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


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)


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


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…

U.S. economy adds a healthy 236,000 jobs in February; unemployment slips to 7.7%

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 236,000 in February, and the unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business services, construction,…

Get ready for Facebook’s newly designed news feed

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Well I don’t know what to think of this. As someone who is increasingly using Facebook as a PR tool for this blog (you can “like” my page in the right sidebar) and as someone who posts a significant number…

Savannah Stopover – Various Venues – 03/06/14

I am no longer the Man About Town

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Thoughts on some bold changes to Do in the Savannah Morning News.