As BayFest comes to a close Saturday night, many might feel the need to keep the music (and the party) going into the wee hours of the morning. With this in mind, Alchemy Tavern is throwing a BayFest after party that will bring together three of the region’s most impressive rock bands. Those attending should prepare to end the night in a limbo of high-energy music that should maintain the sonically festive mood created by BayFest.

EXB The Volks

In recent years, The Volks have been one of the freshest sounding bands to emerge from the Azalea City. Brad Lane (lead guitar/vocals), Neill Robertson (rhythm guitar/vocals/keyboard), Sally Robertson (bass/vocals) and Johnathan Ashley (drums) have concocted a musical cocktail that mixes classic ‘60s rock with modern indie. The Volks have introduced the world to their sound through their single “Captain Cabinets” and its accompanying music video.

Mississippi Shakedown is a regular visitor to Mobile. This duo specializes in a raw form of modern blues that mingles garage rock into the mix. Their musical style has made them a favorite in their hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss., and beyond. The crowd should expect plenty of fuzz and heavy beats with this group.

NOLA’s Baby Bee will be introducing their “Cajun Fuzz” sound to the Mobile masses. Baby Bee is comprised of brothers Joe and David Stark. Together, they have brought rock ‘n’ roll back to the Big Easy. This furious twosome’s brand of rock breeds an intensity that showcases garage rock with Marigny sensibilities.


The Volks, Baby Bee, Mississippi Shakedown
Date: Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 p.m.
Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St., 441-7741
Tickets: $8 at the door