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r3vrb destinations 1.31 – 2.2

01.31.2008 by sam · → Leave a comment

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Hello hamsters. Everyone sufficiently excited for free time? Raring to fill the barstools of Birmingham with your appreciative behinds? Well than, follow me on a fantastical journey of musical mystery!

Thursday 1/31    
JJ Grey & Mofro @ Zydeco
Admission: $15   Go Time: 9:00 p.m.
JJ Grey   Let me be absolutely clear about this: JJ Grey & Mofro drip soul in funktastic ways that many of us will never be capable of. They make me wanna raise up my hands and break out in ecstatic dancing. These guys played Bonnaroo, opened for Widespread Panic, Ben Harper and B.B. King, and you can see them for a mere pittance here in your backyard. If you like being moved by your music (to laughter, to dance, to tears), be there.
     
Honorable Mention:   Greyboy Allstars / Back Door Slam @ Workplay
     
 
Friday 2/1    
Wiseblood @ Bottletree
Admission: $10   Go Time: 8 p.m.
Wiseblood   Wiseblood is a meeting of creative minds. It contains members of local bands The Ashes, The Bridges and The Spots, and it’s clear that the new mix has had immediate benefits. These guys write great music together, full of grooves yet ready to kick it at a moments notice. There are Edge-like moments of soaring solos mixed with upbeat camp-fire acoustic numbers, as well as a gutsy re-imaging of “the Sound of Silence”, which I didn’t recognize the first time through when I was listening in on their myspace page. I wouldn’t be surprised if we started to see Wiseblood pop up a little more often in the future.
     
     
Saturday 2/2    
Brass Bed / Zach Deputy @ The Nick
Admission: $6   Zero Hour: 10 p.m.
Brass Bed   Brass Bed can be a bit mischievous at times. They are 3 parts affable indie-pop confectionary and 1 part psych-rock, and they like to lull you with the first before they maraud all over your senses with second. Don’t spend the weekend with your ears unplundered!
     
Zach Deputy   Zach Deputy is one more brick in the wall of proof that beards are where the body stores an over-abundance of soul. He’s got plenty of both and the guitar licks to back it up. I love a man who can really rock out on an acoustic. Oh yeah, and he’s got a set of pipes on him, my goodness!
 
Honorable Mentions:   Cinema Electronica @ Bottletree

Ok, that about does it. Once again, Birmingham is brimming with good music to see. Brimmingham!

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