Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tonight: Cowboy Kev at Butchertown Social

Tonight, April 25th, at the Butchertown Social is Cowboy Kev and Maggie Halfman (of the duo Sam & Maggie). Starts at 9pm and is Free.

Vinyl Nite Podcast #666: Prayer Line

On a very special Black Mass edition of the Vinyl Nite Podcast, Jake Hellman, of Prayer Line, discusses the new cassette, called Drink The Blood (releases this Friday 4/26), the album release show this Saturday (at Highlands Taproom), and the Halfway to Halloween show, May 11th, at Nachbar.

Prayer Line 'Drink The Blood'
Find the Digital Album here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Music Review: Tristen 'Dream Within A Dream' 7"

Nashville's Tristen (born Tristen Gaspadarek, but releases work under her first name only, like Lissie, or Lizzo), known to most as a member of Jenny Lewis' backing band, has been steadily making her own solo work over the last decade and has recently gained broader attention thanks to praise by NPR, Spin Magazine, The A.V. Club, Paste Magazine, and others; including for her collaboration with Lewis on the song 'Glass Jar' from Tristen's 2017 'Sneaker Waves' on the Modern Outsider label.

Her newest release, the 7" single Dream Within A Dream, on the Louisville label This Man Records, will be released on May 10th, with a record release show that night at Odeon.

The title track plays out like a cross section of Lydia Loveless and St. Vincent, with slightly more teeth than her previous offerings; as if Cherry Glazerr relocated from sunny California to the Nashville metropolitan area.

Dream Within A Dream is backed with Red Lava Flows; a reverb soaked dream pop waltz that is more related to her earlier work, as represented on her 2013 album C A V E S, albeit more steeped in sentiment; leaning closer to Angel Olsen than Sharon Van Etten, but absolutely worth picking up for anyone interested in the more glossy side of current pop. 

Tristen plays at Odeon on May 10th with Ted Tyro and Howell Dawdy. More info here.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

4/19: FAT LAVA EP Release show at Odeon

Psycho-Garage rockers FAT LAVA will be playing at Odeon this Friday with the Cut Family Foundation and Crooked Beat Refuge for their EP release. $8 gets you in the door and a download code. Event info here.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Vinyl Nite Podcast #109: Aaron West

Aaron West of Quiet Hollers & Winger Brothers talks about his new experimental compilation 7" The Dulcet Sound Of Fiction out now on Humanhood Recordings, his upcoming events (April 16th at MerryWeather with Winger Brothers, April 24th at Odeon with Sheri Streeter, and April 26th at Butchertown Social with Boyd McGinnis) and his plans for heading to Europe.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Vinyl Nite Podcast #108: Drift City

Louisville garage rockers Drift City talks about their track, The Transmutable Heart, on Louisville Is For Lovers 2019, and their upcoming free show with Hawks at The Butchertown Social on Friday, March 29th. Event info here.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

9/20-22: Bourbon & Beyond Returns

Bourbon & Beyond has just released it's 2019 line-up for their September 20th-21st event at the Kentucky Expo Center, and it reads like a 'best of' list from past Forecastle performances. Artists include classic rock icons Joan Jett, ZZ Top, Hall & Oates, The Flaming Lips, and Robert Plant, as well as contemporaries Leon Bridges, Kurt Vile, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Cedric Burnside, Blackberry Smoke and locals White Reaper and Ben Sollee.

The schedule also has a stellar line-up of female artists including Margo Price, Jenny Lewis, and Grace Potter; far outweighing Forecastle's 2019 line up, although Forecastle has more local female artists including GRLwood and Carly Johnson.

Tickets range from $89.50 to $1600 and go on sale March 15th here.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Review: Clownvis at Trixie's Tiger Room

On Saturday, March 2nd, one of the most bizarrely unique events took place at the Tiger Room in the famous Trixie's Adult Entertainment Complex on Preston Highway along the Greasy Ditch Canal
Located in the same building as Trixie's Indulgence (the Erotic Dancing side of the complex) is the Tiger Room, a homage to the now closed Toy Tiger Venue, and oddly an all ages venue. Trixie's hosted the free event staring St. Louis' favorite clown, Clownvis Presley, and local party electronica duo Bus Hus, now celebrating their 20th year.

The 'King of Clubs' hosts 'The King of Clowns'

Oddly unique performance situations is nothing new for Clownvis, who has in the past performed while getting shot out of a cannon, at the funeral for Louisville Zombie Attack, and most recently at the legendary Gathering of the Juggalos; and has an upcoming project with the Insane Clown Posse.

So perhaps the 50+ Clownvis fans who ventured out to Trixie's may have found this particular event a little unorthodox, Clownvis felt right at home, entertaining the audience with his patented mixture of Stand-Up, Elvis Impersonation, Comedy songs, and magic; as well as with skits involving his ever rotating cast of characters; this time including his personal bodyguard Uncle "Huckle" Berry.   

Clownvis and Uncle Berry 

Clownvis dazzled the audience with crowd favorites including the 'Yellow Bandana' trick, Sucking on a Chili Dog, The Fresh Prince In The Ghetto, and Jesus Christ Eating On A Chicken Wing.

 A new addition to the Clownvis set, was several songs played acoustically on guitar for a warm intimate segment of the show, and included the Clownvis original The Cursive Song.

 Finishing the set, as always, with Elvis' famous finale the American Trilogy to massive crowd approval, Clownvis once again reminded Louisville why he is The King of Clowns, no matter the venue or occasion.

 After the show the crowd was invited by the friendly and accommodating staff at Trixie's Indulgence to continue the festivities. And although there wasn't a sighting of Clownvis in Indulgence, many of the guests ventured over to 21+ side of Trixie's for an inviting and fun atmosphere and post show celebration for another unforgettable Clownvis experience.

Signing autographs for the youngest Clownvis fan to ever enter Trixie's

Fearless reporter John King bravely enters Trixie's Gold Room

Monday, February 11, 2019

3/2: Clownvis & Bus Hus at Trixies

Hot off the heels of his 2018 tour with Insane Clown Posse, everyone's favorite, Clownvis, will be at the Tiger Room at Trixie's on March 2nd with longtime Louisville electronic artists Bus Hus. Tickets are just one cent (VIP Tickets $15). Order here