Weekly Digest #6

Savannah Stopover Is The Underground Music Scene’s Best Kept Secret
-The Rawckus  

A Tribe Called Red (playing Friday 3/10 @ Club One)

A Tribe Called Red (playing Friday 3/10 @ Club One)

Festival Updates:

  • This year’s Festival Headquarters (HQ!) will be located at 38 Barnard Street between Broughton Street and Congress Street. Operating hours below. Don’t forget, all pre-purchased or awarded tickets have to be exchanged for wristbands!

Your First Stopover? The Rawckus hits the nail on the head with what makes Stopover unique and special in this wonderful festival preview: Rawckus Magazine

A Tribe Called Red Releases Music Video for “Indian City” on Fader

“Some of us have found our way first through beats, breaking and turntablism, only to find it leading us back to our roots,” states A Tribe Called Red in an email to Fader magazine.

In their music video for “Indian City,” this concept of an artistic “pilgrimage” is on full display, leaving no room to doubt the beauty of blending one’s past with scenes of the present.

Watch and read more about the message behind the stunning visuals below. ATCR play Club One Friday night at 12:30AM. Article on Fader

Also, be sure to watch their fantastic 15 minute profile on CTV News.

Lillie Mae Rische gives us EVERYTHING… AND THEN SOME

Yesterday, Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and musician, Lillie Mae Rische announced the release of her debut album Forever and Then Some, produced by Jack White (out April 14th on Third Man Records) and dropped the first single, “Over the Hill and Through the Woods” accompanied by its scenic visuals.

But that's not all! Beginning today, the lead single will be available as a vinyl 7” at thirdmanstore.com!

We’re all buzzing here at the Stopover office for what we’re in for during her set this year! Lillie Mae plays Trinity United Church Friday, 3/10 at 6:30pm.

Get all the details on Paste Magazine.

River Whyless Drops Powerful Women's March Visuals for “Fortunate Son” Cover

Where strong vocals meet strong visuals, a project that is Americana to its core is created.

Watch River Whyless’ cover of the classic 60s protest song, “Fortunate Son”. And catch their set Saturday, March 11th at 5pm at Trinity United Church.

Molly Burch Releases Please Be Mine

Filled with retro vibes and soft yet encapsulating vocals, Please Be Mine, will have you feeling as if Molly Burch has been here before. An utterly refreshing blast from the past, the LP is one of those special projects that you really want to play all the way through with each listen.

Whether you're playing it on your ride home or using it as the soundtrack to your post-work unwinding session, it's hard not to think, “Wow, this is just a debut?”

We can't wait to see what else is in store for Burch as we gear up for her performance this Stopover! Molly Burch plays upstairs at  Wild Wing Saturday, 3/11 at 9:30pm.

Read what others have to say about Please Be Mine:

Walker Lukens New Song “Where Is Thunder Road?”

What do you get when you combine soul singer, Walker Lukens, and Spoon drummer, Jim Eno? A head-jerking, toe-tapping, full-body swinging, blues joint!

Stream the track and get ready for a performance that'll blow you away this Stopover! Walker Lukens plays El-Rocko Lounge Friday, 3/10 at 12AM.
Article on Uproxx

Weekly Digest #6 Playlist: 

Tim Darcy Added to Lineup!

We're happy to announce our first addition to the initial lineup, Tim Darcy of Ought!

November 30, 2016
For Immediate Release



Watch "Tall Glass of Water" Video

"If 'Tall Glass Of Water' is meant to be a song of himself, as it were, Darcy visualizes it in terms that would be familiar to Walt Whitman, and that are consistent with the concept of Saturday Night: As an artist, he contains multitudes." -- NPR Music's "Songs We Love"

There’s a line in “Tall Glass of Water,” the lead single off Tim Darcy’s debut solo album, SaturdayNight, where Darcy asks himself a rhetorical question: “if at the end of the river, there is more river, would you dare to swim again?” He barely pauses before the answer: “Yes, surely I will stay, and I am not afraid. I went under once, I’ll go under once again.” That river shows up again and again in the lyrics of Saturday Night. It’s about how wonderful it can be to feel in touch with that inner current. It’s about how good it feels to make art, and how terrifying; how you don’t always get to choose whether you’re swimming or drowning as we grow and move through life, just that you’re going to keep diving in. That’s the impulse that links all the songs on Saturday Night.
Each track on Saturday Night is woven to the next in a winding, complex journey through a charged, continuous present. Darcy's unmistakable, commanding voice and lyrical phrasing are, as they are in Ought, vital to the entire affair. He over-enunciates. He whoops and croons. He makes damn sure you know there are no tossed-off lines here. At the same time there is an evident softness in these songs and an accompanying musicality. While there are moments that take their strength in sparseness, Darcy is unafraid to paint in economic technicolor as his wry lyricism floats nimbly upon chorused guitars and the occasional synthetic artifact.
The album title comes in part from the nights and weekends when it was recorded: a six month period that overlapped with the recording of Ought’s second album where Darcy gathered with friends to record in the storage room of a commercial studio in Toronto. The result sounds like a person exploring his voice in a room full of people he trusts: joyful, shot through with struggle, unfakeably honest. Intimate and rollicking as a house show, delicate as a late-night phone call.
Born in Arizona, Tim Darcy made his way to both Colorado and New Hampshire before ending up in Montreal where he found university, the city’s rich DIY scene, and the other members of Ought. He began writing poetry as early as the third grade and performed often, and his first attempts at songwriting were him feeling around in the dark to set some of them to music. In Montreal, he played in various projects, his and others, before settling into a groove as the singer and guitarist of Ought.
Tim Darcy’s Saturday Night is out February 17th via Jagjaguwar. All iTunes preorders come with an instant grat download of debut single, “Tall Glass of Water,” presented today with the video directed by Jonny Look. Darcy and band will tour North America throughout February and March (all dates are below).

Watch Tim Darcy’s “Tall Glass of Water” Video -- 
Saturday Night Tracklisting:
1. Tall Glass of Water
2. Joan Pt 1, 2
3. You Felt Comfort
4. Still Waking Up
5. First Final Days
6. Saturday Night
7. Found My Limit
8. Saint Germain
9. What’d You Release?
10. Beyond Me
11. Joan Pt 3 [HIDDEN TRACK]
Tim Darcy Tour Dates:
Mon. Feb. 13 - Hudson, NY @ Half Moon
Wed. Feb. 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Fri. Feb. 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake
Mon. Feb. 20 - London, UK @ Lexington
Tue. Feb. 21  - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Wed. Feb. 22 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Thu. Feb. 23 - Rennes, FR @ La Route Du Rock D’hiver
Fri. Feb. 24 - Paris, FR @ Olympic
Sat. Mar. 4 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Mon. Mar. 6 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. Mar. 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Wed. Mar. 8 - Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
Thu. Mar. 9 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Fri. Mar. 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Sat. Mar. 11 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover
Sun. Mar. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Sat. Mar. 18 - Dallas, TX @ Not So Fun Wknd
Mon. Mar. 20 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Wed. Mar. 22 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Thu. Mar. 23 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sat. Mar. 25 - Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
Pre-order Tim Darcy’s Saturday Night –

Initial Lineup Press Release

Savannah Stopover Music Festival Announces First Wave Of Bands for 2017 Festival

Kishi Bashi, Lee Fields & The Expressions and Jeff The Brotherhood Top List of Confirmed Acts

FOR IMMEDIATE Release: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016-Savannah, GA

Savannah Stopover Music Festival announced today the first wave of bands confirmed to play the annual indie music festival which will take place March 9th-11th, 2017 in Savannah’s Historic District.

The 3-day festival, heading into it’s 7th year, is known for it’s affordability and focus on up and coming acts. The festival takes place the weekend before the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX and helps support bands as they make their way down I-95 to Austin. Forty bands have been confirmed from across the U.S. including acts from  England (Wreckless Eric), Wales (Chain of Flowers), New Zealand (Kane Strang) and Puerto Rico (AJ Dávila).

Kishi Bashi will kick off the festival with a headline performance at the festival’s Opening Night Event on March 9th at Ships of The Sea’s North Garden in Savannah. The former member of of Montreal released his 3rd album Sonderlust  on September 16th, 2016 to wide critical acclaim; with NPR stating  “Throughout the album Ishibashi broadens his palette, rendering his sound ever more frantic, unpredictable, digital and danceable.”

Classic soul and funk icons Lee Fields & the Expressions, fresh off of their highly lauded November release, Special Night, will headline Friday, March 11th.

The festival, which takes place across numerous venues in Savannah’s historic district, “offers an affordable and walkable experience where you’re likely to see a slew of fantastic

bands before they break out of the pack”  says Kayne Lanahan, the festival’s CEO and Founder, adding “it’s very unique in today’s world of high priced concert tickets and mainstream headliner-driven festivals. If you haven’t heard of a lot of these bands yet, that’s the whole point.”

First Wave Confirmed Acts:
AJ Dávila - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Alanna Royale - Nashville, TN
Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz - Philadelphia, PA
Becca Mancari - Lynchburg, VA
Big Jesus - Atlanta, GA
Blue Healer - Austin, TX
Chain of Flowers - Cardiff, Wales
Charly Bliss - New York, NY
Cicada Rhythm - Athens, GA
City of the Sun - New York, NY
Crocodiles - San Diego, CA
Daddy Issues - Nashville, TN
Ezra Furman - Chicago , IL
Gibbz - Bohemia, NY
Half Waif - Brooklyn, NY
Hoops - Bloomington, IN
Jeff The Brotherhood - Nashville, TN
Kane Strang - Dunedin, New Zealand
Kelsey Waldon - Nashville, TN
Kishi Bashi - Athens, GA
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Brooklyn, NY
Major and the Monbacks - Norfolk, VA
Muddy Magnolias - Nashville, TN
Nellie Pearl - Louisville, KY
pronoun - Brooklyn, NY
*repeat repeat - East Nashville, TN
River Whyless - Asheville, NC
Ron Gallo - Philadelphia, PA
Ruby Amanfu - Nashville, TN
Tall Heights - Boston, MA
The Bones of J.R. Jones - Rosendale, NY
The Dig - New York, NY
The Paperhead - Nashville, TN
Upright Man - New York, NY
Vagabon - Cameroon/New York
Valley Queen - Los Angeles, CA
Vita and the Woolf - Philadelphia, PA
Walker Lukens - Austin, TX

Wreckless Eric - Newhaven, England
Yoke Lore - Brooklyn, NY

The next wave of confirmed acts, including additional headliners and local Savannah Bands, will be announced in January. More than 80 bands are expected to perform at the 2017 festival, selected from the more than 700 who submit to play. Bands looking to submit can do so at SonicBids.

Pre-sale passes to the festival are sold out. Advanced-Priced Passes go on sale 11/15/16 at 11am. Passes grant attendees access to all concerts on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional ticketing information is available at savannahstopover.com/tickets and directly through Ticketlfy: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1334949

Single Day Pass- $34 (good for any one day)
Weekend Pass- $59 (good for 3/10 and 3/11)
Three-Day Pass- $79 (good for 3/9-3/11)
VIP Pass- $149 (good for 3/9-3/11)

Band bios, videos and streaming Mp3’s for all confirmed bands are available at savannahstopover.com. A Savannah Stopover playlist is available on Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/user/savannahstopover/playlist/2wXrsNiUzoFt5ySNOXSy5S


For more information: press@savannahstopover.com

Press Credentials Application Form: http://www.savannahstopover.com/media-credential-application

Submit your band to play: https://www.sonicbids.com/find-gigs/2017-savannah-stopover/
Volunteer for the festival: www.savannahstopover.com/volunteer
Festival Partners and Sponsors: sponsors@savannahstopover.com
General Info and Inquiries: www.savannahstopover.com or  info@Savannahstopover.com

Connect with the festival:
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Hashtag: #SavStopover

MusicFile Productions and Savannah Stopover Confirm Slate of 2016 Spring Concerts

Son Little, Highly Suspect and Wreckless Eric To Make Savannah Debuts

Son Little

Son Little

For Immediate  Release
Savannah, GA- April 12th, 2015

MusicFile Productions, parent company of Savannah Stopover Music Festival, announced today a slate of 6 concerts for April and May, 2016. The concerts, which will take place across several downtown venues, feature a mix of new and returning talent to the market.

Roadkill Ghost Choir will kick things off with a headline show at The Jinx on Saturday, April 23rd. The band will be debuting some new material from their forthcoming album. Local favorites Nightingale News will open.

Emerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock, Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. Set against Kiffy Meyer’s ghostly steel pedal, singer and main songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters and violent saints. Andrew’s brothers Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard round out the rhythm section, and Stephen Garza handles lead guitar. Roadkill Ghost Choir last played Savannah in September 2014 at Revival Fest.

Caleb Caudle returns to Savannah after his highly-praised performance at Revival Fest 2015 for an Opry Show at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 28th.  His most recent release, Carolina Ghost, has earned high praise from Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, American Songwriter, The Bitter Southerner and many others.

Following in the tracks of Gram Parsons, Merle Haggard and George Strait, Caleb Caudle makes pure country music rooted in the genre's glory days, back when melody, mood and message ruled the roost. It's not contemporary country-pop, nor is it part of any underground outlaw scene. Instead, Caudle's music finds the middle ground between the classic twang of late-Seventies/early-Eighties country and the dusty stomp of modern-day Americana.

Jason Bible of The Trainwrecks will open the night with a solo set. This is an all ages show.

Wreckless Eric makes his Savannah debut on Sunday, May 1st on the outside porch at Congress Street Social Club. This is a free, all-ages show.

Wreckless Eric began his recording life on Stiff Records in 1977 with his enduring hit “Whole Wide World” when he was little more than an ex-teenage art student. Eventually he sidestepped the mechanics of stardom to become Britain’s biggest underground household name, much loved and much misunderstood. He lives in bohemian splendour in upstate New York in what he describes as a budget pop star home where he continues to record other-worldly pop records. Onstage he hides behind nothing, he tells the truth with big open chords, squalls of feedback, lilting enchantment, bizarre stories and backchat.

Highly Suspect make their Savannah debut  Wednesday, May 11th at The Jinx fresh off of their two Grammy nominations for Best Rock Album (Mister Asylum) and Best Rock Song for “Lydia”. The Brooklyn based trio (by way of Cape Cod) quickly rose to fame on the strength of their live shows- more than 800 since 2009. Often compared to Queens of The Stone Age and Band of Skulls, look for a sold out night of hard rock, propelled along by tour mates and opener Slothrust. WFXH Rock 106.1 is the official sponsor of the show and will be giving away 5 pairs of tickets beginning May 2nd. They will broadcast their afternoon show live from The Jinx from 4-7pm on May 11th.

Son Little will also be making his Savannah debut on Saturday, May 13th at The Jinx.

Blending elements of acoustic blues, vintage soul, and conscious hip-hop into a mixture that's expressive yet deeply personal, Son Little is the alias of Aaron Livingston, a singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter who divides his time between his own music and collaborating with others. He was born to a preacher and a teacher in Los Angeles, where he learned how to listen and how to play before moving east to New York and New Jersey. He dropped in and out of schools in Manhattan then Philadelphia, and there he collaborated with acts like The Roots and RJD2. He first planted his flag as Son Little with his highly praised EP, Things I Forgot, followed in 2015 by his self-titled eponymous album. He’s earned high praise from The New York Times, NPR Music, Rolling Stone and more. Fresh off tours with Leon Bridges and Shakey Graves, Son Little makes his Savannah debut Friday, May 13th at The Jinx. Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, April 15th.

Pitchfork recently premiered the latest video from his debut album for the track “Toes”: https://youtu.be/HrDBKikEV4c

Chrome Pony
Fresh off their performance at Savannah Stopover last month, Chrome Pony return for a headlining show on Thursday, May 19th along with Savannah favorites Wet Socks and Garden Giant.

Call it fate, call it karma, call it supreme chance. Tyler and Kyle Davis of Chrome Pony are brothers born on the same date two years apart. This magic thread, strung between them, allows them to unleash overwhelming volleys of sonic power and control with spine-tingling precision. Embracing the hip-shake and the head-bang, picking and choosing from punk, psych, garage, world music and rock n’ roll, Tyler and Kyle have used the intervening years to add dimensions and secrets to their tunes.

Show Details:

Saturday, April 23rd- Roadkill Ghost Choir @ The Jinx. With Nightingale News
$10 advance & day of show.
 - FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/227023650991404  
 - Ticket Link: www.ticketfly.com/event/1156123

Thursday, April 28th- Caleb Caudle @ Trinity United Methodist Church. With Jason Bible
$10 advance / $15 day of show.
 - FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1699543140320877
 - Ticket Link: www.ticketfly.com/event/1150373

Sunday, May 1st- Wreckless Eric @ Congress Street Social Club (patio).
Free show. 
FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1718020008481766

Wednesday, May 11th- Highly Suspect @ The Jinx. With Slothrust
$15 advance & day of show.
 - FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1592461127742051
 - Ticket Link: www.ticketfly.com/event/1089351

Friday, May 13th- Son Little @ The Jinx. Local Opener TBA. **Tickets On-Sale Friday, 4/15/16
$10 advance / $15 day of show.
 - FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/1123185507711755
 - Ticket Link: www.ticketfly.com/event/1156071 (On Sale Friday, April 15th at 10am)

Thursday, May 19th- Chrome Pony @ The Jinx with Wet Socks & Garden Giant.
$5 advance & day of show.
 - FB Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/756914464409928
 - Ticket Link: www.ticketfly.com/event/1158541


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