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Sep 162014
 
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This week (9/15-19):
The Revivalists at Hangout Festival 2013 (pic by JamsPlus.com)

The Revivalists at Hangout Festival 2013 (pic by JamsPlus.com)

92ZEW Presents The Revivalists with Maggie Koerner,

O’Daly’s Irish Pub downtown Friday night.

Win tix with TLC in the Morning


Shrek the Musical

(starring Gene Murrell as Shrek!!)

Chickasaw Community Theater

Win tix with Gene in the 5:00 Traffic Jam


 

3:30 Theme Park

$25 giftcard to the River Shack, beneath Dog River Bridge and new CD from Robert Plant

 Posted by on September 16, 2014
Sep 162014
 

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Since forming in 2007, The Revivalists have earned their standing among the best original bands in New Orleans. The group’s combination of danceable rock and soulful songwriting (and brilliantivity) comes to life through a meticulously crafted and ever-evolving live performance. The band has been instrumental in the growth of New Orleans’ burgeoning indie rock scene, and they have achieved success and notoriety in the city’s competitive musical landscape.

The Revivalists backstage Hangout Festival with 92ZEW winners

The Revivalists backstage Hangout Festival with 92ZEW winners

 Posted by on September 16, 2014
Sep 102014
 

Haven Animal Rescue announced its resale shop will have a big fundraising yard sale October 18 and challenges Fairhope residents to make a donation of items for the yard sale.

haven_catdog_logoFairhope, AL – The public is invited to shop for a good cause at The Haven Resale Shop’s upcoming Fall yard sale on Saturday, October 18, from 8am to 1pm. Located next to the newly renovated Fairhoper’s Park in downtown Fairhope, the shop is now accepting donations for this upcoming yard sale through October 14. With the holidays fast approaching, this upscale shop will surely have something for those looking for a bargain.

With a financial goal of $3500, Manager Heather Delker is ramping up the excitement by making a challenge to everyone in the Fairhope community to make a donation for that yard sale. “I challenge everyone to make a small donation. Grab a shopping bag, look around one room in your house, and find five items that you no longer use,” said Delker. “Put those things in the bag, put the bag in your vehicle and, the next time you are downtown, drop the bag off at the Resale Shop, 357 Morphy Avenue.” She adds that if you drop it off during their hours of Tuesday thru Friday, 10am to 4pm, you will receive a receipt for your taxes. “Challenge your friends, your children, your parents, your neighbors to do the same,” she added.

Because The Haven Resale Shop is small, they don’t accept clothing, large items such as refrigerators, nor electronics, such as TVs, computers and printers. In addition, to help those who must sort thru all the items prior to the yard sale, donors are asked to bring items that are seasonally appropriate, clean and in working, sellable condition. Furniture will be accepted if you can bring it to the shop.haven-pics

The public can also visit The Haven’s website at www.havenforanimals.org, as well as The Haven and The Haven Resale Shop’s Facebook pages for more ways to help and a more complete listing of what the shop sells and accepts. If you have any questions, call the shop at 251-929-1911. “We are grateful to the community for their generosity of donations and for the time the volunteers donate to keep the shop open,” says Mike Graham, the Haven’s Executive Director. “Funds generated from this event provide support for our life-saving adoption and foster programs.”

Unique items are available at The Haven’s Resale Shop

About The Haven Adoption Guarantee Animal Shelter
The Haven rescues, re-habilitates, and re-homes over 900 animals each year serving Baldwin County since 2000. The non-profit animal shelter is responsible for leading the four municipal animal control shelters into creating a no-kill society for companion pets, caring for over 70 homeless cats and dogs at the shelter on any given day, and finding loving homes for these homeless, injured, neglected and abused and abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, evaluated both behaviorally and medically, fed, watered and marketed until they find their forever home.

 Posted by on September 10, 2014
Sep 072014
 
Who else can get you in to the coolest shows in South Alabama? Including Hangout Festival.

ticket-wtfay-2015Radio station 92ZEW is giving its true music loving fans a chance to win what every music lover wants, tickets to the best shows for free, for a year! The gift that keeps on giving.

There will be several ways to qualify, especially if you have the 92ZEW App for Android or iPhone.  So go get it already!

We’ll also be out and about getting peeps qualified at some ZEW Events, like this month’s 2nd 2sday at Lap’s Grocery & Grill.

92ZEW app, you can talk backzew-app-activityapp-songlist92ZEW app, where you can talk back

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Chances to qualify with 92ZEW Free App for Android, iPhone too.  Here’s how:

First, connect the app with one of your accounts; facebook, twitter, etc.  You cannot qualify with the initial randomly chosen ‘User_xxx’ username.

Second, subscribe to ‘Win Tickets for a Year’  list.  Find in the ‘Settings’ Menu of the app. When it’s time to qualify, a message will appear in device’s notification bar (where you see the new email, text msg type notices). Follow the instructions to get qualified and cross your fingers that you’re put in the running.

Subscribing to the ZEW Newsletter is not the same as subscribing to the ‘win tickets for a year.’

That’s it, now go play with all the other fun features of the app, like rating the tunes, getting artist info and videos, sharing stories and pics with other ZEW fans, while you wait for the next notice for a chance to win concert tickets for a year!!

Need more info? Click here for all the nuts and bolts to this game.

Giving Away Tickets to the Best Shows in South Alabama, Something only The ZEW Can Do.

 

 

 

 Posted by on September 7, 2014
Sep 022014
 
Like a Modern-Era Wanda Jackson

92ZEW Free Concert with Nikki Lane Friday, Sept. 12 at The Hangout, Gulf Shores. 

Nikki Lane

Nikki Lane (pic by Iamsoundrecords.com)

Nikki Lane turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ear, crafting songs that crucify ex-boyfriends and have no problem with one-night stands as long as she can bolt town right after. Her cooing-yet-brutal vocals are a perfect fit with an aching, mournful guitar. Her upcoming album, tentatively titled Seein’ Double—produced by, yes, Dan Auerbach—is one of Nashville’s most anticipated releases. “My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what’s been going on in my life, so this is one moody record,” she says. “There’s lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on.”

Born in South Carolina, Lane moved to New York City and, after a messy breakup, picked up a guitar and set her sights on a music career. But the cost of living in New York proved to be too high an obstacle, so she turned to Nashville, a city she had visited extensively. “I was hell bent on living in a big city and I just couldn’t work up the nerve to come back to the South,” she says. “[When I did,] Nashville was the obvious choice for me because of my fondness for it.”

Once in town, she released the 2011 album Walk of Shame to rave reviews, as well as opening High Class Hillbilly, a pop-up vintage clothing stall, where a chance meeting with Auerbach turned into a full-fledged partnership. “During the first round of recordings, I was in an awkward mood every night I left the studio,” she says. “It was hard for me to trust that Dan was right when he said I should move a verse around or add an extra chorus. He pushed to find the right feel for each track one by one, and a few months later I found myself with a damn good record.”

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 Posted by on September 2, 2014
Aug 252014
 
2014_catts_brownbag-250x386Catt’s long-running free lunchtime show series continues this fall in Mobile, Daphne and Fairhope on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday respectively.

Some of the local artists slated to play include Ryan Balthrop, Deluxe Trio, Excelsior Band and more.  The series kicks off September 3 with Leonard Houston.

As is customary, the same artist will play all three shows in the from 11:30am to 1:30.

Wednesdays – Brownbag in Bienville Square, downtown Mobile (sponsored in part by City of Mobile Special Events)

Thursdays – Mayday Park in Daphne

Fridays – Fairhope Windmill Market

For more info, check RadioAvalon.com, or the Events section here.

 Posted by on August 25, 2014
Aug 232014
 
92ZEW is thrilled to add ATO Records’ artist and New Orleanian, Benjamin Booker, to its fall lineup of Free Concerts.  Booker will be playing the annual Soul Kitchen/92ZEW Halloween Bash.  Yet another new ZEW artist that music critics are buzzing about.
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Benjamin Booker’s self-titled debut album is out now on ATO Records. Benjamin Booker is a young New Orleans based singer-songwriter, influenced by The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson, and T. Rex.

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“A fierce debut.” – Rolling Stone

“Contender for rock record of the year.” – SPIN

“a raucous, unruly mix of punk, blues rock and soul” – New York Times

“The suavest kid in Southern Rock.” – GQ

“If you’ve not heard of Benjamin Booker yet, get ready.” – NPR

When Benjamin Booker played Lollapalooza, Rolling Stone named him the weekend’s Best Rock Star Moment (“though Lollapalooza is always filled with countless rock acts, Booker may have been the strongest and most refreshing”). When he played Newport Folk Fest, Billboard named him the second best performance of the entire event (“a tight, raucous set that comes with enough well-placed gaps in the riffage onslaught to highlight his searching, soulful lyrics”). When he toured opening for Jack White, Jack brought him back out during his own set for a show-closing guitar duel.

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 Posted by on August 23, 2014
Aug 222014
 
92ZEW is bringing another artist on the rise for its Free Concert Series. New West Recording Artist NIKKI LANE, whose outlaw rock n roll album, produced by Black Key Dan Aurbach, is turning critics’ ears. See Nikki Lane for free September 12 at the Hangout, Gulf Shores with 92ZEW.
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Nikki Lane (pic by Iamsoundrecords.com)

 

Nikki Lane turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ear, crafting songs that crucify ex-boyfriends and have no problem with one-night stands as long as she can bolt town right after. Her cooing-yet-brutal vocals are a perfect fit with an aching, mournful guitar.nikki_lane_free-show-300x530.jpg

Her upcoming album, tentatively titled Seein’ Double—produced by, yes, Dan Auerbach—is one of Nashville’s most anticipated releases. “My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what’s been going on in my life, so this is one moody record,” she says. “There’s lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on.”

Born in South Carolina, Lane moved to New York City and, after a messy breakup, picked up a guitar and set her sights on a music career. But the cost of living in New York proved to be too high an obstacle, so she turned to Nashville, a city she had visited extensively. “I was hell bent on living in a big city and I just couldn’t work up the nerve to come back to the South,” she says. “[When I did,] Nashville was the obvious choice for me because of my fondness for it.”

Once in town, she released the 2011 album Walk of Shame to rave reviews, as well as opening High Class Hillbilly, a pop-up vintage clothing stall, where a chance meeting with Auerbach turned into a full-fledged partnership. “During the first round of recordings, I was in an awkward mood every night I left the studio,” she says. “It was hard for me to trust that Dan was right when he said I should move a verse around or add an extra chorus. He pushed to find the right feel for each track one by one, and a few months later I found myself with a damn good record.”

 

 

 

 

 Posted by on August 22, 2014
Aug 222014
 
Ray LaMontagne Supernova Biography
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Ten years ago Ray LaMontagne released his first album, TROUBLE, the gold-certified start to a fiercely ambitious, Grammy Award-winning, critically praised career that’s encompassed three more albums, several EPs, a slew of soundtrack compilations and arresting live performances fronting a variety of ensembles.

92ZEW presents Ray LaMontagne with special guest he Belle Brigade live at Saenger Theatre Tues. Oct. 28

92ZEW presents Ray LaMontagne with special guest The Belle Brigade live at Saenger Theatre Tues. Oct. 28 Details

And LaMontagne is still having fun all these years later — and with his fifth album, SUPERNOVA, maybe more fun than ever.

“Fun is a trite word. I kind of hate to use it — but at the same time, I don’t know how else to say it,” LaMontagne says of the 10-song set, which was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and recorded at his Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville. “It was just an enjoyable process. These songs reflect just my joy of songwriting, what I enjoy about writing songs. they feel free to me. I didn’t have to go searching around through cupboards to find the missing pieces; all the puzzle bits would just sort of burst to life in front of me. I just grabbed them and pieced them together and then would be surprised at what was in front of me — like, ‘Wow, that’s cool!’

“It’s an experience unlike any other I’ve had making a record.”

SUPERNOVA indeed bursts with a spirited bonhomme and a rocking, technicolor-tinged energy that’s different from its four predecessors. The title track and first single is a grooving, Nuggets-style burst of neo-psychedelia in which LaMontagne’s high register sounds hoarse with pleasure over the explosive power of love. “She’s the One” is a bold, punchy, swirling rocker, while “Lavender,” “Julia” and “Smashing” are soaked in lava lamp melodies and day-glo grooves. LaMontagne and the crack band Auerbach assembled for the SUPERNOVA lay back into rustic, rootsy territory during “Ojai” and “Drive-in Movies,” while “Airwaves” rides a light samba rhythm and “No Other Way” is a love ballad replete with trippy images.

And “Pick Up a Gun” is SUPERNOVA’s noir epic, from its martial cadence to its airy ambience and lush keyboard textures.

“The whole record was written that way. It was playful and really wonderful. It felt the way it feels in the beginning, when you’re first writing songs. They’re not precious in any way. It’s just a joyful, emotional truth, not like anything that’s being dredged up. I just ran with it, man. It was a great feeling.”

Excerpt from “Ray LaMontagne Supernova Biography” By: Gary Graff

 Posted by on August 22, 2014
Aug 112014
 

social-games-free-concert92ZEW’s New Artist Showcase features two bands in one weekend at The Hangout on the beach during the National Kickball Championship Series.
Join the ZEW Krewe August 15 and 16 for two national recording artists that rock, 7Horse and 28North.  And Underhill Family Orchestra and Go Down Moses plays 2nd 2sday this week at Lap’s Grocery & Grill on the Causeway, another free show.

 Posted by on August 11, 2014