MusicFile Productions LLC, the parent company of Savannah Stopover Music Festival, announced today that it will be promoting and producing a series of concerts over the summer months in Savannah.
The series kicks off July 8 with a free show at The Sparetime featuring Brooklyn's critically acclaimed Widowspeak. The Captured Tracks recording artist will give a rare, stripped down performance at 9 p.m.
Widowspeak is comprised of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, renowned for their dreamy, western-tinged take on rock and roll. Their atmospheric, hazy sound has drawn comparisons to 1990's standout Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star. Widowspeak's second album, "Almanac," released in January, was recorded by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate) in a hundred-year-old barn in the Hudson River Valley of New York during the transition from summer to fall. The album has received critical praise from NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin and many others.
Click here to listen to The MusicFile's essential Summer 2013 playlist.
Ponderosa and Yip Deceiver (featuring members of of Montreal) will perform on July 12 at The Jinx. Both bands are Stopover veterans. Local band Hallucinex will open.
Atlanta-based Ponderosa has gained both critical success and momentum behind the release of their seconnd album, "Pool Party," last summer. Stomp and Stammer magazine praised the band for "soaring, interstellar harmonies, booming drums, spatial textures, offbeat tangents and reverb aplenty" stating that the new LP "brings them closer in approach to that of groups like Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket and Athens' Futurebirds."
The of Montreal spin-off project of Davey Pierce and Nicolas Dobbratz known as Yip Deceiver offers playful, high-energy dance pop with a buzzing funk vibe.
Tickets for the event are available at The Jinx and are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Legendary English rockers Modern English will play a one-night-only concert in Savannah on Aug. 28 at Dollhouse Productions event space at 980 Industry Drive. One of the defining post-punk/new wave bands of the 1980s, the band will tour the U.S. behind the release of a new album, the first to be recorded with the original members of the group in 25 years. In addition to newer material, their hit songs "I Melt With You", "Hands Across the Sea" and "Ink and Paper" remain some of the most recognizable and beloved tracks of the last 40 years.
A 1980s-themed dance party will follow the 10 p.m. show. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the show, space permitting. Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. today on Showclix at http://www.showclix.com/event/3768441/pre-sale
Additional MusicFile Productions shows and projects are in the works for late summer and early fall and will be released upon confirmation.