Mobile’s favorite neighborhood pub will welcome patrons home from their Independence Day celebrations with another landmark show July 8, when Callaghan’s Irish Social Club hosts Secret Sisters for a healthy dose of Americana, with Mobile’s Deluxe Trio opening.

The Muscle Shoals duo consists of actual sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers. With a firm grasp on musical tradition and a batch of warm harmonies, the Rogers sisters quickly gathered a national audience after their self-titled debut, which was produced by the iconic T Bone Burnett. Mesmerized by their sound, Jack White brought the duo into his studio to collaborate on covers of “Big River” and “Wabash Cannonball.”

The Secret Sisters will rattle the bones of 50 ticket holders at Callaghan’s July 8.

The Secret Sisters will rattle the bones of 50 ticket holders at Callaghan’s July 8.


“Put Your Needle Down” is the Secret Sisters’ second release, also produced by Burnett. Released in 2014, the album sold 3,700 copies and reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Their homespun charm and polished delivery should make this one of Callaghan’s biggest shows of the year. Mobile’s Deluxe Trio will provide support.

Tickets are on sale at Callaghan’s for $30, and only 50 will be sold. Local music lovers shouldn’t wait until the last minute to purchase tickets for this show; act now.

D.R.E.A.D. gains Northeast foothold  
Mobile metal band D.R.E.A.D. has been traversing the nation lately and made a pit stop at Jupiter Records in Wilmington, Delaware, to introduce the store to its album “Test of Time.” Store owners apparently liked what they heard, and offered to feature “Test of Time” in its inventory.

Locals can welcome D.R.E.A.D. back to the Azalea City when they open for Psychostick on Thursday, July 30, at Alchemy Tavern.

Slog to Birmingham for Sloss Fest
Many locals will be traveling upstate for the two-day Sloss Music and Arts Festival, July 18 and 19 at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in downtown Birmingham. The extensive lineup includes Modest Mouse, The Avett Brothers, Primus, Band of Horses, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Sturgill Simpson, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Lord Huron and many more. Tickets are still available through the festival website, slossfest.com.