-based siblings who write earthy, jazzy emotive pop incorporating acoustic guitar and percussion. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL-AGES.

Marina Lomazov

This Ukrainian-American “diva of the piano” has been deemed one of the most charismatic musicians in her field. This program includes Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. Tickets range from $12.50 to $35 at or by calling 525-5050. Sat., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre.

The Roger Moss Quintet

Snappy jazz cabaret act featuring many top area players. Thurs., 8 pm (duo show w/pianist Eric Jones) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Paper Champions

Critically-acclaimed, high-energy Atlanta indie-rockers featured on Deep Elm’s Emo Diaries. Sat., 9 pm, Hang Fire.

The Permanent Tourists

Slick, tight R & B/rock party band. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra.

Silver Lining

Impressive local female-fronted jazz/light funk trio. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Moon River Brewing

Abebi Stafford

Up-and-coming jazz pianist/composer. Fri., 5 pm, Mansion on Forsyth.

The Train Wrecks

Hopped-up Americana and roots-a-billy. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Leslie Woods

Early punk rocker from who came to “Appalachian Gothic” by way of a stint in the hellbilly scene. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Yaakov Chesed

Young, touring Jewish soft-rock/pop quartet that sings in both English and Hebrew. Sun., 3 pm, Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob (5444 Abercorn St.).