September 2016 Concerts I Went To

I didn't see any live music in August, which is super rare for me. I totally made up for it in September going to nine shows....
  1. STURGILL SIMPSON
    09/11/16 • Alabama Theatre • Birmingham, AL: Not really my thing, but he put on a fine show. I got a free ticket and I will watch just about any damn thing for free.
  2. DINOSAUR JR.
    09/13/16 • Saturn • Birmingham, AL: I'd seen Dino Jr. before (twice), but this was my first time seeing them headline and it was everything I'd hoped for and more. J Mascis is a national treasure of shredding.
  3. WIDESPREAD PANIC
    09/15/16 • Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre • Tuscaloosa, AL: Hot, sweaty night filled with good tunes and old friends.
  4. MISERABLE
    09/18/16 • Seasick Records• Birmingham, AL: Miserable is the stage name of Kristina Esfandiari. Wasn't familiar with her stuff at all, but a friend's band was opening so I decided to go check it out. Glad that I did.
  5. DAIKAIJU
    09/21/16 • Saturn • Birmingham, AL: Crazy surf rock band played a tight set and nearly destroyed the venue in the process. They had fans tossing furniture, they lit a fire indoors, etc.
  6. OKKERVIL RIVER
    09/22/16 • Saturn • Birmingham, AL: They've put out a superb album this year and was glad to get to see them tour this material. Best time I've seen them play.
  7. THE SWORD
    09/23/16 • Saturn • Birmingham, AL: I never tire of seeing this band live. Also just realized it was back to back nights of Austin bands.
  8. JULIEN BAKER
    09/27/16 • Alabama Theatre • Birmingham, AL: This came about unexpectedly. She was supposed to play another venue this night for about $15. She then got added as an opener for Band of Horses. They refunded those $15 tickets and the BoH show was $45. Was going to skip it and then a photographer buddy called me 45 mins before the show with a free extra so I hauled ass down there and caught her 5 song, 25 minute set I would've been mad paying $45 to see. *happy dance* • Skipped BoH to go see...
  9. MAX & IGOR CAVALERA
    09/27/16 • Syndicate Lounge • Birmingham, AL: These two brothers from Belo Horizonte, Brazil formed one of the 90s best metal bands, Sepultura. I never got to see them live back at their peak, but this was still a ton of fun for me. They played 1996's ROOTS album in its entirety. Super fun show. Weird seeing a quiet singer/songwriter at one venue and then going ten blocks to see a Brazilian metal band.