Saturday, June 28, 2008

Recording: Ron Whitehead and Southside @ WFPK

Last week Ron invited me down to WFPK Studios to hear his new band, Ron Whitehead andSouthside perform at Live Lunch. What a great way to break away from the 9 to 5 and get the weekend started right!
Ron had asked if I could take some pictures while I was there and I got a chance to talk with the band after the show as well. These guys put on a hell of an intimate show that left me inspired. When I walked out the front doors of the studio on 4th street, I had that fresh feeling of a brand new day; The sun was brighter, I thought everyone had a smile on their face and I could smell the air, not just breathe it.
Below you'll see a photo slideshow and you can listen to a recording of the performance that I had set to record from the radio before I left work that mid morning.
Thanks to Ron, WFPK and Southside!

01 Intro.mp3
02 Trouble.mp3
03 Riding with Rebel Jesus, The Wanderer.mp3
04 Some Say I Got Devil.mp3
05 You Wish.mp3
06 Tapping My Own Phone.mp3
07 banter.mp3
08 Happy Birthday to... Everyone!.mp3
09 Bury Me.mp3
10 The Queen of Beckley West Virginia.mp3
11 Alcohol and Pills.mp3
12 Family Tree.mp3
13 I Refuse.mp3
14 House of the Rising Sun.mp3
15 Outro.mp3

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Concert: Mark Kozelek @ the 930 6/21

Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon)

Saturday, June 21 @ 8:30 p.m. / 7:30 p.m. doors / All ages / General admission seating / $15, tickets at and ear X-tacy

Founding member and driving force behind the beloved Red House Painters, Mark Kozelek continues to record and perform as a solo artist and, most recently, as the critically acclaimed Sun Kil Moon. Since debuting in 1992, Mark has recorded six studio albums with Red House Painters, four solo records, and three with Sun Kil Moon, included several live albums and compilation tracks.

From his personalized, acoustic covers of AC/DC, John Denver, The Cars and Modest Mouse to the meticulous guitar layers and expansive, hypnotic atmosphere of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters, Mark Kozelek continues to prove why he's one America's best living songwriters. Guitarist Phil Carney will join Mark for this duo performance.
Hear tracks from the new Sun Kil Moon record, April, on MySpace.

The 930
Other Upcoming Shows:

The Parade Schedule with Tender Mercy

Saturday, July 12 @ 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. doors / All ages / Free

Gold Jacket Club with Joe Manning
Saturday, July 19 @ 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. doors / All ages / General admission, limited seating / $5 cover at door

Grizzly Bear with Violens
Saturday, August 2 @ 8p.m. / 7 p.m. doors / All ages / General admission seating / $15, tickets on sale now at ear X-tacy and
The 930 Listening Room
930 Mary St. (in Germantown)
Louisville, KY 40204

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Concert: Ron Whitehead and Southside @ Live Lunch

(photo by Jen Burks)

This Friday for 91.9 WFPK's Live Lunch, Ron Whitehead and Southside will preform songs and spoken word from their new album "Southside Lounge" available now at Ear X-tacy or online at Ron's website.
If you've been reading, we recently heard from three of the members of Southside (Andy Cook, Sarah Elizabeth as well as Ron) on the Rudyard Kipling benefit show that was recently unearthed. I still can't get over what an impact that show left on me so you can imagine I'm ready to see Ron and company do their thing again this Friday.
Ron promises “this will be the BEST, MOST OUTRAGEOUS, MOST CREATIVE, MOST UNQIUE BAND to be on the Radio Waves!”

Upcoming Southside shows:
July 18th - CD Release show @ Ear X-tacy Records
July 24th - Carmichael Bookstore (Frankfort Ave. location)

Sarah Elizabeth - House of the Rising Sun
Ron Whitehead - Dog Sky

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wax Fang & The Whigs @ The Dame Fri 6/20

A couple months ago I saw this exact same line-up in the exact same place for 6 dollars. I actually felt like I stole something afterward. I would happily pay 4 times that much for these 2 bands. This time around the show will cost just 8 dollars. 9pm Friday.

You could tell that the Whigs were huge Wax Fang fans that night and they confirmed it here...
Excerpt from an interview that Whigs lead singer Parker Gispert did with Muzzle Of Bees...

"We’re always looking to uncover new favorite artists, are there any band(s)/record(s) that you could recommend to our readers?

Wax Fang’s “La La Land.” The first song on the album is called “Majestic.”

PS: This may be one of the last times you get to witness the Dame's Lasers and Smoke Machine. Don't miss it!

The Whigs - Right Hand On My Heart
Wax Fang - World War II Pt. 2

Recording : The Whigs @ WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
Review + Recording: The Wax Glover Mother Fucker NYE Extravaganza Revue
Interview: Wax Fang talks about La la Land

Monday, June 16, 2008

Terrastock 7: MP3s from Every Band (Almost)

Terrastock 7 starts on Thursday night and runs through Sunday. Purchase tickets.
One MP3 from all of the bands I could find. (Listed in order of appearance)


Sleeping Pill (rumor: Members of Yo La Tengo?)


Thee American Revolution - (Members of Apples in Stereo and Ideal Free Distribution)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Recording: Jim James @ The Rudyard Kipling 6/3/07

Hard to believe its been a year since this amazing show. Finally a recording has found its way to us. Its a good thing too because this show needs to be heard. It's 3 hours of pure magic. Something special sure was in the air on that night. Please continue to support the Rud in any way you can.

The show is a big download but its well worth it. Here are a few of the highlights:

Sound Of Silence - Sarah Elizabeth & Jim James
Dancefloors - Jim James
Cherish - Jim James and Sarah Elizabeth
Wonderful (The Way I Feel) - Jim James
Nobody - Jim James and Sarah Elizabeth

Photo Gallery

Full Show Download Links:
Disc 1 Mirror
Disc 2 Mirror
Disc 3

Set list:
Part One:
1. Fortified Wine
2. I Refuse
3. White Rabbit
4. Thoe Memories Of You
5. Tapping My Own Phone.
6. House Of The Rising Sun
7. For as Long as Space Endures
8. When I Hear That Train
9. Riding With Rebel Jesus, The Wanderer
10. The Sound OF Silence
11. Never Give Up

Parts 2 & 3
1. Tonight I Want to Celebrate With You
2. Look at You
3. At Dawn
4. It Beats 4 U
5. banter - Rudyard Kipling
6. Bermuda Highway
7. Hopefully
8. Old September Blues
9. banter - Chigago Song
10. The Way That He Sings
11. banter - Music & Politics
12. Gideon
13. I Will Be There When You Die
14. banter - Songs with double meanings
15. Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
16. I Needed it Most
17. Dancefloors
18. What a Wonderful Man
19. banter - Rudyard Benefits
20. Nashville to Kentucky
21. banter - Snowy Bramble
22. Knot Comes Loose
23. Wordless Chorus
24. Golden
25. Into the Woods
26. The Bear
27. By My Car
28. Dondante
29. Ordinary
30. Anytime
31. banter - Sleeping masks project
32. Cherish
33. Settin' the Woods on Fire
34. Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man
35. Grievous Angel
36. banter - put on those masks!
37. Nobody (take 1)
38. Nobody

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Busy Weekend For Second Story Man

Second Story Man will be playing 3 shows this weekend starting Friday @ 6th & Oak.
Saturday they will head to Cincinnati to play the York St Cafe, and on Sunday will be playing The Dame in Lexington.

Speaking of The Dame, a fund-raiser is being held on Friday to try and help save it. Here is more info:

Preserve Lexington has announced a fund-raiser called Block Aid to save the downtown block of buildings where the proposed CentrePointe development is planned. The barbecue party will be at the Limestone Club, 213 North Limestone, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on June 13. Vice Mayor Jim Gray will be a guest speaker. The Swells and Between Clark and Hildale will provide music. A silent auction will feature early posters from The Dame, a music venue in the block between Main and Vine streets, Limestone and South Upper where CentrePointe is proposed. A commemorative poster of the block by artist John P. Lackey will be auctioned. A concert later that evening at Busters on Main Street will feature the Moxies. The cover charge will be donated to Preserve Lexington. Tickets are $20 for the Limestone Club or $25 for the Limestone Club and Busters. Buy tickets in advance at or the night of the event at the Limestone Club.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Last Call Film Festival Starts Tonight!

The Last Call Film Festival starts tonight at the Rudyard Kipling down on Oak street.
The follow description from Andy and the Last Call staff can't be beat so I'll just let you read it the way it was intended.

The complete schedule for Last Call is up and this year we’ve added a third day. Mark your calendars for June 5,6, and 7 then prepare to put your shoes back on after they blow right off your feet. Thursday is not only free but Last Call Film Festival will be premiering The Gits documentary. This is a huge honor to me not only as a Gits fan but because I get to spread the love for Louisville’s own Mia Zapatta. All you Gits fans start spreading the word. If you’re not familiar with the Gits this film and their music will blow your mind. After the Gits screening producer Jessica Bender will take questions from the audience. Following the Gits documentary a screening of 1922 silent film Haxan will play with an orginal score written by Louisville's own Siberia. Siberia is no stranger to movies as they wrote the original score to the documentary Along the Wayside.

That’s just the first night! Friday night includes a horror movie with drinking rules where audience participation is encouraged, short films from Norway and Greece and a possible visit/Q&A session with Survival of the Wildebeest director Joe Wolf.

Saturday Kevin Murphy from Mystery Science Theater 3000 will be in attendance. He’s been a pleasure to deal with and I can’t wait for him to watch movies with us. Saturday night Mr. Murphy will be speaking to the audience on topics ranging from why Hollywood sucks to working on MST3K. We’ll also be screening two films to previously play Sundance (Four Eyed Monsters and Corndog Man). I’m not kidding when I say Corndog Man is in my top ten favorite movies. Could there possibly be more? YES! ZOMBIE movies, some of the funniest shorts I’ve ever seen and the whole weekend closes with a performance by Lucky Pineapple.

All weekend is movies, movies, movies. Thursday is free while Friday and Saturday are only $5 a night. This promises to be the biggest Last Call yet with confirmed visitors flying in from Chicago to San Francisco.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Features at The Dame 6/6

The Features will bring their energetic live show to their
favorite venue in the Bluegrass State this Friday, June 6
in Lexington, KY. The boys from Nashville will go on at
8 PM and they are sure to leave The Dame smouldering
in the wake of their guitar-driven pop and howling melodies.

Tickets are $7 General Admission (21 and over ONLY) and
can be purchased online, at The Dame or by calling
800-594-TIXX (8499).

If you like what you hear be sure to pick up their self-released
EP, Contrast, or their full length album, Exhibit A. It also appears
they have put some new tracks up on their MySpace page: GMF,
Baby's Hammer and Lions. Check 'em out!

The Features - Me & The Skirts