Late last month, Alabama Shakes smashed through Seattle like a tidal wave. Their stop at the Crocodile was but one sold out show after so many others -- fans clamored for tickets, called the station in desperation, and posted ticket requests for quadruple the price on Craigslist... all for a young band on the rise without an LP to their name. But don’t attribute their burgeoning fame to the type of major label manufactured hype that has inflated certain other recent artists. Alabama Shakes has amassed their loving legion the hard way, the grass roots way, the word of mouth way... and by being explosive live performers. Local listeners will soon be able to attest when Alabama Shakes return to the Northwest for the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge on Memorial Day weekend. But you don’t need to wait that long, as we’ve got live video of the band right here from an exclusive live session recorded in the KEXP studios:
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