music Archive

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO WITH PETER BUCK, SCOTT MCCAUGHEY, KURT BLOCH, JOHN MOEN

There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers.

Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience.

His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy…

[read more…]

The Machine

THE MACHINE, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 25 year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. They have also appeared at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Gathering of the Vibes, Buffalo’s Artpark, and Germany’s Rock of Ages.

The New York based band focuses on making every show an authentic Floydian experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16 album repertoire (complete with faithful renditions of well known hits as well as obscure gems), The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest.

In the classic tradition, The Machine explores collective improvisation paralleling and even rivaling that of an early 1970’s Pink Floyd mentality. Their use of expanded theatrical elements and elaborate stage displays continues in the spirit of the later Floyd lineups of the 1980’s. The band is also known for recreating entire albums as a part of their show, accepting requests…

[read more…]

Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut

The Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet is a truly one-of-a-kind string ensemble. Equally proficient a jazz quartet as it is contemporary chamber ensemble, it blurs those lines and more while rewriting the rules of classical and modern improvised music. Its new program, Jelly, Rags and Monk, features jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, called “the best jazz pianist of his generation” by Time magazine. Together, the group will draw a blazing line from the early roots of jazz directly to Thelonious Monk, a genius of the modern jazz era. This performance is part of the ASC Salon Series, which offers on-stage seating and a post-performance meet-and-greet.
Center Members receive $10 off

[read more…]

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

[read more…]

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.

[read more…]