Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
Alabama Shakes w/ Doc Dailey and Magnolia Devil
What a year Alabama Shakes are having. Riding the buzz from last fall’s short, self-titled EP, the Athens, Ala., rockers sold out a concert at the Pabst Theater this spring, shortly before releasing their debut LP for Dave Matthews’ ATO Records, Boys & Girls. With its gleefully howled homage to Southern blues and soul, the album builds on the garagey spirit of their EP, but the band really comes to life on stage, where singer/guitarist Brittany Howard’s mighty wail is given endless room to soar. With a voice that impressive, it’s no wonder the group has also sold out its return show to Milwaukee, this time at the larger Riverside Theater.