Category: Music

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: a review from the 2011 Savannah Music Festival

I was among the first ticket buyers for last night’s electric performance by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at Trustees Theater on Broughton Street, so we were seated in the front row. Well, for a minute anyway. In a rarity…

The Savannah Music Festival: watching the audience

I’m going to be making a number of posts over the next couple of weeks about the Savannah Music Festival, which begins today. I’ve got tickets for tonight’s performance of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings — I’ll be disappointed…

New live video by Little Tybee released

I’ve seen Little Tybee perform a couple of times — once here in Savannah and once in Athens — so I opted to see new bands during last week’s Savannah Stopover. But friends who went to the shows at Tantra…

Savannah Stopover festival photos 2011

I decided to put all my Savannah Stopover photos in this one post. If you want more of my text about the festival, you can find more than you could ever want by using the search box or browsing all…

A final take on the Savannah Stopover

[If you’re just looking for pictures, see all my Stopover photos here.] In my City Talk column today in the Savannah Morning News, “Savannah Stopover could have huge impact in future”, I tried to cover a lot of ground. I…

“Sick Sick Lover” video by General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers

The question: What happens when an innovative and ambitious young band also has the technical skills to create their own music videos? The answer: “Sick Sick Lover” by General Oglethorpe and the Panhandlers, which you can watch on the band’s…

Savannah Stopover quick take: Murder By Death with Fake Problems and Buried Beds

[If you’re just looking for pictures, see all my Stopover photos here.] Well this was one of the best shows I’ve seen in Savannah in ages. The Jinx was already working on this booking before the Savannah Stopover was even…

Savannah Stopover quick take: Day 3 (with Sanders Bohlke, Ancient Warfare, Niche, The Winter Sounds, The Drenched Earth Tour, The Shaniqua Brown, Reptar, Prince Rama, and Milagres)

I waffled right up till the last minute about my listening schedule on day 3 of the first Savannah Stopover. So I just let myself drift where circumstance took me. I actually had some work to do early on Friday,…

Savannah Stopover quick take: Sanders Bohlke

In an earlier era, Sanders Bohlke might have been a prophet or a martyr. But it’s the 21st century, so he’s a singer-songwriter. I had never heard Bohlke live before hearing him three times at the just-completed first Savannah Stopover,…

Savannah Stopover quick take: Astronautalis with Sims and Dreamend

The more I see and hear Astronautalis, the more certain I am that Andy Bothwell is on the verge of big things. He HAS to be — provocative lyrics that are both immediate and mythical (like in “The Wondersmith and…

Savannah Stopover quick take: Das Racist and KidSyc@Brandywine

A study in contrasts at the late shows at The Jinx on the opening night of the first Savannah Stopover. Das Racist was the headliner. The rap corps sprung to fame in recent years with infectious raps that aimed often…

Savannah Stopover quick take: Sonia Leigh and Young Buffalo

A storm and some travel delays didn’t dampen (at least not figuratively) the first night of the Savannah Stopover. Young Buffalo and Sonia Leigh moved from Starland a block away to The Wormhole, one of the festival’s key venue. Lots…

Savannah Stopover preview #8: the local talent

This is the eighth (and maybe the last) in occasional posts previewing acts slated for the Savannah Stopover festival March 9-12, 2011. Check out previous posts about Astronautalis; Little Tybee; Class Actress; The Drenched Earth Tour; Murder By Death, Fake…

Savannah Stopover preview #7: Sanders Bohlke

This is the seventh in occasional posts previewing acts slated for the Savannah Stopover festival March 9-12, 2011. Check out previous posts about Astronautalis; Little Tybee; Class Actress; The Drenched Earth Tour; Murder By Death, Fake Problems, and Buried Beds;…