A Nickel Bag of Funk
Local R & B/funk/soul cover act. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
All-Ages Indie/Metal Show
Young, up-and-coming bands at this alcohol-free venue about 45 min. from downtown include Chevy Chase Stabbed The King, The Hundredth, Practically Athens and Ashes of An Empire. For directions, hit up www.myspace.com/studiobga. Sat., 7 pm, Studio B (Glennville).
Tight, fairly inventive emo/modern punk quartet from N.Y. state. Local grunge/shoegazers I Am Sound open. Mon., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.
Bottles & Cans
Delta-style electric blues and psychedelic garage-rock combo. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Brock Butler (of P-Groove)
Solo show by the guitarist/frontman of Savannah’s nationally-known jam-band. Thurs., 9 pm, Wiseguys (Statesboro).
Solo acoustic guitarist offering popular covers and originals. Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 6 pm, Tubby’s (River St.).
Earnest, heartwarming acoustic guitar pop from a young local artist well on his way. Opener Brock McGarity takes a more bittersweet and emo approach. Fri., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.
The Jason Courtenay Band
Straight-up country, honky-tonk and Southern-fried rock covers. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab house (River St.).
DaBrutha wit DaButta
AKA DyceLaw, this local Dirty South-style rapper’s new bag offers something for everyone: beats, boasts and bad behavior. Currently one of the best such acts in town. Thurs. & Sat., 9 pm, Club Oz.
De Gullah Rootz
Solid, established, S.C.-based roots reggae combo. Fri., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
Eat Mo’ Music
Fun, instrumental soul-jazz quartet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio + Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Frazier & Chandler
Acclaimed jazz vocalist (Claire Frazier) backed by a veteran keyboardist (Chris Chandler) on standards. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Regional alt.rock faves (led by Eric Britt), back on the scene with a new lineup. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
Classic and Southern rock, plus modern country covers. Fri. & Sat., 9 pm, The Red Leg Saloon (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204).
Latin Jazz Motion
Latin-tinged standards and dance grooves, led by longtime percussionist David Lugo. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Polk & Keller Jazz Duo
Young local piano prodigy (Brendan Polk) and bassist David Keller. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
The John Ricci Quartet
When not on stage, this tenor saxman is Director of Jazz Studies at Jacksonville University. This show will feature his originals and standards. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.
Local jazz trio (originals & covers) with female vocals. Fri., 8:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.
The Train Wrecks
Energetic, raw local roots-rock quartet Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
Spacey, promising local jam band that tours regionally and just released a debut EP. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).
This production of the classic, Egyptian-themed piece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi features the touring company of The Bulgarian State Opera, and is said to include many of the finest of that country’s singers. Sat., 8 pm, Lucas Theatre.