A Nickel Bag of Funk
Vocalist Leslie Gadson leads this R & B, soul and gospel-influenced party band. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) + Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Christy Alan Band
Rock, pop and soul covers from a group of island-area veterans. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (Tybee).
Jazz, standards and blues from a multi-instrumentalist who’s part of Georgia’s fabled Allman family of musicians. Thurs. - Fri., 5 pm, Cobblestone Conch House.
Instrumental jazz, blues and rock guitar. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
The Jeff Beasley Band
Blues, twang, New Orleans grooves and ‘50s-style rock & roll covers and originals. Thurs. - Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Mon., Murphy’s Law (solo).
Loud and boorish old-school punk quartet from Atlanta that cites The Ramones, Social Distortion and Operation Ivy as key inspirations. With Tn.’s snotty horn-ska-punk act Stuck Lucky and the bellowing metal-tinged fellow Atlantans The Vaginas. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.
1st local appearance in a year from this pop-punk trio (think Rancid, The Offspring) which has since relocated to the indie music mecca of Athens. Mon., Sweet Melissa’s (35 Whitaker St.) - ALL-AGES.
Intense acoustic singer/songwriter mixing classic and modern guitar rock with his own originals. Sun., 5 pm, The Warehouse.
The Chuck Courtenay Band
Country and Southern rock covers and originals, featuring some of the area’s best roadhouse ringers. Thurs., 8 pm (solo), Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Fri., 8:30 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Tues., 6 pm, Wild Wing Café (solo).
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Internationally-known electric blues guitarist and vocalist who calls Savannah home. Tues. (hosts Open Jam), - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. + Thurs., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Newly-formed “killer copy band,” playing rarely-heard tunes by Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zep, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and more. They liken their approach to that of The Georgia Satellites. Fri., 9 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee).
Equinox Jazz Quartet
Local hard-bop combo led by saxman Jeremy Davis. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
1st Friday Fetish Night
A voyeur’s dream. In addition to drink specials, they’re advertising established live displays such as “The Cage,” “The Saw,” “The Cross,” and “Hot Wax.” No word however on exactly what “Plastic Mummification” involves. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under/Invasion Level 3.
Trae Gurley’s “Swoonatra”
Local singer and actor paying sincere tribute to Frank Sinatra’s Golden Age. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Solo acoustic guitarist/singer with an eclectic repertoire of rock and soul covers. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 7 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).
The Howard Paul Quartet
Ace 7-string guitarist, joined by talented regional pianist John Brackett. Mon., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
G.E. Perry w/Ragman & The Tybee All-Stars
This special cover gig finds virtuosic guitarist Perry joined by a host of island-based rock and blues sidemen. Fri., 7 pm, Tybee Center (Tybee).
Fiery and passionate Southern jam-rock with soulful vocals and blazing guitar leads. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill.
The Bobby Ryder Quartet
Veteran jazzman offering big-band style arrangements of swing standards. Thurs., 8 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).
Great local gospel, jazz and soul singer. Thurs., 6 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
Seven Gates To Elsewhere
Young, psychedelic act influenced by British blues-rock from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.
Local jazz trio of guitarist Jackson Evans, his bassist wife Maggie and drummer Mark Cordray. Fri., 8:30 pm, Tantra Lounge (formerly The Monkey Bar).
Popular covers set to sequenced backing. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.