Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Skybucket!

By Lee Waites

A mainstay of the Birmingham music community, Skybucket Records turns ten.

If you're involved in music in our area you've heard of Skybucket Records. If you haven't heard of them by name then you've most certainly heard of some artists with which they've worked, such as: Dan Sartain, Through the Sparks, The Dexateens, 13 Ghosts, Wes McDonald, Delicate Cutters, Barton Carroll, Vulture Whale, The Magic Math, Taylor and the Puffs and, I'm sure, some I missed and more to come.

Skybucket started way back in 2002 with the release of a CD sampler of local music. After that initial foray into the music scene, Skybucket continued to grow, signing more and more local musicians, promoting and releasing a steady stream of work.

Their artists produce and tour on a regular basis. The production quality of their videos and recordings is top notch. And the promotion, as I have seen from behind the scenes, is consistent and dependable, which has made them a solid member of Birmingham's music community, with loyal followers and committed musician partners.

From the business end Skybucket appears to provide positive networking and remains the workhorse behind many local artists.

End result: Credibility in a small, yet growing, independent label which reflects well on Birmingham and our ability to compete in music promotion and production. Which, I might add, is exactly what our community and slew of talented artists deserve. the work is done, and I'm sure, also just begun, it is, as they say...time to party!

On February 8th and 9th at Bottletree Cafe there is to be a birthday party. Presents optional I'm sure. 

Skybucket Records 10th Anniv. FRI & SAT night

Friday, February 8:
Belle Adair / Barton Carroll / Terry Ohms & Them / Through the Sparks

Saturday, February 9:
The Magic Math / Delicate Cutters / Brad Armstrong (of 13ghosts) / Vulture Whale

"Skybucket Records is a Birmingham, Alabama-based independent record label and management group. We are celebrating our 10th aniversary of releasing records.

"We have released 33 records. Released records with artists including Dexateens, Through the Sparks, Vulture Whale, 13ghosts, Delicate Cutters, Barton Carroll, Terry Ohms, Dan Sartain, Taylor and the Puffs (Taylor Hollingsworth), Wes McDonald, and have released a couple of compilations.

"Skybucket releases have received great national attention from Pitchfork, Mojo, Uncut, Magnet, Spin, Paste, Harp, Blurt, No Depression, Elle, Zinc, Skyscraper, The Big Takeover, Pop Culture Press, Performing Songwriter, Copper Press, Exclaim, All Music Guide, PopMatters, Oxford American and many many more…"

Tix $10 per night
or $18 for both nights
Doors at 7:30 pm / Show at 8:30 pm / 18 +

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