SouthSounds 2017

The 2017 SouthSounds Music & Arts Festival features The Wild Feathers, JoJo's Slim Wednesday, Big Freedia, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more than 40 other acts in nearly a dozen venues in downtown Mobile April 7-9.

SouthSounds 2017

Crimmins brings rockabilly sounds to Mobtown

Over the years, Atlanta has been home to a plethora of music lovers who enjoy vintage sounds, and a pocket of the city’s music scene includes a number of acts specializing in rockabilly and old-school country. Blair Crimmins & the Hookers, however, go farther back, capturing fans with music influenced by the sounds of the early 20th century: ragtime and Dixieland. Each performance by the band is filled with raucous energy that infectiously spreads throughout audiences. “I think it really kinda clicked with the rockabilly crowd that we have here in Atlanta and some of the people who are...

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JoJo’s taste of Mardi Gras during Lent

Band: JoJo’s Slim Wednesday Date: Sunday, April 9, 5:30 p.m. Stage: Hargrove Stage at Cathedral Square JoJo’s Slim Wednesday will give SouthSounds attendees a taste of Mardi Gras in the middle of Lent. The last time this side project headed by Widespread Panic keyboardist JoJo Hermann slid into town, the group performed under the name “JoJo Hermann’s Mardi Gras Band.” However, Hermann says a particularly raucous Fat Tuesday performance made the following day feel more like “Slim Wednesday,” and the name took root. Between this project and Widespread’s extensive tour schedule, Hermann rarely takes a break from music. However,...

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Southsounds 2017 Judges, bands gear up for SouthSounds showcases

Again this year, Lagniappe Weekly and SouthSounds will team up for another edition of the Lagniappe Mobile Bay Showcase (Saturday, April 8 at noon) and the New Southern Music Showcase (Sunday, April 9 at noon), on the Hargrove Stage at Cathedral Square. Last year’s installment brought a diverse cavalcade of up-and-coming musical acts from the Mobile Bay region to downtown Mobile, where they were judged by a panel of music industry notables for a chance to win a prize package featuring a number of exciting perks. This year’s panel of judges includes: •Greggory Smith (Atlanta): Director Of Writer/Publisher Relations,...

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All them psychedelic witches

Band: All Them Witches Date: Sunday, April 9, 10:30 p.m. Stage: The Merry Widow, 51 S. Conception St. Before SouthSounds 2017 wraps another year, The Merry Widow is inviting the crowds to sample the rock ‘n’ roll folly of All Them Witches. This Nashville outfit has forged a unique brand of modern psychedelic rock that has set new standards for the genre. The band could not have picked a better city in which to establish their musical legacy. Since the turn of the millennium, Nashville has traded its exclusive emphasis on country music for a plethora of alternative sounds,...

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Shake your Wild Feathers

Band: The Wild Feathers Date: Saturday, April 8, 6 p.m. Stage: Hargrove Stage at Cathedral Square Nashville’s The Wild Feathers are returning to the Azalea City to perform for a throng of local fans. This band has used its alternative country rock to gather a dedicated listening audience. Both dedicated fans and newcomers to this band’s versatile sound can get a preview through their latest offering, “Live at the Ryman.” According to bassist/vocalist Joel King, The Wild Feathers’ show at the birthplace of the Grand Ol’ Opry was on the band’s bucket list. The group decided their debut at...

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