Showcase of Fall Semester works, including Charpentier’s “Messe de Minuit pour NoËl”. Sun., 2:30 pm Sacred Heart Church (1707 Bull St.).
Solo set by this retro honky-tonk outlaw. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.
AUDiO ViDEO iNTERCOURSE
Free debut gig from a local industrial keyboard and vocals duo influenced by Skinny Puppy, Peaches and Front 242. instraMental opens. Sat., 10 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.
‘Black Oaks Savannah’s SWEENY TODD Gathering’
Morbidly themed party, feat. music from DJ Analog Kid, SinYster, Mayhem and Ludovico Technique, an Orlando industrial group inspired by Throbbing Gristle and Klinik who claim to offer “CPR for our subculture.” Fri., 9 pm, The Rocksbury (305 W. River St.).
Uptempo, rock-solid jump and shuffle electric blues. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
Bottles & Cans
Garage-rock-infused blues and weird Americana. Thurs., 9:30 pm, Fiddler’s (River St.), Fri., 10 pm, The Rail + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 7 pm (frontman Ray’s solo set), Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Captured By Robots!
Satirical punk and metal roadshow featuring one human and several computer-controlled pneumatic and mechanical robot “musicians” who taunt the audience whilst rocking out. Each tour has a different theme, and this time it’s “Dubya.” The ‘bots are dressed as important political figures and the crowd is encouraged to dress as Secret Service. Great, loud, bizarre fun. Sat., 11 pm, The Jinx.
“A critically-acclaimed “Thinking Person’s Celtic Rock Band,” touring in support of their 6th CD. Fri., 8 pm, Molly MacPherson’s (downtown).
The Country Wild Band
Roadhouse bar band influenced by George Strait, Conway Twitty and David Gates. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon.
Touring N.J. singer/songwriter influenced by Jewel and Michelle Branch. This gig is being shot for her own “rockumentary.” Wed., 8 pm, Tantra Lounge.
The Dave Kain Group
Led by a facile and inventive electric guitarist, this Pelham, N.Y. jazz combo (drums, sax, bass) knows how to keep things lighthearted. Focusing on original compositions, their explorations are fresh and upbeat. They’ll soon release a third indie CD. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
The Long Awaited
Local hard rock bar band feat. members of Shut Up & Drive and Perception. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
The Brenda Morie Ensemble
This ace Canadian flutist, guitarist and keyboardist toured with Nancy Sinatra, and moved to Savannah by way of Winston-Salem. She quickly established herself as a valued commodity on our scene, but mostly gigs in the Research Triangle. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
A Nickel Bag of Funk
Loose and greasy, female-fronted R & B combo (covers and originals). Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., 9 pm, Tantra Lounge.
Talented Northern rock and folk singer/guitarist back on our scene after an extended absence. Thurs., 8 pm (w/David Flannery), Augie’s (Pooler) + Sat., 9 pm (w/house band), Bayou Café.
The Train Wrecks
Local Americana and roots-a-billy quartet that just released a standout indie CD. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Youthful Atlanta troubadour whose sparse, earnest acoustic guitar strumming and neck-rack harp-work imbue his strident political commentaries and understated love songs with a vibe taken straight from Dylan’s early LPs, as well as the work of Pete Seeger, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and the late Phil Ochs. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.