Monthly Archives: October 2021


📷: Josh Weichman

Over the summer, Katie Toupin shared a TikTok covering “Adam’s Song” by blink-182. The band’s co-founder and bassist, Mark Hoppus, shared the video and it got a lot of attention. Katie had so much fun doing it, she decided to start a gofundme and see if she could fund a full album of blink-182 covers. Quickly, she had about a quarter of the project funded.

I spoke to Katie before she came to Birmingham for Secret Stages, but I had to check back in after she began this project. blink-182 was, after all, my favorite band when I was 16. We talked about how it all happened and what her plans are for the project. You can donate to the gofundme here and you can check out a great selection of merch here.

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Blue Mountain to celebrate 30th anniversary at Fall Boogie No. 9.

It’s been nine years since Blue Mountain has played a show. For their 30th anniversary, they’ve reunited for two special performance – one in Oxford and one in Waverly, Alabama for the Fall Boogie at the Standard Deluxe.

It’s been a good year for reunions in the genre. I recently wrote about Slobberbone and Centro-matic reuniting for Shoals Fest, as well as Drive-By Truckers and Jason Isbell sharing a bill for the first time since Isbell’s departure from the former in 2007.

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