XPN Fest Recap: Bermuda Triangle packs in drifting harmonies and tender songs to beat the rain

Bermuda Triangle | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN |

Early Friday evening concert goers lounged on picnic blankets before the Marina Stage, despite bruise-colored clouds threatening rain. The Nashville power trio Bermuda Triangle were undeterred by the whipping winds and distant thunder. They opened with “Tear Us Apart,” Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes plucking at an upright bass. On “Suzanne,” Howard’s voice took the forefront, dipping and rising with impressive range, drifting harmonies adding breathtaking tenderness. Continue reading →


XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Suzanne” by Bermuda Triangle

Bermuda Triangle | Photo by Harvey Hale | courtesy of the artist

Bermuda Triangle is an Americana trio including Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, and singer-songwriters Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser. Since their debut at the Basement East in Nashville last July, the trio have been slowly releasing music, including “Rosie” featuring Lafser on lead vocals, and “Suzanne” featuring Howard on lead vocals. Continue reading →


Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has a new band in Bermuda Triangle

Alabama Shakes | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Anyone who attended last year’s XPN Fest knows quite well how amazingly talented Brittany Howard is. As the vocalist for the Grammy-winning Alabama Shakes, she packs a vocal punch rivaled by no one. So the news that found its way through the interwebs this week was sure to excite: Howard has a new band and they’re debuting live in Nashville next week. Continue reading →