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St Paul and the Broken Bones, Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

 

Link to full gallery of 42 images here.

There’s something inherently special about seeing a band perform for their hometown, and even more so when their hometown also happens to be your hometown. But when that band’s popularity has skyrocketed since the release of their first full length album earlier in the year, Half the City, and they go from playing tiny (but endearing) local venues like Bottletree Café to a two night sell-out in the city’s most iconic performing arts theatre, the Alabama Theatre, calling it a “special night” really doesn’t begin to cover it.

St. Paul and the Broken Bones’ shows last week didn’t just sell out, they sold out quickly. And if you were fortunate enough to snag a ticket early, the anticipation was well worth it as the audience was treated to an exhilarating get-out-of-your-seats-and-dance-in-the-aisles performance by one of the most impassioned, dynamic frontmen you’re likely to ever see, Paul Janeway, surrounded by one of the most beautiful historic venues in the US. After returning from a successful tour run in Europe and playing some of the biggest summer festivals in the US (including Hangout Fest, which I had the good fortune to photograph and wrote about here — scroll just over halfway down the page and look for the long paragraph introducing their set), the Birmingham faithful were ready to celebrate the group’s success right along with them in a two night event that will undoubtedly be talked about for years to come.

Below are a few of my favorite images from Friday night, but be sure to click the link at the top of the page for the full gallery. And a very special thank you goes out to Lynn Oldshue of The Southern Rambler, the wonderful arts and music publication that my camera and I were there representing.

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One Response to St Paul and the Broken Bones, Alabama Theatre, Birmingham AL

  1. Mom says:

    Love these shots! You got the essence of the show.

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