Thursday, July 31, 2008

Photos: Forecastle Day 2

We're still recovering from a very hot, very fun Forecastle Festival last weekend. Here is a gallery of some shots from Saturday, day two if the festival. I'll post some Sunday shots over the weekend. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Recording: Bonnie "Prince" Billy @ Funtown!

Last weekend I was one of three hundred folks that got a ticket to see Bonnie "Prince" Billy with Thomas A. Minor and the Picket Line at Funtown in Jtown. Don't look for a lot of public shows going down at Funtown as I'm sure the venue is limited to when the trailor/stage is in the right place at the right time and the stars in the little valley are aligned.

I managed to get some picures as well as a recording of the evening (thanks to the approval of Thomas A Minor). Sorry about the cicadas, If you weren't sick of them already, you will be after listening to this recording. Due to demand, I wanted to get the BPB set up first and I will get the Thomas A. Minor recording up in the near future. Enjoy!

01 Intro
02 Easy Does It
03 For Every Field There's a Mole
04 banter
05 So Everyone
06 Lay and Love
07 May it Always Be
08 banter
09 Goat and Ram
10 Lie Down in the Light
11 Little Boxes
12 King at Night
13 Death to Everyone
14 You Remind Me of Something
15 Wolf Among Wolves
16 You Want That Picture
17 We Us, All Three, Will Ride
18 banter
19 Ohio River Boat Song
20 Rider

Check out more photos here.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Getting ready for Forecastle

The 7th Annual Forecastle fest kicks off tomorrow on the Belvedere.
Full line-up
Here are some music vids from a few of the artists that I'm looking forward to seeing this weekend.

d.w. Box

Dr. Dog


Del the Funky Homosapian


People Noise

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jonathan's Machete at Zazoo's Friday the 25th

For those of you that missed the Edgehill Ave. show with Jonathan's Machete last week at Zazoo's, you have another chance to see the best local band from Lexington, KY (check the facts here). Jonathan's Machete will be playing with Pete Dressman and the Soul Unified Nation at Zazoo's in St. Matthews at 10 pm with a nice sweet 5'er at the door! Pete Dressman and the S.U.N. is also a force to be reckoned with from what I hear...

Check out the Johathan's Machete sound that everyone's talking about over at
and this Pete Dressman video from good ol' YouTuber!

Pete Dressman and the S.U.N. - Studio 312

Monday, July 21, 2008

Thao Nguyen at Skull Alley - TONIGHT! is presenting Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down, live at Skull Alley this evening at 7pm. The Instruction, will be opening along with Thao’s tourmates, Tune Yards.

from bssb: presents the first of hopefully a plentiful series of concerts, the first of which is the amazing Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down, live at Skull Alley on Monday, July 21st. As I’ve mentioned before (and thus the reason I’m putting this show on) Thao Nguyen (pronounced “Win”) is one of my favorite artists of the year, having released my top album of January on Kill Rock Stars, We Brave Bee Stings and All to significant praises in the blogosphere & received a 7.7 from Pitchfork in follow-up of 2005’s Like the Linen. Also, I had the chance to see Thao (review) & her stage presence resmebles that of a cat with a ball of yarn, thrashing about in the cutest of ways. To match, Thao has the lyrical beauty and emotion of Cat Power less the aching with the energy of Feist, so if you’ve a warm place in your heart for either of those two, you’re going to absolutely fall in love with Thao.

Tickets are $7 at the door & it’s all-ages. Get on out and support indie music, as well as the new Skull Alley art gallery/music venue

Thanks to Backseatsandbar for getting together the sampling of music below...

Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down - Beat ( Health Life & Fire)
Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down - Feet Asleep
Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down - Bag Of Hammers

The Instruction- Mayday
The Instruction- Change in the Merge
The Instruction- Hello Darlin’

Tune-Yards - Fiya

Friday, July 18, 2008

Festival: One Week to Forecastle 2008!

Paste magazine has listed it in it's top 33 festivals in the country; Spin magazine says it's one of the top 101 things to do in America... what are we talking about?

We just told you about Lucky Pineapple playing a kick off show for Forecastle at Glass works on the 24th but there's much more to rejoice about. Here's a complete schedule of events including kick off and after parties...

Kick-Off Party
+ presented by ohio valley creative energy and louisville glassworks

Thursday, July 24th
Glassworks Rooftop (map)
Doors @ 7PM *$6 All Ages

With performances from:

Lucky Pineapple
The Fervor
The Protomen
DJs Matt Anthony & Woodrow on the Radio
Shoot the Messenger VJs
Glass Artist McKinley Moore
Phoenix Collective Firespinning
Collaborative Performance Art w. DJs A. Bell and Narwhal

*all proceeds benefit ovce, recieve a drink discount with nautical costume


Friday, July 25th
American Turners (map)
FREE 11:30PM 21+

Ferdinand Fox
DJ Jackola

Friday, July 25th
The Forecastle Fox Den (map)
$5 11:00PM 21+

Miles Meada
DJ 2nd Nature
Jessee Jamz

Saturday, July 26th
The Forecastle Fox Den (map)
$5 9:30PM 21+

Jon Doe
Morning State
Kentucky Nightmare
Perfect Jewish Couple

+ Light Shows, Fighting Pirates, and more!!

Click here for main festival Line-Up

Tickets for the 7th annual Forecastle Festival, July 25th - 27th in Louisville, KY, are available via ticketweb, ticketmaster, and at Ear X-tacy.

FRI: $15 advance $18 day of show
SAT: $20 advance $23 day of show
SUN: $18 advance $21 day of show

TWO-DAY PASS: $32 Fri / Sat (advance only)
TWO-DAY PASS: $35 Sat / Sun (advance only)

THREE DAY PASS: $50 (advance only)

There is a *limited number* of VIP passes available at $50 per day. They include access to kick-off and after-parties, as well as as well as backstage VIP lounges.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Concert: Gold Jacket Club with Joe Manning @ the 930

(photo by Gary Quick)

The 930 Listening Room is pleased to welcome Gold Jacket Club for a rare performance in an intimate setting. One of Louisville’s favorite sons, Joe Manning, opens.

“Gold Jacket Club formed in a way many Louisville bands often do, as an extension of longtime friendships. Guitarist Jeff Tucker attended Male High School at the same time as drummer Kyle Crabtree, bassist Jason Skaggs and Chad Cutsinger, who plays piano, Rhodes and Hammond organ. When Cutsinger went into the Army, Tucker, Skaggs and Crabtree continued on under the name Eleven Eleven. The three recorded an album for Doghouse Records, and as Tucker puts it, “did a whole lot of driving to Pennsylvania to play for 20 people.” Bassist Beenee Overstreet, drummer Dillon Marshall and guitarist Gary Bell, all of whom played in the band Union, also longtime friends of Tucker’s, round out the club’s lineup.” - Mat Herron, LEO

Saturday, July 19 @ 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. doors / All ages / General admission, limited seating / $5 cover at door

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Concert: Pineapple Baseball?!?

Lucky Pineapple is playing this Friday (July 18) at Slugger Field. They'll be playing before the game, starting shortly after 5 and finishing at 6:30, when they start the pre-game announcements. Happy hour is 5:30 to 7 and will feature $2 "craft and specialty beer", presented by WFPK. Then of course there's the game, in which the Louisville Bats play the Charlotte Knights.Go here for ticket information.

On Thursday, July 24th, LP is playing the Forecastle Festival kickoff party on the rooftop of Glassworks! (located at 915 W Market Street) Doors are at 7PM, admission is $6 (you get discounted drinks if you show up in a nautical costume), and all ages will be admitted. Also performing: The Fervor The Protomen DJs Matt Anthony & Woodrow on the Radio
Shoot the Messenger VJs
Glass Artist McKinley Moore Phoenix Collective Firespinning Collaborative Performance Art with DJs A. Bell and Narwhal The kick off party is presented by Ohio Valley Creative Energy and Louisville Glassworks. Visit the Forecastle Festival website over in the sidebar (--->) for more information.

LP also has a short "promotional video" for your enjoyment!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Concert: Southside @ Ear X-tacy and Carmichael's

Hunter S. Thompson's birthday is this Friday and Ron Whitehead and Southside are celebrating by performing some of Hunter's favorite songs. In addition, Southside will be playing some originals from their new album, 'Southside Lounge' (an excellent discs if I do say so myself!) The free in-store concert at Ear X-tacy records is this Friday the 18th at 7pm.

The following Thursday (July 24th) Southside will also play a book release show at Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Ave. from 6-9pm. William McKeen will also be reading from and signing his new Hunter bio, OUTLAW JOURNALIST: The Life and Times of Hunter S. Thompson.

Ron has given us a sneak peek of some of the songs that will be played between the two shows...

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
White Rabbit
All Along the Watchtower
Alcohol and Pills
My Old Kentucky Home
Dead Flowers
Lawyers Guns and Money
One Toke Over The Line
It Ain't Me Babe
Gimme Shelter
Mr. Tambourine Man
Jumpin Jack Flash

If you're a regular to our site you'll remember when we posted the version of White Rabbit by Jim James and Sarah Elizabeth about a month ago, if not, go ahead and give it a listen.

Jim James and Sarah Elizabeth - White Rabbit

Here's a very powerful version of 'I Refuse' by Ron Whitehead

Ron Whitehead - I Refuse

Buy Southside's new CD 'Southside Lounge' at Ear X-tacy or online here.

Buy William McKeen's new Hunter bio at Carmichael's Bookstore or online here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Interview: Lebowski Fest creator, Will Russell

The 7th Annual Lebowski Fest starts this Friday at the Executive Strike and Spare. If you're going to be there, chances are you also have in your possession the critically acclaimed book, I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski: Life, The Big Lebowski and What Have You. (if you don't, shame on you... get your signed copy here.)

We wanted to do an interview with Will Russell, one of the creators of the Lebowski Fest in preparation for this coming Friday. We're about as lazy as the Dude most of the time so we are firing back the same questions asked of some celebrities in the book. Enjoy!

37 Flood: A lot of people say that it took them a few viewings before they really got it. We can only think that wasn't the case with you guys, was it?

Will: I was almost indifferent the first time I saw it. I didnt dislike it but I also didnt love it. After the third viewing is when I began to fall in love and appreciate it in the way I do now.

37 Flood: Who's your favorite character and why?

Will: Walter has the funniest lines. Pilar is also awesome.

37 Flood: If you were a Big Lebowski character, which one would you be?

Will: Walter - I give a shit about the rules.

37 Flood: Do you have a favorite scene? A favorite line?

Will: I adore every scene and ever line. It changes all the time. Currently the Dude screaming in the bathtub when the marmot is tossed in really kills me.

37 Flood: What other movies would you consider yourself a huge fan of?

Will: Pee Wee's Big Adventure, No Country For Old men, Raising Arizona

37 Flood: Why do you think The Big Lebowski has connected so strongly with so many people?

Will: It magically gets better each time you watch it. It's an absolute blast to watch - great music, great characters, great dialogue. Plus the Dude is such a genuinely cool guy.

37 Flood: What is the most 'Dude' thing you've ever done?

Will: Bubble bath with candles

37 Flood: The movie's plot is pretty complicated - if you had to sum up the movie in three sentences or less, how would you do it?

Will: They peed on the Dudes rug. All the Dude ever wanted was his rug back. Fuck it, let's go bowling.

37 Flood: Has what you love about the movie changed over time?

Will: My love grows stronger every time I see it.

37 Flood: If you could ask the Coen brothers one question about The Big Lebowski (and we're sure you've had that chance), what would it be?

Will: I would just freeze and wet myself.

37 Flood: What's your highest bowling score?

Will: 189

37 Flood: What day is this?

Will: i'm sorry, i wasn't listening

Lebowski Fest is July 11th-12th. Get your info here and get your tickets here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Report: Ben Sollee speaks out about Kanye

As you have all probably read, Kanye wasn't well received by fans at Bonnaroo who waited nearly 2 hours past his scheduled 2:45am start time and took the stage at 4:25am instead. I won't go into it but you can read all about it here if you need more details.
Ben Sollee also played with the Sparrow Quartet at Bonnaroo and obviously has something to say about Kanye's waiting game. Listen to this open letter to Kanye below.

Ben Sollee - Dear Kanye

Show: Edgehill Ave @ Zazoo's this friday

Edgehill Avenue is playing this Friday, July 11th at Zazoo's in St. Matthews. They'll be playing several tunes off their new record "Rambler" which should be released later this summer.

Edgehill's set will start at 10p sharp for you early birds. Lexington's Jonathan's Machete plays afterwards. $5 at the door will get you in to see some original Louixton music.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Warning: Don't blow your hands off/Lebowski Fest 2008

We here at 37 flood want to wish you a safe and glorious 4th of July. Don't go blowing your hands off with those Indiana and Tennessee fireworks!

Secondly we want to bring the upcoming 7th Annual Lebowski Fest to you attention. It starts next weekend folks and you don't want to miss it. Mike Doughty, metal loving comedian Brian Posehn and Food Network's Ace of Cakes; it's going to be great fest!
The Achievers documentary will also be screened for the first time ever at 6pm on the 11th at Executive Inn. We'll remind you again about the fest as well as bring you some photos to commemorate the event. Download your 2008 Lebowski Fest Achievers Guide here. The full schedule of events follows...

Friday, July 11th

Noon - Lebowski Live Lunch Radio Hour
WFPK presents a live music showcase of various bands covering Big Lebowski related tunes. Featuring Kentucky Prophet, Ben Purdom, Andrew Iafrate and Virgin Flame. @ WFPK Studios - 619 S 4th Street - Free (very limited seating)

6pm - Premier screening of The Achievers: The Story of The Lebowski Fans - A documentary by Eddie Chung(!) @ Executive Inn Hotel - 978 Phillips Ln - Label Room - Suggested Donation: $5 - Proceeds to American Cancer Society - Limited Seating

8pm - Opening Party & Movie Screening
Featuring Comedian Brian Posehn and a performance by Pleaseeasaur! Followed by Screening of The Big Lebowski with special guest Liam! @ Executive Lawn - 911 Phillips Ln- All Ages - Chairs and blankets OK - No outside food or beverages, man $15

8:00 Gates Open
9:00 Pleaseeasaur
10:00 Brian Posehn
11:15 The Big Lebowski!

Saturday, July 12th

4pm - Garden Party

Music by Mike Doughty, So I Had To (Duff from Ace of Cakes) Kentucky Prophet, Everthus The Deadbeats, Broken Spurs & Snow Monster. Lebowski-themed games and what-have-you.
@ Executive Lawn - All Ages - Children 12 and under free. Chairs and blankets OK - No outside food or beverages, man -$15

4:00 – Gates Open
4:05 – Snow Monster
4:20 – Broken Spurs
5:00 – Everthus The Deadbeats
5:50 – Kentucky Prophet
6:30 – Mike Doughty
8:00 - So I Had To (Featuring Duff from Ace of Cakes!)

8pm - Bowling Party (SOLD OUT)
Bowling, costume, trivia and other contests. Special appearance by Jim Hoosier (Liam!)
@ Executive Strike and Spare - Bowling from 8pm to 1am - All Ages

Midnight to 3am - After Party @ Executive Inn Bar- Music** by DJ Jason Clark! - Free
**Bad dancing will be fully embraced and celebrated.

Executive Lawn and Executive Strike and Spare are located at 911 Phillips Lane in Louisville, KY 40209.


The Executive Inn Hotel is offering rooms at a discounted rate of $89. The Executive Inn is right next to the venues! Make your reservation by going to and clicking on online reservations.

The Lebowski Fest discount code is 813133. Space is limited.