Sunday, September 25, 2016

Noche De Vinyl Musica @ New Wave

The highly popular Germantown burrito delivery business, New Wave, have opened a brand new brick and mortar restaurant at 3311Preston Highway with an expanded menu and a beer list. And  starting this Wednesday September 28 they will be having a vinyl night and happy hour, every Wednesday 8pm-12am. Bring in your favorite vinyl records to play and enjoy $1.50 Miller Lite, $2 Tecate, $2.50 Dos Equis, and more.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sep. 23-25th Double Trouble Weekend (Midpoint Fest & Cropped Out)

After a summer of too few choices in the Music Festival market, two of the most unique music fests in the region will take place this weekend.

Cropped Out Music Fest in Louisville, in it's 6th year, aims to bring "overlooked" talent from the region together that have otherwise "been cropped out of the big picture." This year's line up includes Kool Keith, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Bill Callahan, Joan Shelley and more. September 23 & 24th at Turners on the river, with a Sunday show at Kaiju at 8pm.
More info at

MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVAL in Cincinnati began in 2001, and has grown into one of the region's largest, with attendance over 30,000. The mission statement of Midpoint is to "meet your new favorite band." by scheduling emerging and critically acclaimed  artists regardless of their album sales or billboard charts. This years Line Up includes Car Seat Headrest, Future Islands, Lucero, Houndmouth, Joan of Arc, and about 80 others. Friday Sep. 23-Sunday Sep.25th in Cincinnati, Ohio.
More Info at

Friday, September 16, 2016

9/17 We Have A Matt Bevin Problem Live Showcase (New Vintage & Zanzabar)

The anonymous creators of the very popular 44 track 'We Have a Bevin Problem' compilation released June 18th are throwing a multi-venue showcase this Saturday, September 17th 5pm-1am, at the New Vintage and Zanzabar with many acts from the comp (Andrew Rinehart, Ben Helm Music, Rebecca Williams, Ron Whitehead, Royal Bears, Derek LaFountain, The Uncommon Houseflies, Sean Sullivan, Tender Mercy and Heather Summers) as well as guest speakers Senator Gerald Neal, Representative Mary Lou Marsian, Vitalia Lanshima, and Professor Greg Leichty.

10/28 Over The Edge Event: Rappel 16 stories down the side of the Louisville Marriott Building

On Friday October 28th from 1-4pm down the side of the Louisville Marriott Building participants will rappel 16 Stories (200 Feet) in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK). This once-in-a-lifetime experience will help raise money for the Boys & Girls Club in our region and will bring an  awareness to the incredible work the BGCK does within our community. 
Registration and information can be found here

 BGCK over the edge website

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9/16-18 4th Annual Kentucky Kick Down

Starting on Friday September 16th  will be the 4th Annual Kentucky Kick Down Motorcycle fest. The fest starts at Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E. Market Street) from 6 - 2am with The Tunesmiths and continues Saturday the 17th at The Barret Bar (1012 Barret Ave). Gates open  at 2  with music by Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Voodoo Economics, The Ass Haulers, Vice Tricks, CrumbSnatchers, and  JonBoy Slim, as well as Pool Tournaments and the Miss Kentucky Kick Down contest. Sunday at 10am will be the Coffee & Donut Ride Out at Retro Wrench (1212 S 7th St behind the 24 Hour Stop and Shop).

Interview: Mananabango (Southern Indiana)

Erin Miller and Mitch McGill are the husband and wife team that make up the Southern Indiana band Mananabango.
They have just released their first single, Bang Bang, in advanced of a full length album, Sine Fine, to be released this fall. The video accompanying the single is an homage to Orange Is The New Black, and takes place inside a women’s prison.

37- How long have you been together? 

Erin:  Mananabango was formed out of our marriage, really.  We have been married going on five years now, and started making music together about six months into dating.   So, our whole relationship has been based around Mananabango, and probably always will be. 

37- What is the main theme being expressed in the new single and video Bang Bang?

Erin: Bang Bang is really a power fantasy.  I would never actually harm anyone in real life, and I barely ever have anything negative to say to people or about people, BUT that being said, everyone has their limits, and I know what my limits are.   No, I would never actually shoot anyone, but people in general have a protective defense that they've built up over time, and that defense is usually based around empty threats.  People say things like: "Oh, if you do that, I'll kill you."  When they're really saying, "Please, don't do that, that would kill me."  But the latter statement is much more vulnerable and uncomfortable to admit to someone else, and it admits to the significant other that they have power over you.  So, instead, we choose the less scary route, and say threats to try and protect ourselves from getting hurt.  That is what Bang Bang is about.  The empty threat.  The scared little kid that doesn't want to get hurt, so they act tough and mean, when really they are wearing their heart on their sleeve, and asking you to not hurt them.

37: How was the video filmed?

Mitch:  The Video was 100% DIY. Erin and I both have a passion for filmmaking. It's really hard to knuckle your way in to productions in this area unless you are already in the ‘in’. This seemed like a good opportunity to go ahead, and throw something together for ourselves. This was a long time coming, and we had been buying our film equipment one piece at a time for the last year or so. It's incredibly rewarding to be able to finally see fruit from our labor.

37- Who is your favorite Orange is the New Black character?

Erin:  Oh! This is a tough question for me.  I am a fan of several of the characters, and all for different reasons, BUT if I had to pick, it would be Red.  The lovely actress that plays her is Kate Mulgrew, and I became a fan of hers when she voiced Flemmeth on the Bioware game, Dragon Age.   She has this ability to make a stern, harsh character very likeable and relatable, and her Russian accent is very well done.    

Oh, and I think it's great we finally get to find out what happens to Donna Pinciotti after she gets caught selling drugs, and changes her name to Alex Vause.  Eric Forman's girlfriend is all grown up now, and she is a fox. 

37- True. They don't call her Hot Donna for nothing.
Laura Prepon

37- Have either of you spent time in Correctional facilities?  

Mitch: Yes, I spent all of 14 hours in the Louisville Jail. That was more than enough for me. I spent a good period of my early 20s being a bit of a drifter. I got a speeding ticket and neglected to pay it. I drove on a suspended license for well over a year without even realizing it. I got pulled over and the officer was like, "well... did you know you have a warrant for your arrest?". I was like, "lolwut?" and he stuffed me into the back seat of the squad car after asking me 5 or 6 times if I had any drugs on me or in my car; I didn't. Got booked, filled out my "rape probability" form and got stuffed into a pen with a bunch of hard characters. Long story short, It took 6 hours AFTER my bail was posted before I was released and in that time was subject to someone being singled out by the guards, being made to look like a snitch, and becoming a target of derision and threats. This was enough time to get the point of the crass and dehumanizing process of being locked up. It gave me a different perspective on the whole system, I don't hope to be back anytime soon.

37- How does your experience compare or contrast to either Orange is the New Black or your own video of a women’s penitentiary?

Mitch: Well, Orange is the New Black is very good at showing the prisoners for what they are, human. It's too easy in TV culture to demonize criminals, or strip away the fact that they are people. Granted, some of those in the prison system have really done some inhuman things, but at the same time, some of them may have committed anything from victimless crimes, to forgetting to pay a speeding ticket. The system really is somewhat of a meat grinder, and after any amount of time in there, I can see what little good you have left fading away. Orange is the new Blck can sometimes be a little ham-fisted in making that point, but I think it's a good counterbalance to how criminals are usually portrayed in movies and T.V. As far as our satirical interpretation of the Pen, it's as realistic a representation of prison as Lord of the Rings is a realistic representation of vacationing in New Zealand.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

9/22 Cropped Out Kick Off at Nachbar

On Thursday 9/22 at Nachbar is the 'KICKED OUT CROP-OFF PARTY'  featuring live performances from Murray, KY's QUAILBONES,  Cincinnati's SMUT,  and WOMBO (members of the debauchees).
Free. 9 pm. 21+.

Information on the Cropped Out fest, Sep. 23-24, here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

9/17 National Jug Band Jubilee at Waterfront park

The 12th annual National Jug Band Jubilee will take place on September 17th at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater at Waterfront park. Louisville is recognized as the birthplace of Jug band music, and has influenced generations of jazz, skiffle, and folk musicians.  The event is free and features 9 national jug band acts including Don Flemons (founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) and Louisville native Clinton Davis and his G Burns Jug Band, as well as educational workshops.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

9/18 Jeff The Brotherhood at Zanzabar

Tomorrow Nashville experimental duo Jeff The Brotherhood's newest album, Zone, will be released. Their 11th album to date, this is also the third installment in the 'Spiritual Trilogy' that also includes Heavy Days (2009) and We Are The Champions" (2011).

 Jeff The Brotherhood will be playing at Zanzabar on September 18th in support of Zone.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

8/18 The Melvins prize package Winner

Congrats to Shayne H for winning the new Melvins album 'Basses Loaded' + two tickets to the show at Headliners on August 18th!