Post by marquee_mark on Apr 27, 2015 11:44:36 GMT -5
General Information Members: Brittany Howard: Lead Vocals Heath Fogg: Lead Guitar Zack Cockrell: Bass Steve Johnson: Drums
Biography: Alabama Shakes is an American indie rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, in 2009. After releasing their first EP the band was signed to ATO Records in the United States and Rough Trade Records in the United Kingdom. They found success with their first full length album "Boys and Girls" released in 2012. Their debut album was certified gold with over 500,000 sales in the United States alone and gained the respect of many critics and fans alike.
Discography Boys and Girls - April 2012 Sound and Color - April 2015
Genre: Alternative Rock, Blues, Roots Rock
Similar Artists: Gary Clark Jr., D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Mumford and Sons Overall comparing Alabama Shakes to many bands is hard because they do a very good job of mixing alternative blues rock with folk and R&B.
Live Performances: While I sadly haven't gotten to see them live yet (that will change this summer). Brittany Howard, the lead vocalist, is known for putting large amounts of energy into each of her shows and being very engaging to the audience. Everyone that I know who has seen has had the same response that their energy live is fantastic. The last time they were at Bonnaroo was when they closed thursday night in 2012. Reviews of that show say that it was astounding and become one of the best of the weekend.
Post by marquee_mark on Apr 27, 2015 11:48:44 GMT -5
Sorry it took so long to add, my computer broke a few months ago so I've had no real source to the internet other than the public library. That being said, I still didn't see one for Alabama Shakes so I made it since I never got the chance.
What you got back home, little sister, to play your fuzzy warbles on? I bet you got little save pitiful, portable picnic players. Come with uncle and hear all proper! Hear angel trumpets and devil trombones. You are invited.
I have seen the Shakes twice. Once early in the first album cycle and once at the end of the cycle. The first time was a free show in Nashville that was okay. They seemed unsure of themselves and it was Brit Howard show. The second time was at Forecastle 2013- think it was 13. A much better show as the band had seem to cut its teeth and they were able to match B-Howard.
Their Coachella performances via AXS and Youtube were fantastic. So it seems they are far more comfortable. They are a top 10 must see for me mainly because their new album is the early leader for album of the year for me!