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Re: “Daryl Sherman @Unitarian Universalist Church

Thanks for this great article! Can't wait to hear her.

Posted by Ellen T Gross on 10/15/2014 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Fur Elise @Pour Larry's

Love it! Thanks Jim! ;)

Posted by John Christopher Cargill on 10/03/2014 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Shonen Knife just wants to make people happy

Saw them (for the third time) in Toronto on Saturday, they were on the top of their game, not something too many bands can say after 33 years.

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Posted by Mike Jolin on 09/23/2014 at 10:13 PM

Re: “'I try to stay positive. That's the main thing. To stay positive.'

Thanks, Jim and Connect. Good stuff.

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Posted by JH Statts on 09/10/2014 at 3:01 AM

Re: “SMF: Kristina Train

Can't wait for the new material. What a voice!

Posted by Paul Deavall on 08/21/2014 at 3:14 PM

Re: “'Billie on Barnard'

Thank you, Connect Savannah! Looking forward to a great show! Just a note of clarification, Jared Hall maintains all directing credit for bringing this production to the Trinity United Methodist Church. Eddie Wilson is the producer/director/composer/arranger/pianist who arranged the music selections for the Billie Holiday tribute show. Also, the speakeasy at Moon River Brewing Company happened last year. Will it happen there again? Hope so!

Posted by TJOgle on 08/20/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Heavy Lights @Ampersand

I haven't read a first sentence so pompously douchebaggy since Dino Buzzati became a mere Vladislav Klima imitator.

Posted by brentmcgee on 08/13/2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “KidSyc gets real

It's real easy to become a star and develop an ego in Sav, especially if you have been performing there for several years. Anyone can blow up there with a little effort. If you really want to humble yourself and work on your narcissism, move to a bigger city. That way you can prove to yourself if you are really a great artist. Some people can't handle the transition of people not knowing who they are, so they stay in the small town and will use an excuse like, "I'm here to uplift the community". Nice article though and I appreciate his honesty.

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Posted by Bill Chill on 08/07/2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Bands announced for Dollhouse benefit show

Wait the club's bill is $3,000 how is that possible if all the bands have been paid off from Saturday by the original promoter? This sounds like a lot of people trying to exploit what seems to be an overblown misunderstanding. How about throwing a benefit for the promoter who puts on some of the best shows Savannah's seen since the Velvet Elvis heyday and comes out of his pocket each and ever time to put on these great shows because Savannah refuses to support over some "scene territorial bullshit."

What hurts Savannah more is that almost every show on this tour was sold out. This show was promoted too well for The Dollhouse not to be packed out. There were more people at this show from Miami, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Athens, Columbus, Atlanta combined than from Savannah that's the black eye on the city. That's why a lot really top tier bands do not come to Savannah. The same promoter you're dragging in the mud promoted two sold out Eyehategod shows in NY in much smaller town than Savannah on a weekday. And Savannah could not even muster 100 on a weekend. Why? That's what we should be asking. Why is Savannah a dead town?

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Posted by Dana Nina Collins on 06/25/2014 at 3:17 AM

Re: “SMF Review: Tomatito

Ole! Wonderful show!

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Posted by Noa Argaman on 03/22/2014 at 9:01 PM

Re: “Cozying up with COEDS: First date

I am unable to locate a site that you listed in the article. Any search finds a band from Columbus with the same name.

Posted by Becky Smith on 02/24/2014 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Mr. Rock 'n' Roll

Enjoyed the article. I remember Mr. Avila. I was an 8th grade student at the brand new Mercer Jr. High. But it was in Garden City, not Pooler.
Alice Israel Tucker

Posted by Alice Israel Tucker on 02/04/2014 at 11:40 PM

Re: “Mr. Rock 'n' Roll

One that got by me! The info has been changed in the online version. Bill

Posted by Bill DeYoung on 02/04/2014 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Mr. Rock 'n' Roll

Fun and informative article. There could be a whole book written about Bill Avila and how he helped make young musicians' dreams come true!

About that photo of Echo, though. We were indeed aiming to bring back the awesome 1965 Sound, forming the band in response to disco and other music that just didn't "do it for us" by the time the 70's were drawing to a close. That photo was from late 1981. We bought the revolutionary war costumes from Steve Stevens' Stage Front Lighting, and most of our equipment from Frank Andrews at Schroeders Music. Good times!

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Posted by Paul Simpson on 02/04/2014 at 2:35 PM

Re: “La Boheme 2014

Bill de Young is so talented as a writer...

Posted by Peter Shannon on 01/28/2014 at 3:49 PM

Re: “The Wormhole: Sound advice

I would like to elaborate on this statement:

"Says Bret Bell, the City's Public Information Officer: "We sat down with the owner of the business and encouraged them to take action to ensure that they're not in violation of the noise ordinance. Other businesses have done that successfully. And to date, they have not taken action."

I have never met with Bret Bell and I think he may be confusing us with another establishment. When Inspector Petrea and Inspector Jackson came to The Wormhole and measured decibels, they left saying the volume was in compliance. They said, yes, it spiked over the level at times, when the door opened, but cars passing made an even louder noise. So they left with no citation given, but later mailed a citation retroactively after faced with continuous complaints. The citation was labeled a "courtesy notice" which I thought meant it was a simple notice that they had come out to take a reading. Our attorney brought up in court that this was an unusual procedure.

Also the night they came out was during a rare headlining show with a metal act, which is the loudest in the range of volume we will ever have. Since that time they have come out again with Lester Johnson and have found us in compliance.

Again we realize there is a problem and want to solve it MORE THAN ANYTHING. But to say exaggerated statements that we are worse than New York city noise or Chinese water torture is just plain unfair and untrue. We do realize that these two houses are being hit by an unusual sound wave and we would like to solve this by raising funds for construction and professional soundproofing...because we love our neighborhood and our neighbors!

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Posted by Wormhole Venue on 01/17/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “The Wormhole: Sound advice

Thats not really fair to say we are booming all night long. It is pretty rare we have a concert that lasts until 3AM. Only a headlining jam band would go that late.

Secondly, no one complains but them, so it's not an over-all volume level issue but the fact that it's bouncing in a way that amplifies as it hits their house. We agree that's still an issue that needs to be solved, but making it out like we are unconcerned and just cranking up the volume for partying all night long is a deliberate effort to vilify us. There have been many witnesses that have been in complete disbelief that the cops have arrived for a noise complaint because it would really be not that loud and even on nights with acoustic acts. If they only called on the nights when the concert went late or was a louder metal band, that would be very infrequent. If they're going to call every night we have any type of music no matter what hour (9pm, 10pm) then that is just unreasonable. How can we work with that? We have literally taken out the music from the sound system and just had stage volume and they still complain.

We have tried many things to adjust the sound to no avail. It's not like we are unconcerned. I have had many meetings regarding this issue with the sound crew and with experts. We have a tremendous amount of concern but we also are limited by finances. Also a venue that can afford a multi thousand dollar rennovation isnt going to be the local and up and coming musician's stage. It's going to be a mainstream club. This situation is ruining opportunities for musicians.

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Posted by Wormhole Venue on 01/14/2014 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Savannah Rocks! wants you

Bill - thanks for this great article. I know I sent a ton of material, and you have some how managed to get it into a story.

Posted by Tom Kohler on 12/13/2013 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Savannah Music Festival: 2014!

Anybody from the Daptone Records label performing this year? Sharon Jones and Charles Bradly were great shows.

Posted by Gunner on 11/06/2013 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Tricks, treats and Graveface Records

Bill Due Young... hey, I knew you from Stuart,FL. FYI... typo on Graveface Events... It's Susan HANSEN doing Psychic Readings on Oct.25the (Fridayfrom 4 to 7 PM). And Ryan is awesome!

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Posted by Susan Hansen on 10/15/2013 at 10:54 PM

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