Author: Stephen Centanni

Gulf Coast rock

Band: Bantam Foxes, South Carlen Date: Friday, Aug.11, 9 p.m. Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., 251-441-7741 Tickets: $5 at the door This double-shot lineup will feature indie rock sounds from Mobile and New Orleans. The Big Easy’s Bantam Foxes have made a number of fans in the Azalea City through their memorable performances at the past two SouthSounds music festivals. Twins Sam and Collin McCabe are the heart of this musical project. Together, the McCabes have brought New Orleans’ growing indie rock scene to the rest of the world. Bantam Foxes combines grimy guitar sounds with appealing...

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Celebrate the City

Band: Celebrate the City Date: Friday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m. Venue: Bienville Square Tickets: Free Over the past few years, Mobilians have begun to recognize their city will find any excuse to throw an epic party — and this event will be a celebration of the city itself, its citizens and everything the Azalea City has to offer. Organized by new promotor Outsiders Presents, Celebrate the City will focus on promoting unity in the city through its passion for music. The celebration coincides with the August installment of LoDa ArtWalk. After the second-line and marching bands set the mood,...

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Power of Peace

Band: The Isley Brothers Date: Friday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi), www.beaurivage.com Tickets: $39.95-$69.95, available through Ticketmaster The Isley Brothers are bringing more than 50 years of funk, soul and rhythm and blues to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This group’s legacy began in 1959 with the immortal party hit “Shout.” As the decades passed, The Isley Brothers successfully evolved with the times. Before the conclusion of the ‘60s, the group’s catalog boasted seven albums along with unforgettable singles such as “Work to Do” and the funk anthem “It’s Your Thing.”...

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Austin’s Black Irish Texas, drenched in Guinness

Band: Black Irish Texas, Glass War Date: Friday, Aug. 4, 9 p.m. Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., 251-441-7741 Tickets: Call for more information The life span of a DIY band can be filled with unpredictable challenges that force members to contemplate why they initially embarked on their creative journey — sometimes leading to the band’s demise. But this has not been the case for Black Irish Texas. For 13 years, this eclectic group from Austin has been touring heavily while performing all the in-house duties of label, manager, publicist and booking agent. When one considers the band’s...

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Homegrown outlaw

Band: Zachary Thomas Diedrich Date: Thursday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m. Venue: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive (Orange Beach), www.florabama.com Tickets: $5 at the door When it comes to the Gulf Coast, August is the most infamous month of the year. The excruciating heat August brings sends many running for the Gulf of Mexico to cool down with a Flora-Bama bushwacker and the venue’s seemingly endless lineup of live music. This Thursday, Zachary Thomas Diedrich will usher in a beautiful sunset with a setlist of homegrown outlaw country. Over the years, Diedrich has become one of the local country scene’s...

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