Jacuzzi Boys in Concert @ Hang Fire!

MusicFile Productions & Savannah Stopover Present: Jacuzzi Boys /Triathalon

Who: Jacuzzi Boys w/ Triathalon
When: Wednesday, May 21st
Where: Hang Fire (37 Whitaker St)
Tickets: $10 (Online or At the Door)

Miami garage-rock trio, Jacuzzi Boys, were formed back in 2007 and later picked up by Hardly Art in 2011. Ever since their first release (but second full length) with Hardly Art, Glazin’, they have been relentlessly storming the indie-rock scene being featured in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Noisey, MTV Hive and many more.

In a place where latin, rap and hip hop music prevail, Jacuzzi Boys rise against the grain of their hometown to bring us some amazing garage-pop-rock. Their sound blends the typical chord progressions of power pop with their snarly punk attitude while never deviating from what’s in their soul, good ol’ rock n’ roll. Iggy Pop, in an interview with Urban Outfitters, has even put his stamp of approval on this band claiming they’re currently the best thing coming out of Miami.

They’re live shows are full of crackling energy and as their own drummer put it, their shows are “a rock n’ roll piñata – colorful and playful on the surface that needs to be confronted aggressively to spew candy everywhere.”

Buy your tickets online here or ask your fellow Hang Fire bartender to buy on-site.

2014 Savannah Stopover Session Videos Are Out!

During the 2014 Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Off The Avenue and Dollhouse Studios teamed up to bring you some awesome live recordings of many of your favorite Stopover bands. Throughout the weekend (March 6th to 8th)  over 15 bands spent time in Savannah’s local state of the art recording studio, Dollhouse, to record 1-2 songs of their choosing. Paired up with the video acumen and considerable talents from the boys at Off The Avenue (North Avenue Studios) from Florida and we get some amazing videos. Check out the playlist of all the videos below and thanks to all the bands and everyone at Off The Avenue and Dollhouse for pulling this great project together.( Tip-don’t miss Savannah’s own rising stars Triathalon and Fare The Gap!)

Bands Involved:

  • TEEN
  • Triathalon
  • The Teen Age
  • New Madrid
  • Fare The Gap
  • Brothertiger
  • Big Ups
  • The Belle Game
  • The Tennis System

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  • Matrimony
  • Leverage Models
  • Weekender
  • Wild Child
  • Ski Lodge
  • DEGA
  • Juan Wauters
  • Good Graeff

Mutual Benefit and J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers Added To Spring Shows

We wanted to share with you two additions to our on-going MusicFile Productions/Savannah Stopover Spring Concert list:

Thursday, April 10th: J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers (Thinc Savannah, Year of the Local Event)
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The Dirt Daubers were formed by Legendary Shack Shakers front man, artist, director and country punk pioneer J.D. Wilkes in 2009 with his wife Jessica. Wilkes’ “gothic preacher” persona and frantic blues harmonica whips their live shows into a frenzy, trading lead vocal duties with his feminine foil.
J.D. and Jessica are joined by electric guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drummer Preston Corn. Smoky baritone sax grooves are provided by Tom Waits’ sideman Ralph Carney, with piano played by Wilkes himself – delving deeper into the bluesy recesses of American music. They will be playing ThincSavannah‘s “Year of the Local” event which is open to the public ($20) with food from Forsyth’s Farmer’s Market22 Square and local brews included.

Saturday, May 10th: Mutual Benefit (full band) @ Ampersand

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Mutual Benefit’s full length debut album was one of the most heralded of 2013, earning s slot in Pitchfork’s Top 50 Albums of the year. Drawing comparisons to the likes of Nick Drake, The Antlers and  Sufjan Stevens, it’s gorgeous, baroque pop for the collaborative new millennium. We’re thrilled that the band will ‘stop over’ in Savannah after playing Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta on May 9th.

Jordan Lee has spent the last few years moving from Ohio to Austin to Boston, and most recently Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with friends’ groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. After releasing various limited edition EPs and playing scores of house shows, Lee completed his debut album, Love’s Crushing Diamond, a record of lush, watery, pop songs, pieced together over the past several years and inspired by the kinetic energy, goodbyes, and blurred landscapes of life on the road. The songs are heartfelt and powerful with Lee’s fragile and beautiful voice as the centerpiece, and the recordings are an instantly engaging blend of high and low fidelity, mixing lush studio productions, featuring keys, guitar, violin and banjo, with clattering homemade percussion and found sounds. While Lee is certainly the brainchild throughout, the album is very much a collaborative effort featuring contributions by friends and others met along the way.

Savannah Stopover & MusicFile Productions Announce Three Spring Concerts

Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Blitzen Trapper and Horse Feathers To Play Savannah

Savannah Stopover and MusicFile Productions announced today that three legendary bands will play Savannah this spring:

Click on the links below for more info and to buy tickets on Ticketfly:

1. Friday, April 11th, 2014:  Horse Feathers (w/ mumbledust) @Ampersand

The Portland, OR-based group, led by singer-songwriter Justin Ringle and longtime collaborator, violinist Nathan Crockett, will  mark their 10-year anniversary with an all-acoustic tour across the eastern U.S. throughout April. As an added bonus for fans, the group is accepting setlist requests via their Facebook page.

2. Wednesday, May 7th, 2014: Charles Bradley & His  Extraordinaires @ The Jinx (early show)

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Charles Bradley released his debut album at the age of 62 on Daptone Records and quickly rose to world-wide fame. He will bring his legendary style of American Funk, Soul & R&B to The Jinx for one night only in a rare, small club performance.

Cusses and DJ D-Frost will be spinning soul after the show til close.


3. Monday, May 12th, 2014:  Blitzen Trapper (w/ The Train Wrecks) @ The Jinx (early show)

Blitzen Trapper is a Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band on  Sub Pop Records. The band has released seven albums since 2000, garnering critical acclaim. Furr, the band’s 2008 breakout album, and it’s first on Sub Pop Records remains one of the best albums of the last decade.


Door Tickets, Ampersand and Secret Shows

Stopover is finally here, and here’s some info you’ll need this weekend about:

  • Door Tickets
  • Ampersand, our venue at 36 MLK
  • Secret shows

Door Tickets

First off, door tickets will be available at all venues, space permitting, pricing as follows:

Opening Night Event: $15

Other Knights of Columbus Shows:
Day Show (on Saturday): $10
Night Shows: $20

Day Shows at The Jinx and Hangfire: $5

Secret Shows at Ampersand and Abe’s on Lincoln: $10

All other Venues not specified: $15

Please remember capacity is limited at all venues, and passholders will be given preferred entrance. We can’t guarantee door tickets for every show.

Ampersand, located at 36 MLK

Next, some people have been asking about the new venue Ampersand located at 36 MLK. Bill Dawers wrote a great piece about it, and we’re excited to debut the space during Stopover. Here’s how it’s going to work:

1st Floor:

Is open to all Stopover Passholders. Anyone with a wristband will be invited in during their business hours. Opening at 4pm 3/6 and 3/7.Noon on 3/8. The 1st floor is also open to the public during showtimes.Shows will be on the 1st floor. If you don’t have a Stopover wristband, you can buy a ticket at the door, space permitting. Tickets will be $10

2nd Floor

Is the private MailChimp Artist Lounge at Savannah Stopover,  open only to Artists, VIPS, Press, Staff and Volunteers. No bands will play there.

3rd Floor

is only open Founders’ Circle members, and staff and bands by invitation. It will also hold the Seersucker Live Event on Friday, 3/7 from 7pm-9pm. Stopover Passholders can get discounted admission to that event.

Secret Shows

Finally, here’s a little more information about secret shows. The events at Abe’s on Lincoln and Ampersand are open to all Stopover Passholders, and door tickets will be available – space permitting. As the shows approach, our friends at Do Savannah will announce secret show artists via their Mobile app –  we’ll also let you know via the Stopover Twitter account!