Author: Stephen Centanni

Meanwhile, at The Mule

Band: The Woolly Bushmen, The Shunnarahs, Lung, Cookies & Cake Date: Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m. Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St., www.theblindmule.net Tickets: $5 (21+) and $10 (18+), available at the door When it comes to post-TenSixtyFive music offerings, Mobile’s choices are practically endless. The Blind Mule, however, will feature an interesting lineup of bands throughout the weekend. Friday kicks off the venue’s festival weekend as Orlando’s The Woolly Bushmen make their triumphant return to the Azalea City. This group specializes in classic garage rock that is both fun and infectious. With raunchy vocals and old-school...

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Songs from the shed

Band: USA’s Independent Music Collective presents Wild Ponies Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. Venue: Satori Coffee House, 5460 Old Shell Road, www.satori-coffee.com Tickets: $5 donation at the door (free with USA student ID) Even though Americana duo Wild Ponies claim Nashville, Doug and Telisha Williams know their hearts are in Galax, Virginia. The Williamses grew up just down the road from this Blue Ridge mountain town, but their regular visits to Doug’s grandfather over the years led this couple to embrace the sights and sounds of Galax. According to Doug, Galax is a music-rich town that has been...

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The Isbell sound

Band: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls Date: Wednesday, Sept. 27, with doors at 7 p.m. Venue: Saenger Theatre, 6 S. Joachim St., www.mobilesaenger.com Tickets: $31-$47, available through Ticketmaster Ten years ago, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Isbell traded a spot in the Drive-By Truckers’ lineup for a solo career. In those early days, Isbell brought his original material to a small crowd at Callaghan’s. The first show had such an impact on Isbell that he has made Mobile a regular stop on his tour itinerary. Isbell admits his local fans are the main...

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What’s bred in the bone

Band: Lilly Hiatt Date: Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com Tickets: $15 (limited number) available at Callaghan’s or by calling 251-433-9374 Carrying on the family business isn’t unusual in the world of music. It’s even sweeter when the progeny’s output is on a par with that of their predecessor — in this case, father. Singer-songwriter Lilly Hiatt, daughter of John Hiatt, adds to her family’s musical legacy with an infectious mix of alt. country and alt. rock, inspired by the same eclectic muse that drove the first rock ‘n’ rollers. Hiatt...

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Southern-fried credentials

Band: Allman Goldflies Band Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m. Venue: The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Blvd., www.bluestavern.com Tickets: Free In recent months, the Allman Goldflies Band traveled to Mobile to pay tribute to the late guitar legend Luther Wamble. The positive reception to their short set left locals wanting more, and the band wanting to give it. The band’s return to the Azalea City will give fans a chance to hear a full show of Southern rock and blues from the past and present of the band’s namesakes. Gary Allman contributes to his family’s musical legacy with vocals...

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Rock ‘n’ roll special

Band: Gino & the Goons, Cyster Sister, Splatter Date: Friday, Sept. 22, 10:30 p.m. Venue: The Blind Mule, 57 N. Claiborne St. Tickets: $5 (21+)/$10, available at the door The Blind Mule is bringing the underground rock of St. Petersburg’s Gino & the Goons to its intimate confines. This band’s minimalistic approach to their sound and lineup produces a huge, raging rock sound influenced by punk’s early days, allowing the band to whip their audience into a vehement dance party for their entire set. In 2015, Slovenly Records released the band’s 7-inch vinyl EP “Check This Out.” The two-track...

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Slide Bayou playing fundraiser for St. John Island

After the devastation of Hurricane Irma, one island hopes to send some love to another. Dauphin Island watering hole Dority’s Bar & Grill will be holding the Dauphin Island Love Benefit for St. John. Proceeds from this event will be donated to helping the thousands of homeless and jobless individuals that populate the storm-devastated Carribean island. Rock-n-Roll Sushi, Moe’s BBQ, Crescent Theater, Brickyard, Bike Shop, Callaghan’s, Buck’s Pizza, Roosters, Hippie Fish and Happy Octopus will all be donating raffle items. A 50/50 drawing and silent auction will be held to generate funds. The philanthropic crowd at this show will...

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‘Same band, with a new feel’

Band: Infant Richard & the Delta Stones, Sergio & the Satin Dogs Date: Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com Tickets: $10 at the door The old saying that change is inevitable resonates throughout everyone’s lives, especially in the music world. Bands go through changes with their lineups and their sound. Sometimes just a small variation in a band can lead to something different on a variety of levels. In recent months, Nappie Award winners Infant Richard & the Delta Stones have gone through some changes that have sparked an evolution in...

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