If you’re a regular frequenter of this blog (as any music enthusiast in Savannah should be!), you’re likely well aware that the 2014 Savannah Stopover is quickly approaching. I hope that, like many of us here at hissing lawns, you’ve already begun to plan out how you’ll spend the three days and who are your own personal “must see” bands of this year. If you haven’t, I’d highly recommend using the Scheduling function on the official Stopover page, it’ll make keeping track of all of the artists and their set times much easier. In order to help you get the most out of your Stopover experience, we’ll be bringing frequent spotlights on some of our favorite artists at the festival this year.
First up on my own personal list of bands not to be missed is Tweens. While the Midwest is usually known for turning out some great punk and pop-punk bands, Cincinnati’s Tweens is a beast of a different nature. Tweens is very much the band that your little sister managed to get together in high school. That is of course assuming that your little sister’s high school band turned out some great garage rock jams that sported a hefty dose of doo-wop, punk, and pop influence. Equally catchy and thrashy, “Be Mean”, Tweens’ single off of their upcoming, self-titled, debut album, is an instant classic in my book. They’ve coined the description of “trash-pop” for themselves and the phrase seems to fit the bill perfectly for the trio.
Be sure to catch Tweens at 5pm on March 7th at Hang Fire during Stopover this year and stay tuned for more highlights of the festival!