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Songwriter Showcase

Monthly revue of acoustic artists, featuring: internationally-known Jen Woodhouse, who fuses folk with rock and jazz, and tops it off with scat-inspired vocals; Texas-raised Jason Bible, who finds inspiration in the dustbowl balladry of Guthrie, Springsteen and early Dylan; recent Savannah transplant Jonie Blinman, led into modern folk from underground rock; and Lauren Lapointe, whose two DIY CDs helped her nab an upcoming slot at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.


Part of the local Sofro alliance of almost insolently non-commercial indie rock and metal acts, this group’s tongue-in-cheek act is starting to earn them a small group of diehard fans. The Bullets open the show. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.


All Walks Of Life is a local organization staging monthly performances which combine poetry, prose, music and other forms of personal expression. Their uplifting, thought-provoking family-oriented shows have become one of the most popular attractions at this venue. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Classic Struggle

Thrash (influenced by both U.S. and European metal) that swears allegiance to pioneers like At The Gates. Sat., 7 pm, Le Morte Rouge (103 W. Congress St.).

Bryan Clees’ Electric Cowboys

Regional country act led by a budding songwriter and guitarist who’s opened many high-profile shows in our area. His band has plenty of experience, and they mix popular covers with his originals. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).

Consuelo's Duelo

This newish local jazz/blues quintet (featuring guitarist/songwriter Jon Dunn) utilizes drums, percussion, guitar, sax, bass, trombone and piano – and most of the members are barely out of high school. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Il Pasticcio.

Mary Davis & Company

Acoustic trio (pop and rock covers) fronted by the lead singer of Wilmington Island’s Band In The Park. Fri., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House.

The Kieran Daly Duo

At only sixteen years of age, this mandolin prodigy has already logged more than 1500 gigs in the past four years, both with The Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band and on his own. He’s dazzled top educators and local jazz aficionados with his unique interpretations of works by the likes of the great Charlie Parker. This set will be a free show during brunch. Sun., 11 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.


Eat Mo' Music

Funky instrumental soul jazz quintet with plenty of wah-wah guitar. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.


I Cantori's Crystal Christmas

15th Annual show by a local 24-member chamber choir. Familiar carols and hymns – plus the world premiere of a piece by a noted Czech composer. Sunday night will be a traditional Evensong. Tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for students) available at the door, or in advance at 925-7866. Thurs., 7:30 pm, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church + Sun., 6 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Mama's Mojo

Tight, uptempo electric blues trio featuring former members of Bluesonics and The Ignitors. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Mosquitos Can Kill

Cincinnati, Oh. “straight-up hardcore thrash” with throat-shredding Cookie Monster vocals. They cop plenty from Tragedy and Crass, and advise “shitty emo bands” not to approach them about sharing gigs. However, hometown openers Lost Hands Found Fingers seem to get a pass. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Seven Gates To Elsewhere

Young, determined locals playing classic rock covers (think Free, Bad Company) and blues-rock originals in the vein of early ‘70s Robin Trower or Ten Years After. Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

Randy "Hatman" Smith

Acoustic covers (blues, rock, boogie, shag) sung and played to sequenced backing. A favorite of local Parrotheads. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).

16ail Thurmond

A downtown fixture of sorts, this vibrant singing pianist has been playing jazzy standards and show tunes in this cozy darkwood bar for over a decade. Tues. - Sun., Planter’s Tavern (beneath The Olde Pink House Restaurant).

Too Blue

Electric blues from guitarists Ray Lundy (Bottles & Cans) and Jeff Beasley. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.