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?
"I have a way of loving too many things to take on just one shape," IAN SWEET's Jilian Medford says. A woman after my own heart, Medford's quote explains part of what makes the band's Hardly Art record Shapeshifter a musical magpie. With a biting sweetness in Medford's vocals and instrumentation that is both clamorous and comforting, there's a little something here for everyone.