Author: Stephen Centanni

An evening with The Magpie Salute

When it comes to The Black Crowes, the creative chemistry felt between guitarists Rich Robinson and Marc Ford resonated through classic Crowes albums such as “Amorica,” “Three Snakes & One Charm,” and “Southern Harmony & Musical Companion.” Robinson’s latest musical venture, The Magpie Salute, is revival of that musical bond. The Magpie Salute reunites Robinson and Ford onstage with fellow Crowes alum Sven Pipien. With its impressive lineup of seasoned musicians, The Magpie Salute is bringing back that classic, Southern fried roots rock sound that made early Black Crowes material so great. With the release The Magpie Salute’s first...

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Los Colognes bring ‘The Wave’ to The Steeple

Band: Blues Traveler, Los Colognes Date: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Venue: The Steeple on St. Francis, 251 St. Francis St., www.thesteeplemobile.com Tickets: $29.50-$49.50, available through Ticketfly The Steeple on St. Francis will showcase its beautiful acoustics next Tuesday with two bands capable of filling every inch with music. Blues Traveler, one of the modern jam scene’s most prolific forebears, will take the stage for a freewheeling trip through its 30-year legacy. For three decades, Blues Traveler has nurtured its jam-centric mix of blues, soul and psychedelic rock through ongoing releases and tours. Even before singles such as “Run-Around”...

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Locals only

Band: Sunday Social at The Frog Pond Date: Sunday, Oct. 22, 3 p.m. Venue: Visit www.thefrogpondatbbluemoonfarm.com Tickets: Call 251-232-3072 Fall is the perfect time for spending a lazy afternoon listening to live music in the backyard at Blue Moon Farm. For this installment of the popular “Sunday Social” music series, Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet will bring the “indie Southern pop rock” sounds of their double-album debut. While their studio work is impressive, Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet’s live delivery allows this band to provide new depth and context to their original material. “Gulf Coast Blues Boy” Jamell Richardson will add...

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Nappie winner live

Band: Josh Thompson, Bruce Smelley Date: Friday, Oct. 20, with doors at 8 p.m. Venue: Midnight Rodeo, 7790 Tanner Williams Road, 251-639-2222 Tickets: $10 general admission/$25 VIP, available through Ticketfly Midnight Rodeo has become the Azalea City’s source for some of the hottest up-and-coming modern country acts on the road. Bruce Smelley will be lending local support. Smelley took home the 2017 Nappie Award for “Best Country Performer/Band.” When Lagniappe last spoke with him, Smelley was making plans to release an EP of original material, some of which his Midnight Rodeo crowd might get to sample. Wisconsin’s Josh Thompson...

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Be ye Merry

Band: Trevor Sensor, Peter Oren Date: Friday, Oct. 20, 9 p.m. Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net Tickets: $8 advance /$10 day of show, available through Ticketfly Those venturing to The Merry Widow for this show will be met by the sonic embrace of opener Peter Oren, a singer-songwriter whose warmth can be mesmerizing. With a baritone voice and modern folk instrumentation, Oren’s rich, smooth sound embodies the spirit of Leonard Cohen in his early days. Oren is preparing for the release of his album “Anthropocene.” Its title track and “Falling Water” serve as a proper...

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Paul Thorn’s ‘Hammer & Nail’ revival

The Southern Rambler is getting ready for its next “Ramblin’ Night” event at The Steeple in downtown Mobile. These musical events are dedicated to giving back to the Azalea City, on a variety of levels. For this installment, The Southern Rambler will be raising funds for a public art project by local artist Chris Cumbie. He will used reclaimed steel to forge a heart that will serve as a “love letter to the people who are bringing back Mobile.” Phil & Foster, Eric Erdman and The Mulligan Brothers will be lending their musical talents. Click here to donate to...

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Birds of a feather

Band: Birdtalker Date: Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com Tickets: $10, available at Callaghan’s or call 251-433-9374 The marriage of Zack and Dani Green was the spark that brought Birdtalker to life. Not long after their wedding, the Greens found themselves in the midst of a creative epiphany. Song after song began to flow from their artistic collaboration. As time passed, the Greens brought other musicians into the fold, and the group evolved into Birdtalker. Since then, the band has toured nationally to spread their fascinating modern folk sounds. The group...

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To infinity and beyond

Band: Interstellar Boys Date: Thursday, Oct. 12, with doors at 7 p.m. Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com Tickets: $15 in advance/$50 VIP; available at venue, its website, Mellow Mushroom (WeMo/midtown) or 866-777-8932 Although many spreadheads were disappointed when drummer/founding member Todd Nance left Widespread Panic, Nance continues to build upon his musical legacy with his latest project, Interstellar Boys. Formerly Todd Nance & Friends, Interstellar Boys is a collaborative effort featuring Nance with Jerry Joseph (vocals/guitar), Daniel Hutchens (vocals/guitar), Sam Holt (guitar/vocals), John Neff (pedal steel) and Jon Mills (bass). Nance says his time with Interstellar Boys...

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