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by Jim Reed

Tim Brooks & The Alien Sharecroppers

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06 . 08 . 05

Minor legends on the Macon music scene, this hard-rocking, swampy blues band features one half of the fondlyremembered sibling act The Brothers Brooks. They put on a great live show and have a loyal following in Europe of all places. Fri., Savannah Blues.

are soon to release their debut full-length CD on the Savannah-based Hyperrealist label (home to Circle Takes The Square). Fri., The Jinx.

Bluesonics Popular straight-ahead electric blues trio with a rock-solid rhythm section, and an expressive guitarist. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.



Hard-hitting local alternative rock band whose myriad of sometimes clashing influences include ska, punk, reggae and organic jam-band improvisation. Hard to pigeonhole, they’re one of the brightest original acts on the local scene. Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Critically-acclaimed West Virginia metal throwbacks whose Prosthetic Records debut has been likened to a virtual redux of labelmates Lamb of God. However, this band’s technicality and precision helps to overshadow the fact that they’re merely a very good representation of what an awful lot of folks are Slayer-esque riffs with doing right now (S furious blastbeat drumming, etc...). Fri., The Jinx.

The Back River Ramblers Acoustic trio of local songwriters Kyle Shiver, Dobbie Simmons and Daryl Wise. They’re known for impressive vocal harmonies, and a captivating blend of country, blues and soul. Sat., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

Baroness Balls-to-the-wall local metal act (with copious nods to stoner rock of yore) that’s starting to become something of a celebrated cause on the underground DIY scene. They tour far from home, and

Bryan Clees & The Electric Cowboys Regional country singer/songwriter with a growing following. He’s opened for some major stars, and has a debut CD in the works. Fri. - Sat., Tommy’s (Pooler).

David Duckworth Talented jazz pianist whose latest CD features his own arrangements of

Johnny Mercer tunes. Tues., 7 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Sun., 11 am - 2 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Dueling Pianos

The Hazzard County Band feat. The Courtenay Brothers

High-energy show by wise-cracking tag-team pianists taking requests from the audience (anything from jazz standards and show tunes to heavy metal anthems). Wed. - Sat., Savannah Smiles.

Eat Mo’ Music Instrumental funk and soul jazz combo with a growing fanbase. Fri. Sat., 8:30 pm, Moon River Brewing Company.

Frank Emerson Traditional and contemporary acoustic Celtic tunes from a River Street fixture. Wed., Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

Gretel This touring acoustic act from New England lists blues, folk, and gospel as key influences and says their songs contain “an honesty and directness usually reserved for confessionals and bathroom stalls.” Sun., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Kristin Gustafson Solo harpist whose unique approach includes arrangements of contemporary hits as well as classical pieces and original works. This is a free brunchtime concert in the swanky hotel’s restaurant.

Saturday June 11

Turtle Folk

Monday June 13 Tuesday June 14 Wednesday June 15

Keith & Ross Acoustic duo (known for their vocals) offering loose, playful renditions of rock, country and jam favorites. Thurs., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Sat., 9:30 pm, The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

The Hitmen

Ladies Night: 2 for 1 Wells & Shooters • $1 Domestic Drafts • No Cover for Ladies

The Workshop

Fun and flashy regional electric blues trio featuring former members Bluesonics members (from way back in the day). Their drummer spent several years on the road with Billy Ray Cyrus... Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Wed. June 8

Voodoo Soup

Friday June 10

The Ignitors

Happy Hour Every Day 4-9

Happy Hour Every Day ‘til 9:30 ✶ 2 for 1 Wells ✶ $1 Domestic Drafts

Greg Williams Band

Top-notch jazz combo led by the tasteful trap drummer Hoffman. Thurs., 8 pm - 12 am, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

No Cover Mon-Thurs.

Voted Savannah’s Best Live Music

Thursday June 9

The Billy Hoffman Trio


J.J. CAGNEY’S Wednesday June 8

Full, electric country band augmented by a popular acoustic duo. They play a mix of covers and originals and made plenty of fans as the opening act for the recent CountryFest at Red Gate Farms. Thurs., 7 pm + Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

$1 PBR

Thurs. June 9

College Night • 2 for 1 wells • $1 Dom. Drafts (w/ College ID)

Bottles & Cans $1 Wells & Dom. Drafts for the Ladies

Kind Bud Fridays $2 Bud Bottles

Fri. June 10

The Alien Sharecroppers $5 Jaeger Bombs • $2 Cuervos

Jason Bible S.I.N. Night: $1 off everything (w/ pay stub)

Open Mic w/Zack Deputy

206 West Julian St. City Market Mon-Sat 7pm-3am

2 for 2’sday: 2 for 1 all night, & Free Pool

Ryan Montbleau Ladies Night: 2 for 1 Wells & Shooters • $1 Domestic Drafts • No Cover for Ladies

Coming Soon: June 16: Bottles & Cans June 23: Yo Momma’s Big Fat Booty Band

305-307 W. River Street • 233-2444

Tues-Fri 5pm-3am Sat. 2pm-3am 232-7002

Sat. June 11

The Hitmen Mon June 13

Live Music All Night $2 Jaeger, Cuervo, Bud & Bud Light

Tues. June 14

Open Mic Night w/ The Hitmen

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