With their newly released and highly anticipated second album, "Sound and Color," Alabama Shakes have proven they are no one-trick-pony, following up their acclaimed debut, "Boys and Girls" with a new collection of songs that are at once a departure from and a further exploration of the roots rock and throwback soul sound they exploded onto the scene with just a few years ago -- driven by the force of lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard's vocals, which range from achingly soulful crooning to hardcore belting.
Despite early morning rain, day two of LouFest proved to be a beautiful day to see live music in Forest Park.
Rain splattered St. Louis Sunday morning. The sight recalled last year, when LouFest was temporarily halted prior to Son Volt's set as a colossal storm pounded Central Field into a muddy pulp.
It shouldn't be a rare thing but it is: A young, critically lauded rock 'n' roll band ascends, even rockets to success on the strength of nothing but the force of its talent. Behold the latest evidence, "Always Alright," a new track from Alabama Shakes.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
Tuesday night saw one of the hottest tickets of the year roll through town with the return of the wildly popular Alabama Shakes.
2:37 p.m. Finally arrived in Austin. Fourteen hours in the car is a long time, but such a trip can be made more palatable given some great company, fun conversation and stimulating tunes to wash it down. Such was my good fortune on the journey southwest down interstates 44 and 35.