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PHOTOS: Phoebe Bridgers @ Avondale Brewing Company

PHOTOS: Phoebe Bridgers @ Avondale Brewing Company

On October 4, Phoebe Bridgers brought her uber-popular Reunion Tour to Birmingham, serving as one of the smallest-capacity dates she’s played in 2021. After experiencing a monumental 2020 with the release of Punisher and her Grammy nominations, this year’s tour was the first time that listeners got to hear these powerful songs live. An opening set from local favorite Taylor Hollingsworth won the crowd over, with deep cuts from his discography and his rendition of his song “Dominoes” from Better Oblivion Community Center (the Bridgers/Conor Oberst collaboration from 2019) created an impressive opening environment for Bridgers to build off of. The setlist consisted primarily of hits from Punisher, with songs from her 2017 debut Stranger in the Alps sprinkled within. It was an intimate (but still packed — the place was sold out), stormy evening with an artist who’s quickly ascending, and hopefully she’ll return to Birmingham soon.

Check out our photo gallery of the night below, and see the rest of Phoebe’s tour dates here.

Photos by Hayley Mikell:


News – George Porter Jr. to headline Shakedown Music Fest

News - George Porter Jr. to headline Shakedown Music Fest

Mafiaoza’s Shakedown Music Fest benefiting Alabama Forever and YP Birmingham Charities takes place in Crestline Village on Saturday, June 25, 2016 and features George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ PardnersThe DexateensMia BordersCadillac Willy, B For Humanity, Riverbend, 2020, Kate & The Howlers, and an after party with The Underhills! Advance tickets are available now at www.shakedownmusicfest.com for $15 and a limited number of patio viewing tickets are available for $75. Day of tickets are $20. Presenting sponsors are The Fred Smith Group, Meeting Street Graphics, Portico Mountain Brook, Coca-Cola, Performance Food Service, Redmont Distilling Co., Edwards Chevrolet, Vulcan Tire & Automotive, and Alabama Beverage.

George Porter Jr.

George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60’s and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.

Few bass players in the history of modern…

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Hangout Music Festival

Hangout Music Festival

Hangout Music Festival

Gulf Shores, AL
May 20 – 22, 2016

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Featuring:

The Weeknd    Calvin Harris    Florence + The Machine    Alabama Shakes    Ellie Goulding    Lenny Kravitz    Flume    Haim    Cage the Elephant    Panic! at the Disco    The Chainsmokers    Grimes    Jason Isbell    Leon Bridges    Walk the Moon    Foals    Fetty Wap   and more…

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www.hangoutmusicfest.com

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