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”:

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.
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Thursday, April 28th- Caleb Caudle @ Trinity United Methodist Church. With Jason Bible
$10 advance / $15 day of show.
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Sunday, May 1st- Wreckless Eric @ Congress Street Social Club (patio).
Free show. 
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Wednesday, May 11th- Highly Suspect @ The Jinx. With Slothrust
$15 advance & day of show.
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Friday, May 13th- Son Little @ The Jinx. Local Opener TBA. **Tickets On-Sale Friday, 4/15/16
$10 advance / $15 day of show.
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Thursday, May 19th- Chrome Pony @ The Jinx with Wet Socks & Garden Giant.
$5 advance & day of show.
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MusicFile Productions, LLC is a Georgia based concert promotion and event entertainment company which produces Savannah Stopover Music Festival, Revival Fest, as well as local and regional concerts, and music curation for private and corporate events.

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Weekly Digest #8

We're almost into festival week with our last digest before Opening Night! We want to get you some info on where to pick up passes and our opening night event (and of course band news!). #HAPPYSTOPOVER

Festival HQ & Ticketing - 110 W. Broughton St.

Festival Headquarters is where everyone will start their Stopover journey! Here is not only the place where you buy or pickup your festival passes – visiting the HQ you can buy festival merchandise, grab a pocket guide, ask a question or find out more about anything Stopover!

Online Ticket Purchases & Will Call tickets will be available for pickup at Festival Headquarters beginning March 5th, 2016. 

Festival HQ hours are as follows:
March 5th - March 9th: 12pm - 6pm
March 10th - March 12th: 12pm - 11pm

NOTE: Purchased passes need to be exchanged for wristbands at HQ. Paper tickets will not gain you admittance into venues. 

Opening Night Event

Join us for the Opening Night Event of Savannah Stopover at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. We'll kick off the 2016 festivities with music from Ra Ra RiotSun Club and Savannah's own Breakers on the Do Savannah stage at this all-ages event sponsored by The Blake

In addition to the music, you'll be able to see the finalists in our 2016 Band Poster Competition, presented in conjunction with Art Rise Savannah. We'll have local food trucks on hand for a bite and we'll be pouring beverages from sponsors Lagunitas Brewing Co beer, Deep Eddy Vodka and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire.

DO Savannah

Our good folks over at Do Savannah have covered all 14 of our local bands participating in this years Stopover.
Check them all out on Do Savannah and catch them live next week during the fest!


They've released their first track off of the new album, Santa Rosa, out April 29th. 

Sun Club

The Baltimore boys were invited to the Paste Magazine Studios for their very own Paste Session.


Killer new video of "West Texas" from their 2015 debut album, Ugly Cherries.


Her second single, "Kings Highway", from her upcoming debut album, Without Shame, premiered on Indie Shuffle.


The Canadian with a Southern Soul went into the Daytrotter Studios for a session! Check it out here.


Weekly Digest #7

It's week 7 of the digest and only 13 days away from Opening Night of the festival! Here's what we've been up to:

This past Wednesday we announced the addition of a special David Bowie Tribute Concert to the festival’s 2016 Lineup. Capsula, whose members hail from Argentina/Spain, will perform The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars in its entirely at Trinity United Church on Friday, March 11th at 11pm. You won't want to miss this!

New releases from our bands this week:

Chrome Pony

Their debut album, Past Lives, is out! New Noise Magazine had the premiere. Stream below:

Acid Dad

For a band that was randomly conceived at a drag show in 2014, they take their craft pretty seriously. Check out their debut EP, Let's Plan A Robbery. - Consequence of Sound

New Madrid

The Athens band released a video for their new track, "Knots", from their upcoming album, magnetkingmagnetqueen,  out on Normaltown Records 4/29. USA Today has the premiere.

Lucy Dacus

This girl is on fire! She just released her debut album, No Burden, which received a 7.8/10 from Pitchfork, is Spins's Album of The Week with an 8.0/10.0. The album premiered on Noisey: 


Paste Magazine brought in Kristine Leschper, who started Mothers as a solo project in 2013 but now serves as the 4-piece's vocalist/songwriter/guitarist. Check out the first video of three below:  

Dosti Music Project

If you haven't checked this super cool collaboration between Indian, Pakistani and American musicians, please read the great article on the New York Times Tribune. You'll be able to see them perform at 3pm, Saturday 3/12 at Trinity United. Meet the 2016 musicians in this video:



Yuck's fathers plead you to buy their children's new record. You don't want to disappoint them!

Weekly Digest #6

STOPOVER IS JUST 3 WEEKS AWAY AND WE COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED! If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, now is the time. VIP Passes are almost sold out!!!


Art Rise has extended the submission deadline for our Band Poster Competition! 
New Deadline: Friday, February 26th  

Band News: Three Stopover must see band have albums ready to be listened to. We've listened to them all and they're fantastic! Just hit play and let it be your jam for the afternoon.    


They're highly anticipated album, Need Your Light, dropped this morning via Barsuk Records. Have a listen on Spotify:


Their new album, Stranger Things, is out on February 29th via Mamé Records, but NPR has first listen a week early!


Same release date as Yuck (2/26). Their debut album on Grand JuryWhen You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired, is streaming a week early on NPR too! It's on repeat here at our offices!


Her debut album, Without Shame, is out on April 15th. But here is a taste of what's to come with a fresh new track called "The Homecoming". Premiere and more details on Noisey.


"Hollywood" is another brand new song from Honduras' upcoming EP, The Gathering Rust, out on March 4th. Premiere and more info on NME


The Fader is showing some local love with a premiere of Savannah's own Jeff Zagers. The track in question is a cover of Arthur Russel's "Your Motion Says", from his upcoming Americana covers album, All For The Love Of Sunshine, out April 15th.


New music video for their track, "National Parks". NPR has it up with a nice short review from Bob Boilen. 



Our favorite sister duo are churning out singles before the release of Xtreme Now on March 4th (Carpark Records). New track, "Your Life In The End", is out on Huh Magazine

Weekly Digest #4


We've got some fresh new video and song premieres along with a kickass debut album release. Details below: 

Mass Gothic

Noel Heroux, formerly of Hooray For Earth, releases his self-titled debut album under the new project Mass Gothic. The record is a Stopover Staff favorite, spinning on repeat at our offices. Enjoy!
New Record: Mass Gothic (Self-titled)
Label: Sub Pop
Release Date: 2/5/16
For the exclusive Full Album stream premiere go to Noisey.


Prince Rama

With their upcoming album, Xtreme Now, right around the corner (out on 3/4 via Carpark) they share with us a new dreamy single "Slip Into Nevermore." More info on Brooklyn Vegan.

Sun Club

Noisey premieres new video for "Summer Feet" 



Premiered a fresh new video for "Victoria" which was co-written and features Kip Berman of Pains of Being Pure At Heart. Check out the video below directed by Jacob Graham, synth player and songwriter in The Drums. Original article on Gorilla vs. Bear.



Killer new track from Honduras premiered on NME yesterday. Their upcoming EP, The Gathering Rust, is set to drop on March 4. Read more at NME.

Dear Tracks & New Madrid

Impose Magazine featured both of these bands in their "Week in Pop" series. Check out what they had to say about New Madrid and Dear Tracks

Weekly Digest #2 - Lineup Announcement Coming!

Full Lineup Announcement this Monday, January 25th @ 10am. 
Make sure to look for it on the Stopover Facebook page for a chance to win free passes!

Check out all our bands that have been in the news this past week:


New single/video: Drew Citron of Beverly teamed up with Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart to pen this hook laden new single, “Victoria”, off the forthcoming Beverly album The Blue Swell, out  May 6, 2016 on Kanine Records. Stereogum’s got  the premiere! Beverly plays Stopover on Saturday, March 12th.
Check out the premiere on Stereogum

Ra Ra Riot + Tourmates

RRR and their tourmates are all playing Stopover: We’re so excited about all this serendipity. Ra Ra Riot has announced their tour mates for their upcoming Spring tour and they are all playing Stopover. Can you spot which one is a returning Stopover alum that we haven’t announced yet? Read more here.

🎤🗽💃🌉🎉 pumped 2 be hitting the road w @sunclubband @pwrbttmband @andthekidsmusic

A photo posted by RA RA RIOT (@rarariot) on

All Dogs

All Dogs premiere new video for “Sunday Morning” on the  AV Club:  Art and music joyously  collide on this new video from one of the stand out tracks on All Dogs’ 2015 release Kicking Every Day. All Dogs play Stopover on Thursday, March 10th! Check out the article on AV Club


Releases Debut LP!: Two man power pop punk band Washer releases their debut album Here Comes Washer TODAY. They’ll be touring down to Stopover with friends and label-mates Big Ups, bringing us a massive wall of sound on Friday, March 11th in #SAV. Full album now streaming on Impose Magazine.

Diet Cig

Did a Daytrotter Session! Have a listen here.

Your Friend

New Video! Domino Recording artists Alex G, Porches and Your Friend are all coming to Stopover on Saturday, March 12th. Your Friend’s album Gumption drops on 1/29. Til then, here’s a great video for “Come Back From It”
The premiere is on UK's Bizzarre Magazine.


New Record: Floaty Feeling, Blue
Label: Paper Cup Music
Release Date: 1/15/16
Be sure to listen to it on WXPN

Weekly Digest #1 - New Music Releases!

With less than two months until Savannah Stopover 2016, things are happening fast around here! To keep you on top of all of the breaking Stopover-related news, we’re going to share weekly blog posts with all of the new developments.  Keep an eye out for posts featuring new music from Stopover bands, festival schedule updates, sponsor announcements, contests and other exciting Stopover news.

This week, we have a bunch of new music from Stopover 2016 artists!  Check out the details below for new album info and song embeds from Yuck, Mass Gothic, Mothers*, Porches**, and Prince Rama!

*Mothers were named a “Best New Band of 2015” by Stereogum
**Porches new track “Be Apart”  just  named a ‘Best New Track’ by Pitchfork


New Record: Stranger Things
Label: Mame
Release Date: 2/26/16
New Track: Hearts in Motion
Read more on Noisey.

Mass Gothic

New Record: Mass Gothic
Label: Sub Pop
Release Date: 2/5/16
New Track: Every Night You’ve Got to Save Me
Read more on Stereogum.


New Record: When You Walk A Long Distance, You Are Tired
Label: Grand Jury
Release Date: 2/26/16
New Track:  Copper Mines
Read more on Stereogum.


New Record: Pool
Label:  Domino Recording Co.
Release Date: 2/5/16
New Track:  Be Apart
Read more on Pitchfork.

Prince Rama

New Record:  Extreme Now
Label:  Carpark Records
Release Date: 3/4/16
New Track:  Now is the Time of Emotion
Read more on Noisey.