5 Bands to See By 2019
With there only being three months left in 2018, that means there are only three more months to see artists and bands who are finishing up their tours. While plenty of artists make their ways through Tuscaloosa, sometimes Birmingham is the closest they come to this town.
This list is consisted of bands that I personally enjoy and also bands that I have been suggested. These aren't your typical bands that you might hear a typical 23 year old listening to, so believe me when I say you need to check these artists out! The bands in this list are well worth the travel to Birmingham, if necessary, in my opinion.
Ray LaMontagne is not new to the music world or touring. For the past two decades, LaMontagne has been putting out folk rock music that has been featured in numerous television shows and movies. LaMontagne is best known for his hits such as "You Are the Best Thing," "Shelter," and "Trouble." He has put Birmingham, Ala. as a stop on his "Just Passing Through" tour. LaMontagne will be performing at the BJCC Concert Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Tickets are still available but this timeless artist has limited seats available for his Birmingham stop so get them while you can!
This indie pop band formed in Nashville is making it's way through Birmingham on Wednesday, Oct. 24, performing at Iron City. COIN is on the rise and with over 1.3 million listeners on Spotify, you don't want to miss out on this spunky, indie pop band. Their upbeat tunes will have you catching yourself head-bobbing or doing a little dance in your car when you're on your way to work. If you're a fan of Hippo Campus, Mister Wives, Sir Sly or Vinyl Theatre, check out COIN on their tour this fall.
This uplifting indie rock band is coming through Tuscaloosa on October 9. Since 2009, Colony House has been making tunes that anyone wanting to lift their mood can enjoy. Colony House's debut album, When I Was Younger, made it to spot No.154 on the Billboard 200 list and made it to No.3 on the Heatseekers Albums chart. If you're into bands such as Grizfolk, CRUISR, Elliot Root and Night Riots, check out this funky indie band.
Alabama native, Jason Isbell is making us one proud state. With four Grammy's, Isbell continues to put out hit after hit as a solo artist and also with the band The 400 Unit. Isbell's music is considered Americana, alternative country, or Southern rock. Jason Isbell started off in the Alabama native band, Drive-By Truckers before making a name for himself. Isbell is touring solo this winter, placing Birmingham on his list of stops, December 8. Tickets are on sale now, but don't be surprised if they're sold out by the time you go to buy them! If you're a fan of Old 97's, Ryan Adams or Drive-By Truckers, give Jason Isbell a listen - you won't regret it!
Known as 'Father John Misty,' singer/songwriter J. Tillman creates beautiful emotional music fit for days when you just want to sit back, relax and get into your feels. With Nick Drake and Pete Seeger being two of Tillman's biggest influences, he still manages to create his own type of music that differs from the two artists. Father John Misty is making his way through Birmingham on October 3, performing at Iron City. If you're into Fleet Floxes, Grizzly Bear or Sharon Van Etten, check out Father John Misty when he comes through Alabama.