Author: Stephen Centanni

Listen up

Band: An Intimate Evening with Molly Thomas and Rick Hirsch Date: Saturday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m. Venue: The Listening Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., www.thelisteningroommobile.com Tickets: $20 artist donation at the door The Listening Room of Mobile provides more than just a musical performance. Each show is a chance for the audience to have intimate experiences with a variety of notable artists. This lineup will feature a collaboration between vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Molly Thomas and guitarist Rick Hirsch. This is not the first time the public has witnessed this pooling of local talent. In recent months, Hirsch and Thomas...

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Here and now

Band: Devon Gilfillian Date: Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callghansirishsocialclub.com Tickets: $10, available at Callaghan’s Nashville’s Devon Gilfillian will be giving the Azalea City a case of the blues. Originally from just outside Philadelphia, Gilfillian picked up the guitar at 14. As he explored his new passion, Gilfillian drew inspiration from artists ranging from Ray Charles to Jimi Hendrix. During his college years, this guitarist joined the ranks of a local cover band and used his time onstage as a workshop for his own sound. As the band rolled through songs...

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Can’t keep good bands down

Band: Black Titan, Les Turdz, King Chiefs Date: Saturday, Oct. 7, 11 p.m. Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net Tickets: $5 (21+), $10 (18+); available at the door The old saying “it’s hard to keep a good man down” goes for bands as well, as The Blind Mule will demonstrate with the resurrection of two great Gulf Coast bands, Nappie Award winner Black Titan and Les Turdz. Black Titan uses a dense mix of stoner and sludge metal to gather its dedicated fan base. With its updated lineup, this gargantuan example of local metal is ready...

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TenSixtyFive returns Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 with Cage the Elephant, Blackberry Smoke, Muscadine Bloodline and more

Beneath the layers of Cage the Elephant Band: Cage the Elephant Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 8:30 p.m. Venue: Jake Peavy Foundation Stage In 2008, Cage the Elephant used the progressive blues rock single “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” to catapult from Bowling Green, Kentucky, into the international rock scene. The light-speed wave of notoriety this single brought the band could have easily burned them out, but Cage the Elephant remained on scene and built an ever-growing catalog broadening the band’s talent and creativity. Cage the Elephant’s sound has changed greatly since “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked,” first...

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Affinity for All People launches Unity Fest

Affinity for All People is a company that uses colorful T-shirts with inspiring messages to create more positivity in the world. Now, Affinity for All People is taking another step in its mission. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the company will hold the first Unity Fest on the beachside stage at American Legion Post 199 in Fairhope. Organizers want Unity Fest to be a “celebration of unity and diversity through the power of music.” To strengthen the festival’s philosophy, Unity Fest will donate 10 percent of all profits to Fairhope Sisters Unite. Through a variety of events and community gatherings,...

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Bringing the beach to the plantation

Band: The Blueberry Sessions featuring Charlie Mars Date: Thursday, Oct. 5, with doors at 6 p.m. Venue: Weeks Bay Plantation, 12563 Mary Ann Beach Road (Fairhope), www.weeksbayplantation.com Tickets: $29, available through Weeks Bay Plantation website Those wanting to extend their musical experience for the TenSixtyFive weekend should look across Mobile Bay to Weeks Bay Plantation. In addition to growing delicious, organic blueberries, Weeks Bay Plantation serves as the Alabama Gulf Coast’s most scenic outdoor venue. Situated on the shores of an idyllic pond, the stage faces a natural incline that envelops the crowd with sound. When the sun goes...

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Ol’ Glory

Band: JJ Grey & Mofro plus Southern Avenue Date: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Venue: The Steeple on St. Francis, 251 St. Francis St., www.thesteeplemobile.com Tickets: $28-$49.50, available through Ticketfly The unique setting and high-quality acoustics of The Steeple on St. Francis have made this downtown venue a favorite with local music lovers. The Steeple will soon polish its reputation with an evening of music that begins with Southern Avenue. This Memphis five-piece has been spreading the blues and soul of its self-titled debut on Stax Records. From old-school blues to modern soul, each track serves as a different...

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Brass after hours

Band: Blackwater Brass Band Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 p.m. Venue: Pinky’s Bar & Grill, 659 Dauphin St., 251-432-2453 Tickets: Free Over the past year, OK Bicycle Shop has experienced a tiny bit of growth in the form of Pinky’s Bar & Grill. This open-air, downtown watering hole maintains its reputation as “the smallest bar in Alabama” with pride. With its position near the Jake Peavy Foundation Stage, Pinky’s is looking to celebrate TenSixtyFive with post-festival entertainment sure to draw standing room only crowds. Blackwater Brass Band’s eclectic brass set will begin after festival headliners Cage the Elephant conclude....

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