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, July 29th!
- Seat on the Record Store Crawl bus with TBA music performances along the way
- Lunch entrée + Pabst Blue Ribbon + drink tickets at Carrigan’s Public House
- Bottomless Pabst Blue Ribbon and games at 41st Street Pub
- Giveaways including Kanto YU6 speakers, test pressings, signed vinyl and more
- Gift Bag full of swag including a mysery vinyl LP and 7 inch
- Limited edition Domino Records tote bag
- Metallica and David Bowie slipmats
- Limited edition 2017 Record Store Crawl poster
- 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. You must bring a valid ID for proof of age. Anyone under the age of 21 will be turned away and no refunds will be granted.
The Seasick Stage returns to Sloss Fest for another year of great local music! We'll also have be selling records, shirts, etc in our AIR CONDITIONED pop-up store. Here's the schedule for our stage:
3:15pm - Riverbend
4:15pm - Club AM
6:00pm - Nowhere Squares
7:30pm - Byron The Aquarius
3:15pm - New Devils
4:15pm - Vulture Whales
6:00pm - Holy Youth
7:30pm - Shaheed and DJ Supreme
For tickets visit: SlossFest.com
Starting Monday, July 10th Seasick will finally be open 7 days a week! To celebrate our first Monday open we will be hosting a free in-store performance from Steelism!
Guitarist Jeremy Fetzer, hailing from Canton, Ohio, and pedal steel player Spencer Cullum from Essex, England met while touring the U.K. with Nashville singer/songwriter Caitlin Rose. Quickly realizing they were cut from the same cloth, they bonded over a shared love for classic film score composers like Ennio Morricone and ’60s instrumental acts like Booker T. and the M.G.s, The Ventures and Pete Drake. They started writing between sound checks and Steelism was born. They have backed a wide array of artists such as Wanda Jackson, Johnny Fritz, Rayland Baxter, Andrew Combs, Ruby Amanfu and others. Their debut full-length, 615 to FAME, was released in September 2014 on Single Lock Records (founded by founded by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, John Paul White of The Civil Wars and Will Trapp).
Their new album "ism" will be available June 23, 2017 on Steelism’s own label imprint, Intoxicating Sounds, distributed by Thirty Tigers.
Stop by the store Tuesday, June 27th at 6pm for the Nerves Baddington LP listening party followed by a performance from the band! You'll also be able to purchase the album a whole month before it's official release. See you there!
Mac Demarco and Slowdive both have new albums coming out this week! We're celebrating with a joint listening party for both albums.
Come by the store at 2pm on Saturday, May 6th and listen to the records. We'll have some free stuff for attendees! You'll also have a chance to win the following:
- 1 Mac Demarco ‘This Old Dog’ test pressing
- 1 Mac Demarco ‘This Old Dog’ **signed** cassette (signed on the inside)
- 1 Mac Demarco **signed** poster
- 1 Slowdive t-shirt
Rogue + Jaye - the new collaboration between Courtney Jaye and Zach Schwartz of Rogue Wave will be stopping by Seasick for an in-store performance on 4/28!
Listen to a track from their debut album "Pent Up" here: http://www.rollingstone.com/…/hear-rogue-waves-zach-schwart…
Show starts at 7PM / $5 at the door
Pile stop by Seasick for an acoustic performance & signing before their headlining show at The Syndicate Lounge!
Their new record "A Hairshirt Of Purpose" is out on 3/31!
Purchase tickets for the Syndicate Lounge show here: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1418058?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent
Strand of Oaks stop by Seasick for an acoustic performance & signing before their headlining show at Saturn Birmingham with Mount Moriah!
Their new record "Hard Love" is out now and available at Seasick.
Purchase tickets for the Saturn show here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1383642?_ga=1.149927414.1778584140.1473713844
Bring your friends and family to this FREE event benefiting Girls Rock Birmingham. We are holding a silent art auction with pieces by some of the best artists in the city.
The event is free and we'll have raffle tickets for sale with lots of great prizes. DJs will be spinning records, Katie Gaiser will be our VJ for the evening, we'll have live painting by Claire Godbee Art, and more surprises to come.
Come out and support this great cause!
Girls Rock Birmingham helps girls build self-esteem and find their voices through unique programming that combines music education, performance and promotion; empowerment and social justice workshops; positive role models, collaboration and leadership skill building.
Holy Youth will release their sophomore album "Heavy Bored" on LA's lolipop records on April 1. It's taken two and a half years of work, and the guys are finally ready to share the tunes. Come out to Seasick on April 1 to hear the tracks and jam out.
with special guests:
7PM / $5
Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster and Adam Torres combined Living Room show. Totally acoustic, no stage, no sound system.
All tickets must be purchased in advance.
Hand Grenade Job will be coming through on their way home from touring with Thou. Check out their bandcamp and get psyched.
Brad Davis - Birmingham noise/ambient/avant veteran. What's he gonna do? Who knows. But it will rule.
Jim Fahy - Birmingham's resident astronaut.
$5 for the touring band.
Great Gospel will be preforming their debut album titled 'An Adorning Rotation' in its entirety.
Loveislight (Chris Suda from post-rock band In Snow) will be opening up the show with his solo act.
$5 at the door.
Colony House will make a stop at Seasick Records for an acoustic performance and signing before their headlining show at Saturn on Saturday, March 11th at 2PM.
Purchase a copy of their new album "Only The Lonely" at Seasick and get it signed by the band!
For tickets to their show at Saturn please visit SaturnBirmingham.com
Durand Jones & The Indications self-titled debut was one Seasick Records' faveorite albums of 2016 -- so we're incredibly excited and honored to have him play the store. More info to come!
Durand Jones & The Indications
$10 - Advance tickets available at Seasick Records
Doors at 7PM
Show at 8PM
Craig Finn of The Hold Steady stops by Seasick for an in-store performance and signing!
His new record "We All Want The Same Things" will be out 3/24 but you can pre-order it now from Seasick!
Make sure you catch Craig and his band at Saturn Birmingham that night opening for Japandroids.
Tickets to the Saturn show: http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/event/1372371-japandroids-birmingham/
Heath Green & The Makeshifters celebrate the release of their new self-titled album with an acoustic performance and signing at Seasick!
Come support some of Birmingham's finest and get the album a week early!
LATE BLOOMER (6131 Records / Charlotte, NC) – fuzzy, 90’s-style alt/indie rock; “tight, concise, fuzzy rock and roll that’s equal parts 80s college rock, early 90s Dischord, and an alternate-universe post-Stay What You Are Saves The Day that went full-Dü.” – Noisey
ALRIGHT (Self Aware/Negative Fun Records / Charlotte, NC) – fuzzy pop/punk with “a lock on nostalgic, straight-forward punk with a decidedly sentimental bent” whose songs “could be some long-lost bonus [tracks] from the Clueless soundtrack” – Stereogum
SHOCKS - Birmingham rockers with members of Wray and Null
From hip hop to musique concrete, Seasick Records is the perfect location to explore how recorded sound can, musically speaking, become a means rather than an end. Each of this evening's performances will utilize pre-recorded sound as an instrument all its own.
Excursions in Recorded Sound is part of the The Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural Sound Edge Festival -- a nine-day celebration of the weird and exciting collisions between music, art, and technology.
The tickets for Sound Edge Festival concerts range from free - $19 and will be available for purchase each night at the door, but you can purchase VIP passes for the entire festival HERE.
Deadaires is a band born out of necessity. While all the members have impressive pedigrees, having cut their teeth in celebrated Florida punk acts like Against Me! and True North, Deadaires is an entirely different beast. It all began last year when having left Against Me! after twelve years, Andrew Seward (bass, keyboards, vocals) moved to St. Augustine, Florida, and started working at a music venue with Ryan Murphy (vocals, guitars). The duo casually talked about starting a recording project and recruited drummer and co-worker/visual artist Jeremy Rogers (drums/vocals) to fill things out. Jeremy has been an instrumental part of the St. Augustine punk scene for 15 years and has also played in countless bands. "I had pretty much stopped playing music when the three of us starting playing together for fun, but as soon as this project started it came together in a way where we got that tingly feeling like when you start dating someone," Seward says of the band's unexpected beginnings in 2015. "You start daydreaming, and daydreaming is a good thing when it comes to creating something you love."
Recorded during lunch breaks, weekends, and the occasional vacation day, Deadaires was tracked incrementally over an eight-month period at Seward's house on an eight-channel mixer, a refreshingly far cry from the major-label albums he'd made in the past. "The whole record was a freeing moment in the sense that we work so much that there wasn't time to make a professional record on a budget, so we made something that was more fueled by sporadic intensity," Seward explains. "This was the most unstressed album I've made since I was 16 years old making records in Alabama," he continues. "Everyone agreed on everything or we didn't go forward." That charismatic connection and collective collaboration is evident on songs like,"Constance Demario," a midtempo sing-along that recalls some of the best moments of D.C. post- hardcore, but played through the prism of the Gainesville punk that these musicians helped pioneer. It's heavy without being macho and tender without sounding whiny. It's the sound of adults rediscovering the joy of what being in a band felt like before the complications of adulthood set in.
Lyrically the album focuses on the members' collective personal experiences. It's inherently relatable to anyone trying to come to terms with the present without disavowing his or her past. "We weren't trying to be thematic. It was just us looking back at the past decade of experiences and the fact that we're all the same age and coming from the same type of place," Murphy explains. "There's a melancholy to it but there's also a frantic desperation to these songs because I think that's just where we are in our lives." Once the recording was finished the band took it to close friend and renowned producer J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) who masterfully mixed Deadaires.
"J. was able to take these songs and make you feel like you're actually in the room as we record it live which is pretty amazing considering that it was all recorded separately," Murphy adds. Finally the album was mastered by another longtime friend, Brad Boatright, who recently worked on the soundtrack for the breakout Netflix series Stranger Things.
Speaking of strange things, although all three members imagined that their touring days were behind them once the album was finished, they all agreed that they needed to start performing these songs and recruited Alan Mills as their live guitar player. "We've played three shows, but it feels like we've been playing together for years because on some incestual level, we have been playing together for years," Seward explains. "That's the whole thing. We didn't plan on starting a band but the actual material motivated us to be a band." Whether Deadaires is building quietly climactic post-hardcore anthems like "Exit Polls," or channeling their aggression into controlled chaos on "Poor You, Poor Me," Deadaires is an album that's reassuringly familiar without regurgitating the past. It's the kind of album that references the Afghan Whigs as much as it does Fugazi because it isn't trying to be either of them. Sometimes our most creative moments are the unexpected ones... and this album is teeming with those types of tiny revelations.
Memphis meets Birmingham for this Magic City Hardcore rager!!!
Reserving Dirtnaps (Memphis)
Black Hole Kids (Birmingham)
Heavy User (Birmingham)
PLEASE NOTE: This show will be taking place at The Firehouse -- NOT SEASICK. Ask a Punk for directions!
Margaret Glaspy stops by Seasick for a Sunday afternoon in-store performance! The in-store is FREE. Make sure you pick up a copy of her latest album "Emotions And Math" while you're here.
She'll be opening the Birmingham Mountain Radio Holiday Soiree with Jim James and Twin Limb later in the evening at Iron City Bham. Purchase tix here: http://www.ironcitybham.com/event/1367191-bmr-holiday-soiree-jim-james-birmingham/
Lauren Elizabeth and Seasick Records Presents:
JEFF The Brotherhood w/ GT \\//
$10 ADV / All Ages / Show 8pm
Trim Tab Brewing Company will have some tasty beer for all 21+
*Tickets now available at the shop - CASH ONLY
Jeff The Brotherhood -
JEFF The Brotherhood is an art project started by brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall in 2002 in a basement in Nashville, TN. Their work is influenced by many types of music including jazz, black metal, motorick rhythm and hard rock, as well as many artists and environments including the film work of Werner Herzog, the choreography of Kate Bush, and the rivers of Tennessee.
Over the last decade their art has taken them all over the world including Hawaii, New Zealand and Russia. They have given well over a thousand live performances and created countless art objects including zines, puppets, videos, and eleven full length albums.
JEFF The Brotherhood was started with one goal in mind, to do or create whatever they feel with no rules or boundaries. Their latest offering is an experimental rock album called "ZONE". It was recorded and co-produced by Collin Dupuis in a converted warehouse called Club Roar. Alicia Bognanno (Bully) makes a guest appearance on the album, she is the lead vocalist on the song "Roachin". The album took about two weeks, 4 racks of ribs, a few dozen chicken wings, 3 pork chops, some sausage, a brisket, and a whole lot of smoke wood to make. It is the third installment in a spiritual trilogy of albums including Heavy Days (2009) and We Are The Champions" (2011). It is available worldwide August 12 from Dine Alone records.
When not making art, Jake and Jamin spend most of their time backpacking, gardening, and riding bicycles in Nashville, TN.
A Birmingham power trio given to insistent but agile rhythms and psychedelic interpretations of standard rock muscle, GT self-released two excellent EPs in 2013. Spurred by the enthusiasm of Alabama label and recording studio Communicating Vessels, who signed on to produce and release the band’s debut LP, the trio doubled down to make their best work yet—the thrilling, anthemic, addictive eight-song debut, Beats Misplaced. It’s a rock ’n’ roll thrill ride, full of pumping beats and plangent guitars, howled vocals and hooks that past. For these eight tunes, the blues commingle with noise rock, and a righteous boogie pulsates beneath shoegaze distortion. Think Japandroids or No Age being born in and embracing the humid and strange American South, and you start to hear GT through the haze.
Front man and lead guitarist Scotty Lee had tinkered with various incarnations of “GT,” the unifying acronym of his one-man arts-and-music project alternately known as Green Teeth, Get Tryin’ and Ghost Traveler. He’s been playing in bands since high school, from early cover acts and sets of instrumental brooders to post-hardcore crews and straight-ahead rock acts. But GT was a chance for him to separate himself from the frustrations of band life and start an outlet that would be forever his. With Byron Sonnier on bass and Mark Beasley on drums, both respected veterans of the music community themselves, GT is complete as they look forward to putting out their debut LP, Beats Misplaced, this summer. It represents the fulfillment of self-determination and the start of a great new rock band from the depths of the South.
Our friends over at CHARM will have a pop-up shop at Seasick from December 9th - 24th! To kick things off we're gonna have good ole fashioned Christmas party! It will be both lit AND chill.
You can look forward to all of this and MORE:
Goodie bags for the first 50 people!
Ugly sweater contest!
DJ Paul Wilm spinning all your favorite Christmas classics!
Eggnog & Silknog!
Shave ice from Ono Ice!
Delicious snacks from chef Robby Melvin!
Photos with Santa!