Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Keep Louisville Yarmuth event!

From JK McKnight:

Dear Supporters!

We're proud to announce a free, outdoor rally this thursday @ ear-X-tacy Records, located at 1534 Bardstown Road. There will be free food from Wick's Pizza, live music, merchandise, and a speech from Congressman Yarmuth. Please come by for lunch and show your support!

The outdoor show will kick off at 11:30am with *live performances* from The Ladybirds and The Genius File, concluding at 1:30pm. Congressman Yarmuth will speak at 12:15. Hope to see you there!!

JK McKnight
East End Field Coordinator

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stay tuned...

John King was nice enough to lend us a couple tracks from the upcoming T.R.A.F.O.Z.S.A.T.S.F.M. Bowie cover album. Stay tuned for next wednesday to give them a preview. This is going to be a great album!
Pre-order starts Wendesday, October 1st at www.louisvilleisforlovers.com

FiveOTwo Artist Party/Ron Whitehead poem unveiling

A few months ago, Ron Whitehead was commissioned by the city to write a poem about Louisville. Ron came back with "Louisville: Sweet City of My Dreams" That poem is set to be unveiled this Saturday at the FiveOTwo artist party at the new Green Building at 732 East Market Street. Ron's poem has been printed by fiveOtwo and will be available at the show. A photograph I took of Ron was picked to be a part of the poem poster so I am super stoked.

There will be live music by Ron and his new band Southside and music by spun tunes by DJ Jason Clark. Food/Hooch is said to be catered at the event.

from the fiveOtwo site:

You, yes you, are invited to party with the artists of Five0Two at the brand-new ever-so-cool Green Building.

Five0Two exists to support Louisville artists in producing artwork that expresses their love for Louisville.

Over the past nine months we’ve collected some great work - and we want to show it off for everyone to see. If you love Louisville, art, and a party, come to a place where you can do all three at once.

Five0Two Party
Saturday, September 27
The Green Building of NuLu
732 East Market Street (directions)
5:00 - 9:00 P.M.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lucky Pineapple album release party/instore

This Friday is a big day for Lucky Pineapple with the release of their new CD, "The Bubble has burst in Sky City." The release will be accompanied by an in-store appearance at Ear X-tacy and a release party at the Glassworks building.

The Ear X-tacy performance starts promptly at 8pm. The Glassworks show will be on the first floor and Cumberland Brews will be on site pouring magnificent beers with proceeds benefiting OVCE. Doors are at 9, and Bloomington's own Push-Pull will be opening for LP at 10pm with DJ Narwhal and DJ A. Bell spinning before, between and after the bands.

Both shows are all ages. The release party show at Glassworks is $3 and free with receipt of purchase of "The Bubble has Burst in Sky City."

Now enjoy this promo video...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Final Waterfront Wednesday of 2008

With winter right around the corner this Wednesday is the last WFPK Waterfront Wednesday show of 2008. WFPK has organized a hell of a line-up for a finale. Info about the artist below from the WFPK website.

John Mann Band- 6pm
In his twenty-seven years, John Mann has veered both near and far from his native western Kentucky. After going to college in Lexington, Mann moved for a brief period to San Diego, before returning to Kentucky and making the move to Louisville.

With an interesting musical heritage (Mann’s cousin is former Sun Records artist Carl Mann, who had a hit in the fifties with an up-tempo reworking of the pop standard, Mona Lisa), Mann has tried to keep his music planted in the present with an always keen eye to the past.

In December of 2004 John released his second album called Hands in the Pavement, which was a favorite on 91.9 WFPK. References to Hiatt, Dylan, Van Morrison, the Band, Cash, and Muscle Shoals-among others are often coined in describing Mann’s crafting of songs. Mann is also highly sought after as an accompanying guitar player in many local bands, most notably as a full time guitarist/harmony singer with Louisville legend Tim Krekel; he has also played with Danny Flanigan, Hell’s Half Acre, and Ten Months Later.

With the release of his latest effort, Evening News, Mann and family recently relocated to Nashville, Tenn., where he’ll continue writing, recording and touring.

@ the Rudyard Kipling in May


Langhorne Slim and the War Eagles
- 7:30pm
Something of a one-man mixture of the Cramps, Beck’s early indie records (circa One Foot in the Grave), and the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou, singer and guitarist Langhorne Slim offers a sardonic, modern take on traditional folk, country, and blues. Fancifully dubbed “the bastard son of Hasil Adkins” in some of his early press releases, Langhorne Slim is in fact a Pennsylvania native who resettled in Brooklyn after his graduation from the State University of New York at Purchase.

After a self-released demo garnered some local and online attention (as well as a semi-regular gig as the opening act for indie novelty outfit the Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players), Langhorne Slim signed with the indie label Narnack Records and released his first EP, Electric Love Letter, in March 2004. The more varied and band-oriented full-length When the Sun’s Gone Down followed in the spring of 2005. Much touring ensued over the next year, including support dates with Lucero and Murder by Death, with drummer Malachi DeLorenzo and upright bassist Paul DeFiglia (aka “the War Eagles”) in tow. In 2006, Langhorne Slim signed with the larger (though still not major) label V2 Records, which released the all-new EP Engine in September of that year, as the singer was finishing recording his second full album, produced by Josh Ritter’s keyboardist, Sam Kassirer.



Paul Thorn Band– 9pm
The first thing you notice is The Voice, unique and distinctive, the voice of a man who has walked a long, hot span over dusty Mississippi country roads. At turns soulful, raw, melancholy, brazen, funky, circumspect, serene, brooding, and mutinous, the voice expresses the range of human emotions, from forlorn grimness to incandescent optimism. And after repeated listens, you realize that his is not merely the voice of a poet but also of a merciful prophet, a summation not unjustified. Those who follow the career of Paul Thorn believe he is both.

His newest CD is A Long Way From Tupelo, a collection of songs which once again illustrates Thorn’s versatility and authentic connection to the music of the Mississippi heartland: blues, country, gospel, rhythm and blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. Thorn excels as a musical storyteller. Maybe, given his background, he just can’t help it. His songs are conduits for that gritty part of the South where beleaguered wisdom is as likely from the bottom of a bottle of Johnny Walker Red as it is from the pulpit of an old country church. And the latest Paul Thorn CD remains true to form.

"A Long Way from Tupelo"

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Photos from "The Cup Experience" concert on 4th

Here are some photos from last night's concert on 4th street with Arnett Hollow, Peter Searcy and Cabin. Last night was Cabin's last performance of the year due to the band going back into the studio to work on a new record so if you missed them last night, you're gonna have to wait a bit longer to see them again. All in all, the bands were all great but the sound wasn't so swell. What do you expect for cramming a stage on a narrow street between two high rise building and covering it with a glass lid.

I'd also like to preface the photos below by letting you know the lady in the photo to the right must have though I was with one of the papers as she demanded that I take her picture... I gratefully obliged! Enjoy.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ron Whitehead & SOUTHSIDE at the Rud tonight

(Photo by Scott Duthie)

Does the Ryder Cup have you feeling a bit too global? Want a nice slice of Kentucky pie? (in the form of music of course or I would have said Derby pie... yum!) If you said yes to the weird Kentucky pie question, head on down to the Rudyard Kipling tonight and check out local hero Ron Whitehead & SOUTHSIDE at 8pm. For a low low price of $7 you'll get to rock your socks to the sweet sounds of southern rock and ethereal voice of Sarah Elizabeth.

Saturday 9/20/08
8 to 10pm
$7 cover

The Rudyard Kipling
422 West Oak Street (near 4th Street)
Louisville, Kentucky

SOUTHSIDE includes:
Scott Mertz (vocals/guitar/harmonica)
Sarah Elizabeth (vocals/guitar)
Andy Cook (drums/didgeridoo/percussion/vocals)
Kelly Render Wilkinson (vocals/guitar)
Lightnin Luke Powers (electric guitar/vocals)
Yoruba Kikiloma-Mason (vocals)
Tyrone Cotton (vocals/guitar)
Lisa K (vocals/guitar)
Lee Troutman (vocals/guitar)
Rani Newman (vocals)
Rebekah Trigg (bellydancing)
Michael Dean Odin Pollock (electric guitar/vocals)
Dave Humphrey (fiddle)
Frank Messina (vocals/honorary member)
Ron Whitehead (vocals)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Cup Experience @ 4th Street Live

As you all know, this weekend starts the Ryder Cup here in the lovely Derby city. Even if you're not a fan you can at least appreciate how nuts the city is about hosting this event (I've looked at the signs for 4 years now...) and you can be happy about what it is doing for the city's economy.

Billed as part of "The Cup Experience", this Saturday (09/20) Cabin, Peter Searcy and Arnett Hollow will play a show down at 4th Street Live with the admission being free while you proudly sport your Ryder Cup commerative pin (ahh, just like a Derby event.)

The show starts at 7:30 with Arnett Hollow and is followed by Peter Searcy at 8:30 and Cabin at 9:45. This should be a great show to get a good local sampling of music into the ears of some far away travelers and locals alike. I know the wife won't let us miss Cabin and we heard a rave review about Arnett Hollow's performance at the St. Hildegrad festival last weekend and can't wait to catch the show.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Grampall Jookabox, PWRFL Power, Chemic at Skull Alley - Sept 21st

This coming Sunday down at Skull Alley Grampall Jookabox, PWRFL Power and Louisville's own Chemic will be playing an all ages show for a tiny $3. This will be the first show presented by Buzzgrinder.com and they don't plan on stopping with this one...

Doors/Show: 6:30/7:30

Skull Alley
1017 E. Broadway

Grampall Jookabox - The Girl Ain't Preggers
Grampall Jookabox - Peace Attack
PWRFL Power - It's Okay
PWRFL Power - Tomato Song
Chemic - Don't Go Close
Chemic - Calm Killers

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Ear X-tacy Sidewalk Sale and Noise Pollution In-Store

Our friends over at Backseat Sandbar have reminded us of an event we totally planned on checking out and it somehow slipped our mind to tell you about. September 13th (today) starts the Ear X-tacy sidewalk sale and it runs through the 14th. It's a great time to pick up on some great deals as well as some album promo decorations that are past their expiration date for appropriate promotion (still great for basements though!)
If that wasn't enough, local label Noise Pollution presents new albums from prominent artists in the city, Venus Trap and Minnow and they're playing an in-store at 5pm. Go get a hold of some great deals and check out some awesome original music!

Friday, September 12, 2008

St. Hildegard Festival this Saturday 9/13

The St. Hildegard Festival is this Saturday down at Browning's Restaurant and Brewery on Main. Some of you may not know who St. Hildegarde von Bingen was (myself included.) She is said to be the first person to brew beer with hops; mmm, my favorite ingredient!

To celebrate her greatness and insight, Browning's is hosting it's 4th annual festival where folks can enjoy beers a plenty along with great food, music, raffles and more. Kentucky Fried Pickin' and Arnett Hollow will be supplying the tunes with a bluegrass flavor starting at 4pm.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Upcoming Bowie tribute album

God damn! John King is at it again working hard on a David Bowie tribute album of Louisville artists recreating "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars." Check the bottom of this post to see the track listing and contributing artists.

The disc is in the process of being mixed by compilation master John King and Kevin Ratterman down at the Funeral Home and is anticipated to be available for pre-order October 1st and released December 2nd. If it's anything like the amazing "Louisville Babylon" series released last year, it's going to be hard to wait until December to give it a spin.

The Louisville is for Lovers site is also offering great deals for those that have missed out on previous versions of the series or the Louisville Babylon series. If you buy 2 cds you get a 3rd for free and if you buy 4 cds you get 2 free! John is also offering the "Instant Audiophile" package which includes all available louisville is for lovers volumes 3,4,5,7, & 8 as well as both misfits covers records, louisville babylon 1994 and 2007 for a mere $45 (a $70 value!) Support this wonderful series of historic recordings and go get your cds now!

From the Louisville is for Lovers website...

we are incredibly honored to release the announcement of our newest project: t.r.a.f.o.z.s.a.t.s.f.m. a ziggy stardust tribute. as the newest edition in our ”louisville is for covers” series, t.r.a.f.o.z.s.a.t.s.f.m. is a reproduction of the david bowie classic, the rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars, from start to finish by Louisville’s favorite bands, including: wax fang, the slow break, iamis, six white horses, the gallery singers, and many more. trafozsatsm is set to be released Dec. 2nd. we will have tracks up and pre-orders available by October 1st. for complete track listings and further information please visit the trafozsatsfm page in the ‘covers series‘ section.

1.five years-joe manning
2.soul love-the slow break
3.moonage daydream-the gallery singers
4.starman-six white horses
5.it ain’t easy-trophy wives
6.lady stardust-whistle peak
8.hang on to yourself-
guest performance t.b.a.
9.ziggy stardust-black keruac
10.suffergette city-wax fang
11.rock n’ roll suicide- guest performance t.b.a.
12.All the Young Dudes-the crooked old world
13.Space Oddity-tamara dearing
14.Cracked Actor -the ladybirds


TERRORSTOCK Festival 2008

Real quick announcement... Terrorstock Festival 2008 starts today at Cahoots on Bardstown Rd. and runs through Saturday the 13th. Tickets are $5/day or $12 for all 3 days.

daily lineups are below.

DJ Narhwal
Ben Purdom & The Pharoahs
J. Glenn
On Parallels
The Revenants
How to Murder
Buffalo Bill
Bad Blood

DJ Chad Castetter
DJ Dom
Ruff Patches
Six White Horses
Rude Weirdo
Blade of the Ripper

Adam Greenwood
National Hotel
Sean Magnum & The Ladykillers
Suspected Terrorists
Trophy Wives

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ben Sollee video from Waterfront Wendnesday

Our friend Keith Robbins (local videographer) let us know about a video he shot at August's WFPK Waterfront Wednesday concert. Keith is truly a master at video production and has a real creative perspective.

Check out Keith's YouTube page for more awesome videos!
Thanks Keith!

People Noise/DW Box/Fervor @ 4th Street Live 9/11

Homegrown Music Series - People Noise
Fourth Street Live! continues the 2nd annual Homegrown Music Series, featuring People Noise w/ DW Box & One Long Song, along with The Fervor. People Noise has been compared to the earlier alternative rock band sounds of Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and Radiohead, yet keeping a sound and style that's all their own. This FREE concert is Thursday (sept 11) and starts at 7:00 p.m.

Monday, September 8, 2008

2008 Original Highlands Art & Music Festival

For 12 hours on September the 13th, the Highlands will be a rocking a bit more than normal when the Original Highlands Music & Art Festival kicks off it's 2nd annual celebration.
Between Highland and Breckenridge, Baxter ave will be blocked off to allow vendors of art to display their work all while the beers are flowing at the Outlook Inn, O'Sheas, Molly's and many other bars. There will be two stages just like last year, the east and the west (no east coast, west coast rivalries permitted).
Below you'll find the line up and times for the bands involved. Like last year, the festival is free to all and should be a great time!

West Stage:
12-1 Leigh Ann Yost
1-2 Louisville School of Rock
3-4 Ladybirds
5-6 Danny Flanigan and Rain Chorus
8-9:15 Tift Merrit

East Stage:
12-1 John Gage
2-3 Shannon Lawson
4-5 Brigid Kaelin Band
6-7 Peter Searcy
9:30-11 Love Jones

Check out our coverage from last year... (there are recordings of the shows below too!)

Cabin at the OHA&MF
Wax Fang at the OHA&MF

Monday, September 1, 2008


"The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"
Louisville artist compilation produced by John King

Edgehill Avenue signs with Departure Records

The guys from Edgehill Avenue have recently signed a deal with Departure Records and want to celebrate with you!
They will be playing at Stevie Ray's this Wednesday night for a mere 41.1316 pesos (4 dollars US). Janis Pruitt will be opening the show at 9pm and Edgehill Ave. will take the stage after that.
This will be their last show for a couple months as they will be putting the finishing touches on the new album.

Edgehill Avenues new CD "Rambler" is scheduled for a November release on Departure Records.

Listen to some EA tracks and a video here.