Author: joshua peacock

Kitchen Conversations: Beth Head, Hestia Resident Artist

Last week, the bed and breakfast I manage, Diamond Oaks Treehouse, became part of a nomadic artist residency pilot program, called Hestia. The program has three artists in town for a 10-day immersive residency, which you can read about in…

Review: 2018 AURA Festival was a high-kicking good time

The 12th iteration of Coastal Rock Productions’ All Underground Rock All Day Festival (AURA Fest) was arguably its most successful. Yeah, it was a time-traveling journey for sure with Evergreen Terrace, Darkest Hour and Bury Your Dead headlining. But, no…

An all-star Savannah lineup paid tribute to Tom Petty, and it was awesome

The Train Wrecks, with an all-star lineup of Savannah musicians, paid tribute to Tom Petty at Southbound Brewing Co. on Jan. 13. That is a loaded sentence. In fact, that was enough of a headline to get me out on…

Kylesa’s Laura Pleasants’ new band, The Discussion, plays debut show

I feel it’s safe to say that Kylesa fans were disheartened to see the group call it quits. I know I was. So it goes. I also feel it’s safe to say a lot of people were stoked when Laura…

Lulu The Giant plays The Welmont

The last time CUSSES played Savannah, Racheal Shaner (captain of Lulu The Giant) split the hard rock bill with a solo set, accompanied only by her double bass, playing what she calls “graveyard ambience” tunes. It was wonderfully strange, and…

Savannah’s Casket Girls to play, maybe, their last hometown show

There’s a good chance the Casket Girls may never play their hometown again after May 9th. But there’s a chance they might too. It’s sort of in the air, according to the constantly-working, often-reclusive Ryan Graveface, the band’s primary composer.…

hissing lawns joins Graveface Records charity initiative, Deep Center Inc. to benefit

It’s really just the perfect matchup of things, I think. hissing lawns and Graveface Records & Curiosities. The amazing contributors here at hissing lawns are clearly all music nerds, the best kind of people, who apparently like other people too.…

Album Review: BASK’s “Ramble Beyond”

In order to pinpoint what makes BASK’s metal so hauntingly beautiful, it might be dutiful to stare into the vast reaches of their influences. Whether it’s the cathartic nature of the relentless breakdowns that sucks you in, or the level…

A.U.R.A. Fest gets ambitious and it pays off

This year was one of Coastal Rock Productions most ambitious All Underground Rock All Day Festivals (A.U.R.A.) to date. Coastal Rock did it up right with 15 bands, two stages, food trucks, vendors, plenty of booze, merchandise and major corporate…

just another top 5 list of 2016’s best albums (from savannah and beyond)

For reasons I can only guess at, I watched that terrible John Cusack movie High Fidelity about 4.5 times this year. Whether intentionally or on accident, I just kept watching. In reflection, my 2016 was about love, heartache, and music,…