Author: Tom Cartmel

Cray Bags at Weekend Mania – photos

Here’s a photo gallery of the last Cray Bags show for the foreseeable future. I am unwilling to say last show ever, because that would be a damn shame, as they were (are?) one of the most powerful bands Savannah…

10 (super lame) reasons not to go to the Wimps show at El Rocko tonight. (Thurs. 6/22)

1. Never heard of them. Okay. Wimps are a 3 piece punk band that was named the best punk band in Seattle at one point. Seattle. Not Pooler. Freaking Seattle. They’re on Kill Rock Stars, the record label of Elliott…

Dad Joke Weekendmania – this weekend – preview

Honestly this is going to be a bittersweet weekend of music for Savannah. On one hand, The Jinx is hosting over a dozen rad Southeast bands, ranging in genres from throwback garage rock to power pop to gnarly dbeat punk…

Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson and The Goddamn Gallows at The Jinx – photos

So my New Years resolution was to get show posts together within a few days of the show. How am I doing? Hint: I’m doing a shitty job of it, that’s how I’m doing. Anyway, this show was a while…

Tom’s Savannah Stopover 2017 – photos

Well, I made it through another festival, even though I Stopoverdid it opening night. I think I’ll do this random factoid style… Enjoyed 31 bands over the 3 nights. Staying in a loft over Hang Fire feels a little wrong…

30 odd Savannah Stopover memories

The Savannah Stopover is here. Not only is it hard to believe it’s time for the festival, it’s amazing to me that it’s the 7th year already. I’ve attended all 7 years, missing only one night, mostly because I’m a…

Savannah Stopover Survival Guide – updated 2017 version

Happy Stopover! One of my favorite musical weekends of the year is upon us again. You already bought your tickets, right? I wrote this festival survival guide last year, but I think it may be helpful again this year. I’m…

Benefit for the Savannah Skatepark @ The Jinx – photos

I’ll make this quick, because there’s a ton of pics in this post and you just want to see if you’re in them. The Savannah Skatepark needs money to become a reality, punk rock and skateboarding go together like hippies…

Cray Bags – “Sexy Bully” video premiere

For months we’d heard rumors and whispers in the back rooms of seedy rock venues, caught blips on the internet, overheard fleeting comments that maybe, just maybe, Cray Bags (née Crazy Bag Lady) had created a music video so powerful,…

Mothership and Gunpowder Gray at The Jinx – photos

Text by Joshua Peacock, photos by Tom Cartmel If you are endeared to double-stack power, head banging, solo-blistering, loud-ass anthem rock, Mothership, out of Dallas, Texas, is your joint. It’s mine for sure. So I was up and front for…