Run by longtime Savannah, Ga. entertainment journalist and music and cinema scene participant Jim Reed, Knocked Out Loaded Concerts specializes in presenting internationally known, critically acclaimed and/or underrated musicians, comedians and lecturers which would otherwise not appear in this market.
Knocked Out Loaded formed from the ashes of Savannah’s fondly remembered indie promotion collective Tiny Team Concerts, which was responsible for putting on successful shows by an unusually wide variety of acts including: Frank Black of Pixies, Steve Earle, Electric Six, Cracker, Jonathan Richman, The Fleshtones, Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks, John Hammond Jr., Superhorse, The Reid Paley Trio, Larry Jon Wilson, Richard Lloyd of Television, Keith Kozel & The Lovesick, Golden Dogs, Daniel Johnston, The Supreme Court, Rory Block, Tiger! Tiger!, The Asylum Street Spankers, The Swimming Pool Q’s, Willowz, Pink Kodiak, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Hot Pink Interior and many more.
Reed served as Talent Buyer for Tiny Team Concerts, and under the Knocked Out Loaded name has gone on to present shows by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Peter Case of The Plimsouls, Devil-Oh-Seven, Webb Wilder & The Beatnecks, The Swimming Pool Q’s, Dodd Ferrelle & The Tinfoil Stars and more.
Additionally, we act as Personal Representatives and exclusive U.S. Booking Agents for select, outstanding touring acts — such as ORDINARY BOYS, The Definitive Tribute to the Music of The Smiths and Morrissey.
Our Mission Statement for Concert Promotion is to diversify and enhance the local live entertainment scene, while simultaneously strengthening Savannah’s reputation as a market which places great value on quality performances by accomplished acts.
Knocked Out Loaded’s criteria for artist selection mirrors that of Reed’s other major endeavor, the Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah, which is dedicated to uncovering and presenting unique motion pictures deserving of public settings and big screens, but which fall outside the purview of this area’s mainstream-oriented corporate cinema chains.
Respect for both performers and audience members is paramount at all Knocked Out Loaded events, and attendees are highly encouraged to be courteous and attentive during concerts – just like back in the old days.
We believe strongly that every single person who buys a ticket to one of our events should be able to enjoy a great show without unduly annoying their neighbors or distracting the artists onstage. We’re all in this together, and it’s only fair.
Our Mission Statement for Personal Representation is simple: we are only interested in working with touring acts which A) demonstrate significant dedication to their craft, B) dazzle us with their talent and abilities, C) possess the potential for national and/or international success, and D) are simply nice and kind people.
Thanks for supporting what we’re trying to achieve by purchasing tickets to our Savannah area productions, supporting and publicizing our touring artists to your friends (and enemies) and sharing news of our upcoming events.
We can’t do it without you!