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Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra

Sun, April 8, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

Avondale Brewing Company

Birmingham, AL

General Admission: $27.50  | $4.50 increase day of show

This event is 18 and over
To RSVP to the official Facebook event, click here.

Tickets are also available at Avondale Brewing Company, Seasick Records or by calling 877-435-9849.

 

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 19 years and over 2600 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience this Sunday, April 8, at 5:30pm. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own…

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Music Monday

Music Monday

Introducing MUSIC MONDAY, MusicBham’s weekly feature for Magic City Weekend. Every Monday we highlight the week’s shows performing in Birmingham! Check out our video and artist’s Spotify playlist below, and as always, don’t forget to follow us @MusicBham and @MagicCityWeekend on FaceBook and Instagram! In this edition, we preview the show’s for April 2 – 8.
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AARON LEWIS – The Sinner Tour

“Life is circular. Country just came back to me. It’s like the acoustic thing. I did that before the band . This is full circle because this was the first music I was ever exposed to as a child.” –AARON LEWIS

If you want to get to know AARON LEWIS, just listen to The Road. On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those tales are hilarious and heartwarming, while others are pensive and personal. Nevertheless, they’re all equally powerful, vibrant, and unforgettable. For Lewis, The Road continues to wind and surprise like it always has.
In 2011, the Staind frontman formally arrived in the country world with the release of his debut EP, Town Line. Highlighted by the success of gold-selling single “Country Boy” featuring the legendary George Jones and Charlie Daniels, the seven-song EP reached #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and #7 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Critical praise followed: PEOPLE’s Chuck Arnold said, “He proves to be a natural on nostalgic ballads like ‘The Story Never Ends,’ (3/14/11),” while the ASSOCIATED PRESS’ Michael McCall wrote, “He injects a flavor…

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Bassnectar NYE 360°

Onsale to General Public: Fri, 09/16/16 11:00 AM CDT. Prices: TBA. MUST BE 18+ TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. Please adhere to published ticket limits. Orders exceeding the ticket limit will be canceled without notice. Delivery of tickets will be delayed until December 5, 2016 to check for duplicate orders. NO PROFESSIONAL CAMERAS/NO AUDIO OR VIDEO RECORDING. LIST OF PERMITTED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS WILL BE E-MAILED TO CUSTOMER PRIOR TO EVENT. DOORS VIP 5:30PM ,STANDARD 6:30PM

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David Lee Ultimate Elvis

40th Anniversary of Elvis’ only Birmingham Concert featuring David Lee Ultimate Elvis. Onsale to General Public: Thu, 09/22/16 10:00 AM CDT. Prices: US $15.00 – US $35.00. Service charges may apply. Prices subject to change. 2+ must have a ticket. No professional cameras/no video/no audio recording. Regarding Opening Acts: Tom Brown, former VP of Turner Classic Movies, current host of “Gates to Graceland”, to emcee and Bill Baize, member of the Stamps Quartet, one of Elvis’ original backup singers to sing with David Lee backed by Steel City Sound.

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St. Paul and the Broken Bones with special guest Wray

Sea of Noise, the second full-length album by St. Paul and the Broken Bones, marks a quantum leap in sound and style for the high-voltage Birmingham, Alabama-based band.
 
Produced by Paul Butler and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, the group’s sophomore effort features an expanded eight-piece lineup of the widely praised soul-based rock unit. Longtime members Paul Janeway (lead vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass, guitar), Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet) are joined by Jason Mingledorff (saxophone, clarinet, flute), and Chad Fisher (trombone).
 
The collection of new original songs is the group’s first release on RECORDS, a joint venture of SONGS Publishing, winner of ASCAP’s 2016 independent publisher of the year award, and veteran label executive Barry Weiss.
 
Sea of Noise is a successor to the Broken Bones’ 2013 debut album Half the City, which introduced…

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Tommy Emmanuel – Classics & Christmas Tour featuring Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick and John Knowles, CGP

On October 28, world-renowned Australian “fingerstyle” guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel CGP will release a new album of holiday music, Christmas Memories, showcasing new arrangements of Christmas favorites such as “Jingle Bells,” “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” and “White Christmas.” In addition, the album includes three original tunes that are sure to become instant Christmas classics, including “Christmas Time,” “Let’s Make a Christmas Memory” and “Christmas Memories.”
In support of the new album, Emmanuel will embark on a U.S. Christmas tour in the fall of 2016. “The Classic & Christmas Tour” will feature one solo set of some of Emmanuel’s classic acoustic material, and one set of Christmas favorites where he’ll be accompanied by long-time friend and collaborator John Knowles CGP on guitar, Pat Bergeson on guitar and harmonica, and Annie Sellick on vocals.
“Making this new album was such a joy for us,” said Emmanuel. “We had just finished our last Christmas Tour, and we were ready to go in and play the songs LIVE in the studio. Every performance is how it went down…no studio tricks or fix-ups, just honest singing and playing. This brings a feeling to the music that can’t be manufactured. It sizzles…

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UAB’s Gospel Choir feat. Alicia Olatuja

The UAB Gospel Choir is a cherished ensemble by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music under the direction of Kevin Turner. The choir performs traditional and contemporary American Gospel Music tours throughout the United States and abroad. Joining the choir is Alicia Olatuja, who has been praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage.” Olatuja first came into the spotlight in 2013 while performing as the featured soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. She continues to astound audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility and captivating demeanor.

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Matt Wertz

A self-made singer/songwriter, Matt Wertz spent years creating soulful, feel-good pop music on his own terms. Nashville — a city that doubled as his muse and adopted hometown — always played a big role in that creation process. It was the place where Wertz wrote his songs, the place he recorded his albums, the place he’d return after touring the country with songwriters like Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Parachute and Gavin DeGraw.

Something changed after 2014’s Heatwave, a record that shone a neon light on Wertz’s appreciation for ’80s pop music. Wertz realized he’d grown perhaps a bit too comfortable in Nashville, where he’d been making music for more than a decade. Looking to write an album that tackled contemporary pop music from a different angle — literally — he headed to Los Angeles, where he spent several months writing songs for his ninth album, Gun Shy. Fueled by infectious, 90’s-inspired beats, lush textures, and soaring air-tight pop melodies, Gun Shy fires twin barrels of modern pop and synthesized R&B, finding new life in old-school influences.

“I realized I’d been making records in a similar way in the same geographic area,” Wertz admits, “and I wanted to get away from that…

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