I’ve already written a post about Ashleigh Flynn, the singer-songwriter from Portland who will be the first performer in the Savannah Stopover’s new monthly series.
As it turns out, indie music fans won’t even have to wait two weeks before the second show in the series: GIVERS, a five-piece indie band from Lafayette, Louisiana. The band will perform at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center on Friday, May 13th in conjunction with the TED-X conference and The Creative Coast. UPDATE: $10 tickets for the 9 p.m. show can be purchased here.
According to the Savannah Stopover press release, GIVERS “has recently signed to Glassnote Records – home to Temper Trap, Mumford & Sons and Phoenix, among others. The band has gained growing fame after two stints at SXSW in 2010 and 2011, and recently completed tours with both Dirty Projectors and Ra Ra Riot. They were voted one of the Top New Bands of 2010 by both Paste Magazine and Stereogum and were recently featured on NPR. The band will play the Bonnaroo Music Festival for the first time this June.”
In its review of GIVERS’ show at SXSW, NPR gushed:
Tiffany Lamson’s and Taylor Gaurisco’s spry vocals bounce off each other, dancing over exuberant guitar riffs, sparkling xylophones, and dynamic beats. Occasionally, their delightfully raspy voices land together, creating balmy harmonies that breeze over polyrhythmic backdrops. The arrangements are as playful as the vocals, deftly darting between tropical pop on songs like “Up Up Up” and more dissonant whirls of electronic blips, guitar and horns on “Saw You First” before taking a breath, picking back up and bursting into warm, buoyant riffs once again.
Here’s more from the Savannah Stopover press release about the new monthly concert series, which is one of the most exciting developments for live music lovers since, well, the Stopover’s own launch in March 2011:
The series already has confirmed acts for several of the remaining 2011 months and is taking submissions now for future shows. “The response to the Stopover Festival was so gratifying, it was an unmistakable testament to the appetite Savannah has for great new music and to the bands who all want to play here”, says Executive Director Summer Teal Simpson. “Flynn and the GIVERS are just a taste of what the Stopover legacy hopes to carry forth in town for years to come.”