Author: Stephen Centanni

Human imperfections

Photo/Facebook Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires turn it up to 11 with “real Alabama rock ‘n’ roll.” Band: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Date: Sunday, April 15, 10:30 p.m. Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net Lee Bains III established his Alabama rock legacy in The Dexateens. These days, he’s rocking his days away with The Glory Fires. Bains and his crew have created a raucous form of raw, Southern-fried garage rock he admits is not for “the faint of heart or the sensitive of hearing.” Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires’...

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Plan your Hangout Fest fun now

Photo |  Hangout Music Festival Thousands of people are expected to head to Gulf Shores next month for the Hangout Music Festival, featuring Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, The Chainsmokers and more.    On May 18-20, The Hangout Music Festival will bring a multitude of music enthusiasts to Gulf Shores for a three-day event that could be considered the world’s largest beach party. The ninth installment of this annual event will include scores of bright, up-and-coming musical acts such as The Glorious Sons, Dena Amy and Etana, along with big-name headliners, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA and The Killers. While the...

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Classic rock trifecta

Photo |  Transmission Media | Styx Band: Styx, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder Date: Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m. Venue: The Amphitheater at The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road (Orange Beach), www.alwharf.com Tickets: $20-$92, available through Ticketmaster The Amphitheater at The Wharf is hosting a three-headed classic beachside blast from rock ‘n’ roll’s past. Singer-songwriter Don Felder will set the tone for the evening. Felder first gained notice through his work with the Eagles. In addition to memorable guitar work on such songs as “Already Gone,” Felder was also co-writer on the Eagles’ hits “Hotel California” and “Victim of Love.” Since...

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A man and his guitar

Band: Travis Tritt Date: Sunday, April 15, with doors at 6 p.m. Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.comTickets: $42-$87, available through Ticketmaster Throughout his career, country legend Travis Tritt has made the Azalea City a regular stop on his tours. Tritt’s rise to stardom began in 1989 with the hit “Country Club.” Shortly after, a debut album by the same name resulted in the singles “Help Me Hold On,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody” and “Drift Off to Dream” becoming No. 1 hits. Since then, Tritt has released an overabundance of top 10 hits from multiple gold and...

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Crawfish squeeze

Band: St. Mary’s Crawfish & Bluegrass Extravaganza Date: Saturday, April 14, 4 p.m. Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic School, 1450 Old Shell Road, www.stmarymobile.org Tickets: $30 in advance/$35 day of show/$20 ages 13-18, free for children under 12; available at St. Mary’s, Mobile Popcorn and www.brownpapertickets.com For Azalea City denizens seeking a musical alternative to the hustle and bustle of SouthSounds, St. Mary’s Catholic School will be celebrating its 16th annual Crawfish & Bluegrass Extravaganza in the heart of midtown. Each year, St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus transform the school’s playground into an epicenter of bayou food and bluegrass music....

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Next Women of Country Tour comes to Saenger

Photo | Mobilesaenger..com Sara Evans (right) headlines the “Next Women of Country Tour” at the Saenger this Saturday night, featuring RaeLynn (center, profiled below) and Kalie Shorr (left). CMT Next Women of  Country Tour Saturday, April 7, with doors at 6:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com Tickets: $32.50-$69.50, available through Ticketmaster The “Jewel on Joachim” will thrill country music fans when the fourth installment of the CMT Next Women of Country Tour comes to Mobile this Saturday. Country superstar Sara Evans will headline in support of her new album, “Words.” The evening will also include the fresh...

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Let Moon Taxi play

Photos | Moon Taxi  | Facebook  Band: Moon Taxi, Flow Tribe Date: Saturday, April 7, with doors at 7:30 p.m. Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchemobile.com Tickets: $25 in advance/$30 day of show; available at venue website, Mellow Mushroom (Mobile locations) or by calling 866-777-8932 This Saturday, Soul Kitchen will feature two bands that have made quite an impression locally. First, Flow Tribe will energize the crowd with its versatile style of New Orleans funk. Afterward, the crowd will celebrate the return of Moon Taxi to the Mobile Bay area. Flow Tribe |  www.flowtribe.com From Hangout Fest to TenSixtyFive,...

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Sir Mix-a-Lot’s back

Photo |  Sir Mix-a-Lot  | http://sirmixalot.com Band: Sir Mix-a-Lot Date: Saturday, April 7, with doors at 8 p.m. Venue: Midnight Rodeo, 7790 Tanner Road, www.midnighrodeomob.com Tickets: $17.50-$30, available through Ticketfly Midnight Rodeo is shaking off its honky-tonk sensibilities for a night of rump shaking on the dance floor, courtesy of Sir Mix-a-Lot. Thirty years ago, this hip-hop legend used his debut album “Swass” to jump into the national spotlight, demonstrating his versatility and hip-hop innovation. Offbeat songs such as “Buttermilk Biscuits” and “Square Dance Rap” were instant hits. As hip-hop and heavy metal began to join forces, Sir Mix-a-Lot...

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Cline brings ‘American Mojo’ to Dority’s

Photo | Robert Cline Jr. | www.robertclinejr.com Band: Robert Cline Jr. Date: Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m. Venue: Dority’s Bar & Grill, 1010 Bienville Blvd. (Dauphin Island), 251-861-4853 Tickets: Call for info From Austin to Muscle Shoals, singer-songwriter Robert Cline Jr. tends to make a good impression with everyone he meets. He made such a good impression on New Orleans groove rockers The Subdudes that the band helped nurture his musical ambitions. In fact, John Magnie of The Subdudes acted as producer for Cline’s debut album, “All the Right Reasons.” This collection of countrified folk demonstrated Cline’s knack for...

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Music Listings: April 4-10, 2018

Please send upcoming music to [email protected] by MONDAY before Wednesday’s paper. WED. APR 4 Bluegill— Matt Neese Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill— Ryan Balthrop, 6p Brickyard— Chad Davidson Band Callaghan’s— Phil & Foster with Brooks Hubbert Felix’s— Light Travelers Flora Bama— Neil Dover, 2p // Johnny Barbato, 5:30p /// Rhonda Hart Duo 6p //// Ja Rhythm 10p ///// Bruce Smelley Duo 10p IP Casino— Brennan Roybal Duo Lulu’s— Adam Holt, 5p THURS. APR 5 Bluegill— Stephen & Symone Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill— David Chastang, 6p Brickyard— Yellowhammer Callaghan’s— Cooper Trent Felix’s— Grits N Pieces Flora Bama— Dave McCormick 2p // Kevin Swanson...

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