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The Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Announces New Band

Brittany Howard, lead singer and songwriter behind the Alabama Shakes, will premier new music in a new band next week at a show in Nashville.Going under the name Bermuda Triangle, Howard will pair with Nashville songwriters Jesse Lafser and Becca Mancari for the show.Though little is known about the project thus far, Mancari...

Watch The Alabama Shakes Cover 1940s Song “Killer Diller”

The first episode of Jack Whites American Epic documentary aired earlier this week, and when the three-part series is finished White will release The American Epic Sessions, where contemporary musicians will cover American blues classics mentioned in the show.Following a clip of Nas recording a song for the series, White has shared a video...

Jack White's "American Epic" Documentary Coming In May

Jack Whites ambitious documentary series American Epic will finally see a release in May.The series, produced by White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford, was initially supposed to air in 2015, but was held back for unknown reasons.The final product will feature three documentary episodes, an additional feature film, and a number of recording...

Setlist / Video Playlist | Alabama Shakes Takes The Aragon 7/20/16

When Alabama Shakes last touched down in Chicago as a part of their Sound & Color tour, it was at the respectable Chicago Theatre, a location known to host both erudite fare and all-out barn-burners.This time through, they split the difference -- with one show at the tony Civic Opera house and one...

Alex's Top 150 Albums Of 2015

Frequent contributor Alex Wood has assembled his list of the top 150 albums of the year.1. Father John Misty- I Love You, HoneybearIf J. Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, mastered songwriting with 2012s Fear Fun, he perfected the musical side of his work with I Love You, Honeybear. The records sound is beyond massive, with layers...

Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Releases Surprise Album As 'Thunderbitch'

Though Alabama Shakes'Sound & Color has only been out for four months, singer, guitarist and songwriter Brittany Howard has apparently stayed busy, recording a new set of songs under the moniker 'Thunderbitch.'The album is available for streaming now at theband's website, and features members of Nashville bands Fly Golden Eagle and Clear Plastic Masks....

Album Reviews | April 2015 Releases

Umphreys McGee- The London Session [4/7]Recorded in a single day at the famed Abbey Road Studio 2, The London Session finds Umphreys in top form. Perhaps it was due to the historic space or the pressure of time constraints, but the songs on The London Session are Umphreys best studio tracks in years, the record combining...

Setlist / Recap / Video | Alabama Shakes @ Chicago Theater 3/14/15

Alabama Shakes newest single, Dont Wanna Fight, previews a dramatic change to the young bands sound, their second record, Sound & Color, coming in April amongst much hype. Those in attendance at their recent Chicago Theatre show got a preview of the new album in full.The band performed all twelve songs from Sound &...

Women and Women First: A Female Led Playlist

Clicking through these pages, you'd never know that females make up about half of the population. It's certainly not deliberate, but it can be a little shocking to realize just how male dominated our corner of the music world can be. I suppose it couldn't hurt to restore a little balance to our coverage. So...

Baker's Dozen - 13 Favorite Albums Of 2012

The 2012 Bakers Dozen by @WeirScrewedAll in all, 2012 was a pretty decent year in music. Some new acts burst onto the scene and some veteran artists returned with new offerings. This list of thirteen albums represents some of what I have been listening to and enjoying this year. By no means is this list all-inclusive, it...