Author: Stephen Centanni

Soul supremacy

Band: Thomas Wynn & the Believers Date: Saturday, June 10, 7 p.m. Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com Tickets: $7 at the door Callaghan’s maintains its reputation for bringing to Mobile musical acts that could be “the next big thing.” Thomas Wynn & the Believers’ honest and versatile blend of rock, country and soul make them a unique musical commodity in their hometown of Orlando, which is known more for edgier local sounds. Wynn and his sister’s smooth harmonic chemistry mingle well with the band’s impeccable arrangements. This formula has allowed them to spend seven years...

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Phlorescent phlashback

Band: The Happy Together Tour Date: Friday, June 9, 8 p.m. Venue: IP Casino, Resort & Spa, 850 Bayview Ave. (Biloxi), www.ipbiloxi.com Tickets: $60-$70, available through Ticketmaster The Happy Together Tour promises to give patrons a flashback to the sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie serve as the centerpiece of this tour. As founding members of The Turtles, Flo (Mark Volman) and Eddie (Howard Kaylan) continue to build upon the band’s legacy. The Turtles’ mega-hit “Happy Together” still finds its way to a variety of media outlets as well as into the ears...

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Saving Abel and the business of music

Puddle of Mudd plus Saving Abel Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m. Midnight Rodeo, 7790 Tanner Williams Road, 251-639-2222 Tickets: $23-$55, available through Ticketfly Midnight Rodeo is bringing two BayFest veterans back to perform for an army of local fans. Before Puddle of Mudd takes the stage, Saving Abel will warm up the crowd with a set of edgy neo-Southern rock. Known for such hit songs as “Addicted” and “The Sex Is Good,” Saving Abel has spent the past few years enduring changes in both its lineup and the music industry. All the while, founding members Scott Bartlett (rhythm guitar)...

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Fins up

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Tuesday, June 6; lot opens at noon The Amphitheater at The Wharf, 23325 Amphitheater Drive (Orange Beach), www.alwharf.com Tickets: $91.50-$134.50, available through Ticketmaster With a multitude of people drenched in saltwater and suntan lotion already flocking to the Alabama Gulf Coast, The Amphitheater at The Wharf is adding to the long list of reasons to visit the area: One of the region’s favorite musical sons, Jimmy Buffett, is returning home. In recent years, musician/actor/author/businessman Buffett has thrilled regular Parrotheads by making this beach-side venue a regular stop. Once again, a legion of...

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Haller back

Bands: HotBed, The Hallers Date: Friday, June 2, 10 p.m. Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., 251-441-7741 Tickets: Call for more info Alchemy Tavern is bringing to its stage a sampling of Alabama’s current indie rock scene. Providing local support will be The Hallers, an Azalea City band specializing in a driving rock style influenced by some of the edgier sounds of ‘90s alt. rock. The Hallers have been spending their free time in the studio with engineer Curry Weber. Before moving to the area Weber lived in Memphis, where he spent time behind the mixing boards at...

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