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Local alt.rock group straddling the lines between punk, reggae, ska and classic rock. Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

The Kevin Bales Quartet

Jazz project from the fertile jazz environs of North Florida – led by one of the most celebrated young pianists in America. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).


Jason Bible

Texas-born singer/songwriter/acoustic guitarist whose live gigs lean heavily on roots-rock covers by Americana icons Cash, Dylan, Petty and Springsteen. Sat., 6 pm, The Warehouse.

Bottles & Cans

Well-received Savannah act featuring such music scene veterans as bassist Mike Walker (GAM), guitarist Ray Lundy, ace drummer Jason Gecik, and harpist Marty “Lockjaw” Ellis. Their enthusiastic take on raw, “gut-bucket” blues sets them apart from most of the slicker such local groups. Wed., Savannah Blues + Fri., JJ Cagney’s + Sat., Mercury Lounge.

The Chris Chandler Trio

Piano jazz combo featuring Chandler, a talented keyboardist who’s released several indie CDs, and who tours internationally. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Sarah Colvin Ensemble

Delightful, understated Jacksonville-based jazz vocalist backed by a sympathetic pianist and standup bassist who really know how to swing. Sat., 9 pm - 1 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Crooked Edge

Hopped-up and dedicated Seminole, Fl. punk-pop quintet that’s made The Warped Tour, and played with The Used and Sum 41. Nothing special, but not half as cloying as most. Sat., The Jinx.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Eric (or EROK as he’s sometimes known) is a dynamic singing guitarist in the vein of Freddie King or Albert Collins. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagney’s. + Sat., Locos Deli & Pub.

Eat Mo' Music

Instrumental soul combo of trombone, trumpet, bass, guitar and drums bridges the gap nicely between funky dance grooves and standard-fare dinner music. Fri., 6 pm & Sun., 6 pm & Mon., 1 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) - ALL AGES + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar .


Frank Emerson

Local fixture playing traditional Celtic tunes and soft pop music on acoustic guitar. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

First Friday For Folk Music

This show kicks off the 10th year of the Savannah Folk Music Society’s monthly coffeehouse-style acoustic concert series. This time around, they feature Nashville’s Cindy Kalmenson, a one-time elementary school teacher that Music Row Magazine compares to both Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin. She was a winner at the 2003 South Florida Folk Festival songwriting contest, and tours nationally.

Also appearing are the local swing blues duo of guitarist Michael Amburgey and harmonicat Bobby Hanson (of The JoJa Band), and the Calhoun, Ga. Old-Time and honky tonk duo known as The Little Country Giants (see also Connect Recommends). This no smoke and no alcohol show is free with a suggested donation of $2 which goes to the SFMS. Refreshments are available. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesleyan Monumental united Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.). - ALL AGES.

Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute

Local thespian who’s devoted to recreating Frank’s lush, big-band arrangements from the golden age of his career. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Hazzard County

Electric band mixing country and rock covers and originals – featuring locals Jason Courtenay, Jesse Jordan, Tim Burke, Chuck Courtenay, and G.E. Perry. Fri., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

The Heavy Sandwich

South Carolina jam band that’s more of a Light Noodle. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.

The Hitmen

Seemingly omnipresent local electric blues band led by Brett “Hitman” Bernard. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) + Thurs. & Sat., Savannah Blues .


Furious, frenetic and wry hardcore bass-and-drums duo (think Minutemen) from Florida, featuring a former member of Savannah’s old-school punk legends Clownknife. Fri., The Jinx.


Keith & Ross

Acoustic duo (known for their vocals) offering loose, playful renditions of rock, country and jam favorites. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.


This time around, these SoCal punques’ nationwide tour (with kindred souls Normal Like You) is co-sponsored by a chain of gourmet burrito restaurants. Wow, that’s really street.

The endless barrage of virtually indistinguishable, carefully-coiffed, post-hardcore scream-pop outfits like this seems to be irrefutable evidence that human cloning has already been – ahem – perfected. What kind of dirt do these guys have on André The Giant sticker mastermind Shepard Fairey to make him to do their graphics and proudly attach his name to this stuff? Sat., The Jinx.

The Long Awaited

Local hard rock cover band featuring former members of area faves Shut Up & Drive, Big Nasty, and The Dynamic Duo. Sat., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

Mama Trish

Something of a homecoming gig for this acoustic guitarist and singer who used to play frequently in our area. Blessed with an expressive voice and a captivating stage presence, she plays well-known pop and rock covers. Try to stump her with Beatles requests... Fri., Finnegan’s Wake.

Park Bench Trio

Hard-rocking power-blues unit that takes its cues from freewheeling combos like Gov’t Mule and Cream. Though based in Athens, they tour nationwide and some members hail from our neck of the woods. Fri., Savannah Blues.


The Howard Paul Trio

Excellent, inventive jazz featuring the fretwork of 7-string guitarist Paul, one of the finest players in our area. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Peelers

Excellent and highly entertaining Celtic punk group from Canada. Expect an over-the-top stage show, and plenty of hard-drinking, manic rave-ups, a la The Pogues or Seven Nations. Wed., The Jinx.

Red Moon

South Carolina jam with a strong reggae influence. Mon., JJ Cagney’s.


She Alice

Up-and-coming female-fronted local party band, playing popular dance-oriented favorites. Fri., Mary’s Seafood & Steaks + Sat. & Sun., Scandals (Tybee).

Stay At Home Mafia

Southwest Florida “skunk rock” trio whose members boast fake stage names. Power chords galore. Wed., The Jinx.

Strip City Sinners

Raunchy North Carolina rawk band that’s patterned after Buckcherry and Velvet Revolver. Only a few months old, they’re already generating buzz, and – while not breaking any new ground – they’re tight and ripe for refinement and exploitation by the majors... Fri., The Jinx.

Chris Talley

Multi-instrumentalist songwriter, who cites Ryan Adams and Otis Redding as influences. Sat., Finnegan’s Wake.


Wow. Tough as nails trash-rock from Wilmington, N.C. that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but is most definitely not a joke. Their overloaded, riff-o-centric anthems inhabit a space somewhere between The Velvet Monkeys and The Darkness. Fri., The Jinx.

Too Blue

Electric duo of local singing blues guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (of Bottles & Cans). They play danceable blues, R & B and blues-rock. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park + Fri., 6 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Victorian Ensemble

Classical group playing “old favorites” for this outdoor lunchtime gig. Fri., 11:30 am, Johnson Square (Bull & Congress Sts.) - FREE TO ALL AGES.

Voodoo Soup

Drop-down funk and groove ensemble that evolved from a weekly jam session. Their muscular take on soul and rock covers allows them to flex their baddass rhythm section. Featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Wed., JJ Cagney’s.

Wendie's Words & The Wunderboys

Wendie Wells’ great-grandfather was Mayor of Savannah in the mid-’50s. Those who enjoy the nexus where poetry meets music may enjoy her group. Based on the North Jersey Shore, this laid-back and supple septet provides jazzy backing to her laconic spoken word pieces. More Rod McKuen than Patti Smith, she gigs at established Jersey venues like The Stone Pony. Sun., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Greg Williams Band

Potent, swaggering rock act drawing on everything from hard-rock to lilting folk and blues. Sun., 8 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Robert Willis

Solo acoustic renditions of country and pop hits. Thurs., Stingray’s (Tybee).