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A Nickel Bag Of Funk

Up-and-coming local female-fronted soul and groove band playing popular tunes from artists who define the genre. Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

The Christy Alan Band

Established local cover group (rock, pop and soul) with a devoted Islands following. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach.

Bottles & Cans

Energetic and unpredictable Delta-blues combo that also draws on psychedelic ‘60s garage rock, skiffle and the demented Americana of Basement Tapes-era Dylan. Thurs., & Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

The Breakneck Quartet

Young and invigorating local, organic hip-hop band laying down sparse urban funk grooves (courtesy of a live rhythm section) overlaid with jazzy guitar lines and the occasional conscious, positive rap. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

Eric Britt

Originals and covers sung and played on acoustic guitar by the frontman of popular regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.

Mary Davis & Co.

Acoustic trio (pop, rock and soul covers) spun off from Wilmington Island‚s Band In The Park. Fri., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks + Sat., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.

Fourth Element

This Baltimore quintet has all the hallmarks of emo-influenced pop-metal: yearning, slightly nasal vocals; overly-processed distorto-guitars; crepe-paper drums; and the too-familiar push and pull rhythms that are the lifeblood of this genre. Stylistically, they do tend to mix things up a bit more than most of their brethren, though. No word on how this java hang (used more often for acoustic open mics) will work as a venue for punishing, loud rock... Thurs., 9:30 pm, Metro Coffee House (402 MLK, Jr. Blvd.).

High Velocity

Tight Southern and classic rock covers, plus modern country hits from a popular group of veteran area players. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Gilley’s (Hinesville).

Bill Hodgson & Skip Hinely

Longtime scenesters will think they’ve stumbled through a time warp when this newly-minted guitar duo shows up to play both well-known and obscure rock, pop and soul tunes: Bill used to play bass for The Tremors, and Skip’s a Veraflame. Together they represent 2 of the most successful local cover bands of the ‘80s. Expect plenty of great, Beatle-esque vocal harmonies and accomplished fretwork. Fri., 7 pm, Tubby‚s (Thunderbolt).

Hoots & Hellmouth

Sure they can play up a storm, but these anachronistic acoustic noisemakers from West Chester, Pa., also throw on a heaping helping of shtick that makes it difficult to discern if they’re just trying a bit too hard to dig down deep into a place where they don’t necessarily belong, or if they’re having a laugh at the expense of folks who fetishize over retro string music. Piss-take or not, they have fiery blue-eyed soul to spare, and at times in the midst of their gravel-voiced harmonies and 5th generation chord progressions it’s hard to resist their melodramatic charm. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Roger Moss & Friends

Celebrated local vocalist (backed by area jazz cats) brings his cabaret-style show of American songbook standards to this swanky restaurant and dessert bar. Sat., 8 pm, Gottlieb’s.

Ricardo Ochoa

This former Savannah Symphony member (and high-profile local multi-instrumentalist) offers up a rarely-heard treat: jazz violin. Thurs., 7 pm + Sun., 11 am (w/harpist Kristin Gustafson), The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

G.E. Perry & James Gay

Duo featuring versatile blues and jazz guitarist Perry and up-and-coming mouth harpist Gay. Sat., 8 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).

Jan Spillane

Local singer/songwriter with strong blues and soul influences in her recorded work. Thurs., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.


Acclaimed local 7-piece (featuring members of GAM, City of Lindas and Hot Pink Interior) playing original, high-energy garage rock heavily influenced by The Velvet Underground, The MC5, and Sonic Youth. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

The Jimmy Wolling Band

Traditional bluegrass and exploratory, jam-oriented "Hellgrass," from a local acoustic combo led by a nationally-known banjoist. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.