Bryce Fox Does Some “Voodoo”; Lucy Dacus Leads Exclusive Savannah Stopover Performances
Bryce Fox performed his song “Voodoo” on A-Sides recently, and while we can’t confirm it, something tells me Salt ‘N’ Peppa are questioning how the singer/songwriter does that voodoo that he does so well. The song is just one example of the soul-infused rock that pours out of the Bloomington, IN native. Compared to everyone from Chris Cornell to Hozier with perhaps a dose of X Ambassadors’ Sam Harris, this unique artist is dropping singles like Obama drops mics.
Fox’s first single “Burn Fast” garnered some attention, and his recently released “Horns” has already been a hit on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. Anyway, there’s more to come. The artist will soon drop an EP, which was produced by the always in-demand Frequency, and discussed that, his music, and more during an interview last month. Watch that and the performance below, and perhaps question why I led off this piece with a Salt ‘N’ Peppa namedrop.
Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far, away – OK not really – in Savannah, GA, there was a music festival called Savannah Stopover. Hot on the heels of Austin’s SXSW, the festival has grown in each of its six years. Grimes, of Montral, and HAERTS are among the bands who have performed throughout the years, and this past March’s fest may have been the best. Why do I bring this up now? Well, during that music get together, several artists performed exclusively for A-SIdes. Why the wait? We live in a world of “now now now” so I figured, why not take our time in posting these treasures. OK, I digress, these amazing videos filmed by Jon Graham slipped through the proverbial tracks. No matter. Enjoy them here right now. All videos, by the way, filmed by jpgrahamphotography.com.
Lucy Dacus is a subtly-powerful singer/songwriter who recently dropped No Burden. Take a listen as we filmed her performing at an Savannah rec pool.
French Horn Rebellion is a Brooklyn electronic dance band formed in 2007 by Wisconsin-bred brothers Robert Perlick-Molinari and David Perlick Molinari. Watch them play at their Air BnB pool at the fest.
The Ballroom Thieves, a dynamic folk trio who dropped A Wolf in the Doorway last year, performed “Archers” at Trinity United Church. Amazing.
Electro-pop’s Wolkoff stripped things down at House of Strut, a vintage shop in Savannah. Check out her beautiful verson of “King’s Highway” below.
Quiet Hollers are an indie folk act formed in Louisville. I hope they and singer/songwriter Shadwick Wilde break out Bon Iver style soon. Check them at the Artists’ Lounge below.
Sometimes you run-in to musicians at the Stopover. That was the case for Daniel Bachman, a 6-string and lap guitar player from Virginia. Amazing stuff here.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise don’t just have the best band name ever. They’re a stellar act we caught at The Artists’ Lounge, where they played “Lady Lie.” Watch below and enjoy.
A-Sides’ “Delve Into Twelve” Countdown
Each week A-Sides unleashes its top 12 tracks of the week AKA the “Delve Into Twelve” based on the following contributing factors: songs I’m playing out that particular week (no matter when they were released — think overlooked songs, unreleased tracks and old favorites), songs various publicists are trying to get me to listen to that I did and dug a bunch, song posts and trends I’ve noticed on my friends’ Facebook walls and, most importantly: what my toddler is currently enjoying thoroughly with an assist from my infant.
About A-Sides with Jon Chattman – thisisasides.com :
Jon Chattman’s music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Yoko Ono, Elle King, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and Bastille.