While SXSW is in full-swing in Austin, it is only appropriate that the Southeast strikes back once again with SouthSounds Music and Arts Festival, April 10-12. Over the years, SouthSounds has grown into “the only all-Southern music and arts festival.” Each year, the celebration of Southeastern sounds invades venues from the OGD to LoDa, filling each with the region’s freshest bands.
For SouthSounds 2015, the festival will maintain its Cathedral Square stage but also utilize Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, Alchemy Tavern, The Blind Mule and Moe’s Original BBQ.
A diverse lineup of sounds from Mobile will be represented. Eric Erdman and Kyle & Karl will entertain the crowd with acoustic goodness, and Gregg Fells will deliver his homegrown songs. The Underhill Family Orchestra is a SouthSounds veteran, and members will continue to please audiences with their modern alt. rock sounds. Post Mortem Delirium will demonstrate its own style of metal-infused horror punk. Newcomers Black Titan have been turning heads with their nostalgic stoner metal.
Red Right Hand, Of Legends & Liars, Crowned Jewelz, Shifting Tracks, Satellite Graveyard and Molly Thomas & the Rare Birds will also be performing.
As far as regional talent, SouthSounds will feature performances from Boyfriend, Madd Wikkid, Naughty Professor, The Honorable South, Steelism, GT, Wray, Dirt Lungs, Mack William, Preston Lovvinggood, Willie & the Giant, Ruby the Rabbitfoot, Garret Thornton, Jesse Payne, Shaheed & DJ Supreme and many more artists to be announced. Lagniappe will continue to bring readers the latest in SouthSounds information as the festival nears. For more information, visit the festival’s official website at www.southsoundsfest.com.
Music by the bay
For four years, the city of Daphne and Catt’s Sunday Jazz Brunch have worked together to bring the Eastern Shore a Sunday evening of cool Big Band sounds. The tradition continues into 2015 with the Sunday Sunset Concert series at Bay Front Park. Mobile Bay at sunset will serve as the perfect backdrop for this lineup of easy listening. City Rhythm Big Band will kick off the Sunday Sunset Concerts on Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 19, Occhipinti Big Band will entertain the masses beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mobile Big Band will close out the series on Sunday, May 17 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Catt Sirten at 251-583-1963.