Alabama Shakes, the pride of Athens, Alabama, have taken the world by storm thanks in no small part to the almost otherworldly brilliance of Brittany Howard, and after a terrific summer of shows they’ll be getting our Fall started with a WNY debut tonight at Artpark. Having just stomped the sophomore slump into the dust with this year’s bold Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes have shown both moxy and staying power, and this show is a real treat for local music audiences eager to see what the fuss is all about while the band’s still on the way up.

Fresh off an opening stint with Robert Plant And The Sensational Shape Shifters, Troy, New York folk singer/songwriter Sean Rowe will be on hand for support. Doors open at 7pm, and tickets on the lawn are still available for $35.