Author: Stephen Centanni

And party every day

Band: Roman Gabriel Todd Man Alone, The Invisible Teardrops, Your Pest Band Date: Saturday, Aug. 5, with doors at 9 p.m. Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net Tickets: $5 at the door ($10 for under 21) A new breed of cat is prowling the underground scene. Emerging local promoter Plastik Panther specializes in raw, unbridled rock shows at The Blind Mule. On Aug. 5, it presents a three-band lineup featuring talent from Alabama and the Far East. Roman Gabriel Todd Man Alone is the latest effort from an artist who led bands from Supreme Dispassion to...

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DeGraw goes pop

Band: Gavin DeGraw Date: Friday, Aug. 4, with doors at 6:30 p.m. Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 777 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.hrhcbiloxi.com Tickets: $29.99-$69.99, available through Ticketmaster Hard Rock Live gives music fans a chance to witness performances by music greats in a relatively intimate environment. Singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw will be the next artist to grace this stage. DeGraw used his 2003 platinum debut “Chariot” and its hit single “I Don’t Want to Be” to jump into the public eye. The masses fell in love with DeGraw’s mix of soulful vocals and pop rock. His early work helped...

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Coast to coast, with a touch of ELO

Photo via bandcamp.com Young Mister, Oh Jeremiah Thursday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghanirishsocialclub.com Tickets: Call 251-433-9374 for more information Steven Fiore is bringing his Young Mister project back to Mobile’s Oakleigh Garden District. This seasoned veteran of the music publishing industry has crafted a sound that is more a reflection than a musical style. Having spent time in both South Carolina and California, Fiore has captured the sounds and inspirations of those locations to create a pleasing musical blend that also reflects his love of the English band Electric Light Orchestra. While...

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Alabama jams

CBDB, Cabbage Friday, July 28, with doors at 8 p.m. Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 day of show; available at venue, its website or by calling 1-866-777-8932 Soul Kitchen will fill its walls with a wave of modern jams this Friday, opening with a rare performance by Azalea City band Cabbage. Locals should recognize the faces in this group. Cabbage is a side project of members of Infant Richard & the Delta Stones. Those who enjoy Infant Richard’s homegrown grooves should find this offshoot just as appealing. Alabama music fans have watched Tuscaloosa’s CBDB...

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Stringing along

Band: Crystal Garden featuring Boyd Tinsley Date: Saturday, July 29, with doors at 8 p.m. Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 day of show; available through Ticketfly Many would consider Dave Matthews Band one of the most prolific musical groups to emerge from the ‘90s. Since the band’s early years, Boyd Tinsley has lent his violin to the band. With the group taking a break from touring this year, Tinsley decided to hit the road with his Crystal Garden project. In preparation, he spent two years searching for the best musicians, ultimately...

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