Thursday, September 21, 2017

20 Frankie Cosmos songs you should know before she plays at Zbar on 9/25

23 year old Frankie Cosmos (a.k.a Greta, the daughter of  Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates) has released over 50 albums. Here are just 20 tracks you should know before she plays Zanzabar this monday (all ages. 8pm. Get tix here).

Friday, September 15, 2017

9/16: Humans vs Zombies, Vinyl Swap, and Local Brews at ReSurfaced

ReSurfaced is partnering with Louisville Zombie Attack this Saturday September 16th for a game of Zombies vs. Humans. Winners can win a Louisville Zombie Attack Prize Box and other prizes throughout the games (Game Rules found here).

The event  begins with a Vinyl Swap Market starting at 6 pm with raffles of classic Louisville albums. DJ sets with Cal & John, hosts of WCHQ's 'Monday Night On The Hill' on 100.9FM Radio.

Against The Grain Brewery will be serving up some of Louisville's finest brews and 502 cafe will be serving a variety of beverages including Coopers' Craft Bourbon. Heine Brothers' Coffee Airstream will be on hand as well. Free and open to the public. 319 S. Shelby st. 6-11pm.

Monday, September 11, 2017

9/28: Sylvan Esso at Mercury

Sylvan Esso will be performing at Mercury Ballroom on Thursday September 28th in support of their new album 'What Now?'

Friday, August 25, 2017

8/29 Louisville Zombie Attack @ Zanzabar

As many long time supporters of Louisville Zombie Attack know, They have been battling against an imposter walk over the last couple years that has a very similar name and hosts it's walk 3 days before Zombie Attack traditionally holds theirs (8:29pm on 8/29) at Eastern Parkway & Bardstown rd (where Zombie Attack has always held theirs). A lawsuit against the new zombie walk is ongoing and the original Zombie Attack has had to be creative to continue their long standing tradition in Louisville, while being forced out of their traditional walk path.

So Louisville Zombie Attack has decided to turn their event into a funeral, stating on their website ''If you want to destroy a cherished Louisville Holiday on 8/26, we'll throw you a funeral 3 days later''; so on Tuesday, August 29th (Zombie Attack Day), at Zanzabar will be the

Events start at 6 pm at Zanzabar with the Never Nervous Presents the George A. Romero Tribute Double Feature Matinee  and dinner specials (under 21 permitted) followed by Michael Hartman’s Walking Dead Split Flipper Pinball Tourney at 10pm. Live entertainment starts at 9pm in the Dead Forest room by ClownvisTony RobotSeason Of the Witch, and Sick Little Things (Alice Cooper Tribute Band).

Also there will be a prize raffle at 11pm with all proceeds going to the 'We Gon' Be Alright' mural project (there is also an online Mural Project Crowdsourcing Campaign).

There will also be a Costume Contest at 11pm. Categories include: 'Best Funeral Attire' 'Best Couple In Mourning' & 'Best Looking Corpse' (prizes provided by Ratterman Funeral Home).

Raffle Prizes donated by Michael Hartman & Louisville Pinball Association,  Never Nervous,  Guestroom RecordsNew Wave BurritosLouisville Is For Lovers and more.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8/26: Cut Family Foundation CD release show at Outerspace

The Cut Family Foundation is releasing a new full-length CD, Funky Public, on Gubbey Records. The release show is on August 26th, 8 pm, at Galaxie/Outerspace. It's only $8 and includes a free copy of Funky Public.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

8/6 biographer Erin Osmon speaks about Jason Molina at Guestroom

Music writer Erin Osmon, biographer of musician Jason Molina, will be reading from her new book "Riding With The Ghost" at Guestroom Records (1806 Frankfort Ave) this Sunday August 6th at 1pm. There will also be DJs playing Molina's work from Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. and other guests as well.
Read our review of Osmon's Riding With The Ghost here.

Event information here.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7/29: PotterPalooza at the Louisville Free Public Library Main Branch

For everyone who has listed 'Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft' as your alma mater on Facebook, head down to the Louisville Free Public Library this Saturday July 29, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. for PotterPalooza (301 York Street), in honor of Harry Potter's Birthday (which is technically July 31st).

The event claims to have everything Harry Potter, a Diagon Alley exhibit, a Muggle Museum,  magical craft making, broomstick flying lessons, Quidditch, and more.

Activities for younger fans will take place from 2 to 5 p.m., and activities for older kids, teens, and adults will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Carmichael’s Kids will be selling books from the series during the event. And of course, everyone is invited to dress as their favorite character from the world of Harry Potter. FREE.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Interview: Phillip Olympia of Never Nervous

As part of 37FLOOD's 10th Anniversary we have asked Louisville writers to talk about music, Louisville, culture, and what it's like writing about it all in the Derby City. We will be posting the interviews throughout the summer.

Phillip Olympia is the founder of the Louisville music & entertainment blog Never Nervous, which he began in 2011. He is also a musician and operator of Dunkenstien Records

37- What is the name of the publication you write for?

PO- Never Nervous, obviously named after Louisville Basketball legend Never Nervous Pervis Ellison.

37- How long has it been operating?

PO- I started Never Nervous in 2011 as a sort of excuse to keep in touch with music in Louisville. The band I was in at the time had just broken up, and considering there wasn’t another band for me on the horizon I figured this would be a good way to contribute to the “scene”.

37- How long have you been covering music in Louisville?

PO- I’ve only been “covering” music since 2011, but I’ve been personally documenting it since the late 90’s by purchasing tapes, CDs and records from countless bands thanks to likeminded friends that introduced me to bands like Bodyhammer, Elliott, Seaside Panel and By the Grace of God when I was a teenager.

37- What made you decide to cover music in Louisville?

PO- To start, Bryan Volz and Louisville Hardcore were a major inspiration behind Never Nervous. I loved what he did, I loved his passion, but wanted to expand beyond Louisville’s heavier side.

In short, I just fucking love this city and it’s weird collection of artists and musicians. I haven’t been actively playing music in a while, so as a spectator, how could I not? I’m never bored in Louisville as a fan of music, and I don’t see that ever changing.

37- What has been the most exciting or rewarding  post you have written?

PO- That’s an impossible question to answer. I’ve gotten all-the-way-hard writing about all sorts of things, whether it be reminiscing about Bodyhammer’s “Die Young Amplifiers” album, interviewing Will Oldham about his Merle Haggard covers record, or telling people how awesome Rec Bar was when they first opened. Just about every thing I post about is a boner for me, and if it wasn’t I wouldn’t write about it.

37- Has there been a scandalous situation you have been involved with during your time as a music writer?

PO- Shit, John.. I don’t think I’ve ever written anything scandalous or controversial, aside from a few record reviews that weren’t 100% positive where the band/artist put me/NN on blast for not falling in love with their project. But that’s not really news as a “music writer” right? Sometimes you love it, sometimes you don’t, but there’s almost always something to appreciate from a genuine artistic output, right? Yes, I’m right.

37- What Local music publications or writers do you keep up with?

PO- I mean, all of them? I guess? LEO still turns me on to some cool shit and is a killer hip hop blog. I’ve actually been subscribed to the 37Flood e-mail list for years. But to be honest, I spend so much time in the Never Nervous e-mail inbox sorting through this and that figuring out what’s what that I don’t have much time to get to much else aside from clicking links on social media. The only blog that I anxiously comb through on a daily basis is Bloody Disgusting, because duh, it’s awesome.

37- What are some of your favorite events you have covered?

PO- Man, covering last year’s Days of the Dead horror convention was a fucking blast. Meeting the cast from Return of the Living Dead and a bunch of other horror icons (like Sid Haig!) was so much fun. I know that’s not related to music, but hot damn, that was a great time.

Aside from that, Poorcastle is always a blast, as is Forecastle. I also had a great time hanging out at last year’s Louisville Arcade Expo, especially when Bit Brigade performed their version of the soundtrack to Mega Man II as a speed runner blew through the game while remaining in sync with the band. It was nuts!

37- What do you see in the future for Louisville Music?

PO- In the near future I see Louisville’s hip hop scene continue to blossom as a unique community unlike any other. I feel like acts such as James Lindsey, Touch AC, 1200, Shadowpact, Goodbar & RMLLW2LLZ (to name a few) are so fucking brilliant; I’m proud to walk on some of the same dirt as those dudes for sure.

Aside from that, who the hell knows? I like being surprised, I prefer to not prognosticate. Every week something awesome arrives in our inbox, or something brilliant will surface on Bandcamp or Soundcloud (although Soundcloud sucks, I wish people would stop using it).

In closing, I love this god damned town, warts, farts and all. I love the noise, I love the food, I love the beer, I love the fun. Never stop being awesome, Louisville.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Photo Review: Forecastle 2017

Panorama of Sturgill Simpson crowd. Photo by John King/Fair Use

Quiet Hollers' Jim Bob and Aaron (and security). Photo by John King/Fair Use

Shadwick, Dave & Jake of Quiet Hollers. Photo by John King/Fair Use

Port-a-Potty art

Todd & Neil of Jaye Jayle. Photo by John King/Fair Use

Jaye Jayle w/ Emma Ruth Rundle. Photo by John King/Fair Use


Our short video of a dancer at the Jaye Jayle set received
 130,000 views over the Forecastle weekend 

 Photo by Marife Bautista 

 Photo by Marife Bautista 

 Photo by Marife Bautista 

 Photo by Marife Bautista 

Run The Jewels Killer Mike & El-P.   Photo by Marife Bautista 

 Photo by Marife Bautista 

El-P of Run The Jewels.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

R-T-J!  Photo by Marife Bautista 

 Photo by Marife Bautista 

Mandolin Orange. Photo by Marife Bautista 
Alex Smith (of Howell Dawdy), John King (of 37FLOOD), Nik Vechery (of LEO).
 Photo by Marife Bautista 

Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Griz.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Party Cove for unaccompanied youth.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Teddy Abrams and Friends.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Scott 'Heavy Friend' Carney.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Teddy Abrams.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Teddy Abrams and all his friends.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Party Cove.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Party Mermaid.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Phantogram. Photo by Marife Bautista 

 Crowd at PJ Harvey set. Photo by John King/Fair Use

Sturgill Simpson and Co.  Photo by Marife Bautista 

Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel. Photo by Marife Bautista 

LCD Soundsystem. Photo by Marife Bautista 

LCD Soundsystem. Photo by Marife Bautista 
LCD Soundsystem, Photo by Marife Bautista
Party Cove Mermaid Explosion. Photo by John King/Fair Use

Party Cove. Photo by John King/Fair Use

Jake (Never Nervous) and John (37FLOOD) working hard for you.
The Screamin' Eagle Charles Bradley. Photo by John King/Fair Use

The 'Extra Special Lover' Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley. Photo by John King/Fair Use

PJ Harvey Crowd. Photo by John King/Fair Use

Kentucky State Flag. Photo by John King/Fair Use

37FLOOD's Head Photographer Marife Bautista in action.
Photo by John King/Fair Use

Conor Oberst. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Conor Oberst & Co. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Photo by Marife Bautista 

Photo by Marife Bautista 

Art Wall. Photo by Marife Bautista 

STRFKR.  Photo by Marife Bautista 
Mick Harvey & PJ Harvey. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Polly Jean Harvey and sax. Photo by Marife Bautista 

PJ Harvey band. Photo by Marife Bautista 

PJ Harvey band. Photo by Marife Bautista

PJ Harvey. Photo by Marife Bautista

X Ambassadors. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Foxygen. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Foxygen. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. Photo by Marife Bautista 

King Cuomo. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Forecastle 2017 finale. Photo by Marife Bautista 

Clean up time. Photo by Marife Bautista