Eric Essix and Holiday Soul presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

Savor the holiday spirit with guitarist Eric Essix at a LIVE Virtual Drive-in concert, Sunday, Dec. 13, on the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus.

“Eric Essix and Holiday Soul” is presented by UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. The 7:30 p.m. concert is sold out. A 5 p.m. concert has just been added.

Tickets are $25 per person; children under 12 are admitted free. Virtual Arts Pass subscribers can watch the concert at home with a live-stream link. Become a Virtual Arts Pass subscriber starting at $29 per month and enjoy this concert and other exclusive VAP events from the comfort of your couch. For full event information, or to purchase tickets, visit AlysStephens.org or call the ASC Box Office at 205-975-2787.

The event will be in the parking lot adjacent to the Hill Student Center and across from the Campus Green at 1500 University Blvd. The lot will open at 4 p.m., and vehicles will be parked in order of arrival. Chez Fonfon is the official drive-in restaurant partner for the ASC’s LIVE Drive-in concert series. The Alys Stephens Center wants you to show your holiday spirit; arrive early to sing carols, wear your holiday gear, decorate your car and get a car photo with Santa.

Through more than 30 years and 25 full-length album releases, Essix has maintained a steady flow of new music that continues to push the boundaries of contemporary jazz, and he has no intention to stop. That is evident with the most recent album release, “Songs from The Deep,” nine compositions all written, arranged and produced by Essix. This latest effort revisits the artist’s favorite theme, his Birmingham, Alabama, Southern roots. It is a project that reveals the soul of the man and his music as he continues to reconcile love for his homeland, its culture and people with its history, according to his artist’s bio. He takes pride in his Southern roots, which inspire a lot of his compositions. His music reveals his life’s many passions: faith, celebration of heritage and culture, and racial and gender equality. Essix draws on the power of his faith and music to create moving, spiritual jazz.

For the last 24 years, his primary melodic voice and trademark sound have emerged from his red Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion model guitar. Essix is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

Punk Paradise Show

Hosted by Sidekicks Sneaker Shop and Good Taste Media:

Sidekicks Sneaker Shop /// 7p.m. /// FREE

A celebration of independent music across genre and creed.

Featuring performances by:

Fear Bleach Family- The independent rap group from Montgomery.
https://m.soundcloud.com/fear-bleach

Alex Wilkerson- An indie rock artist with surf tendencies based in Birmingham.

Short Shorts- A groovy indie funk band from the South.

The Upstairs Comedy Series Presents: Billy Wayne Davis

December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm

Avondale Brewing Company is proud to announce stand-up comedian Billy Wayne Davis as the first performer for its new Upstairs Comedy Series, which will bring nationally touring stand-up comics to downtown Birmingham. Hosted by comedian and Birmingham-native Wes Van Horn, the series aims to connect Birmingham comedy lovers with professional acts seen on television, in films, and more – as they tour the country. Initial performer Billy Wayne Davis has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing, WTF w/Marc Maron, voiced characters on Adult Swim’s SquidBillies, hosted a documentary for CMT, opened for Sturgill Simpson’s Living the Dream Tour, and released 2 comedy albums, “Billy Wayne Davis” & “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.” Originally from Tennessee, he now resides in Los Angeles. The show will start at 8pm and be located upstairs. Tickets are on sale now at avondalebrewing.com. Ticket price is $12 for all advanced tickets leading up to the show day and $15 for those purchasing at the door on the day of the show.

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Birmingham, AL 35222 us
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Reverend Horton Heat, The Delta Bombers

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Reverend Horton Heat with The Delta Bombers Early 7PM Doors show at The Nick

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October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Vandoliers, Sylvia Rose Novak

August 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Vandoliers – American Alternative Country from Dallas TX

An alt-country band with punk roots, Vandoliers put a rough-edged spin on Texas music. It’s twang and tattoos, grit and guitars, honky-tonk and horns, Tejano and Telecasters. It’s Vandoliers.

Sylvia Rose Novak – Folk Rock / Americana from Birmingham AL

“A TINY WOMAN WITH A HUGE PRESENCE.”
Sylvia Rose Novak has been called “a musician in a class all her own”. Whether she’s fronting her band as her own bass player, producing her own albums, or improvising five-part fiddle arrangements, it’s hard to deny that Novak is not your average songwriter.

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August 12, 2019
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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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5 reasons you need to attend NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama at Saturn on Thursday, Aug. 1.

One of the Alabama-based contestants you could see at the Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama Joshua Moore! Photo via Joshua Moore on Facebook

Have you ever wanted to watch the “next big thing” before they got big? Well, now’s your chance! Grab your tickets now to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama, a showcase presented by Birmingham’s public radio station, WBHM. The evening celebrates Alabama’s entrants in the national contest. Here are 5 reasons to attend!

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Hard rockers Korn and Alice in Chains headed to Birmingham metro on summer 2019 tour

Korn is headed to Oak Mountain Aphatheatre with co-headliner Alice in Chains Tuesday, July 23. (Photo via Korn promotion)
Korn is headed to Oak Mountain Aphatheatre with co-headliner Alice in Chains Tuesday, July 23. (Photo via Korn promotion)

Attn: all headbangers—Korn and Alice in Chains dropped new tour dates this week, and it’s looking like they’ll head to Oak Moutain Amphitheater Tuesday, July 23 . The Birmingham metro tour date is part of the summer 2019 tour co-headlined by the two legendary rock bands. You in?

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Birmingham local, Duquette Johnston, to open at Vulcan AfterTunes on Sept. 23. Find out who else is performing and how to buy your tickets.

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Can’t you just picture yourself chilling on a blanket, looking over downtown Birmingham and listening to some tunes? Sounds pretty fantastic to me. Photo via Vulcan Park and Museum

What if I told you that you could head over to Vulcan Park and Museum this fall and see six amazing bands play? Oh, and that you’ll be relaxing on a blanket in the crisp fall air overlooking the city of Birmingham with a local craft beer and Eugene’s Hot Chicken in hand? Or perhaps a taco from Cantina on Wheels?  Read on, my friend, for how to grab your ticket.  Continue reading “Birmingham local, Duquette Johnston, to open at Vulcan AfterTunes on Sept. 23. Find out who else is performing and how to buy your tickets.”