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    Music Alabama Shakes

    Just found out about them. Pretty damn good sounding band.



    http://www.alabamashakes.com/home
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    N b4 oorah
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    Can't wait to see them with Mumford in Sept

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    The ****?

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    I thought this thread would be about the redneck version of the Harlem Shake.
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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    I thought this thread would be about the redneck version of the Harlem Shake.
    So did I at first. Then realized I have one of their songs DL'd.

    You ain't alone is a very good song.

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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    I thought this thread would be about the redneck version of the Harlem Shake.
    LoL so did I
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    Originally Posted by soonerprices View Post
    I thought this thread would be about the redneck version of the Harlem Shake.
    well played

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    great band, looking forward to hearing them in Guthrie

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    Originally Posted by Romulus View Post
    great band, looking forward to hearing them in Guthrie
    Rom's hosting a party, you're all invited.

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    Originally Posted by Irish_Sooner View Post
    LoL so did I
    Me too. I'm actually disappointed that its not.

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    They played SNL last Saturday. That lead singer has some crazy acoustics. One of a kind sound. I can dig it.

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    Very very interesting. Never listened to them before. The singer looks like she came straight off her shift slinging collard greens at Moe's Soul Cafe.

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    Originally Posted by ngintunr View Post
    They played SNL last Saturday. That lead singer has some crazy acoustics. One of a kind sound. I can dig it.
    I hear some Janis Joplin in her voice.
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    I'll take Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe all day over Mumford. Most chicks will disagree. I'm sure Mumford puts on a great live show. I just don't care for their style.
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    Originally Posted by OUrage View Post
    I hear some Janis Joplin in her voice.
    She's got something special esp if she is the songwriter as well. I think she is quite young.
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    I love them

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    They were on SNL and then ACL. Previous week of ACL was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.

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    Can't stop listening to Alabama Shakes. Great stuff. What a talent.

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    Originally Posted by ngintunr View Post
    I'll take Alabama Shakes and Edward Sharpe all day over Mumford. Most chicks will disagree. I'm sure Mumford puts on a great live show. I just don't care for their style.
    I enjoy listening to Mumford. But I like Alabama Shakes too.
    I have to say I'm a bit grateful for this new folk uprising in the mainstream. It's refreshing to see talented musicians and songwriters garnering some real popularity again (Whether it's the 3 already mentioned in this thread, Civil Wars, Swell Season, etc.)

    There's another awesome band out of New Jersey called River City Extension who I think have the chance to be among the next ones to hit it big. Their first album had some awesome foot-tappers, but I worry might have come out too early and they could have missed their window.
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    Originally Posted by mgsooner View Post
    The ****?
    This.


    What in the **** is this shit?

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    Originally Posted by JJohnson14 View Post
    This.


    What in the **** is this shit?
    It's not rap. It's referred to as music. You should try it sometime.

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    Definitely should be in any music lovers library . . .

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    Found them a few months ago and like them a lot. Should also check out ZZ Ward.
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    Originally Posted by JJohnson14 View Post
    This.


    What in the **** is this shit?
    Maybe if they choreograph some dance moves, it will be more to your liking.

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    Reminds me a bit of the early Kings of Leon stuff.

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    Originally Posted by Jbaker View Post
    I enjoy listening to Mumford. But I like Alabama Shakes too.
    I have to say I'm a bit grateful for this new folk uprising in the mainstream. It's refreshing to see talented musicians and songwriters garnering some real popularity again (Whether it's the 3 already mentioned in this thread, Civil Wars, Swell Season, etc.)

    There's another awesome band out of New Jersey called River City Extension who I think have the chance to be among the next ones to hit it big. Their first album had some awesome foot-tappers, but I worry might have come out too early and they could have missed their window.
    It's the ebb and flow of popular music.

    We are in an era where you will see less movements and more variety. Music doesn't have the same longevity it once did. It's dated very very quickly because of its over saturation and ease of availability.

    Honestly, what we've seen recently is a sign of things to come. The era of the rock star is more than likely gone, and you'll see less and less millionaire music acts. People aren't making much money off their music, and focus has shifted to touring to make their bank.

    The Black Keys have already figured this out. They're churning out music very quickly and are always on the road.

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    Originally Posted by kssooner View Post
    Found them a few months ago and like them a lot. Should also check out ZZ Ward.
    Huge crush on ZZ

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    Saw them at SxSW last year. Really good live. Can't wait to see them at Guthrie.

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    Originally Posted by OUrage View Post
    I hear some Janis Joplin in her voice.
    At first I wasn't sure if she was a man or a woman by the sound of her voice. Sounds damn good though.

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    If you like AS, Mumford and Edward Sharp then give these bands a listen as well:

    The Avett Brothers
    Dawes
    The Civil Wars
    The Lone Bellow (up and coming... going to be big, imo)

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    Originally Posted by lauderdaleOU View Post
    If you like AS, Mumford and Edward Sharp then give these bands a listen as well:

    The Avett Brothers
    Dawes
    The Civil Wars
    The Lone Bellow (up and coming... going to be big, imo)
    I'll add Wild Child to that list.

    Avett Brothers are one of my go to bands, they have so many albums and they are all great. They are playing late night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow (the 22nd). Guests will be the First Lady and Scarlett Johansson. Pretty solid. My Dvr is set. They just played Letterman the other night, great as always.

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    I caught them this past week on SNL. First time I'd ever heard of them. The song I heard was "Always Alright." It was a kickass live performance. By the end of hearing 1 song, I knew this band was hella talented. Made a mental note to look them up when I got back in the office Tuesday morning. The more I hear, the more I like. It's very rare that I'm convinced of the greatness of a band after hearing them one time. Glad I happened to catch them. Bands with real talent are rare these days. The lead singer is a "Pat." When I saw them, I couldn't tell if she was a guy or a chick. But **** she can get down.
    I mght check up on these performance dates you guys listed and maybe go check out the band.

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    Originally Posted by S00nerJay View Post
    I caught them this past week on SNL. First time I'd ever heard of them. The song I heard was "Always Alright." It was a kickass live performance. By the end of hearing 1 song, I knew this band was hella talented. Made a mental note to look them up when I got back in the office Tuesday morning. The more I hear, the more I like. It's very rare that I'm convinced of the greatness of a band after hearing them one time. Glad I happened to catch them. Bands with real talent are rare these days. The lead singer is a "Pat." When I saw them, I couldn't tell if she was a guy or a chick. But **** she can get down.
    I mght check up on these performance dates you guys listed and maybe go check out the band.
    Best part of this story is you discovered them over the weekend but chose to not look them up until you were on the clock.

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    bump because

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    Originally Posted by drspencer View Post
    At first I wasn't sure if she was a man or a woman.
    If you saw their SNL performance, this was still a question...

    As for Mumford and Sons, what shit. All of their songs sound the same.
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    Originally Posted by OnlyOne View Post
    If you saw their SNL performance, this was still a question...

    As for Mumford and Sons, what shit. All of their songs sound the same.
    I heard them talking with someone from one of the magazines and they were talking about their imitators, well Dave Mathews Band says hi fellas
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    FTR I like Mufford and Sons but I don't think they are some super original ground breakers
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    Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
    FTR I like Mufford and Sons but I don't think they are some super original ground breakers
    They're not original at all. But they do what they do very well, and that's to be commended.

    Alabama Shakes aren't original either, but they encapsulate the humanity and emotion of rock & roll and concentrate it into nice tight stream for three to four minutes at a time. It's truly a breath of fresh air though, because they are such a throwback and something that has been missing from mainstream rock.
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    Originally Posted by AcousticSoup View Post
    They're not original at all. But they do what they do very well, and that's to be commended.

    Alabama Shakes aren't original either, but they encapsulate the humanity and emotion of rock & roll and concentrate it into nice tight stream for three to four minutes at a time. It's truly a breath of fresh air though, because they are such a throwback and something that has been missing from mainstream rock.

    well said you are so articulate =)

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    They interesting.

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    Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
    well said you are so articulate =)
    :: bows ::
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    I like Here Come The Mummies

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    They're fantastic.

    In addition to the aforementioned Guthrie show, they're playing Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa in July. The show sold out in about 15 minutes.

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    Originally Posted by oSuJeff97 View Post
    They're fantastic.

    In addition to the aforementioned Guthrie show, they're playing Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa in July. The show sold out in about 15 minutes.
    They are playing a Houston show too, I forgot where I had not had coffee yet

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