Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sounds of Savannah Stopover 2016 #2: Rainbow Kitten Surprise

A funny thing has been happening on the way to SXSW, y'all. A whole lot of bands have been making a pitstop in Savannah, Georgia, on their way to the musical motherland of Austin. And the city best known for its history is making waves with this here shindig known as the Savannah Stopover, about to enjoy its sixth iteration. My head has been turned enough to give y'all some recommendations from said Stopover for your listening pleasure. And if you happen to be free from March 10-12, maybe you ought to just venture on down to Savannah for yourself.

Maybe it's easy to write off Rainbow Kitten Surprise as a party band by virtue of their name. But I assure y'all, as much as they probably enjoy a good time, that's far from the case. These Boone, NC gents aren't messing around. To start with, they've got a singer with one of the most engaging voices I've heard in quite a while. Musically, they're hard to pin down, shifting from lively to weighty and back again. Another band I have every confidence in being a must-see live.   




[posted 2.14.16]

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