Tag Archives: Zydeco

got plans 2.0 | 4.10-4.12

Easter Egg. Svadilfari/FlickrI guess you could call this the Easter edition of got plans; that is if the Terminal did holiday editions of weekly posts, which I don’t think it does. To be honest I almost didn’t write one for this weekend with it being Easter and all.

A part of me figured that the most important thing our beleaguered post-modern generation could do this weekend would be finding our way to a church. Realizing that I wasn’t overburdened with guilt from my transgressions (but rather tormented by the hopes and expectations of the future), I came to my senses and felt that those who read my post might be carrying the same cross. Thus, I decided that like me others need the distraction that comes from a pre-packaged Terminal-approved Birmingham weekend.

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Bright Henry lights up Zydeco tonight

Hey guys! It’s that time again… five questions from yours truly. Who’s this week’s target? Why, one of our favorite blogger/musicians, former Terminal contributor Sam George!

His band Bright Henry is playing Zydeco tonight and therefore, we aim the spotlight in his general direction.

WHITNEY: Bright Henry performances are always so warm and lively. It seems like a collective. How did the idea for all of you guys playing together come about?

SAM: I recently moved here from NYC and was unwilling to be without a band for any kind of a sustained period, so I began to put one together almost immediately. I have this theory about finding musicians: It’s as important for your fellow band members to be folks you’d like to hang out with as it is for them to be musically talented. You ain’t gonna get chemistry without kinship. The way I deal with this is to ask everyone I meet who I enjoy spending time with if they play a musical instrument. My first job here in Birmingham was slingin’ coffee at O’Henry’s in Homewood, and that’s where I met the fellas. It was serendipity really. Matt (guitar) and Barrett (bass) both worked behind the counter with me, and Daniel (drums) was a regular customer. I couldn’t believe I had found such a good group of friends in one place, but there they were. It was gravy that they could all play like the dickens. The band is actually named after the founder of O’Henry’s, Henry Bright. So I guess my incredibly long answer to your question is that we’re warm and lively because we grew together as a group organically before we even knew we were a band. Continue reading

Zydeco gets all West Coast with it

When you’re all fireworks’d and grilled out Friday, you might want to check out the remixes and West Coast rap/hip-hop hitting Birmingham via California:

The Glitch Mob / Freqnasty at Zydeco. Starts at 9p. Tix are $13.

Just hearing “California Love” within 3 seconds of checking out TGM’s myspace is worth ticket price. Also, Freqnasty has remixed Santogold (a la M.I.A., CSS, Lady Sovereign) before… so take this chance to dance (that one’s free, folks) to GOOD music instead of requesting something the club DJ can’t find on his iPod.

r3vrb destinations 3.27 – 3.29

Now that Easter is over, there’s a long stretch with no Major Holidays. Don’t worry about it! Just shorten your horizon a little. Look to the weekend, and the many delights it holds:

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r3vrb destinations 2.7 – 2.9

Don’t worry if you didn’t get into the sold out Band of Horses show on Wednesday (like me), because there is plenty more where they came from , and a couple of other places too. I’ll stop blathering now and get to it.

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r3vrb destinations 1.31 – 2.2

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!

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r3vrb destinations 1.10 – 1.12

Hello all. Glad you could make it. Henceforth, I will be providing an overview of the weekend’s upcoming shows so that you can more easily decide what to spend your hard earned cash on. In preparing this post for you, I’ve listened to all of the bands playing at over twenty venues in the Southside /Downtown region over the next few days. Let me know what you think. If you hate what I chose, yell at me! If you had a great time at a show I picked for you, let me know about it. The greatest return I could ever receive is a response from y’all. And now, without further ado:

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