Hard-rocking, late-’80s-ish local power trio, playing catchy, melodic songs written by guitarist and frontman Bill Sabo (formerly of Splitfinger). Sat., 10:30 pm, The Caledonian.
Black Oaks Savannah’s “Asian Addiction”
This gathering for “Vampyres and the Like-Minded” features DJ Analog Kid with musical guest Voltaire. There will also be Henna Artists, Rune and Tarot Readers and Japanese Rope Bondage practitioners on hand (!) dress code is all-black at the least... Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under Invasion Level 3.
Long-standing local combo made up of excellent players, mixing Texas-style blues with Chicago-style shuffles. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Courtenay Brothers Band
Although both Chuck and Jason Courtenay play solo acoustic gigs as well as front their own respective cover bands, they still join forces occasionally. This combined lineup features drums, keyboards and bass, and the repertoire dips into classic rock, blues and country. Thurs., 9 pm, Wild Wing Café.
Mary Davis & Co.
Popular hits in a variety of genres (soul, rock, pop) from a stripped-down lineup of Wilmington Island’s Band In The Park. Sat., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).
Eat Mo’ Music
Funky, rocking soul-jazz quintet featuring bad-ass wah-wah guitar and lead trumpet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio + Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.
A famed guitarist voted to be the best on his instrument numerous times by the International Bluegrass Music Association, he played on the Grammy-winning LP The Great Dobro Sessions, and whether it’s blues, jazz, country, pop or classical guitar, Grier can hold his own with virtually anyone. Call 748-1930 for $15 advance tix to this intimate concert. Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES.
Local blues trio chosen as best in town in our last Readers’ Poll. Tues. (host Open Mic) & Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.
The Jacksonville Symphony feat. 3 Broadway Divas
Guest vocalists Jan Horvath, Christiane Noll and Debbie Gravitte join conductor Michael Krajewski for a program of show tunes both classic (Gypsy, The Music Man, My Fair Lady) and contemporary (Chicago, Mamma Mia, Evita) that has wowed audiences across the country. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Lucas Theatre.
“Lost Rhythms of The Low Country” w/David Pleasant
This gifted composer, percussionist and Fullbright Fellow has worked in theater, TV and dance for a quarter-century. His latest show finds him engaging in complex and hypnotic Gullah-inspired syncopated polyrhythms on several handfuls of unique drums and instruments Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
The Magic Rocks
Eclectic cover trio (rock, pop and Americana) featuring members of local original bands Superhorse, GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
The lush, hummable post-modern roots-pop of this up-and-coming Frisco-based songwriter will appeal to fans of the late Jeff Buckley — and Jason Mraz (whose bass player co-produced McCarthy’s new CD). Tues., 10:30 pm, Guitar Bar.
Teatro Lirico d’Europa performs the 3-act version of Puccini’s classic 1904 opera - which is touted as the most frequently performed opera in all of North America. Tickets are $50, $45 and $32. Call 525-5050 for more info. Sun., 7 pm, Lucas Theatre - ALL-AGES.
Seven Gates To Elsewhere
Bluesy, soulful, vaguely psychedelic rock band with great potential that’s working hard to develop a local following. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.
Multi-instrumentalist songwriter with a sultry vocal approach, who switches between keyboards and a percussive take on the guitar. Wed., 8 pm, The sentient Bean.
The Weary Boys
Terrific, Austin, Tx.-based roots-rock group (originally from Humboldt Co., Ca.) touring behind a great new CD. Highly recommended. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.