Lots of good news from MusicFile Productions earlier today about additional acts coming through Savannah. From the press release:
Chicago based quartet Filligar, a Savannah Stopover Music Festival alum, will headline The Jinx on Saturday, August 3rd. The band’s new album, Hexagon, will be released on July 23rd and is already garnering advance critical praise from Paste, Spin, Indie Music Filter and others. Acclaimed indie harpist Mikaela Davis will open. Tickets for the concert are $8 and will be available at The Jinx and on Showclix.com.
Saturday, August 17th will feature Roadkill Ghost Choir and T. Hardy Morris at The Jinx. RKGC has continued to gain both press attention and fans since their Savannah appearance at Stopover in March. T Hardy Morris, best known for his role as the frontman of Dead Confederate and founder of collaborative group Diamond Rugs, will release his debut solo album Audition Tapes on Dangerbird Records July 30th. The album includes appearances by members of Delta Spirit, Black Lips and The Whigs. Videos for the album’s tracks have been shot around Georgia focusing on “Places In Peril” and 10% of the album proceeds will benefit the Georgia Trust For Historic Preservation. MusicFile Productions and The Jinx will match that donation from net proceeds of the show. Tickets are $10 and will be available at The Jinx and on Showclix.com.
SCAD alum Helado Negro will return to Savannah on Wednesday night, September 4th for an artistic night of sultry, latin tinged, electronic music. Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, is Ecuadorian but grew up in Miami and first starting creating music when he lived and studied in Savannah. The concert will take place at Dollhouse Studios with additional details to be announced. Tickets will go on sale the week of July 22nd.
MusicFile Productions — the parent company of both Savannah Stopover and Revival Fest — had previously announced that classic rockers Modern English are playing on August 28 at Dollhouse Productions at 980 Industry Drive in West Savannah.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show, space permitting. Tickets are currently on sale via Showclix.
I’ll post some clips of the bands in advance of these shows.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of gigs like these for the Savannah music scene.
From at least the time The Rolling Stones stayed in Savannah but didn’t play here in 1965, we have been getting passed over by touring acts who hit cities all around us in the Southeast.
But through the work of the MusicFile and Savannah Stopover, we’re increasingly on the circuit. Consider Filligar’s stops in the nights leading up to a Saturday show here: Knoxville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston. And after Savannah, they’re off to Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Houston, Austin.