1. Songs Of Water
Show Info: Workplay / 8.21
While their sound is reminiscent of Anathallo or Sufjan Stevens, Songs of Water is truly a one-of-a-kind band. Their music is ethereal yet energetic with hints of folk and bluegrass, which isn’t surprising, considering one of the band members is the son of Ricky Skaggs.
2. The Pollies
Show Info: Saturn Birmingham / 8.14
With their upcoming album, ‘Not Here’, this Muscle Shoals based band promises to shift from their alternative rock sound to something more experimental. Given the quality of their last album, we’re sure the transition will not disappoint.
3. The Dirty Lungs
Show Info: Saturn Birmingham / 8.19
Local rock band The Dirty Lungs delivers eccentric hard rock that sometimes sounds like their name, in the best way possible.
4. Clear Plastic Masks
Show Info: Birmingham Museum of Art / 8.13
You can add this band to the growing list of quality rock and roll to come out of Nashville, TN. With a sound that will make you nostalgic for the good ole days of rock, The Clear Plastic Masks brings together soul and attitude in an incredibly authentic way.
5. Peter Bradley Adams
Show Info: Iron City / 8.20
If you’re looking for something a little more acoustic, look no further than singer songwriter Peter Bradley Adams. With a background in film scoring, this Birmingham native brings a unique perspective to indie folk.