Tuscaloosa Music

  • MEET THE BAND: Mother Funk

    MEET THE BAND  Mother Funk

    This week, meet Mother Funk, including Josh Ferrell on guitar and vocals, Burnham Hawk on lead guitar and vocals, A.C. DeMoss on keyboards and vocals, Casey Peranich on drums and Davis Hudson on bass. Ferrell and DeMoss answered some questions for...

  • Walter Parks: Sounds of the swamp at the Bama

    Walter Parks  Sounds of the swamp at the Bama

    Over a decades-spanning career, Walter Parks has been pegged as a blues or jazz guitarist, while playing with fusion group Sneakers, or as sideman to the legendary Richie Havens. Or possibly he's a folkie, as half of the duo The Nudes, with cellist...

  • MEET THE BAND: The Park Band

    MEET THE BAND  The Park Band

    This week, meet The Park Band. These Alabama natives are a popular pick among University of Alabama fraternity and sororities, but also enjoy playing at various bars on The Strip. The band celebrated six years together in June. Though they stick to...

  • MEET THE BAND: The Mobros

    MEET THE BAND  The Mobros

    This week, we're talking to The Mobros. This band of brothers, Kelly and Patrick Morris, recently played at their favorite Tuscaloosa venue, the Green Bar. They are now working on booking more shows for an upcoming tour from New York City to...

  • Southbound Music Festival promotes vibrant music scene

    Southbound Music Festival promotes vibrant music scene

    Four and a half years ago, brothers Michael and David Seale built the idea for a podcast, which featured musicians strictly local to the Birmingham area. The podcast grew into a radio show when Birmingham Mountain Radio (107.3 FM) got started in...

  • MEET THE BAND: Dr. Robinson Band

    MEET THE BAND  Dr  Robinson Band

    This week meet the Dr. Robinson Band, a cover group that plays a variety of venues, including fraternity and private parties, though it likes to call Harry’s home. You can also catch them at The Booth, The Red Shed, Steamers, Moe’s...

  • Don Felder talks to Tusk about what makes him tick

    Don Felder talks to Tusk about what makes him tick

    Don Felder is a happy guy. Mostly he’s been that way, starting with childhood in Gainesville, Fla., where he was rocked by Elvis — via Ed Sullivan — into a lifelong obsession, and where he went to high school with Tom Petty, played...

  • Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen opens up to Tusk

    Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen opens up to Tusk

    Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen was working with his own group in California about the time Foreigner’s biggest hits were breaking out, in the late ’70s.

  • Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder hit the Amp May 29

    Styx  Foreigner and Don Felder hit the Amp May 29

    So Stxy, Foreigner and Felder walk into an Amphitheater.

  • MEET THE BAND: Craig 'Sweet Dog' Pickering

    MEET THE BAND  Craig  Sweet Dog  Pickering

    This week, meet another man already well known to anyone who has followed Tuscaloosa music and its late-night revels for the past two decades or so: Craig “Sweet Dog” Pickering, aka the Midnight Mayor of Tuscaloosa.

  • Breaking: Umphrey's McGee to play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in August

    Umphrey s McGee to play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in August

    Progressive jam band Umphrey's McGee will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Thursday Aug. 28, booker Red Mountain Entertainment announced today.

  • MEET THE BAND: Ham Bagby

    MEET THE BAND  Ham Bagby

    This week meet Ham Bagby — like you didn’t know him already — and The Siege. Even if you’re not familiar with him under various incarnations, you probably know Ham. He’s that lanky dude with the facial hair and the big...

  • MEET THE BAND: The Original Shake Charmers

    MEET THE BAND  The Original Shake Charmers

    This week we're talking with Jeff Waites of The Original Shake Charmers, a proto-rock band that promises to get you twisting the night away, like it or not.