Seasick's annual Christmas shindig is going down Saturday, December 8th from 5-9pm! Here are all the details:
- Our friends at Charm On 2nd will be poppin' up with all the stocking stuffers you need.
- Take a photo with Santa Nina and find out if you've been naughty or nice.
- DJ PJs aka Paul Cordes Wilm is back again to keep the party going with all your favorite holiday tracks.
- Bring new life to a busted 45rpm record and make an ornament to hang on your tree.
- We'll have food and drinks to keep the party going too! DON'T MISS IT!
We'll be open early (8AM!) on Small Business Saturday! Not only will we have 15% off used vinyl and BOGO used cds - we'll also have FREE WAFFLES from 8AM-10AM! You read that right: FREE WAFFLES!
Get your shopping done early before you watch the Iron Bowl!
Seasick is turning 5 years old and we’re gonna celebrate for three days!
We’ll kick off our anniversary weekend on Friday, November 9th with a FREE party at Mom’s Basement featuring Bênní (Goner Records) and our pal DJ Tom 45! Drink specials and cake too!
Saturday, November 10th at the shop from 11-4pm, we’ll have special DJ sets from the likes of DJ Sinkhole, Uncle Matt, La Niña, Suaze, & more! Even more cake!
To close the weekend out Sunday, November 11th, we’ll have a matinee set at 5pm with Birmingham punks BAD EXAMPLE! Did we mention there will be cake every day?!
We’ll also be having sales all weekend!
11/9: 20% off used vinyl
11/10: BOGO used CDs & $5 off t-shirts
11/11: 20% off new vinyl
Incredible poster design by Hannah Adamson!
Listen to Benni: https://bennimusic.bandcamp.com/
Listen to Bad Example: https://2056129496.bandcamp.com/
Young Valley stops by Seasick this Wednesday, November 7th for a stripped down in-store performance before their show at The Nick! Don't miss it!
Jackson, Mississippi's Young Valley offers points of view from songwriters Zach Lovett, Dylan Lovett, and Spencer Thomas with a trading of styles from traditional country to southern-tinged rock 'n roll. With the addition of Kell Kellum and Ethan Frink, the 5-piece group lays out a catalogue of catchy melodies, harmonies, and plenty of guitar shred all packaged into well-crafted tunes. "We service the song" they said to Mississippi Today in a recent interview. "Wherever the song takes us, we need to go." This mantra has kept them honest in their approach, and just like their hard-to-look-away kind of stage show, you don't quite know what to expect next from Young Valley.
The remastered version of Metallica's "...And Justice For All" is coming out this Friday, November 2nd! We're having a listening party to celebrate the occasion. We'll have free pizza, tons of giveaways, and $2 PBR's at Crestwood Coffee!
- ...And Justice For All CD
- ...And Justice For All LP
Special Happy Hour In-Store Performance from Dead Bars (Seattle) and M&MK (BHM). Cheap beer specials at Crestwood Coffee! (More on that later) Music starts promptly at 6:30 and shows over at 8:00 so we can all wake up and go to work next day. Don’t dilly dally on this one! (It would be dope if you brought some cash for the traveling band. $5 would be great. THX!)
Join us as we celebrate Sacred Bones’ release of John Carpenter’s new OST for Halloween (2018). Halloween is quite possibly our favorite season and we’re excited to share our spooky festivities in conjunction with one of our favorite record labels, music composers, and movie franchises!
Halloween OST listening party
Drinks and snacks
Jack-o-lantern Contest judging (more info soon)
Sacred Bones Photobooth - Get your pic taken with Michael Myers (Secret Playground Photography)
Come party in the shadows and creep on out to Seasick on Friday, Oct 19th from 6-9 pm!
On Wednesday Oct 10, fans will be able to head to select record stores across the US to hear the new Connan Mockasin album Jassbusters in its entirety ahead of release on Friday Oct 12! In addition there will be exclusive giveaway items for attendees including enamel lapel pins and the chance to win a vinyl giveaway package featuring a test pressing of the new album Jassbusters + Connan’s previous Mexican Summer releases Forever Dolphin Love and Caramel!”
Join Seasick and the Alys Stephens Center as we welcome Las Cafeteras to Birmingham.
Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern-day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East L.A. sound and positive message.
Join us for this welcome party featuring sets by DJ Suaze, DJ Paco, and Las Cafeteras’ Daniel French. Learn more about these wonderful musicians/activists and their powerful residency in the Magic City!
Ron Gallo's "Stardust Birthday Party" is coming out next week via New West Records and we're gonna have a listening party! Join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at 6PM to hear the album in full and eat some delicious cake! YES CAKE! Don't miss it! You love cake.
A very special Sidewalk ScreenTalk this September!
ScreenTalk is in a different venue and on a slightly different date this month for the amazing documentary Bad Reputation.
One Night Only, the Sidewalk Film Festival and Magnolia Pictures present a sneak peek of BAD REPUTATION, a documentary about rock star Joan Jett, prior to its release on 9/28.
The film will be followed by an exclusive, pre-recorded brand new solo performance by Joan made specifically for the 9/26 screening. Featuring Billie Joe Armstrong, Miley Cyrus, Kathleen Hanna, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Pete Townshend, Michael J. Fox, Kristen Stewart and many more, along with rare archival footage and current interviews with Jett, BAD REPUTATION presents an indelible profile of a true rock icon.
6 PM Doors
7 PM Film (95 minutes)
Iron City, Birmingham, AL
General Admission Tickets - $12 in advance, $15 at the door
VIP Package: $60 includes 2 tickets, reserved table seating and 2 drink tickets. LIMITED PURCHASE EARLY
All Ages Venue - Parental Guidance Suggested Regarding The Film
Jackie Lo is a musician, commercial designer, and the host of the Jackie Lo Show Monday nights from 8-10PM on Substrate Radio and Birmingham Mountain Radio.
Victoria Ott is a professor of American History and the coordinator of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at Birmingham-Southern College.
Jennifer Freehling is Vice President of Girls Rock Birmingham, an non-profit organization for women that focuses on empowerment through music education, collaboration, workshops, and performance. She has experience doing band booking and promotion, music journalism, band photography, radio and live DJing, playing and touring with multiple bands as well as working at record and music instrument stores. She has also been a documentary screener for Sidewalk Film Festival for the past 8 years.
7PM / $7
Null return with their second LP, "Act Of Love", a meditation on heavy psych, droning heaviness, and repetitive chants in 8 songs. Underscoring the haunting melodies formed by trance-like guitar lines and sung vocals is a swamp-thick sludgy bass tone, created by fuzzed-out synth and pounding drums. Null feature members of punk champs Coliseum but appeal more to fans of groups like Lungfish, Om, and Cloakroom.
The band has spent a couple years honing the sounds on this record after their initial LP, as well as a string of splits with bands such as Self Defense Family and Husband Stitch.
Come enjoy an early listen to the new Mountain Man album, Magic Ship, during our Third Thursday party at the shop! We'll have copies of the album for sale on limited clear vinyl not available anywhere else in Alabama!
We'll also have some snacks and drinks for you while you listen! Crestwood Coffee Company/Cafe will have a special C-SICK (lager, citrus) drink for sale. See you there!
It’s finally here! Come celebrate the release of Captain Kudzu's new full length “Arboretum” out via Earth Libraries / Step Pepper Records. There will be music and beer and records and anything else your heart desires. Don’t miss out on this one friends!
We're excited to announce that St. Paul and The Broken Bones will be at Seasick on Saturday, September 8th at 1pm to sign copies of their new album "Young Sick Camellia"!
We'll have copies available for purchase on vinyl and CD. If you pre-ordered the album from Seasick it will be available for pick up starting Friday, September 7th.
Austin Lucas has come home.
It's been over two decades since the songwriter packed his bags and left Bloomington, Indiana, the Midwestern town where he spent his childhood years falling in love with rock & roll, embracing his punk roots, and standing his ground whenever intolerant locals didn't understand his way of life. He returns to that place—both creatively and physically—with his seventh studio album, Immortal Americans. Written after a tumultuous period that found Lucas getting sober, supporting his partner through a battle with cancer, and breaking up with his longtime record label, Immortal Americans is a clear-eyed album for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down heartland rock songs that find the artist reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself.
Austin will perform in-store at Seasick Records on Friday, August 31st at 6pm. Come pick up a copy of his new album “Immortal Americans” - out now on Cornelius Chapel Records.
Fozzy will stop by Seasick Records to sign copies of their new album "Judas" this Saturday, August 25th at 12pm!
Tickets for their show at Saturn Birmingham are available here: https://www.saturnbirmingham.com/event/1693500-fozzy-judas-rising-tour-birmingham/
The band Fozzy has really always been about one thing: having fun. What started out for guitarist Rich Ward as a weekend cover band soon became an internationally signed act with the biggest star in professional wrestling, Chris Jericho, as its lead singer. Their first few releases still had Fozzy playing covers but with adopted stage names and a backstory written for the movies. When you have such high-energy performers like Ward and Jericho – it still is debatably on who jumps higher, Ward on stage with his guitar or Jericho in the ring – creating a ‘for fun’ band was easy, however Ward and Jericho aren’t just entertainers. Ward is probably one of the greatest and unjustly so, underrated riffers in rock and metal today. Jericho singing ability and overall passion for music makes one wonder just how he is able to find the time to excel in pretty much everything he does. It was these qualities that pushed the band to drop alter egos, get rid of the backstory and write original music.
Over the course of the next 7 years, the band did just that; three albums worth to be exact. The records were fit in between Jericho’s wrestling, TV and writing career. It wasn’t until 2012’s Sin & Bones though that the band really started to hit their stride. Jericho was winding down his involvement with sports, the band was touring more than ever before and their live show was as strong as ever. The entertainment, the fun factor, the showmanship were all there and in full force. More so than any point in their band’s career.
Rose Ette are stopping by Seasick Records on their way back to Houston, TX (via Athens Popfest) to deliver a free in-store performance. The band features members of Wild Moccasins (also very good) and will be sure to leave you feeling slinky. Did we mention it's FREE?!?
Rose Ette debuted their fresh take on indie-pop in 2015, and have since established themselves as one of Houston’s most exciting new bands.
They captured their guitar driven sound on Jungle, their debut
EP on Miss Champagne, by mixing the shoegaze influenced sounds of the Jesus and Mary Chain with a girl-group vocal style to create something lo-fi, melodic and unpretentious. Since then, the band spent most of their time perfecting their craft, opening for the likes of Deerhoof, TYVEK, Fred Thomas, Dressy Bessy, Peach Kelli Pop, La Luz, Chris Cohen, Baio of Vampire Weekend, Shilpa Ray and Austin psych-rockers The Black Angels at the grand opening of White Oak Music Hall.
In 2017 the band released a single, entitled Skin, which received praise, earning them a slot on Free Press Summer Festival with the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Portugal the Man and The Shins.
“Rose Ette is the perfect band for the kind of early spring Houston has been having: warm, breezy, ideal for picnic or patio listening.” -- The Houston Press
Join us for an intimate stripped down set by Erin Rae before her full-band show later in the evening at Secret Stages Music Discovery Festival! Her new album "Putting On Airs" is available now via Single Lock Records.
Purchase tickets to Secret Stages here: https://www.secretstages.net/tickets/
Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two.
Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage — this time as the main act. Erin and company released her full-length debut, Soon Enough, independently in the US in September 2015, receiving glowing support from long-time tastemakers at NPR music (All Songs Considered + year’s end “Songs We Love” list), Rolling Stone, The Fader, and more. The success of her independent release in the US lead Clubhouse Records UK to pick up and release Soon Enough across the pond in June 2016. With continued support from NPR, BBC, countless music bloggers, and support from fellows in the Nashville community like Margo Price, what might have been a blip on the indie radar has proved to be a career shaping record with life left in it, even a year later.
With two UK tours under her belt, and another single released last fall (Playing Old Games feat. Pete Lindberg), Erin Rae is kicking off 2018 in a big way. She recently partnered with Single Lock Records to release her forthcoming full-length album, Putting On Airs. Recorded at the Refuge, a beautiful, historic Franciscan monastery-turned-creative space on Wisconsin’s Fox River, the record is set to be released on June 8, continuing the tradition of songwriting by Erin Rae that is deeply personal, and universally relatable.
The Seasick Stage is back for the third year at Sloss Music & Arts Festival!
Heath Green & The Makeshifters
Sloss Music & Arts Festival is a two-day music and lifestyle event that takes place at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th, 2018.
Sloss Fest is 44 bands on 4 stages plus craft beer & creative cocktails, arts & crafts, live iron pouring demonstrations, and much more.
Sloss Fest is a celebration of the unique, creative culture that makes life in Birmingham so unique.
American Aquarium front man BJ Barham grew up in a small rural town in the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina and he's still singing about the lessons, stories, and lives that define rural America--and him. Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, American Aquarium's seventh studio album, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson. Stacked with BJ's signature storytelling--always deeply personal but also instantly relatable--Things Change questions and curses current events, shares one man's intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.
Join us for an intimate solo set in the record shop by BJ Barham before his full-band show later at the Saturn Birmingham.
Purchase tickets to the Saturn show here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1665606?utm_medium=api
We're super excited to host T. Hardy Morris for an in-store performance the night before his new album "Dude, The Obscure" is released! Hardy has been one of our favorites at the shop for a while now. You don't want to miss this one.
You will be able to purchase the album on vinyl or CD the night before it's official release thanks to our friends at New West Records!
Supercrush - https://supercrush.bandcamp.com/
Fuzz/power pop from Seattle featuring Mark Palm (Devotion, Go It Alone, Black Breath, Modern Charms, etc)
Big Bite - https://bigbitewa.bandcamp.com/
Seattle grunge punk on POP WIG
90s fuzz rock from Birmingham
Doors at 6PM
Music at 7PM
$5 / ALL AGES
In advance of their upcoming show at Saturn Birmingham, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies will deliver a special electrified duo performance at Seasick Records!
This is a milestone year for the Posies, fronted by Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer. The band began its career exactly 30 years prior by releasing a home-recorded cassette called "Failure", which to their complete surprise became an instant favorite around the Northwest, earning them critical accolades, radio airplay, and major label interest all in a very short time.
The band went on to sign with Geffen records where they were label-mates with Nirvana and Sonic Youth, and steadily built a following around the world via their infectious hooks and furious live shows. They even backed up Big Star (and that performance, Columbia: Live At Missouri University, is a Seasick favorite)!
To take this anniversary celebration around the globe, the Posies, who have had a few lineup changes over the years (always based around the founding duo of Auer and Stringfellow) will be on tour as the 1992-1994 lineup that made "Frosting on the Beater", their breakthrough album — Jon and Ken will be complemented by drummer Mike Musburger and bassist Dave Fox. It’s been almost a quarter century since this quartet has been on the road, and recent warm-up shows have been as explosive as those played by the twenty-somethings of yore.
More info: The Posies 30th Anniversary Tour at Saturn
Purchase tickets to the Saturn Birmingham show: https://www.saturnbirmingham.com/event/1667586-posies-birmingham/