Live Video: Alabama Shakes

photo by Brittney Bollay

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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  1. Evelyn Burgess
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    My mind was BLOWN when I herd this band! Not only do I know that they are going to make it big, but this is the type of music I have been waiting for for many years. All I have to say is FINALLY.

  2. Josh
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    This band is a revelation. So tight, so good, so much soul. YEAH.

  3. Alida Piccione
    Posted April 1, 2015 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    If anyone has ever had trouble articulating their feelings.Well you need to listen to Brittney’s vocals.But don’t forget that Zac,Kieth,Powl,Ben,Steve,Heith also need recognition.All their art mixed together is what makes Alabama Shakes an awesome unique band.A style all their own.THEY OWN THAT SHIT.I’m looking forward to shaking all their hands.THANK YOU ALL! for making it real…..No sugar coating.
    See you all in Indiana!I can’t wait.

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