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Joey Allcorn & The Hillbilly Band

High-octane, retro-style C & W that’s obviously heartfelt, but still delivered with a bit of a punk snarl. Sat., The Jinx.

Amburgey & Hanson

Recently reunited local roots-blues duo (acoustic guitar and mouth harp) that’s more interested in old-time rural swing than gritty urban subject matter. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.



See Music Interview. Wed., October 27th, 7 pm, Armstrong Atlantic State university Fine Arts Auditorium.


The Back River Ramblers

Acoustic trio of Daryl Wise, “Georgia” Kyle Shiver and Dobie Simmons mixing country, bluegrass and soul. Thurs., 7 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (Tybee).

Bottles & Cans

Locally-based electric blues act. Thurs., Savannah Blues.

Brock Butler

Solo set from the frontman of Savannah’s jam-band sensations Perpetual Groove. Tues., Fiddler’s Crab House.


The Doug Carn Quintet

This internationally-known keyboardist was a shining light of the highly-collectable Black Jazz label of the 1970s. His new quintet includes flutist Salah Abdul-Wahid. Sun., 7 pm, Creole Red.

Chris Cook’s 4th Annual Hell On Earth Party

Another debauched theme party from Savannah’s hardest-working hullabaloo huckster. As always, plenty of costume prizes, ribald activities and staged fetish behavior. Sat., 10 pm, Velouria.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

This local guitar hero has released two solid discs of contemporary electric blues and opened for such greats as Buddy Guy. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Fri. - Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

The Greg Hester Band

Covers and originals in the vein of early Van Morrison from this St. Simons Island artist who plays “southern soul and jump up and dance rock n roll.” Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

The Hitmen

Local electric blues band that’s becoming a regular attraction throughout town. Wed. & Sat., Savannah Blues.

Jim Hurst & Missy Raines

See Connect Recommends. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert hall (Bloomingdale).

Liquid Ginger

Extremely popular regional act playing commercial pop-rock that could be compared to No Doubt or Avril Lavigne. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

The Marshall Brothers

Acoustic roots-rock sibling act. Covers and originals. Fri., 10:30 pm, O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Monkey Man

This newly-formed Rolling Stones Tribute Band features members of Stewart & Winfield, Two Blue and The Hitmen. They claim to have carefully studied Keith Richards’ skewed guitar riffs and vocal harmonies (a key element of early-70’s Stones music that is often overlooked by novices). This bodes well. however, in the close confines of this small bar, their frontman’s preening caricature of Mick Jagger’s arena antics can seem as disturbing as it is impressive. Fri., 12 midnight, O’Connell’s Irish Pub.


Old-Time Music Jam Session

Led by picker Joe Nelson, this jam allows newbies to learn the ropes of mountain string music from the ‘20s and ‘30s. Mon., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Howard Paul Group

Regional combo led by the widely-praised 7-string guitarist Paul. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).


See Connect Recommends. Wed., October 27th, 7 pm, Armstrong Atlantic State university Fine Arts Auditorium.



This local hard rock quartet describes themselves as “the neglected lost souls on the bottom feet of the wealthy,” saying their main purpose is “to create political awareness and to fill a gap in the music industry that has been removed by corporate propaganda.” Their methodology quite obviously takes its cues from the Rage Against The Machine catalog, with originals vacillating between over-the-top melodic metal and fairly fluid hip-hop-inspired lyrical flow. Fri., 10 pm, The Gold Club.

Swarm Of The Lotus

One of the most impressive and cacophonous of the current crop of Baltimore noise bands. Concussive percussion, over-the-top sludgey guitar tone and stop-on-a-dime arrangements are their hallmarks of this killer quartet. Wed., The Jinx.


Gail Thurmond

Low-key and jazzy piano favorites, played and sung with aplomb. Wed.- Mon., Planter’s Tavern (beneath The Olde Pink House Restaurant).

Two Blue

Electric trio (whose guitarist doubles on drums) mining the feel and repertoire of ‘50s and ‘60s uptown Chicago blues. If you dig old Chess sides - check these guys out. Thurs., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Two Days of Freedom

Local melodic punk band that seems to be on the fast track to a decent regional following. Their furious, manic approach and acoustic textures have drawn comparisons to the early period of Hot Water Music. Wed., The Jinx.

Keith Urban

See Connect Recommends. Fri., 8 pm, The Savannah Civic Center.

Who'z In The Room With Norman?

I can’t for the life of me figure out who the target demographic is for this bizarrely unfashionable rock trio. While I suppose in theory it is something of a feat to mix up clichés from a variety of styles (including early ‘80s hard rock, cheese metal and generic bar-band blooze), in practice, it’s confusing and expendable. Fri., Savannah Blues.

Whiskey Dick

Local acolyte of the outlaw country songwriters of the ‘70s and ‘80s, riding his stark acoustic ballads and laments bareback, with no chaser. Sat., The Jinx.

The Wiyos

Wonderfully entertaining acoustic act from New York that celebrates the crazy, mixed-up world of early 20th Century pop music. You’ll catch whiffs of Vaudeville, torch songs, rural folk and hokum blues. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Jimmy Wolling & Friends

Jimmy’s a prominent bluegrass banjo picker who fronts his own band around these parts. For this gig, however, he’ll be joined by a few members of his old project, The Lonesome Whistle Band (a group which continues to tour nationally to great acclaim). Sat., Pepper’s Cantina (Mall Blvd.).

Young Buck

Recently signed to rapper 50 Cent’s stable of “intimidating” artists, David “Young Buck” Brown’s handlers are more concerned with bragging about his bullet wounds and his days of drug dealing and thievery than his musical ability. So much so, that his website is filled with the sounds of gunfire and animated movies of him shooting his fans in the face. A former associate of the notorious Cash Money posse, this 23-year-old Nashville native’s upcoming debut will feature production and appearances by Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Lil’ Jon among others. Wed., 10 pm, Club Oz (formerly Equinox).