Savannah Stopover preview: Chelsea Light Moving (new band with Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore) — 3 new live videos


I certainly don’t have anything pithy to say about Thurston Moore of the now legendary Sonic Youth or his new band Chelsea Light Moving that hasn’t already been said.

So I’ll just add that booking Moore and company is a major coup for the Savannah Stopover, which is about to celebrate only its third festival.

Check out these three live videos posted just last week by Matador Records and reposted by Pitchfork:

City of Savannah schedules meeting with downtown business owners regarding St. Patrick’s Day


I’d say this meeting should have at least been scheduled — and probably actually held — well before now. None of the business owners that I talked to had any idea that the city was expanding this year’s “festival zone”…

Savannah Stopover preview: The Last Bison

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From the bio on The Last Bison website: Ben Hardesty doesn’t look the part of a rock star as he navigates a rickety tractor through the sprawling ranch where he grew up and fell in love with music. On the…

Researchers tag Lydia, a 14 foot great white shark, off the Jacksonville coast

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Savannah Stopover preview: Field Report


Well this is sure some beautiful music in this post. In these days of Bandcamp embeds and digital albums, there’s a lot less emphasis on reading lyrics than they’re used to be in the age of albums. But Field Report’s…

Voting continues for Savannah Stopover’s band poster competition


Click here to see the ten entries selected as finalists in Savannah Stopover’s band poster competition. Voting continues until March 6 at 6 p.m. According to the Stopover, online voting will account for 1/3 of the final decision, which will…

Yes, this is an exhibit of human hair


From Tyler Akers’ event description of “Adulio Pitaksalok” at Non-Fiction Gallery here in Savannah: Hair serves as a synecdoche for understanding the meaning of self and other, subject and object. The mimetic processes of hair modification separate and connect members…

Maximizing public access to public places as a guiding principle of city management


In my City Talk column today, The importance of maximizing access to public spaces, I try to connect the dots of recent columns — and others dating back many years. Casual readers might see my newspaper work as a series…

Savannah Morning News publishes 4 part investigation of cruise ship pros and cons


Congrats to Lesley Conn and Mary Landers on their mega investigation today in the SMN of the pros and cons of cruise ships in Savannah. From the centerpiece story, FOUR-PART SPECIAL: A Savannah cruise port –– easy money or easy…

The New Republic on Aaron Swartz: “So Open It Hurts”

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From So Open It Hurts: What the Internet did to Aaron Swartz, a great piece by Noam Scheiber in The New Republic: Tim Berners-Lee, the MIT professor whose bio immodestly (if accurately) claims he “invented the World Wide Web,” met…

Savannah Stopover preview: Triathalon


I’ve written pretty regularly about Triathalon since first hearing the band in early 2012, and I’m thrilled that Savannah Stopover has given them a prime slot at this year’s festival, playing after Beach Day and before Dent May at Hang Fire on Saturday, March 9.

The surf-soul-rock band recently completed a 3-song EP at the newish Dollhouse Productions here in Savannah — Triathalon’s Stopover gig will also be a release party for that EP.

AJC: “Atlanta streetcar project faces scrutiny,” but clearly moving ahead

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From the AJC’s Atlanta streetcar project faces scrutiny: The project is already several months behind schedule and millions of dollars over the original budget. To avoid further delays, the three collaborators on the project — MARTA, the city of Atlanta…