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Filling the Void

Talking with the Old 97’s, who will be playing Saturn on May 6.

The Fight to Rise

Talking with Run River North who will be playing at the The Syndicate Lounge on April 17.

The Utah Jazz

Talking with Penny and Sparrow, who is playing at WorkPlay on March 23.

Playing For Keeps

Talking with southern rock band the Drive-By Truckers before they perform at the iconic Lyric Theatre this April.

Swim, Johnny!

Blues musical duo Johnnyswim talks with B-Metro before stopping by Iron City on January 23.

One of Our Own

Matthew Mayfield is coming back home to play Saturn Dec. 10. “Birmingham is my safe haven. It’s a beautiful, growing town that has always been good to me and the fans here are so loyal,” he says.

The Luckiest

Talking to Ben Folds, who is coming to the Alabama Theatre on November 11.

Shut Up and Dance

“Shut Up and Dance” might be the (awesome) song that got everybody and their mamas into WALK THE MOON, but the band has been making moves forward for quite a while.

It’s a Little Bit of Everything

Dawes is coming through Birmingham (not for the first time—they were a part of 2011’s Secret Stages) on Sept. 29 at Iron City, and you should go.

Anything’s Possible

One thing I ask every musician (or band) I interview is this: Why music? I asked the members of Good Old War, who are playing a show for us Birminghamians at Saturn on Aug. 8, the question, too.

Are You There, Kermit?

Brother and sister duo the Oh Hellos—Maggie and Tyler Heath—hail from Texas. Evident in their music is not the country drawl or musings about cowboys that Texas is known for, but that big Texas spirit shows up brightly.