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Alabama Shakes In-Store This Friday!

We’ve got an AMAZING opportunity for you to come and meet THE next “up and coming” band! Oz Live Presents The Alabama Shakes for a meet and greet starting at 4pm. They’ll sign autographs and you can have your picture taken with the band!
The band’s debut album doesn’t come out until April 10th but we already have an indie exclusive 7″ from a live recording session they did at Jack White’s Third Man Records!

The FIRST 50 people will get a copy of the above image in poster size to be signed by the band! We’ll also have some great giveaways, so don’t miss out!


We got the Shakes!

Once in a while, there comes a band that hits all the right notes, bears their soul, and catches fire so that the world can see their light. They’ve been referred to as a buzz band, a shooting star, THE band to listen to in 2012. They’ve been featured in such publications as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, L.A. Weekly, and NPR; they recently made their national television debut on Conan; and they have been playing to sold-out venues across the country. Yet, to us, they are still the friendly, down-to-earth band that played sweaty, packed, late-night gigs at our own hometown venues such as Egan’s and the Green Bar. They’re the band that made us believe in music again, made us boogie, and made us shake.

The Alabama Shakes, along with Tuscaloosa legends the Dexateens and Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, will be returning to Tuscaloosa on Friday, March 23rd, to participate in the Well That’s Cool’s Tuscaloosa Get Up Tornado Relief Concert. Oz Music, in coordination with Well That’s Cool, is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Meet and Greet with the Alabama Shakes as part of our Oz Live! music series. This event will be held from 4 to 5 pm, will be completely free and open to the public, and is for all ages.

A limited amount of exclusive posters for the event will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis to be autographed. We will also be hosting a ticket raffle to the benefit concert with four general admission passes, and one lucky winner receivng a VIP Pass that includes access to an intimate, acoustic show by the Alabama Shakes prior to the concert.

For more information about the Well That’s Cool Tuscaloosa Get Up Tornado Relief Concert and how you can donate, visit:


Alabama Shakes performing live on Conan:



Oz Live! Presents: Moonraker


Oz Music is proud to announce another exciting edition of Oz Live! Southern California-based punk band Moonraker, will be traveling through Tuscaloosa on Wednesday, October 26th @ 6pm, en route to The Fest in Gainesville, Florida, and we are lucky enough to have them stopping by for a quick set at your friendly, neighborhood record store! As always, this is a FREE ALL ages show, so bring the family!

For more information, visit:

http://facebook.com/moonrakerhxc or http://moonraker.bandcamp.com/


Record Store Day 2011 Update and In-store

Well, we’re wrapping checking everything in for Record Store Day 2011 and I have to say that I am VERY pleased with the quantity that we’ve gotten of stuff. All items are limited in number and a lot had to be allocated between all of the store participating but I am pleased with our allocation. We will open at 10am on Saturday but last year we had a line that formed around 8am, so just keep that in mind!


We will be enforcing a VERY strict policy of 1 (one) copy per title PER PERSON. This is the only way that we can keep it fair for everyone and keep with the spirit of Record Store Day. However, starting Monday the 18th, you are more than welcome to come back in and buy as many of whatever your heart desires!

We also have scheduled an awesome in-store for tomorrow! The Only Sons will be performing on our stage starting at 4pm. A sound like the whiskey-soaked vocals of a world weary preacher that has fought his own demons for far too long, The Only Sons play the dark, Southern Americana that the Drive-by Truckers once described best as “the duality of the Southern thang.” It would be hard to imagine that this band from Murfreesboro, Tennessee didn’t spend some time in the pulpit with lead singer Kent Eugene Goolsby’s lyrics begging the congregation to not follow the path that he has. To clarify though, The Only Sons are neither dark nor sad; they bring forth the essence of what is great about southern music. From country and blues to dirty rock and roll, this band brings the fire and brimstone that Kent is singing about. With a rhythm section consisting of Jonathan Merritt and Blake Loftis, on bass and drums respectively, and the multi-talented Stephen Daly on pedal-steel and electric guitar, you may come as a skeptic, but you will leave a convert.


HUGE Update on Civil Wars In-store

Got this from their management this morning:

“The instore is still a go!  However, Joy and John Paul will not be able to perform for the event.  We will need to make this a meet-n-greet, autographs, picuture taking, hand shaking type event.  It is not their fault it is our fault for over booking them, as they are on the road for 16 days straight with no rest.  We are trying to protect their voices and give them the proper rest to push forward through their grueling schedule which is going to take them all the way through April without much rest.”

Just wanted to let everyone know in the interest of full disclosure.


The Civil Wars Performing In-Store!

You’ve heard them on Grey’s Anatomy, they appeared on the Jay Leno show last week, now they’re appearing LIVE at Oz Music! The Civil Wars will be performing and signing autographs on Saturday Feb 5th at 1pm! Their debut album is being released on 2.1.11 and is AMAZING! This is a FREE event and is open to ALL ages!

UPDATE: Lucy Schwartz, who is opening for them at Workplay, will also be joining them here at Oz to play 2-3 songs before the Civil Wars come on stage.