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PHOTOS: Mt. Joy and Trampled by Turtles @ Avondale Brewing Company

PHOTOS: Mt. Joy and Trampled by Turtles @ Avondale Brewing Company

On October 11, Mt. Joy and Trampled by Turtles brought their co-headlining tour to Avondale for a field full of passionate fans ready to enjoy the music on a cool fall night. Both bands are Avondale veterans, with Mt. Joy’s last appearance taking place in May when the venue was still imposing pod seating because of the pandemic.

Trampled by Turtles’ intensity is always surprising when you hear them play. You’d think a band with no drummer and a lot of bluegrass instruments would be a calmer occasion, but they sounded like thunder as they took the crowd on a trip through their entire discography. Fans of Mt. Joy (who played last on this evening) might not have known what they were getting into — but it’s impossible to not leave a TBT show unimpressed with their musicianship and might.

Mt. Joy took the stage right at 9 P.M., and it’s hard to understand just how beloved they are in the Magic City. This band has scaled up very quickly, with their first show coming in 2018 across the street at Saturn. Now after touring the world many times over,… [read more…]


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:


Three Dog Night

Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrating nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974,
no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT.

THREE DOG NIGHT hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the
radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures — songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity.

This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. Always working
to expand its audience, THREE DOG NIGHT has embraced and been embraced by 21st
century music technology. New and existing fans buy THREE DOG NIGHT’s music on
iTunes as well as at record stores. In fact, releases from this decade alone have sold well
over a million copies.

Recently, THREE DOG NIGHT began adding new songs to its arsenal by releasing its
first double-A sided single in nearly 25 years. The blistering performance of “Heart Of
Blues” and the timely, beautiful a-cappella…

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New Music Monday

New Music Monday

Indie rock band MRYGLD (pronounced ‘marigold’), from here in Birmingham, is “All The Rage.”  The band was formed this year by Shane Jewell (lead guitar) and Brandon Snipes (vocals, guitar) and . They have two lead singers in Brandon Snipes and  Shane’s wife, Alyssa Jewell who also plays keys. The Jewells were introduced to Snipes in 2015, and immediately bonded over similar tastes in music. They continued playing in their own bands, but ultimately formed MRYGLD a year later when Will Johnston on drums and James McCauley on bass completed the band.

Their previously unreleased single, “All The Rage,” is featured here this New Music Monday to help you immerse into those sunny day vibes. This upbeat Indie Rock single is the perfect tune to add to your summer playlist. Snipe’s voice is mesmerizing and “All The Rage” brandishes an infectious melody with driving yet joyful rhythms. Whether you are listening to this one on the way to work or the beach, you will feel like your day is shining a little bit brighter. The self-titled Ep will be out in stores, and available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon on Friday June 23 (right in…

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COIN

Excitement has been brewing for Nashville-based band COIN—Chase Lawrence (vocals/keys), Joe Memmel (guitar/vocals), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Zach Dyke (bass)— since their 2015 single, “Run.” Their debut self titled album, produced by Grammy winning producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent), was released in the summer of 2015 and established COIN as a band bred for widespread acceptance.

Chase and Joe first crossed paths at Nashville’s Belmont University, where they sat next to each other in a music theory class. Soon after the two decided to try writing music together, Ryan and Zach were introduced to them through mutual friends. The band then decided that they needed recorded music in order for promoters to book them to play live, so they recorded four songs at their school and released them for free on the internet. When they started playing local shows around Nashville, COIN quickly attracted a highly enthusiastic and loyal live following.

The group has since toured non-stop with acts such as Walk The Moon, Passion Pit, Young the Giant, Neon Trees and others, perfecting their sound and energetic live performance. Billboard hailed them as ‘new wave crash-course survivors,’ destined to ‘break the Nashville mold.’ SPIN, NYLON, and Stereogum…

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ASO Sound Edge Festival

ASO Sound Edge Festival

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Sound Edge Festival is slated to be one of today’s most exciting music and art festivals of its time. It will bring together creative talents from both the music and art industries for intense collaborations with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and across Birmingham.
The vision of ASO Music Director, Carlos Izcaray, the new 2017 Sound Edge Festival is a vibrant nine-day experience that is dedicated to breaking down music genres and goes further into the crossover connection of music and art will run from Feb 10-18, 2017.

The festival kicks off Friday, February 10th, with ASO: Amplied. The Alabama Symphony and former Chicago Symphony percussionist, Ted Atkatz, and his new band, NYCO, will perform a cutting edge collaboration at our first ever appearance at Iron City. The after party will be held at Iron City with Avondale beer specials.
NYCO (pronounced like Tyco or Geico!) was formed in Chicago in 2003 by frontman TED ATKATZ and a fellow musician in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rob Kassinger. The band played locally until Atkatz quit his job as Principal Percussionist of the Symphony to pursue the band full time. NYCO combines blue-eyed soul with jazz elements and quirky lyrics….

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VOCALOSITY

VOCALOSITY is the all-new live concert event from the creative mind of artistic producer Deke Sharon (Pitch Perfect, The Sing-Off) that takes a cappella to a whole new?level! This fast-paced production features 10 dynamic voices singing some of today’s chart-topping hits in brand-new arrangements too incredible to miss. No genre of music is off limits – from 10th century Gregorian chant and classic choral, to barber shop quartet and doo-wop, all the way to The Beatles and Bruno Mars. Combine that with movement and choreography, and you have an exhilarating evening of song unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard. Appropriate for all ages.
ASC Members receive $10 off

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