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The Best R&B of 2012
20 Dec 2012 // 4:00 PM
R&B was as vibrant and diverse a genre as any in 2012, a year that saw the rise of breakout acts and the returns of old-school vets.
The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2012
1 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.
Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color
21 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM
What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.
Alabama Shakes: 19 September 2013 - Charleston, SC
9 Oct 2013 // 10:00 PM
Ms. Howard isn't much for talking between songs, yet when she does there comes from her mouth a gravity of soul and generous humor that stands in glaring contrast to the subject matter of her lyrics.
CMJ 2015 Night 4: ATO Records Showcase w/ Thunderbitch + The Word
3 Nov 2015 // 3:00 AM
On the fourth night of CMJ, I made my way to Knitting Factory to see Thunderbitch as had every other photographer and blogger, then dropped by Webster Hall to hear The Word.
Watch Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr, Courtney Barnett, and Benjamin Booker Play Bonnaroo (video)
25 Jun 2015 // 7:10 AM
From Alabama Shakes' Americana-infused rock to Courney Barnett's witty indie, Bonnaroo had something for everyone in 2015.
Alabama Shakes Steps Out with Color and Confidence
21 Apr 2015 // 6:45 AM
Rather than stick with what’s familiar and known, and risk repeating themselves, the Shakes have taken the opportunity to leave home, and explore.