17 band onstage) and requests. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. It all starts at 9 pm. The Greg Snyder Trio (featuring Annie Allman) will be on hand at Tybee’s Tango restaurant for a wide variety of danceable hits in a wide variety of genres.
Country & Southern Rock
Hard Rock Savannah’s only dedicated indie-rock, metal and punk venue is aiming to outdo its own recent Halloween show. That impressive undertaking found a handful of local bands (some of which formed specifically for that gig) dressing up as and performing the songs of some of their major musical influences. This time out, members of Kylesa, Black Tusk and Whiskey Dick will be teasing their hair up mighty high when they appear as Looks That Kill, and play the songs of noted feminists Motley Crüe. This 21+ gig also boasts a “champagne gulp” at midnight. And finally, there will be some sort of live enetertainment and celebration going on for free in the City Market Courtyard. No details available at press time, but anyone looking for a chilly good time may want to suss that one out. ◗
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Local sensation (and internationallyknown recording artist Eric Culberson and His Band hold court at Congress Street’s Mercury Lounge, no doubt playing fiery Memphis and Chicago-style material from his new live album. A few blocks away in City Market, the gritty, Delta-influenced blooze rawk of Bottles & Cans will be heard at one of their favorite subterranean haunts, the aptly named Savannah Blues club. Jazz’d Tapas Bar underneath the Gap on Eric Culberson Broughton Street presents regular attraction The Jeff Beasley Band. While also known as one of the frontmen in the group Too Blue, Beasley has recently retooled this project, and added plenty of old-school ‘50s and ‘60s rock and roll to their repertoire (think Elvis and Roy Orbison). The show starts at 9 pm.
The Fundamentals will be grooving hard to funk and R & B party tunes from the ‘70s and ‘80s at Cha Bella (the new eatery located in the former Suzabelle’s location on the corner of Broughton and East Broad Streets). Cosentino’s (another recently opened downtown eatery on the opposite end of Broughton Street) welcomes P.R.O.F. – or the Peoples’ Republic Of Funk. Based in Macon, they dabble in jazzy dance music and cool bebop with plenty of nods towards Miles’ fusion period. That show starts at 10 pm. Local favorites Absylom Rising return to Fiddler’s Crab House on River Street for the second night (ssee Music Menu).
Join Us For New Year’s Eve! Live Local Bands, Drink Specials & YOU!!!
“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
Asbury Memorial UMC
Sunday, January 1
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Worship Service starts at 11:15 a.m.
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Blues and Rock
Funk and Jam Bands
Up-and-coming regional singer/songwriter Bryan Clees brings his band to the Tubby’s in Thunderbolt for an evening of honky-tonk hits and original material that begins at 9 pm. Popular area bar band High Velocity play the second of a two-night stand at The Silver Dollar on Highway 204. Their show starts at 9 pm, and includes songs by everyone from Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers to The Doors and Led Zeppelin. The Georgia Rhythm Band returns to Scandals on the far end of Tybee Island Southpaw (ssee Music Menu). Tommy’s in Pooler hosts Southpaw (ssee Music Menu).
Down on River Street at J.J. Cagney’s, newcomers Seven Gates To Elsewhere offer up a combination of tried and true covers of the classic rock variety and bluesy, soulful originals that bear a striking resemblance to early Bad Company and other ‘70s British imports. A few blocks East from Cagney’s, The Warehouse has chosen Texas-bred songwriter Jason Bible and his band The Train Wrecks to keep the crowd rocking till the wee wee hours. This trio features Hazel Virtue’s drummer, and deals in rootsy Americana covers and organic originals with a strong folk and blues influence.