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Home concerts give music lovers an up-close view of favorite artists or a chance to discover new ones.
Photography by Eric Dejuan
The prospect of entering the house of a person you do not know to spend a few hours with 20 to 40 strangers watching a musician seems, on the surface, nerve wracking and slightly unthinkable. But in its usual magical way, Birmingham makes this situation work.
Granted, these types of performances have been around for decades and the term for them varies depending on...
The title of Preston Lovinggood’s latest record, “Consequences,” might not imply what you think. Rather than negative connotations, it’s a nod to the relationships the artist built during the writing and recording processes, which greatly impacted the album that resulted.
If you recently spotted a Hawaiian shirt-clad John Travolta or a car-chasing Aaron Eckhart downtown, you probably can't wait to see these scenes of the Magic City play out on the silver screen. While the increasing number of movies being filmed in Birmingham as of late can be considered a result of the city's revitalization over the past few years, the interest in film can be traced back to the early days of Sidewalk Film Festival.
In 1998, three Birmingham-based filmmakers (Wayne and Kelly F...
By CHRIS K. DAVIDSON
HARPERSVILLE – Shelby County’s Stone Hollow Farmstead will host its inaugural Dinner at the Farmstead June 15.
Founder Deborah Stone started Stone Hollow in 1999 with her husband and daughters and began a collection of businesses that sells the farm’s handmade products to local grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Piggly Wiggly and Western Supermarket in the Mountain Brook area.
Three years after 2015's Kintsugi, Seattle's Death Cab for Cutie are releasing their first album as a quintet, Thank You for Today.
hell would be] sitting on the tarmac of an airplane after an international journey waiting for the gate, but the gate never opens up."
To end out the week, we ask Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (and also The Postal Service) some questions about endings and death. Death Cab for Cutie has been a pivotal act in bringing indie rock to the mainstream in the mid-to-late 2000s with seminal releases such as Transatlanticism, Plans, and Na...
And spit out better words than you’
But you didn’t
Man you’re kidding yourself if you think
The world revolves around you”
So sings Melbourne, Australia’s Courtney Barnett on “Nameless Faceless,” a song addressed to internet trolls and the first single released from her much-anticipated second LP, Tell Me How You Really Feel. This song is just the beginning as Barnett does not hold back in rest of the follow-up to 2016’s critically lauded Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.
“Time is a strange thing,” Brian Fallon said to me when I phoned him on the afternoon of January 31st as we both wondered how February was a mere 12 hours away.
“It seems like the older I get, time moves faster and faster. When I was a kid, it would just drag forever. But now it’s this ever-present ticking clock. Whenever you’re home, you’re always counting down to what’s next. ‘I’ve only got three weeks. I’ve only got two days.'”
Though his latest music output has slowed down just a tad from...
Interview with Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes for Performer Magazine
Formed during the late 90s in San Francisco and naming themselves after Marlon Brando‘s motorcycle club in The Wild One, the now LA-based trio, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, has put out seven albums of blistering garage rock that overpower the listener on both record and at the live show. Titles such as Beat The Devil’s Tattoo, Howl and Take Them On, On Your Own only hint at the visceral energy packed in the songs.
Though their latest album, Wrong Creatures, is coming five years after 2013’s S...
Melding Americana, rock, folk and pop, Stephen Kellogg has always been one of the greatest musical storytellers of this century. From major records with his band Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers to striking out on his own with conceptually crafted records to writing with the likes of OAR and Robert Randolph, Kellogg just wants to communicate honest and resounding truths.
His latest record, 2018’s Objects in the Mirror, was produced by fellow artist Will Hoge. The two will be embarking on the ...
Find It At: AMAZON
Unconventional rhythms, melodies, and instrumentations drape themselves across the tracks of the self-titled full-length debut by Loma, a recent signing by Sub Pop that consists of Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater and Cross Record's Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski. After touring throughout America and Europe, the two groups decided to join forces to see what songs they could create together.
The dark pop orchestration ...