Month: July 2014

Get down with Secret Stages

It’s here.

Here’s the schedule.

Here’s Jeremy Burgess breaking down some bands to see.

Here’s the map.

Here’s the sampler they put together.

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We’ll be roaming around seeing bands we’ve never heard of and having our minds blown. Say hey.

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See a show with your dog at Bottletree!

Music lovers and dog lovers, listen up!!!

Tomorrow night, Bottletree Cafe is hosting the “Bama Bully Rescue Bash (6 bands, 6 Bucks).” Come join the fun, bring your pup (maybe even leave with new one!) and listen to some great music presented by Rocket City Sounds from Huntsville, AL.  All proceeds will be donated to Bama Bully Rescue, Inc in Fultondale, AL.

Check out some of the artists before you head out: Robby Eichman,  Alexa Rankin, Zac Mayhall, Christian Lee, ADAM ADAM and Natas Kompas.

 

BHAMFM ULTRA SUMMERTIME MIXTAPE 2K14!

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Hello reader. Summer is in full swing and we here at Bhamfm.com truly hope you are throughly enjoying the blistering heat! We are bringing you another mixtape but this time its the ULTRA SUMMERTIME MIXTAPE with some summer jams to take you way back and some new jams to bring you back to today.

As always, our mixtape contributors Whit and Culture Czar have brought in some cool tracks to share and yours truly dug up and dusted off all kinds of classic songs of summer, from yesteryear, and sprinkled them throughout the mix to keep the summer vibes going.

Whit drops the newest one from Lil Wayne ft. Drake, a song from the highly buzzed about Parquet Courts record, and the two newest Spoon tracks or, in her words, “TWICE THE SPOON!”

Culture Czar had this to say about the more chilled out songs from Panda Bear, Tame Impala, Washed Out, Iron and Wine, and Starflyer 59 which he contributed to the mix: Most people think of summer jams as bouncy, party time music, but I’m more interested in that sunbleached part of the late afternoon where it’s hot and hazy and you can barely see for the setting sun and you just melt into the poolside furniture in a peaceful, blissed out daze as day gives way to night…”

 

Stay tuned next month when we bring you another mixtape! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

 

FLASHBACK FRIDAY! THE JERRY EDITION!

Sometime the week is so crazy that you just need a little bit of encouragement. You need someone to tell you that you’ll be ok. Things can get crazy but you’ll survive. Or…you’ll get by. Sometimes you need to blast a classic Grateful Dead track so loud in your car that people think you have lost your mind completely. Here’s the Grateful Dead’s classic “Touch of Grey”. Don’t worry friend, it’ll be alright:

Summer Shindig Mystery: Hayden Crawford?

summer_shindig_II_poster_webIn mere hours, Tuscaloosa’s Bama Theatre will be the place for one of the most wonderful events of the summer. (Note: I am saying this with all of the bias.) You will fall in love for the first or second or eighth time and be mesmerized by the stage. (Note: All of the bias.)

There is so much talent on the stage, but it’s also a bit hard to write about all of this talent. I mean, I’ve done it before.

When Blaine Duncan & The Lookers, The Bear, Looksy, and Belle Adair take the stage tonight, it is an event worthy of an actual shindig. But let’s dig into a mystery for a second. The question is: Hayden Crawford?

“Hayden is a weird little guy, but his music makes me wanna reach for a fresh Dookie sandwich.”

That quote is from Adam Morrow of Callooh! Callay!, Belle Adair, and the Lookers and in our joke speak, this is a compliment. Hayden Crawford is from Tuscaloosa and currently resides in New Orleans. I first came to know him through being told by Blaine Duncan himself that Hayden was a big fan of mine. We had never met in person. Also, I only wrote stuff like this. And in this case, Hayden was kind of a weird little guy. His only picture on his Twitter profile is a screencap of when I added him on Goodreads. I’m still trying to figure out if that was genuine or to keep the bit alive. By that time, Hayden was a full member of the Lookers, performing live alongside members of the band that I talked to for this piece. If anybody knows the enigma of Hayden Crawford, multi-instrumentalist and serial warbler, it’s the people he hung out with on the After She Dies tour of 2013.

“Hayden is awesome. He’s a great guy: sarcastically sweet and sweetly sarcastic,” said Blaine Duncan on his former member. I’ll let Blaine explain his own experiences with Hayden. “He is loyal, dependable, and professional. He can any instrument with strings, which benefits us because he is pretty willing to fill any role. He’s a great songwriter, too. That helps because he has great ideas for song arrangements. He’s one of my favorite folks, and though I’ve known him only five or six years, he’s a close friend.

Duncan adds, “I guess my favorite thing about Hayden is something that I can relate to (and something he’ll openly admit, so I’m not telling tales out of school) – he doesn’t know much about a guitar as far as technical aspects, like strings, amps, repair, but he can play one as good as anyone. He can tell you the key and chord structure of a song within seconds of hearing it. That’s somewhat common with guitarists, but probably not as common with guitarists who don’t change their own strings. That story serves as a good metaphor for him: really great but not too concerned that he is.”

We’re getting closer to the mystery, but I also wonder if Hayden himself can shed some light on his own self-identity: “In addition to being a Taco shirt enthusiast, Hayden Crawford enjoys many humorous cotton fabrications. Let us not forget the likes of Santa Claus drinking champagne in a hot tub shirt, black guitar shirt, and the classic crawfish salting a bed of fries shirt.”

So Hayden likes a lot of T-shirts and is great at music. Yup. Mystery solved. However, since Crawford is a former Lookers member, just what in the hell does this piece have to do with anything? I mean, other than the bias.

After the Shindig, there is an afterparty show at the Alcove with Hayden Crawford, Daniel Elias Crisler, and the two-piece Della Ray. It will be an atomic bomb of weirdness. I recommend it on that alone. Anything to funnel through some sort of weirdness helps, though. But honestly, I don’t know if I can fully say I get Hayden Crawford still. Maybe there isn’t a mystery and people just are as they are.

 

Mutual friend Jeff Hanson put it best: “[Hayden’s] darkest secrets are that he has no

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secrets at all.”

FLASHBACK FRIDAY! (WE’RE BACK.)

It’s high time we posted another classic video for another edition of Flashback Friday. This time I’m going to melt your face with an oldie from recently reunited dance-punkers Death From Above 1979. They released a new track this week you can check out here. They detailed their new album this week (which comes out September 9) and up coming tour. If you can believe this, it’s been 10 years since their first release Your a Woman, I’m a Machine. Let’s get the weekend kicked off with this heavy jammer from DFA1979. Here’s “Romantic Rights”:

Birmingham gets ALL THE SHOWS!

You think you know, but you have no idea.

Welcome to a comprehensive list of all the headliners & festivals headed to our fair city in the coming months.

I’m just gonna throw a list at you because I know you just gonna scroll anyway. Hard to be mad with this level of abundance going on. LEHGO.

 

Jimmy Eat World, celebrating 10 years of their Futures album at WorkPlay on Oct 26
Jimmy Eat World, celebrating 10 years of their Futures album at WorkPlay on Oct 26

IRON CITY:

  • Juvenile (this Sat, 7/12)
  • Curren$y (7/30)
  • HELMET (8/6)
  • Manchester Orchestra (8/7)
  • Toadies (8/13)
  • Broken Bells (10/2)
  • AFI (10/9)
  • Chromeo (10/14)
  • Brand New (Sold out, 10/21)
  • Julian Casablancas (10/28)

WORKPLAY

  • Delta Spirit (9/16)
  • Jimmy Eat World (10/27)

Cask & Drum, October 11 (tix here)

  • GIRL TALK
  • Lucero
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires
  • Wild Cub
  • Drew Holcomb
  • Houndmouth

Secret Stages (August 1 & 2): Follow through to their site for the full lineup, in the interest of not leaving any of the astounding number of acts out who hail from all over Alabama & the South. Great problem to have, if you ask us! Our picks though? John Paul Keith, Green Seed, Pujol & Looksy.

BOTTLETREE:

  • King Buzzo of the Melvins (7/23)
  • HIGH FIVE FEST III (8/9) —–> Banditos, Shaheed & DJ Supreme, Wray, Arclight, In Snow, beitthemeans and Secret Midnight Band
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (8/14)
  • Comedian Jon Hodgman (9/7)
  • Pinback (9/8)
  • Real Estate (9/21)
  • J. Mascis (9/30)
  • POLIÇA (10/7)
  • Twin Shadow (10/18)