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 Sun Studio and Ardent Studio. The public can expect The Hallers’ new album to drop soon.

HotBed will travel from Birmingham to feature songs from their debut album “Heart Beats Strange.” This release showcases a band focusing on an energetic indie rock style that skirts the edge of power pop. “Heart Beats Strange” finds power in its well-thought-out rock arrangements, and the band’s perpetual charisma. Even when the meter eases, HotBed manages to maintain its vigorous rock vibe.