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.

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

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

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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SliceFest 2019

Birmingham’s favorite pizza party is back! SliceFest, the city’s biggest food and music block party presented by Birmingham Budweiser, is set to take stage for its eighth year and we’ll be bringing the house down like we always do. You know the drill – pizza, music, beer and more – all in Slice Pizza and Brewhouse’s front yard on 29th St. S. in the Lakeview district. Come groove with the music and get your pizza fill with us Saturday, June 1 starting at 1 p.m. Event proceeds will again benefit the Suki Foundation.

#SliceFest2019 is our thanks to YOU, the Birmingham community, for your continued support. So why not do what we do best and throw a party? After all, there ain’t no party like a pizza party. (pizza emoji)

Purchase early-bird tickets now at www.slicefest.com!

Ticket pricing breakdown:

General Admission (access to the festival all day long):

$25 Early Bird until April 15

$30 in advance

$35 at the gate

VIP (access to the festival all day long PLUS a private VIP lounge, private restrooms and private bar, as well as catered food and a live feed of the main stage):

$75 Early Bird until April 15

$100 in advance

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


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.”

Sunday, Oct. 29th Vulcan Aftertunes music, local brews


Vulcan Aftertunes Fall Concert series continues to welcome the changing colors and cooler temperatures of autumn with the last concert of the month on the summit of Red Mountain.

If you haven’t had a chance to experience a relaxing Sunday listening is cool tunes, craft brews, and sweet views then head on up!

Vulcan Park Aftertunes
Vulcan Park Aftertunes Fall Concert Series. Via – visitvulcan.com.

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Coming up this week…

So I’ve noticed there hasn’t been an “upcoming events” post in a while – we seem to be focusing on single events.  And to top it all off, birmingham365 is giving me an error page on my laptop.  So I’ll do it myself!  Coming up this week in Birmingham (keep in mind that none of the artist links should be considered worksafe unless your job is to listen to music)…

Chief Keef forgetting you can’t call people on your money – Source:hiphopdx.com

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NOLA dinner combines the best of Creole and Gullah traditions

Howard Conyers, a South Carolina native who moved to New Orleans, is organizing a dinner in NOLA that celebrates two cultures derived from West Africa – the Gullah and Creole. When he moved to NOLA, he realized how similar the food was to what he ate back home. He accredits the similarities to the influence enslaved Africans had on the food we eat today.

Conyers notes some differences in the culture, one being that Creole has additional influences from the French and the Spanish, whereas Gullah “is more purely West African influenced.” He thinks understanding where food really comes from and it’s history is important, especially since most people aren’t aware of the kind of influence enslaved Africans had on Southern cuisine.

He believes that food can help cross culture lines and bring people together.

He’ll have a chance to do just that at his “From the Low Country to the Bayou” dinner on Sept. 4th at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. Guests will have the opportunity to try a number of dishes, including goat that Nigerian chef Tunde Wey will roast whole. Other dishes include pig, okra, maque choux, cala and boudin.

Learn more about the dinner here.