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Alabama Symphony plays at Railroad Park in June

symphony summer iconThe Alabama Symphony Orchestra has been a ever-giving source of news in recent weeks. The big news for long-time fans of the symphony’s outdoor performances in Caldwell Park is that they will be playing outside again this year after a one-year hiatus indoors at the Alabama Theatre.

Classical music fans will have opportunities over three evenings in June at Railroad Park to enjoy the sounds of the orchestra. The free concerts are courtesy of the Linn-Henley Charitable Trust; the June 10 & 11 performances will begin at 8 p.m. with the June 12 performance starting at 6 p.m.

A full listing of the selections scheduled to be performed are available on the symphony’s official website. Those attending the performances will also have the opportunity to drop off donations to be used in the state’s ongoing tornado recovery efforts.

Other recent announcements included word that next season would be maestro Justin Brown’s last as music director and principal conductor (though he did sign a two-year contract extension that will have him serving as music director laureate) and that the orchestra will be performing at Carnegie Hall next May.

Coldplay tickets go on sale March 16

Every once in a while I become so excited about using Twitter to share news that I’ve learned about that I forget that there are many of our readers who still don’t use the service. So here’s the 411: The Birmingham News is reporting that Coldplay has announced a May 18 concert atthe state’s largest outdoor music venue, the Verizon Wireless Music Center at Oak Mountain. Tickets will go on sale next Monday morning at 10 a.m. via this link and LiveNation’s toll-free number. According to their website, it will be the band’s first show in The Magic City since January 2003.

Heartless Bastards climb The Mountain

The Heartless Bastards have indeed been climbing towards the mountaintop recently. Their new album, The Mountain, debuted last week.

heartless-bastardsThe Cincinnati, OH-based garage rock band made their debut on Letterman earlier this week (Tuesday actually) and now they’re getting ready to take the stage at The Bottletree this evening in a show that includes performances by Nashville’s The Deep Vibration. Tickets are $10 and it starts at 8 p.m. I’d say that they’re staying pretty busy indeed.

If you missed their performance of Out at Sea, check it out; If you’ve been wondering about if you wanted to go… take a listen to the title track:


Jubal and Kendra Jam on Friday!

For those of you familiar with local jazz/country siren Kendra Sutton, you’ll know that she’s more than just breaking into the business, it’s bending over backwards for HER.

Recently linked to possible development deals with country stars Big & Rich and complete with production by legendary session musicians Wayne Perkins (Bob Marley, Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd), recent news about a show with her musical partner Jubal John at Java & Jams has spread faaast.

In fact, with the show starting at 8 p.m. and no cover, this is the perfect opportunity to see some real talent at work in one of The Terminal’s favorite hangout spots.

Check out the J&J website for directions (they are insanely convenient at the corner of 4th Ave. and 20th St. N. downtown) and more details about upcoming shows.

Benefit v2.0

So, now the the Terminal’s benefit show went off without a hitch, local music fans can exercise that bleeding heart muscle for another cause: Cave 9‘s financial troubles.

Our good friends Vulture Whale are heading up a lineup for the venue tonight where all proceeds go to helping the DIY operation stay open. For a refresher of what’s going on at the Cave, check out the about section of their site (located on the front page).

ON DECK: The Photonicas, To Light a Fire and Vulture Whale. According to Cave 9’s MySpace profile, Kings of Metropolis and Fireflies are also playing.

DOORS OPEN: 7 p.m.

TIX: $6