where to start. its hard to beat certain shows at the alabama theater. its an architecturally stunning venue. its a shame they don’t book more shows, and better bands for the ones they do (hint, hint.) we were treated to a great, long night of music. Preservation Hall Jazz Band kicked things off. it was an engaging short set. Jim James sat in for 2 songs, and that got everyone riled up. this was only the 2nd mmj show i have seen, and my first indoors, and it did not disappoint. the lighting throughout was incredible, and the song selection kept people interested and the energy up. i can’t remember the last time i have seen a band literally pour themselves out on stage. the set clocked in at almost 2 hours, and never let up. jim’s story about bribing the security guard at Vulcan to watch the sun rise really made you feel like they were excited to be in town. the cape & the towel however, left me a little confused. security at the venue wasn’t too strict about cameras, but i tried to be discrete, inevitably catching a few head shots along the way. PHJB joined the band onstage for the end of the encore. watching the 12 members of these two bands crammed onstage enjoying themselves left smiles on everyone’s faces. catch them if you can, but in the meantime, check out the videos below.
Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Pt. 2
Evil Urges with Preservation Hall Jazz Band