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A Nickel Bag of Funk

Hard-driving, free-form funk and soul covers led by the charismatic vocalist Leslie Adele. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge. 

A Sound Escape

Brand-new duo of guitarists Brent Collins and Jayce McConnell (who also play bass and drums), playing a variety of covers and a few originals influenced by A Perfect Circle, Deftones and Coheed & Cambria. Thurs., 10 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside) + Fri., 10 pm, Roxbury Lounge (309 W. River St.). 

The Teddy Adams Quartet

Straight-ahead jazz combo led by an old-school Savannah trombonist. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.  

All-Ages Punk Show

Featuring touring acts Southcott, Upper Class Trash (School Night Records) and The Track Record (ex-Drive Thru/Rushmore Records). For directions to this massive venue about 45 min. from downtown, go to Sat., 8 pm, Studio B (Glennville) - ALL-AGES.   

Asylum Street Spankers

See Music Interview. Tickets & info at Tues., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).  

John Banks

Jazzy solo guitar from a member of R & B show band The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Jeff Beasley

Old-time rock & roll covers, blues standards, and originals from a local singer/guitarist. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Mon., 7:30 pm, Murphy’s Law.


Local cover act specializing in Motown, shag and other danceable forms of soul music. Sat., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.  

Bottles & Cans

Energetic and unpredictable Delta-style electric blues and psychedelic garage-rock. Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Mon., 11 pm, The Jinx. 

The Joshua Bowlus Trio

This award-winning jazz pianist has been playing since age five and recently graduated from the University of North Florida’s renowned jazz studies program. He recently completed a tour of China with other standout student musicians. Sat., 9 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club. 


Pop-punk outfit (influenced by early-’90s grunge) that formed in Savannah but has since relocated to Athens. With S.C.’s Moonless Moth. Wed., 11 pm, Guitar Bar.  

Chris Chandler

Jazz and pop pianist who’s released a handful of indie CDs and toured abroad. For these shows he’ll be playing tunes by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Elton John. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s on The River.


Longtime area singer/guitarist who can famously play thousands of rock, pop, country and blues songs on demand, and is a member of the reformed lineup of Southern rockers The JoJa Band. Wed. - Thurs. & Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café + Fri., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks. 

Chronicle A/D

One of Savannah’s most respected heavy punk acts, known for their tribal drumming, unexpected breakdowns and multi-layered vocals. Sat., 7 pm, Sweet Melissa’s (102 W. Congress St.) - ALL-AGES.  

Port City Music

The debut show by a new lineup of this brooding, textured alt.pop band that began as a one-man side-project by former Vermillion X leader Philip Palmer. Also appearing: Cracked Attic, a new local original rock act featuring Ronny Kersey of GAM. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

Cosmic Charlie

Athens, Ga.-based Grateful Dead tribute act that’s one of the finest such groups in this part of the country. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Grill (downtown). 

Mary Davis & Co.

Pop, rock and soul cover tunes. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge + Sat., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings). 

Deep Blue 3

Rock solid local electric blues trio with a varied setlist.  Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Frank Emerson

Singing acoustic guitarist offering Celtic tunes and popular favorites. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

Jackson Evans

Solo brunch set by a young guitarist and member of local jazz trio Silver Lining. Sun., 11 am, Mansion on Forsyth Park.  

Andreas Garcia Quartet

Jazz combo led by an outstanding young Fl.-based horn player. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.  

The Georgia Fire Band

Classic, Southern rock and country covers. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse. 

Jon Doe

Local funk cover band (think Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, etc...). Fri., 9 pm, Riders Lounge (Hilton Head). 


New area rapper who says his rhymes will “fill up your scalp like dandruff.” Wed., midnight, Frozen Paradise + Thurs., 9:30 pm, Club Ice. 

Keith & Ross

Local acoustic guitar duo playing a mix of covers and originals they describe as “ emo grass.” Wed., 6 pm, Fiddler’s Crab house (Southside) + Thurs., 7 pm, Dirty Martini Bar (Bull & 40th Sts.) + Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Sat., 10 pm, Spanky’s (River St.). 

Listen 2 Three

Tight, young local trio citing John Mayer, Phish and Dave Matthews as key influences. Sat., 9 pm, The Caledonian.

Lurid Miscreants

Original metal power trio featuring Brian “Ragman” Dingess. Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee).

Old-Time Jam Session

Experienced acoustic musicians and newbies play together on pre-commercialized country and mountain songs. Mon., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES. 

Phantom Wingo

Muscular jam-band with a solid foundation in Southern rock and blues. Expect plenty of scalding lead guitar, and soulful vocals. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. 

Brendan Polk w/Heavy Weather

Low-key set from a young jazz piano prodigy and a local acoustic jazz collective. Thurs., 6 pm, Queeny’s To-Go-Go.

Red Moon

Percussion-heavy, reggae-influenced jam-rock. Thurs., Plum’s (Beaufort).

The Brock Scott Trio

Eclectic, mostly-instrumental Atlanta-based act combining ambient melodies with aspects of jazz, folk, blues and rock. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.


A return engagement for this wandering low-fi guitarist/songwriter who’s been travelling the country writing and recording a new song every single day. Tues., 8 pm, the Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES. 

Annie Sellick

Named Nashville’s “Best Jazz Artist” many times, this powerful singer has recorded with keyboardist Joey DeFrancesco and had her pipes likened to those of the late Janis Joplin. She’s appeared to sold-out audiences in L.A., NYC, Atlanta and Montreal, and won raves for her bluesy-yet-chipper approach to vocalizing. Fri., 9 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club. 

Randy “Hatman” Smith

Acoustic guitarist playing beach, boogie and blues tunes to sequenced backing. Wed., 5 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee) + Fri. - sat., 7 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee). 

Jan Spillane

Local blues and soul songstress playing originals on acoustic guitar and keyboard. Sat., 6:30 pm, Basil’s (Wilmington Isl.).  

Gail Thurmond

Delightful jazz pianist and vocalist. Catching her gigs has become almost a requirement for visitors seeking one of the few “old Savannah” traditions that remain.  Tues. - Sun., 7 pm, Planter’s Tavern (below The Olde Pink House Restaurant). 

Turtle & Joe

Acoustic duo show featuring key members of the local jam-band Turtle Folk. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Grill (downtown).  

Water Seed

Up-and-coming, female-fronted touring neo-soul group rooted in funk, hip-hop and smooth jazz. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Greg Williams

Prolific and versatile locally-based folk, rock and blues singer/songwriter who’s released a handful of acclaimed indie CDs. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.  

Nancy Witt

Solo pianist offering a wide variety of standards, jazz, pop and showtunes. Tues. & Thurs., Mary’s Seafood & Steakhouse + Fri., Billy’s Place (above McDonough’s). 

Jason Z

Solo acoustic set from a budding songwriter (late of local band Bobcat Collins) heavily influenced by the melodic, punk and emo-tinged pop of Green Day and Mxpx. Sat., 8:30 pm, Metro Coffee House.