Author: Stephen Centanni

Abe Partridge: Raw yet defined

Band: Abe Partridge Album Release Party Date: Saturday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m. Venue: Skate Mountain Records, 105 5th St. (Daphne), www.skatemountainrecords.com Tickets: $20, available through Eventbrite Two years ago, Lagniappe introduced its readers to the world of local singer-songwriter Abe Partridge. At the time, Partridge was promoting his debut album “White Trash Lipstick,” one that showcased a style characterized by an acoustic-driven mix of folk and country and a delivery of lyrical poetry through raw vocals filled with broken glass and razor blades. Since then, Partridge’s musical formula has gone unchanged, but his reputation as one of the Southeast’s...

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M.O.O.R.E. betta

Band: 9th Annual M.O.O.R.E. Masquerade Ball Date: Friday, Jan. 26, with doors at 8:30 p.m. Venue: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St., www.themerrywidow.net Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 day of show (VIP available); via venue website After the Conde Cavaliers roll, the Mystic Order of Revolutionary Enlightenment (M.O.O.R.E.) will accent the first night of Mardi Gras with a feast for mind, body and soul, bringing together regional artists and musicians for an evening of eclectic sensory overload representing the spirit of Mobile’s most revered holiday season. From hip-hop to funk, this year’s M.O.O.R.E. lineup will take revelers across the...

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Mardi Gras metal

Band: Green Jelly, D.R.E.A.D., Curse the Flesh Date: Friday, Jan. 26, with doors at 9 p.m. Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., www.alchemytavernmobile.com Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 day of show; available through Ticket Biscuit Alchemy Tavern has put together a metallic bill that will add to the raucous Mardi Gras vibe the Conde Cavaliers bring each year. Two Azalea City metal groups will set the tone for the evening. D.R.E.A.D.’s furious sound has made it a favorite with metalheads locally and beyond. Demonic vocals are set to arrangements that harken back to the early days of bands such...

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Winter Jam 2018 at USA

Band: Winter Jam 2018 Date: Thursday, Feb. 1, with doors at 6 p.m. Venue: USA Mitchell Center, 5950 Old Shell Road, www.southalabama.edu Tickets: $15 donation at the door For more than 20 years, the annual Winter Jam tour has traversed the nation with a lineup of superstars from the Contemporary Christian music world. The tour’s website says iconic Christian pop group NewSong was founded with hopes of attracting crowds with its combination of modern music and spiritual inspiration. This year, NewSong will share the lineup with musical acts Addison Agen, Jordan Feliz, KB, Building 429 and Kari Jobe. Comedian...

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Eric Erdman’s ‘It’s Not Like You Don’t Know Me’

Band: Eric Erdman Album Release Party Date: Friday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Venue: Cedar Street Social Club, 4 N. Cedar St. (Mobile), www.cedarstreetsocialclub.com Tickets: $15, available through www.ericerdmanmusic.com The recording studio can be one of the most enigmatic places a musician can experience. For some, the studio can create a sound or attitude that doesn’t accurately reflect the live delivery of the same songs, which some musicians desire. Others enter the studio craving to give their listeners the same quality and sound they produce in a live setting. Azalea City singer-songwriter Eric Erdman has succeeded in capturing the power...

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Fairhope Brewing turns 5

Band: The Brewery Strikes Back: 5th Anniversary Party Date: Saturday, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. Venue: Fairhope Brewing Co., 914 Nichols Ave. (Fairhope), www.fairhopebrewing.com Tickets: Free For the past five years, Fairhope Brewing Co. has poured pint after pint of delicious ales and lagers. To celebrate, Fairhope Brewing will spend the day in a time “long ago in a galaxy far, far away” with a Star Wars-themed anniversary celebration. The staff at Fairhope Brewing Co. are also music lovers. This soirée includes a three-band lineup that will begin with a set from Edward David Anderson. Anderson will pepper his set...

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David Dondero at Satori

Band: David Dondero Date: Monday, Jan. 22, with doors at 7:30 p.m. Venue: Satori Coffee House, 5460 Old Shell Road, www.satori-coffee.com Tickets: $5 at the door (free for USA students) With a new semester going strong, The University of South Alabama’s Independent Music Collective will hold the first of six events planned for 2018. On Jan. 22, singer-songwriter David Dondero will use Satori Coffee House’s warm and cozy vibe to accent his intimate performance. Before NPR included him in a list of “Best Living Songwriters,” Dondero spent time in the punk scene, most notably as the drummer of This...

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Jam returns to Soul Kitchen

Band: CBDB, Big Jam Space Driver Date: Saturday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m. Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., www.soulkitchenmobile.com Tickets: $10 in advance/$12 day of show; available at www.soulkitchenmobile.com or by calling 1-877-777-8932 Since the venue’s early years, Soul Kitchen has specialized in jam rock, and this show boasts two up-and-comers in the Southeastern jam scene: CBDB and Big Jam Space Driver. Big Jam Space Driver will warm up the crowd. Taking its name from a rare guitar pedal, Big Jam Space Driver is a conglomeration of talent from Mobile and Pensacola. The Azalea City’s Christopher Spies (saxophone) and...

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