Mac DeMarco at the Savannah Stopover — photos and video


For the last show of the opening night of the 2013 Savannah Stopover, there was a kind of jubilation at The Jinx. Mac DeMarco was the reason. DeMarco looks a little older than 22, but his expressions and demeanor make…

“These Birds Walk” — a documentary about runaways in Pakistan — draws raves at SXSW


I first posted something about These Birds Walk last June, so I’m updating and adding to that post here. One of the most interesting things about getting older: seeing the amazing work your old friends do. Omar Mullick wasn’t even…

High hotel rates, empty rooms for Savannah St. Patrick’s Day

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It’s hard to know what to make of this news right now, but quite a number of downtown Savannah hotels have vacancies for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend — which in effect begins tonight. The Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Facebook…

Sprawling Beaufort home from “The Big Chill” listed for sale

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From The Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet’s Tidalholm, Beaufort’s ‘Big Chill House,’ for sale at $4.5 million: The historic Beaufort residence Tidalholm, well-known as the movie set for “The Big Chill,” is up for sale at a price of $4.5 million. The…

Watch OCEARCH tag Lydia, a 14.5′, 2,000 lb. great white shark off Jacksonville coast

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I’ve posted several times about OCEARCH‘s tracking of great white sharks around the world — including along the East Coast of the U.S. One night, a 16.5 foot, 3,500 lb. great white named Mary Lee even turned up in the…

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


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


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)


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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