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Wilder Adkins

While his adroit fingerstyle rings with Southern charm, the nuances of Adkins’ music defy Americana norms. With is latest album of hymns, one may question if the genre really suits his work at all.

Get to Know the Voices Behind Local Mash

Brad Lyons and R. Daniel Long, Jr., the duo behind the Birmingham Mountain Radio show Local Mash, are giving a voice to the many talented artists who call Birmingham home.

Terry Ohms: Terryfirma

We spoke with Terry Ohms/Wes McDonald about hisnew album, his role in Cornelius Chapel Records and his time in alternative music hub Athens, Georgia.

State of the Scene

The year is young, football season is over, and as Birmingham’s nightlife winds up again, let us take stock of what’s working, what’s not, and what we can do to improve our musical community.

Steel City Jug Slammers: Tall Tales

Tall Tales is an uncanny time capsule. This old-time jug band faithfully recreates the DIY street music of the South, as shaped by the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression.

Coming Up: Airpark at Saturn

Brothers Ben and Michael Ford Jr. of Nashville have quickly built an impressive collection of music since forming the band Airpark early last year, and their next EP drops on Oct 12. Before the debut, Airpark set out on tour, and are bound for Saturn on October 10.

Andrew Bryant at Secret Stages

Andrew Bryant plays Secret Stages this Friday, bringing indie-folk to Avondale Brewing’s upper room. We catch up with the MS artist to talk about his new record, life in the South, and switching from being a drummer to being a frontman.

Secret Stages 2018

On August 3 and 4, the biggest block party in Birmingham comes to Avondale. The eighth-annual Secret Stages music discovery festival will bring over 50 bands to the Magic City, introducing music lovers to rising acts at the turning-point of their careers.

Lady Legs: Holy Heatwave

Released in May before the summer hit, Holy Heatwave, the debut full-length by Birmingham’s Lady Legs, delivers the perfect beach vibe of a soundtrack for the scorching months.