Scene and Heard

Alabama Shakes to play The Brown Theatre

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on July 11, 2012
WFPK Presents Alabama Shakes
with Fly Golden Eagle
Monday, October 8th at 8pm
The W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre
Reserved seating / All Ages
Tickets $25
On sale July 13 at 10am
Available at The Kentucky Center Box Office, or by phone 502.584.7777,
800.775.7777 & TTY 502.562.0730
Produced by Kentucky Center & Production Simple


Now, with expectations at fever pitch, the Alabama Shakes have delivered Boys & Girls—six of the songs from that initial Nashville session, and another five recorded during the rest of the year. From the heart-rending title song to such stomps as “Rise to the Sun,” the album demonstrates the sense of groove and space the band learned from their idols, along with a blistering force and emotion that simply can’t be learned.Overwhelmed by the response they’ve already received, there is one perception of the band that they want to challenge. “A lot of people think we’re a soul revival act,” says Cockrell. “That’s an honor to me, classic R&B is my favorite kind of music, but everybody has their own influences. Brittany is way more into rock and roll—she likes things pretty amped up most of the time.””Retro soul is not what we’re going for, though it’s understandable why people say it,” says Howard. “We take inspiration from that, but we all understand Black Sabbath, too. On the record, we left a lot of room for whatever we want to do in the future.”The release of Boys & Girls marks the arrival of a major new rock and roll band. To the members themselves, though, what’s been most exciting has been the reaction they have felt on stage, whether tiny local dates or under the glare of the media.”It seems like everyone can tell how into it we are,” says Cockrell. “Every show, people say they can feel how much we love what we’re doing.

Just Announced Production Simple Show:

with Old Baby
Tuesday, October 23
9 pm (Doors 8pm)
Tickets: $12
On sale Friday, July 13 via
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