Category: Music

Roberto “Rob” Hernandez chosen as Savannah’s new City Manager

Roberto “Rob” Hernandez was named this morning as the pick for Savannah’s new City Manager. Savannah City Council will vote on his selection at an upcoming meeting, and there are surely some contract details yet to be finalized. There will…

New Visit Savannah videos spotlight Lowcountry culture

For almost a week now, I’ve been getting ads like these show up when I’m on the web (these are just screenshots): Visit Savannah’s new “My Savannah” ad campaign has been pretty much under the radar so far, at least…

Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston announces 40th season

Well today’s announcement of Spoleto’s 2016 season didn’t hold many surprises for some of us — I got the catalogue in the mail almost a week ago and have had ample time to peruse it. Click here to see the…

Diverse opinions on upcoming election expressed in today’s Savannah Morning News – a few reactions

The Savannah Morning News editorial page has a number of items of interest as we approach the Tuesday, Dec. 1, runoff for three city positions — mayor, alderman at-large post 2, and 2nd district alderman. A few thoughts: Letter to…

Photos of The Rolling Stones in Atlanta on 6/9/15

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As I’ve said before, I used to post a lot of music content to this website, but a year and a half ago I founded a collaborative music blog that focuses on Savannah: hissing lawns. hissing lawns is named in…

“Zia at the Beach” at the Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center – photos

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My City Talk column today includes a writeup of the most recent Art on Tap at the Telfair Museums‘ Jepson Center, which was devoted to “Zia at the Beach,” a runway show celebrating Zia Sachedina’s 10 year anniversary of ZIA…

If you’re looking for SCAD graduation concert info for 2015 in Forsyth Park . . .

SCAD’s 2015 New Alumni Concert in Forsyth Park on May 29 will feature The Wailers and Rusted Root. Click here for more info on the music blog hissing lawns. Since founding hissing lawns, I’ve been posting music content to that…

Another solid month for job growth in the U.S. in June

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains were widespread, led by employment growth in…

SCAD graduation New Alumni Concert 2014 in Forsyth Park will feature Mutemath, Lucero, Brett Dennen

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I’ve been getting a number of hits here at Savannah Unplugged from folks searching for info about SCAD’s annual New Alumni Concert in Forsyth Park. The event over the years has featured some stellar shows — Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti,…

Reminder: find coverage of Savannah music scene at hissing lawns

Well about 900 people now like the Savannah-based music blog hissing lawns on Facebook and over 200 people are following hissing lawns on Twitter. (hissing lawns takes its name from the great song and album by Joni Mitchell, The Hissing of Summer Lawns.)
I started the blog with a handful of other live music enthusiasts back in September, and we’re thrilled by how successful so far. I’m especially proud of the quality of hissing lawns’ photo galleries, featuring work by Tom Cartmel, Petee Worrell, Jon Waits, and me.

But we’d like to see the blog continue to grow. So if you’re interested in the Savannah music scene please check out the blog and take a second to follow on Twitter and/or on Facebook. Savannah is a pretty small media market, which makes driving traffic to a specialty blog pretty difficult. So sharing content would be much appreciated too. We’re also on the lookout for additional contributors.
Thanks,
Bill

Taj Mahal, Bela Fleck among 2nd weekend headliners at Savannah Music Festival as an amazing March comes to an end

What a month for music in Savannah. Every music lover had a unique experience in March, but just consider a few of the shows, performers, and events. March started with Band of Horses’ acoustic performance at Trustees Theater — amazing.…

Savannah Stopover about to take over 10 downtown venues for 3 exciting days

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If you’re interested in my writings about the Savannah music scene, you should be checking out the blog hissing lawns that I launched back in September. hissing lawns has a number of contributors, including some excellent photographers, and also has…

More details on where the Rolling Stones wrote “Satisfaction”

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As I noted in a post last summer, there have been rumors that the Rolling Stones wrote “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” while at a Savannah motel in 1965. In comments on that post, Stan Deaton of the Georgia Historical…

Fundraiser at Doc’s features impressive lineup of local bands on 1/19

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An impressive lineup of Savannah bands has signed on for a fundraiser at Doc’s Bar on Tybee to support Ryan Buttimer and his sister Erin. Here’s part of the story from the Facebook event The Renal Fundraiser for Ryan Buttimer:…