The Savannah Stopover monthly series, which has already brought us a great show featuring Givers and another great one with Ashleigh Flynn at The Sentient Bean, continues on June 23rd at 8 p.m. at Cha Bella with Jon Lindsay and his band opening for the Dexter Romweber Duo.
I caught part of Lindsay’s Stopover set back in March. He’s an engaging performer, with sharp lyrics and lovely voice. No surprise here that to find that he won the Readers’ Picks in the Creative Loafing Best of Charlotte 2010 poll for both best local songwriter and best local male vocalist.
Here’s Lindsay and band performing “My Blue Angels” live:
And here’s the Charlotte-based Lindsay and company in an “unofficial” video for “Frequent Flyer”:
It’s obviously good news that acts like Lindsay that made their Savannah debut at the Stopover seem eager to return.
You can download four free singles from his 2010 debut album Escape From Plaza-Midwood here. Lindsay seems like a great opening act for Dex Romweber.
Let’s get right to the music. Here’s “People, Places and Things”:
And if that’s not an addictive sound, I don’t know what is.
Here’s just a portion of his official bio on MySpace:
The former frontman for the world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo Flat Duo Jets released his first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. He starred alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s in the 1987 cult classic film “Athens, GA Inside Out”. His first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps. He was showcased on MTV’s The Cutting Edge and 120 Minutes, starred in the Flat Duo Jets videos “Wild Wild Lover” and “Radioactive Man”, made a stunning performance on Late Night with David Letterman, and has shared the stage with dozens of other rock luminaries including Iggy Pop and the White Stripes.
Here’s a 9-minute documentary about Dexter and sister Sara:
Cha Bella at the corner of East Broad Street and Broughton Street certainly makes an interesting venue choice. I love that the Stopover is trying to book some various places that haven’t been well-used (like Pei Ling Chan Gallery on MLK) and I’m eager to see how the show works out. There was an excellent turnout, by the way, for Givers, Little Tybee, and General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers, but the Ashleigh Flynn audience was considerably smaller than I anticipated. But that show was on a Monday, while the upcoming show will be on a Thursday, which is for many people the beginning of the weekend here in Savannah.
I’ll add more info on ticket prices and sales right here as the date approaches. [UPDATE, from the Stopover folks: Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Drink and food specials to be announced. You can purchase tickets here. Doors open at 8pm, shows will end by 11pm.” Note that the shows will be outside on Cha Bella’s comfortable porch.