It may be the week of Savannah Stopover, but that doesn’t mean that there’s any shortage of awesome shows beforehand. And I don’t just mean the awesome show that Band of Horses put on Monday night — that same night Hang Fire hosted another slew of great artists, both local and visiting. First up was Hunter Park who I unfortunately missed out on (work comes first, right?) but after listening to a bit of her work and catching just a snippet of her doing back up vocals on one of Rachel Kate songs, I’m sure she put on a fantastic show. The first band I ended up catching was CUSSES, in a rare acoustic set with Angel and Bryan. Even though the set may have been stripped down to just vocals and guitar, the show contained the same amount of energy that one would expect when seeing CUSSES. Next up was Rachel Kate who reminded me very much of Kimya Dawson with a fair bit more Southern flair and power behind her delivery. After Rachel, Alex of Sauna Heat and Forced Entry dialed back on the usual ferocity that he’s known to perform with to put on an acoustic set while still showing his punk roots with an awesome cover of Black Flag’s “Depression”. Rounding out the night was the always excellent Lovely Locks who provided an awesome end for the night. Catch a few of the shots below and as always, be sure to hit the jump for the full set!