Posts Tagged ‘August 2016’


Dream Home: Charmed in Mt Laurel

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Even before the first bit of ground was broken, the first nail hammered in place, Dona Bullock saw her new home in Mt Laurel as a gathering place, a hub of friendship and family, of joy and laughter and happiness.

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.”

To End the Violence

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Jefferson County’s domestic violence court is just one piece of community efforts going toward the complex issue.

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.

The Ripple Effect: How Many Will Be Impacted By Your Actions?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Because we started Big Oak Ranch over 40 years ago, we now not only get to meet children of our former residents, but we also get to meet their grandchildren.

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.”

Feeling Lucky

Monday, August 1st, 2016

I was at party, recently, engaged in a conversation with some acquaintances I hadn’t seen in a while when I saw him walking up. He came right up to me and stopped.

Intellectual Lyricism in Hip-Hop: Rashid Qandil

Monday, August 1st, 2016

For the past seven years, Rashid Qandil has helped put artists on local stages through LOBOTOMIX, a local hip-hop advocacy group. Although he’s seen the hip-hop scene ebb and flow, right now he says Birmingham is experiencing an unseen rise in this kind of music.

Football Anticipation: A Look at the Ridiculous Lineup for Labor Day Weekend

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It’s time to kick off another season on the college gridiron, so kiss the wife (or husband or life partner or wife who identifies as a husband or whatever) goodbye for four months. This year the first weekend of football is simply ridiculous. Just look at the slate for Sept. 1- 5.

Pushing Boundaries: Anna Thomical of Zenosyne

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Anna Thomical has been obsessed with music as long as she can remember, but it wasn’t until four years ago that she first picked up the guitar.

Garage Punk: The Burning Peppermints

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Take two parts White Stripes. Add in another part garage punk that makes you want to get up and move, and you have Dirty Rainbow!!, the 2015 album release from The Burning Peppermints.