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
“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.

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.

Rob Crow/Optiganally Yours
“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?

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
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
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
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 –

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!

Savannah Stopover Survival Guide – updated 2018 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 a couple years ago, but I think it may be helpful again this year. I, uhhh, disregarded several pieces of my own advice last year and Stopoverdid it opening night. Anyway, the basics of having fun don’t change a lot from year to year.

Which, come to think of it, is a good place to start….

1.) Have fun. Seriously, if you’re not having a good time, you’re doing it wrong. So, ditch your annoying friend, or sober up, or have a drink…..wait, actually just read on.

2.) Be cool. Only slightly less important than having fun is letting everyone else have fun. Be patient, don’t get liability-to-your-friends drunk, don’t talk over quiet bands, you know, don’t be a dick.

3.) Wear comfortable shoes. Hell, comfortable clothes in general. I know you want to look hot, or badass, or whatever, but you’re going to be walking a lot, or at least on your feet for a long time, and sore feet will suck the life out of a party. You might want to throw a rain jacket and warmer clothes in the car/hotel/bag too, because you never know.

New Music Monday – 3/5/18

And this week we have new work from:
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics
Dinosaur Jr.
Parquet Courts
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Car Seat Headrest
Smash Mouth

New York City, NY
“Run” out now on Sleep Well Records

Stopover alumni, pronoun, was one of my favorite sets of 2017’s Stopover season. The band is certainly a refreshing take on the current indie rock scene, offering up intricate lyricism as well as lush guitar work on top of vocal harmonies. Think Third Eye Blind but with a more mellow, modern spin. ~ Petee

Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics
Atlanta, GA
“Call Out My Name” from their sophomore album State of All Things

With their intriguing mix of psych rock and soul, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are sure to be another big name on many people’s Stopover list this year. Brass instrumentation, 70’s rock guitar work, and synths all come together perfectly under Velle’s soulful vocals that can’t help but remind listeners of modern vocalists like the late Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse. ~ Petee

Dinosaur Jr.
Amherst, MA
“Hold Unknown” from the Adult Swim Singles Program.

Has any band ever reunited and come back as strong as Dinosaur Jr.? This (maybe?) stand alone single for Adult Swim continues their current run of greatness. It’s exactly what you would expect, J. Mascis’ catchy, warbly, melodic vocals over a rock solid rhythm section and some of the best guitar heroics in the game to boot. Somehow classic despite having come out this week.

Parquet Courts
“Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience” from upcoming full length Wide Awake!

I’m a fan of Parquet Courts, and 2016’s Human Performance got a bunch of spins late night on the headphones. This new single is a two part affair, with a percussion led first half that I wouldn’t like nearly as much if it didn’t shift gears into a classic, catchy, jangle pop coda. Cool.

“Need the Sun” from the new 7″ available only at shows

Honduras brought their garage rock/punk to Savannah Stopover in 2017, and I’m thrilled that the Brooklyn-based band is headed back for the 2018 festival. They’re out touring with Public Access T.V., and both bands will be playing prime evening slots on Friday, 3/9, at Barrelhouse South on Congress Street. = bill

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Chapel Hill, NC
“Good as Gold” from the forthcoming LP Years

Ever since I started listening to Sarah Shook & The Disarmers after they were announced for Savannah Stopover, I’ve been telling everyone to check them out. What’s better than hard-edged country at midnight on a Friday at The Jinx? Not much. – bill

Car Seat Headrest, Smash Mouth
CSH covers Smash Mouth’s “Fallen Horses”; Smash Mouth covers CSH’s “Something Soon”

Will Toledo was about 2 years old when Smash Mouth was formed, but the generational divide only makes this unique collaboration even more interesting. As much as I like Toledo’s vocals in CSH’s rendition of “Fallen Horses,” I think the Smash Mouth cover of the brilliant CSH song “Something Soon” is the standout song here. – bill

Larry Jack’s Magical Music Tour – 3/2/18 – 3/8/18

Hey everybody,
Well, we are now into Stopover Countdown time. My favorite musical event may be only one week away, but there are plenty of things worth checking out this weekend. Surprisingly, there are many early shows that will be worth checking out. Friday brings us City Hotel and Matt Eckstine playing early shows. And Saturday brings a rare free show from the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, along with plenty of other daytime music. There are also several good shows both evenings too, of course. Then the week slides right into Wednesday, with the Stopover kick-off show at Graveface. Looking forward to seeing many of you soon.


Friday 3/2
Hitman – Tubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)
City Hotel – Ghost Coast Distillery (6-9p)
Matt Eckstine & Friends – Rail Pub (7p)
Stayin’ Alive Canada – Lucas Theatre (7:30p)
Beth Head, Jeff Zagers – Sulfur Studios (9p)
Nelly – Club Elan  (9p, $36)
Lady Valore, Garden Giant, Lulu The Giant, Too Much – Wormhole (9p)
The Tens – El-Rocko
Holey Miss Moley, Juice – Barrelhouse South
Deep State, Giving Up – Jinx
Train Wrecks – Congress Street Social Club

Saturday 3/3
Fabulous Equinox Orchestra – Ellis Square (5-6p, Homeless Fundraiser)
Matt Eckstine & Jay RuddDriftaway Cafe (6-9p)
Keith & Ross – Tubby’s Thunderbolt (6p)
Damon & The Shitkickers – Jinx Happy Hour
Thomas Claxton & The Myth, 5150 – Coach’s Corner (7p, $15)
Heavy Pets, Voodoo Fix – Barrelhouse South
Mechanical River – El-Rocko
Bottles & Cans – Jinx

Sunday 3/4
Sav’h Songwriter Series – Sentient Bean (7p)
Voodoo Soup – Congress Street Social Club

Monday 3/5
Open Mic – Abe’s On Lincoln

Tuesday 3/6
Adam Nye – Foxy Loxy Cafe (7p)
Ben Keiser Band – Bay Street Blues
Eric Culberson Open Jam – Bayou Cafe
Open Mic – Molly MacPherson’s

Wednesday 3/7
Kid Dakota, Whispertown, High Up, Dreamend – Graveface The Night Before Stopover (7p)
Ben Keiser Band – Boomy’s
Pheller – El-Rocko

Savannah Stopover 2018 Spotlight – Shopping

Photo by Matthew Arthur Williams

One of the best things about Stopover is the growing variety of acts that the festival has been drawn to Savannah over the past few years. With over 80 bands playing during a 3 day span, you’re bound to find a couple of bands that you haven’t heard of or that absolutely blow you away out of the blue. Sure, there’s a plethora of indie rock, garage rock, and other festival standard genres that you’d expect to see at any festival, but the Stopover team has been working hard to incorporate a number of genres that you may not expect like soul, funk, alt-country, and post-punk. Adding to this year’s eclectic mix of artists featured on the lineup is the British trio, Shopping.

With their infections bass lines, super clean and catchy guitar riffs, all of which are accompanied by bouncing drum beats, Shopping have given the post-punk scene a much needed breath of fresh air. The trio have taken great care to make sure that their frugal arrangement of guitar, bass, and drums is just heavy enough to keep things interesting, while also incorporating a bevy of new wave and pop influences to make sure their audience is having a good time. The slightly dead-pan delivery of their lyrics is offset by their dance inducing beats and make for an awesome time. Be sure to catch Shopping Thursday, March 8th at midnight (that’s Thursday night/Friday morning for you sticklers) at El-Rocko Lounge. And stay tuned here for more scoops on everything going down at Stopover 2018!