Free show for area senior citizens by the 16-piece Savannah Jazz Orchestra. Info: www.coastaljazz.org, or call 675-5419. Thurs., 6 pm, Civic Center Ballroom.
Hard-hitting local blend of ska/punk/reggae and alt.rock. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.).
Duo of Jeff Beasley and Bluesonics’ Ken Harrison. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Athens-based Grateful Dead Tribute Band. Sat., 10 pm, Locos (downtown).
Cream Abdul Babar
Intense veteran Florida octet known for technical and brutal guitar & synth noise/thrash influenced by Unsane and The Dwarves. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.
Mary Davis & Co.
Pop, rock, shag and soul cover combo. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Sat., 8 pm, Marlin Monroe’s (Tybee).
Eat Mo’ Music
Funky, instrumental soul-jazz combo. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.
Popular Nashville-based AC/DC Tribute Band. Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.
Southern and classic rock covers and originals. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon.
Local a capella ensemble offering “400 Years of English Choral Works,” by Tallis, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Rutter and more. Fund-raiser for the building fund. Tickets from $10 at www.stpaulsavannah.org. Sun., 3 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (34th & Abercorn).
Old and new school new-wave, techno and more, from prominent U.K. DJ Rex, local DJ Shrapnel and Atlanta’s Venus Falling. Thurs., 10 pm, Club One.
Local thrash/hardcore. Fri., 10 pm, B & B Ale House + Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.
Sharla June of The Mayhaws
Reining in her soul-punk tendencies (think X, The Stooges) this veteran of Athens, Ga. alt.rock bands now channels Patsy Cline and Alex Chilton cool through a filter of earthy, acoustic roots-rock. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Critically-adored, soulful singer/songwriter with an amazing voice and memorable songs. Sun., 7 pm, Marlin Monroe’s.
Popular local modern rockers. Fri. - Sat., 9:30 pm, Scandals (Tybee).
Loch Ness Johnny
Celtic-tinged Americana from Columbia, S.C. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Pub.
The Mad Tea Party
Great Asheville trio playing acoustic ragtime, rock & roll, C & W, creaky carnival swing, and early R & B. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
The Roger Moss Quintet
Snappy jazz cabaret act with a celebrated local vocalist. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Nate Nelson & Cortright
This buzzworthy young guitarist/singer’s debut album features a who’s who of A-list Classic City musicians. CD Release Party. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
The Denny Phillips Duo
Rock, soul and pop covers. Fri., 8 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee).
The Hakim Rahsul Trio
Alto-sax led trad jazz from a local combo. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Kitschy and fun rock/pop party band. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
The Southern Wailers
Young acoustic male/female alt.country duo (covers + originals). Wed., 8:30 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler) + Thurs., 9 pm, Guitar Bar + Fri., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.
Two Days of Freedom
CD Release Party for this highly underrated local post-hardcore group known for stamina, odd tempo shifts and throat-shredding screams. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.