Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day: let’s just call it a “drinking zone”

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Festival zone? Entertainment zone? Control zone? Party central? New expanded controlled entertainment zone?

Consequence of Sound weighs in on Savannah Stopover

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In a post last night, I noted some of the press that the 3rd Savannah Stopover attracted from BrooklynVegan and other key tastemaking sites. Today, Chris Coplan has a smart, upbeat, and occasionally-snarky review at Consequence of Sound of the…

BrooklynVegan, other key sites cover Savannah Stopover

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At the end of my City Talk column today, I noted the importance of the media attention attracted by the just-completed 3rd annual Savannah Stopover: The names might sound obscure for those who stick to legacy media, but Savannah Stopover…

Filligar at the Savannah Stopover on way to SXSW

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The Chicago-based rock band Filligar has been around since 2000 and has over 63,000 fans on Facebook, but I’ll confess to never hearing of them before this year’s Savannah Stopover. And I’m sure glad I checked them out last Friday…

The Suzan at the 2013 Savannah Stopover — photos and video

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The Suzan’s gig at the 2012 Savannah Stopover drew raves, so I put the band from Tokyo right near the top of must-sees for the 2013 festival. In an inspired bit of programming, The Suzan ended up performing at Club…

When the sequester hit Yellowstone . . .

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As I keep saying, those who keep telling Americans that the sequester won’t have serious economic impacts are dead wrong. Yes, the 2ish percent cut to federal spending sounds modest, but many programs are completely exempt from cuts. And the…

of Montreal in Forsyth Park at the 2013 Savannah Stopover (photos)

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I had never seen of Montreal perform live, so I was among the thousands who turned out on Friday night for a free, all-ages concert in Forsyth Park that was obviously one of the highlights of the 2013 Savannah Stopover.

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Photos from Savannah Stopover’s final day featuring incredibly diverse styles

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Looking at my schedule for the next few days, I’m increasingly worried that I’m going to violate a cardinal rule of my own: If you take pictures of a public event that you want to share with the public, get…

Savannah police plan to jail more out-of-towners over St. Patrick’s Day, and other misadventures

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The ongoing story of inexplicable changes to St. Patrick’s Day has gotten a little creepier. Check out this excerpt from Marcus Howard’s Savannah calls truce with rogue taxis for St. Patrick’s Day in yesterday’s Savannah Morning News: The Chatham County…

After an amazing Friday night featuring of Montreal, Savannah Stopover celebrates last day (lots of photos)

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I get a little depressed when I’m looking at tonight’s schedule for the Savannah Stopover. I pretty much want to see every single act that’s playing in the time slots from 9 p.m. on tonight. So much talent. Of course,…

A long look at possible problems with Gallup’s presidential polling model

In the days leading up to and after the November election, I made a number of posts about Gallup’s obviously flawed presidential polling. All of those posts argued in some way that the esteemed polling firm’s likely voter modeling was…

With stellar first day, Savannah Stopover raises the bar; plus a quick look at Friday’s lineup

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The Savannah Stopover was an immediate game-changer for the city’s music scene when it was announced in 2011. The 2012 festival solidified the focus on up-and-coming indie bands headed to SXSW. But the 2013 festival, which began last night and…