SAVANNAH STOPOVER has announced the second wave of bands for the annual indie fest.
This wave includes a healthy dose of rock n' roll to add to the electro-dance picks of Wave 1. Stopover's taste for Appalachia-influenced folk and country's here, too, plus some hip-hop and regional talent from Athens and Atlanta.
Can we get a round of applause for our rad locals on the list?
CUSSES, Triathalon, Velvet Caravan, Damon & The Shitkickers, Wet Socks, Crazy Bag Lady, Sunglow, COEDS, The Wave Slaves, Beneath Trees, Paving Gravy, Nightingale News, Saint Corsair (Lucas Carpenter's latest), A.M. Rodriguez, Boy Harsher, Blackrune, Black Water Choir (Corey Hines), and Heavy Boots will all represent Savannah on the diverse lineup.
Local label Furious Hooves will have their own showcase, and bands that submitted via Sonicbids will be announced in the coming week.
3-day passes ($75), single day passes ($30) and 3-day VIP passes ($125) are available via Ticketfly.
There's a lot to love out there; have a listen to the latest additions below:
Reptar(Joyful Noise Records)
The Georgia boys just signed to Joyful Noise Records, home to Deerhoof, Kishi Bashi, of Montreal, and Dinosaur Jr., TODAY. Let's hear it for the home team!
Little Racer (PaperCup Music)
Clear Plastic Masks (Dine Alone/Serpents and Snakes)
Horse Thief (Bella Union)
Fly Golden Eagle (Dine Alone/ATO Records)
Fans of the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and uber-twee girl group Supercute! may recall Rachel Tractenburg's musical versatility as a young performer. Her latest project, NY-based The Prettiots, take a punk attitude to ukulele-powered pop.
Fort Lean (Ooh La La Records)
Tall Tall Trees (Good Neighbor Records) Mike Savino and his banjotron were a highlight of Geekend's musical offerings; if you missed his stellar performance with Kishi Bashi, make sure to catch him at Stopover.
Rocco DeLuca (429)
Alanna Royale Powerhouse vocalist Royale wowed the crowd at The Jinx when she opened for Hurray For the Riff Raff in 2014.
this mountain just need to set up residence here in Savannah; we can't get enough of frequently-returning Stopover alums.
Amythyst Kiah & Her Chest of Glass
BLKKATHY (Deep Ellum Records)
Hiss Golden Messenger (Merger Records)
White Violet (Normaltown Records)
Lace Curtains (Female Fantasy)
Baby Bee (Universal Republic Records)
Don't let the dainty moniker fool you - their penchant for super-fun, throwback rock n' roll is anything but delicate. In fact, you may have already heard it on Season 3 of The Walking Dead. Fans of The Strokes, The Ventures, and vocals that ooze Elvis-style blues: eat your heart out.
Once upon a time, Buxton played SCAD's Record Fair and blew away the crowd. We're glad the Texans are finally heading back our way.
Don't worry, we googled them for you. You'll love 'em.
Young Buffalo played opening night of the very first Savannah Stopover ever! This is their third time at the fest - welcome back, boys.
Lilly Hiatt (Normaltown Records)
The daughter of prolific singer-songwriter John Hiatt, Lilly's showing that talent runs in the family.
Born Cages (Washington Square)
Needle Points (PaperCup Music)
100 Watt Horse (Boom Done! Records)
George Pettis played Stopover with his old band Wowser Bowser in 2012; his latest project showcases his folk side.
Semicircle (Quality Faucet Records) An indie-folk offshoot of Reptar.
Emilyn Brodsky (Dead Stare Records)
Jack + Eliza (YEBO Music)
Grounders (Nevado/Park The Van)
With a sound dubbed “vintage pop for the future,” this New York sextet was named Best Pop Band in New York by the Village Voice in 2014.
Bond St. District
Ruby the Rabbitfoot (Normaltown Records/New West Records)