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The promotional flyer for the inaugural Sound Edge Festival. Jason Grover
Life & Style Editor

Unruly noise tuning strings and woodwinds gave way to applause as Carlos Izcaray took the stage at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center. Conductor Izcaray led the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for the last performance of the 2017 Sound Edge Festival.

One of pieces presented, called "Spiral Galaxy." Photo by George CrumbOne of pieces presented, called "Spiral Galaxy." Photo by George CrumbJason Grover
Life & Style Editor

The third performance in the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Edge festival took place Sunday, Feb. 12 at Saturn in Avondale.

The event was called “Artikulation: Graphic Scores of the Avant-Garde,” and featured an ensemble performing experimental works composed using non-traditional methods.

Jason Grover
Life & Style Editor

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra held the penultimate event of their inaugural Sound Edge Festival on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The event took the form of a block party along 55th Place in Woodlawn highlighting a somewhat new proliferation of musical activity in the area.  This is part of a greater trend of renewal in Woodlawn.

Jacquie Cotillard creates noise using a harmonica, a guitar pick-up and a florescent lamp. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorJacquie Cotillard creates noise using a harmonica, a guitar pick-up and a florescent lamp. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorJason Grover
Life & Style Editor

The Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Sound Edge Festival had its second event Saturday, Feb. 11 at Seasick Records. 

The event, called “Excursions in Recorded Sound,” featured several artists manipulating music recorded in various formats, and brought together several prominent members of Birmingham’s underground experimental music scene.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsPhoto courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsJared Chestnut - Staff Writer
redc@uab.edu

We find strange times in 2016 as a society that is rapidly becoming more and more obsessed with nostalgia for the ‘90s.

Thousands of people attend R. Kelly's concert in the BJCCThousands of people attend R. Kelly's concert in the BJCCSurabhi Rao - Features Editor
features@insideuab.com

R. Kelly’s rescheduled concert brought thousands of people to the BJCC on Friday, Sept. 16.

The renowned hip-hop and R&B artist stopped in Birmingham as a part of his Buffet Tour 2016, showcasing a few of his latest hits with a sprinkle of what people call his “old favorites.”

Rattlesnake Battalion draws its influence from early 2000s punk and ska bands such as Bomb the Music Industry and Titus Andronicus.  Photo from a video by Mateo MontoyaRattlesnake Battalion draws its influence from early 2000s punk and ska bands such as Bomb the Music Industry and Titus Andronicus. Photo from a video by Mateo MontoyaSarah Faulkner - Editor-in-Chief
editor@insideuab.com

This Saturday night, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., local pop-punk band Rattlesnake Battalion plans to make some noise at their upcoming performance at the Desert Island Supply Co. for the Fourteen76 art showcase of local artists, including UAB current and former students.

The band is composed of UAB students James Moss, Christian Hulvey and Blake Smith, as well as a fourth member, Liam Herb, who attends the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and played with the group over the summer. The band has had shows at DISCO and the High Note Lounge following its conception in January.

The members, who grew up and attended school together in the Chelsea area, played music together before they formed Rattlesnake Battalion.

“I met Blake in middle school through our fourth member and auxiliary percussionist Liam,” said Hulvey, a “tentative” music technology major who primarily serves as a bassist for the band. “They played in a band together at that time where Blake played guitar and did vocals. I eventually formed a one time band with Blake called Thunder Badger in eighth grade and we played [at] the school’s dance. I’m pretty sure I met James the night we played that dance, and we became good friends throughout high school. James and I had talked about playing music together for a while, and decided to start a band earlier this year.”

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