Savannah Stopover 2013 Preview

Just before & after Austin’s massive South-by-Southwest in the middle of March, cities throughout the warm southeast put on their own multi-venue festivals to catch the bands, the press,...
Savannah Stopover 2013 Preview

Savannah Stopover 2013 Preview

Just before & after Austin’s massive South-by-Southwest in the middle of March, cities throughout the warm southeast put on their own multi-venue festivals to catch the bands, the press, and the fans heading into & out of Austin.  One of the best is the Savannah Stopover in the historic town on Georgia’s coast.

Enjoy the diverse range of artists, local, national, and international, Thursday to Saturday, March 7th to 9th.

 

And here’s a great map of all the participating venues:


View Savannah Stopover Venues in a larger map

 

 

Thursday, March 7

B & D Burgers (Upstairs)
Delicate Steve209 West Congress St., all ages
10:00pm – You Won’t
11:00pm – Leagues
12:00am – Kopecky Family Band

Club One
1 Jefferson St., 21+
10:00pm – PAN
11:00pm – HOTT MT
12:00am – Delicate Steve

Congress Street Social Club
411 West Congress St., 21+
10:00pm – Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
11:00pm – The Dunwells
12:00am – Bronze Radio Return

Hang Fire
37 Whitaker St., 21+
10:00pm – Lovely Locks
11:00pm – Talk Normal
Mac DeMarco12:00am – The Coathangers

The Jinx
127 West Congress St., 21+
11:00pm – Calvin Love
12:00am – Naomi Punk
1:00am – Mac DeMarco

Some artists toil in obscurity for years, even decades, but Mac DeMarco (QRO photos at a festival) is only just old enough to drink, and already has his debut full-length, Mac DeMarco 2.

Knights of Columbus
Merchandise3 West Liberty St., all ages
9:30pm – Merchandise
10:30pm – Chelsea Light Moving

Late in 2011, the indie world was stunned when Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon, the married couple at the heart of the venerable alt-punk icons Sonic Youth (QRO live review), announced that they were filing for divorce.  “What will this mean for Sonic Youth?” everyone asked (including, seemingly, SY guitarist Lee Renaldo).

Well, Sonic Youth has been on hiatus since then, but its members have been active in their own projects, such as Moore’s (QRO solo live review) new Chelsea Light Moving, who come to Savannah Stopover with Merchandise (QRO photos at a festival).

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum
41 MLK Jr. Blvd.
6:45pm – The Last Bison
8:00pm – Ben Sollee

Savannah Stopover throws an opening night party with the next Mumford & Sons (QRO live review), The Last Bison (QRO album review), and singer/songwriter Ben Sollee.

Sparetime
36 MLK Jr. Blvd., 21+
The Last Bison9:00pm – William Tyler
10:00pm – mumbledust

Taco Abajo
217 1/2 West Broughton St., all ages
10:00pm – Wet Socks
11:00pm – Diarrhea Planet
12:00am – Hunters

 

 

Friday, March 8

B & D Burgers (Patio)
Jacco Gardner209 West Congress St., all ages
4:00pm – Sam Sniper
5:00pm – Filligar
6:00pm – this mountain

B & D Burgers (Upstairs)
209 West Congress St., all ages
10:00pm – Weyes Blood
11:00pm – Jacco Gardner
12:00am – Mercies

From the Netherlands comes Neo-psych keyboardist Jacco Gardner, whose debut single “Where You Will Go” was released in garage label Trouble in Mind Records, the same as Ty Segall (QRO album review).

Club One
1 Jefferson St., 21+
10:00pm – Empress Of
11:00pm – The Suzan
12:00am – [email protected]

of MontrealCongress Street Social Club
411 West Congress St., all ages
5:00pm – SCAD Battle of the Bands Winner
6:00pm – City Hotel
7:00pm – The Accomplices

Congress Street Social Club
411 West Congress St., 21+
10:00pm – Vensaire
11:00pm – Sun Country
12:00am – Stop Light Observations

Dollhouse Productions  (press/VIP)
12:00pm – Young Buffalo
3:00pm – The People’s Temple
4:00pm – Country Mice
5:00pm – Fine Peduncle

A number of Savannah Stopover artists are playing special bonus sessions during the day for press & VIPs at Dollhouse Productions.

Forsyth Park
621 Drayton St., all ages
7:00pm – Royal Canoe
8:00pm – of Montreal

There are few acts that do a live show like of Montreal (QRO live review).  Kevin Barnes’ epic orchestra (QRO photos at a festival) literally fills the stage (QRO photos at a festival) with a performance more akin to (the actually French Canadian) Cirque du Soleil than indie-rock (QRO live review).  The band emerged out of the Elephant Six Collective to reach serious heights, most recently with 2010’s False Priest (QRO review), 2012’s Paralytic Stalks (QRO review) and extras Daughter of the Cloud (QRO review), but they have to be seen live (QRO live review) to be truly believed (QRO photos at a festival).

Hang Fire
37 Whitaker St., 21+
BRAIDS5:00pm – Blackrune
6:00pm – Friend Roulette
7:00pm – Swear and Shake

Hang Fire
37 Whitaker St., 21+
10:30pm – Moon King
11:30pm – HAERTS
12:30am – BRAIDS

For a band that turned a chance opening slot for Deerhunter (QRO live review) into a standing ovation and demands of an encore from the band, BRAIDS (QRO photos) is most definitely deserving of the ‘force to be reckoned with’ status that critics seem so eager to give them (QRO photos).  What’s more, after a Polaris Prize shortlisting in Canada, and a record deal with Chad VanGaalen (QRO album review)’s Flemish Eye label, the band has only picked up steam (QRO photos).

The Jinx
127 West Congress St., all ages
5:00pm – Eric Britt
6:00pm – Whiskey Dick

The Jinx
Chris Cohen127 West Congress St., 21+
10:00pm – Alex Bleeker & The Freaks
11:00pm – The People’s Temple
12:00am – Country Mice

Knights of Columbus
3 West Liberty St., all ages
10:30pm – Chris Cohen
11:30pm – Ducktails
12:30am – Snowmine

Deerhoof’s Chris Cohen has played with many bands in recent years and now’s introducing his first solo record, Overgrown Path, via the Captured Tracks label.

Sparetime
36 MLK Jr. Blvd., 21+
5:00pm – Sincerely, Iris
6:00pm – Christopher Paul Stelling

Check out up-and-coming Brooklyn singer/songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling (QRO album review) at one of his two Savannah Stopover appearances (see below also).

Taco Abajo
217 1/2 West Broughton St., all ages
5:00pm – Les Racquet
6:00pm – Heyrocco

Taco Abajo
Christopher Paul Stelling217 1/2 West Broughton St., all ages
10:30pm – Sun Club
11:30pm – PUJOL
12:30am – Ambassadors

 

 

Saturday, March 9

B & D Burgers (Patio)
209 West Congress St., all ages
4:00pm – Christopher Paul Stelling
5:00pm – Country Mice
6:00pm – Cheyenne Mize

Check out up-and-coming Brooklyn singer/songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling (QRO album review) at one of his two Savannah Stopover appearances (see above also).

B & D Burgers (Upstairs)
209 West Congress St., all ages
10:00pm – Field Report
11:00pm – this mountain
Pree12:00am – Roadkill Ghost Choir

Club One
1 Jefferson St., 21+
11:00pm – Fine Peduncle
12:00am – Yip Deceiver

Congress Street Social Club
411 West Congress St., all ages
4:00pm – Pree
5:00pm – Crystal Bright & The Silver Hands
6:00pm – Autumn Owls
7:00pm – Little Tybee

QRO favorites Paper Garden Records brings artists Pree (QRO photos at a festival) and Little Tybee to Savannah Stopover.

Congress Street Social Club
411 West Congress St., 21+
10:00pm – The Train Wrecks
11:00pm – Filligar
12:00am – Henry Wagons

Dollhouse Productions  (press/VIP)
11:45am – this mountain
1:30pm – Field Report
3:30pm – Royal Canoe

Hang Fire
Turbo Fruits37 Whitaker St., 21+
4:00pm – Lovely Locks
5:00pm – Blessed Feathers
6:00pm – Young Buffalo

Hang Fire
37 Whitaker St., 21+
10:00pm – Beach Day
11:00pm – Triathalon
12:00am – Dent May

Jepson Center
207 West York St., all ages
11:00pm – Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap & Dance Off

Last year indie DJ extraordinaire Jonathan Toubin was put in the hospital by a hit-and-run, but his musical friends (like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs – QRO album review) got together for a series of benefits (QRO photos) to pay for his medical expenses, and now Toubin – and his Soul Clap & Dance Off is back!

The Jinx
127 West Congress St., 21+
4:00pm – Clouds & Satellites
Ponderosa5:00pm – The Wild Feathers
6:00pm – Damon & The Shitkickers

The Jinx
127 West Congress St., 21+
9:00pm – Bear Fight!
10:00pm – Single Mothers
11:00pm – VietNam
12:00am – Turbo Fruits

Be Your Own Pet guitarist Jonas Stein formed Turbo Fruits (QRO photos) while BYOP was still in existence, and the garage-rock fruits have just kept on going (QRO photos at a festival).

Knights of Columbus
3 West Liberty St., all ages
8:30pm – Whaleboat
9:30pm – Ponderosa
10:30pm – The Whigs

Check out the Suthron rock of The Whigs and Ponderosa (QRO photos at Savannah Stopover ‘12).

Sparetime
36 MLK Jr. Blvd., 21+
5:00pm – Jamison Murphy
6:00pm – The End of America

Shark?Taco Abajo
217 1/2 West Broughton St., all ages
4:00pm – Deep Search
5:00pm – Suburban Living
6:00pm – Colorfeels

Taco Abajo
217 1/2 West Broughton St., all ages
9:00pm – Shark?
10:00pm – Royal Canoe
11:00pm – Mobley
12:00am – Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

Check out QRO favorites Shark? (QRO photos at a festival)

 

 

For festival website, go here: http://www.savannahstopover.com/

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