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Live Review: Alabama Shakes at House of Blues, August 16, 2012

Alabama Shakes at Outside Lands Festival 2012 – photo by Sylvia Borgo

For the span of a little under 60 minutes this past Thursday night, soulful songstress Brittany Howard and the members of Alabama Shakes transformed the sold-out House of Blues into a tiny, crowded, Deep South southern bar on a warm summer night. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Old Tiger (List)

San Diego’s Old Tiger will play the Tin Can Alehouse this Saturday, October 2. In anticipation of their show, they sent us a list of 10 YouTube videos. This is a Poetic Memory first — and an excellent idea — and I’m a bit surprised that nobody has done it before.

For Old Tiger’s list, the self-described “visual learners” did something that they’d normally do anyway: “we sit around one of our places with a laptop, bringing up random videos to show each other that inspire us musically (or are just something fun or so old we’ve never seen it before).”

The first five items in the list were chosen by guitarist/vocalist Dustin Lothspeich; the second five were selected by Old Tiger drummer Eric Boone. The band also has an EP available for free download, which I highly recommend that you check out. Old Tiger’s Poetic Memory is below.