You might want to skip the rest of this post and hop right on over to the newly launched schedule for the 2013 Savannah Stopover.
If you hover your mouse over the word “schedule”, you can sort the list in a variety of ways.
I’ve been looking at the schedule off and on since this morning, so I’m just going to collect a few general reactions here in a random bulletted list:
- Stopover’s online schedule as a registration feature so you can log in (I connected both my Facebook and Twitter accounts) and essentially RSVP for specific acts. If enough people use it, the social media word-of-mouth will help attendees make choices.
- There are 46 all ages shows and 37 21+ shows. Major props to Stopover for figuring out how to pull that off. Reaching out to people under 21 is absolutely critical for Savannah’s music scene generally and for the long-term health of the festival specifically.
- You can also click on through the schedule to band pages with short bios, clips, photos, and videos. I haven’t looked at many of those yet, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some continued to be tweaked or expanded.
- There’s only one 1 a.m. show scheduled for Thurs., March 7: Mac DeMarco. I’ll be there.
- While I’d love to see Chelsea Light Moving with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore on Thursday night at the Knights of Columbus, I’m likely to stay at the smaller venues farther north, especially for Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires at Congress Street Social Club.
- Friday’s schedule is crazy good, but the big gig is of Montreal in Forsyth Park with Royal Canoe opening.
- There’s plenty going on before that show in the park, including Heyrocco at Taco Abajo and this mountain at B&D Burgers — both great.
- Saturday’s schedule presents all sorts of huge conflicts for me — I’d hope to hear all six of the bands playing at midnight in the final slot: Dent May, Henry Wagons, Yip Deceiver, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, Roadkill Ghost Choir, and Turbo Fruits. It’s highly probably that not all venues will be precisely on schedule, so it might be possible to hear quite a few of them, but the time changes late that night, which means an effective closing time of 2 a.m. instead of the usual 3 a.m. Tough choices.
- While the local acts are predominantly playing early in the evening, some are spread into the evening
Jason Kendall already has already released his first impressions at SavannahNow.