A Nickel Bag of Funk
Local funk and soul combo known for crisp-yet-limber grooves and powerhouse female vocals. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (7 pm) - ALL-AGES.
Americana-themed spin-off from Bottles & Cans (see below), featuring Old-Time stringed instrument wizard Joe Nelson. Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
The Christy Alan Band
Popular rock, soul and pop covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee).
Hard-hitting mix of originals and covers — influenced by ska, punk, reggae and alt.rock. Fri., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
Band In The Park
Regional quintet covering rock, soul, beach and pop favorites from the past several decades. Featuring vocalist Mary Davis. Fri., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).
BC & The Rock Mob
Blues and classic rock-oriented covers and originals from guitarist Buddy Corns. Thurs. - Fri. 8 pm + Sun., 5 pm, (solo show), The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).
Longtime local electric blues combo, that has gone through many lineups, but continues to deliver the goods. Fri., 10 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Sat., Sorry Charlie’s.
The Boomerang Band
Motown, Stax, shag and even classic-rock covers make up this area party band’s setlist. Sat., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.
Bottles & Cans
Fat Possum-esque Delta garage rock with lots of mouth harp and attitude. This band is just as apt to throw down a trashy version of an old track off of John Wesley Harding as they are a John Lee Hooker tune. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs. - Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 + Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Brock Butler & Friends
Laid-back and informal bar show featuring the guitarist and frontman for internationally-known psychedelic rockers Perpetual Groove (see Music Interview). Thurs., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).
Captured By Robots!
The only human member of the group pretends to be held against his will by pneumatically controlled mechanical robots (of his own creation) that verbally insult both him and the audience, and “force” him to join them in playing satirical punk-metal songs. It’s like crossing GWAR and Chuck E. Cheese. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Organist Gerald Carper
Free show by a Macon keyboardist playing works by Franklin Ashdown, Max Drischner, Georg Bohm, J. S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Cesar Franck, Dan Locklair, Lloyd Webber and Marcel Dupre. Sun., 7:30 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Modern, guitar-based folk-pop. Thurs., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Top-notch local electric Chicago-style combo that tours the East Coast. Mon., 6 pm, The Boathouse (Hilton Head) + Tues. (host Open Jam Night) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs. & Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Jeremy Davis & Equinox Jazz
A sax-playing Louisiana transplant leads this local hard-bop combo. Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Destroy Nate Allen
NYC underground god Kramer (Shockabilly) mastered this brooding solo acoustic artist’s latest CD, which should give some folks an indication of where he’s coming from. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
The Robbie Ducey Band
Contemporary blues-rock from South Ga. Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.
Eat Mo’ Music
Instrumental soul-jazz quartet based around trumpet and electric guitar. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) + Sun., 3 pm, Sorry Charlie’s.
Eclectic rock, country and soul cover quartet featuring members of Superhorse. Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Ensemble Con Spirito
Wine, Women & Song is an intimate, 5-course meal (held in a private home) featuring a vocal recital of 5 songs meant to compliment each course. Tickets are limited to 14 guests and cost $125 each. Call 412-2833 for more info. Sat., 7 pm.
Beguiling, Luna-esque indie-crooner music that carries a torch for early VU, Serge Gainsbourg and Lee Hazelwood LPs. Most captivating... Mon., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Popular regional alt.rock act fronted by songwriter Eric Britt. Sun., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Harp-heavy N.C.-based blues band that looks back to both Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and the early days of the Allmans for inspiration. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Original, local, piano-based indie-rock spiced with passionate emo-tinged vocals and a thunderous rhythm section. Sat., 11 am, Forsyth Park.
Local ultra-indieground anti-folk on a slight Old-Time tip. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Liquid Ginger - unplugged
Acoustic set from a stripped-down lineup of this immensely popular regional bar band that’s released 2 indie albums of commercial rock and pop. Fri., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat. 8 pm, bahama Bob’s (Pooler).
Listen 2 Three
Young, groove-oriented guitar pop trio (covers/originals), with elements of blues and alt.rock. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Fri., 5:30 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sat., 10 pm, The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.).
Low Red Land
Atmospheric —yet extremely melodic— postmodern guitar rock (plus twangy, heartfelt vocals) that flirts with cliché but yields more riches than might be expected. Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.
Michelle Malone & Band
Rare, informal, local show by this esteemed Atlanta-based female folk-rocker, who once ran with the Indigo Girls, and has since distinguished herself as a bluesy belter in the vein of The Faces, middle-period Patti Smith and a tougher Patty Griffin. For more info, or to reserve a seat: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thurs., 8 pm, private home concert.
Called “the Joan Baez of Israel,” this celebrated folksinger became famous after the 6-Day War through her version of “Jerusalem of Gold.” Sun., noon, Jewish Education Alliance (5111 Abercorn St.).
This Grammy-winning virtuoso violinist brings the latest version of his acclaimed genre-demolishing classical/Old-Time Appalachia Waltz Trio to the ‘Boro. Tickets are $30 and can be had by calling (912) 486-7999. Fri., 7:30 pm, Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center (7:30 pm).
Veteran blues/jazz/rock guitarist and singer. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Hercules (Pt. Wentworth) + Sat., 1 pm, Wild Wing Café.
Local funk and soul cover band. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.
The Prodigal Sunz
Cover band featuring members of both Hazel Virtue and The Train Wrecks. Sat., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).
Kitschy rock and pop covers, running the gamut from ‘80s and ‘90s dross like Young MC to classic material like Pink Floyd. Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).
The Annual “Ed & Friends Pops Concert” by this local ensemble. Tickets are $12. Call 927-5381 for more info. Sun., 3 pm, AASU Fine Arts Auditorium.
Toward The Son
Promising local Christian nÜ-metal act from Guyton that’s attracting some national attention. Charleston’s kindred spirits Drymer open this outdoor gig. Sat., 11 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside).
The Train Wrecks
Gutsy local roots-rock. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law + Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.
Impressive local organic jam-rock group to be joined by P-Groove’s Brock Butler for this late-night afterparty. Fri., 11 pm, Locos (downtown).
Two Days of Freedom
Veteran local post-hardcore act (originally known as Roswell) that’s released a single on the Über-hip Hyperrealist label. Expect furious drumming, odd tempo and meter juxtapositions and more bloodcurdling screams than you can shake a stick at. With opening act I saw My Body... Dead. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.
Fat, hard-groovin’ swamp jams on R & B/soul/jazz/rock faves. A baddass must-see. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.
Young, up-and-coming local Southern rock/Americana/Y’all-ternative group. Wed., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.