Two of Kayne and Peter’s personal favorites release new albums today!
Ron Gallo’s Heavy Meta is here
Ron Gallo is starting a new chapter in his life beginning with Heavy Meta. Expanding on the three gems from his EP, RG3, the singer/songwriter shows his fans that more about him has changed than his area code. Check out American Songwriter’s glowing review of the album: “Gallo turns his vocal reverb up to 11 as he charges through a lick-heavy set with an immediacy and intensity that blows out of the speakers like a combination of the Who, Mott the Hoople, T. Rex and, on “Can’t Stand You,” an homage to John Lennon in his solo years.
Stream his new album and read his interview with VICE on being straight up in his music and getting dark with his sound below:
The Dig Releases Bloodshot Tokyo
Brooklyn indie rockers, The Dig, take a smoother, more synth-filled approach to their music in their third album Bloodshot Tokyo.
Get ready to vibe out and learn every word before their set at Stopover and check out Glide’s review of the album; “While comparisons to Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, and shoegaze have surrounded their previous work, Bloodshot Tokyo finds The Dig coming more and more into their own.”
Deantoni Parks + A Tribe Called Red:
There are some songs you can’t help but listen to with your whole body… Some beats that make you jerk your head back, crinkle your nose, and let out noises you didn’t think were humanly possible. This week we’re featuring the infectious and innovative sounds of Deantoni Parks and A Tribe Called Red.
Eyes closed, left hand gripping a drumstick, the right manipulating a beat machine… Here is where you can find Deantoni Parks tapping into his “technoself,” the sweet spot where humanity and technology meet. During late night solo performances Parks began laying the groundwork for his persona, initially sampling beats on stage as a segue out of the trap DJ sets before him.
Over time, his use of samples evolved into the living, breathing sounds you hear on his album Technoself. Everything is live. He uses no loops or overdubs in recordings, and no two shows are the same when Parks hits the stage. In all honesty, the only constant between sets is Deantoni Parks himself. But that’s the joy of true experimental music, it journeys to push boundaries and takes you along for the ride.
Be ready to sit in the groove of a reimagined experience at Stopover this year!
A Tribe Called Red
Nowadays, people associate “dance music” with standard club tracks --- electronic, hip hop, dancehall, dubstep. But what happens when something extra is thrown in the mix? Like a Powwow drum sample? A Tribe Called Red may have found the secret ingredient to the ultimate remix. DJ NDN, Bear Witness, and 2oolman spin hardcore club sets that pay homage to their heritage as First Nations people, creating a genre they’ve coined as “Powwow step.”
A Tribe Called Red’s music is not only blending cultures, it’s also breaking down barriers as the group’s work is becoming huge in both Native American and non-Indigenous circles alike. “You’re remixing dance music with dance music,” says Bear Witness, so naturally people of all backgrounds would flock to it. Since their most recent album, We Are the Halluci Nation, A Tribe Called Red has been on tour, proving that sometimes tradition can be the refreshing factor we’ve been yearning for.
You can catch both of these acts and many more on Friday night’s Stopover lineup!
Curtis Harding Added to Lineup!
Did you see the news about Curtis Harding? We’re extremely excited to add him to the 2017 lineup. Nashville faves Muddy Magnolia’s had to cancel because their spring plans changed, which opened up a slot, which opened up a conversation with Curtis’ team...and voila! Friday night of Stopover just got a whole lot funkier.
Get to know Curtis’ back story (he sang backup vocals for CeeLo Green!) and soulful music here: http://www.savannahstopover.com/curtis-harding
Ezra Furman on The Stageleft Podcast
Get to know Ezra Furman a little better before seeing him live at Stopover. Listen to him on The Stageleft Podcast open up about his upbringing, influences, and writing process in the midst of everything going on in America right now.
Tall Heights on Department of Tangents Minicast
Hear Tim Harrington and Paul Wright of folk duo Tall Heights talk candidly backstage at their recent show in Harvard Square. They cover everything from making records and “making it” as a band to what 2017 holds for them.
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