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Land of 1,000 Auto-Tunes

Birmingham is a terrestrial radio wasteland. It is known. Unless you’re a rabid fan of pop music (whether it originates from Los Angeles, Nashville or New York) you’re screwed if you want to listen to FM radio in Birmingham. Until recently Birmingham listeners could at least find a bit of a classic rock respite in…

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A Note For Birmingham Club Owners

Dealing with clubs and venues can be very tough for a musician. In a moment of particular frustration a while back I sat down to write an article about how the relationship between musician and venue needed to change. As I wrote, the article became less about my specific frustrations and more about overall suggestions…

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Building Birmingham’s Music Scene One Festival At A Time

Some readers of my blog may remember one of my rants from last June, titled “What’s Wrong With Birmingham’s Music Scene?” The rant was sparked by a conversation I seemed to be having often while playing and attending shows. The conversation asserted that Birmingham’s music scene simply wouldn’t support local music enough to generate any…

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A Name You Should Know: Adam Hood

If you’re a fan of music local to Alabama and you haven’t heard of Adam Hood, it’s time you were introduced! Adam Hood is someone you don’t hear a lot of marketing group hype about, but if you’ve spent time around local musicians you’ve probably heard his name mentioned more than once. An Opelika native,…

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What’s wrong with Birmingham’s music scene?

Tonight I was watching my local weekly Twitter chat like I do each week. This week was particularly interesting to me because it featured Birmingham’s own comedian Roy Wood, Jr. Not just because I like Roy, mind you, but because he is an entertainer who spent time trying to make it here locally. While I…

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