Oxford, Miss. jam-band that throws elements of funk, bluegrass and rock into the mix. Theyíre on track to play over 200 dates this year, and have become a regular attraction at this laid-back River Street restaurant and bar. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlerís Crab House.
This Richmond, Va. ìmoonshine metalÎ outfit has weathered plenty of lineup changes over their 8 year career, but theyíve also released a few screaminí, balls-out slabs of redneck stoner-rock that stands tall alongside anything their peers Orange Goblin or Suplecs have waxed. Sat., The Jinx.
Energetic and hard-to-peg local alternative band whose myriad of influences include dub reggae, ska and acid-rock. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddlerís Crab House.
Local trio featuring members of The Bricks, a popular, but now-defunct old-school punk act, and Hamm¸rd Shit, another Savannah band known for a Scandinavian black metal influence. They play a mix of hardcore and sludge rock that bears the unmistakable ìSavannah soundÎ pioneered by Damad and Kylesa. Sun., 6 pm, Starland outdoor Stage (near Bull & 40th Sts.) - ALL AGES.
Local R & B party band thatís been around in one form or another for what must be a decade now. Expect electric uptown blues with an undeniable groove and a great rhythm section. Sat., 9 pm, Jazzíd Tapas Bar.
Bottles & Cans
Raw, unfettered, electric houserockiní music. Thurs., Savannah Blues + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Solo acoustic set from the frontman and main songwriter of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Wed., 6 pm, Tubbyís (River St.) + Thurs., Moon River Brewing Company.
Solo set from the guitarist of local jam-band sensations Perpetual Groove. Thursday night he and P-Groove bassist Adam Perry make it a duo. Wed. + Thurs., Locos Deli & Pub.
Energetic acoustic guitarist and singer offering rock and pop hits. Mon., Daiquiri Depot (Pooler) + Wed., Pogyís Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Thurs., 7 pm, Bernieís on River St + Fri. - Sat., Bayou CafÈ.
Chris Cook's Naughty Gras
Local scenemaker Cook makes a living out of throwing them parties, and this one centers around Níawlins-style debauchery. DJ Bobby spins hip-hop, Top 40, zydeco and caribbean dance music, and as usual, there will be plenty of prizes given away. Itís a safe bet thereíll also be a surfeit of beads and feathers strategically covering participantsí gentle areas. Sat., 10 pm, Creole Red.
The Courtenay Brothers
Local sibling act offering acoustic covers of hundreds of rock, country and pop hits ñ sometimes with sequenced backing. Thurs., 7 pm, Tubbyís Sunset Party (Thunderbolt) + Fri., Uncle Bubbaís (Wilmington Island) + Mon., 7 pm, The Grill Beachside (Tybee).
Famed bluegrass musician, known for his whimsical outlook and storytelling skill. Heís a high-energy humorist, folksinger and guitar virtuoso whoís been compared to the late Steve Goodman for his distinctly Southern approach to family-oriented shows. Call early for tickets (912- 748-1930), as his appearances usually sell out. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Woodís Concert Hall (Bloomingdale) - ALL AGES.
Four of Savannahís better-known original rock musicians (from GAM, Superhorse, and Hot Pink Interior), playing an oddball mix of rock, country and soul covers from the Ë50s to now. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddlerís Crab House.
Melodic hardcore act that boasts they ìbridge new gaps in music.Î Forgetting the sheer inanity of that statement ñ and their subsequent claim to ìblend fast and slow paces into seamless works of artÎ ñ these guys are yet another example of the stupefying game of follow the leader being played out in indie rock clubs across America these days. Just where exactly do bands like this (who seem to devote inestimable amounts of energy into being completely expendable) come from? Jacksonville, Florida, apparently. Fri., The Jinx.
Hard-working Southern and classic rock-styled outfit (covers and originals) featuring former members of local favorites Bounty Hunter. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Silver Dollar Bar & Grill (Hwy 204).
Political, metal-tinged ìpeacepunksÎ from Asheville, N.C. that have a split LP coming soon with Savannahís Chronicle A/D. Sun., 6 pm, Starland Outdoor Stage (near Bull & 40th Sts.) - ALL AGES.
Slick, local, female-fronted pop, that should appeal to fans of No Doubt or recent Liz Phair. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandalís (Tybee).
Solo turn from the stately, multi-talented vocalist and bassist of The Permanent Tourists and Voodoo Soup. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddlerís Crab House.
Reasons For Leaving
Tight, thunderous, emo-based pop-punk act that unfortunately looks, sounds, and seems happy to be almost completely indistinguishable from approximately 2 million other bands. Fri., The Jinx.
An award-winning acoustic songwriter, guitarist and singer known for an emotional range that goes from passion to pathos. Shawn Mullins produced and released her her latest album on his indie label, and her profile is increasing thanks to relentless touring and strong word of mouth. This is part of her ìTaperís TourÎ - where the crowd is encouraged to record and share her shows. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
Speaking Bean Slam
Monthly spoken word showcase and competition hosted by Atlanta poet and bluesy troubadour Harrison. Featured this month is Nancy Doolan, a SCAD professor whoís been writing since her early teens. She recently won the art collegeís 25th Anniversary Poetry Contest. Sign-up for the slam is at 7 pm. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL AGES.
This evening of poetry relating to the African-American experience is a combined effort between Sankofa Dance Theatre and The Spitfire Poetry Group. Featured speakers will include Clinton Powell, Wes and Chelsea (hosting an Open Mic), as well as the Sankofa Poets. As part of the dance groupís Red Carpet Benefit Gala, this show is designed to raise funds to continue their outreach efforts. Donations are welcome at the door. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Sterling Colvin & Improv
Established party band from Hilton Head known for spot-on Motown and Stax soul numbers, as well as blues, rock and R & B hits. Joined by local guitarist G.E. Perry. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.
Multi-instrumentalist/songwriter from Brunswick who cites Tom Petty and Ryan Adams as some main musical influences. Heís now based in Athens, and is known for folk and country-influenced ballads. Fri., 10 pm, Fiddlerís Crab House.
Ti Jean Blues
Encore performance of this live drama based on the writings of Jack Kerouac. Staged by the local theater group The Drama Bums. Afterwards, there will be a lively celebration of the late Beat authorís birthday. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Revamped local blues combo (note the different spelling of the name) featuring guitarists Jeff Beasley and Ray Lundy (Bottles & Cans), plus Marty ìLockjawÎ Ellis on harmonica and Mike Walker on bass. Fri., 9 pm, Jazzíd Tapas Bar.
The Ben Tucker Trio
Straight ahead jazz combo led by a famed session bassist and composer (ìCominí Home BabyÎ), this time around featuring vocalist Yolanda Hall. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
To What End
Down-tuned heavy melodic crust influenced hardcore from Sweden with dual male/female vocals. This is a rare American tour to promote their brand-new LP. Sun., 6 pm, Starland outdoor Stage (near Bull & 40th Sts.) - ALL AGES.
Acoustic quintet (with Cremona double-bass) from the greater Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. They claim Dylan, The Band, The Eagles and Old Crow Medicine Show as musical inspirations, and have recently been featured on CMT. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.