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Samuel Adams

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


Local act playing an original mixture of ska, punk, reggae and groove music. Fri., Loco’s deli & Pub + Tues., Fiddler’s Crab House.

The Beer Parlor Ramblers

House band playing Dixieland-style jazz. Fri., 8 pm, Crystal Beer Parlor.


Muscular electric blues group that works in a variety of genres (Texas swing, swamp blues and Chicago shuffles). They are one of the best such groups in the area. Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge.


This Nashville-based band has been plying their unique brand of “stomp music” for many years, both in the major label world and outside of it. They blend equal parts roots-rock, bluegrass, country and percussion-heavy worldbeat with an almost messianic fervor. It’s won them a small but devoted international cult following. Fri., 12 midnight, Malone’s.


Local dance-oriented cover band specializing in Motown, shag, and soul hits from the ‘60s to the ‘80s. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Mark Carter

Solo acoustic guitarist playing popular covers and his own originals. Fri., Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island).

The Chris Chandler Trio

Jazz standards and explorations from a new group led by one of the area’s most well-known jazz pianists. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.


Known around town for his encyclopedic knowledge of pop, rock and country tunes, Chief’s easygoing manner and varied setlist have made him a fixture on the local bar and restaurant circuit. Fri. - Sat., Scandals (Tybee Island).

Thomas Claxton

Sometimes billed as The Music Daddy, this young guitarist/singer is one half of local cover act The Dynamic Duo. Thurs., Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island) + Fri., 5 pm, City Market Courtyard.

The Dynamite Brothers

Chapel Hill, North Carolina trio that works up a sweat that’s equal parts rotgut blooze, British Invasion rock, Stax soul music and screaming punk. They tour frequently and while their live show can get a tad monotonous, they put their all into it. Fri., The Jinx.


Light and buoyant groove music with a tropical feel (featuring former members of Souled Out). Thurs., 6:30 pm, Snapper Jack’s (Whitemarsh Island).

Freedom Grove

Debut local show from this relatively new regional rock group that features members of Mad Poet. Their sound is refreshingly unpretentious and straightforward. Sat., Savannah Blues.

David Harbuck

Local singer/songwriter who accompanies himself on guitar, and has released several indie CDs of original material. Sat., B & D Burgers (Southside).

(Liquid) Ginger & Rick

Ever wondered what local group Liquid Ginger’s songs would sound like stripped to the bone? Catch this rare unplugged duo gig from their guitarist and vocalist to find out... Thurs., 6 pm, Tubby’s Tankhouse (Thunderbolt).

Gods of Mars

Stoner metal in the vein of Black Sabbath or Dio, with a tongue-in-cheek Southern Rock twang. Fri., The Jinx.


Hard-touring Indiana jam quartet that mixes Southern rock, funk and heavy music influences. Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

Jet By Day

Buzz-worthy Athens group mixing thunderous rock riffs with smooth vocals. They list ‘70s influences such as Yes, Thin Lizzy and Zeppelin alongside Nirvana and Dinosaur, Jr.. Sat., The Jinx.

The Kilpatrick Project

New indie-rock quartet from Augusta that’s been compared to both The Violent Femmes and Jeff Buckley... Sat., The Jinx.

King Hippo

Excellent Columbia, South Carolina jam band (with a growing Zappa influence) promoting their 2nd LP. In 2002, they toured with James Brown’s horn section. Thurs., Savannah Blues.

Stewart Marshall

Acoustic originals and covers from one half of the popular Americana duo Stewart & Winfield. Sun., Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island).

Kristy Mitchell

Solo acoustic guitarist/singer, back in town, playing covers and originals. Thurs., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Murphy's Law. The Pietasters

See Connect Recommends. Tues., The Jinx.

Permanent Tourists

Tight, polished party and dance band playing covers from Barry White to The Rolling Stones. Fri.- Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Phantom Wingo

Formerly known as The No Exit Band, these local Southern rockers have shifted into a more freeform vibe (think The Allmans, Widespread Panic) with the addition of a more versatile drummer. They are close to releasing their second indie album. Sat., 12 midnight, Malone’s.

The Bobby Ryder Quartet

Big band standards, shag, oldies and Sinatra from a New Jersey native who’s played Radio City Music Hall many times. Fri. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Sam Shaber

Impressive acoustic guitarist/singer who has won several national songwriting contests, and recently released an indie album produced by Shawn Mullins. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Shadow Agency

New Jacksonville, Florida melodic hardcore quintet featuring ex-members of Yellowcard and Digger. Sat., The Jinx.

Shady Deal

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

Jen Shamro

This female songwriter got her start at 16 in the Florida spoken word scene, and it shows. Her “songs” are more accurately described as declamatory poems that have been awkwardly hitched to rudimentary guitar riffs. However, just because it doesn’t rhyme doesn’t mean it’s a poem, and just because her subject matter is often “intense” doesn’t mean it’s fully-developed. While she proudly claims to have spent the last five years on the road playing gigs and “challenging everything anyone has ever tried to tell her about anything,” she might do better to realize that it’s not enough to loudly reject the rules of your game – you have to understand and be conversant in them as well. Shamro says she’s “never one to be shy, because what’s the point.” Well, sometimes keeping quiet has its merits. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Shrimp City Slim

Charleston-based act playing “Coastal Blues,” a danceable take on electric R & B. Thurs., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).


In addition to their own loud and heavy originals, this tight local metal band has added a number of old-school covers, and an acoustic set, just like Tesla. Fri., 9:30 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

The Chris Talley Band

Straight-up heartland rock from an Athens-based group that’s a favorite at this venue. Fri., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Top Dead Center

Bludgeoning local nÜ-metal group, which seems close to making the leap into regional touring. Wed., 10 pm, Phat Kat Lounge (at Ibiza Nightlife).

Two Blue

Electric guitar, blues harp and bass. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Malone’s + Fri., Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sat., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.

Uncle Sam's Medicine Kabinet

Local Americana string trio (mostly covers) featuring singer/songwriter Jason Bible. Thurs., Loco’s Deli & Pub.

Urge Overkill

See Connect Recommends. Wed., 9 pm, The Jinx.

Vermillion X

Female-fronted alt.rock act that draws on the ethereal moods of ‘80s bands like The Church, Concrete Blonde and Romeo Void for inspiration. Sat., Savannah Blues.

The Original Voodoo Soup

Over the past year or so, this jam-oriented outfit (featuring members of popular local groups like The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band) has finally begun to come into their own. Their setlist ranges from blues to funk to classic rock, and is apt to change on a whim. Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

The Greg Williams Band

Organic, deep pocket rock, blues and folk from one of Savannah’s best songwriters. Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

The Jimmy Wolling Band

Excellent local bluegrass (both traditional and hell-raising). Fri., The North Beach Grill (Tybee) + Sat., Snapper Jack’s (Whitemarsh Island).