Monday, February 19, 2018

2/26: Brett Dennen @ Headliners

Happy-go-Lucky singer/songwriter Brett Dennen heads to Headliners next Monday during a U.S. tour in support of “Let’s…” EP. 8pm $25.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

2/20: Vinyl Night at Galaxie with Frederick The Younger

On February 20th, at Galaxie on Market street from 8pm-midnight Frederick The Younger will serve as guest DJs at the tuesday weekly Vinyl Night hosted by Louisville Is For Lovers, which will also be giving away a Louisville Is For Lovers album every hour starting at 9pm including a Deluxe Edition boxset of the new 2018 Valentines album. Event info here.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Photo Review: Louisville Is For Lovers 2018 Showcase at the Louisville Free Public Library

Mother Runaway photo by Jenny Martin

Mother Runaway photo by Jenny Martin


Mother Runaway photo by Jenny Martin

Mother Runaway photo by Jenny Martin


Mother Runaway photo by Jenny Martin
Adventure 


Adventure 

Winners of the Valentine's Date Giveaway


Soft Self Portraits

Mother Runaway

Mother Runaway


Mother Runaway

LFPL Staff


Adventure photo by Jenny Martin

Adventure photo by Jenny Martin


Adventure photo by Jenny Martin



Adventure photo by Jenny Martin

Adventure photo by Jenny Martin

Adventure photo by Jenny Martin

Adventure photo by Jenny Martin

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2/10 The 2018 Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Showcase


The 2018 Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Showcase will be on Saturday Feb. 10th at LFPL (301 York street) Featuring AdventureSoft Self Portraits, and Mother Runaway6pm-10pm FREE.
 The event is sponsored by the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) and the Louisville Underground Music Archive (LUMA). The event will start at 6pm with the Wild And Wooly Film Series with a screening of Breadcrumb Trail: The Story Of Slint
Facebook Event Page

Also, the Winger Brothers and special guests will be performing songs from the new Valentine's album on Friday Feb. 9th live on 91.9FM WFPK's Live Lunch at noon.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Photo Review: Louisville Is For Lovers Instore at Guestroom with Brenda and Frederick The Younger


Photo Review by Jennifer Martin

Frederick The Younger






 








Brenda













Louisville Is for Lovers 2018 Valentine's Compilation information here.

2018 Showcase at the Louisville Free Public Library will be on Feb. 10th.








Friday, February 2, 2018

Tonight: Louisville Is For Lovers Album Release and Instore Performance at Guestroom

The 2018 edition of the Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's compilation was released today, Feb. 2nd, at Better DaysGuestroom, and Matt Anthony's Record shops. It includes 22 all new love songs by Louisville bands including Bonnie 'prince' Billy, Adventure, Future Killer, and more. It is also available digitally here.
At 7pm tonight there will be an album release instore performance at Guestroom Records (1806 Frankort ave) with Brenda and Frederick the younger. The event is free and all ages. Supported by WCHQ 100.9FM, Louisville's all local station.

There will also be the 2018 Showcase at the Main Public Library on York street on Saturday Feb. 10th with Soft Self Portraits, Adventure, and Mother Runaway. 7 pm. Free. Event info here.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Song Exclusive: Samuel St. Samuel (of Call Me Bronco)


Samuel St. Samuel stands like a Kodiak bear covered in tattoos like the type of bad-news stereotype in an 80s action film. Standing up against the counter at Mag Bar -where he works part time- He seems like the type of old school Old Louisvillian you might want to cross the street to avoid, until you talk to him.
On the night we met in Old Louisville, criss-crossing the streets from Mag Bar to late night bodega and back, Samuel took the time to politely speak to anyone who ambled our way; there wasn't a single soul that night who wasn't given the same curtesy as anyone else. He was the same pleasant teddy bear I met years ago on the corner of 2nd and Magnolia under the bright red neon bar lights; when a mutual friend was getting bounced out of the bar amid threats and fists and a revolver. Samuel kept calm and leaned up against a brick wall, lit a cigarette and said "We chose this life, you and I. We didn't have to be here. A couple years ago I had a good paying job and gave it up to be right here."

And choose he did. For the last 8 years St. Samuel has been playing his special brand of cow punk filled with anger and vengeance wrapped up in drugs, and soaked in bourbon. There are two sides to St. Samuel, as the rough and grumble acoustic side, such as the brand new track he recorded just for us here:



And the wild and raucous side backed by his band Call Me Bronco, who just released a full length, Beating A Dead Bronco, on Rusty Knuckles Records in August. It could be easy to pigeonhole Call Me Bronco as tattooed pretty boys playing 'bad boy' for fashion appeal, but St. Samuel and company come by it honestly. During the filming of their latest music video, 4 a.m., there was a strict "No Cuts' rule, banning club patches on set.



Despite choosing this path instead of another, the rough and tumble nature of this culture weighs on him. Call Me Bronco is slated to record a new album this year, and the first album idea was scrapped due to the pain attached. "I doubt the average pastel wearing American has to deal with death as much as us."  Speaking about the large amount of friends in this culture who die prematurely. "It's easier to not have to deal with it and move on, but then another one comes along and hits you in the face. And it's constant and you know it'll happen again. And the worst part is, it gets easier every time."

Despite not facing the brutal nature of the drug and booze Old Louisville punk scene head on, the new album is still filled with suicide, overdoses, and pain.

Call Me Bronco plays the 6th annual Groundhog Day Fest Friday, February 2nd, at Mag Bar with On The Bang, and GRLwood. Keeping with the theme of Bill Murray's Groundhog Day, the bands play the same set 3 times in a row, creating the same show 3 times... in a row. (9 sets total). 

Call Me Bronco plays the 6th annual Groundhog Day Fest Friday, February 2nd, at Mag Bar with On The Bang, and GRLwood. Keeping with the theme of Bill Murray's Groundhog Day, the bands play the same set 3 times in a row, creating the same show 3 times... in a row. (9 sets total). 

Call Me Bronco plays the 6th annual Groundhog Day Fest Friday, February 2nd, at Mag Bar with On The Bang, and GRLwood. Keeping with the theme of Bill Murray's Groundhog Day, the bands play the same set 3 times in a row, creating the same show 3 times... in a row. (9 sets total). 
Event info here.