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Taylor Hollingsworth Country Western/Blackfoot Gypsies/The Lonesome Heroes
The Nick | Friday, May 29 | 10:00 p.m.
Taylor Hollingsworth plays guitar with Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and along with his wife, Kate Taylor, is a member of the duo Dead Fingers. He’ll be performing a solo set at the Nick on Friday, where he’ll be sharing a bill with Nashville blues-rock group Blackfoot Gypsies and the Austin, Texas indie folk group the Lonesome Heroes, who describe their music as “the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths.”
Unknown Hinson/Mountain Sprout
Zydeco | Saturday, May 30 | 9:30 p.m.
Unknown Hinson (real name Stuart Daniel Baker) makes novelty music, to be sure. There are plenty of faux white-trash songs in his catalog — “I Ain’t Afraid of Your Husband,” for example, or “I Cleaned Out a Room (In My Trailer for You)” — but there’s surrealism to his “hillbilly vampire” aesthetic that makes what could be well-tread comedic ground disarmingly hilarious.
Skeptic?/Johnny Foodstamp/Landmine Spring/Economy Cartel
The Nick | Saturday, May 30 | 10 p.m.
Skeptic? have been mainstays of Birmingham’s punk scene for almost 15 years, and for Saturday’s show at the Nick they’ll be joined by other punk rock acts from Alabama, such as Anniston’s Landmine Spring and Tuscaloosa’s Economy Cartel. Interestingly, they’ll also be joined by ukulele player Johnny Foodstamp, who seems to share a similar devil-may-care aesthetic with the other three acts. “Olde Tyme Music is back,” writes Johnny of his act. “And this time it sucks!”
Syndicate | Monday, June 1 | 8 p.m.
Serial Hawk’s sound isn’t far removed from the brooding churn of Nine Inch Nails, with perhaps a little more focus on guitars and metal influences. If the band’s latest single, the pummeling, harrowing “Lying in Wait,” serves as any indication, the band’s Monday night set at Syndicate Lounge will be an undoubtedly intense experience.
Moonlight on the Mountain | Tuesday, June 2 | 7:30 p.m.
Laura Jennings Oudin and Dana Keller are an acoustic duo from Miami who describe their brand of music as “fusion folk Americana,” which basically means that the two draw from a wide variety of influences, from honky tonk to Broadway. The duo, who have performed with Vince Gill, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, will perform at Moonlight on the Mountain on Thursday in a benefit show raising money for the First Light shelter for homeless women and children.