Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
other mentions include the runaway train that is My Morning Jacket, as well as Will Oldham, Slint, and Kinghorse. they also list notable local music catalysts such as Forecastle, and louisville labels like Louisville Lip, Noise Pollution, and Label X.
Personally i was a little disappointed that Louisville Is For Lovers wasn't mentioned. not that i want to toot my own horn, but having been around for more than 10 years, many great folks have put in a lot of sweat and tears helping to release many albums, producing annual events, and working with over a hundred local bands, and that's no small feat... but that's my cross to bare..
anyway, Thank you all for reading all these years, and many thanks to Kory, who started this blog, and gave us a chance to join in!
Read the Leo article here.
Not this week's Leo cover, but a man can dream... a man can dream.
First, John missed an incredible show. he was supposed to go, but is also working on some work for an art show in a few weeks, and ran out of money, so i let him use the ticket money on supplies. but he still missed a good show; Joe played well, Normal Joe sound. he is a nice guy, a friend of my Son's. i first heard his music when he did "i know you rider" for louisville is For lovers 5. i loved that song.
Glen Hansard was like a jack rabbit hopping around all over the stage! It was like he had music going on in his head all the time.
He is a real proud pleaser, and has a following from about 20 year old-to my age (which i won't say exactly). the ladies love him, but there was equal parts men and women in the audience. but, it also doesn't hurt that he is super cute.
He is a real pro, he even extended the concert by 45 minutes during the encore. you could tell he really enjoys coming to louisville. he talked about how the first time he was here he past the Brown Theater and thought "one day... and now this is the second time we've played here."
he talked all about coming to louisville for the first time and meeting lots of interesting people, and 'crazy musicians' which i'm sure one of those is my son. John told me about meeting him and hanging out with him years ago when The frames played at headliners. his friend Rachel Grimes introduced them. The Fiddle player even said hello to her on stage, and she hollered back! so, John, i wasn't the loudest person there. ha.
the fiddle player, i think his name is Collin, did a solo on a 300 year old folk song, and got a standing ovation, it was awesome. you could tell all of the musicians love what they do.
Glen played all of the songs of his i love, and even covered my favorite Willie nelson song, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, from "Red Headed Stranger" he really won me over with that. and he did it perfectly, he didn't change a thing. i love that song.
he even improvised a song at the end, and the band did a fabulous job keeping up with him. at first they looked at him, like "what is this? but then they jumped in and Marketa joined in on the Piano, and it came together nicely. it seemed he was having so much fun, and didn't want the night to end.
his asking the audience to join in on songs, and teaching them songs, it was so much fun.
they ended with an old irish song about a man at the end of his life, just wanting his friends to share and drink and not be sad about him dying, it was very touching.
-and now i have something to say about Marketa Irglova: she never interacted with the band, she stood very still, unlike Glen, but her beautiful voice is full of pain, and maybe that's why she wasn't overly energetic.
She has a lovely voice, but she is very timid, and appears very shy on stage. their recent break-up shows. she sings with pain in her Heart. she must still love him. everyone i overheard in the lobby said the same thing. if she put out an album of torch songs it would be great. the songs she sang that she wrote were sad and beautiful. Glen helped her with "The Crossroads". they were all good songs, but that one is really a beautiful song.
one of my friends that was there, said it hasn't been that long since they were last together. i think He Broke up with her. Marketa said on stage, that it was sad that the tour was ending, it's obvious that she is still in love with him, and stays on tour just to be near him.
John says she's too young for him, but she doesn't look like she's too young. i hope that they don't break up the music group because of their personal history, because the group as it is, is perfect. as far as their own story, i don't know. what i saw on screen was the perfect love story, but so was 'sleepless in Seattle', but Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan only had two scenes together in that movie! and in 'officer and and a gentlemen', Richard Grear and Debra Winger hated each other off screen, but were great Lovers in the movie, so you never can tell what is or could be.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Gary Coleman passed away around 2 pm Friday, after his life support was taken off of him. several days ago he suffered an inter-cranial hemorrhage. He always seemed to be in good spirits, even when his chips were down. we'll miss him.
in other Celeb news, Alicia Keys is pregnant, and unwed, but her cover of Prince's 'How Come U don't Call me Anymore' was so good, God isn't even pissed about the out of wedlock fornication.(of corse i talk about the first one, not the Justin Timberlake remake abomination. Justin, you were a mouseketeer for God's sake, know your limits son).
May 28th :
Ear x-tacy instore: J. GLENN (former drummer for My Morning Jacket) 7pm FREE
Holy Muckle at Monkey Wrench 9 pm FREE (advertised as special guest surprises)
May 29th :
Ear x-tacy instore: CABIN (CD release show) 2 pm FREE
The Swell Season and Joe Manning @ Brown Theater 7pm $35
G Love and Special Sauce @ Headliners w/The Jamie McLean Band 7 pm $20
get out there and go nuts.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
i have never seen the movie, or heard anything They have done, but i have met Glen a long time ago, and he was very cordial. and i once had a crush on an Irish girl who loved The Frames. but that's about it. but i'll be there on Saturday at the Brown Theater with my mom, and she'll be the loudest member in the Audience.
Joe manning will be opening. you know him, you love him. imagine that luscious voice in that velvety room....
Saredren Wells and The Mack albums are available through Louisville is for Lovers.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
the new location will have a raised stage for in-stores, and a mountain of parking. they will be celebrating their 25 anniversary throughout the entire month of August at the Loop location, with sales and events..
Douglas Loop Station
Monday, May 24, 2010
"Dear God 2.0" features Yames singing the song's Chorus, wile the Roots' Black Thought question God's motives in such horrors as War, Poverty, and folks eating more beef than broccoli..
Personally I'm waiting for a Kentucky super group consisting of My Morning Jacket & The Nappy Roots..
The Roots "How i Got Over" hits the shelves june 22 on Def Jam.
DEAR GOD 2.0
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Tickets are limited, and the price seems to fit into anyone's budget as they have no specific ticket fee. On their website's ticket purchasing page they list their Beneficiaries and ask you to donate any amount you wish for each one, and then you get a ticket. but note, it seems you have to do this for each ticket you want. the Beneficiaries are: The Louisville Leopards, the Art Program at Maryhust, Louisville Youth Choir, River City Drum Corps, Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School, LVAA Children’s Fine Art Classes. and if you have more money you need to give away, there is a blank section where you can donate money to any Organization you wish, and they'll find them for you. once the party is over, there will be an after party, also at 21C.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Artists include Brad White (of The Pine Club fame), John King (of the infamous fame), Valerie Fauchs, Leticia Bajuyo, and Daniel Graham. on Friday JUNE 11TH from 6-9 pm there will be festivities, tours, and the like. starts at the Carnegie Center (201 East Spring Street).
UPDATE:THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED FROM 5/21 TO JUNE 11TH AT 6 PM BEFORE THE 'ROCK N' ROLL BALLET, DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS.
one of Mr. King's glass sculptures.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The heart of the Highlands (Longest Ave. and Bardstown Rd.) hosts the Louisville Loves Mountains Festival. Check out the flyer for the particulars. Looks like another great event for a great cause (Kentuckians for the Commonwealth) with a great lineup. There's been a lot of those lately. Man, I love this city!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Drew Ozborne on Glassworks rooftop.
Roodie and Cheyenne Marie Mize
Saredren Wells plays against a priceless backdrop.
get down, above town!
you can hear an earlier performance of Purple Rain (and see pictures) exclusively from 37 flood HERE.
their double LP "LA LA LAND" is available as of this week from Absolutely Kosher Records.
Cheyenne Marie Mize and Kevin Ratterman (yes that's a dress) backstage at Zanzabar during Wax Fang's encore performance of Purple Rain.
Friday, May 14, 2010
-The Mack, Saredren Wells & Roadie (of Arnett Hollow) – Glassworks 8 pm $5 21+ (indoor space reserved for rain).
-Dangerbird & Cougar Express -zanzabar $5 21+
-Jon Ashley & The Decedents w/ Shadwick Wilde, Paul K. @ Seidenfaden’s 21+
-Straight A’s In-Store @ Ear x-tacy 4pm FREE
get out there and go nuts-
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
SHOW INFO: The Mack, Saredren Wells, Roadie (of Arnett Hollow) at Glassworks Rooftop. doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. cash bar (21+) indoor space reserved for rain. $5.
ALBUM INFO: Wax Fang "La La Land" CD/LP ($10/$15) available at Absolutely Kosher
Saredren Wells "Memories are Hunting Horns" LP ($10) Available at Louisville is For Lovers
The Mack "Lazy Bones" digital album ($6.99) available at Louisville is for Lovers
a 2 song single from "Lazy Bones" is available to download for free as well..
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The rerelease brings new goodies for us "old" fans of the band. The record will be pressed on vinyl for the first time! La La Land has screamed for such treatment since it's first release in October of 2008. The double gatefold LP also boasts a new track! Order now here.
The Fang will be bringing their thunder to the United Kingdom this month, highlighted by an appearance at Pavement's festival, All Tomorrow's Parties. For more on Wax Fang check out the Purple Rain Set posted here last week.
Monday, May 10, 2010
all in all, the youngins held their own, and the Veterans held their Reign, and it was a Psychedelically fine evening on the rooftop.
(the next Glassworks Rooftop Music Event will be Friday 5/14 with The Mack, Saredren Wells, and Roadie. 8 pm, $5, 21+)
a louisville sunset while Phantom Family Halo soundchecks, and Sam Sneed saunters.
a close crowd keeping Stardeth warm on stage.
Friday, May 7, 2010
UPDATE: Our sources have informed us of a SECRET SHOW tonight after this event, at Seidenfaden's with Dude Plays Saxophone, Eremy Jirvin and the free=ends, and James appollo's full band...11pm, $3 Shhhhh!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 @ THE HIDEAWAY
New Album, BETWEEN THE NEEDLES & NIGHTFALL, In Stores May 11
"Benevento swings between rude-synth fun and high-speed piano breaks as if he were both Keith Emerson and McCoy Tyner." - Rolling Stone
"This keyboardist/sound sculptor has been building a nationwide following for jaw-dropping improvisational skills, a no-genres-barred approach and a globe-trotting touring schedule. Seemingly incapable of resisting an unexplored musical direction, Benevento can, essentially, do just about anything." - Los Angeles Times
MARCO BENEVENTO TRIO
featuring Marco Benevento (piano), Dave Dreiwitz (bass) & Andy Borger (drums)
Marco Benevento has announced North American tour dates in support of his forthcoming new album, Between The Needles & Nightfall. The Brooklyn-based pianist leads his trio for a 29-night headline run that includes a stop at The Hideaway in Louisville, KY on Wednesday, May 12.
On Between The Needles & Nightfall, Benevento's third studio effort in as many years, he proves himself one of the most prolific new voices of his era. Blurring genres from song to song, and more often from measure to measure, the pianist offers his own take on simple pop pleasures, dance party rave-ups and art jazz experimentation. The results range from the day-glo electro-rock of "It Came From You" to the simply-stated lullaby "Ila Frost" to the shimmering Arcade Fire-meets-Brad Mehldau anthem "Two Of You." Speaking in modern sonic tongues, cut-and-pasted, tweaked-out and glitchy, Marco Benevento creates music full of wide-eyed wonder that rejoices in the limitless horizons of sound and melody.
Between The Needles & Nightfall hits stores May 11 on vinyl, CD and download via The Royal Potato Family. A free mp3 download of the album's lead track, "It Came From You," is available now at marcobenevento.com.
1607 Bardstown Road
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
grab the album now, and know all the songs for the Album Release show at Glassworks on May 14th. Saredren Wells and Roadie (of Arnett Hollow) also playing. 7pm. 21+ $5. more info here.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
1 Let's Go Crazy
2 Take Me With U
3 The Beautiful Ones
4 Computer Blue
5 Darling Nikki
6 When Doves Cry
8 I Would Die 4 U
9 Baby I'm A Star
10 Purple Rain
Saturday, May 1, 2010
in a 37 FLOOD exclusive; John King talks to Billy Petot of Whistle Peak on ticks, the new record, up-coming events, and finding a cure...
Billy: what up?
john: hey billy, sorry i'm late.
Billy: no problem.
john: my cat has ticks and i was running around trying to find tick repellant.
Billy: eee dog.
Billy: how many?
john: i found 3. managed to wrestle off one. and every time i have an itch, i think i have them crawling on me.
Billy: you mean fleas?
john: nope. ticks! anyway, thanks for talking with me today.
Billy: my pleasure.
john: so, what are you up to these days?
Billy: Well trying to finish an album, still recording and writing some for that, also getting ready for the bike ride.
john: let's talk first about the new album...
Billy: oh and grad school, but yes, the album.
john: that's a tall order!
john: how long have you been in grad school?
Billy: just started this semester.
john: good job. what are you studying?
Billy: English, or Composition and Rhetoric...
john: got it. teaching in the future?
Billy: that's the ultimate goal. teach college. talk about books and such.
john: knowledge is power.
Billy: for sure.
john: did i spell that right, Teach?
Billy: good work. Don't get nervous about your grammar now.
john: i had an english teacher in high school that asked me if she spelled pizza correctly... but back to the new album...
john: are you in the studio now?
Billy: yeah. we record at David's. he does most of the production, or all. so just been busy trying to get things how we want them to sound. been bringing in Jeremy and Mike to lay down their stuff. an still writing new ones too.
john: You and David Boston are the primary writers?
and his role is probably 60 to my 40...
john: and Jeremy Irvin and Mike Snowden backing you guys up?
Billy: yes. on the last album it was just Dave and I. but now we have Jeremy and Mike who are both better musicians than us. so they play 'em real good. and always have great input.
john: is Jeremy still moving to Nashville?
Billy: I am unsure. i know it has been put off a bit. and maybe it won't be a full time move, maybe more of a periodic commute. we're glad, he'd be hard to replace.
john: yes he would. He is still playing with Second Story Man too, so hopefully it will keep him here.
Billy: yeah. he says he'd commute for music. but i am skeptical.
john: it's easy to say a 4 hour commute can be done, until it's done a few times over.
john: when do you think the new album will be out?
Billy: the goal is to get it done this summer, but we were saying that last summer.
john: You can't rush genius.
Billy: yeah. if its good, it doesn't matter if it came out today or february.
john: Your last record came out a year and half ago?
Billy: Yeah, about a year and a half, almost 2 years.
john: that record was fantastic. is this one going to be self released, or have you found a home for it?
Billy: Karate Body has offered to release it.
john: They have put out a good deal of great albums in their 1.2 years...
Billy: i would be happy to be in the club. they have put out some talent that would be nice to associated with...
john: i'm gonna have to agree with you there. Invaders, Rachel Grimes, and the Cheyenne & Bonnie Billy album "among the gold" to name a few...
Billy: yeah and i just got the Phantom Family Halo record last week..
john: also a worthy contribution. your debut album has some the best cover art i've seen in a long time. any word on the new album cover?
Billy: we have some ideas, people we want to talk to. i can't really divulge what that may be, but we will be using a local artist to do it. Again that is, cause Rebecca Crutcher did the last one.
john: we'll keep it a surprise then. i can't wait to see it. and hear it. Let's talk a little bit about the Bike Ride you mentioned earlier..
Billy: oh, and thanks for the complements.
john: sure. i love a good naked lady record cover..
Billy: yes, so I started a team for this TourdeCure by the American Diabetes Association. i raise money and ride 20 miles.
john: and this takes place in Louisville?
Billy: yeah, out past Norton Commons, where i don't venture often cause its a little too white out.
john: I'm not even sure where that is. the East End i'm guessing?
Billy: yeah, eastern jefferson county. North east.
john: white, yes. that area is a mystery to me. i often hear peeps from out there say they live there to get away from the traffic addled downtown, but every time i'm out there i'm stuck in traffic and long ass traffic lights.
Billy: it generally isn't pleasant in the burbs... beautiful country roads though.
john: so, anyway, TourDeCure is an annual bike ride to raise money for Diabetes research, correct?
Billy: correct. to supposedly find a cure, as it is incurable. i was diagnosed with type 1 last november. i am entirely dependent on insulin. which means 4 shots a day. and regimented meals. forever! less drinking too.
john: wow. in 6 months you went from not knowing, to in the thick of it!
Billy: and now they tell me I have to quit smoking!
john: i've quit just about everything now, except smoking! i could never see a drop of booze again and be just fine, but the idea of never being able to enjoy a cool refreshing Winston again scares me.
Billy: yeah. its pretty crazy. but you get used to it. and yeah, i definitely don't mind going out less. its a good excuse to go to bed early.
john: yeah, once i gave up the drugs and booze my night time hanging kinda stopped dead in their tracks.
Billy: going to bars loses its luster when you can't live it up. i have started smoking more, when i am suppose to be quitting.
john: well, i'm sure the stress of being diagnosed with type 1 gets you wanting a smoke.
Billy: and grad school. but i would like to say, anyone interested in supporting my bike ride can donate at tour.diabetes.org. click donate and then it'll help you search for my donation page.
john: yeah, before we go off topic... when is the event, and can anyone ride along?
Billy: its May 15th, and i could use more teammates. so at the same page you can click Join Team Petot.
john: but anyone, bicycle rider or not, can help donate to the team?
Billy: absolutely. and i believe they still need volunteers, to pass out water and stuff like that. anything anyone can do is appreciated.
john: i'm sure there are lot's of peeps who will want to help, we need you in good shape to finish this next album.
Billy: well i am doing much better than i was 6 months ago.
john: what tipped you off that something wasn't right?
Billy: i'd lost nearly all body fat, 40 lbs, my immune system seemed real weak, blurry vision, insatiable thirst, i wasn't absorbing my food properly and was wasting away. my blood sugar was in the 500s when i went to the doctor and he knew right away. it is supposed to be between 80 - 120.
john: Heaven's gate, that is scary!
Billy: last time i was at the doctor, he said "well, according to your numbers it doesn't appear that you have diabetes anymore" of course, he was joking.
john: well, that must mean your doing things right.
Billy: yeah. the drugs are working. and then i have to monitor everything.
john: all day every day. it's a life long relationship. but honestly, people should be monitoring their intake more anyway. what are some diabetes warning signs we should look for?
Billy: burry vision, insatiable thirst but you know you aren't just dehydrated 'cause you pissing all the time too. my type of diabetes is rarer than the other though. type 2 is a bit easier to manage. type 1 just is.
john: i'm sorry this has happened to you Billy, it's a shitty draw. but it sounds like you are doing all the right things, and helping to bring awareness to the table.
Billy: yeah. i'm good. no worries.
john: i wish you the best of luck with it, and with the TourDeCure.
Billy: thank you.
john: any other projects/events/opinions worth sharing?
Billy: yes. we will be playing in New Albany for the, I believe it's, the Glass Art Festival with the Louisville ballet and the Deloreans. June 11 at the New Albany Amphitheater on the rolling Ohio.
john: That's right, the rock N' Roll Ballet! free to the public at 7:30pm in sunny New Albany IN!
Billy: woo hoo!
john: i'm really looking forward to that!
Billy: so are we.
john: thanks so much for taking time out to talk with me about all it is that you're up to these days!
Billy: thanks for being interested!
john: thank you sir, and keep up the good work Professor Petot!
Billy: yessir. thanks
More Information on up-coming events:
Tour de Cure
Rock N' Roll Ballet
Saredren Wells will be playing out quite a bit to support this release. get out and support him..
5/8 in Chicago with State Champion
5/14 Live Lunch @ WFPK radio. noon. FREE. All Ages.
5/14 Glassworks Rooftop Music Series w/ The Mack & Roadie (of Arnett Hollow) @ Glassworks 815 w. market st. doors 7/show 8 pm. 21+(cash bar) $5