Author: Stephen Centanni

Harrison McInnis’ ‘Love Remedy’ a dream realized

Band: Harrison McInnis Album Release Party Date: Tuesday, Dec. 19, 6 p.m. Venue: The Merry Widow, 15 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net Tickets: $5 at the door For years, singer-songwriter Harrison McInnis has entertained audiences with his own brand of homegrown Southern soul, whether performing with Slide Bayou or his Harrison McInnis Trio. Now McInnis is about to fulfill a dream that has literally been years in the making — the release of his debut album, “Love Remedy.” Both McInnis and his fans have eagerly awaited the album’s release, and McInnis could not be more pleased with the realization of...

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Shake your tail feather

Band: SUSTO, Great Peacock Date: Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m. Venue: Manci’s Antique Club, 1715 Main St. (Daphne), www.mancisantiqueclub.com Tickets: $20 available at venue or by calling 251-375-0543 Manci’s has an early Christmas gift for the Eastern Shore. This bill will feature two area favorites for one memorable night of music in Daphne. Nashville’s Great Peacock will set the evening’s tone. Founded by Blount Floyd and Andrew Nelson, this band has expanded its sound since its debut in the Azalea City. “Making Ghosts,” the band’s latest album, is an excellent portrayal of the group’s versatile mix of alt. country...

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It’s a Charlie Brown jazz Christmas

Band: Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas Date: Saturday, Dec. 16, with doors at 6 p.m. Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com Tickets: $50 VIP/$20 general admission/$10 age 10 and under; available through Ticketmaster and venue box office Since its 1965 TV premiere, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” has been a holiday tradition passed down through the generations. While its inspirational story resonates with many, Vince Guaraldi’s jazzy soundtrack with its eclectic piano work is a beautiful memory for one troupe of local musicians. The Joe Cool Trio has made its annual “Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas” one of the Azalea...

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Chesnutt roasting

Band: Mark Chesnutt Date: Saturday, Dec. 16, 9 p.m. Venue: Midnight Rodeo, 7790 Tanner Williams Road, www.midnightrodeomob.com Tickets: $25 general admission/$50 VIP, available through Ticketfly Country artist Mark Chesnutt will be treating Midnight Rodeo’s crowd to sounds from his honky-tonk legacy, which began with his 1990 debut “Too Cold at Home.” The album’s title track and “Brother Jukebox” generated a multitude of listeners for the new country artist. At a time when the flash of pop country blinded many, Chesnutt served as a country troubadour who delved into more classic influences. The 2016 release “Tradition Lives” is Chesnutt’s 15th...

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South Carlen release debut EP ‘Playing the Ghost’

South Carlen EP release with special guest Strange Her Saturday, Dec. 9, 9 p.m. Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., 251-441-4471 Tickets: Call for info. The growing number of local bands and continual visits by nationally touring acts are proof Mobile’s music scene is maintaining a positive momentum. During the past year alone, Mobile has experienced an increase in the number of local groups ready to take their homegrown music beyond the city limits. Mobile indie rock outfit South Carlen is joining the list of up-and-coming bands from the Azalea City. With only a few live shows on its...

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Get tribal

Band: Flow Tribe Date: Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Venue: Fairhope Brewing Co., 914 Nichols Ave. (Fairhope), www.fairhopebrewing.com Tickets: $10 at the door In addition to an obsession with malt and hops, Fairhope Brewing Co. is also known for its love of music. This Eastern Shore craft brewery boasts brews dedicated to local artists as well as memorable live music events. This year, Fairhope Brewing is bringing the Mobile Bay area an early Christmas gift from the Big Easy. New Orleans new-school funk band Flow Tribe will fill the evening with righteous Crescent City grooves. This band has collected...

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Acoustic interlude

Band: Slide Bayou Unplugged, “Southern Windows” Art Exhibit Date: Sunday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Venue: The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., www.thelisteningroommobile.com Tickets: $20 (call 251-367-4599 for reservations) The Listening Room of Mobile will feature two different forms of homegrown art. A performance from Slide Bayou will serve as one facet of this unique show. This local super group combines the talents of singer-songwriters Ryan Balthrop, Lee Yankie and Harrison McInnis. While fans await a studio release of original material, Slide Bayou is keeping their audiences entertained with fresh, jammed-out renditions from the respective catalogs of...

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Christmas cat rocks

Band: Brian Setzer Orchestra Date: Dec. 8 & 9 Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.beaurivage.com Tickets: $34.95-$64.95, available through Ticketmaster Even though the weather might say otherwise, Christmas has come to the Gulf Coast. Those seeking to energize their holiday experience should spend an evening in Biloxi with the Brian Setzer Orchestra. Grammy Award-winning guitarist Setzer and his jolly crew of musical misfits have been spreading the yuletide spirit on their 14th annual Christmas Rocks Tour. This evening of musical Christmas cheer is sure to bring a smile to people of all ages. Also...

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