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Friday, May 13 • 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Brass Bed

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Sometimes the simple things take courage: it can take courage to cry or to smile, especially if others are pretending to have no feelings at all. It also takes a certain strength to identify an ideal and remain committed to it, especially if it is an old ideal in a time of changing values, when decadent indulgences reign. I thought of that after listening to Brass Bed, and finding myself remembering the Beatles and the Beach Boys and the dreamy popular music that followed those two groups in different forms through the decades. It was even more eerie to hear Brass Bed’s “People Want to be Happy,” which immediately seemed a favorite—hadn’t this song, which I had just heard for the first time, been a favorite of mine for years? Yet, the band is creating its own artistic moment, and it is a moment that others can enter and make last.

—Daniel Garrett (compulsivereader.com)


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Through the Sparks

Through the Sparks got filtered down to me from a great source … so I had to give it a spin. I haven’t spent a lot of time with it, but if you enjoy Kingsbury Manx, Home, All Smiles, etc … you’ll probably get intoThrough the Sparks. There are some sonic blips out that... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2011 9:15pm - 10:15pm CDT
Miller Lite / Alagasco Outdoor Stage (All Ages) 2nd Ave. North (btwn, 23rd and 24th St, North) Birmingham, AL 35203

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