Brittany Howard

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Did Beck's Band (and Hat) Upstage Him on SNL?

    We all get by with a little help from our friends, but surprise cameos during the musical guest performances on Saturday Night Live don't happen all too frequently. The Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar reprise was a welcome one when they played SNL last month, and that had more to do with Kendrick sav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    SNL Sound-Off: Alabama Shakes

    After watching Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard belt her way through "Hold On" and "Always Alright" on Saturday Night Live, I did what I always do--peruse Twitter to see what people have to say about SNL's musical guest--and CHRIST that was an infuriating exercise. In a perfect world, Howard's glorio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    I Watched The Grammys And I'm In Love!

    I totally fell for the roots rock band Alabama Shakes, particularly lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. To me, she's Kate Smith crossed with Tiny Tim crossed with everything else I like. And she can sang! Brittany even gave Mavis Staples a run for her money in the Levon Helm tribute. And how ... More >>

  • Music

    January 18, 2012

    Pazz & Jop 2011 Comments: Raves and Rants

    Making cases for the great and the grating