Jerry S. is the Winner of our Les Debutantes 4 cd set "Centennial"! there are only one hundred of these in print so check it out, and their weekly podcasts at www.debutantesmusic.com! Jerry, look for your new CDs in the mail!
Les Debutantes is playing at Phoenix Hill Tavern on August 28th at 9:30 as part of the No Kill Louisville Benefit concert.
Katherine S. has won the signed test press for The Deloreans & Scott Carney split 7" for the show at the Glassworks Rooftop Friday night 8/19 (doors at 8pm, 18+, $10). Congrats Katherine! your test press will be at the door, please bring your ID.
Scott Carney+The Deloreans green marble split 7"
8/19 Glassworks Rooftop event: INDOOR SPACE RESERVED FOR RAIN
for the second year in a row, on saturday september 17th, at the Brown-Forman amphitheater in waterfront park, 'the National Jug Band Jubilee' will be held with 8 jug bands including the sorta-famous Jim Kweskin Jug Band (Kweskin is supposedly the man who inspired Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia to form a band).
In addition to Kweskin, the 7th Annual National Jug Band Jubilee will feature eight of the country’s best jug bands:
· Barbecue Orchestra – Portland, OR
· The Juggernaut Jug Band – Louisville, KY
· Blind Boy Chocolate & The Milk Sheiks – Asheville, NC
· The Roe Family Singers – Minneapolis, MN
· The Barehand Jug Band – Chicago, IL
· The Cincinnati Dancing Pigs – Cincinnati, OH
· Boo Bradley – Madison, WI
· Andrew Francis & Pamela Maurer – Chicago, IL
Louisville Is For Lovers is giving away a rare signed test press of the Scott Carney/The Deloreans 7" for their show at Glassworks Rooftop on Friday August 19th.
(tickets just $8 pre-order, or $10 at door. 18+ 9pm)
All you need to do to grab this 1 out of 5 printing record is pre-order your ticket to the show at Louisvilleisforlovers.com by midnight Wednesday 8/17 to be entered, and we will post the winner thursday morning. (season pass holders and people who have already ordered tix are automatically entered, and your name is entered for every ticket you get). Good Luck!
listening to the Scott Carney side of the test press at Palimino Record Plant
The electronic artist Kyle Andrews, who's new record, Robot Learn Love, will be released on August 16th is playing on August 22 at Zanzabar, and we are giving away a ticket to the show and a copy of the new album!
just leave your name (first and AT LEAST last initial) and we will pick a winner at random on August 20th!
A Little under a year ago, on 10-10-10, a little known louisville band called Les Debutantes completed and released their first album, 4 CD box set of 100 original songs with guest musicians including My Morning Jacket, Wax fang, Ultra Pulverize and others. It's an amazing feat for any band, especially for a band's first turn out.
and if that isn't a big enough project to tackle, the band is now on a new mission; posting a new podcast each week on their website, one for every track on their album..
Every week Les Debutantes will post a new podcast on their website www.debutantesmusic.com
and to help get the word out on their new weekly podcasts, we are giving away a hand numbered limited edition of 100 copy of their 100 song album Centennial to someoneand a Debutantes t-shirt to someone else!
Just leave a comment with your name, and the name of one person who played on Centennial and we will pick a winner at random on August 21st!
Les Debutantes have also just released a new EP 'Vignettes' available for free here.
The english language blog from Milan Italy, Premesso di Soggiorno, has recently posted an article about the mighty 1990's Louisville Band EVERGREEN.
The article focuses on the band's party rock phase and demise, looking closely at their highly regarded Hi-Ball 7" release "pant's off" and their self titled LP, recently re-issued on Temporary Residence.
It's nice when the talent in our town gets noticed else where around the globe, even if it's a band that is no longer with us. The article is well worth reading, and for that matter, Evergreen is well worth searching out.
Evergreen was one of my favorites as a youngun and "pant's off" was the first (and only) ringtone I purchased from Itunes.
Bowling Green born Sleeper Agent is getting national attention on their new single Get It Daddy, which is the single of the week on Itunes and it's video was released exclusively on Spin.com on tuesday.
As school starts back I am reminded that the year of 2011 is nearing it's end, and with that we start to look back at what music made it so special. So these are my favorites for the first half of 2011.
I had been waiting for this album since the first single was released last summer, "Go Outside" was the perfect summer anthem and Cults continued to impress me right up to this full length.
Panda Bear- 'Tomboy'
Animal Collective are one of my obsessions, and Panda Bear is my favorite part. Even if this album wasn't as perfect as it turned out to be, I probably would still be gushing.
Jeff The Brotherhood- 'We Are The Champions'
This record was executed really well, it narrowed down what we love most about rock and roll, a roaming guitar and wild drums.
My Morning Jacket- 'Circuital'
A great return to form for My Morning Jacket, they went back to their roots, but still kept what keeps them a forward looking band, the future is always ever present with these guys.
Tune-Yards - 'W H O K I L L'
When I first saw Tune-Yards two years ago they were just starting out and Merrill Garbus was using a looping pedel to create different sounds. Now, she has a whole band and this has helped her ability to create even more texture within her music than before.
Toro Y Moi - 'Underneath The Pine'
Chaz Bundick, this guy is full of it in a really great way his second album was a perfect step forward. He included new ideas but still remained close to what makes Toro Y Moi so special.
Tyler, The Creator- 'Goblin'
Many people dislike OFWGKTA, but I think they are really great. They provide a microscope on american youth culture, some things we would like to ignore they shove right in our face. This kid may be a little jerk, and he is the first to admit he is no role model.
Lykke Li- 'Wounded Rhymes'
I wouldn't say this was much of a step forward for Lykke Li, but I'm not sure she needs to move anywhere just yet. Her second album is great and she gave me just what I have come to expect, energetic songs about being young.
Kurt Vile- 'Smoke Ring For My Halo'
In 2009 Kurt Vile made his presence known, with the release of two great albums. His forth release is full of epic pop songs.
The Deloreans- 'American Craze'
Sometimes an album surprises you, I live for this moment and I'm so thankful that a band from my hometown could provide that feeling for me this year.
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE!
2K11 isn't done yet, and I can't wait for Girls 'Father Son Holy Ghost', and Gauntlet Hair's debut in the last half of the year.
for awhile I have been thinking about a 'best of the first part of 2011 releases' post, and now that we are sliding into the second half, I guess it's time to start looking back at 1ST HALF OF 2011 BEST RELEASES!
Some of my favorite albums this year are remixes for some reason (Gayngs & Wugazi), and the good news is remix albums are usually free these days (and we give you the links)! and, no surprise, my favorite releases of 2011 are local releases, I think some of our local albums are blowing national releases out of the water... The Deloreans, Soft Cheque, and Fervor albums are must haves!
One of our contributing writers Dylan, has a new album out today on bandcamp.com. it is his first release and is a 7 song EP of Bob Dylan covers. i didn't know this, but Dylan's full name is Robert Dylan Greenwood, and he is named after Bob Dylan. So it makes since that he should pay homage to the man in which he is named after. I was named after a gravestone in a germantown cemetery, so I suppose I will one day pay homage to that man by making a similar gravestone, but hopefully not for awhile.
Dylan's album is available for free right now, with an album of original material to follow shortly.