A Nickel Bag of Funk
Funk, soul and R & B covers. Fri. & Sun., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
The Beer Parlor Ramblers
Traditional Dixieland jazz at a landmark burger and seafood joint. Fri., 7:30 pm, The Crystal Beer Parlor.
Great, rock-steady local electric blues quartet. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Acoustic guitar-driven rock originals and covers. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou Café + Sun., 5:30 pm, The Warehouse.
Buddy Corns & Rock Mob
Rock and blues cover act led by a local vocalist and guitar ace. Fri., 10:30 pm, Bayou Cafe (top floor).
Athens-based Grateful Dead Tribute (with 2 drummers, no less) that recaptures the exploratory spirit of those jam pioneers without resorting to mimicry. Thurs., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).
The Chuck Courtenay Band
Country, Southern rock and honky-tonk covers from seasoned, pro players. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).
Deep Blue 3
Local electric blues combo that used to be known as Mama’s Mojo. Fri., Sorry Charlie’s + Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.
Frantic Rabbit Open Mic
Featured artists at this month’s installment of this spoken word showcase is The Spitfire Jr. Poetry Group, whose high school-age members have earned regional and even national awards for their performed literature. Thurs., 8 pm (sign-up at 7 pm), The Sentient Bean.
French Kiss Coma
Upstart S.C. indie-rockers that cite Fugazi and The Brian Jonestown Massacre as influences. Fri., 10 pm, The Guitar Bar.
Friday Never Counts
These guys are as good as any swoopy-haired, angst-filled emo group you’ll find - with dueling, screaming male vocals, pummelling drums, lyrics about getting screwed over, etc... So who really cares? If literally hundreds of these bands sound EXACTLY THE SAME, how can I (or anyone, for that matter) pretend to make an objective judgement over their relative worth? Fri., 7 pm, Metro Coffee House.
Popular local cover act with a massive repertoire of Southern rock, classic rock, and modern-day pop country hits. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Tommy’s (Pooler).
Bill Hodgson & Skip Hinely
New duo of longtime local singing guitarists. Expect tight arrangements of classic rock and British Invasion hits. Sat., 9 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Acoustic Americana covers and originals. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.
Mary Davis & Co.
Pop, soul and rock hits from an acoustic offshoot of Wilmington Island’s Band In The Park. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Fri., 8:30 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
The Permanent Tourists
Versatile cover band (rock, soul, funk) that’s one of the best such groups for miles around. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
Facile Southern jam-rock (think Allmans, Panic) featuring singing guitarist Tyler Roe. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse.
Manic, hard-rocking ‘70s funk and R & B covers (i.e., P-Funk) with plenty of over-the-top slap bass, from a determined group of locals. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Rick & “Liquid” Ginger
“Unplugged” covers and originals from 2 key members of local rock group Liquid Ginger. Thurs., 6 pm, Creekside Cafe - formerly Driftaway Cafe (Wilmington Island).
Josh Safer’s Lazy Susan
Jazz combo led by drummer Safer and featuring bassist Pete Berquist, pianist Eric Jones and trumpeter Kirk Lee. Sat., 8 pm, Gottlieb’s.
SSD Skate Films Party
In addition to screenings of brand new skating videos, this event features a live set by local punks Chronicle A.D., and a reunion show by The Mugshots. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
The Train Wrecks
Irreverent, roots-rock covers and originals, featuring guitarist/frontman Jason Bible. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.