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A Nickel Bag of Funk

Jazz standards and modern R & B covers (Stevie Wonder, etc...). Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Acoustic Ladyland

Great name, huh? It’s an unplugged offshoot of local houserocking blooze band Bottles & Cans... Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Open Mic w/Jonie Blinman

Amateur songwriters, singers and musicians strut their acoustic stuff, with all performances recorded for posterity and possible release. Sun., 7 pm (sign up at 6 pm), The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.


Relentless, eclectic local rock quartet known for tight, syncopated originals that draw on reggae, ska, dub and punk for inspiration – much like a harder-edged Sublime. Sat., 10 pm, The Rail Pub.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Old-fashioned R & B and early rock and roll covers (think Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly). Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.


Long-running local Chicago-style electric blues act. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.


Bottles & Cans

Raw and slightly unhinged Delta blues that leans toward R.L. Burnside and T-Model Ford. Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Breakneck Quartet w/S.O.L.

Up-and-coming organic hip-hop and funk band backing up a brand-new local trio of “positive” rappers, while their own frontman takes a leave of absence. Tues., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).


Eric Britt

Solid, acoustic guitar-based modern-rock originals and covers from the leader of popular regional act Hazel Virtue. Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Carroll Brown

Veteran guitarist and singer who’s brand of “Coastal Country” mixes Celtic ballads, traditional folk, beach-oriented music and contemporary acoustic tunes. Wed. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

Thomas Claxton

Energetic rock covers and originals from the former frontman and rhythm guitarist of The Long Awaited. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sun., 5:30 pm, The Warehouse.


The Tony Clarke Project

Funk, jazz, dance and house music from the drummer of local soul-jazzbos Eat Mo’ Music. Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

Buddy Corns

Prolific songwriter and ace electric guitarist playing his own tunes and well-known covers. The weekend shows are full band gigs with his backing group The Rock Mob. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Thurs., 7 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sat., Capone’s.

Kieran Daly

A free brunchtime show by this young mandolin prodigy whose approach to his instrument has as much in common with jazz as bluegrass. Sun., 11 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Mary Davis & Co.

Acoustic trio (rock, soul and pop covers) featuring members of in-demand party combo The Band In The Park. Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.

The Robbie Ducey Band

Singing guitarist who cites the late Curtis Mayfield as an inspiration. Ducey’s organ-drenched style of electric blues is reminiscent of the early ‘90s output of crossover stars like Robert Cray. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

Eat Mo' Music

Instrumental funk/soul jazz quintet led by trumpeter John Tisbert, and made up of area music instructors like guitarist Bart Zipperer. Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company - ALL-AGES.

Emily + Devine

Live electronica breakbeat band from Miami, featuring vocalist and keyboardist Emily Clough (aka EmilyPLAY) and her partner Devine (aka Humphrey Gomez), who’s just released a 12-inch remix of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” that’s earning plenty of club play. DJB, Culprit and N8 provide support. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under.

Trae Gurley's “My Sinatra”

Respectful encomium to “Ol Blue Eyes’ big band period, with local vocalist Gurley offering his own interpretation of Frank’s finest hour to meticulously arranged and recorded backing tracks. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

High Velocity

Kickass Southern-fried rock and modern country covers featuring former members of area faves Bounty Hunter. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).

Bill Hodgson

Former member of ‘80s party band The Tremors, offering a varied setlist of classic rock, pop, and blues-influenced tunes on acoustic guitar. Sat., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).

Intellekt & DJ Dirty Digits

Great indie hip-hop duo from Gainesville, Fl., that just moved to Atlanta and signed to buzzworthy label ArcTheFinger. They take a decidedly old-school approach to their craft. Intellekt raps while DJ DD works the decks. Together they craft some of the catchiest, and inventive rhymes and grooves that have passed through this area for quite some time. Tues., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Liquid Ginger

High-profile locals (with a large following) mixing crowd-pleasing rock covers with original, radio-friendly pop. Sat., 9 pm, Bahama Bob’s (Pooler).

Luxury Liner

The first tour ever from the acoustic “duo” of friends Colten Noakes and Smyrna Skim (they write and record separately and live far apart). Noakes specializes in old USA work ballads from the ‘20s, and original tunes in the same faux (?) naive tack. Skim describes himself as “like Thurston Moore on a candy binge,” and says he “delivers.” He’d also have you believe his tortured vocals and “primitive” guitarwork are proof of some sort of artistic legitimacy, but truthfully, his shtick sounds like the silly things songwriter friends of mine do to get a laugh at practice. The only difference is, they stop after 15 seconds, and he keeps going for a whole song. Mon., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Mama's Mojo

Polished and versatile electric blues combo, featuring former members of both Bluesonics and The Eric Culberson Blues Band. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Alex Nguyen Trio

Straight-ahead jazz combo led by a young, award-winning local trumpeter. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

G.E. Perry & Mike Perry

Facile solo guitarist specializing in blues and jazz-influenced material, joined by his brother on standup bass. Sun., 6 pm, Belford’s.

"Georgia Kyle" Shiver

Singer/songwriter who cut his teeth on the Northeastern coffeehouse and busking circuit. Covers and originals. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (w/Fiddlin’ Scott Holton) + Fri., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee) + Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (w/The Tybee Two) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco.

The Silver Lining Duo

Jazz standards and originals courtesy of bassist/vocalist Maggie Evans and guitarist Jackson Evans Thurs. - Fri., 9 pm, The Martha’s Vineyard Seafood Authority (above Fernando’s).

Robert Willis

Guitarist and singer offering a variety of popular cover tunes. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee).


Tight regional band playing modern and classic country and honky-tonk. Wed., Fri. & Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

Thank God

Disjointed, manic, experimental “psychedelic punk” band (con screaming mucho) from S.C., featuring former members of Guyana Punchline and Anti-Schism. With local openers Chronicle A.D.. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.

The Train Wrecks

Local roots-rock trio known for their playful, high-energy shows. Covers and originals. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

Adam Traum

This former Savannah-based guitarist and singer’s father and uncle are well-known in Americana and blues circles as master musicians (and icons of the folk revival). he now lives in the California Bay Area, and makes a rare stop here on tour to promote his brand-new solo CD. Sun., 9 pm, Huc-A-Poo’s (Tybee).

Greg Williams

Prolific local songwriter and guitarist who’s released a handful of critically-acclaimed blues-folk-rock CDs and regularly gigs in Los Angeles. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.