Annie Allman & Friends
Seasoned local jazz and blues players led by a talented multi-instrumentalist related to the famed Allman Brothers. Wed. - Fri., 5 pm, Cobblestone Conch House.
ASG, Swarm of The Lotus
The Amplification of Self-Gratification hails from Wilmington, N.C., and throwdown nasty, syncopated metal with a hint of glam and thrash. At times they approach SoCal stoner rock city, but their melodic sense helps them maintain their own identity. Excellent, wicked technical downtuned Baltimore metal quartet SOTL (think Mastodon, Isis, Botch) open, plus Hugs And Kisses. Wed., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Bottles & Cans
Local electric blues band that draws on Nuggets-esque garage rock, Vaudevillian swing, and Fat Possum-inspired out-freakage. Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Deep Blue 3
Versatile, well-oiled electric blues covers. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. + Sat., 10 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
Up-and-coming classic rock cover act offering an unusually diverse setlist. Fri., 9 pm, Juke Box bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
The Flight Out
One of the best and most intriguing local indie-rock bands in recent memory, this group boasts a powerful rhythm section and lush, textural modern-rock arrangements that may appeal to fans of Radiohead’s live sound. Philly’s distorted, bellowing, melodramatic Jealousy Curve take their cues as much from The Catherine Wheel and U2 as they do The Smashing Pumpkins, and San Diego’s Pensive is a fine example of standard-issue melodic pop-punk in the Green Day vein. Thurs., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House (402 MLK, Jr. Blvd) - ALL-AGES.
Folk Off Showcase
A low-key show for this usually loud venue, this revue features short 15 - 20 min. sets by a variety of local underground folkies and anti-folkies, including: the homespun musical storytelling of Doug “Swamp Chicken” Boykin; the Hank Williams-esque Matt Hager; the “high and lonesome” duo of Jeff & Martha; Superhorse and Foxedos frontman Keith Kozel; Jeanne Flight offshoot The Underwater Fishermen; Whiskey Dick alter-ego Tony Beasley; and guitar/fiddle/mandolin act Lion Versus. Mon., 9 pm The Jinx.
Da Gullah Rootz
S.C.-based roots-reggae outfit whose frontman has been on the scene for almost 2 decades. Thurs., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
Trae Gurley’s Swoonatra
Local thespian and vocalist celebrating the legacy of Frank Sinatra’s Golden Age of big band albums with a heartfelt tribute. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
This excellent postmodern power-pop 4-piece’s tour is sponsored by Purevolume.com, which is perfect for their reverb-y, anthemic. ‘80s-influenced new-wave rock. Wed., 10:30 pm, Guitar Bar.
Pastor Troy, LACS
One of the founding fathers of the Crunk hip-hop movement, this hit-making Atlanta artist is supported at this show by LACS, 3 country boyz from Baxley whose debut Dirty South CD Midas Well Get Drunk made a few ripples a while back. Fri., 10 pm, Club Oz.
Promising local progressive indie-pop combo which prominently features piano. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, The Caledonian.
Tybee-based original metal power trio, featuring Brian “Ragman” Dingess, formerly of local hard rock band Rehab. Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee).
Acoustic singer/songwriter known as “Gainesville, Fl.’s Joni Mitchell.” Locally-based songwriter/guitarist Jonie Blinman opens. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Acoustic duo of Garrett and Cassie Wilson, playing blues, rock and reggae-tinged covers and originals. Fri. & Sun., Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).
Tybee-based acoustic songwriter (guitar, keys) rooted in rock, soul and blues, who’s recently released her 3rd indie CD. Fri., 8 pm, Sea Dawgs (Tybee).
The Train Wrecks
Local Americana quartet known for infectious, toe-tapping originals and loosely-arranged covers by the likes of Dylan and Springsteen. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 7 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).
Prolific, locally-based guitarist/songwriter playing hard-rock, delta blues, and lush, contemporary folk-pop. Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).