Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sunday's Live Music and Events

https://www.facebook.com/events/193208417510472/
Heath Green's Stumblin' Revue @RojoBirmingham Sunday at 6:00pm Birmingham, Alabama http://fb.me/6uiyBuWvN
DeeDee Rokstar- Open Mic tonight at TP Millers, Kimberly from 7 till 11!! Awesome venue, great food, drink specials, &...

Jerome Walls- Courtyard Childersburg Solo @ 2 Come on by for a good time garon tead!  
 Jazz Brunch Sunday Oscar's At The Museum in Birmingham http://fb.me/1WPUDEToX

Megan McMillan / Matt Herren Band / The Steam Boars Sunday @ZYDECObham http://fb.me/2RDiub2km

A. J. Beavers Plays Cosmo's Brunch Sunday 9/1/13 Sunday at 12:00pm @CosmosSouthside http://fb.me/2msu6elut

CHARLIE SOUL BAND Sunday at 2:00pm DANIELDAY GALLERY/DREAM MECCA STUDIO http://fb.me/Xe6u3qFL

Bici Coop Kitty Cat Ladies Alleycat and Potluck Sunday at 3:00pm Caldwell Park http://fb.me/2cwYYsAYL

Andrew Brasfield on BMR's Southbound Sunday at 7:00pm Birmingham Mountain Radio http://fb.me/2IpVNIZcL

Jazz in The Park - Les w/ KBs Technique Sunday at 8:00pm Beacon Park in Irondale http://fb.me/6sdzYotOi

LABOR DAY WEEKEND PAINT PARTY @Bourbon St. Bar Sunday at 9:00pm @AU_BOURBON_ST http://fb.me/3eAm0jQXp

Throng of Shoggoths and D.A.M.N. @thenickrocks Sunday at 10:00pm The Nick Rocks http://fb.me/1XRgE6o5O

Bob Marston with Joe Carroll @Stillwaterpub Sunday at 10:00pm Stillwater Pub http://fb.me/1ZK94yhZR

Moonlight on the Mountain:
An EP Release Show-THE WILL YARBROUGH BAND, w/opener Bird Targett Sunday, September 1,... http://fb.me/1UjiTuPzw

Jazz Underground: Salsa Sundays 6:00 pm – 12:00 am http://fb.me/6ql8dgonB

Workplay:
Sunday- Blaze Ministries presents: Encounter featuring Denita Gibbs 6:00 PM http://fb.me/IL45Byut
Today's Treat:
 
 

 

Saturday's Live Music and Events

https://www.facebook.com/events/499222903483158/
BFP Birmingham Blues: Via: Roger Stephenson-tonight- City Vineyard Amazing free blues slide guitar...
GASHOUSE ANNIES @ Matthews Bar & Grill Today at 10:00pm Matthew's Bar & Grill
jerome walls @rayJeromewalls -
@OutshineRox Tonight @courtyard280
George Scherer @GeorgeScherer1 2h George Scherer has a show on 08/31/2013 at 06:30 PM @ San Antonio G... in McCalla http://fb.me/OkQZI4KL

The Heavy Hearts @TheHeavy_Hearts - The Heavy Hearts has a show on 08/31/2013 at 07:00 PM @ The Shed http://fb.me/UAThmhOO

Smokin Gun Returns to rock Ole Tymers!!! Today Fort Payne http://fb.me/30mxRf3oW

South Of Blue Today Rios Bar & Grill in Helena http://fb.me/6t4Y6Y2Lo

Rocking the Farmer's Market Today at 8:00am East Lake Market in Birmingham http://fb.me/JFk04Z03

Shamrock Tailgating! Today at 11:00am The Red Shamrock Pub http://fb.me/3h0JZDHrq

Gotta Get Ready!: Bama vs. Virginia Tech Today at 12:00pm "The" Egans Bar in Tuscaloosa http://fb.me/1YIxjZZWb

TAILGATING AT THE GALLERY! Today at 4:30pm DANIELDAY GALLERY/DREAM MECCA STUDIO http://fb.me/6kJJSlunH

Alabama v. Virginia Tech at Rojo at 4:30 PM Today at 4:30pm @RojoBirmingham http://fb.me/1IgF2EC4T

ILLUMNY DANCE CREW PRESENTS "ILLCONIK" DUI (DANCING UNDER THE INFLUENCE) Today at 6:00pm Ensley Recreation Center... http://fb.me/2YIK4awIJ


Six Till Midnight at The High Note Today at 6:00pm The High Note http://fb.me/2hQwTbIpt

Sightings, Abandoned Sanctity, Dimensions, Belial, Kudzu Today at 7:00pm the end. in Florence http://fb.me/1DCWnjjm8

@EclecticTuba Music Video Shoot! / The Return of Wake and Bake Pizza Today at 7:00pm Gameboy's Ping Pong Palace... http://fb.me/1VpYo5YPm

Loveislight//mark plasma//Balcony View Today at 7:00pm The Forge in Birmingham http://fb.me/2ZKjSu4Q2

Tyler Navarre's End Of Summer Bash!! Today at 8:00pm Tyler Navarre's Bar & Grill in Pelham http://fb.me/2u6rvjHRx

Anarchy - Ft. Bad Robotz! & Audeo Assassin || 8.31.13 || Liquids Today at 8:00pm Liquids Club in Montgomery http://fb.me/6sAe4rvF6

Gips place backyard Party ~ Johnny No Band @GipGipson Today at 8:00pm Gips place in Bessemer, Alabama http://fb.me/2qYZod03W

Lucky Loyd's Birthday Blues Jam at Toms Sound Today at 8:00pm TomsSound in Birmingham http://fb.me/2LkYXJJew

Dirty Man Blues Band at Otey's in Crestline, Today at 9:00pm @OteysTavern http://fb.me/26DWTwjz2

Huffmans Finest at Codzilla's Today at 9:00pm Codzilla's Sports Bar in Argo http://fb.me/2GQYJyfMn

Burning Bridges Burn it Down @ Octane Today at 9:30pm @octanebarpelham http://fb.me/2zatzhMyb

Rockett, Sean Bunn & Kenny Shirley-Courtyard Alabaster Today at 9:30pm #CourtyardAlabaster http://fb.me/J11fBZAp

The Joiners @ Stillwater! Today at 10:00pm @Stillwaterpub http://fb.me/1N92HrEiY

Rain Nightclub. Hoover: Rumba Laitna Birmingham and Dj Salsa with the BEST & MOST Elegant Latin Dance Party In... http://fb.me/1vIjGLhWq

Marty's:
LAST SHOW EVER! Old Fashioned Rhythm Method 7-10pm/ Earthbound - Late http://fb.me/2cojldaFa

@TheNickBham : The Midnight Ghost Train / The Gentlemen Bastards/ When We Were Free http://fb.me/2tMvjBHkV

Margarita Grill:
8/31 Southern Addiction,Chip McCain @_MargaritaGrill http://fb.me/3oBpOYhIN

Moe's BBQ Lakeview: 8/31 Cowboy Down @MoesBBQBham http://fb.me/UCdQzYeu

Iron Horse:
Skyler Foster @IronHorseCafeAL 10:00 PM http://fb.me/2NCnlN4K5

Oasis: Young Doctors and Lawyers http://fb.me/2DcJqOPYF

Superior Grill:
8/31 Slang http://fb.me/1Ed4oOFFm

@BottletreeCafe : Dan Sartain/ Future Virgins / The Golden Monica 9:00 PM http://fb.me/6ihJnFogX

Jazz Underground: Mose Stovall LIVE! 8:00 pm – 2:00 am http://fb.me/HpFVuuiX

College Football Today at 2:00pm The Back Nine Clubhouse & Grille http://fb.me/MsS1RKYi

Comedy Club:
Nephew Tommy http://fb.me/1qWeu2Lfd
Today's Treat:

Friday, August 30, 2013

More Sounds from BFP Music/ Zydeco Open Mic

(scroll down to completely ignore what I'm saying and get to the sounds.)

Attention Birmingham:

Well...I should say, attention everyone!

Bfp Music has teamed up with Zydeco to bring you a unique experience. Every Tuesday night we are inviting musicians, poets, anyone who wants to stand behind the mic, anyone who wants to get up in front of the audience and share their songs, spoken word, or, if they so desire, humor. 

Hosted by the incomparable Mr. Jay Jacks, Tuesday nights at Zydeco have thus far been extremely fun and creatively productive. We capture video, audio and some still shots for distribution through our network and hosting on various BFP Music outlets. This is professionally captured, mixed and mastered live audio. You are free to do with it as you see fit. Simply request a copy of your performance and we will send it to you, free of charge. 

The content is available for viewing or hearing on our blog, on Soundcloud, Youtube, and distributed out through our social media.

We would love to have you come to Zydeco one Tuesday and let us capture something with you. Fans, please come and fill the audience and support and enjoy area musicians. 

We've had people come from other cities, counties and countries. This is what BFP Music is all about. This is something we both offer and request for you to be part of.

See you there!

-Lee Waites      
 










Friday's Live Music and Events

https://www.facebook.com/events/591156054249197/ 
 Out Shine 8/30 @ Pub 261!
@mattsmithlive - Matt Smith has a show on 8/30 8PM @Buffalo Wild Wings, Trussville http://fb.me/6sZSU0HP0

@Urban_Standard : FRESH GROUND COMICS! Tonight 8pm Urban Standard http://fb.me/1Xd1zHyjy

Grupo Fantasma @ Lowe Mill Arts Huntsville, AL Today at 5:00pm http://fb.me/3k6snBl5W

Stone Brewing Release Party 8/30 5pm City Vineyard @CityVineyard http://fb.me/1TI0j88l7

Weaving The Fate at The High Note Today at 6:00pm http://fb.me/I5p47fIq

PINE HILL HAINTS, Serious SAM BARRETT, ADVENTURE the GREAT Today at 7:00pm 1015 Mayberry Ave., Waverly http://fb.me/LAKZkWzt

DOPUS PENNINGTON / LUVTRIBE @ THE FORGE Today at 7:00pm http://fb.me/6kNIn75Cb

Amberson-Baggett Band @ Ross Mtn. Adventures Today at 7:00pm Ross Mountain Adventures in Heflin http://fb.me/3bxvEhaTu

One Less Mile Benefit Concert at The End. Today at 7:30pm the end. in Florence http://fb.me/39qMe9C4K

Kent playing at "Saw's Juke Joint" Today at 8:00pm Saw's Juke Joint http://fb.me/Ji6GAkit

LEFTY COLLINS' BAND Today at 8:30pm DANIELDAY GALLERY/DREAM MECCA STUDIO http://fb.me/14MwoHLas

@roshambeauxlove : Roshambeaux LIVE The Nick Rocks, Friday 08/30/13 8/30 9pm @TheNickBham http://fb.me/KMGebuSr

Black Tomorrow at Hollywood Nights Today at 9:00pm Hollywood Nights in Jasper http://fb.me/26o3bAQjm

Dance For Life w/ DJ COCO & The Sleep Design @BottletreeCafe 8/30 9pm Bottletree Cafe http://fb.me/J9OvsLY5

Smokin Gun rocks Codzillas Today at 9:00pm Argo http://fb.me/1sP9Xjfwu

7' Clearance @ The Station Bar and Grill Today at 9:00pm The Station Pub & Grill in Madison http://fb.me/1lFm5TwFo

242nd Day Celebration: jesse payne, feral child, mark plasma. Today at 9:00pm http://fb.me/214rRuzFJ

Diamonds. 4520 Bessemer Super Hwy. Honkey Tonk Hustlers rocking DIAMONDS for Stacey Dabbs BDAY Today at 9:00pm http://fb.me/2XWDkIv8i

FOREIGN FRIDAYS (Free Admission before 10pm) Today at 8:00pm The Foreign Exchange Experience in Birmingham http://fb.me/21hbE4ll2

Adam Hood (Full Band) Today at 9:30pm Bourbon St. Bar in Auburn http://fb.me/2MhF5YCaB

FACEDOWNS DEBUT AT CENTRAL CLUB , LEEDS AL. Today at 10:00pm The Central Club http://fb.me/2w3nkQO3a

Black Willis vs Golden Monica! Rock n Roll Rumble @Egansbar! 8/30 10pm Tuscaloosa "The" Egans Bar http://fb.me/NcUhSDj5

MR. MAYHEM live @ Chestnut Station in Gadsden, AL! Today at 10:00pm http://fb.me/2zIp2Mn4z

FRAMING THE RED IS BACK !!!!! Today at 10:00pm The Twisted Monkey in Montgomery http://fb.me/2lUPOR92H

The Wild Fruit @Stillwaterpub! Today at 10:00pm Stillwater Pub in Birmingham http://fb.me/2mT8ON2zC

Atlantis Event & Entertainment Center: Tonight- Fly League Entertainment presents: A Fly Party Vol II w/ Young... http://fb.me/2mPSjA27B

Iron Horse Cafe:
Voodoo Jones 8/30 10pm @IronHorseCafeAL @VoodooJonesRock http://fb.me/INMGzUuu

Dragline at Courtyard 280 Today at 10:00pm http://fb.me/2fFzTVcFQ

KING BEE Live w/Special Guest Curtis Lee Putman @AlleyBARmgm 10pm Montgomery http://fb.me/1kJqVY6K9

Jessie Minor @ SandBAR Today at 10:00pm 355 Coosa Street, Montgomery http://fb.me/2ox6iB5Ut

Red Clay Revival @ Gallette's 8/30 10pm @redclayrevival Tuscaloosa, Alabama http://fb.me/11b0W600z

Marty's: Chris Griffin & Friends Last Show at Marty's Bar/ Jason Bailey Band - Late 7pm -? http://fb.me/2ssNhxdrh

Margarita Grill: Tonight- The Whisky Dix,Chip Mccain @_MargaritaGrill http://fb.me/1Pe6yumjE

Moonlight on the Mountain : BERTEAL, w/opener Carissa Leigh 8/30, 7:30pm, $12 http://fb.me/2JOJiLNWv

@Zydecobham : All the Locals featuring Donnie n' Trill 10PM $8.00 http://fb.me/2AbWv17ma

@MoesBBQBham : 8/30 Little River Band http://fb.me/1Wpodd7b7

@ShelbysPelham : 8/30 Rob West http://fb.me/2bjKhDT4Q

Oasis: 8/30 Alpha Groove http://fb.me/2lmgb7Cmw

@greybar280 : 8/30 10pm Jon Elrod http://fb.me/281oSeZB8

Superior Grill: 8/30 Kaloc http://fb.me/JB5jedIs

Jazz Underground: Special Event: Frank McComb Live (Friday, August 30) 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm http://fb.me/3113QQlP1

Workplay :
Surviving Allison w/ Jess Meuse @Jessinat0r, @TheHeavy_Hearts & @EdwardHartline 7:00 PM http://fb.me/2BmirfNAF

Stuart McNair Trio @PaleEddies! @StuartMcNair Today at 9:00pm Birmingham http://fb.me/1TmVYzIiv

@StuartMcNair : 8/30 5PM-8PM - Solo acoustic Happy Hour show @IronCityBham http://fb.me/1UTGLED7g

Downtown Columbiana
: 8/30 7PM - The Randy Glenn Band Music on Main Street http://fb.me/1vqxXzTiM

Above Redmont : 8/30 10PM - DJ VJ and DJ On Call @AboveBirmingham http://fb.me/308ELbiLI

Ona's: 8/30 On Purpose w/ Dwight Houston http://fb.me/2vQ27rDUL

Cottonbox Road Today at 9:00pm The Back Nine Clubhouse http://fb.me/6jwSPBPJX
  Today's Treats: 
 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

More BFP Music/Zydeco Open Mic Video/Audio

Here is a sneak peek from our BFP Music/Zydeco Open Mic. We're about to release many more. But I wanted to give you a few to chew, just for today.. 

BFP Music/Zydeco Open Mic -Susannah Stuckey






BFP Music/Zydeco Open Mic -Alexa Rankin 




BFP Music/Zydeco Open Mic -Nick Arkin




Thursday's Live Music and Events

https://www.facebook.com/events/348154055286999/
jerome walls - Wildfire Bar & Grill. 7 pm tonight. Solo (Shelby Airport Exit)
John Elrod- I'll be playing tonight at Pub 261 in Pelham 8pm. Come hang out!
KENT COOPER ACOUSTIC SHOW @ RICCO'S AUG. 29TH 7PM Today at 7:00pm RICCO'S 1660 FEDERAL DRIVE MONTGOMERY http://fb.me/1Ucfm7dYe

The Marauders unplugged @CafeFirenze280 Today at 7:00pm Cafe Firenze http://fb.me/XKIo8CXC

Somebody's Darling/Bonnie Whitmore/Delicate Cutters @IronCityBham 9pm Iron City Bham http://fb.me/1K4AOuZRU

ROCK n ROLL MIXER feat. NIGHTMARE BOYZZZ and PLAINS @eclipsecoffee 10pm Eclipse Coffee & Books in Montevallo http://fb.me/3dviSJty4

ASPA OPEN MIC / SINGER SONGWRITER COMPETITION @TiltedKilt280! 8pm Tilted Kilt Pub http://fb.me/UxhNqcxt

The Woggles / Muck & The Mires / Nowhere Squares Today at 9:00pm @BottletreeCafe http://fb.me/I6Xai6MV

Papadosio w/ EarthCry Today at 9:00pm @WorkPlayBham http://fb.me/6uEGyWJJw

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater: Casting Crowns Today @ 7PM CDT http://fb.me/2sj6XroWy

@Zydecobham : Black Flag with Good for You (Featuring Mike Vallely) Today @ 8:30PM http://fb.me/2Rk16DCca

Ona's:
Martini Thursday w/ Chris Moore http://fb.me/2nveT7F0t

Jazz Underground: Tonight: Special Event: Frank McComb Live 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm http://fb.me/2NnNCZDsH

Alys Stephens: Tonight: Cellist Cicely Parnas - Patty McDonald ArtPlay Parlor Series @ascbham 7 PM http://fb.me/ZVKXe5Ec

Billy's English Village: TRAVIS POSEY 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm http://fb.me/11Vqhs8LE

Grey Bar: 9pm Jared White @greybar280 http://fb.me/2GMtnKdyX

Moe's BBQ Lakeview:
River Dan @MoesBBQBham @ 8pm http://fb.me/3a7FOq5Qz

Marty's:
Tonight Errick Smith - 7-10pm/ Jason Henley - Late Marty's closes for good in 3 days! Get there! http://fb.me/1ZFkzu7Xm

The Nick: Low Frequency Buzz Cover: $5 @thenickrocks http://fb.me/HbJbQoPM

Margarita Grill:
Tonight: Jason Mayo http://fb.me/6il7Fb5ml

Moonlight on the Mountain: CAPTAIN CAPTAIN CUTIE PIE, w/opener Kara Young 7:30pm, only $7 http://fb.me/2le5sFWXO

Iron Horse: Danny and Randy 9:30 PM http://fb.me/1FskClHGp

Shelby's: Kolby and Jerm Show http://fb.me/1RuyM6qCZ

Mike Slaten solo guitar for Huntsville's Downtown Entertainment District Today at 5:00pm The Square Downtown... http://fb.me/3aCI7BZH1

Copper Top Dive N Dine: Huntsville -Thurs. Sypsey Gypsey http://fb.me/2TzCWWzQp
Today's Treats:
From Wikipedia: Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists following the Pullman Strike. With the decline in union membership, the holiday is generally viewed as a time for barbeques and the end of summer vacations.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day







 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday's Live Music and Events

https://www.facebook.com/events/165653896946929/
Finney James- Open Mic w/Finney James tonight
DeeDee Rokstar- Open Mic tonight at Superbowl Lanes from 7 till 11! Had a blast last week. Let's do it again!
Early Open Mic debuts at Octane Bar (Pelham, AL) Today at 6:30pm @octanebarpelham http://fb.me/1roFS1tXw

Stuart McNair & friends @Stillwaterpub WED!!! Today at 9:00pm Birmingham http://fb.me/1Pa6mBdNs

ECT: Egan's Championship Trivia: Today at 9:00pm @Egansbar in Tuscaloosa http://fb.me/2x0at7nRk

OPEN MIC NIGHT - Original Music Showcase Today at 8:00pm @BottletreeCafe http://fb.me/KkY5OKWd

The Tontons with Velouria Today at 8:00pm The WorkPlay Theatre @WorkPlayBham http://fb.me/1kecWE5Fy

Beverly Owen and Friends Today at 6:00pm The WorkPlay Lounge @Workplaybham http://fb.me/1TskW0QHx

Marty's: Tonight Errick Smith - 7-10pm/ George Scherer - Late http://fb.me/2G3BfY9E9

The Nick:
Tonight - GoodbyeMotel - @thenickrocks http://fb.me/2JDIdWYUh

Margarita Grill: tonight- Dwayne Beasley -@_MargaritaGrill http://fb.me/2XcQ3dmdX

@RojoBirmingham : Tonight-Pub quiz (trivia night) with hosts Wes Frazer and John Lytle Wilson 7PM. http://fb.me/37R5zQcj6

@ShelbysPelham : tonight - open mic http://fb.me/1SQmWtNN7

Oasis: Tonight -Todd Vickery –no cover http://fb.me/1OlzdErTP

Superior Grill: Tonight - Outshine http://fb.me/31fjt3nE6

SOCIAL CANCER : Psychic Blood // Deism // Gnaw 8-28-13 @ The Forge Today at 7:00pm The Forge in Birmingham http://fb.me/21u8wwTQn

Good People Brewing:
Tonight -Open Mic @GPBrewing http://fb.me/1j9fvSkoR

@AvondaleBrewing : Tonight - Ugly Baby vs Mothra -Improv Comedy http://fb.me/HL3W0Y4U

Sound of Contact at The High Note on Wed Aug 28 http://fb.me/1eHnekVQK

TONIGHT: Hulsey Recital Hall on the campus of UAB: Fair Use and Copyright Abuse -UAB Welcomes Copyright Expert E.... http://fb.me/2HSjEZLOj
 
Bottletree Cafe - For all you Idol fans out there, is coming to BottleTree today to...
 
Today's Tiny Treats:
 

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Just One Small Freaky Tuesday Post

Including some drops into our Soundcloud group:

Music, art expresses things in ways that it otherwise cannot be said. Sometimes we all need that. It doesn't matter whether it's a love thing, anger thing, hope or fear, music is there.



Tuesday's Live Music and Events

https://www.facebook.com/events/295979010545743/
@FinneyJames- The Regals with guest artist Stuart McNair tonight Dave's Pub 9pm
Back Nine: tonight -Karaoke http://fb.me/Js2DNqkd

@_MargaritaGrill : Tonight- Reese http://fb.me/6srpO6vgk

Marty's: Laura Thurston - Late http://fb.me/WsdeQImE

@Zydecoham: BFP Music and Zydeco present Open Mic Tuesdays. We will be recording your sets. http://fb.me/1C0WhWYDO

Britt Johnson and Brent Crawford Jamz Bike Night! Today at 8:00pm Dejavu in Montgomery http://fb.me/1wgYdGtlZ

TIE DYE CLASS IS BACK! YEAH! Today at 6:30pm DANIELDAY GALLERY/DREAM MECCA STUDIO http://fb.me/2PS7ZyYCD

Wine Tasting Today at 5:00pm Eclipse Coffee & Books in Montevallo http://fb.me/2pxOn0Am4

Ben Walker @BenWalkerMusic - Ben Walker has a show on 08/27/2013 at 10:00 PM @ Jupiter Bar & ... in Tuscaloosa,... http://fb.me/1IyTgaVK0

BFP Music and Zydeco present Open Mic Tuesdays - We will be recording tonight. Tracks from last week going online... http://fb.me/2cqSBMBng
Little Treat:

 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Monday's Live Music and Events

August NSAI Songwriter Workshop Meeting Today at 6:30pm 8003 Benaroya Lane, Huntsville http://fb.me/XwqYucnV

Marty's: Steve McCullough - Late http://fb.me/E3CL1ax3

Margarita Grill:
John Elrod http://fb.me/MHpg8Fa4

@hooverlibrary: Monday at the Movies: Jurassic Park Today @ 2:00pm http://fb.me/3d0cifEM2

Oasis: Rick Carter -no cover

 
 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday's Live Music and Events

 https://www.facebook.com/events/157874501062648/
 
Sassy Brown & Matt Willis Play Sunday Brunch 8/25/13 Today at 12:00pm @CosmosSouthside http://fb.me/KSvslU8s

KINGFISH Today at 2:00pm DANIELDAY GALLERY/DREAM MECCA STUDIO http://fb.me/J36fxcvX

East Lake in the Afternoon presents: Courage, My Soul & Let Us Journey On. Today at 2:30pm East Lake United... http://fb.me/IxZCNvjt

2nd Annual Piggly Wiggly Craftly Beerly Bash Today at 3:00pm @JClyde_Bham http://fb.me/Kyr4QCgf

August Celtic Music Session Today at 5:30pm Black Market Bar & Grill @BlackMarketGeo http://fb.me/29VcWcgOH

@Zydecobham: SOUTHERN CROAT / YOUNG WISE / KEI MARI: DOWNSTAIRS @ ZYDECO Today at 7:00pm ZYDECO http://fb.me/XXnwDNUQ

Sarah Green and Pedro Mayor last Sunday show at Martys and Sarah's Birthday! Today at 8:00pm Marty's http://fb.me/XC9OKBGU

@thenickrocks: Glory/Milele Roots *Service Industry Night* 1/2 off ticket price if SIN! http://fb.me/PTdg57ju

@_MargaritaGrill: Sun,8/25 Rob West http://fb.me/2vEGErtHo

4th Avenue North & 18th Street: Poetry in the Park, Taste of 4th Ave Jazz http://fb.me/2CCPqWL5m

@AvondaleBrewing: Shake, Rattle & Roll for a Cure! http://parkinsonalabama.org/tickets/ BnB, 2 Da Maxx, The... http://fb.me/6k65R5pDz
Today's Treat:
 
 BFP Music! Vulcan! Right? by Birmingham on GoAnimate

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday's Live Music and Events

Tag me with your events @freepressmusic or go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BFP-Music/158441760884269
https://www.facebook.com/events/462778913816377/
 
Music by Chuck King- The band will be at The Pepper Place Market August 24 from 8:30am until 11:30am. http://fb.me/6lpmseWJO

Catalyst Red @CatalystRed - We will be playing at the Highnote Saturday night. Doors open at 7pm, so don't be late! http://fb.me/2RJQyGX2p

1st annual Randy Jam to benefit Music scholarships at the Gadsden Cultural Arts Center Saturday http://fb.me/2pRd3YywS

Tailgate Challenge 2013 Saturday at 11:00am The Summit in Birmingham http://fb.me/1DAme9bIG

NOI State of Alabama Prison Town Hall Convened by James Muhammad Today at 11:00am Five Points West Foot Center http://fb.me/2PM6Vl1FV

STREETKAR PUBLIC EVENT this Saturday!! Bring the kids and folding chairs. Today at 12:30pm Black Creek Park in Fultondale  http://fb.me/Wtf4YMy1

Eutaw Folk Roots Festival Today at 2:00pm Eutaw, Alabama http://fb.me/2SAfn10Ys

TAVERN turns 4 with DEPUTY 5 Today at 4:00pm Main Street Tavern in Montevallo http://fb.me/1H0bMpBP0

MCBS Junkyard Juke - featuring Delta Moon! Today at 4:00pm DANIELDAY GALLERY/DREAM MECCA STUDIO http://fb.me/IHNfpR3d

2nd Annual "Put A Bird On It" Montevallo Artwalk Today at 5:00pm Main Street, Montevallo http://fb.me/2G1G1KekV

Amberson-Baggett Band @ The Smoking Moose Today at 5:00pm in Anniston http://fb.me/1vEF2l4yo

Taste of 4th Avenue Jazz Festival - Les w/ Foxxy Fatts & Co Today at 5:00pm The Carver Theater in Birmingham http://fb.me/yLxmRCOx

Art Walk at Eclipse ft. Blaine Duncan & the Lookers 5pm @eclipsecoffee Eclipse in Montevallo, http://fb.me/6uO6FBuPV

Ricky Carden at The 917 Today at 6:00pm Anniston AL http://fb.me/YVo8sIyk

@AvondaleBrewing: Beer, Bands & Bullies 6pm Avondale Brewing Company http://fb.me/2QdES459G

Atticus Ave at The High Note ( @AtticusAve ) 6pm The High Note http://fb.me/2Gr6ky5AF

Smokin' Gun Rocks UFO Days Today at 6:00pm Fyffe, Alabama in Fyffe http://fb.me/K9YkSYeD

Mike Erwin @ Rocco's Today at 6:00pm Rocco's - Sandbagin at Cane Creek in Anniston http://fb.me/J64g5BJY

ONE LOVE * ONE LIFE Tour with Beres Hammond & Maxi Priest Today at 7:00pm Von Braun Center in Huntsville http://fb.me/3emFv0OQY

Kris Cody & The Silver Tounges !!!!!! Today at 7:00pm Sportsters in Bessemer http://fb.me/3bAsDTreo

Matt Owen and the Eclectic Tuba / Kyle / Persona ( @EclecticTuba ) 7pm Studio B in Gadsden http://fb.me/1MnpqkTgX

The Tent Revival @ Mellow Mushroom, Prattville Today at 7:00pm http://fb.me/2TcjCkya3

Gips Backyard Party @GipGipson: Chas & Rus with Alabama Annie and Danny Thomas Today at 8:00pm http://fb.me/2CkdJ2Ehy

Phil Dudley Band @ City Vineyard 8pm @CityVineyard @SipseyRiverSTL http://fb.me/2ZKfRraYV

Red Dress Party Weekend presented by the Magic City Sisters Today at 8:00pm Our Place in Birmingham http://fb.me/2RN7Yit6t

Tag me with your shows @freepressmusic or go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/BFP-Music/158441760884269

Five Shot Jack @ Moe's in Lakeview...@MoesBBQBham 8:00pm @fiveshotjack http://fb.me/2C8kA16Po

Outshine | Benefit for Imran | 9pm TP's Bar & Grill- Kimberly @rayJeromewalls http://fb.me/2DfKXw0HU

The Brad Cornelius Band Today at 9:00pm SomeWhere On the Lake in Guntersville http://fb.me/1T2itur60

@TheTurnRocks it at Chestnut Station | Benefit For Imran | Aug 24 9pm Gadsden http://fb.me/J4nJerK9

Marty's : Winston Ramble - 7-10pm/ Elijah Butler Band - Late http://fb.me/34rP2C95P

@TheNickBham: Barricades At Night/ Soundtrust/ NEB/ Splitting Atoms Cover: $6 http://fb.me/MlS3MIyC

Margarita Grill: Spellbound,Chip McCain new patio @_MargaritaGrill http://fb.me/2xPinnRiB

Moonlight on the Mountain:
@hopecassity, w/openers Victoria Camp, Abby Camp, and more! 7:30pm, $15 http://fb.me/3gugkXAg4

@Zydecobham: Dub Squared Presents: TURNT UP BDAY EDITION featuring ATLiens / DMFR / Brown Recluse & special guests... http://fb.me/JmP0nGtK

Iron Horse: Fly By Radio 10:00 PM http://fb.me/2zgriqe9t

@ShelbysPelham : Patrick Travis http://fb.me/1AkwV3HmY

Oasis: Red Mountain http://fb.me/2yRUUShxa

Superior Grill:
Live Wire http://fb.me/2CFRMCTle

Downtown Library: @BPL - America's Music - Broadway and Tin Pan Alley 2:00 pm (Sat) http://fb.me/2kCK1015W

Back Nine:
The Raygun Administration Today at 9:00pm http://fb.me/25Vt09fqz

Jazz Underground:
Heels and Chucks 8:00 pm – 2:00 am http://fb.me/2gZBQCMMK

Ona's: Ona Watson with Champagne http://fb.me/2Yc1pQLm9
 The DB Cooper Trio Today Pablo's Deck in Hoover
7StoneRiot ROCKS OUT Pub 261!!! Today at 9:30pm Pub 261
Today's Treat!
 
BFP We see love! by Birmingham on GoAnimate
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Respect, Reputation, Character, Music

By Lee Waites

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." - Abraham Lincoln

"The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear." -Socrates
  
The fast paced, seemingly impersonal nature of the world today might seem to contradict many age old, traditional beliefs, practices and established cultural morays. People, seemingly isolated, dash  from air conditioned box to air conditioned box. Security cameras watch us punch the codes to enter our apartment, office complex, gated communities, where we lock the world out or it locks us in. 


It is now the norm for half of the patrons of any given restaurant, bar, or for that matter, half of any people in any public place, to bury their eyes in the palm of their hands, tapping away on some form of mobile device.     

Seems like everything has changed, doesn't it? But I believe if we take a closer look, we'll see that many things, many old and valued, traditional forms of social communication and value systems are still alive and well. One of these age old and ever valuable things is a person's reputation. 

As in society as a whole, so it is in the music business. Some people panic at the pace of technology, thinking it will water down or ruin the music business. But when I look, I see something different emerging. I don't see some dire future where every kid with a couple of bucks can buy a Mac and throw together an album. Technically, yes. Technically it will become easier and easier. Already it's possible for rapid, large file transfers and inexpensive websites to mix and master and pop out an album without two people ever meeting, sitting at a board or sharing the same space. 

Booking shows, distributing your own music online, mailing lists, self promotion sites, online only fliers, programs, websites, apps, you name it, are all increasingly available. 

But how much has that really changed things? In some ways immensely and irrevocably, in other ways, not so much. 

These days, I can more quickly than ever, ignore 1000 songs that I don't like. 

I can find the great songs, the one's I love, while my kids sleep safely under my care in the next room.

In the wonderful days of yore I had to hop in the car, go to the store and scroll through the albums and tapes on the rack, hoping the idiot in front of me hadn't gotten them all out of order. (I love record stores. I wish there were more, as I do libraries and bookstores. But for each one of these that failed to also present their goods online, there is an empty building.)

The speed and convenience available for me to seek out music online is amazing. It has allowed me to find many new artists that have enriched my existence. But the knowledge of just how many great musicians are out there has also made me want to streamline my experience. For many of these musical discoveries I count on the ancient social tool...word of mouth (although perhaps text of thought is more applicable in many cases).

"A good reputation is more valuable than money." -Publilius Syrus

So what makes me seek out the next album? What makes me like an artist, a label, a magazine, merchant or venue? With all of these things, at least for me, it's quality and reputation. As someone who is constantly watching and scanning the online music scene, I will, with firm certainty state, that most other people also value personality and reputation. It is evidenced now in the form of unfollowing, unfriending and just plain ignoring. 

The spirit of any person, place or thing is the driving force, the feeling of the artist, what I thought of a server at a bar or restaurant. I perceive their personality. Yes, I don't enjoy listening to or being served by assholes. I admit it. 

The pretty girl with the crappy attitude never did a thing for me. I like the whole package. I don't want my entertainment, information, beer, food or wine served to me by someone I don't like. Most of the time I choose and react silently, by leaving the person, leaving the place or leaving whatever it is (which includes music). Most of the time I leave silently. Some particularly choice moments require that I should leave a bit more loudly. But in these moments the offending party is at least made aware of why I am doing so. It is their choice what to do with that information.    

    
"Concealed talent brings no reputation." -Desiderius Erasmus


I don't believe technology has changed that for the worse. In the past there were fewer numbers of people, people who worked for large news outlets, or record companies, who could spoon feed you whatever they allowed you to hear. With their high dollar promotions, or egotistical, socially monophonic reviews they could inform you of why you liked what they were telling you to like. Now artists can bypass these thought control outlets and bring their message, music and merch directly to the audience. 

But in that same instant they bring themselves. There are few people these days who have the money, or the inclination to be "handled." That is becoming a thing of the past. So quality and reputation once again become a valuable currency. 

Just like the emergence of local foodies, organic produce, craft brews and coffee too, art is returning to the people. This is evidenced by the sheer number of talented musicians, artists, actors, comedians, brewers, bakers, writers and  other people in our community. Each of these is taking a slice of the pie. And each is returning quality to the community.       


"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently" -Warren Buffet

Through BFP Music's networking for the past many years I have witnessed the struggles and failures of people who either have talent and a bad attitude, or a great idea with no commitment and/or perseverance. 

I've seen venues who might have a good location, or idea, fail to thrive, some of which can be blamed on their interpersonal skills. They build resentment, an unhappy, disloyal staff, who are likely to pass that on to the customer, or grab a 20 from the till.

I've witnessed venues and promoters who develop a reputation for not keeping their word to musicians. The end result is that good musicians keep away from these people. They know better. More often than not the complaint is simply "they weren't honest." Musicians know the score when it comes to music and money. They know who can and can't pay them and the whys and why-nots. Many times they will work with you if you are honest, forthright and display character. The late Marty Eagle comes to mind. I know many well paid musicians who played at Marty's, money not being the top issue. He developed a bond with his customers, his staff and the musicians. It was based on character. 

The bottom line is, no matter how convenient or quick it is to live and interact in the world of today, no matter how amazing and streamlined or frustrating and glitchy, it is all built or lost the same way as it has been throughout history. Big or small, simple or complicated, success or failure rides primarily on those things it always has, respect, character and a good reputation.  

As they say these days, this is all IMHO. 

Here's the treat:      

                       

Friday's Live Music and Events

 
https://www.facebook.com/events/536940866353197/


Farmer's Daughter - Tonight's the night folks! Come party with us @ Courtyard 280 out on the patio!

The Gypsy Begonias @GypsyBegonias - @freepressmusic playing at the peerless saloon in Anniston on Friday. http://fb.me/6s8fKFyBU

Moonlight on the Mountain: Fri 8/23; MIC HARRISON & KEVIN ABERNATHY, and THE HILLARY REYNOLDS BAND 7:30pm, $12 http://fb.me/2GmJhiIOR

Otey's Tavern:
Elijah Butler Band 9PM @jobu2677 @OteysTavern http://fb.me/YDexSXSf

2013 Sidewalk Film Festival Today Birmingham, Alabama http://fb.me/HOkKoHWB

@HartSoulAL : Gip will be performing at Hart & Soul ~ Homewood, AL 8/23 6pm http://fb.me/2k7rm1zgK

Beitthemeans, Aside Oceans, Forgotten Grey, Ensul Today at 6:00pm The High Note http://fb.me/2PbpBShT0

Cleve Eaton at Billy's Restaurant this Friday August 23 at 7:30pm in EDT http://fb.me/2i4gCOGkp

THE TURN at Superior Grill Today at 6:30pm Superior Bar & Grill http://fb.me/32XFvh8YY

Amit and MaryJustice at the Coffee Tree in Huntsville , Friday August 23rd 2013, 6:30pm-9 http://fb.me/130DTR2uq

@AvondaleBrewing :Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Today at 7:00pm Avondale Brewing Company http://fb.me/2Y3StWpP0

@CafeFirenze280 ; Flyunder Entertainment Presents: Super Bob Today at 7:00pm http://fb.me/2PDGe7yOH

Seeds Coffee Presents - Handwritten Letters @seedscoffee Today at 7:00pm http://fb.me/1lNpivnue

@TiltedKilt280 : FRIDAY NIGHT ROCKS @ TILTED KILT 280! Today at 7:30pm http://fb.me/Jz2dvRwA

THE DOZENS Today at 8:00pm DANIELDAY GALLERY/DREAM MECCA STUDIO http://fb.me/347yod0f4

Cancerslug tour kickoff (part 1) all ages! Today at 8:00pm Excalibur Vintage and Vinyl in Decatur http://fb.me/2C0k72Yj3

Madison Alayana Wilson Today at 8:00pm Boomerang's of Clanton http://fb.me/2fUu0U9XB

MC CHRIS / DR. AWKARD / JESSE DANGEROUSLY / TRIBE ONE Today at 9:00pm Bottletree Cafe http://fb.me/2M3GLwvZY

50 Cal Syndicate, The Hard Gospel, HellBent, Paradigm and A Day Worth Dying For Today at 9:00pm The Blue Iguana; Clanton http://fb.me/31C3ZWdbn

Amberson-Baggett Band @ The Crimson Tiger Today 9pm Anniston http://fb.me/SuPsAmlX

Kingfish Today at 9:00pm The Back Nine Clubhouse http://fb.me/2rfoJBxWs

Central Club-Dance Music Today at 9:00pm The Central Club in Leeds http://fb.me/2YPihfQpb

The PayBacks Today at 9:00pm Gabriel's Sport Cafe http://fb.me/SYx4F4YI

KAYOBAND @ ONAS MUSIC ROOM Today at 9:30pm http://fb.me/15n7qm7Te

OutShine @Bar 31!!! Today at 9:30pm Bar 31 in Vestavia Hills http://fb.me/2zaL3TWKY

Downright, Callooh! Callay! Today at 10:00pm @GreenBarTtown Green Bar in Tuscaloosa http://fb.me/2XjGIVfXg

The Uri BAND in Birmingham Friday Today at 10:00pm @roguetavern http://fb.me/2pmNck9nq

The Rocking Acoustic Show in TALLADEGA! Today at 10:00pm North Street Bar in Talladega http://fb.me/6rG2dgNTA

Sharrif Simmons and Friends Today at 10:30pm Still Water Pub http://fb.me/2GEKGjeYb

Marty's: THOMAS HENRY BAND'S LAST GIG AT MARTY'S 7pm/ Riley Green Band - Late/ http://fb.me/2wyai4ij0

@thenickrocks: Clay Evans/ Prestor Jon http://fb.me/1kko2Ajsj

Margarita Grill: Jamie&Charissa,Chip Mccain @_MargaritaGrill http://fb.me/2eSCBEIae

@Zydecobham : Hottest Hounds 6:00 PM $10. Hottest Hounds Premiere Party is the HOTTEST party around! Humans and... http://fb.me/1Ot5O6Sx7

@IronHorseCafeAL : Splendid Chaos 10:00 PM http://fb.me/2u9MtLPAt

@ShelbysPelham :Brad Sellers http://fb.me/2YbQq83tu

Oasis: The Schmohawks http://fb.me/11GRUlvbY

@greybar280 : 10pm Earl Williams http://fb.me/Ih7gO007

Jazz Underground:
Special Event: Mahogany Monologues 7 9:30 The Late Show with danI – 3 am http://fb.me/2Oz1cmxBj

@WorkPlayBham : Songs of Water w/ War Jacket & Adventure the Great 8:00 PM http://fb.me/114DUsCCf

@IronCityBham :Mark Kimbrell 5:00 PM city http://fb.me/2pP8bWSi0

Above Redmont : DJ VJ and DJ On Call http://fb.me/6rO5cztZ2

UAB Campus Green: UAB Marching Blazers Band Camp Show, 7:30 p.m. http://fb.me/1sg3HScCT


Alys Stephens:
The Black Jacket Symphony presents The Beatles' White Album @ascbham http://fb.me/2xu0FzJkC

Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest: Rick Carter’s League of Legendary Artists, Featuring Erin Mitchell at 7:30 pm http://fb.me/1XRl1fUFK

Birmingham Yoga
: Kirtan Concert with Rahasya http://fb.me/2pijFZ9YC

Bruce Andrews:-TONIGHT 7:30 pm. 2BLU trio. Dale's Southern Grill, 5479 Hwy. 280. 2BLU trio http://fb.me/1YMrmSkPH

AL AFL-CIO Forum: Linn Park, Friday 8/23 5 p.m. http://fb.me/2XZRc9mvx
Today's Treat




Super Humans by Birmingham on GoAnimate