Alabama Shakes

The 2016 Grammy Performances, Ranked From Worst to First

20. The Hollywood Vampires, "As Bad As I Am" / "Ace of Spades" Not bad, per sé, just kinda dispiriting —…
Andrew Unterberger / February 16, 2016

Watch Alabama Shakes Sing ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ at the 2016 Grammy Awards

Soon after nabbing three trophies — Best Alternative Music Album for last year's Sound & Color, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song, Alabama Shakes took the…
Rachel Brodsky / February 15, 2016

The Ten Things About the 2016 Grammys That Are Gonna Piss Everyone Off

If righteous indignation isn't the reflexive reaction for most folks when watching the Grammys, it's probably at least their preferred mode of viewership. Because really,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 12, 2016

Grammys 2016: Who Should Win, Who Will Win, and Who Was Snubbed?

With the 2016 Grammys coming up this Monday, the SPIN staff takes a look at ten of the biggest categories to determine who should will, who…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2016

Alabama Shakes Take Things Slow on ‘Austin City Limits’ with ‘This Feeling’

This Saturday the Shakes will play the late night live show Austin City Limits alongside Vintage Trouble.
Max Cea / December 30, 2015

Forecastle Festival 2016 Lineup: The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, and More

The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, and Death Cab for Cutie will headline the 2016 Forecastle Festival. The 14th annual event will take place on…
James Grebey / December 8, 2015

Grammy Nominations 2016: Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar, and More

The Grammy Award nominations for 2016 have just been announced, and predictably, Taylor Swift's 1989 and Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly have racked up many of the proceedings'
Brennan Carley / December 7, 2015

Celebrate Thanksgiving With Bonnaroo’s Hourlong Music Special, Featuring D’Angelo and More

To celebrate the fast-approaching holiday season, the festival organizers of Bonnaroo have just released "A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving," an hour-long program that features exclusive live…
Brennan Carley / November 25, 2015

Alabama Shakes Deliver Powerhouse Performance of ‘Joe’ on ‘Colbert’

Southern rock and soul purveyors Alabama Shakes showed up on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to play "Joe," a bonus cut from…
Andrew Unterberger / October 29, 2015

The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

A list celebrating rock bands in 2015? We don't see why not. Rock isn't at the center of the musical universe anymore, sure — maybe…
SPIN Staff / October 16, 2015

Stephen Colbert Enlists Mavis Staples, Beirut, More for Sly Stone Cover on First ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert started his tenure on CBS' Late Show on Tuesday night, and he wasn't about to do so without a pretty special musical guest…
Colin Joyce / September 9, 2015

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Releases Surprise Album Under the Name Thunderbitch

Brittany Howard, the bold-voiced frontwoman of the Alabama Shakes, has surprise released a new album under a fittingly confident pseudonym — Thunderbitch. The 10-track, self-titled…
James Grebey / September 2, 2015

Alabama Shakes Rock ‘Conan’ to the Core With ‘Gimme All Your Love’

Alabama Shakes continued their ongoing tour on behalf of this spring's Sound and Color with an appearance on Conan last night, bringing a gurgling "Gimme All Your Love"
Brennan Carley / August 12, 2015

Paul McCartney and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Duetted on the Beatles’ Get Back’

During musical legend Paul McCartney's headlining Lollapalooza set last night, the Beatle brought out Alabama Shakes frontman Brittany Howard for a performance of his hit…
Brennan Carley / August 1, 2015

Alabama Shakes Bring Stunning ‘Over My Head’ Performance to ‘Fallon’

Alabama Shakes showed up on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to perform their Sound & Color album closer "Over My Head." The…
Andrew Unterberger / June 9, 2015

Review: Alabama Shakes Can’t Be Tamed on the Ripping ‘Sound and Color’

Alabama Shakes epitomize what a rock band should be in this era, mostly for what they lack. Confidence oozes out of every note that pours…
Natasha Aftandilians / April 22, 2015

Alabama Shakes ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ On Their ‘SNL’ Return

Lorne Michaels and the rest of the Saturday Night Live crew took a well deserved break last week after their big 40th anniversary shindig, but they…
Colin Joyce / March 1, 2015

Backstage Pass: Alabama Shakes’ Intimate Performance at New Orleans’ Preservation Hall

In New Orleans, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band is an institution that's revered above all others. Founded in the early 1960s, the band takes their…
Puja Patel / May 14, 2014

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

This past Sunday closed out New Orleans Jazz Fest's second weekend at the city's Fair Grounds Race Course. The gigantic festival has become an institution…
SPIN Staff / May 5, 2014

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Teams With Ruby Amanfu for Third Man Single

Brittany Howard and Ruby Amanfu each performed at the Grammys, and now the two earthy-voiced singers are teaming up. The Alabama Shakes frontwoman and Jack…
Marc Hogan / March 4, 2013
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