After The Weeks finished up their powerful set headlining Savannah Stopover’s free concert in Ellis Square on Saturday evening, I ended up talking to an ecstatic young woman. She works in City Market, had literally just gotten off from a long day shift, and then discovered that one of her favorite bands was playing right then and there.
It was one of those great moments that can only happen at a festival like Savannah Stopover, which takes over the city’s downtown music scene for three days and nights every March.
On stage, the band has a barely controlled chaos — at times it seems the members will just stomp off into the night in different directions (bass player Damien Bone seems like he’d be the first to vanish). But the sound stays tight, the energy high, the lyrics penetrating. As much as I loved seeing The Weeks in Ellis Square, I’d can’t wait to see them in a dark club sometime, late at night.
Here’s the official video (over 130,000 views) for “Brother in the Night”:
For various reasons, mainly having to do with the way those event tents reflect light, most of these shots looked better in b&w. A few here (click for full size) with more after the jump: