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Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

Serving the campus of the University of Alabama since 1894

The Crimson White

All content by Amy Marino

Bridges shows '60s style

Amy Marino January 20, 2015

From Fort Worth, Texas, Leon Bridges may as well be a living, singing time capsule from the ‘60s. Initially interested in choreography, this modern-day Sam Cooke only picked up the guitar four years...

YouTube starts streaming service

YouTube starts streaming service

Amy Marino November 24, 2014

Last week marked the unleashing of YouTube’s long-awaited streaming service, Music Key. Spotify and Beats Music both offer a wide-variety of artists, but none in the streaming space can compare to the...

'The Whistles and The Bells' blends several genres

Amy Marino November 5, 2014

By Amy Marino The Whistles and The Bells is the glorious musical redirection result of Bryan Simpson, former member of bluegrass band Cadillac Sky. When trying to describe the sound of The Whistles...

Alabama named in the top 40 of musical universities in Spotify study

Amy Marino October 21, 2014

Recognizing the integral role music plays in a college experience, Spotify sought insight on the listening habits of college students and released their findings last month. Their biggest question: which...

Shakey Graves' upcoming album worth seeking out

Amy Marino October 5, 2014

There is no better time to recommend the inexhaustible music of Alejandro Rose-Garcia, professionally known as Shakey Graves, than the week of his new album’s release. A native of Austin, Texas, and...

Birmingham catches on to house concert buzz

Birmingham catches on to house concert buzz

Amy Marino September 23, 2014

In a time when small venues are hard to come by, the ultimate intimate venue has emerged: a house. Although house concerts have been around for quite some time, their popularity has risen greatly in the...

Cask & Drum music festival bigger and better this year

Amy Marino September 1, 2014

Because of the great success seen last year, Birmingham’s Cask & Drum music festival is due to be back this year bigger and better in October. The event will take place in the Lakeview district of Birmingham...

Wisconsin band PHOX focuses on nap-pop

Wisconsin band PHOX focuses on nap-pop

Amy Marino August 24, 2014

Upon hearing the breathy, crawling voice of Monica Martin of Wisconsin band PHOX, splattered over the whimsical likes of whistles, banjo, clarinet, horn, keys, electric guitar, mandolin and clapping, one...

Indie music loses original definitions, evolved from independent musicians

Indie music loses original definitions, evolved from independent musicians

Amy Marino July 8, 2014

There once was a time, not too long ago actually, a person, after being asked what type of music they listened to, would be completely understood if they responded with the genre ?of “indie.” “Indie,”...

Shazam provides convenience for mobile music fans

Amy Marino June 17, 2014

Living in Nashville for the summer and being exposed to new, incredible music on a daily basis, I could not more willfully shower the app, Shazam, with compliments. Available on the iTunes app store for...

Record store day 2014 a success

Amy Marino April 23, 2014

Record Store Day, every music lover’s favorite holiday, is internationally celebrated each year on the third Saturday in April. It is a unifying holiday, reminding people all across the world about...

Spring break playlist important to successful vacation, long road trips

Amy Marino March 20, 2014

Spring break is in sight, and for many of you, so is a long road trip ahead. Road trips with friends are enjoyable themselves, but in my opinion, the highlight of any road trip is the playlist that accompanies...

Charleston couple focuses on authentic sound, performance

Amy Marino February 26, 2014

In honor of it finally being Shovels & Rope week – they play this Friday in Birmingham – it is my absolute joy and obligation as a fan to tell you how incredible and talented they are and how you need...

Festivals bring variety to every stage

Amy Marino February 6, 2014

As many of you know, there have recently been quite a few exciting lineup releases for summer music festivals. Many music lovers might say they are thankful to live in an age where festivals are trendy...

CBDBs joyfunk sound to start off the new semester

CBDB’s ‘joyfunk’ sound to start off the new semester

Amy Marino January 9, 2014

To the delight of many local fans, spring semester will begin with a performance by local Tuscaloosa band CBDB. They will be performing Friday at Jupiter – one of the band’s favorite venues. “They’ve...

‘Eclectic’ British quartet Alt-J differs from folk, electronica-heavy genres

Amy Marino April 18, 2013

Convinced all up-and-coming music sounds the same? I was too. It’s easy to get discouraged when it seems the latest artists have taken one of two routes: the pop/electronica/synthesized route or the...

Younger generation finds value in vinyls

Amy Marino March 20, 2013

In a world of instant downloads and iPods, the classic music medium of vinyl has continued to hold its own and prove that it truly cannot be kicked. Not only are record players still being sold, I would...

Bonnaroo no longer a ‘simple, laid-back hippie fest,’ but an anxiously awaited musical escape

Amy Marino February 25, 2013

Nothing can get a music fan more anxious for summer than a long-awaited festival lineup release. With all of the lineup releases this month, it is a task to stay focused on school and fight the urge...

The Oh Hello’s offer eclectic, feel-good sound

Amy Marino January 30, 2013

After a long series of navigating through various clicks and listens of Spotify (one of the greatest ways to discover music in my opinion) I found The Oh Hello’s. The name of the duo explains it all,...

Moon Taxi to create ‘supernatural experience’ in Halloween concert

Amy Marino October 24, 2012

Moon Taxi, native to Nashville, Tenn., was formed in 2006 while members Trevor Terndrup (lead vocal), Wes Bailey (keyboard), Spencer Thomson (guitar), Tommy Putnam (bass) and Tyler Ritter (drums) were...

Lumineers’ songs speak to soul yet engage listeners

Amy Marino September 26, 2012

The Lumineers were formed by Wesley Shultz, Jeremiah Fraites and Neyla Pekarek. The three have been together for seven years, but it is only in the past year that they have become well-known. It is safe...

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