Daily Archives: October 2, 2015

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Concert Review: Alabama Shakes at MRCY Festival

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Imagine the most important hug of your life. You’ve reached some sort of failure and you know some sad days are in your future.  The devastation of whatever tragedy you’ve just gone through is setting in and all of the sudden someone you love has engulfed you in their arms and for a moment you realize everything is going to be alright. This feeling is what an Alabama Shakes concert sounds like. Brittany Howard’s spectacular voice cuts through the air like a knife, grasping every emotion you’ve ever felt, and exploding into a whirlwind of soothing, bluesy sounds with the soul of Ray Charles and pure rock and roll power of Jimi Hendrix. Continue reading

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Album Review: Babysitter

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It took me about five seconds to fall in love with Babysitter’s new self-titled album.  The shocking combination of guitar distortion and blood-curdling scream captured my attention immediately, forced my jaw to drop, and my eyes to light up. This display of pure, raw emotion sinks into a nostalgic song about “Exploding Youth” with just the right hint of angst and a quick-hitting punk album with a surprising amount of heart. Continue reading