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!
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
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.
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/
Oneohtrix Point Never "Age Of" will be released this Friday, June 1st! We're hosting a premiere listening party on Thursday at 6PM where you'll be able to hear the album a day early. You'll can also enter to win a copy of the record, a print, and character cards. Hope to see you there!
Join a group of vinyl enthusiasts and crate diggers as we hop from record store to record store enjoying music, food, drinks and fun on Saturday, May 19th!
Seat on the Record Store Crawl bus with TBA music performances along the way
Deep Eddy Vodka + Tortugas Pizza + Gaming at Mom’s Basement
Giveaways including Kanto test pressings, signed vinyl and more
Gift bag full of swag including a mystery vinyl LP
Limited edition Domino Records tote bag
15% off at Seasick Records
15% off at Charlemagne Records
15% off at Renaissance Records
Online code for 15% off U-Turn Audio turntables
** PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BE 21+ to purchase.
Join us on Friday, May 18th to celebrate the recent release of Andrew Bryant's "Ain't It Like The Cosmos" and Will Stewart's "County Seat". Both are fantastic albums from two of the South's best songwriters.
Both Andrew and Will will play solo sets and sign copies of their albums. This event is FREE.
Neighbor Lady stop by Seasick for an in-store performance to celebrate the release of their new album "Maybe Later"!
A missing link between indie-rock and classic country western, Atlanta-based Neighbor Lady is comprised of Emily Braden, Jack Blauvelt, Merideth Hanscom, and Andrew McFarland. Led by the siren voice of front-woman and songwriter Emily Braden, Neighbor Lady began as a solo project. She began writing music by herself and for herself; lyrically, the songs chronicle events in her personal life and her emotions surrounding those events.
Having grown up on a farm in pastoral Rome, Georgia, she moved to Athens, Georgia after high school, met guitarist Jack Blauvelt and formed Neighbor Lady, a small band centered on supporting Emily’s songwriting. As Braden puts it, “Neighbor Lady started because I was too nervous to play a show by myself, so I asked my friends to play with me.”
Neighbor Lady’s debut LP Maybe Later consists of 7 songs that introduce the band’s foundations of country-kissed indie-rock in a poignantly sweet and evocative style — the album shifts fluidly between the dreamy, stripped-down, aching melodies of just Braden and her guitar, to the powerfully noisy and fiery hooks of the full band. Neighbor Lady’s momentum is indebted to their blend of a powerfully dynamic band paired with Braden’s soaring vocal melodies, creating a sensation both comforting yet heartbreaking in the same moment. You’ll feel compelled to put “Let It Bleed” on endless repeat. And there’s an immediate Southern element to Neighbor Lady, emanating from Emily’s voice (which has been compared to Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Kate Bush and Nancy Sinatra), some of Jack’s pedal steel-esque guitar melodies, the slower 2-stepping rhythm in the song “I Wish Nothing,” and the fire in songs like “Fine” and “Silently Separately.”
Stop by Seasick this Saturday, April 28th at 3PM to hear the new Beach House album "7" two weeks before its release!
We'll be giving away a limited vinyl Loser edition copy of the new album to one lucky person! Plus free posters for attendees while they last. See you there!
Dr. Dog’s new album “Critical Equation” comes out this Friday, April 27th!
Stop by the store Friday morning at 11am and listen to the album with us. We’ll be giving away doughnuts from Hero Doughnuts and coffee from Crestwood Pharmacy!
You’ll also have a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Dr. Dog at Iron City on 5/17. See you Friday!
- DJ Sets from Lee Shook, DJ Dusty Blue, Roz 's House Party, DJ Tom Forty Five, DJ Jezebelle
- Limited edition screen printed poster/shirts by Boss Construction (http://bossconstruct.com/)
- Sloss Music & Arts Festival ticket giveaways!
- Birmingham Mountain Radio turntable/vinyl giveaway
- 1000+ fresh used LPs
- BOGO used CDs
- BOGO used $3 LPs
- Saturn Birmingham ticket giveaways: Power Trip, Andrew W.K., Marian Hill, Susto, Basement/Citizen, Hop Along, Of Montreal, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
- Reaction Media ticket giveaways: Smokepurpp, Tory Lanez, Attila, The Dangerous Summer
Doors will open at 8AM. Record Store Day releases are first come, first served. One copy per release per person.
Jukebox the Ghost's latest record, Off To The Races is a giddy, vibrant collection of Jukebox the Ghost's most bombastic, colorful songs to date. Though it's the fifth studio outing from this long-running trio of piano pop wizards, it plays like an energetic debut album: Just as eager to please as it is eager to surprise you. Every generation has a band that puts a fresh twist on piano-rock, and Jukebox the Ghost’s latest studio offering serves as a memorably vivid and kaleidoscopic step forward for the genre.
Jukebox The Ghost's brand new album "Off To The Races" is out now! Purchase the CD or vinyl from Seasick and have it signed by the band after their intimate performance on Saturday, April 14th.
Starts at 1:30PM sharp!
Purchase tickets for their show at Saturn Birmingham here: https://www.saturnbirmingham.com/event/1627352-jukebox-ghost-special-guest-birmingham/
"Good evening, we're the Brummies."
With that simple introduction, so opens one of the year's most immersive and adventurous rock albums, Eternal Reach. The debut LP by Birmingham, Alabama, band the Brummies – their name is U.K. slang for a resident of Birmingham – Eternal Reach is a musician's album, distinguished by inventive arrangements, lush melodies and straight-to-tape production. Perfectly suited for losing yourself beneath a pair of quality headphones, the record evokes the psych-rock vibe of the Sixties and the soft indie-folk of the Nineties, yet possesses a timeless sound all its own.
The Brummies brand new album "Eternal Reach" will be out April 6th! You'll be able to purchase the vinyl early during the in-store and have it signed by the band.
Starts at 6:00PM sharp!
The Brummies will also be playing Sloss Music & Arts Festival this summer! Purchase tickets here: www.slossfest.com
Worldwide advance listening parties for BOARDING HOUSE REACH, the new album from Jack White which is out March 23rd, will take place on Friday, March 9th at independent record stores.
In addition to hearing the new album in full two weeks before it’s release, all attendees will be given exclusive 3" Jack White buttons (while supplies last) and will have the chance to enter to win one listening party exclusive single-sided tri-color 7” of Jack’s new single “Over and Over and Over” at each or a Jack White cotton canvas tote bag.
Additionally, attendees will be able to enter to win the U.S. grand prize - ProJect RM 1.3 turntable ($499 value).
We're raising money for the employees of Saturn and Satellite, who've been largely out of work since the venerated music venue / coffee shop / bar caught on fire last month. Most of these people have been out of work while Saturn is undergoing repairs, so let's help them make up some of that lost income.
We're throwing this party in conjunction with our pals at Crestwood Coffee Company/Cafe, who will have a special food and drink menu for the day!
Matthew McNeal stops by Seasick for an in-store performance at 3PM! Come pick up a copy of his new album a week before it's official release!
After years of touring in support of the 2015 debut 'Compadre', McNeal and longtime drummer Andre Black return with 'Good Luck', an LP recorded by Grammy award-winning Ted Young (Kurt Vile, The Rolling Stones). Backed by an all-star band, the album weaves in and out of genre atop the analog hiss of a 1971 tape machine. Matthew McNeal delivers inventive storytelling over a groove-laden soundtrack, sonically mirroring the dynamic landscapes seen while weaving across the country.
Striving to bring analog sounds and high-caliber songwriting into the modern era without gimmick, Matthew and long-time drummer Andre Black teamed up with Israel Nash and his band at Nash's Plum Creek Sound studio in the heart of the Texas hill country. With Grammy award-winning Ted Young at the helm of a 16-track tape machine, the group spent four days recording nine tracks that would become 'Good Luck', Matthew's second studio album. The collection of work presents a youthful take on analog production, blurring the lines between genre with inventive musicality and lyricism with a sense of clarity.
During the record's 34-minute runtime, a listener is due to experience the edge that alternative music carries, the unbound emotion of soul, and the raw energy of rock & roll. Good Luck will be released on February 16, 2018 through McNeal's own Matte Black Sound Company.
Captain Kudzu (solo)
Doors 7pm / $5
All proceeds will be donated to the Magic City Acceptance Center.
The Magic City Acceptance Center (MCAC) provides a safe, supportive and affirming space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13-24, adults, and children in Birmingham and surrounding areas.
Come celebrate the holidays with everyone at The Shoppes of Crestwood!
We’ll have a special sidewalk performance at 6pm from the Crestwood Community Band and carols lead by the Birmingham Bier Choir!
Stop by Seasick Records for eggnog, cookies, a pop-up shop by Charm, pop-up dinner from Chef Robby Melvin, and a Christmas DJ set from DJ PJs.
ElementsBhm will have beer, treats, and 30% off select items.
Crestwood Pharmacy and Soda Fountain will be unveiling some holiday ice cream flavors.
Crestwood Coffee Company/Cafe will keep you warm with hot drinks and delicious food.
Urban Suburban Antiques will have wine, snacks, and sales.
Hope to see you there!
Each Saturday leading up to Christmas we'll have a guest DJ spinning their favorite holiday tunes from 12-3PM. We'll also have free eggnog and cookies during each set!
Saturday, December 9 - 12-3PM
This Saturday we'll also have a special Kid's Christmas Craft brought to you by UAB's Alys Stephens Center!
As a “Thank You” for all of the love and support we’ve received over the last four years, Seasick Records is throwing a party… And we’ve invited SUPERCHUNK!
That’s right: Indie / punk heroes Superchunk will be playing the Seasick Block Party! It’s gonna be outside, it’s gonna be all-ages, and it’s gonna be FREE!
It’s all going down on October 28th — a rare Saturday without an Alabama or an Auburn football game!
As always, our birthday party will also serve as our annual canned food drive. For every two canned food items, we’ll enter you into a drawing for a variety of great prizes, including FREE RECORDS FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR!
In addition to the music there will be food, beer, and much much more!
Julien Baker's beautiful new album "Turn Out The Lights" comes out this Friday! We'll have it available on indie record store exclusive clear vinyl and CD.
To celebrate the release we'll be hosting a listening party. Stop by the shop on Friday at 6pm to listen "Turn Out The Lights" and sip on some coffee and eat a donut.
You'll also be able to enter into a drawing for a chance to win the following:
- Signed LP
- Tote Bag
- Coffee Mug
- Bag of Dunkin Donuts coffee (Julien’s fav!)
- $50 Gift Card to Seasick Records
Help us celebrate the vinyl release of The Replacements "For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986" with a hearty breakfast of eggs, toast, bbq chips and beer!
We'll kick off the celebration at 11AM on Saturday, October 7th by listening to album in full. In addition to a delicious free breakfast we'll have plenty of giveaways!
Birmingham soul/blues musician, Sam Frazier Jr., will celebrate the recent release of his long-lost Southern soul recordings at Seasick Records on Friday, October 6th. The songs were recorded between 1969 and 1971 at the Sound of Birmingham Recording Studio. The album entitled "Take Me Back" will be available for sale on vinyl.
Sam will perform a few selections from "Take Me Back". Burgin Matthews of The Lost Child on Birmingham Mountain Radio will MC a Q&A with Sam before his performance.
"Four decades later Frazier’s long lost masters are finally seeing the light of day, and are a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit in the epicenter of the segregated South. With a band hotter than a four-balled tomcat, Sam Frazier cut some of the most powerful southern soul ever!" —Ardie Dean
The Audiovore and Seasick Records are proud to present a night of art terror madness featuring legendary Cleveland punk band X______X (feat. John Morton from the Electric Eels, Craig Bell from Rocket From The Tombs/Mirrors, and Weasel Walter from Lydia Lunch's Retrovirus) with special guests Me & My Knife.
Show starts at 7pm and tickets are $8.