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PHOTOS: Manchester Orchestra @ Alabama Theatre

PHOTOS: Manchester Orchestra @ Alabama Theatre

Atlanta rock titans Manchester Orchestra brought their Million Masks of God Tour to the Alabama Theatre last Thursday, punctuating a stunning ascent to the top for one of the best live bands working today. Birmingham has always been somewhat connected to MO, partially due to their location in Atlanta, and I think they’re one of a few bands that have literally played every room in the city. Their set at the Alabama Theatre was a perfect fit for the old-school theatre; with an impressive backlit lighting rig that mimicked the Million Masks of God album art, the band began with MMOG opener “Inaudible”, which moved from a soft beginning to a mighty roar. They didn’t spend a ton of time talking to the audience, instead showing off their might through a sixteen-song set that touched most of the high points of their discography. A beautiful highlight was mid-set when they revisited A Black Mile to the Surface‘s hit “The Gold”, leading the entire room to sing along with the chorus at a volume that shook the building. From there, they dove into the incredible run of “The Alien” into “The Sunshine” off of that same record, deftly… [read more…]


Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra is an American indie rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2004. The group is composed of rhythm guitarist-singer-songwriter Andy Hull, lead guitarist Robert McDowell (3), bassist Andy Prince (2) and drummer Timothy Very. Former drummer Jeremiah Edmond parted ways with the band in January 2010 to focus on his family and on running the band’s record label, Favorite Gentlemen. The band’s original bassist, Jonathan Corley, parted ways with the band in 2013, Keyboard/percussionist Chris Freeman (3), left the band in September 2016 (after 10 years) to focus on other projects.

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Sloss Music and Arts Festival

Sloss Music and Arts Festival

Sloss Music and Arts Festival featuring:

Modest Mouse – Avett Brothers

Sturgill Simpson – Band of Horses – Primus – St. Paul & the Broken Bones – Cage the Elephant

Young the Giant – Lord Huron – Tyler, the Creator – Purity Ring – First Aid Kit – Manchester Orchestra – Big Gigantic – The New Pornographers – Robert Delong – Noah Gunderson – Cathedrals – Milo Greene – Paul Thorn – Gabriel Garzon-Montano – Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas – Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires – Grifters – Kaleo – Blank Range – More TBA

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Guide to Sloss Fest, 2015

SlossFest

Modest Mouse may have just produced the best album of their career, quite possibly the best album of 2015, with A Stranger to Ourselves. The Avett Brothers need no introduction. They didn’t have to travel the world to garner the attention of music’s most legendary singers and songwriters, but to see them live it’s clear how passionate and dedicated they are to their fans. These two headliners alone make Sloss Music and Arts Festival the biggest concert ticket Birmingham has seen yet. But what about the rest of the line-up? These two headliners alone make Sloss Music and Arts Festival the biggest concert ticket Birmingham has seen yet. But what about the rest of the line-up?

The music enthusiast already plugged-in knows that these headliners are just the icing on the cake and the rest of the featured artists are well worth the price of admission. But for those of you who are not as plugged in, well allow us here at Mother Plug Music to do our job. This is everything you need to know…

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