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KCRW Presents: The Alabama Shakes

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KCRW Presents: The Alabama Shakes

Studio Sessions

KCRW Presents: The Alabama Shakes

KCRW Presents: The Alabama Shakes

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Alabama Shakes' members infuse rock 'n' roll with soul, blues and country. Autumn de Wilde/Autumn de Wilde hide caption

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Alabama Shakes' members infuse rock 'n' roll with soul, blues and country.

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Set List

  • "Hang Loose"
  • "I Found You"
  • "Be Mine"
  • "I Ain't the Same"
  • "Mama"
  • "Goin' to the Party"
  • "Hold On"
  • "Boys & Girls"
  • "Always Alright"
  • "Rise to the Sun"
  • "Heavy Chevy"

The Alabama Shakes are undeniably one of the most exciting new bands out there right now. The garage rockers from a small town in Alabama proved they are worthy of all the praise that has come their way in their live set for KCRW.

Singer Brittany Howard is full of intensity, sass and soul and the band told us during the interview they draw inspiration from the rhythmic rock of AC/DC, the R&B crooning of Charles Bradley and the Afro-Soul of Budos Band. The common thread is "anything with power in it". They played tracks from their forthcoming debut as well as one that didn't make the album, "Heavy Chevy."

Alabama Shakes appear on KCRW's showcase at SXSW.