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  • BALLAST POINT // SUMMER BEER AT ITS FINEST

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    BALLAST POINT // SUMMER BEER AT ITS FINEST As the warmer weather approaches, it’s time for me to push the Stouts and Porters to the back of my fridge and bring the lighter, hoppier beers to the front of the pack. A lot of people have several different opinions on fruity beers, but to me, […]

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  • Big Daddy’s Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Cafe

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    Big Daddy’s Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Cafe Over the past ten years, locals have been able to witness the expanding variety of eateries available in downtown Tuscaloosa. From burgers to sushi to the most exquisite fine dining, hungry Tuscaloosa residents have had anything imaginable to fulfill their palates. Nestled in the mix of downtown lies […]

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  • POWER TRIPP // OVERCOMING THE HURDLES

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    POWER TRIPP // OVERCOMING THE HURDLES Tripp Rogers knew a long time ago that he wanted to live in the South. After spending eight years of his childhood in Atlanta before his family decided to move back to their hometown of Washington, D.C., Rogers fell in love with the South’s charm and decided he would […]

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  • HOSPICE // BLURS THE BORDERS

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    HOSPICE // BLURS THE BORDERS When Lucy is little something happens to her brother. He disappears for months and when he returns he’s not the same. He’s not her brother. At least this is what Lucy believes. But what actually happened? Comic, melancholy, haunted, and endlessly inventive, Gregory Howard’s debut novel, Hospice, follows Lucy later […]

  • GASCON MALBEC // STANDS ON ITS OWN

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    GASCON MALBEC // STANDS ON ITS OWN For this tasting, we reviewed the 2013 vintage of Gascon Malbec. The first thing I noticed about the appearance of this 100% Malbec was its”serious legs.” There were many, they were thick, and were very slow to fall in the glass. In terms of the wine’s color, my […]

  • “EX MACHINA” // ROBUST & ROBOTIC

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    “EX MACHINA” // ROBUST & ROBOTIC Nightmares won’t trouble you after watching the subtle but suspenseful science fiction fright flick “Ex Machina” about a sentient robot with enough cunning to escape from its crafty creator. This cautionary futuristic fable about artificial intelligence dramatizes the quintessential question pondered by all classic robot movies: can man design […]

  • Summer Screen//Kick the television craving

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    Summer Screen//Kick the television craving Summer is a lull for television; Most shows premiere in fall and end in spring, which leaves summer to catch up on seasons and episodes that you missed. However, thanks to the invention of Netflix, summer marathons do not have to end when a season is finished. Netflix hosts hundreds […]

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  • SINGING THE BLUES IN ALABAMA

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    SINGING THE BLUES IN ALABAMA The first musician to write out 12-bar blues sheet music was Florence, Alabama native, W.C. Handy. Known as the Father of the Blues, he wrote Memphis Blues, St. Louis Blues, and Beale Street Blues. The log cabin where Handy was born has been preserved in downtown Florence along with his […]

  • Cracker New CD Release “Berkeley to Bakersfield”

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    Cracker New CD Release “Berkeley to Bakersfield” By Dave Gil de Rubio According to Google Maps, the geographic distance between Berkeley and Bakersfield, California is 276.4 miles. For David Lowery, it’s also two places influential enough to the sound of his band that Cracker recently released a 2-CD set entitled “Berkeley to Bakersfield.” The first […]

  • SMOOTH AND PRISMATIC // ALABAMA SHAKES AMAZES ON “SOUND & COLOR”

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    SMOOTH AND PRISMATIC // ALABAMA SHAKES AMAZES ON “SOUND & COLOR” Jesus preached against wasting your five talents, and Alabama Shakes has ten or twenty to spare. The first and foremost is the big, bellowing set of pipes on lead singer Brittany Howard, but that still leaves quite a handful that the band chose not […]

  • TUSCALOOSA’S MUSIC LISTINGS// SEE WHO’S PLAYING WHERE

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    TUSCALOOSA’S MUSIC LISTINGS// SEE WHO’S PLAYING WHERE FRIDAY, APRIL 24 Missused, Rhythm & Brews Plato Jones, DJ Spinnzz, DJ Blaze, Rounders The Kinky Aphrodisiacs with Black Water Thieves, Green Bar Boogie Junction, Crimson Bar Uri Band, Copper Top SATURDAY, APRIL 25 Take The Power Back!, Green Bar TBA, Rhythm & Brews Johnathon East, Crimson Bar […]