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Artimus Pyledriver

Monstrous “Southern Rawk” band from Atlanta that’s like an 8-piece box of dark meat Mountain with 2 sides: a pint of Nashville Pussy and a brawl straight outta Hooper. Bourbon-stink bad boys who take no prisoners. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Backyard Tire Fire

Soulful Illinois trio led by brothers Ed and Matt Anderson. Their fiery attack is reminiscent of Gov’t Mule or Neil Young’s Crazy Horse, and they’ve opened for The Bottlerockets, Leftover Salmon, Bloodkin and more. Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

Eric Britt

Solo acoustic gig from the frontman of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Wed., 10 pm, (hosts Open Mic Night), Finnegan’s Wake + Thurs., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.

The David Buskirk Quintet

Saxophone-led jazz and soul led by one of The Permanent Tourists. Thurs., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).


Young, local grunge-punk act. Wed., 10 pm, AVM Entertainment Complex.

Thomas Claxton

Rock covers (and a few originals) sung with vigor and played on acoustic guitar. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’ Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Thurs., 8 pm, Bernie’s On River Street + Fri., 5:30 pm & Sun. 4 pm, The Warehouse + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café.

Theodore Croker & His Band

Young, celebrated trumpeter whose grandfather was the legendary jazz artist Doc Cheatham. Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Longtime local guitar hero playing fiery, Chicago-style blues. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Eat Mo' Music

Instrumental jazz quintet (bass, drums, guitar, trumpet, trombone) with an emphasis on soulful solos and funky grooves. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Sat., 10 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The 8-Tracks

Eclectic party band playing quirky rock, pop, country and soul nuggets from the ‘50s to the ‘90s – with members of Superhorse and Hot Pink Interior. Fri., 11:30 pm, Locos Deli & Pub.

Erickson & Strong

Blues, beach, boogie and calypso. Fri., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island).

Artie Fletcher

Big Apple-based standup comic, known as “The Bad Boy of NYC.” Wed., 11 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).


High Velocity

Straight-up, old-school Southern rock covers and originals. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler) + Sat., 5 pm Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Connect Recommends).

Keith Kozel & The Foxedos

The Foxedos are a local anti-folk trio of multi-instrumentalists known from GAM, Blackwurm and Splitfinger. They open for Curtis Eller (Connect Recommends). Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Lies - Guns 'N' Roses Tribute

Charleston G’N’R impersonators (not to be confused with the L.A.-based impersonators led by Axl “Scary Face” Rose. Fri., 10 pm, The Gold Club (Hwy 17).

Loyd, Lapointe, and Finch

Three singing acoustic guitarists, playing “in the round.” Julie Loyd started in musical theater and boasts a physicality and sense of drama. Lauren Lapointe is a fixture on our local scene, and Juliana Finch is a promising newcomer who crafts instantly likable (if rather pedestrian) contemporary folk-rock with a gritty edge. Tues., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Mama's Mojo

Brand-new regional electric blues band featuring former members of local favorites Bluesonics and The Ignitors. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Phantom Wingo

Local guitar-heavy jam band with a strong Allman Brothers/Widespread Panic vibe. Wed., Savannah Blues.


Rick & (Liquid) Ginger

Acoustic guitar and vocal duo (mostly covers) from popular local band Liquid Ginger. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Fri., 9:30 pm, Café Loco (Tybee) + Sat., Felipé’s Mexican Restaurant.

"Georgia" Kyle Shiver

Impressive acoustic guitarist/singer offering blues, folk and country originals and covers. Wed., & Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Fri., 7 pm, A.J.’s Dockside + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).

Chris Talley

Athens-based songwriter who cites Tom Petty and Ryan Adams as influences. Sat., 10 pm, Finnegan’s Wake.