A Nickel Bag of Funk
Hard-driving, free-form funk and soul covers led by the charismatic vocalist Leslie Adele. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.
A Sound Escape
Brand-new duo of guitarists Brent Collins and Jayce McConnell (who also play bass and drums), playing a variety of covers and a few originals influenced by A Perfect Circle, Deftones and Coheed & Cambria. Thurs., 10 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside) + Fri., 10 pm, Roxbury Lounge (309 W. River St.).
The Teddy Adams Quartet
Straight-ahead jazz combo led by an old-school Savannah trombonist. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
All-Ages Punk Show
Featuring touring acts Southcott, Upper Class Trash (School Night Records) and The Track Record (ex-Drive Thru/Rushmore Records). For directions to this massive venue about 45 min. from downtown, go to www.myspace.com/studiobga. Sat., 8 pm, Studio B (Glennville) - ALL-AGES.
Asylum Street Spankers
See Music Interview. Tickets & info at www.tinyteamconcerts.info. Tues., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).
Jazzy solo guitar from a member of R & B show band The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Old-time rock & roll covers, blues standards, and originals from a local singer/guitarist. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Mon., 7:30 pm, Murphy’s Law.
Local cover act specializing in Motown, shag and other danceable forms of soul music. Sat., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.
Bottles & Cans
Energetic and unpredictable Delta-style electric blues and psychedelic garage-rock. Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Mon., 11 pm, The Jinx.
The Joshua Bowlus Trio
This award-winning jazz pianist has been playing since age five and recently graduated from the University of North Florida’s renowned jazz studies program. He recently completed a tour of China with other standout student musicians. Sat., 9 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.
Pop-punk outfit (influenced by early-’90s grunge) that formed in Savannah but has since relocated to Athens. With S.C.’s Moonless Moth. Wed., 11 pm, Guitar Bar.
Jazz and pop pianist who’s released a handful of indie CDs and toured abroad. For these shows he’ll be playing tunes by everyone from Frank Sinatra to Elton John. Fri. - Sat., 7 pm, Vic’s on The River.
Longtime area singer/guitarist who can famously play thousands of rock, pop, country and blues songs on demand, and is a member of the reformed lineup of Southern rockers The JoJa Band. Wed. - Thurs. & Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café + Fri., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.
One of Savannah’s most respected heavy punk acts, known for their tribal drumming, unexpected breakdowns and multi-layered vocals. Sat., 7 pm, Sweet Melissa’s (102 W. Congress St.) - ALL-AGES.
Port City Music
The debut show by a new lineup of this brooding, textured alt.pop band that began as a one-man side-project by former Vermillion X leader Philip Palmer. Also appearing: Cracked Attic, a new local original rock act featuring Ronny Kersey of GAM. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.
Athens, Ga.-based Grateful Dead tribute act that’s one of the finest such groups in this part of the country. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Grill (downtown).
Mary Davis & Co.
Pop, rock and soul cover tunes. Fri., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge + Sat., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).
Deep Blue 3
Rock solid local electric blues trio with a varied setlist. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Singing acoustic guitarist offering Celtic tunes and popular favorites. Mon. - Tues., Kevin Barry’s.
Solo brunch set by a young guitarist and member of local jazz trio Silver Lining. Sun., 11 am, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Andreas Garcia Quartet
Jazz combo led by an outstanding young Fl.-based horn player. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
The Georgia Fire Band
Classic, Southern rock and country covers. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Local funk cover band (think Curtis Mayfield, George Clinton, etc...). Fri., 9 pm, Riders Lounge (Hilton Head).
New area rapper who says his rhymes will “fill up your scalp like dandruff.” Wed., midnight, Frozen Paradise + Thurs., 9:30 pm, Club Ice.
Keith & Ross
Local acoustic guitar duo playing a mix of covers and originals they describe as “alt.country emo grass.” Wed., 6 pm, Fiddler’s Crab house (Southside) + Thurs., 7 pm, Dirty Martini Bar (Bull & 40th Sts.) + Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Sat., 10 pm, Spanky’s (River St.).
Listen 2 Three
Tight, young local trio citing John Mayer, Phish and Dave Matthews as key influences. Sat., 9 pm, The Caledonian.
Original metal power trio featuring Brian “Ragman” Dingess. Thurs., 10 pm, Wind Rose Café (Tybee).
Old-Time Jam Session
Experienced acoustic musicians and newbies play together on pre-commercialized country and mountain songs. Mon., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Muscular jam-band with a solid foundation in Southern rock and blues. Expect plenty of scalding lead guitar, and soulful vocals. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Brendan Polk w/Heavy Weather
Low-key set from a young jazz piano prodigy and a local acoustic jazz collective. Thurs., 6 pm, Queeny’s To-Go-Go.
Percussion-heavy, reggae-influenced jam-rock. Thurs., Plum’s (Beaufort).
The Brock Scott Trio
Eclectic, mostly-instrumental Atlanta-based act combining ambient melodies with aspects of jazz, folk, blues and rock. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
A return engagement for this wandering low-fi guitarist/songwriter who’s been travelling the country writing and recording a new song every single day. Tues., 8 pm, the Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Named Nashville’s “Best Jazz Artist” many times, this powerful singer has recorded with keyboardist Joey DeFrancesco and had her pipes likened to those of the late Janis Joplin. She’s appeared to sold-out audiences in L.A., NYC, Atlanta and Montreal, and won raves for her bluesy-yet-chipper approach to vocalizing. Fri., 9 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.
Randy “Hatman” Smith
Acoustic guitarist playing beach, boogie and blues tunes to sequenced backing. Wed., 5 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee) + Fri. - sat., 7 pm, Stingray’s (Tybee).
Local blues and soul songstress playing originals on acoustic guitar and keyboard. Sat., 6:30 pm, Basil’s (Wilmington Isl.).
Delightful jazz pianist and vocalist. Catching her gigs has become almost a requirement for visitors seeking one of the few “old Savannah” traditions that remain. Tues. - Sun., 7 pm, Planter’s Tavern (below The Olde Pink House Restaurant).
Turtle & Joe
Acoustic duo show featuring key members of the local jam-band Turtle Folk. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Grill (downtown).
Up-and-coming, female-fronted touring neo-soul group rooted in funk, hip-hop and smooth jazz. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.
Prolific and versatile locally-based folk, rock and blues singer/songwriter who’s released a handful of acclaimed indie CDs. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.
Solo pianist offering a wide variety of standards, jazz, pop and showtunes. Tues. & Thurs., Mary’s Seafood & Steakhouse + Fri., Billy’s Place (above McDonough’s).
Solo acoustic set from a budding songwriter (late of local band Bobcat Collins) heavily influenced by the melodic, punk and emo-tinged pop of Green Day and Mxpx. Sat., 8:30 pm, Metro Coffee House.