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Acoustic Ladyland

Unplugged offshoot of local houserockin’ blues act Bottles & Cans. Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

The Christy Alan Band

Popular rock and soul covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach.


The second Gypsy Jazz ensemble to play this area in a few weeks, this acoustic New Hampshire string trio is dedicated to the spirit of Django Reinhardt. They play originals, contemporary tunes, and standards by Hoagie Carmichael, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Their members have played with Vassar Clements, Rick Danko and Taj Mahal, and two of the members spent time at Berklee. Great stuff, and no cover. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Electric blues standards, early rock & roll hits, and originals. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 7 pm (solo), Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Bottles & Cans

Raw and unhinged Delta blues from a captivating and refreshing local act. Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

The Breakneck Quartet w/S.O.L.

Local organic hip-hop act that offers both contemporary and old-school beats and grooves, with a full rhythm section and clean funk guitar. Of late, they’ve teamed up with Sounds Of Life, an upstart “conscious rap” trio, and together, both acts are exploring the nexus where improvisatory wordplay and loose grooves meet. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

Tim Brooks & The Alien Sharecroppers

Macon-based Southern blues-rock group led by an award-winning slide guitarist. Highly recommended for fans of The Allman Brothers and The Jeff Healey Band. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

Carroll Brown

Acoustic guitarist specializing in “Coastal County,” which incorporates shag, Celtic folk, and pop. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.

Thomas Claxton

Rock covers and originals sung and played with conviction on acoustic guitar. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sun. 5:30 pm, The Warehouse.

Buddy Corns

Songwriter and guitarist playing rock originals and covers solo, and (on weekends) with his band The Rock Mob. Wed., 7 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Thurs., 7 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 9 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Sat., 10:30 pm, The Bayou Café.

Chuck Courtenay & Bucky Bryant

Acoustic guitarists who sing and play popular pop, rock and country hits. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).

Jason Courtenay & Hazzard County

Upbeat modern and classic country, Southern rock and party music. Sat., 8:30 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Kenneth Cowan & His Band of Crooks & Perverts

Locally-based anti-folk guitarist/songwriter from NYC whose dour, dreamy vocals and almost preternaturally blasé manner reads like a junk-sick cross between Leonard Cohen and Elliot Smith. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Internationally-known Chicago-style guitarist/singer with a tight rhythm section, flashy fretwork, and a great new live album under his belt. Tues. (hosts Open Jam) - Wed., + Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat. - Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Jeremy Davis & The Equinox Jazz Ensemble

Local straightahead jazz and hard-bop led by a recently transplanted Louisiana saxman. Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

Eat Mo’ Music

Instrumental soul jazz quintet (featuring wah guitar and trombone) made up of area music educators. Ideal for dancing or going on the nod. Thurs., 6 pm, Savannah Garden Expo (Roundhouse Complex) + Fri., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

High Velocity

Popular regional cover band with a setlist approaching 200 songs’ worth of Southern and classic rock, and modern country and western. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).


Hyper, bass-and-drums hardcore duo from Florida – featuring a member of the long-gone Savannah underground act Clownknife. With local tongue-in-cheek punk/metal/new wave pranksters Armadildo, and Made In China, an impressive and promising underground hip-hop/metal hybrid whose bassist is the nephew of the late, great Jaco Pastorius. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Loch Ness Johnny

Established Celtic rock band from Columbia, S.C., that throws in a healthy dash of Appalachian twang. Sat., 10 pm, Finnegan’s Wake.

Mountain Heart

This intimate show by one of the finest bluegrass supergroups in the world sold out in record time, but hey, you know how these things are: sometimes people wind up with spare tickets. Call 748-1930 for more info, and good luck... Sun., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Pickin’ Parlor (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale).

Harry O'Donoghue

Traditional and contemporary Celtic ballads and originals on acoustic guitar and bodhran. Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

G.E. Perry w/James Gay

Experienced, guitar-playing veteran of the local club scene, specializing in blues and jazz-influenced material – joined by an up-and-coming mouth harpist. Fri., 8 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).

The Positions

Well-known danceable rock, pop and soul cover tunes, featuring a former member of the now-defunct SheAlice. Sat., 8:30 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).

Jeremy & Stephen Riddle

Two brothers (guitar and percussion) who –as members of local indie-rockers Argyle– have crafted a strange hybrid of ska, rock, reggae and jamband music, and infused it with manic punk energy. This stripped-down acoustic show will focus more on popular covers than their quirky originals. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Huxsie Scott

Beloved local gospel, jazz and R & B singer who’s now back on the scene after an extended leave of absence.Sun., 3 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach.

"Georgia Kyle" Shiver

Blues and folk singer/songwriter who cut his teeth on the Northeastern coffeehouse and busking circuit. Covers and originals (Fannie's show features The Tybee Two). Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (w/Fiddlin’ Scott Holton) + Thurs., 7 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (Tybee) + Fri., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco.

Silver Lining

Local jazz cover trio of bass, guitar and drums whose repertoire runs the gamut from instrumental standards to more modern fare from Keith Jarrett and Wes Montgomery, among others.Thurs., 9:30 (duo show), The Martha’s Vineyard Seafood Authority (above Fernando’s) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Jan Spillane

Local blues and soul music-inspired chanteuse, who accompanies herself on guitar and is soon to release her 3rd indie album of original material.Thurs., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

The Sword

Double-good metal sensation from Austin, Tx., that actually lives up to the vintage Sabbath comparisons that get lobbied their way. Crushing riffs, relentless jackhammering, guitar tone heavier than a yacht full of anvils. Iron Maiden meets Voivod in a dumb-off. North carolina’s ASG are supposedly the headliner on this bill –which also includes Torche and Tarantula A.D.– but that likely won’t stop The Sword from mopping the floor with all of ‘em. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

The Train Wrecks

Local acoustic guitar-based roots-rock trio fronted by songwriter Jason Bible, that offers crowd-pleasing original romps and covers. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

The Allan Vaché Quintet w/Christian Tamburr

This clarinetist has played with the likes of Gene Krupa, Dick Hyman and his brother, the famed cornetist Warren Vaché, Jr.. Now based in Florida, he’s joined by Tamburr, a highly-praised 25-year-old vibes sensation. Fri. - Sat., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Voodoo Soup

Greasy and swampy Southern-fried jam rock with the accent on soul. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Greg Williams

Prolific local blues/folk/rock songwriter who’s toured nationally and in plays regularly in remote outposts such as Los Angeles and Nashville., and whose original tunes have been used in indie films and network TV dramas. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends + Sat., 6 pm, Cobblestone Conch House.

Zach & Friends

Offshoot of up-and-coming Statesboro jam band Miles Ahead. Covers and originals. Wed., Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).