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Try This: Strawberry Rhubarb Margaritas and Spring Rolls

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Throwing a party tonight? Wow your guests with these two yummy recipes.

Listen: Secret Stages 2016 Mixtape

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Get ready for Secret Stages by listening to our curated list of tracks from featured bands. The two-day music discovery festival is happening Aug. 5-6 in the Historic Loft District.

Why to be Excited Fashion Week is Indoors: Q & A with BFW Founders

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Inspired by a trip to Charleston Fashion Week, Jeana Lee Thompson and Heidi Elnora started Birmingham’s own fashion week in 2011. The community embraced it, and it’s grown every year. Here’s what they have to say about this year’s runway lineup Aug. 25-27.

Wild, Wild West: In a Valley of Violence Opens Sidewalk Film Festival

Monday, August 1st, 2016

A horror film director takes a comedic Western turn in In the Valley of Violence. And Sidewalk is showing it opening night.

Unforgettable: Rocker Chris Hendrix

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Chris Hendrix is a boundary pusher, an experimenter. Over 27 years, he took ’80s hardcore punk music in his band Gross National Product to weirder and more intricate levels.

Original Jazz: Gary Wheat

Monday, August 1st, 2016

In Gary Wheat’s jazz, you can hear strains not just of Lester Young, Duke Ellington, and Woody Shaw, but also of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Arnold Schoenberg, and Prince.

6 Can’t-Miss Sidewalk Feature Films

Monday, August 1st, 2016

The masterminds behind the Sidewalk Film Festival shared their top picks for feature films. Start your film lineup here.

One Big Potluck: The Audiovore Lee Shook

Monday, August 1st, 2016

As you might guess, The Audiovore (also known as Lee Shook) consumes a lot of music. “I used to like to say it’s music for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all meals in between, but now I just think of it as one big potluck,” he says.

Telling a Story: In Snow

Monday, August 1st, 2016

In Snow’s music doesn’t need words to tell a story. The band hopes through their music listeners find their own story and experience a sense of rest and “a way to cope to be honest.”

Dreamy and Upbeat Collide: Creature Camp

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Some say they sound like The Cure went surfing. To music retailer zZounds, they’re proving “that dreamy and upbeat don’t have to be mutually exclusive.” Whatever you call it, Creature Camp is creating original sound.

A Rocker Slows Down: Jason Slatton

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Jason Slatton wrote his own headline for this feature: “Guy who used to play in much louder, occasionally faster bands slows down a bit and is perhaps easier on your ears. Perhaps.”