Posts Tagged ‘Alabama Shakes’

15 for ’15: Albums to “Watch” in the New Year

15 for ’15: Albums to “Watch” in the New Year

Twenty-fifteen will be an interesting year for music and, for many musicians, a year of transition. We will see some old masters moving in new directions: Steve Earle trying his hand at blues, Robert Earl Keene at bluegrass and Fat Mike at a punk rock opera. Some intriguing cover albums loom on the horizon, from […]

Alabama Shakes – “Boys & Girls” – (ATO)

Alabama Shakes – “Boys & Girls” – (ATO)

“Retro Soul” was a label that got thrown around a lot after Alabama Shakes’ 2011 EP (of which all three songs are included in this album).  Listening to those songs, it’s understandable, but with Boys & Girls, the band makes it clear that while there are plenty of influences (blues, soul, etc.), it’s all filtered […]

SXSW: Alabama Shakes @ Stubb’s, 3-15-12

SXSW: Alabama Shakes @ Stubb’s, 3-15-12

ATF’s man in Austin, Jon Black, is hip deep in the SXSW fracas. But until his missives come rolling in, check out the audio for the Alabama Shakes’ rockin’ soul-shakin’ set at Stubb’s yesterday. Thank you, NPR. Thank you. While you’re listening you can read the story by NPR’s Stephen Thompson, who writes, “[Lead singer] […]