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Alabama Shakes Headline Billy Reid’s Shindig

Menswear designer Billy Read, left, with Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard

Menswear designer Billy Reid hosted the fourth installment of his annual Shindig this past weekend, a two-day celebration of “music and fine Southern culture” in his line’s homebase of Florence, Alabama. After a book signing with John T. Edge — director of the Southern Foodways Alliance and writer of the just released The Truck Food Cookbook — at Reid’s flagship store, the party’s focused shifted toward music. Between outdoor shows that featured Wild Cub (who would later invite Reid, a guitarist, to jam during the after party), Doc Daily + Magnolia Devil, the Weeks, the Pine Hill Haints, Bryan Cates and Roman Candle, SXSW and Hangout fest veterans Alabama Shakes took to the stage at the sold-out Shoals Theater in downtown Florence.