Our first wave of confirmed bands for Stopover '18 is here!

Are you ready to hear what bands are going to take over our fair city from March 8th-10th? After sifting through hundreds and hundreds of submissions we are proud to announce our first 40 official bands of our 2018 lineup. See the flyer below, and check out the coverage in Brooklyn Vegan.

In addition to many of the bands you may already know, like Wild ChildLarkin Poe and Saturday headliner Of Montreal (playing March 10th at Ships of the Sea!), we can't wait for you to hear some of our new favorites like Gus Dapperton, The War and Treaty, Public Access TV, Shopping, Ratboys, Cape Francis, Vundabar and okey dokey — and you won't want to miss our Latin dance party with Combo Chimbita.

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 next year's festival!

Be sure to visit the website to check out the band pages and playlists to start getting acquainted with these bands. Who's your favorite?

Tickets go on sale Nov. 30 at 12 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 30 at 12 p.m.

Our 2017 Mid-Year Playlist

Happy Memorial Weekend From Savannah Stopover!

We’re always building playlists here at Savannah Stopover. It’s how we listen and grow to love new bands. This one started before Stopover 2017 was even over and it’s been growing every day and is now 60 bands/songs strong.

As we were putting the finishing touches on it the other day, it was blasting full tilt at Kayne’s house when she noticed a squirrel out the window sitting in a tree who she swears was bopping his head and dancing to the music. It inspired our playlist title!

We thought we’d share the whole playlist as a great way to kick off summer this Memorial Day weekend. It includes our favorite spring releases ~~some bands you’ll already know, some new ones we think you’ll like and a few Stopover alums we can never stop listening to.

Have a great weekend and here’s to summer 2017!

-The Stopover Team

Spring Shows!

With Savannah Stopover behind us, you might be thinking we're taking a break. Nope, we're still going to hit you with more music this Spring, so you better be ready because we are! Check out what's coming up for April and May: 

FRIDAY, MAY 5TH: SUSTO is coming back to headline The Jinx. Fresh off their current tour with The Lumineers they'll be bringing their killer live show to Savannah on Friday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo!) in support of their new album & I'm Fine Today.

Stopover '17 alum, Becca Mancari, will open the night. So if you missed her set at Trinity United Church on March 10th, now's your chance! She was a top festival new discovery.

May 5th, 2017 @ The Jinx
9:30pm doors
$10 tickets
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SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH: For our third 'Stopover in the Yard' of the 2017 season, The Grey has partnered up with the Savannah Bicycle Campaign with a portion of the proceeds going directly to support our favorite two wheeled Savannah organization. Special musical performance by  T. Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate, Diamond Rugs) and his full band Hardy And the Hardknocks! Come out for lunch, music and good times for a good cause.

Brats with all the fixin's
French Belgian Fries
Veggie Pasta Salad

Tickets for the event are $25 (Children under 10~ $15) and are available on a first come-first served basis the day of the show. Doors open at 11:30am. Tickets include a seasonally inspired menu prepared on the outdoor grill by Chef Mashama Bailey and your choice of beer, wine or Chatham Artillery Punch. If you just want to come for the concert/benefit, the cost is $15 which includes a drink.

April 8th, 2017 @ The Grey
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THURSDAY, MAY 11TH: Let's welcome back both Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass and Parker Gispert (The Whigs) to The Jinx! We had them share a bill back in November, 2015 and we loved the combination so much that we said "can we have a repeat?"!  Amythyst is en route to her first performance at Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta on Saturday, May 13th so come out and help celebrate what a great year's she had.

If you haven't seen Parker's solo set yet, you're in for a real treat. All those Whigs songs you love? Yep, he wrote 'em... and we can't wait to here some new ones.

May 11th, 2017 @ The Jinx
9:30pm doors
$10 tickets
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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 –