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We've Got the Alabama Shakes

Autumn de Wilde, Courtesy of the Fun Star

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There are few bands more buzzed about in the music press today than Alabama Shakes. The young band made several Bands to Watch lists for 2012, including notable press coverage by the likes of KCRW and NPR, and even created a stir on music critic Bob Lefsetz's Lefsetz Letter. The terms authentic and real deal have been used, and the band has even been glorified as evidence that true music does exist, and this, all before Alabama Shakes even releases their first official record. Well, to me it sounds like a bunch of platitudes as I know that real music exists, but I have the demos, and I have to agree that Alabama Shakes seem to have something special going on. Tonight at the Belly Up, I suppose we'll find out just how much of the "real deal" these youngsters are.

Tuesday, January 24:

  • Alabama Shakes, Terraplane Sun @ Belly Up
  • The Life and Times, the Makeup Sex @ Casbah
  • The Darrows, Incomplete Neighbor, Privet (Duo) @ Soda Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday, with Mr. Craig Prior @ Bar Pink
  • The Hotrod Hillbillies @ the Shakedown Bar
  • Xerxes, Code Orange Kids, Sleepwalk @ Che Cafe
  • West Side Inflection @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Tori Roze presents Ruby Tuesday, with Jennie Buss, Lillian Lefranc & the Proper Villains, Justin Werner @ Ruby Room
  • 52nd Street (Billy Joel tribute) @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Anthology House Band @ Anthology
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Local Brews Local Grooves, with Julian Temple, Katie Woods, Too Rude for Sunday, the Fabulous Rudies, Sharon Hazel Township @ House of Blues Delta Stage
  • The Goods @ Winston's
  • Trent Hancock @ Tiki House
  • Tomcat Courtney @ La Gran Tapa
  • 145th Street @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Dave Booda @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
  • Gene Warren @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Quintinn @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Henry's Pub
  • Doug Allen @ The Kraken
  • Fuzzy @ Croce's
  • Friends Chill @ Whistle Stop

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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