In 2016, NPR held its annual Tiny Desk Contest, as part of their popular Tiny Desk Concert series, which has been viewed on You Tube more than 2 billion times, and has millions of loyal followers on radio. Out of more than 6000 contest video entries from all over the world, a jury of high profiled musicians came back with one unanimous winner – Gaelynn Lea.
Are you a record fan? Then join fellow vinyl enthusiasts and crate diggers at Birmingham’s Record Store Crawl on Saturday, May 19. Continue reading “Join vinyl enthusiasts at Birmingham’s Record Store Crawl on Saturday, May 19”
Need more vinyl for that turntable you got for Christmas? Of course you do! Whether it’s vintage or cutting edge new work, you can find it at Seasick Records. In this week’s edition of Small Business Monday, Dan Drinkard tells us all about his dream to open a record shop coming true right here in the Magic City!
If you read this on Tuesday, December 12th, then go vote! I won’t tell you who to vote for because you probably already know who you prefer, but just go and vote! 10 events and an anti-event are highlighted this week. Let’s go ahead and get the anti-event out of the way: “All Birmingham Public Library locations are closed December 14 for Inventory Day.” Now on to the fun stuff! Continue reading “This week in Birmingham: December 14-20”
The next week in the Magic City is a lot of fun. There’s much to do that doesn’t happen very often; celebrations of local venues and artists that make Birmingham special. And most of these events are staggered so with the help of an Uber, you’ll have a jam-packed weekend. Better still? Many of the best shows to catch over the next week are free.
Like running? Pets? Vinyl? Visual arts? Music? You’ll love Birmingham this week (and every week, but especially this week)! As always, I link band names to places you can listen to their music, so be sure you won’t get written up if you’re reading this at work. Continue reading “Birmingham Weekly Top Ten: September 6-12”
This upcoming week promises lectures, movies, alcohol, and festivals! As always, there are more events on our dedicated event calendar, and any band name links should be assumed to involve auto-playing music, so be careful if you’re reading at work! Continue reading “Birmingham Top Things to do: July 26th through August 1st”
As the weather warms up, so does the event roster! This week’s top ten brings the heat with everything from music to octane to gumbo, and it’s all here at your fingertips. Careful with our band links if you’re at work!
Living in the Magic City means there is plenty to do! Of course, this week is no different. Check out these events you may want to add to your must-do list.
There’s always something to do in Birmingham if you look hard enough. Find out what’s happening from March 30th to April 5th. Remember: band name links mean sound, so don’t open them unless you want to get caught!
“With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage and sings to a bigger audience.” ~ From the Washington Post article titled – You’re Going Where? Birmingham
We have another shortlist of things to do in Birmingham! At least until next Wednesday, here are ten of my most-anticipated events:
String Theory @ Trimtab Brewing Company, March 10, starts 7PM – This local group of conservatory-trained musicians play pop and rock on their classical instruments. Hearing a complete genre breakdown is really incredible. Details