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Art on the Rocks: Sweet Crude

Art on the Rocks: Sweet Crude

Boasting surnames like Marceaux, Arceneaux, and Chachere, Sweet Crude seeks to reconnect with their Louisiana lineage in the context of 4-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks. In just two years as a band, Sweet Crude has had an amazing ride winning the 2014 Big Easy Award for “Best Emerging Artist” and being nominated for “Best Rock Band” at the 2015 Best of the Beat Awards. Even more compelling is that they already graced the main stages of BUKU Fest, Festival Internationale, French Quarter Festival and more. Additionally, the band made their New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival debut in April 2015. Beyond such notable bookings, Sweet Crude’s music has been featured in FX’s American Horror Story. Sweet Crude has tested their frenetic sound on the road, packing venues from New Orleans to NYC taking their energetic music and their mission of preserving Louisiana tradition far and wide.

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ART ON THE ROCKS: LONELY BISCUITS

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, The Lonely Biscuits are an alternative rock band comprised of Grady Wenrich (vocals, guitar), Sam Gidley (drums), and Nick Byrd (bass). The Lonely Biscuits formed in August 2011 at Belmont University and have spent the last four years headlining small clubs across the U.S., opening for other national touring acts, and playing on numerous festival stages such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Hangout Fest, Austin City Limits, LouFest and South by Southwest. In 2013, MTVu named The Lonely Biscuits “College Artist of the Year”, and gave them the opportunity to play alongside many major acts at the MTVu Woodie Awards in Austin, Texas. The Lonely Biscuits’ “Come Around” EP was released in November 2015 with a more mature and honest sound, while still staying true to their playful and lighthearted personalities. Their anticipated debut full-length is to be released in 2016.

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ART ON THE ROCKS: AMASA HINES

ART ON THE ROCKS: AMASA HINES

Amasa Hines is a seven-piece band with big sound from Little Rock, Arkansas. Their influences come from a diverse range of Soul, Afro-Beat, Psychedelic, Blues, Dub, and Indie Rock stylings. Amasa Hines was formed in 2010 and their debut album All The World There Is was released in January of 2014.

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Art on the Rocks: Clear Plastic Masks

Art on the Rocks: Clear Plastic Masks

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season! Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks.

The 2015 Art On The Rocks events will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14.

For a limited time only, BMA Members will receive 60% off a regular admission ticket now through May 31. Members, buy your tickets now to take advantage of this special rate. On June 1, the member discount returns to 40% off for the remainder of the Art On The Rocks season. Click here to purchase your tickets.

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August 14: Clear Plastic Masks

Formed in New York City in 2011, Clear Plastic Masks quite literally have honed a world of influence into sharp, tight, nostalgic rock n’ roll that is at once bone-deep familiar and not like anything else you’ve heard. The story starts where every good story does, in a…

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5 Shows In August 2015

5 Shows In August 2015

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…

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Art on the Rocks: Shadowboxers

Art on the Rocks: Shadowboxers

The Birmingham Museum of Art’s popular summer series Art On The Rocks, presented by Dale’s Seasoning, is back for its 11th season! Featuring the best of Birmingham culture, Art On The Rocks collaborates with local artists, downtown businesses, and breakthrough musical guests to offer three Friday nights of art, performances, giveaways, food, and drinks.

The 2015 Art On The Rocks events will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14.

For a limited time only, BMA Members will receive 60% off a regular admission ticket now through May 31. Members, buy your tickets now to take advantage of this special rate. On June 1, the member discount returns to 40% off for the remainder of the Art On The Rocks season. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Not a member? Join today and start saving! Click here to learn more about the benefits of membership.

July 10: Shadowboxers
The Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started writing together. They’ve forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon…

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