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Absylom Rising

Extremely eclectic dance-oriented jam quartet from Oxford Mississippi that plays close to 200 dates a year, They blend elements of bluegrass, classic rock, funk and traditional country, and are known for tight vocal harmonies that they liken to those of Crosby, Still and Nash. Fri. - Sat., Fiddler’s Crab House.

Samuel Adams

Spanish-flavored guitar tunes (both originals and covers) with vocals. Fri., 8 pm, Tango (Tybee).

Agents of The Sun

Highly motivated Baltimore commercial rock band (with elements of nÜ metal and stoner rock thrown in for good measure). They’ve opened for Three Doors Down and Saliva.Sat., The Jinx.

The Christy Alan Band

Beach, dance, rock and funk hits from this Island stalwart, whose group features “Ragman” (formerly of local metalheads Rehab), and keyboardist Ramona Jeffries. Fri. - Sat., Fannies on The Beach (Tybee).


Impressive and aggressive local rock combo playing a volatile mixture of ska, punk, reggae and groove music. Well worth a listen. Thurs., 10 pm, Deja Groove + Fri. 12 midnight, Malone’s + Sat., Loggerheads (tybee) + Tues., Fiddler’s Crab House.

The Back River Ramblers

Acoustic trio of local songwriters Darryl Wise and Kyle Shiver, plus Dobie Simmons on standup bass. Wed. - Thurs., 8 pm, Fannies on The Beach (Tybee).

John Banks

Solo jazz guitar from a key member in the popular local R & B band The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love. Fri., 6 pm, Go Fish.

The Beer Parlor Ramblers

House band at this landmark eatery playing Dixieland-style jazz. No cover. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, Crystal Beer Parlor.

Belle's Wake

Local alternative rock keyboard duo. Tues., 7 pm, Bits Bytes & Coffee.

The Blend

Duo of Samuel Adams and Brian Dingess that features Spanish-flavored guitar in the vein of Carlos Santana. Wed., 8 pm, Spanky’s (Tybee).


Long-running blues unit (offering Texas swing, Chicago shuffles and swampy rockers) with a new debut CD. Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge.

Eric Britt

Lead vocalist and principal songwriter for critically-acclaimed regional alt.rock group Hazel Virtue. Wed. (hosts Open Mic), O’Connell’s Irish Pub + Thurs., 9:30 pm, Malone’s.

Curtis & Ricky Burch

See Connect Recommends. Sat., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (Bloomingdale).

Capital A

One of the more seasoned local hard rock band, they’ve recently added former Gangway bassist Robbie Howell on guitar. Sat., The Jinx.

The Courtenay Brothers

Real-life siblings playing popular country and soft-rock songs on acoustic guitars with sequenced backing.Thurs., 7 pm, Tubby’s Tankhouse + Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler's Crab House + Sat., 1 pm, The Grill Beachside (Tybee) + Sun., 6 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Savannah’s best-known electric blues guitarist (think Albert King), with two well-received albums to his name. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury lounge + Thurs. - Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

The Downshifters

Generic greaser punk-a-billy (with slap bass) from Bradenton, Florida. Fri., The Jinx.

The Dynamic Duo

Loud, raucous cover act playing everything from modern to classic rock on electric and acoustic guitar. Sat., 8 pm, The Magnolia Grill (Richmond Hill) + Sun., 1 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Frank Emerson

Longtime Savannah fixture playing acoustic Celtic ballads and folk. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Dodd Ferrelle & The Tinfoil Stars

Buzz-worthy plugged-in Americana act from Athens (with roots in Savannah) that’s known for slash and burn guitar, heartfelt vocals, and a solid stage live show. Highly recommended for fans of Steve Earle, Drivin-N-Cryin, and Jason & The Scorchers. Fri. - Sat., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Fox Trotsky

Punk-ska trio from Atlanta – with the accent on punk. Frenzied and pounding drumming, nasal vocals (with the occasional blood-curdling scream) and hyper, angular skank guitar. Wed., The Jinx.


Hard-hitting regional blues and R & B band from Southern Georgia, featuring soulful organ and stinging lead guitar. Sat., midnight, Malone’s.

Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute

Meticulous and reverential interpretation of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ big band period. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sat., 7: pm, Go Fish.

High Velocity

Local Southern rock quintet featuring Ray Thomasino. They play originals, as well as tunes by everyone from Billy Preston to Brooks & Dunn. Fri. - Sat., Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).

Hitman & The Blues Boys

Local electric blues act featuring former members of The EROK Trio. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed. & Sat., Savannah Blues.

The Billy Hoffman Trio

Tight, swinging jazz led by one of the best trapkit drummers in our area. Fri. - Sat., The Mercury lounge.

The Legendary J.C.'s

Orlando hard rock group whose soulful frontman helps push them into a slightly amped-up version of the Stax/Volt vibe. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.

Mama Trish

Deftly-played popular acoustic covers (Beatles, etc...) from a striking female vocalist. Wed., 7 pm, Tango (Tybee) + Thurs., B & D Burgers (Southside).

Maurice & Doubleday

One of the longest-running party/cover bands in the area. Wed., 7 pm, Go Fish.

Maximum Sass

Statesboro cover band (classic rock, beach music). Fri. - Sat., Scandals (Tybee).

Maximo Medeiros

See Connect Recommends. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.


Well-known modern metal band from Orlando, Florida. Also on this ALL AGES triple bill are kindred Orlando metalcore act Closed Casket Diary, and Savannah hardcore group Tusk. Mon., 8 pm, Teaser’s Café.

The Orange Julians

Original pop-rock band from Northwest Georgia. They list The B-52’s, Superchunk, Motorhead, Weezer and Elf Power as influences. Fri., The Jinx.

G.E. Perry

Well-known and experienced locally-based blues guitarist. Fri. - Sat., 9, pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Pretty Shady Chicken

Nuanced local psychedelic jam band that’s known for pushing their own limitations. Thurs., 10 pm, The Phat Kat Lounge (at Ibiza Nightlife).

The Six Million Dollar Band

Danceable classic, ‘80s and modern rock covers. Fri., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.


Local hard rock/metal act that cites Tool and Faith No More as key influences. Scream loud for “Hot For Teacher...” Sat., The Jinx.

The Mike Suman Quartet

The former leader of the Miami Heat jazz fusion group heads this band. He sings, plays fleugel horn and trumpet. He won 2nd place in the 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and has backed up Bob Hope and the human skeleton herself, Joan Rivers. Fri. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Chris Tally

Athens-based rock/pop songwriter helping to celebrate this club’s 2nd birthday. Thurs., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Vermillion X

See Connect Recommends. Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

The Greg Williams Band

See Music Interview. Sat., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.

The Jimmy Wolling Band

Excellent local bluegrass (both traditional and hell-raising), led by Wolling, a banjo player formerly with the Double Diamond and Lonesome Whistle bands. Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.