The start of festival season is once again upon us, and one of the first fests of the season has turned into one of the finest. Capitalizing on its location in the path of many SXSW-bound bands, Savannah Stopover's 2017 lineup looks incredibly tempting. If I was going down there myself, these are the bands I'd just about move heaven and earth to try to see. And if you're free between March 9-11, why not head on down to Savannah and see what all the fuss is about for yourself?
If you're not already familiar with the backstory, Communist Daughter's John Solomon has been through some pretty harrowing times in the not-so-distant past. Thankfully, he came out the other side and brought Communist Daughter to the world. Hailing from the Twin Cities, the band's sound is not unsurprisingly cut with a kind of brooding darkness, though tempered with a lightness of aural optimism.