The Jeff Beasley Band
Blues-tinged boogie-woogie and old-time rock & roll. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar
Bottles & Cans
Spirited and improvisational Delta-style electric blues/garage-rock combo. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Solo acoustic set from the guitarist/frontman of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.
“Intergalactic Ball IV”
Sci-fi theme party from local host Chris Cook features a live set from dark prog-metal pranksters Sinister Moustache and DJ sets from Analog Kid. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under Invasion Level 3.
The Courtenay Bros. Band
Country, honky-tonk and Southern-fried rock covers. Thurs., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sun., 1 pm, City Market Ctyd.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Fiery Memphis and Chicago-style electric blues, led by an extremely talented guitarist. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Mary Davis & Co.
Acoustic rock, pop and soul covers. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).
Deep Blue 3
Excellent and versatile contemporary electric blues combo. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Eat Mo’ Music
Fun, instrumental soul-jazz quartet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio.
Raucous funk and soul covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Award-winning Wi.-based Celtic punk act (with alt.country overtones) that tours nationwide in one of those vans that runs on old french fry grease. Tues., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
Listen 2 Three
John Mayer-esque laid-back guitar pop. Thurs., 9 pm, Malone’s (River St.).
The Magic Rocks
Eclectic covers trio (rock, country & soul) featuring members of GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Up-and-coming solo acoustic singer/songwriter from Atlanta (think Jamie Cullum, Jack Johnson) who’s earned a loyal following at this informal venue. Miranda Rensch opens. Sat., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.
The Roger Moss Quintet
Captivating jazz cabaret combo (standards and oddballs). Thurs., 8 pm & Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
The Packway Handle Band
Named the Best Bluegrass Band in Athens, Ga. 4 years in a row, this folk festival favorite offers up a playful and irreverent take on the genre, while still paying tribute to the original gospel and storytelling tradition, and should appeal to hardcore purists as well as jam-grass fans. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.
Buzzworthy local reggae/rockers that tour often. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
G.E. Perry & James Gay
Local blues guitar and mouth harp duo. Fri., 8 pm, The Hyatt.
Modern acoustic Christian pop/rock. Thurs., 8 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).
Shrimp City Slim
Charleston-based “Coastal Blues” band. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.
Southern rock and country covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (formerly Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204).
Special Ed & The Short Bus
Slightly disturbing dada-esque Va.-based string band that’s one part Beefheart freakout and two parts trad jug-band. Too bad that off-putting name will likely hold them back (pun intended). Sun., 9 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Young, hard-touring N.C.-based rock/punk/metal act. With promising local Christian hard rockers Toward The Son. Thurs., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.
The Train Wrecks
Energetic, raw local roots-rock quartet. Thurs. & Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute
I don’t actually have to explain this, do I? Thurs., 8 pm, Retriever’s (Statesboro).