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Samuel Adams

Pop and rock covers (Eagles, etc...) played on keyboard and acoustic guitar, by this local artist.Sat., 8 pm, Tango (Tybee) + Sun., 9 pm, Benny's (Tybee).

The Band In The Park

Solid and entertaining female-fronted local cover act featuring fully-fleshed arrangements of everything from late-'70s Dylan to Bonnie Raitt and Creedence tunes. One of the best such bands on the scene. Fri., 8 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Baroness

Local Über-heavy rawk 4-piece that lists Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden as a few of their aural touchstones. They tour frequently, and have quickly developed a substantial local following for their manic live sets. South Carolina stoner-rockers Gonzalez and fellow locals Two Days of Freedom (formerly known as Roswell) complete this louder-than-loud bill. Sat., The Jinx.

Belle's Wake

Up-and-coming acoustic duo (guitar/piano) that revels in off-kilter changes and good-natured naiveté. Both sing and cite Damien Rice as an influence. Tues., 7 pm, Bits, Bytes & Coffee.

The Laura Blackley Band

Asheville, North Carolina roots-rock quartet (see Connect Recommends). Fri., 9 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).

Eric Britt

Chiefly known as lead singer and principal songwriter for regional modern rock act Hazel Virtue, Britt's involved in a number of side projects as well, and brings this diversity to his solo shows, as well as bit of Southern twang and grit. Wed. (hosts Open Mic), O'Connell's Irish Pub + Thurs., Fiddler's Crab House.

The Alien Sharecroppers

Macon-bred guitarist Tim Brooks puts this chicken-fried rock band through their paces. While obviously influenced greatly by hometown heroes The Allmans, they work hard at developing their own niche, and have already earned a following in Germany... Fri. - Sat., Savannah Blues.

Tim Burke & Jason Courtenay

Acoustic rock, country and pop hits, played and sung with aplomb. Wed., 8

pm, The Oyster Bar (Wilmington Island).

Brock Butler

Solo set of mesmerizing and vaguely psychedelic tunes from the frontman of local jam band Perpetual Groove. Mon. - Tues., Fiddler's Crab House.

Divine Maggees

Acoustic modern folk duo (see Music Feature). Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.



DJ Irene

Internationally known turntable diva (see Connect Recommends). Sat., Aprés Nightclub (above Il Pasticcio).

Fathers & Sons Blues Band

The surprise return of a beloved SCAD professor to the live stage (see Connect Recommends). Sat., 8 pm, Starland Center for Contemporary Art.

Hip Hop Freestyle Night

The Jinx's twist on Open Mics, with DJ's D-Frost and Selvis spinning tracks while allowing amateur rappers to show their stuff... Tues., The Jinx.

The Massey Boys

Blues-oriented group featuring local radio personality Skip Jennings. Sat., O'Connell's Irish Pub.

Perception

Regional cover band (Pearl Jam, Skynyrd, Poison, Kid Rock) with a few originals. Formerly known as Dream Weapon. Hey, if you scream "Turn The Page" loud enough, your wish may come true... Fri. (12 midnight), Malone's + Sat., 8 pm, Daiquiri Depot (Pooler).

Pretty Shady Chicken

Now a quartet, this ambitious local improv-rock group is offering more structured songs and less open-ended jams. Spoken word act Yancy & The Breakneck Quartet performs during the breaks. Sat., 10:30 pm, Locos Deli & Pub.

Phantom Wingo

Southern rock jam act (featuring powerhouse guitarist and singer Ronnie Keel) formerly known as The No Exit Band. The combination of a name change and a new drummer seem to be working in their favor, as



urn of a beloved SCAD professor to the live stage (see Connect Recommends). Sat., 8 pm, Starland Center for Contemporary Art.

Hip Hop Freestyle Night

The Jinx's twist on Open Mics, with DJ's D-Frost and Selvis spinning tracks while allowing amateur rappers to show their stuff... Tues., The Jinx.

The Massey Boys

Blues-oriented group featuring local radio personality Skip Jennings. Sat., O'Connell's Irish Pub.

Perception

Regional cover band (Pearl Jam, Skynyrd, Poison, Kid Rock) with a few originals. Formerly known as Dream Weapon. Hey, if you scream "Turn The Page" loud enough, your wish may come true... Fri. (12 midnight), Malone's + Sat., 8 pm, Daiquiri Depot (Pooler).

Pretty Shady Chicken

Now a quartet, this ambitious local improv-rock group is offering more structured songs and less open-ended jams. Spoken word act Yancy & The Breakneck Quartet performs during the breaks. Sat., 10:30 pm, Locos Deli & Pub.

Phantom Wingo

Southern rock jam act (featuring powerhouse guitarist and singer Ronnie

 Keel) formerly known as The No Exit Band. The combination of a name change and a new drummer seem to be working in their favor, as their energy and their visibility is improving of late. Thurs., Savannah Blues.

'Rock The Cure' DVD Release Party w/Stewart Marshall

Well, if you've been kicking yourself for missing that all-day benefit show or the American Diabetes Association out at Grayson Stadium a few weeks back, you can ease your conscience by attending this party celebrating the completion of a low-budget documentary of the event. Besides screening the final version of the locally-produced disc, organizer and songwriter Stewart Marshall will give a performance. Thurs., O'Connell's Pub.

Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love

See Connect Recommends. Fri. - Sat., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).

Brock Scott

Local acoustic singer/songwriter, inspired by Death Cab for Cutie and emo superstars Dashboard Confessional. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Sam Shaber

Known for an emotional range that goes from passion to pathos, Shaber is an award-winning songwriter, guitarist and singer whom comes from creative stock (her dad wrote the cult classic flick The Warriors, among others). Recently, she hooked up with two-hit wonder Shawn Mullins, who produced and released her her latest album on his indie label. It's starting to chart, helped along by her relentless touring and solid word of mouth from those who've seen her live. For this solo show, Chris Cauley opens. Thurs., 8 pm,  The Sentient Bean.

Randy 'Hatman' Smith

Longtime Tybee solo act playing popular beach, boogie and blues hits with sequenced backing for "the full band sound." Thurs. - Sun., Doc's Bar (Tybee).

Tori Sparks

20 year-old Floridian songwriter with over 100 original tunes to her name. She cites Tom Waits, Janis Joplin and Lightnin' Hopkins as key influences, and recently signed a development deal with a division of Universal Music. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Stout

Memphis group drawing on that town's famous nexus of blues, soul, gospel and rock to create a chops-heavy sound some have likened to a Southern version of Phish. Wed., JJ Cagney's.

The Swingin' Medallions

The Medallions long ago traded their shag roots for boy band moves and Top 40 covers, but they still do their signature hits from the mid-60's (before most of the current members were born). Reggae show band Positive Vibrations opens this ticketed outdoor show. Sat., 6 pm, South Beach Parking

The 8-Tracks

One of the most eclectic cover bands around, playing everything from Little Richard and Jerry Reed to The Pixies and Lucinda Williams. Featuring members of Superhorse, Splitfinger and GAM. Fri., O'Connell's Irish Pub.

Two Path Road

Brand-new local electric rock band centered around the established acoustic country/jam duo known only as Keith & Ross. Fri., Locos Deli & Pub.

ULU

NYC quartet playing brainy, labor-intensive instrumentals that are equal parts jazz, pop, funk and rock. A bright light in their field. Wed., Savannah Blues.

Uncle Sam's Medicine Kabinet

Newly-formed acoustic unit featuring singer/songwriter Jason Bible and multi-instrumentalist Paul Celentano (The Darlin's) that seems to be attempting to channel some of the just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-drank-a-beer charm of Dylan's Basement Tapes or his early '70s "banjo sessions" with Happy Traum. Their setlist mixes trad and folk revival covers with their own originals, and while their outlook seems to be off-the-cuff, their latest demo at times feels a bit monotone, but then again, maybe that's the point... Wed., Locos Deli & Pub.

Vermillion X

Local, female-fronted alt.rock act (featuring former members of Spluff KatÜnga) that blends melodic, post-punk guitar with attention grabbing vocals and a  hypnotic rhythm section. Sat., JJCagney's.



The Jimmy Wolling Band

Excellent bluegrass quartet featuring stellar local banjoist Wolling (late of the Lonesome Whistle and Double Diamond Bands). Thurs., JJ Cagney's + Sat., 4:30 pm, City Market Courtyard.

Zao

Highly regarded and influential Pennsylvania post-hardcore band known for a mixture of speed metal, thrash, a touch of British Invasion pop, and the gloomier side of iconic antiheroes like Johnny Cash. Their latest album is due any day now, and rumor has it they've upped the ante on their cathartic live shows. Hey, they even wrote an ode to the late adult film star, Savannah, for whatever that's worth. Also on this bill are labelmates Scarlet, Twelve Tribes (who altered their sound and their name drastically when faced with the surplus of melodic metalcore groups that rose up in their wake), the "fast and heavy hardcore" of Misery Signals. Wed., The Jinx. w

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