Wednesday, June 30, 2010
please visit our ZOMBIE ATTACK PAGE to view and vote on these great designs for our t-shirt design contest sponsored by why louisville! crack open your crayolas and design and submit your own Zombie Attack shirt!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Free admission ($2 souvenir cups for beer drinkers, must be 21+)
$1 beer and food tickets
Samples (1 ticket) and full-sized (3 tickets) beers
Silent Auction from your favorite local, independent businesses and artists.
Keep Louisville Weird merchandise and memberships
(commemorative pilsner glass with $10 LIBA membership while supplies last)
BBC Tap Room (BBC APA, BBC Bourbon Barrel)
Bluegrass Brewing Company (Amber Waves of Pain, Heine Brothers’ Coffee Stout)
Browning’s (Browning’s ESB, Browning’s Helles)
Cumberland Brews (Cumberland Cream Ale, Cumberland Red Ale)
Falls City Brewing Co. (Falls City Ale)
Kentucky Ale (Kentucky Ale, Kentucky Bourbon Ale)
New Albanian (Community Dark, Tafelbier)
River Bend Winery
Complimentary rides home from CITY SCOOT after 8pm!
8:30pm - The Ladybirds
7:30pm - Midnite Sons
6:30pm - Dallas Alice
5:30pm - Hand Brigade
i'm sure Andre 3000 is locked away in his room right now feverishly working on a pantie melting response.
go listen to this whirlwind epic. you will never be the same again.
One Small Step has a very solid LP out on Skull Alley records, available there and Ear x-tacy.
Monday, June 28, 2010
anyone can submit a design to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will display your designs here. our readers will vote on their favorites. get started now, the contest ends on July 16th, and the shirts will be available August 1st at Why Louisville.
click here to read the official rules, and to see the designs.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The album is a juxtaposition of richly detailed electronic production and his earnest voice. Aside from recording and production assistance from Yames and another friend, Ben Mundane, the collection of songs is a DIY affair, entirely the product of Smith's creation.
Smith had been writing and performing music since high school. His interests led him eventually to pursue a masters degree in music theory and composition from University of Louisville... He has spent the last eight years building, tuning, and maintaining church pipe organs. "It's stimulating to work with your hands and satisfying to play a part in how an enormous and complex instrument sounds," says Smith. "I think it's helped me to understand and appreciate the craftsmanship and process of building things."
Thursday, June 24, 2010
6/26 shotgun fest noon-9pm Kentucky & Schiller ave.
6/26 The Deloreans Cougar Express, and The Zero Element at Nach Bar 9 pm FREE
6/26 Tyrone Cotton and Alana Fugate at The Rudyard Kipling
6/27 Mary Gauthier @ Zanzabar
6/28 J Glenn @ Ear Xtacy, FREE
6/28 The Mack & poetry 21C 7:30 pm
Like always, there's a lot going on this weekend, 2 fests, an ear x-tacy instore, and plenty of bar band hoping. get out there and go nuts!
..and like always, if we've forgot something, let us know in a comment...
this more family friendly Fest kicks off at noon on the corner of Schiller and Kentucky ST with a blast from the past: Monkey Boy and keeps going until nine with Tamara Dearing, Squeeze Bot, Heidi Howe, John Gage, C+, Lotus Blake, PRAIRIE WISDOM, and Your News Vehicle.
but just as exciting is the annual after party at Nach Bar, kicking off at nine with The Deloreans, Cougar Express, and The Zero Element.. also FREE! So, pack your pockets and purses with plenty of Natty Light and get down to Germantown.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The Mack "Lazy Bones" LP download for a limited time just $3.49 that's half price for 16 tracks from this Louisville legend! @ LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS
Saredren Wells "Memories are hunting horns" CD now just $8 (LP $10). @ LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS
"Anniversary" tasty tracks from the last decade with rare performances by Joe Manning, The Gallery Singers, Deloreans, Whistle Peak and more! FREE!! @ LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS
King's Daughter's and Sons EP just $5.99 Featuring Kyle Crabtree, Rachel Grimes, Todd Cook, Joe Manning, Mike Heineman
@ EAR X-TACY
The Pass "Colors" EP only $4.95 this band is blowing up. find out why.. @ ITUNES
Dead Child's classic self titled EP $8.99 @ EAR X-TACY
there is also 2 My Morning jacket live albums for $5.98 (proceeds go directly to Ear x-tacy) and Yim Yames' solo record for $8.99 @ EAR X-TACY
(and if you still in the mood to grab some classics, Slint's last album (as a sweet 10") is also available at ear x-tacy for $9.98.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Monday, June 28 at 7:30pm in the downstairs atrium of 21c Museum Hotel, Sarabande will welcome poets Michael Rerick and Robin Behn with musical guest folk singer/songwriter The Mack.
Robin Behn teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Alabama. She is the author of five books of poetry.
Michael Rerick's debut collection, In Ways Impossible to Fold , published by Marsh Hawk Press and winner of their Poetry Prize for 2008.
The Mack is local singer/songwriter Jeff Shelton who has a new album out on Louisville is for lovers titled "Lazy Bones" only $3.49!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
As I mentioned in a previous post, their newest CD grabs you from the first listen. How can it not? Lead singer and principal songwriter Noah Hewitt-Ball’s voice commands attention and the instrumentation that surrounds his voice can’t help but take you to another place. Cabin’s lineup has changed considerably over the years, but the current band features Sarah Weilder on violin, keys, and vocals, Dave Chale on drums, and Billy Lease on bass with Noah doing his thing on vocals and guitar up front.
Cabin has taken a long hiatus since their last album and you can tell they have poured themselves into this latest effort. The listener gets the feeling that a perfectionist was at work creating these songs. Cabin’s melodies are catchy enough to draw you in, but it’s only the starting point of the Cabin experience rather than the end-all and be-all.
The tunes are ethereal in nature, which, for me, is a sign of good music. Something that can grab hold of your imagination and take you somewhere you’d like to spend some time is worth cherishing. Cabin’s latest CD, Among the Rectangles and Changeable Parts, has that power.
I don’t want to define or box in the music by drawing comparisons to other artists or by giving you a “review” of my favorite tracks. Instead I invite you to listen to the album, experience it for yourself, and be your own judge. You can hear the new album in its entirety at the band’s website. You can also stream their performance from last week’s live lunch at the WFPK website. As you can tell from that performance, Cabin is able to recreate the magic they took years crafting in the studio on stage.
So do yourself and this city a couple favors this weekend by going to the CD release show at Headliners and picking up this CD. Support local music; not only because it’s local and because it’s music, but because it’s good music that deserves your support. Support Cabin.
Tickets are $10. Doors at 8, show at 9. If you can't make the show CDs are available at Ear X-tacy or here
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
6/11 ROCK N' ROLL BALLET w/Whistle Peak, Deloreans, Louisville Ballet co. New Albany Amphitheater. 7pm FREE
6/12 Pajama party @ 21 C (5th annual) 7pm donations=tickets
6/12 The Web and Phantom family halo at The Vernon Club 9pm $5
leave a reply to this post if you would like to share other events- get out there and go nuts!
Last night i was in new Albany getting things ready for THE ROCK N ROLL BALLET (which you should go to tonite at 7 at the NEW ALBANY AMPHITHEATER) and realized one of my favorite musicians, Damien Jurado, was playing at the 930 Listening Room, so i jumped on the Honda CX500 and raced to smoketown to catch the tail end of the show. i maybe missed the first half of his set, but the second half was very satisfying. it seems he played his new album, Saint Bartlett (which is awesome, go buy it, or steal it) from beginning to end, and then played some juicy slices after. one song, Diamond of The Sea, he said he just wrote, and wanted to play it, even though the band wasn't that familiar with it. i jumped to the iphone and recorded it, unfortunately the iphone fuzzes out at peak sound, but the song is amazing, and if your a fan, give it a listen.
but the best part of the evening for me was meeting Jurado and his Lovely wife. they are spending this tour following the tour van in their car together, very sweet. at first i thought maybe Jurado was a little annoyed with me, but he talked with me for a half an hour, so surely he wouldn't have done that if he was hating on me. he was really funny and dramatic, and has a sarcastic sense of humor (like me) so i'm sure onlookers were quite amused as we harassed each other over everything from which weather is best, and which cities suck worse.
for a guy who keeps his personal life close to the chest, he was very open about his life and what he hopes for his future. i only recently found out he wasn't a bachelor (damn), and when he mentioned he had a 10 year old kid, i was shocked. he talked about how he hates touring (after 10 studio albums, this is his first time in Louisville) and loves Seattle and yelled to the crowd that i was wrong for liking Oregon. when i mentioned i ran a record label and was getting killed by illegal downloads, he said he didn't care if people stole his music as long as they were listening to it. for a guy who barely tours, i was surprised by that, but he has a great catalogue of music, so go nuts kids, you have permission (my favs include "i break chairs" "on my way to absence" and "the ghost of David"). he said he is solely supported by his music but wouldn't like to get as popular as My Morning Jacket, as he loves to disappear when he wants too.
we talked about growing up and he was shocked that i hadn't seen my first naked girl until i was in high skool, and said he stole his first car at age 12 (an impala). he looks like a scary fellow you wouldn't want to meet in a Seattle alley, and apparently he is a badass too, but a very nice guy. his music is raw and heartbreaking, which i suppose could only come from someone who has been through it all, which it seems he has. all in all it was nice evening, and two girls helped me get a fan pic for this post -thanks Scott! (yes, the girl's name is Scott)-
if you aren't familiar with Damien Jurado, pick up his new album, and if he ever plays louisville again, you'll see me there.
Damien Jurado - Diamond of the Sea
Thursday, June 10, 2010
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
that gushy pop is still alive and well, and will be attesting to that fact on June 4th when ROMAN CANDLE plays at 930 (not the listening room, but the Art Center, where metal/wood sculptor Daniel Graham will be showing). Dangerbird is also playing.
FAQ:Friday, June 4, 2010 / 8 p.m. / Doors at 7 p.m. / All ages / Limited Seating / Free! / In conjunction with J Daniel Graham’s gallery opening
Daniel Graham will also be showing work on june 11th in New Albany, during the Rock N' Roll Ballet (feat. Whistle Peak and The Deloreans). also free.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Forecastle has become a music festival that Louisville can be proud of. If I had any criticism of the past years' lineups it was the lack of local acts at the show. I realize they won't draw in the out-of-towners but now that the out-of-towners abound, J.K. and company have come around to my way of thinking. This year's local and regional talent will have their own stage and damned if they won't hold their own.