Jack White‘s Third Man Records has produced some fine recordings through its Blue Series releases, but the latest one, featuring soulful songstresses Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and Ruby Amanfu (Jack White’s “Love Interuption”), might be the best one yet. The A-Side is a rowdy, upbeat cover of Rodríguez’s “I Wonder” while the B-Side is a […]

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It’s been a big year for the Alabama Shakes. From touring with Jack White to last weekend’s SNL gig, the group has rolled into 2013 with a fury. The Athens four-piece continues its hot streak with a new track, “Always Alright,” which appears on the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack. The song is more fast-stepping than […]

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One of the best parts of a live show is hearing the ways a band rearranges their songs for the stage. Slight kinks in the guitars and alterations to the rhythms can enhance the experience as well as give new life to a recorded track that’s been played countless times on repeat. The Alabama Shakes […]

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When I was making my 2011 list of top 5 albums I gave an honorable mention to a four song EP from a little band called Alabama Shakes. Four months later that same little band was adding a third NYC tour date after selling out both the Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg in […]

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Until recently, the Alabama Shakes were seen as up-and-comers, ready to take the music industry by storm with a mixture of fury and vigor. The band has since taken things to the next level, blowing the music industry away with their showmanship and uncanny technical proficiency. The blues ooze through the band’s much-lauded single “Hold […]

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