Category: Upcoming Shows

Weekend Show Lineup 1/17-19

This week can kiss my ass. I need something fun this weekend in a bad kinda way; LUCKILY there is a lot of shows to choose from! PLEASE go out & support these musicians and other local musicians; they’re actually putting out REAL music and it’s about damn time they get their props. We gotta “take back the mainstream”!

Crunk Witch (and Doug Funnie) at the Nick TONIGHT
Crunk Witch (and Doug Funnie) at the Nick TONIGHT



FRIDAY (1/17)




·           Bottletree – Dan Sartain/KinZie/Hawaii/Secret Midnight Band/Future Primitives/Linear Downfall

·           The Nick – Crunk Witch and Doug Funnie/Vintage Cowboys/Final Weapon/Latin for Latin

·           Zydeco – Ballyhoo!/Passafire/Pacific Dub

·           WorkPlay – Against Me!/The Sidekicks/The Shondes

·           Iron City – Carey Murdock

·           Jupiter (Ttown) – Lucero/Johnny Fritz      **I’ll be in attendance**




·           Eddie’s Attic – Sea Wolf/Lucy Kaplansky

·           Opera Nightclub – Paul Oakenfold

·           Smith’s Olde Bar – Magnets & Ghosts/Nobody’s Darlings

·           The Earl – Those Darlins

·           120 Tavern & Music Hall – Shooter Jennings/Have Gun Will Travel

·           Cox Capital Theatre (Macon) – Black Lips




·           Pegasus Records (Florence) – Light Beam Rider/ Follow Apollo & Static Revival

·           Coppertop (hsv) – Paul Collins Beat

·           Schermerhorn Symphony – Roberta Flack

·           Exit/In – Ghost Owl

·           Mercy Lounge – Jessie Baylin/Watson Twins


Louisville/Lexington/Little Rock:


·           Zanzabar – Man Man


Knoxville/Chattanooga/Memphis/Asheville (NC):


·           The Well – Indie Lagone, 5th Street Saints

·           Track 29 (nooga) – Blackberry Smoke/Delta Saints


Auburn/Montgomery/Mobile/parts of FL & MS:


·           Performing Arts Center (Montgomery) – Rick Springfield

·           Beau Rivage Theatre (Biloxi)  – Huey Lewis & The News

·           Vinyl Music Hall (Pensacola) – The Machine





·           WorkPlay – Bonerama

·           Iron City – Rodney Atkins/Frankie Ballard/Rose Falcon

·           The Nick – Cody Purvis/Natalie Stovall & The Drive

·           Bottletree – Collosus at Best/Sons of Tonatiuh/Capsized/Stoned Cobra

·           Zydeco – Beitthemeans/Crippling Horse Accident



·           Georgia Theatre (athens) – Black Lips

·           Center Stage – AFI

·           Cox Capital Theatre(Macon) – of Montreal/Wild Moccasins

·           Atlanta Symphony Hall – Chuck Leavell/Gregg Allman

·           Variety Playhouse – Lefty Williams Band




·           Schermerhorn Symphony Hall – Roberta Flack

·           High Watt – Sea Wolf

·           Cannery – Emancipator/Blockhead

·           FooBAR – The Cunning

·           Mercy Lounge – Hillbilly Casino


Louisville/Lexington/Little Rock:


·           Zanzabar – Kentucky Knife Fight/Discount Guns


Knoxville/Chattanooga/Memphis/Asheville (NC):


·           Orange Peel (ash) – Donna The Buffalo

·           Music Hall(ash) – Ghost Owl

·           New Daisy Theatre (Memphis) – Against Me!


Auburn/Montgomery/Mobile/parts of FL & MS:


·           Hard Rock (Biloxi) – Jamey Johnson

·           Saenger Theatre (Mobile) – The Machine

·           Civic Center (Mobile) – R Kelly


SUNDAY (1/19)




·           WorkPlay – The Machine

·           The Nick – Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery




·           Eddie’s Attic – Grant-Lee Phillips




·           Mercy Lounge – Against Me!

·           3rd & Lindsley – Los Colognes




Louisville/Lexington/Little Rock:


·           Zanzabar – The Whigs/Black Cadillacs

·           Headliner’s – Emancipator

·           Cosmic Charlie’s (Lexington) – Kentucky Knife Fight/Wooden Wand/Rooster’s Crow


Auburn/Montgomery/Mobile/parts of FL & MS:


·           Vinyl Music Hall(Pensacola) – Lucero/Jonny Fritz

·           Horseshoe Casino (Tunica) – Gregg Allman



***If you see someone(s) I missed, let me know.  My Twitter is @jtid82. See you at the rock show! *** – JT


Weekend Show Lineup – 1/10-1/12

For those of you who survived the Polar Vortex, go celebrate your survival this weekend with some live tunes!! Stay warm, stay drunk, stay in the groove.



·   Bottletree – Cate Le Bon / Drew Price’s Bermuda Triangle / Kevin Morby

·   The Nick – Dirty Mike and the Boy / Economy Cartel

·   Zydeco – Same As It Ever Was(Talking Heads Tribute Band)

·   Jupiter (ttown) – CBDB


·   Fox Theatre – John Hiatt / Robert Randolph / Gregg Allman

·   Georgia Theatre (athens) – The Infamous Stringdusters

·   Center Stage – Queensryche


·   Foobar – Rearview Ghost

·   3rd & Lindsley – Russell Howard

·   High Watt – Lobo / Voodoo Prophet / Enormity / Call Me Savage

·   Mercy Lounge – Johnette Napolitano / Jim Bianco

·   The Basement – Patrick Sweaney / Corey Chisel


·   Headliners – The Del McCoury Band

·   Zanzabar – Junk Yard Dogs


·   Barley’s Taproom – Dylan Leblanc

·   Bijou Theatre – Iris Dement

·   Rhythm & Brews (nooga) – Machines Are People Too

·   Orange Peel(ash) – Steep Canyon Rangers / Sam Bush


·   Moe’s BBQ (au) – The Bama Gamblers



·         Black Market – Zach Doss

·         The Nick – Skeptic? / Cancerslug / Justify these Scars

·         Bottletree – Shaheed & DJ Supreme / Great American Breakdown / Agent Cooper / Dirty Lungs

·         Zydeco – Sundy Best

    • Innisfree (ttown) – The Bama Gamblers



·   Georgia Theatre (athens) – The Infamous Stringdusters

·   Red Light Café – Kevin Kinney


·   High Watt – Dylan Leblanc / Grayson Capps

·   Cannery – Crosses

·   Exit/In – Same As It Ever Was (Talking Heads Tribute Band)

·   Ryman – Erich Church / Will Hoge

·   VBC (hsv) – Bela Fleck


·         Orange Peel(ash) – Steep Canyon Rangers

·         Grey Eagle(ash) – St Paul and the Broken Bones / Patrick Sweaney



·   Bottletree – Shaheed & DJ Supreme / Agent Cooper / Great American Breakdown


·         Wonderroot – Speedy Ortiz


·   Exit/In – Glossary / Self


·   Track 29 (nooga) – Pop Evil / Within Reason


***If you see someone(s) I missed, let me know.  My Twitter is @jtid82. See you at the rock show!*** – JT

This is Not a Showcase: Birmingham HipHop Shows Out Tonight for Foreign Exchange Show

1421202_10201839221794504_1245245994_oTonight at 433 20th Street South, there will be a coming together of what might be the best emcees, poets and singers in the city.

Baron Amato is home from NOLA for the holidays and so it’s time to show out.


BHAMFM has done features on the beautiful Jazz’Mine Garfield and Baron Amato, so we cannot wait to see the local artists they’ve recommended (including Indyah, Eugenius, Chris Jay… they’ll all be there). Tonight, for $5 you can see the most soulful artists in town at a cool new venue called the Foreign Exchange Experience.

Next week, we will be interviewing Eugenius & Haruskii, two of the guys on the bill who are also putting the show together.

Need some chill in your life? Time for something new? Head on down. BHAMFM approved for sure.



Watch below for some hints as to how it’s going down tonight.


The NonChristmas Weekend Show Lineup

Before the family members that you really don’t like or want to hangout with arrive, you’ve got ONE MORE WEEKEND to hustle out and catch some tunes; take advantage of it y’all! Happy Holidays to you all: Merry Christmas, shitter’s full!

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    • WorkPlay – Blind Boys of Alabama/Moon Taxi/The Vegabonds
    • Bottletree – Velouria / Downright
    • Urban Standard – Shaheed and DJ Supreme
    • Nick – American Animal/Eric Sommer/The Golden Monica
    • The Brick – The Vegabonds (Decatur)


    • Masquerade – Diarrhea Planet/Ritz/Jarren Benton


    • High Watt – Cory Branan
    • Soulshine Pizza Factory – Great Peacock



    • Bottletree – Dax Riggs/King Carnivore


    • Masquerade – B.o.B/Yo Gotti
    • Terminal West – Bob Schneider/Ruston Kelly
    • Eddie’s Attic – The Blind Boys of Alabama


    • 116 E Mobile – Lauderdale/The Bear


    • Spillway Bar & Grill – Whitey Morgan and the 78s (Bowling Green)


    • Sluggo’s – New Madrid (nooga)



    • Variety Playhouse – Dubconscious/Rising Appalachia/Randall Bramblett
    • Terminal West – Col. Bruce Hampton/Jeff Sipe Trio/Jeff Autry/Grant Green Jr

***There isn’t alot that seems to be going on this weekend (music-related) so you better make the best of it! If you see someone(s) I missed, let me know. My Twitter is @jtid82. See you at the rock show!


Weekend Show Lineup

Heres yous go!

You know where you WON’T hear any Christmas music? At these different shows. If you do, it is completely acceptable to throws thing at the band. I hope you and your earholes have a great weekend! Merry Christmas, nerds!!

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    • Iron City: Jason Isbell / Sturgill Simpson / Mark Kimbrell
    • BJCC : Pink / The Hives
    • Nick: Dukes of Glynn / This House


    • The Loft: Bobby Bare Jr
    • Masquerade: Vanna / Norma Jean / The Greenery / Ken Mode
    • Terminal West: Quaildogs / Higher Choir / The Deadfields
    • Melting Point: David Bromberg (athens)
    • 40 Watt: Timmy & the Tumblers / Ghost Lights / Shoal Creek Stranglers / Mother the Car


    • Grimey’s: The Dirt Daubers
    • 5 Spot: The Dirt Daubers
    • Marathon Music Works: The Features


    • Brown Theatre: John Prine
    • Zanzabar: Dylan LeBlanc / Joseph Arthur / Mike Mills & Bill Dubrow


    • Bijou Theatre: Pokey Lafarge / Carolina Chocolate Drops
    • The Well: Joey Spina / Whitey Morgan & the 78’s
    • Track 29: Kacey Musgraves (nooga)


    • Vinyl: Misfits (Pensacola)



Birmingham / Tuscaloosa:

    • Zydeco: Shaheed & DJ Supreme / Emancipator / IvProfen / Curren$y


    • Phillips Arena: The Hives / Pink
    • Center Stage: Butch Walker


    • Ryman: Emmylou Harris / Vince Gill
    • Mercy Lounge: Fly Golden Eagle
    • Rocket City Marathon: Rearview Ghost / Within Reason (hsv)
    • Shoals Theatre: Sturgill Simpson (florence)
    • 116: Steelism (florence)


    • Brown Theatre: John Prine
    • Buster’s: The Dirt Daubers / Fifth on the Floor (lexington)
    • Rupp Arena: Zac Brown Band (lexington)



Birmingham / Tuscaloosa:

    • BottleTree: Wray / Baak Gwai / Grandaddy Ghostlegs


    • Variety Playhouse: Ben Sollee


    • Mercy Lounge: Sturgill Simpson / Regulation Nine / Jason Isbell
    • 3rd & Lindsley: (Xmas benefit) David Mayfield Parade / Luella


    • Cosmic Charlie’s: Gringo Star / Starlight Girls (lexington)


    • Callaghan’s: Grayson Capps / Willie Sugarcapps



Kevin Morby might just be one of the hardest working musicians in the biz. When he’s not plucking bass for the folk revivalist band Woods, he’s playing guitar and singing with Cassie Ramone (from Vivian Girls) in their outstanding rock band The Babies. Now Kevin has released his very first solo debut “Harlem River”, out now on Woodsist Records. He hails from Kansas City, but has recently made his home in Los Angeles. This record, he says, is a “homage to New York City,” his home for the past five years.

“Harlem River” plays like the story of a wary traveler. It’s moody and dark at times, but it evokes the feelings a person feels after leaving a place of comfort that they may or may not have been ready to leave just yet.  I’ve read that Kevin says the songs in this album are stories about other people. But, after a few listens, it’s clear the album is interwoven with inward thoughts and self reflection. New York City is the canvas upon which he paints these stories of heartbreak and tragedy.

On the song “If You Leave and If You Marry,” Kevin flexes his guitar chops and tells us about someone leaving him and getting married. He’s obviously trying to cope with this situation as he pleads “Please, oh please, remember me, as one you loved.”  It’s an honest folk song about heartbreak and a person needing closure.

“Slow Train” takes us on a journey of self reflection about being lost and knowing you are supposed to be going somewhere but you cannot figure out where. The track features the voice of Cate LeBon on harmony. Cate has a solo part at the end of the song that reminds you of some of the artist Nico’s vocal stylings from her classic album “Chelsea Girl.”

The album closes with, far and away, the most powerful song on the album, “The Dead They Don’t Come Back.” The slow drawl of the steel guitar and acoustic kguitar percussion gives this song the feel of a folk song with a classic country undertone. It’s a song about a friend that passed away who Kevin still carries heavily in his thoughts. In this song he explains he’s figured out that every person will meet their unfortunate demise and realizes that his own life will one day end. One of the strongest lines from the song goes, “And from time to time, I think about my grave. When I’m gonna have one. What’s it gonna say? It feels good to rest, it’s been a long long day.”  Kevin carries a heavy burden of loss but you can tell he understands what it means to lose someone and the harsh reality of realizing that they aren’t coming back, but how important it is to keep that person in your thoughts and prayers forever.

Despite only coming out in November, “Harlem River” might be one of those dark horse albums in everyone’s “Best of 2013” posts. You can pick up this album at any of your local retailers or elsewhere on the Internet because it is out now. Good news for the residents of Birmingham, Kevin Morby is touring this winter and will make a stop in our city with Cate LeBon at Bottletree on January 10. Be sure to come out and see Kevin and his band flesh out this wonderful album on stage.


Weekend Show Lineup: 12/6 – 12/8

Don’t know about you guys but it’s been a long, stressful, pretty shitty week…I’m gonna try and turn that around by catching some shows this weekend and I suggest you do too. Here are some options. If I left something off let me know. Eat, Drink, and be at a show this weekend.

(12/6 – FRIDAY)


  • Bottletree Cafe: Those Darlins / Holy Youth / Music Band
  • The Nick – Signs of Iris / Faint of Nowhere



  • Marathon Music Works – Jamey Johnson / Chris Hennessee
  • Opry – Del McCoury / Charlie Worsham
  • Exit/In – Dax Riggs / Patrick Sweaney
  • Mercy Lounge – Holy Ghost Tent Revival / Hoots and Hellmouth
  • High Watt – Buffalo Clover


  • The Gillespie – Master P / Mystikal (<< TBT fa sho!)

Little Rock:

  • White Water Tavern – Holiday Hangout 2013 (Dec 6-8)***

(12/7 – SATURDAY)


  • Bottletree Cafe – Sloss Minor / Colossus at Best / Men and Mountains
  • The Nick – Baak Gwai / Forgotten Grey / Clockwork Kingdom / Dams


  • Drunken Unicorn – Red Fang
  • Smith’s Olde Bar – The Head (official) / The White Animals
  • Variety Playhouse – Blair Crimmins and the Hookers / Whiskey Gentry
  • Wild Bill’s – Jamey Johnson (Duluth)
  • Caledonia Lounge – New Madrid / Triathlon (Athens)
  • Brewhouse – Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (Rome, GA)


  • The Basement – Belle Adair / Steelism / Los Colognes
  • High Watt – Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
  • The End – CBDB
  • Mercy Lounge – Sleeper Agent Chrome Pony
  • Flying Monkey – Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires (Huntsville)**


  • The Well – Dax Riggs (knoxville)
  • Track 29 – Trombone Shorty / Alanna Royale (chatt)


  • New Vintage – Holy Ghost Tent Revival / Hoots & Hellmouth
  • Buster’s – Koffin Kats / Sonic Deville
  • Cosmic Charlie’s – Cosby Sweater

**Ok Huntsvillians, this is band you don’t want to miss. We (Hell, maybe it’s just me. if you bitch all the time about HSV not having any good music come thru.

***Everyone traveling, planning to travel to Little Rock for Holiday Hangout, keep an eye on the weather; doesn’t look good. I’m actually second-guessing it myself.