We haven't been paying much too attention to the musical guests on Saturday Night Live since Rihanna's bizarre steampunk stunt a few weeks back, but there's a great reason to tune in on February 16: Alabama Shakes. The critically beloved band, which has seen breakout success and then some in the past year, will perform on an episode hosted by Django Unchained's Christoph Waltz. The band is up for three statues at next month's Grammy Awards — it'll be a massive shame if they don't take home...Read Full Story
SXSW 2012 welcomes thousands of bands to Austin for the city's annual music festival. From mainstream rock legends like Bruce Springsteen to upstart indie darlings like Grimes, there's no shortage of talent. If anything, there's simply too many musicians to keep track of. With well over 2,000 acts scheduled to play from March 13-18, trying to keep tabs on what's great and what's worth missing can leave you with a serious headache. But don't worry, that's where we come in. Rather than become...Read Full Story
Alabama Shakes are a blues/rock band from Alabama. Their blitzkrieg success is largely owed to frontwoman Brittany Howard's defiantly joyful vocal stylings.