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Author: Stephen Centanni

Southern rock’s next great hope

The Vegabonds Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com Tickets: Call 251-433-9374 for more info From its beginning, Southern rock has been one of the richest and most versatile subgenres in modern music. Throughout the ‘70s, a number of now iconic bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band pioneered this musical style, which is shaped by rock, country and blues. While Southern rock has maintained its popularity, there have been very few new bands to take this genre into the future. However, the “Alabama-born, Nashville-bred” band...

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Variety show

Band: Big Deal Burlesque, Underhill Family Orchestra, Bantam Foxes Date: Friday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m. Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net Tickets: $15, available at The Merry Widow and its website New Orleans burlesque and Gulf Coast modern rock will combine their efforts for this memorable evening. The Big Deal Burlesque troop is a regular visitor to the Azalea City. Led by Roxie Le Rouge (aka “The Best Booty in the Big Easy”), this collective of beautiful performers practice burlesque in its classic sense. Big Deal Burlesque performances are a skillfully choreographed tasteful tease that is...

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Danzig Band reunion

Band: Danzig Band Reunion Date: Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Venue: Manci’s Antique Club, 1715 Main St. (Daphne), www.mancisantiqueclub.com Tickets: $10 at the door Halloween marked 30 years since Danzig Band took shape. This group brought together the talents of Kevin Danzig (guitar/bass/vocals), Kelly Danzig (keyboards/vocals), John Hamilton IV (drums) and Jim “Raul” Coman (guitar/bass). In the ensuing years, Danzig Band became a regional favorite and a regular at classic area venues such as The Lumberyard. In addition to crowd favorites, this group used original material to establish a loyal following. The mellow rock song “Happy Today” even found...

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Songwriter showcase

Band: Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Date: Nov. 9-19 Venue: Visit www.frankbrownsongwriters.com for more info Tickets: Cover charge may apply at some venues. The Northern Gulf Coast serves as both a haven and a destination for songwriters from around the world. However, one specific event — the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival — has become almost a rite of passage in the international songwriting community. For 33 years, the festival has served as the premiere outlet for songwriters to showcase their handcrafted songs at venues from Silverhill to Pensacola. While there is a long list of artists and venues...

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Into the spotlight

Band: American Songwriter Magazine Presents Joshua Hedley, Early James Date: Sunday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com Tickets: $15 at the door The collaborations between Callaghan’s and American Songwriter Magazine have resulted in unforgettable performances. This time, “The Mayor of Lower Broadway” will take over the Oakleigh Garden District for a special performance. Joshua Hedley has established a reputation for being one of Music City’s hottest up-and-coming hired guns. Over the years, he has lent his prowess on the fiddle to notables such as Justin Townes Earle, Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz....

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Born to be down

Band: Local H, Glass War Date: Thursday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., 251-441-7741 Tickets: $10, available at venue and through TicketBiscuit The ‘90s alt. rock movement gave birth to a number of iconic bands. As the underground infiltrated the mainstream, a plethora of era-defining bands and songs dominated the radio waves. Local H used its sophomore effort “As Good As Dead” — with its hit single “Bound to the Floor” — to establish its place in the ‘90s alt. rock craze. This two-man musical powerhouse kindled its popularity with an adrenalized live delivery...

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California beat harvest

Band: California Harvest Tour Date: Friday, Nov. 3, with doors at 9:30 p.m. Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com Tickets: $13 advance/$15 day of show, available at Soul Kitchen, its website and by calling 1-866-777-8932 Cooler temperatures have made it feel more like harvest season here on the Gulf Coast, but the California Harvest Tour is about to give Mobile a taste of harvest season in the Golden State. This collective of California beatmasters and verbal assassins will be bringing Mobile a crop of fresh underground rhythms and rhymes. Oakland’s A-Plus will lead this troupe of beat farmers....

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Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer headline November Blueberry Sessions

Band: The Blueberry Sessions presents Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer Date: Thursday, Nov. 2, with gates at 5 p.m. Venue: Weeks Bay Plantation, 12562 Mary Ann Beach Road (Fairhope), www.weeksbayplantation.com Tickets: $30 general admission/$65 VIP, available through Ticket Stripe Many are lamenting predictions of a warmer-than-usual winter, but considering the Gulf Coast’s subtropical climate, this is not necessarily a bad thing. The possibly cool, sometimes warm nights could provide a perfect opportunity to visit Weeks Bay Plantation for the next installment of the Blueberry Sessions. While organic blueberry farming takes precedence, Weeks Bay Plantation also enjoys filling its acres...

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