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"The" Mose Allison

See Connect Recommends. Fri. - Sat., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).


Arcasia Red

Local post-hardcore quintet incorporating influences from modern and classic metal, and melodic rock. Thurs., The Jinx.

Ballyhoo Orchestra

“Progressive Groove Rock” act from Atlanta that formed in 1996, but recently began touring in earnest. They lean heavily on improvisation based around classic and jam rock, and feature a 6-string bassist, and a classically-trained keyboardist. Fri., JJ Cagney’s.

Jason Bible

Local acoustic guitarist who throws plenty of old blues, Dylan and Springsteen covers in with his own dusty originals. Thurs., O’Connell’s Irish Pub.


Dance-oriented soul, shag, Stax and Motown covers from a group of locals. Sat., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

Broken Time

Heavy local rockers who have cited Staind, Godsmack and Tool as influences on their original material. Thurs., 10 pm, Phat Kat Lounge (at Ibiza Nightlife).

Brock Butler & Adam Perry

Rare duo show from two key members of the extremely popular local jam band Perpetual Groove. Expect unique arrangements of that group’s originals among other things. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.

Classic Case

Shiny and whiny NYC nÜ-rock quartet featuring former members of Glassjaw, Sound of Speed and Blankface. They temper their pummelling breakdowns with eerie chord progressions and melodramatic lyrics. Thurs., The Jinx.

Chris Cook's "The Roaring 20’s" Party

Theme party based around the “decadent” vibe of Prohibition-era speakeasies, complete with period music and dress. Sat., 10 pm, Velouria.

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Locally-based electric blues guitarist and singer in the vein of Freddie King. His funky, high-energy trio tours the East Coast and will soon release a new live CD. Tues. (hosts Open Mic) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., JJ Cagney’s.

Dixieland Jam

This tony supper club hosts an afternoon of regional musicians playing old-school New Orleans-style jazz. Sun., 3 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Escape Vehicle

Jam-band septet featuring a 3-piece drum and percussion section. Their live recent live album (from Atlanta’s Brandyhouse), showcases their spacey blues and Southern rock-flavored approach. Sat., JJ Cagney’s.

Jacey Falk & His Revue

Savannah vocalist and raconteur who broke into the NYC jazz scene and returned with an impressive debut CD. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

First Friday For Folk

See Connect Recommends. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.).

Folk Traditions Irish Session

This show features voice, fiddles,

flutes, whistles, guitars, harp, dulcimer, and bodhran – all used to tell the story of the Irish people through song and dance. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.


See Music Interview. Sat., The Jinx.

Trae Gurley's Sinatra Tribute

Local thespian and singer who has crafted a love letter to Ol’ Blue Eyes’ heyday. He sings live to instrumental tracks that replicate Frank’s lush, big band period, but adds his own feel into the show, rather than slavishly aping the once-great vocalist. He’s obviously a big fan of the work and his “Swoonatra” show has become quite popular around town. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.


Industrial Resurrection

Goth Night at this alternative dance club, hosted by old-school wax-wrangler DJ Elgie. Thurs., Club One (18+).

David Keller/Jackson Evans

Keller is an experienced bassist who has worked with guitarist Pat Martino and multi-instrumentalist Gatemouth “I play TEXAS MUSIC!” Brown. He cut his teeth on the Philadelphia scene, and has played far and wide. Guitarist Evans is a recent transplant from Utah, and was a member of the Crestmark/Glen Miller Orchestra. This duo plays adventurous jazz. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

KISS ARMY (Tribute Band)

See Connect Recommends. Thurs., 10 pm, The Gold Club (Hwy 17 near Hardeeville).

The Murder Junkies

This almost mythical scum-rock band paid their dues for years supporting the notorious punk misanthrope (and self-destructive performance artist) G.G. Allin. They were there when he was baiting crowds with violence, flinging his own feces into the audience, or threatening to commit suicide onstage. Now that their leader has shuffled off this mortal coil, they reconstitute themselves every so often and hit the road to preach their nihilistic ethos to the faithful (many of whom never had a chance to witness the real thing). This tour marks the 11th anniversary of G.G.’s death, and features his brother and co-conspirator, Merle Allin. Sat., The Jinx.

Joe Nelson’s Old-Time Jam

Amateur and pro string musicians are welcome at this cross between a study session and an open mic. Musicologist Nelson serves up a little history on Old-Time (pre-1930s) Americana – or mountain music – and then all join in on group renditions of classic tunes from the days when records were actually made of shellac. Mon., 7 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Permanent Tourists

Tight, polished show band offering dance-oriented rock, soul and funk hits. One of the best such groups in the area. Fri., Fusion/The Monkey Bar.

The Denny Philips Band

Well-liked local party band covering rock and pop from the past few decades. Frontman Philips is known for his showmanship and killer Neil Diamond bit. Sat., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).



Gainesville, Florida indie-rockers who describe their debut EP as “a journey through the shape of rock to come.” That’s an apt summation, if the shape of rock to come is a Robert Smith impersonator fronting a by-the-numbers emo-core band. That said, it’s very well done. Thurs., The Jinx.

Scatter The Ashes

Only one LP into their career, this Epitaph label act is already a veteran of several cross-country outings (like The Warped Tour). The preening, vaguely androgynous look is a bit of an odd fit for their manic, thundering modern hardcore, but hey - whatever, right? Thurs., The Jinx.


Shrimp City Slim

Electric guitarist and singer based out of Charleston, offering a swinging sub-genre he terms Coastal Blues. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.


Upstart local heavy rock band whose issue-oriented message music takes its tip from aggro acts like Rage Against The Machine.Thurs., 10 pm, Phat Kat Lounge (at Ibiza Nightlife).

Amy Steinberg

This funky coffeehouse has become a regular stop on this entertaining songwriter’s frequent trips up the coast from Florida. Her postmodern take on the funk, blues, folk and soul idioms has earned Amy comparisons to the patron saint of empowered female indies, Ani DiFranco, but her vocal approach is much less grating than that anti-diva, and her no-holds-barred stage demeanor will alternately shock, titillate and enchant. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Gail Thurmond

Piano jazz and show tune standards from a fixture on the downtown scene, who’s headlined this cozy basement bar for over 11 years. Tues. - Sun., Planters Tavern (below The Olde Pink House).

Two Blue

Local blues act featuring an ace harp player ad vocalist who works the crowd like an old pro, and is well-versed in the style of such greats as Little Walter. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.


Uncle Buck

Stage name of guitarist and singer Bob Erickson, late of Souled Out and Bluesonics. Expect blues, rock and pop covers. Fri., 9 pm, Pepper’s Cantina.

Voodoo Soup

High-energy funk and soul jam group featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and The Greg Williams Band. Wed., JJ Cagney’s.

The Earl Williams Quartet

A wide variety of uptempo blues, jazz and danceable R & B. Wed., The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Greg Williams

Solo acoustic set from this hometown guitar hero, featuring original material from his handful of solo albums, as well as choice covers of his favorite blues, folk and rock tunes. Mon., JJ Cagney’s + Sat., 9 pm, Pepper’s Cantina.

The Greg Williams Band

Raunchy, ‘70s-style rock and funk with a distinct Southern jam vibe. Tues. (hosts Open Mic), JJ Cagney’s + Fri., 9 pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).