Oh boy, I think I’ve finally gotten back to a sense of normalcy after the wild ride that was Stopover 2018. Yes, I may have partied a bit. Yes, I may have napped in some unexpected places. And yes, I may have danced a bit too much in the artists’ lounge. But I wouldn’t trade it for any experience in the world.
While the festival is certainly growing year by year, the intimacy that Stopover provides will always be the most cherished part of it. From getting to meet fantastic artist like KOLARS through interviews or just through random happenstance while wandering between sets, to seeing old friends that I literally don’t get to see at any other point in the year, the community aspect of Stopover can’t be underplayed.
That’s not to say that the bands and their performances can be overlooked whatsoever. From expected big names that I wanted to see like Ratboys, Vita and the Woolf, Shopping, and pronoun to the sets that I wandered into and ended up loving like FRIGS and The Trongone Band, it’s hard to beat the quality of artist that Stopover brings. Here’s to new friends made, awesome times had, and to doing it for several more years to come. Hit the jump to check out all of my shots from the weekend and be sure to check out the other review posts we’ve got going up if you already haven’t already. And as always, be sure to stay up to date with all the shows happening around town by following us on Facebook. See you at the next show!
Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics at Ships of the Sea
Larkin Poe at Ships of the Sea
FRIGS at El-Rocko Lounge
Vita and the Woolf at Club One
KOLARS at Club One
Shopping at El-Rocko Lounge
The Muckers at Barrelhouse South
The Trongone Band at The Jinx
The Bones of J.R. Jones at The Jinx
CUSSES at Club One
Sarah Shook and the Disarmers at The Jinx
Birthday Club at Congress Street Social Club
Sam Lewis at Trinity Methodist Church
The Nude Party at El-Rocko Lounge
Becca Mancari at Congress Street Social Club
of Montreal at Ships of the Sea
Ratboys at Barrelhouse South
Bat Fangs at The Jinx
pronoun at El-Rocko Lounge