9:30 p.m. March 6, Knights of Columbus
Founded in New York and revived in Los Angeles, the foursome Incan Abraham infuses psychedelic pop with rapturous revelry while adopting harmonies with "cul-du-sac" equatorial rhythms. After decades apart, the band reformed and will release its album "Tolerance" on April 8 on White Iris Records. TIME.com described the boys of Incan Abraham as having a sound "with haunting synth guitars and textured percussion, an Incan Abraham song feels like a memory even the first time you listen to it, a soundscape for a road trip you've already taken." The band started touring last month out west in San Franscio and is comprised of Teddy Cafaro (vocals and guitar), Spencer Mandel (bass), Giules Pizzulo (vocals and keyboard) and Andrew Clinco (drums). For more information, go to www.incanabraham.com.
10:30 p.m. March 6, Knights of Columbus
Bear Hands released sophomore album, "Distraction," on Feb 18 on Cantora Records and has teamed up beside Miniature Tigers to co-headline a tour that makes a trip to Savannah Stopover. With the release of "Distraction," the four-piece out of Brooklyn was able to create an album eschewing second-release jitters that comprise thousands of miles on the road and the inspiration that comes with highway blacktop intimacy. Bear Hands has opened for hard-hitting popular bands such as GZA, Passion Pit and AWOLNATION, embodying much of the same rhythmic talent. They have long sought to forego the influences of digital culture to pursue an album that is more pure in nature and bring that talent to Stopover. The New Yorker called Bear Hands' music "propulsive post-punk ... full of dexterous vocals and glittering guitar work." The band is Dylan Rau, Ted Feldman, Val Loper and TJ Orscher. The first single off "Distraction" is rising on the alternative charts and can be found online. For more information and music samplings, along with photos and videos, go to www.bearhandsband.com.
The Black Cadillacs
11 p.m. March 6, Congress Street Social Club
Based out of Knoxville, Tenn., The Black Cadillacs are an ensemble of blues-based indie rock, representing the Volunteer State's infamous sound. Authentic Memphis blues and soul mix with the distilled Knoxville rhythm and influences such as The Rolling Stones, The Who and Pink Floyd. The band's debut album, "Run," culls from more than 400 miles of road tripping and 40 years of influence that Metropulse's Mike Gibson called a "veritable tapestry of lush blues and Southern soul." Released in 2012, "Run" features live-tracked singles and high-energy performances. Tracks from the album were featured in top-ranked cable shows such as "Nashville," "Whitney," "Dallas," "Army Wives" and "Necessary Roughness."
The Black Cadillacs are Will Horton (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica), Matthew Hyrka (lead guitar), Philip Anderson (bass), John Phillips (rhythm guitar) and Adam Bonomo (drums). For more information on the band, tour dates, and Savannah Stopover ticket information, go to www.theblackcadillacs.com.
Midnight March 6, Hang Fire
Brooklyn-based Miniature Tigers take over the Hostess City with Bear Hands and Total Slacker for this year's Savannah Stopover. The electro-infused indie pop-rock band released its last album, "MIA PHARAOH," and secured a spot supporting Fun. on its "Some Nights" tour. The group's latest album, "Cruel Runnings," drops May 27 on YEBO Music. Miniature Horses is Charlie Brand (vocals and guitar), Rick Schaier (keys), Algernon Quashie (guitar) and Brandon Lee (bass). "Cruel Runnings" is a composition of open-hearted nostalgia and memories that bring back the band's inspiration and influences, remembering youthful childhood bliss. The album was recorded in Jamaica with Chris Zane (The Walkmen, Passion Pit) and makes its way through Savannah on the band's tour to Austin, Texas, at SXSW. For more information, go to www.miniaturetigers.com.
9:30 p.m. March 7, City Coffee
Behind the lo-fi psychedelia that is Tennis System, there is Matty Taylor. Taylor arrived in Los Angeles after living in Washington, D.C. Michael Stock, who founded "Part Time Punks," a showcase, helped Taylor record the five tracks that make up "Part Time Punks." The EP dropped Nov. 19, but the one-man-band has also released two others: "The Future of Our History" (2009) and "Teenagers" (2011). Some would say "Part Time Punks" should be experienced in its rawest of forms, like his upcoming performance at Stopover. For more information, go to www.tennissystem.bandcamp.com.
T. Hardy Morris
11 p.m. March 7, Knights of Columbus
In support of his debut album, "Audition Tapes" (Dangerbird Records), T. Hardy Morris spent the reaminder of 2013 shooting music videos to coincide with each of the album's tracks. What was embodied by these tapes was a feeling of nostalgia and love for his home state of Georgia, filming at 10 historic sites deemed in peril by the Georgia Trust of Historic Preservation. The organization publishes the list each year to call attention to sites that are threatened by both neglect and demolition. To kick off 2014, Morris released "Live at The Georgia Theater," a six-track LP on the music website NoiseTrade.com. Morris was described by American Songwriter as "a raw, unfiltered view of an artist evolving and growing in front of our very eyes." For more information, go to www.t.hardymorris.com.
11 p.m. March 8, Congress Street Social Club
As a follow-up to "Glowing Mouth" (2011), Brooklyn-based indie-rock quartet Milagres' latest full-length album, "Violent Light," dropped Feb. 25 on Kill Rock Stars. "Violent Light" features Milagres' Kyle Wilson, Fraser McCulloch, Chris Brazee and Paul Payabyab, and their signature darker-than-harder sound mixed with a delicate yet rich touch. Flowing falsetto hooks and cold-medicine aesthetic exude throughout the album with much of the lyrical influences deriving from Wilson's childhood summers in New Mexico, the caves and mesa burial grounds of Pueblo indians, backed by Payabyab on drums. Wanderings through Greenpoint and Williamsburg in Brooklyn make appearances as the backdrops to many songs as a meditation of the band's arrangements and modernity. For more information, go to www.milagresmusic.com.
12:30 a.m. March 8, The Jinx
Known once as an "Action Comic Punk Band," Peelander-Z now goes by the genre of "Action Comic Metal Band," in an interesting commingling of a foursome that found its way to Brooklyn by way of Japan and "planet Peelander." The group's eighth studio album, "Metalander-Z," dropped Sept. 10 on Chicken Ranch Records. Inspired by albums such as AC/DC's "High Voltage" and Iron Maiden's "Number of The Beast," the group wanted to achieve something both timely and timeless. They derived much of their influence from early '80s artists and sought to create something in the same vein. "We did tons of research on how many of these influential records were recorded," wrote album engineer Chico Jones in a news release. "The only era-specific items we didn't manage to get in the studio were hookers and blow, and I blame the producer for that." Peelander-Z has been featured in Rolling Stone, Village Voice, SPIN and on National Public Radio. Learn more at www.peelander-z.com.
1 a.m. March 8, Knights of Columbus
Ryan Heyner, Josh Kolenik, Juan Pieczanski and Jeff Curtin compose Small Black, a Brooklyn-based indie band formed in 2009. In the latest LP release, "Limits of Desire" (2013), the band sought to develop an aesthetic derived from experiences on tour and the live performances therein. Spending more than a year on the road, they then moved on to work on "Real People," a five-track EP to drop this year on April 1 through Jagjaguwar Records. The inspiration for "Real People" is taken from a litany of sources, including but not limited to, Colton Harris-Moore, a.k.a "The Barefoot Bandit," who became infamously known for his crime spree in 2010; a sample from a resort singer found in a thrift store in Spokane, Wash.; and doing business in the shady part of town. For more information, go to www.small-black.com.