Lazlo COS Pathfinder - Low Magic
Bardic Weapon may be chosen at first level in place of both bardic knowledge and lore master.
Violent Performance may be chosen in replace of bardic performance and versatile performance.
While the Bard may attempt to use skills such as locate traps, disable traps and disable locks they may only do so up to DC20. Further a staple crop of the standard D20 Bard is their ability to use spell completion items such as scrolls and wands, however these are not viable options under the LCM Ruleset. Keep these limitations in mind when creating an LCM Bard.
Arbiter are focused on Teamwork feats and sharing those feats with their party.
Archivist are well rounded “Jack of all trades” type of bards and thus make a easy fit as adventurers.
Arrowsong Minstrel is an archery focused character concept.
Daredevil is largely focused on movement related abilities & spells.
Impervious Messengers are spies, couriers and counter intelligence specialists
Masked Performer are a replacer for the Vigilante class.
Ringleader makes for a good Ranger Team leader
Sandman makes use of many rogue-like skills (similar to the Magus: SpiderHawk), DC 20 limitations on Traps and Locks are still enforced.
Savage Skald – best when in a party with Barbarians or classes with Rage abilities
Silver Balladeer makes for an excellent buffer class
Studious Librarian Bard Archetype (1st – bonus meta feat, 6th – Comparative Arcane Studies, 8th – Bonus Meta feat)
Thundercaller a Druidic / Witch style Archetype
Voice of the Wild a Ranger style Archetype
Marginally Appropriate (needs adjustments to fit campaign themes)
See also Magus: Spiderhawk for a much more combat focused Bard-like character without the performance / entertainment related nitch. NOTE: Spiderhawk sneak attack is acquired at 4th level, and advances every 4 levels there after and the DC 20 limitations for Traps and Locks are still in place.