Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 2/15/19 – 2/20/2019

Friday 2/15
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Chameleon Brotherhood (Savannah Supergroup) –
Rail Pub (7p)
Kyle Yardley Band –
Warehouse (8p)
Fellowship of Love –
Jazz’d (9p)
Basically Nancy EP Release Party –
House Of Strut (9p)
Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Isaac Smith –
Jinx ($12-15)
The Mercers –
Molly MacPherson’s
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Congress Street Social Club
TreeHouse –
Barrelhouse South
Cool Jay –
El-Rocko

Saturday 2/16
AURA Fest 2019 ($28)
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Train Wrecks –
Jazz’d (9p)
Wood and Steel –
Molly MacPherson’s
JD Music Group –
Congress Street Social Club
Nickel Bag of Funk –
Barrelhouse South
Pajahm –
El-Rocko

Sunday 2/17
Arizona Ranger, Liana Gabel, The Star Sisters –
Sentient Bean (7p)
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 2/18
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 2/19
Ben Keiser Band –
Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s
Of Virtue, Drowning Above Water, Depressor –
El-Rocko

Wednesday 2/20
The Rough & Tumble –
Sentient Bean (7:30p)
Georgia Kyle –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s


Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 2/8/19 – 2/13/19

Friday 2/8
Tybee Mountain –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Greg Williams –
Jazz’d (9p)
Squash –
Molly MacPherson’s
Lyn Avenue –
Barrelhouse South
Ford Natirboff’s Album Release Party –
El-Rocko
Martin Sexton –
Jinx ($25)

Saturday 2/9
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Rebirth Brass Band –
Southbound Brewery (7p, $25)
Train Wrecks –
Congress Street Social Club
Danielle Hicks Band –
Molly MacPherson’s
Rare Creatures –
Barrelhouse South
Alberta, Lassyu, Mcleod, Early Branch –
Jinx
Migorang –
El-Rocko
Dope KNife, Heavy Books, Knightsquatch –
The Portal

Sunday 2/10
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 2/11
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 2/12
Zach Joseph –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 2/13
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s


Train Wrecks –
Congress Street Social Club
Danielle Hicks Band –
Molly MacPherson’s
Rare Creatures –
Barrelhouse South
Alberta, Lassyu, Mcleod, Early Branch –
Jinx
Migorang –
El-Rocko
Dope KNife, Heavy Books, Knightsquatch –
The Portal

Sunday 2/10
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 2/11
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 2/12
Zach Joseph –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 2/13
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s

Savannah Stopover confirms schedule, venues for 2019 festival

Last week, Savannah Stopover confirmed most of the details for the 2019 festival, which takes place March 7th to 9th with 85 shows and events at an eclectic mix of venues here in Savannah, Georgia.

We have been huge fans of Stopover here at hissing lawns – the 3-day indie music festival has brought so many amazing acts to town that I don’t even know where to begin.

Lucy Dacus returns to Stopover this year to headline opening night in the North Garden at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum — a sublime venue. Dacus’ recent work has been honored as NPR Music’s #4 album and #2 song of 2018 and Paste Magazine’s #1 album of 2018.

Deerhunter will make their first ever Savannah appearance on March 8th at the Ships of the Sea. We love their latest album, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

The Welsh band The Joy Formidable will headline at Ships on the 9th, and there will also be nine performances this year at Service Brewing on Indian Street, just a few blocks from Ships. Service will host headliners SUSTO, The Bright Light Social Hour, and Andrew Combs — what an impressive list.

It’s really tough in a single post to capture the sense of discovery and adventure at Stopover. I typically spend a lot of time planning various routes and options — usually a mix of bands that I know pretty well and others that I’ve previewed — but I suspect some attendees have even better experiences just by drifting between venues as the mood strikes. The clubs that are especially heavily used for Stopover — Barrelhouse, El-Rocko, The Jinx, Congress Street Social, and Club One — are within a few minutes’ walk of each other, and Savannah of course has an enlightened ordinance that allows to-go cups in much of the Historic District. Take a look at this year’s venues (an * indicates all ages access):

  • Barrelhouse South – 125 West Congress Street
  • Club One – 1 West Jefferson Street
  • *Congress Street Social Club – Outside Stage – 411 West Congress Street
  • Congress Street Social Club – Inside Stage – 411 West Congress Street
  • El-Rocko Lounge – 117 Whitaker Street
  • *The Grey – 109 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
  • The Jinx – 121 West Congress Street
  • *Ships Of The Sea Maritime Museum – North Garden/Assembly Room – 41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
  • Perry Lane Hotel- Wayward Bar- 257 E. Perry Street
  • Perry Lane Hotel- Pelegrin Rooftop Lounge ( Credentials Required) – 256 E. Perry Street
  • Service Brewing Co. – 574 Indian Street
  • The Stopover Artist Lounge – 18 E. Broughton Street ( Credentials Required)
  • *Festival HQ & Ticketing – 216 W. Broughton Street ( Opening March 4th, 2019)

Sched provides a really great platform and app for organizing your Stopover experience. Do yourself a favor and download it. You can get a taste of it by looking at the full schedule and re-sorting by venue, by type of event, etc.

For a lot more detail about Stopover, check out this great interview with festival founder and CEO Kayne Lanahan by Josh Peacock, editor of Do Savannah at the Savannah Morning News.

It’s been kind of quiet here at hissing lawns for the past few months — we are always looking for new contributors — but we will have a lot more about Stopover in the coming weeks.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 1/24/19 – 1/31/19

Thursday 1/24/19
Gypsy Jazz –
Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Love Jones –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions –
Warehouse
Ray Lundy & Friends –
Bayou Cafe
Squarist –
El-Rocko

Friday 1/25/19
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
Ben Keiser –
Ghost Coast Distillery (5:30)
Hitman –
Dub’s
NuBlu –
Randy Wood Guitars (8p)
Street Clothes, Fevergreen, Chloe Kay –
El-Rocko
Roshambeaux –
Barrelhouse South
Observatory, Xuluprophet, Towering Pines-
Jinx

Saturday 1/26/19
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Voodoo Soup –
Jazz’d (9p)
Hitman –
Molly MacPherson’s
Jester –
Barrelhouse South
JW Teller & Friends –
Jinx
Devinci the Great –
El-Rocko

Sunday 1/27/19
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 1/28/19
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 1/29/19
Greg Williams –
Jazz’d (7p)
Rush Morgan –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 1/30/19
Ray Lundy –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s
Windhand, Genocide Pact –
Jinx

Thursday 1/31/19
Late Bloomer, Girl with a Green Ribbon, $ Signs, Valley Gals –
El-Rocko

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 1/18/19 – 1/23/19

Friday 1/18/19
City Hotel –
Service Brewing (5:30)
she/hers/hers, RENT STRIKE –
Sentient Bean (7p)
John Bias, Shaken Nature, Rude Dude & The Creek Freaks –
Totally Awesome Bar
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver –
Randy Wood Guitars (8p)
Danielle Hicks Band –
Jazz’d (9p)
Makari, Softspoken, Any Otherwise, Coast Visions –
El-Rocko
Groove Fetish –
Barrelhouse South
Bonnie Blue –
Congress Street Social Club
The Mercers –
Molly MacPherson’s

Saturday 1/19/19
Damon & The Shitkickers –
Jinx (6-8p)
Train Wrecks –
Jazz’d (9p)
Paleface, Xuluprophet –
Wormhole
Aesthetic Sound –
El-Rocko
Obamabo –
Molly MacPherson’s
Neutral Snap – Barrelhouse South
Lazer/Wulf, Hot Plate, Double Ferrari, Umanita Nova –
Jinx ($8)

Sunday 1/20/19
Voodoo Soup –
Congress Street Social Club

Monday 1/21/19
Open Mic –
Abe’s On Lincoln
Curt Castle, Dustin Price –
El-Rocko

Tuesday 1/22/19
The Rightly So –
Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Georgia Kyle –
Jazz’d (7p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam –
Bayou Cafe
Open Mic –
Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 1/23/19
Jason Bible –
Jazz’d (7p)
Jubal Kane –
Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band –
Boomy’s
VuDu Shakedown –
Barrelhouse South

Yo La Tengo with The Sun Ra Arkestra and Graham Nash at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom – photos

Yo La Tengo started their tradition of hosting charitable Hanukkah shows in 2001 at the legendary music venue Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. The tradition continued through 2013, until Maxwell’s became a characterless bar with an emphasis on TV sports, putting an end to the music. Fast forward to 2017 – after a 3-year hiatus, YLT continues the eight night performances at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC.

Part of the magic of these shows are the surprise guest musicians and comics.  Nobody quite knows who’s going to show up on a given night. These photographs were taken on the first night of the eight show run, December 2, 2018. Special guests were Graham Nash and The Philly-based Sun Ra Arkestra .

Text and photos by Andy Young

Thursday 1/10/19
Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe
Three Dog Night – Savannah Civic Center (7:30p)
Migorang – El-Rocko

Friday 1/11/19
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Drivin’ n Cryin’ – Tybee Post Theater (SOLD OUT)
Ben Keiser Band – Jazz’d (9p)
Early Branch, Shutterings, Faucet Talk – El-Rocko
Uncommon Legends – Barrelhouse South
The Head – Congress Street Social Club
The Mercers – Molly MacPherson’s
Alex Culbreath, Nathan Rodriguez – Jinx

Saturday 1/12/19
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6-8p)
The Return: A Beatles Tribute – Mars Theater (7p)
Drivin’ n Cryin’ – Tybee Post Theater (SOLD OUT)
Bottles & Cans – Jazz’d (9p)
Groundhog Gravy – Wormhole
Wood and Steel – Molly MacPherson’s
The Hypnotics – Congress Street Social Club
The Formula, Dan Francisco – El-Rocko

Sunday 1/13/19
Josephine Johnson – Jazz’d (7p)
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 1/14/19
Dark Thoughts, The Smarthearts, Dumb Doctors, Valley Gals, Basically Nancy – Sulfur Studios (8p, $7)
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 1/15/19
City Hotel Solo Sessions – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Decisions, Valley Gals, Pointless Honey – Graveface (7p)
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s
Secret Nudist Friends, Butts – El-Rocko

Wednesday 1/16/19
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Mark Hosler, Dame Darcy – Graveface (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s
Southern Culture On The Skids – Jinx ($17-20)

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 1/4/19 – 1/8/19

Friday 1/4/19
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Danielle Hicks Band – Rail Pub (6p)
Coletrane Williams – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Georgia Kyle Trio – Jazz’d (9p)
Charlie Fog Band – Molly MacPherson’s
The Brown Goose – Barrelhouse South

Saturday 1/5/19
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx (6p-2a)
Voodoo Soup – Jazz’d (9p)
Liquid Ginger – Boomy’s
The Dround Hounds – Wormhole
Eva Hype – El-Rocko
Danielle Hicks – Molly MacPherson’s
Versatile – Congress Street Social Club
Josh Brannon Band – Barrelhouse South

Sunday 1/6/19
Savannah Songwriters Series – Sentient Bean (8p)
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 1/7/19
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 1/8/19
Clouds & Satellites – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – Year-End Review (2018)

Hey everybody,
It’s time for another one of those year-end lists. For those of you that don’t know me, I’m that old guy you see at all those shows you go to that always has a big smile on his face. I keep track of all the shows I go to and publish a list of them hissing lawns at the end of the year.

The grand total of shows this year was 516. That’s better than last year’s 436. But I don’t think I’ll ever be able to beat 749 shows in 2014.

This year had a few surprises, probably the biggest one was that I had seen the most shows at Barrelhouse South. Second most shows was at the Jinx. El Rocko came in a close third. Molly MacPherson’s, Congress Street Social Club, and Bayou Cafe round out my most popular half-dozen venues.

1.Barrelhouse South – 87
2. Jinx – 84
3. El-Rocko Lounge – 76
4. Molly MacPherson’s – 36
5. Congress Street Social Club – 34
6. Bayou Cafe – 23

For the first time, I had a tie for the most-seen act. I saw the very talented Matt Eckstine ten times last year (and that doesn’t include last week’s excellent Accomplices reunion show). I saw him play as a solo act, a duo, and an electric band. I also saw the great guitarist/vocalist Jon Lee (Murphy) and the Apparitions ten times this year, resulting in a tie for first. You can catch this band at a variety of places, including Molly MacPherson’s, Bayou Cafe, Rail Pub, and Warehouse. The Hypnotics, one of my favorite party bands, was tied for third. Another surprise this year was Individually Twisted was in a tie for third. You can often catch this hard rock cover band at City Market or Barrel House. I did enjoy seeing two great Savannah guitarists and their bands, Eric Culberson and Ben Keiser, eight times this year. Bottles & Cans, led by one of Savannah’s most unique vocalists, Ray Lundy, was one of my most seen bands this year (7). I saw another five Savannah bands a half-dozen times this year to round out my most-seen dozen. They included my perennial favorites, The Train Wrecks, as well as newer bands Wood & Steel, The Mercers, The Ramages (who?), and Nancy Druid.

1. Matt Eckstine – 10
2. Jon Lee’s Apparitions – 10
3. Hypnotics – 9
4. Individually Twisted – 9
5. Eric Culberson Band – 8
6. Ben Keiser Band – 8
7. Bottles & Cans – 7
8. The Train Wrecks – 6
9. Wood & Steel – 6
10. The Mercers – 6
11. The Ramages – 6
12. Nancy Druid – 6

All in all, I feel it was a very good year for Savannah music. Of course, most of the shows I have listed are local bands. Don’t forget, there are plenty of touring acts that come downtown also, and they are often supported by local artists. Whenever possible, try to get downtown and support any type of music, but especially try to see some of our home-grown talent. I hope to see you around somewhere this year.

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 12/27/18 – 1/2/19

Thursday 12/27
Gypsy Jazz – Rancho Allegre (7-9p)
Danielle Hicks Duo – Jazz’d (7p)
Eric Culberson Band – Bayou Cafe

Friday 12/28
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Magic Rocks – Rail Pub (6p)
Train Wrecks – Jazz’d (9p)
Hans Wenzel & The 86ers – Congress Street Social Club
Funk You – Barrelhouse South
Cats Under the Stars (Jerry GarciaTribute) – Molly MacPherson’s

Saturday 12/29
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx Happy Hour
Accomplices – Service Brewery (7p)
Bottles & Cans – Jazz’d (9p)
Squarist – El-Rocko
Train Wrecks – Molly MacPherson’s
Jonathan Brown, Perpetual Care, electricparK, Uncle Tim – Jinx
Morning Fatty – Barrelhouse South

Sunday 12/30
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 12/31
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln
Groove Town Assault – Barrelhouse South

Tuesday 1/1/19
Paving Gravy & Oyster Roast – Two Tides Brewery (1p)
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 1/2/19
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 12/20/2018 – 12/26/2018

Friday 12/21
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Cathedral Bells, Bero Bero, Early Branch – El-Rocko
Whiskey & Wine – Molly MacPherson’s
JD Music Group – Congress Street Social Club

Saturday 12/22
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx Happy Hour
Squarist – El-Rocko
Hitman – Molly MacPherson’s
Turtle & Friends – Congress Street Social Club
Johnny Octane – Jinx
Trail Diver – Barrelhouse South

Sunday 12/23
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 12/24
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 12/25
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 12/26
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s
Monkey Man: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones – El-Rocko

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 12/4/18 – 12/19/18

Friday 12/14
City Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30)
Nicholas Roberts – Sentient Bean (7p)
Archaeas, BUTTS, Valley Girls, Basically Nancy – Graveface Records (8p)
FreeSpirits Orchestra – Jazz’d (9p)
2 Slices, Pip the Pansy, DJ Lasercat – El-Rocko
Xulu Prophet – Molly MacPherson’s
Jess Goggans Band – Congress Street Social Club
Groove Town Assault – Barrelhouse South

Saturday 12/15
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx Happy Hour
Train Wrecks, Hypnotics, Matt Eckstine, Stan Ray – Holiday Hoedown at American Legion (6:30p)
God Bless Relative, Cave Shake, Dustin Price – El-Rocko
Wood & Steel – Molly MacPherson’s
Charlie Fog Band – Barrelhouse South
Bottles & Cans – Jinx

Sunday 12/16
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 12/17
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 12/18
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 12/19
Jubal Kane – Warehouse (8p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s