The Christy Alan Band
Popular rock, soul and pop covers from a bar and party band that’s a longtime area favorite. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee).
ALL-AGES Punk/Metal Show
Massive bill of 5 loud, aggressive hardcore, metal and punk-based bands (both up-and-coming and established), including Call To Preserve, Jump The Shark, Sights Set High, The Guillotine and Chevy Chase Stabbed The King. For info on these local and regional acts, and directions to this large venue approximately 45 min. from Savannah, go to www.myspace.com/studiobga. Sat., 8 pm, Studio B (Glennville).
Alternative Hip-Hop Night
In addition to the house DJs, late-night breakdancing and freestyle rap battles that normally make up this weekly showcase of local and regional talent, this installment features live sets by the increasingly popular Dope Sandwich, plus touring guest artists The Smile Rays and Simple Complexity. Tues., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Local quartet playing a hard-hitting mix of originals and covers — influenced by ska, punk, reggae and alt.rock. Tues., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
The Jeff Beasley Band
Local guitarist and singer (who also accompanies himself on percussion) playing blues and early rock and roll standards plus similarly-themed originals. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar (solo) + Thurs., 8 pm (solo), The Warehouse + Tues., 7 pm, Jen’s & Friends (solo).
Polished, uptempo, danceable electric blues from a perennially popular local act that’s boasting their most versatile lineup in years. Fri., 8 pm, Sorry Charlie’s.
Bottles & Cans
Fat Possum-esque Delta garage rock with lots of mouth harp and attitude. See also Connect Recommends. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Mon., Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
BC & The Rock Mob
Classic rock and blues band (covers and originals) led by talented local guitarist and prolific songwriter Buddy Corns. Thurs., 8 pm + Sun., 5 pm (solo shows), The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Fri. - Sat., 10:30 pm, Bayou Café.
The Cripple Lillies
Nuanced, female-fronted, Fla.-based Americana/acoustic indie-rock act that sounds a little tiny bit like Wes Anderson movies look — playfully somber. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Eric Culberson Blues Band
Local electric Chicago-style combo that tours the East Coast and has released 3 solid independent CDs. Mon., 6 pm, The Boathouse (Hilton Head) + Tues. (host Open Jam Night) - Wed., Mercury Lounge + Thurs., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.
Darryl & Allie
Married, touring acoustic country duo, whose male half’s former project played the Grand Ol’ Opry and hit the Top 40 charts. Their slick, pop-oriented twang should make a nice backdrop to Friday’s Low Country Boil and Saturday’s Prime Rib Buffet... For ticket info to either gig, call (912) 308-4372. Fri., 8:30 pm, American Legion Post #184 (Thunderbolt) + Sat., 8:30 pm, Wilmington island Club.
Led by a key member of the infamous Über-heavy Baltimore band Meatjack, this crushing, punishing combo sounds like angst and foreboding incarnate. Bring earplugs for this all-night onslaught of brutal aural savagery (featuring kindred spirits Destructo Swarmbots, Celephais and up-and-coming locals The Guillotine). Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.
Daughter of Alexander
Young, female-led Christian acousti-pop from Brooklet, Ga. influenced by Guster and Sheryl Crow. Fri., 8 pm, Monkey Love (pooler) - ALL-AGES.
Mary Davis & Co.
Rock, pop, soul and beach music covers, featuring members of popular Wilmington Island group Band In The Park. Sat., 6 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).
Eat Mo’ Music
Instrumental, dance-oriented soul-jazz quartet. Sat., 9:30 pm, Tantra Lounge.
Solo acoustic guitarist/singer offering classic and soft rock hits. Fri., 9 pm, Steamer’s (Georgetown).
I Cantori’s “Sing a Song of Shakespeare”
Two performances by this long-established traditional choral group. Thurs., 8 pm, Skidaway Island United Methodist Church + Fri., 8 pm, Lutheran Church of The Ascension.
Young female singer/guitarist playing acoustic covers and originals. Fri., 7 pm, Dawg House Grill.
Delay-drenched Fla. quintet playing hushed, pocket symphonic-leaning odes to disaffection. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse - ALL-AGES.
The Landon Knoblock Trio
This “introspective” jazz pianist has been called a “young lion” by the jazz press, and critics are heaping praise on his high level of musical sophistication and artistry. He’s backed trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and vocalist Kevin Mahogany, and has received two coveted Downbeat Awards. His debut CD has just been released and features his own compositions as well as completely improvised pieces. $5 cover per set. Thurs., 8 pm, 10 pm, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.
Longtime local bar musician playing covers and originals on guitar, cello and percussion. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.
Solo show by a key member of the Widespread Panic tribute band Machine Funk. Fri., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).
Young, local psychedelic rock band given to improvisation. Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Classically-trained vocalist and thespian who’s earned a devoted local following for his engaging, cabaret-style approach to the Great American Songbook as well as more recent pop favorites. Thurs., 8 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Mystic Production Reggae
Showcase feat. Cat The Mystic, Rikki Starr, Jah Niceness, Elisha & The Quiet Storm Band. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.
The Nerd Parade
Rocking, atmospheric indie-pop from Atlanta. Sat., 8:30 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Old-Time Country Dance
Traditional contra-style foot-steppin’ with The Glow In The Dark String Band. Sponsored by the Savannah Folk Music Society, and open to ALL-AGES, both novice and experienced. Sat., 8 pm, Notre Dame Academy Gym (1709 Bull St.).
Regional group playing classic, Southern rock and nÜ-metal covers. Fri., 10 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill).
G.E. Perry & Strange Brew
Blues-based rock band featuring bassist James Mills, drummer Paul Cooper, guitarist Perry, and harmonicat James Gay. Sat., 8 pm, Robin’s Nest (Pooler).
The Savannah Sinfonietta
This local orchestral group’s Chamber Players offers “400 Years of Canadian Brass,” featuring famous arrangements of works by Morley, Debussy/Bach, Mozart/Frackenpohl, Bizet, Puccini and others. Sat., 7:30 pm, Richmond Hill United Methodist Church + Sun., 3 pm, Jewish Education Alliance (5111 Abercorn St.).
Excellent local jazz trio (featuring female vocals) that recently released an impressive debut CD of original compositions. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.
Toward The Son
Impressive local Christian-themed modern rock/metal band that’s (hopefully) inaugurating a new round of shows at this long-defunct DIY basement venue. With Sonset Down and Divide The Sea. Sat., 8 pm, Sweet Melissa’s (basement of 35 Whitaker St.) - ALL-AGES.
Baddass, improv-heavy funk and soul group featuring members of The Permanent Tourists and Argyle. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).
Greg Williams & Phantom Wingo
Critically-acclaimed Savannah-based singer/songwriter, sitting in with members of a popular area Southern rock/jam band for a night of covers and originals. Fri., 8 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).
Tremendously entertaining (and musically ambitious) NYC-based Vaudevillian combo with a strong and loyal local following. Their mesmerizing live shows are like stepping back into time. Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.
Up-and-coming “Y’all-ternative” band playing Southern-fried roots-rock and boogie, a la Jupiter Coyote. Fri., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).