If you are looking to escape the usual on Valentine’s Day, you might want to travel with Space Jesus at Victory North.
The project of Boulder-based Jasha Tull, Space Jesus combines electronica, hip hop and other genres for an immersive live experience. The appropriately strange official bio says that the music focuses “on alien basslines, gangster beats and future feels.”
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Space Jesus comes to Savannah as part of the Moon.Landing Tour, which has already included venues like the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Variety Playhouse in Atlanta and The Orange Peel in Asheville. Savannah never had a venue worthy of that list until Victory North came along in 2019.
The Space Jesus show is another in the series of collaborations between Victory North and Zero Mile Presents, the Atlanta-based booking and promotion company that works as the talent buyer for Variety Playhouse, Terminal West and the Georgia Theatre.
As I write this, advance tickets for the Feb. 14 are still available for about $31 including fees. Tickets might also be available at the door.
Victory North and Zero Mile have also teamed up again on Feb. 17 for British Lion, the side project of Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris. Tickets are about $32. You can read more about that show elsewhere in this week’s Do.
As I noted in a recent column about sold out performances at Victory North and other venues, local music lovers might want to start planning ahead more often.
Speaking of planning ahead, Savannah Stopover last week released the full schedule for the March 5-7 festival. Savannah hip-hop artist Dope KNife and Parker Gispert of The Whigs were among a handful of excellent late additions to the lineup.
I know many folks around town feel like they are too old or too out of the loop to appreciate Stopover, but I am struck again this year by the approachability of the event.
Again this year, Savannah Stopover will utilize the gorgeous pavilion in the North Garden of the Ships of the Sea Museum for headliners each night, including Shovels & Rope on March 6. Trinity United Methodist Church will once again offer seated shows for two days.
Service Brewing also has a large capacity and will host 10 bands over the three days.
The other venues – The Jinx, El-Rocko Lounge, Congress Street Social Club and Club One – are within easy walking distance. A handful of special shows will be a little farther away at the Perry Lane Hotel and Savoy Society.
Attendees don’t need to know anything in advance about the bands to enjoy wandering from one interesting venue to another.
Bill Dawers writes City Talk in Savannah Morning News and blogs at hissing lawns (www.hissinglawns.com). Email email@example.com.