A Nickel Bag of Funk
Upbeat soul, funk and R & B cover group, fronted by the sultry Leslie Gadson. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
American Legion Post #135’s Monthly Dance
Solo guitarist/singer “Savannah Steve” plays popular favorites from the past few decades in the beautiful Grand Ballroom of this historic building. Sat., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).
Local, danceable, high-energy electric blues quartet led by drummer Ken Harrison. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
The Boomerang Band
Shag, soul, rock and R & B favorites. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.
Bottles & Cans
Raw, unvarnished, Delta-inspired garage blues with a touch of psychedelic angst. Wed., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Thurs., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Intense acoustic guitarist/singer offering classic and modern rock covers and plenty of originals off his forthcoming debut CD. Wed. & Sun., 5 pm, The Warehouse + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café.
The Bryan Clees Band
Straight-up country combo led by a regional singer/songwriter who’s opened for some major names in his genre. Wed., 8:30 pm, One Hot Mama’s BBQ (Bluffton).
Young, loud and snotty old-school punk from Maryland that occasionally dips into screamo. Mon., 7 pm, Sweet Melissa’s (103 W. Congress St.) - ALL-AGES.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Internationally-known electric blues guitarist in the vein of Freddy King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy, who’s released 3 well-received indie CDs and tours the East Coast frequently. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Weed., 10 pm, Mercury lounge + Thurs., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sun., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.
Eclectic cover band, playing both well-known and obscure rock, soul and country tunes, from artists like Little Richard and NRBQ to Lucinda Williams and The Cure. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Local award-winning electric blues power trio led by guitarist Brett “Hitman” Bernard. Wed., & Tues. (hosts Open Mic Night), 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.
The Billy Hoffman Trio
Rock-solid local jazz outfit (featuring many of the area’s best players) that mostly hangs in a bebop vibe. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Ear-crushingly loud (and at times, whisper quiet) indie-rock duo from Athens, Ga. that features a female guitarist/vocalist with —seriously— a wall of giant amps, and a drummer that plays so hard he’s been known to pass out mid-song from heat exhaustion. With local “swamp metal/sludge punk” sons Black Tusk. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Statesboro-based jam band. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).
9 On Bali
Ultra-indie regional act that describes their music as “breezy Brian Wilson-y pop with progressive, ambient and world music influences.” Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. G.E. Perry
Celebrated local electric guitarist playing blues and blues-rock. Friday’s show finds him backed by his full band Strange Brew. Saturday’s gig is in a duo format with mouth harpist James Gay. Fri., 9 pm, Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee) + Sat., 8 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).
Tight local jam band with a distinctly Southern and soulful edge, known for blustering lead guitar work and nimble percussion. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues. The Train Wrecks
Crowd-pleasing quartet mixing bluegrass rhythms with rockabilly fervor on originals and Americana covers. Thurs., 6 pm, Wild Wing Café + 10 pm, Finnegan’s Wake + Fri., 6 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sun., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).
Prolific and critically-acclaimed folk-rocker, with a handful of strong indie CDs to his name. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Fri., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).