Randomness vol. 21

This past weekend, I got to experience Secret Stages again in Birmingham, Ala. Lots of great music and great people. Congrats to all the people who spent hours and days planning, promoting, booking and making sure the event ran so well.

If you couldn’t make it, I encourage you to check out their website – secretstages.net – as they still have their music player up. Lots of great music to be heard. They bill the event as “Birmingham’s Music Discovery Festival,” so go, listen, discover.

This Thursday starts the “15 Under 40” event at Stonehenge Gallery in Montgomery.

From Aug. 8 – 16, the works of 15 artists under the age of 40, including Winfred Hawkins (who did the cover art for the first Hail the Titans album), William Ray Abner III (who brought the “Denied and Underexposed” series), Kevin Maggard, Caleb Smith, Edward Fieder, Lyra Stephens, Stephen Poff, Kellie Newsome, Zach Griffith, Laura Gaines Waldo, Matt Johnson, Daniel Rex Fuller, Samantha Marie, Madison Faile and Tony Vevonese.

In case you missed it, AL.com ran an article last week highlighting Montgomery’s new record store – RAD! Vinyl – and their upcoming “Record Swap Extravaganza” taking place this coming Saturday at Organic Hippie.

Read the AL.com article here.

This past Thursday marked 12 years of the Capital City Free Press. I don’t remember the exact date I was named Managing Editor, but I think I began contributing in 2004. Congrats to Editor, Publisher and Founder Joseph O. Patton on 12 years!

The film crew that brought you The Devil’s Hand is beginning work on an upcoming web series based on the 1993 comic book The Maxx. I stopped by their recent photo shoot to see the beginnings of this project.

The photo to the left is Trent Birdsong as “Mr. Gone.”

Be sure to check out their Facebook page to keep up with the web series as it progresses.

Atlanta’s own Swank Sinatra has released another music video, this one for the song “R.I.P.R.N.R.” These guys are fun, and if you haven’t experienced them live, you should make plans to do so. See the video below:


Explosions in the Sky has a new album coming out tomorrow. It’s a score to a film called Prince Avalanche. Entertainment Weekly has it streaming on their website. Click here.

And one of my favorite bands, Moving Mountains, has a new self-titled album coming out next month. They’ve released some video footage of them performing the songs in the studio, including the one below. It’s really good.


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