Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 3/22/18 – 3/28/18

Thursday 3/22
Liquid Ginger – Wild Wing Cafe (6p)
Train Wrecks, Machine Dreams – Rail Pub (6p)
Cabo Boing, Divorce Ring, Skippy Spiral – Sentient Bean (8p, $5)
Blood Handsome, Bero Bero – El-Rocko (9p)
The Mercers – PS Tavern (9p)

Friday 3/23
CitThe y Hotel – Service Brewing (5:30p)
Matt Eckstine – Edgar’s Proof & Provision (7-10p)
Abigail Dowd – Sentient Bean (8p)
Mike & The Mechanics – Stage On Bay (8p)
The Surly Gentlemen – Randy Wood Guitars (8p, $23)
Keystone Postcard – PS Tavern (9p)
Jon Lee’s Apparitions – Molly MacPherson’s
Dangermuffin – Barrelhouse South
Dry Reef – Congress Street Social Club
Dope KNife, Obeah, C. Shreve, SymmaTree – Wormhole
Rare Creatures – El-Rocko
The Young Antiques, Reconciler – Jinx

Saturday 3/24
Ford Natirboff – Warehouse (2p)
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx Happy Hour
Jason Bible – Blowin Smoke (6:30p)
John Griswell, Fields – Sentient Bean (7p)
Street Clothes Record Release Party – House Of Strut (9p, $5)
Hitman – Molly MacPherson’s
The Grizzly Atoms, Rude Dude, Camel Blues Band, Bubble Boys – El-Rocko
Backup Planet – Barrelhouse South
All The Locals – Congress Street Social Club

Sunday 3/25
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 3/26
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 3/27
Clouds & Satellites – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 3/28
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s
Thelma & The Sleaze, Craig Brown – El-Rocko

New Music Monday – 3/19/18

Mind Spiders
Denton, TX
“Outside” from Furies, out now on Dirtnap Records.

A video unlike any other you will ever see from the Mind Spiders highly recommended Devo/Jay Reatard-esque album Furies.
tom

Hot Snakes
San Diego, CA
Jericho Sirens out now on Sub Pop Records

I’m not sure I’ve heard a more aggressive guitar attack in quite some time as Hot Snakes have put on display with their first album in 10-plus years. If you’re a fan of bands like The Bronx, you’re sure to dig this release. – Petee

Now, Now
Minneapolis, MN
“AZ” from the upcoming Saved on Trans-Records

Fans of Now, Now have been waiting for quite some time for a new release from the indie rock duo ever since their incredible album, Threads, released back in 2012. Slowly but surely, there’s been a trickling of tracks making their way out from their upcoming album and “AZ”, while decidedly a bit more pop-oriented in direction, is certainly well worth the wait. – Petee

The Kennedy Koch Show embraces multiple platforms, launches Patreon

It’s easy to be upbeat about life, about Savannah, about music, about the future, and about the world’s everyday wonders when you’re talking to Brandy Kennedy Koch and Ryan Koch.

Ryan and Brandy have been involved in many creative endeavors in their 16 years together, and now they’re taking the biggest leap yet with the launch of The Kennedy Koch Show. TKKS has three components — an online TV show, a podcast, and a regular Wednesday night show on the community radio station WRUU.

Ryan and Brandy are now seeking community and subscriber support on Patreon. Click on through to find out more and begin accessing content. You should also go ahead and follow The Kennedy Koch Show on Facebook too.

Earlier this year, I reached out to Ryan after he had been pushed out of his radio gig at 106.1, where he had done amazing work over the years promoting the Savannah music scene. It’s an uphill climb supporting local artists in the corporate world of commercial radio, but Ryan succeeded week after week. When I first got in touch, Ryan wasn’t ready to talk about the future, but the couple regrouped and moved on fast with the launch of the multi-faceted TKKS, over which they will have full creative control.

In Connect Savannah, Anna Chandler writes :

For two years, Koch hosted Underexposed for no pay. Eventually, the station hired him for their promotions team, and Koch became a face of Rock 106.1. Between Night Shift and Underexposed, the DJ was sharing local and regional acts, hyping up concerts from touring acts and hometown heroes, and encouraging listeners to get involved in their community.

Koch’s approach has always had an old-school feel, trademarked by his genuine love and support for the scene. Spinning the FM dial in 2018 is a vastly different experience than it was 20 years ago, and for an anti-corporate community builder with a passion for grassroots efforts and DIY, Koch had to make difficult choices throughout his time on-air.

Now, Brandy and Ryan can serve the community in many more ways and approach projects as creatively and as passionately as they desire.

The Kennedy Koch Show will air on the online TV channel Live Like Locals Savannah. The episodes now in production will focus on unique businesses and people that “are the backbone of Savannah,” as Ryan told me when I met with Brandy and him recently at The Sentient Bean. The monthly podcasts will be broad-ranging — among other things, you’ll find interviews with musicians and others, discussions about hot topics of the day, and deep dives into more obscure subjects. The ongoing WRUU program will continue to highlight music and the arts in the Savannah area.

“This place has a specialness to it,” Ryan said as he talked about the way Savannah has lured and welcomed Brandy and him.

Here at hissing lawns, we’re excited to see where Brandy and Ryan’s passion and talents take them — and to see how they inspire others.

“We believe in success for everyone,” Brandy told me. “We would love to live in a world where everyone can do what they’re passionate about.”

Savannah Stopover 2018 – Petee’s Review

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

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 3/15/18 – 3/21/18

Hey everybody,
Well, another Stopover down and I think I have the post-Stopover Blues this week. I made it to 40 shows this year, if you include the Graveface/Starland pre-show. I think every band I saw was better than the last one. Some of my favorite bands were High Up, Larkin Poe, Shopping, Honduras, Bones Of JR Jones, Low Cut Connie, Liz Cooper, Nude Party, The War & The Treaty, and Bat Fangs (sorry, long list). Anyway, this is a list of most of the shows I found, there will pretty much be music everywhere. I am sure I missed plenty, this will be a big week.  Be sure to be careful around the Pence-no-fun Zone.

Thursday 3/15
Thomas Claxton Duo (3-5p), Liquid Ginger (6-8p), A Nickel Bag Of Funk (8:30-11:30p)Wild Wing Stage
Lullwater, Polar Waves – Jinx

Friday 3/16
Bucky & Barry (10a-12n), Bounty Hunter (12-3p), Jack Love Band (3-6p), High Velocity (6-9p), Eight Mile Bend (9p-12mn)City Market Bud Light Stage
In for a Penny (12n), Bottles & Cans (2p), Cranford Hollow (4:30p), Eric Culberson Band (7p), Lyn Avenue (9:30p) River Street (Craig Stage)
American Hologram (12:30p), Keith & Ross (12:30p), SYR (4:30p), Erin Alvey O’Sullivan (6:30p), Lance Stinson (8:30p)River Street (Rousakis Plaza)
Sarah Poole (12:30p), Hitman (12:30p), Bobby Lee Rodgers & Andrew Gil (4:30p), Train Wrecks (6:30p), Liquid Ginger (8:30p)River Street (Slainte Stage)
Strange Boat (12:30p), Randy Knight & Parrot Party (2:30p), The Bill Miles Band (5p), Mystery Machine (7:30p), Love Sick Radio (10p)River Street (Morrell Park)
Bucky & Barry (12:30-2:30), The New High (3-5p), Broadcast 90 (5:30-8p), U-phonik – (8:30-11:30p)Wild Wing Cafe
Lulu the Giant (12:30p), Joe Nelson and James Pittman (2:30p), Damon and the Shitkickers (4:30), Bottles & Cans (6:30), Cold Heart Canyon (9p), Blood on the Harp (11:30p)Jinx
Don Coyer (1p), Hitman (5p), Jon Lee & the Hextones (10p)Bayou Cafe
In For A Penny (3p)World of Beer
Jon Lee & The Hextones (6p)Tubby’s Thunderbolt
Travers Brothership, Sidereal (6:30p), Gang Of Thieves (8:30p), Groove Town Assault (12mn)Barrelhouse South
Kung Fu (7p)Southbound Brewery ($12/15)
Monkey Man (7-10p)Coach’s Corner ($10)
Corey Smith (8p)Stage On Bay
Jacob and the Good People (8p)Pour Larry’s
Drive (9p)PS Tavern
Funk You (9p), Whitehall (8p), Robo Trio – El-Rocko
Chew (10p)Congress Street Social Club

Saturday 3/17
Twinz (10a-12n), Jack Love Band (12-3p), Bounty Hunter (3-6p), Eight Mile Bend (6-9p), High Velocity (9-12mn)City Market Bud Light Stage
Whitehall Groove Band (11a)El-Rocko
The Mercers (11a)Edgar’ s Proof & Provision
Dave Landeo (11a-12:30p), Tokyo Joe (12:30-2:30p), U-Phonik (3-5p), Whiskey Run (5:30-8p), Individually Twisted (8:30-11:30p)Wild Wing Cafe
Hitman Band (12n), Erin Alvey O’Sullivan (2p), Lance Stinson (4p), Eric Culberson Band (6:30p), Emerald Empire City (8:30p)City Market (Morrell Park)
Lulu the Giant (12-1:30p), The F Bombs (2-3:30p), Train Wrecks (4-5:30p), Damon and the Shitkickers (6-8p), Bottles & Cans (8:30-10p), Crazy Man Crazy (10:30-11:30p), Lust for Vomit (Pogues Cover) (12-12:45a), The Gang’s All Here (Dropkick Murphys Cover) (1:05-1:45a)Jinx
SYR (12n), Wild Planes (2p), Voodoo Soup (4p), Thomas Claxton & the Myth (6p), Liquid Ginger (8:30p)River Street (Rousakis Plaza)
In For a Penny (1p), SYR (3p), Ember City (5p), Souls Harbor (9p) – River Street (Craic Stage)
Laiken Love (1:30p), Danielle Hicks & the Resistance (3:30p), Lyn Avenue (5:50p), Cranford Hollow (7:30p), Mystic Vibrations (9:30p)River Street (Slainte Stage)
Versatile Band (2p), The Hypnotics (10p), DJ Square One – Congress Street Social Club
Don Coyer (1p), Ben Keiser (5p), Hitman (10p)Bayou Cafe
Greco (2p), Little Stranger (4:30), The Norm (6:45p), Mayday (9:15), Groove Town Assault (11:30p)Barrelhouse South
Jacob and the Good People (1p, 7p)Pour Larry’s
In for a Penny (4p)Rail Pub
The Mandrakes (6:30p)Blowin’ Smoke
Waits & Co (7p)Foxy Loxy
In For A Penny (8p)World Of Beer

Sunday 3/18
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 3/19
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 3/20
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 3/21
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s
Navy Gangs, Anna McClellan – El-Rocko

Savannah Stopover 2018 – Tom’s thoughts and photos

Who would have thought that a 110 lb. indie rock vegan wouldn’t be able to hold his liquor? Yeah, Savannah Stopover was in the air last weekend, and apparently a little got on the floor, too. I’ve only missed one day of Stopover in 8 years, since the opening night the first year when the skies opened up just as the first act went on at The Wormhole.

This year I caught 36 acts, if you count Wednesday’s Night before Stopover at Graveface Records (actually the super cool Starland Dairy). I shot a ton of photos, had some super nerdy music conversations, walked what felt like from Savannah to Atlanta and back, and just generally had a blast with a great crowd of people.

Check out my photos and running commentary below.

Ships of the Sea really is a great, interesting venue with well done sound and killer sight lines from pretty much everywhere. Every time I popped by there was a great crowd from opening night through to the trippy ass Of Montreal set.

Larkin Poe have both the chops and the looks to go far. Cool stuff.

The crowd seemed more diverse this year, with more all ages attendees, and it was the first year I definitely felt as if the more mature “Savannah Music Festival” crowd realized there is a lot for them to like at Stopover, too.

El-Rocko seemed to have the “rock” lineup Thursday night, and A Deer A Horse, Frigs, and French Vanilla all put in strong sets that had smiles on lots of faces. I was stoked for Shopping and was blown away by their energy. Pretty much my favorite set of the festival, and definitely the talk of the town the next morning.

notes + photos from the 2018 Savannah Stopover

Another Savannah Stopover is in the books, and many of us are still in some sort of recovery from the thrilling three days. (There was also a pre-Stopover lineup at Graveface Records on March 7th, but more on that soon.)

With each year, Stopover seems to play a more vital role in Savannah’s cultural identity. The local and out-of-town reviews and reactions will continue for days, and we’ll be sharing a lot more here at hissing lawns and on the hissing lawns Facebook page.

Check out what pronoun had to say this year after their second Stopover:

And this from G. Taylor McKnight, found of the app Sched:

I live in Savannah and have seen a couple hundred Stopover shows since the festival was founded in 2011 — click here for the full program history — so I’m used to hearing such praise for the city, the festival, the venues, the legal outdoor drinking, the weather, and all sorts of other aspects of Stopover.

But I find it harder every year to summarize Stopover. I saw anywhere from a few minutes to full sets of 32 bands this year, but another attendee could have seen an entirely different 32 bands and had an equally amazing experience. Music writers sometimes cover festivals as if they saw everything that was worth seeing, but there just isn’t any way that one reviewer — or a whole team of reviewers — can take it all in. Consider that I missed most of the New West Records showcase and all of the Sleep Well Records showcase, I missed several of the top-billed festival acts, and I missed the excellent series of secret shows. Hell, I didn’t even make it to Becca Mancari’s performance at lunchtime at The Grey.

No regrets here though. I had an amazing festival, and in this post I’m including photos of almost all the bands that I saw, as well as a variety of random reflections. Please hop over to our Facebook page and share your favorites.

And come back here over the next few days for more Stopover wrap-up posts by our hissing lawns team.

1. Favorite sets (in no particular order):

Gus Dapperton – I was a little afraid that the hipster vibe would translate into an overly subdued and self-referential performance, but this show exceeded my very high expectations. What a great connection with the crowd and a genuine desire to talk to fans after the show. I can’t wait to see where Dapperton’s career goes from here.

Honduras – I loved Honduras’ garage-y rock at the 2017 Stopover and the band killed it again this year in a set at Barrelhouse South. Honduras has 10 gigs at SXSW this week and is touring with the excellent Public Access T.V., who also played a great Barrelhouse set. I hope that both bands get the attention that they deserve.

The War and Treaty – Big voices, big love on stage at Trinity. If you ever get a chance to see this couple live, do it.

Lola Marsh – Again, a show that exceeded my very high expectations — lush, beautiful, and inspiring music from the Tel Aviv-based duo of Yael Shoshana Coehn and Gil Landau, plus their band.

Shopping – The post-punk trio from London and Glasgow delivered big as the final act on the opening night of Stopover. Be sure and check out their new album The Official Body.

Pylon Reenactment Society – Lead singer Vanessa Briscoe Hay is the only original member from the legendary Athens act Pylon, but the band channels the energy of decades ago and at the same time feels vital right here, right now. At the end of their set to close out the festival at The Jinx, the guys from Acid Dad, audience members, and David Barbe joined the dance party on stage.

Pylon Reenactment Society (+ David Barbe and members of Acid Dad) at The Jinx

Honduras at Barrelhouse South

Gus Dapperton at Ships of the Sea

The War and Treaty at Trinity United Methodist Church

Lola Marsh at Trinity

Shopping at El-Rocko

2. Biggest surprise: Jon Stickley Trio

New Music Monday – 3/12/18

We’re back this week with new music from:
The Hold Steady
Brie Capone
Horse Feathers
Big Ups
Rob Crow / Optiganally Yours

As always, enjoy.

The Hold Steady
Brooklyn, NY
“Eureka” b/w “Esther”

If you follow this blog regularly, you know that there are several among us that have a soft spot for The Hold Steady. From Finn’s expertly crafted lyrics to the ever expanding instrumentation that the band incorporates, there’s a lot to love with these latest singles. Decidedly more mellow than their last release, there’s still a lot to take in with these newest tracks. – Petee

Brie Capone
Asheville, NC
“Weigh In” off of the upcoming If I Let You In

Combining a captivating mix of retro-pop and indie rock, Capone’s latest release is a ballad built on juxtaposition and indecision. Driven by some clever interplay between bass and piano along with some amazing harmonies by Capone, it’s pretty clear why Capone is quickly making a name for herself in the Asheville singer/songwriter scene. – Petee

Big Ups
NYC, NY
“PPP” from Two Parts Together out in May on Exploding In Sound Records.

It’s appropriate that Big Ups has a new song out on the week of Savannah Stopover, as they are one of my favorite Stopover discoveries ever. What are we calling this? Post hardcore, maybe? Let’s just call it awesome, actually. Great riffing, angry vocals, super solid rhythm section, pretty much everything I want in heavy music. Looking forward to the full length.
tom

Horse Feathers
Portland, OR
“Without Applause” from Appreciation out May 4th on Kill Rock Stars.

The lead single from the new Horse Feathers rocks more than I would expect, but it’s classic folk rock of the sort you might hear from Iron and Wine or Ray LaMontagne when they’re in the mood to rock, as opposed to whispering over acoustic instruments (which I’m certainly not opposed to, either). Really great, approachable stuff, in my opinion.
tom

Rob Crow/Optiganally Yours
California
“Whomever Watches You Sleep” from Rob Crow’s 2018 Joyful Noise Artist in Residency box set.

Is anyone as prolific over as many genres as Rob Crow, while somehow not only not sucking at any of them, but producing consistently fantastic stuff? This box set will feature music from some of his projects, including Pinback, Optiganally Yours, Thingy, Goblin Cock, Byre, Third Act Problems, Other, Remote Sequence Project, Physics, Anal Trump, and well, you get the idea. Supremely catchy indie pop to grindcore, he’s got it covered. Will someone please buy me this box set? Anyone? Mom?
tom

Savannah Stopover 2018 – Petee’s Picks

It’s almost that time! It barely seems like it’s been a year since the last time Stopover hit downtown Savannah but thankfully the festival is back and bigger than ever. Sure, 80+ bands over the course of 3 days may seem a bit daunting at first, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back! While you’re likely to have a killer time no matter what random set you may wander into (as more than a few of our contributors have been known to do in the late hours of Stopover), we want to make sure that you don’t end up kicking yourself for missing out on some of the most promising acts of the festival. While this list is going to focus on out of town acts, make sure you pencil in some time to show a little love to local acts like CUSSES and Bero Bero as well! Here’s a quick day-by-day breakdown of the upcoming artists that you won’t want to miss:

 

Wednesday, March 7th
Graveface Presents “The Night Before Stopover”
As if Stopover itself wasn’t big enough this year, our own Graveface Records has decided to join in on the fun and is officially sponsoring some pre-Stopover festivities including the fantastic High Up, Kid Dakota, and Whispertown as well as local favorites Dreamend. Check out our full preview of Wednesday’s events here!

 

Thursday, March 8th

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics (soul, funk)
7pm at Ships of the Sea
The soulful Atlanta natives will be kicking off the opening night of Stopover at Ships of the Sea. Don’t mess around and miss this six piece just because things are kicking off a little early. Their mix of soul and 70s rock is sure to please.

 

FRIGS (post-punk)
10pm at El-Rocko Lounge
Hailing from Toronto, FRIGS are a bit bewildering to take in at first. Equal parts groovy, post-punk and experimental art punk, the group is sure to put on a good show.

 

Larry Jack’s Stopover Itinerary – 2018

Hey everybody,
This is my tentative Stopover schedule.  I think of it as more of a wish list, I’m probably not seeing all 50 bands listed (maybe 2/3 of them?).  There is no telling where I will really end up, but these are my goals.  There were several slots when I actually wanted to see four bands at once, but I realize the odds of that are pretty slim, so I trimmed it to no more than two bands in the same time slot.  Good luck to me and whoever is with me.  Remember to eat and hydrate.  Happy Stopover to one and all.

Key – * means I really want to see them

Thursday 3/8
1800 – Payne Bridges – Ships Of The Sea
1900 – Ruby Bell – Ships Of The Sea
***EAT AT SHIPS OF THE SEA***
2000 – *Larkin Poe – Ships Of The Sea
2100 – A Deer A Horse – El Rocko
2130 – Zuli – Barrelhouse South
2200 – FRIGS – El-Rocko
2230 – Stoop Kids – Congress Street Social
             Neighbor Lady – Jinx
2300 – *French Vanilla – El Rocko
             Vita & The Wolf – Club One
2330 – Cave Singers – Jinx
2400 – *Shopping – Jinx
             KOLARS – Club One

Friday 3/9
1700 – Secret Show – Desota Hilton
1730 – Cory Chambers Jazz Band – Jinx
1800 – Wilder Maker – Congress Street Social
***EAT***
1900 – Cicada Rhythm – Ships Of The Sea
1930 – Nancy Druid – Barrelhouse South
2000 – Lily Hiatt – Ships Of The Sea
2030 – *Sh-booms – Trinity Church
             *Muckers – Barrelhouse South
2100 – Caroline Rose – Ships Of The Sea
2130 – *Honduras- Barrelhouse South
             *The Medium – Congress Street Social
2200 – Illegal Drugs – El-Rocko
             Trongone Band – Jinx
2230 – Public Access TV – Barrelhouse South
             Future Generations – Club One
2300 – *Bones Of JR Jones – Jinx
             Yonotan Gat – El-Rocko
2330 – *Cusses – Club One
2400 – *Low Cut Connie – Congress Street Social

Saturday 3/10
1230 – Becca Mancari – The Grey
1400 – White Violet – El-Rocko
1500 – Birthday Club – Congress Street Social
1530 – Danielle Hicks Band – Jinx
1600 – Liz Cooper – Jinx
1800 – *Nude Party – El-Rocko
1830 – Sam Lewis – Trinity Church
1900 – *Colter Wall – Trinity Church
1930 – Gus Dapperton – Ships Of The Sea
***EAT AT SHIPS OF THE SEA***
2030 – Of Montreal – Ships Of The Sea
2100 – Mo Lawda – Congress Street Social
2130 – Ratboys – Barrelhouse South
2200 – *The War & Treaty – Trinity Church
             *Acid Dad – Jinx
2230 – Vundabar – Barrelhouse South
2300 – Bat Fangs – Jinx
             *Wild Child – Trinity Church
2330 – Twisty Cats – Club One
2400 – Pylon Reenactment Society – Jinx

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 3/7/18 – 3/14/18

Hey everybody,
Well, we’ve hit Stopover Weekend. I’ll be posting my Stopover schedule in a few. There are still several interesting things going on this weekend, even if you don’t make it to Stopover. There will be the first-ever Undergo Festival. It will feature all local talent and looks like it could be a lot of fun. There were too many artists to list, it should be easily found somewhere on this internet-thingy. Little Tybee will be returning to our area this week. And this will be the downtown debut of Rev Bro Diddley, whom you may recognize from the Hypnotics. I hope to see lots of you around this weekend, Happy Stopover !!!

Wednesday – 3/7
Kid Dakota, Whispertown, High Up, Dreamend –
The Night Before Stopover @ Graveface
Triathlon, Atlantis, Inner Wave –
Jinx

Thursday – 3/8
Savannah Stopover – Various locations
Brad Paisley – Savannah Civic Center (7:30)
Little Tybee, Reign Of Lindo- Tybee Post Theater (8p)

Friday – 3/9
Savannah Stopover – Various locations
Undergo Festival – Sav’h Film Festival
Cousin It – Rail Pub (6p)
Thomas Claxton, Ben Keiser Band – Bayou Cafe
Whiskey & Wine – Molly MacPherson’s

Saturday – 3/10
Savannah Stopover – Various locations
Undergo Festival – Sav’h Film Festival
Haunting Portraits – Sentient Bean (8p)
Reverend Bro Diddley & The Hips – Molly MacPherson’s
DIP – El Rocko (12mn)

Sunday – 3/11
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday – 3/12
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday – 3/13
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday – 3/14
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s

Savannah Stopover 2018 Spotlight – Ratboys


You’ve got to love a grassroots band that keeps plugging away until it comes into its own. Case in point: Ratboys. Ratboys is the brainchild of college friends Julia Steiner and David Sagan. What began as the acoustic project of two college friends in 2010 has blossomed over the last few years into one of the most stellar acts to stake their claim in the Chicago music scene.

The more you dig into Ratboys, the more you’ll start to recognize the subtle hints of their influences that tinge their music. The self-proclaimed post-country/indie rock band don’t shy away from their love of artists like Sheryl Crow and Kim Deal. And certainly, there’s a good bit of Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley influence that’s evident as well, especially with their latest album release, GN. Equal parts affectionate, confessional, and earnest, Ratboys is certainly not an act to be missed at this year’s Stopover. Be sure to catch their set at Barrelhouse South on Saturday, March 10th at 9:30pm. Be sure to keep an eye out for more hissing lawns coverage as we get closer and closer to Stopover 2018!