Month: October 2012

GAM at The Jinx — photos

It’s a big rock and roll sound (a few tunes here) combined with the theatrics of charismatic lead singer Keith Kozel.

Future Islands / Deep Search / Talk Normal – The Wormhole – 11/03/12

This is the same night as the closing of the Savannah Film Festival, but I’m definitely going to try to do both events if possible. Future Islands is a great band deserving of strong local support.

Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon band lineup and course map

Click here to go to the official website for the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on Saturday, Nov. 3. I’ve got some of the key information in this post, which I will update with news regarding traffic and the like as developments warrant.

Home prices continue upward trend, but expect seasonal softness over the winter

S&P/Case-Shiller indices were released yesterday that showed a continued rebound in home prices off the post-recession lows. The prices for the 20-city composite index were up 2 percent in August 2012 from August 2011. From Case-Shiller: The 10- and 20-City…

Savannah’s first Graveface Fest a big all-ages success (pics)

My first stop last Saturday was Graveface Fest in the courtyard and one of the adjacent buildings at Southern Pine Company near East Broad and 35th streets. The aging urban commercial space has the character and the scale to host a wide range of public gatherings.

Savannah Film Festival review: “Flight” never quite takes off

We know there’s going to be some redemption (it’s Denzel Washington, after all) but we don’t need to see it happen over and over again.

“On the Road”: a provocative screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel

Is Dean Moriarty an overgrown boy still looking for his father? An intoxicant-starved addict? Rough trade who will do anything for a buck? A charismatic sociopath?

John Goodman: “Walter Sobchak said it best . . .”

Nothing wrong with the occasional F-bomb from the Trustees Theater stage.

Pics and thoughts on a great Savannah Saturday

The Saturday before Halloween is always one of the best days of the year for those of us who love special events and large gatherings.

And this year was especially over-the-top and theatrical.

SavannahNow and its new paywall — a few thoughts

There’s a lot of consternation from readers this morning, but this is a logical step.

Savannah Harbor Expansion Project gets official nod

An Assistant Secretary of the Army signed the Record of Decision on October 26th authorizing the massive, $650+ million dredging project for the Savannah River.

Hutchinson Island racetrack: a terrible partner for Savannah’s historic downtown marketed for its charm

Irish road bowling is a heck of a lot quieter than race cars.

Why not just go off the fiscal cliff?

Some are arguing for the fiscal cliff because we would reset the budget debate. With so many members of Congress taking a hard line on tax increases, there’s little way to increase revenues — and without more revenue there’s little chance of ever balancing the federal budget.

The Casket Girls, Triathalon at Marc by Marc Jacobs in Savannah

Triathalon was up first, and they decided to perform in drag. Really bad drag, as you can see in the photos. Their surf rock sound worked just fine in their stripped down, quiet delivery.