Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from Logan and LCD Soundsystem

Last night James Murphy uploaded a new LCD Soundsystem song. "Christmas Will Break Your Heart" is their first release since their famous 2011 breakup. It seems fitting to break their four year silence with the most depressing song (probably) that they've ever released. Enjoy everybody. Try not to let Christmas break your heart today.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays from 37FLOOD, Louisville's Dark Horse of music and entertainment information, celebrating 9 years of Louisville music news! Come join us tonight at The Zanzabar at 10pm for "I'm Dreaming of a White Stripes Christmas" with The Gallery Singers! Just $3 if dressed in Red & White (or $6 otherwise).

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Free Ticket Give-a-way: 12/26 Justin Timberlake vs. Beck Dance Party at Headliners

 On Saturday December 26th at Headliners Music Hall Motherlodge and Do502 present Where It’s At : Justin Timberlake vs. Beck a dance party benefit for Strive (featuring members of Twin Limb, Wax Fang, Andrew Rinehart, Starbilly, and more) at Headliners and we have two tickets to give-a-way!
Just leave your name and who you predict will win the 'Battle of the Cover Bands' (Justin Timberlake or Beck) in a comment or send to by end of day Monday 12/21 and We will announce a winner Tuesday.

8pm doors / 9pm show 18 and over /  $10 (18 and over)  The concert will be a benefit for Strive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and wellness organization that formed in Louisville earlier this year, and is being organized by Ray Rizzo of Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange and Cheyenne Mize and Nina Rodahaffer, the founders of Strive.  More details here.

We are also giving away 2 tickets to the "I'm Dreaming of a White Stripes Christmas" on 12/25 at Zanzabar.  Details here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

John's Best of 2015 Albums List

It's the end of the Year, so you know what that means!
Top 10 Albums Of 2015 List (in no direct order):

1. Dr. Dre 'Compton'

2. Leon Bridges 'Coming Home'

3. Quiet Hollers S/T

4. Death Grips 'The Powers That b"

5. White Reaper 'Does It Again'

6. Skyscraper Stereo 'Scrape or Die'

7. Andrew Rinehart 'Nothing/Everything'

8. River City Rumble V/A

9. Cereal Glyphs S/T

10. Twin Limb 'Anything is possible and nothing makes sense' EP

Share your Fav 2015 Albums list with us by Dec.23 for a chance to win 2 tix to 'I'm Dreaming of a White Stripes Christmas' at Zanzabar on 12/25. (attach your list here or send to

See our other BEST OF lists here.

Monday, December 14, 2015

12/25 "I'm Dreaming of a WHITE STRIPES Christmas" with the Gallery Singers at Zanzabar

Christmas is for family, and when you are sick of yours head down to the Zanzabar for a drink and watch The Gallery Singers celebrate Rock N' Roll's most confusing family: The White Stripes.
Christmas Night, Friday December 25th. $6 or $3 if dressed all in Red and White (or red, white, & black as the band did in the later years). Pre-sale tix for just $5 here. 9pm. 21+

1st Set at 9:30pm of Gallery Singers songs
2nd set at 10:30pm of your favorite White Stripes songs
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Share your Fav 2015 Album(s) with us by Dec.23 for a chance to win 2 tix to 'I'm Dreaming of a White Stripes Christmas'  (attach your list here or send to

Friday, December 11, 2015

Preview: Louisville is for Lovers 2016

To bring a little Christmas cheer and bolster support for Louisville Is For Lovers 15 year Anniversary Crowd Funding Campaign, we are previewing "Sea of Love" by Remote Observer from the feb. 2016 Valentine's Comp
The Feb.5th release has over 30 Louisville bands with all exclusive tracks! Donate now to their Crowd-Funder to ensure this comp sees the light of day; Any amount is better than no amount, and donations of $5 or more will come with an exclusive LIVE album download featuring Bonnie 'prince' Billy, Jim James, and more! donations of $15 and more will get both the Live album and new 2016 comp downloads. You can pre-order the 2016 comp on vinyl as well! Pre-orders available until Dec.20th here!

Monday, December 7, 2015

12/12 $20 Art Show at Copper & Kings

The 15th annual $20 Art Show that started in 2000 at the 953 Gallery in Smoketown by Mike Ratterman, Mike McCoy, John King, and Letty Quesenberry will be held this Saturday at Copper & Kings in Butchertown, curated by Ron Jasin of Madpixel. All artwork is from local artists and is of course $20. The show is only for 3 hours, from 6-9, so get there early and buy everything.

Details of 'Meg White paper cut-outs' by John King

Saturday, December 5, 2015

12/10 Pujol, Ranch Ghost, Los Colognes, and The Gills at Zanzabar

Daniel Pujol
Nashville bands will be  taking over Zanzabar next Thursday for the monthly Communion series, featuring Pujol, Ranch Ghost, Los Colognes, and The Gills. $8-$13. 8 pm. Tickets here.

12/15 The Yawpers at Zanzabar

Bloodshot recording artists, The Yawpers, are playing Zanzabar in support of their debut album American Man Tuesday, December 15 9 PM show | 21+ | $8  

Saturday, November 28, 2015

12/5 Unknown Hinson at New Vintage

The Unknown Hinson, also known as Stuart Daniel Baker, also known as the voice of Early Cuyler of the Squidbillies, and also known infamously as the short term guitarist for Billy Bob Thornton's Box Masters Band (before Thornton was run out of Canada for being a dick. see video below) will be at New Vintage on Dec. 5th and promises to be a worthwhile venture.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Editorial: The Problem With Record Store Day

       Record Store Day (RSD), the 2nd Record Store Day of the year, is this friday; Black Friday- named so as it is the day retail stores have the opportunity to move from the red into the black column financially. I have mixed feelings about RSD (aside from calling it 'Day' when it is actually twice annually). It began in 2008, on the 3rd Friday of April, and still is, with the addition of a 2nd RSD the day after Thanksgiving, as a way to help and celebrate independent record stores, and now has over 1,000 stores participating. The oddity of RSD is that while it works to support Independent record stores, it says nothing in it's mission for supporting independent record labels and bands. This was noticeable at the very first RSD with Metallica being picked as RSD ambassadors.
        There is no denying that RSD has been a godsend to local record shops, with many store owners saying that without RSD they may not be in business,  but in recent years, it has become apparent that the choices of the RSD organization is having major negative effects on the industry as a whole.
While RSD helps bring attention to record stores, it's official releases are generally over priced major label reissues and live recordings, that has effectively commandeered the few record pressing plants that exist globally (with less than 20 in the U.S.), which has pushed out the small labels that have always maintained a vinyl presence. The major labels who gave up on vinyl years ago are now wanting to monopolize the game with overpriced vinyl releases, and can do so by ordering large quantities which has forced pressing plants to push back small orders to astronomical wait times (6 months or more) or to quit taking small batch orders altogether.
Over the last 20 years it was independent labels that kept the vinyl torch burning, and in return gave independent record stores a product they could sell that couldn't be found at the corporate locations.
With RSD's giant success, small shops are faced with an impossible situation. They cannot turn away from RSD, which brings sales that keeps their doors open, but they are seeing the small labels they have worked with for years break under the monopoly RSD has given the major labels.
     Jack White, who was the RSD Ambassador in 2013, has apparently seen the effects of RSD and is working to counter the effects. He will be opening his 2nd Third Man Records Store on Black Friday in Detroit, but none of the press information lists anything to do with Record Store Day. Furthermore, he plans to open a record pressing plant in that location in 2016, citing the increasing difficulty of small labels and bands to get records pressed as a motivator.
        Ben Blackwell, head of production at Third Man Records said of the opening of the Detroit location "Part of the concern in this world is that vinyl can very easily turn into an exclusionary thing, but this is going to make it easier for a little punk band to make 300 copies of a 7-inch'."
Personally, I had a lot of trouble finding a pressing plant for the new 2016 Louisville Is For Lovers release, with my normal pressing plants saying they are no longer accepting new clients, or that I would have to wait a minimum of half a year to get my order; which is a far cry from a few years ago with waits times around 6 weeks not 6 months.
    I am not saying Boycott RSD, the idea of celebrating vinyl as well as Independent record stores is great; what I am suggesting is that as consumers  we can send a message that we love vinyl and don't want to see it monopolized and turned into a high priced gimmick by major labels. The small shops need our support, and so do the small labels and bands. So this Black Friday, head down to your favorite neighborhood record store, but maybe pick up vinyl releases from your favorite indie labels instead. The folks at RSD will only work with Independent record stores, maybe we can encourage them to do the same with Independent record labels and bands.
Here is a small list of Independent record labels that have been pressing vinyl for 10-20 years or more that could use your support:
Merge records 
Secretly Canadian 
Temporary Residence
Drag City

Monday, November 23, 2015

11/27 Cropped Out: Phantom Familiar Jaylebyrds at Kaiju

This Friday Cropped Out presents State Champion, Mazozma Theatre Duo and a mixture of Phantom Family Halo and Jaye Jayle (billed as Phantom Familiar Jaylebyrds) at Kaiju. $5 21+
Could be the only time you will ever get to see Phantom Familiar Jaylebyrds. 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Louisville Is For Lovers 15 Year Anniversary celebration & 2016 Line-Up Posted

The triumphant return of Louisville Is For Lovers massively popular Valentine's comp (annually from 2001-2010) is set to be released on Feb.5th (with showcase at Zanzabar Louisville on Feb.12th) and the 15th anniversary edition of this series is loaded with some of the city's finest bands:

Adventure,  Brother Wolves, Cereal Gylphs, Crush (with Tory Fisher & Cheyenne Mize), The Cut Family Foundation,  CZAR, The Deloreans, Eyeball (former The Mack frontman Jeff Shelton),  The Fervor, The Gallery Singers, Gritty Pearl, The Hot Wires, Houses In Motion, J. Brent Stewart,  Jaye Jayle,  Regan Layman (of Black Birds of Paradise),  Daphne Luster, Lydia Burrell, Maximón,  Pleasure Boys,  Plastic Bubble,   Quiet Hollers,  Remote Observer, Sandpaper Dolls, Second Story Man, Super Rowboat (Carrie Neumeyer of Julie of the Wolves), Tender Mercy,  Twin Limb, Twin Pigeon,  White Reaper, & The Winger Brothers.

Louisville is for Lovers has also announced plans to digitize and remaster all 10 previous editions of the Valentine's series and release one a month during 2016. All of this doesn't come cheap so they are asking for donations to help with the project via a crowdfunding campaign. Included in the campaign are options to pre-order the 2016 comp (digital and vinyl), as well as getting a download of never before released live recordings of Louisville Is For Lovers songs by artists such as Bonnie 'prince' Billy and Jim James of My Morning Jacket for a donation of just $5. for such a good cause as well as getting great albums this feels more like getting great music for a great price than mere charity:

Sunday, November 15, 2015

11/25 Seven Sense Thanksgiving Tribute

The Seven Sense Festival is throwing a Thanksgiving tribute at The New Vintage and Zanzabar on Nov.25th; 7PM, 21+, $10. price includes admission to both venues. Proceeds to benefit the Boy's and Girl's Haven.

bands include White CrossesAll the Little PiecesThe Instruction and Lou Dog.

Monday, November 9, 2015

11/20 Quiet Hollers & Gallery Singers at Haymarket

Hot off tour for their new self titled album The Quiet Hollers are playing Friday 11/20 at Haymarket with The Gallery Singers and 2 Cincinnati bands; Alone at 3 am & Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound. 8pm. $7 All Ages.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

11/19 Rossonian and The Trouts at Kaiju

Last year at this time Denver band Rossonian spent Thanksgiving with Macaulay Culkin opening for his Pizza Underground band (that play renditions of Velvet Underground songs reworked with pizza lyrics), watched Culkin make-out with Har-Mar Superstar and then watched him kick  Rossonian's lead singer out of the Marquis Theater in Denver. This year Rossonian would rather spend Thanksgiving with you. They will be bringing their pop/garage rock to Kaiju with Louisville bands The Trouts, Little Gem, and Jettison Highwater on 11/19. Music at 8pm.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Free Ticket Give-A-Way: Highly Suspect at Zanzabar 11/13

Brooklyn rockers Highly Suspect will be playing at Zanzabar on Nov.13th as part of the Communion series while on tour for their debut album Mister Asylum and We are giving away 2 tickets for the show! just leave your name as a comment, or send an email to and we will pick a winner and post it on the 8th!

Friday, October 23, 2015

11/5 Gallery Singers host November 5th Celebration @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar FREE

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In honor of November 5th (Guy Fawkes Day) The Gallery Singers at The Electric Church Of The Tambourine are hosting a celebration (thursday Nov.5th) at Haymarket Whiskey Bar. 
The Gallery Singers will play from 9-10pm followed by a screening of V for Vendetta. The Event is FREE and open to the public. there will be food and prizes (including a $25 gift certificate from Guestroom Records. anyone in V for Vendetta or Guy Fawkes costume can enter the raffle). 
The Gallery Singers will be playing their first louisville show in over a year. Recently moved back to Louisville, John King and Logan Nichols will Join Forces with Nick and Regan Layman of Black Birds of Paradise for the event; The Electric Church Of The Tambourine is a non-theistic church that King and Nichols are members. The Church's value system encourages social and economic equality for all. November 5th is one of the church's holidays.

Event information:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

5 days left: Louisville is for Lovers song submission

The summer passed by too quickly! Before we know it it'll be Valentine's Day. For anyone wanting to submit a song for Louisville Is For Lovers 2016 Comp the deadline is Sunday!
Complete details here.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tonight: Quiet Hollers masquerade ball at Headliners

  Louisville-based Quiet Hollers will be releasing a self-titled  album on Oct. 23. The album release 'masquerade' party is tonight at Headliners Music Hall (Saturday Oct. 17). Read an interview with me and frontman Shadwick Wilde in this week's Leo magazine.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

10/10 Ecstatic Vision and Jaye Jayle at Zanzabar

Ecstatic Vision and Jaye Jayle are playing at Zanzabar this saturday for what only promises to be a psychedelic religious experience. $10 21+

Friday, September 25, 2015

Louisville Is for Lovers Valentine's Day comp returns

It has been almost 5 years since the decade long Louisville is for Lovers Valentine's series came to a close, since then the Louisville label has released many other projects including the Summer 7" Series, The Summer Cassingles Series, and the Palace Brothers Tribute LP.
To mark the 15th Anniversary of the Louisville is for Lovers Label, the Valentine's Comp is being resurrected. The 10 volume collection worked with hundreds of bands including My Morning Jacket, Bonnie 'prince' Billy, Wax Fang, and many many more; with one compilation release having artists ranging from the ages of 3 to 83, with music as wide ranging as hip hop to classical.
This year's comp will be like past years, with an open call to any artist/band in the Louisville area with an unreleased love song to submit. Get started now, the deadline is in one month from today. the comp is slated for a Feb 2016 release.
Visit the LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS website for more details and submission information.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Interview: David Bird of Rude Weirdo

A few weeks back, Rude Weirdo released a nine song album (recorded in 2009) called Barnyard Scratch at the Cathouse. I had a chance to sit down with the group's guitarist David Bird to discuss the release, other projects, and what's in store for Rude Weirdo's future. Listen to the full-more in deapth interview below and make sure to go out to Shotgun Fest for their next release, "Cream of the Crap."

37 Flood: John King told me you're in a band called American Lesions too.

David Bird: Yeah.

37: How's that going? I haven't see you guys. What've you been up to lately?

DB: Well we've only played like three or four shows, I guess. Just kinda' gettin' started. It's a lot of fun. That band started... it's been about... comin' up on a year. The guitarist, a guy named Nick Smith, he was putting together an OUT tribute band. A band I used to be in in the 90's. I didn't even know him, he just called me and asked me if I wanted to sing for it. Just for a Halloween show. And I did and it was great. I didn't even have to say anything to those guys, they knew the stuff backwards and forewards. Everybody was really good. We had a lot of fun and after that we were just like "let's do a band!"

37: I gotta' say, Rude Weirdo... you guys put out quality stuff at a pretty regular basis, but it is impossible to get a hold of.

DB: Yeah. I think mostly because we don't really care. (laughs) I mean we do. We like making stuff that we enjoy. But we do it all ourselves. We record on the cheap. We do it ourselves. We package it ourselves.

37: That's one thing that's really obvious when I listen to you guys' music is it just... it always sounds so fun. You know what I mean? From your guitar parts to the lyrics. You sound like you guys are having a really good time. Would you say that's the focus of the band?

DB: Yeah I'd say that's definitely... you know nobody has any pretensions or ambitions to be anything but to just have fun. We're not trying to get famous or anything like that, you know? We just like writing our silly stuff and having fun.

37: Let's talk about this new recording. The Barnyard Scratch album. Ever since the show, it's been the CD playing in my car. Both just preparing for this interview and because I really enjoy it.

DB: We recorded that in 2009. Been sitting on it for a long time.

37: Can I ask why?

DB: Well it was... you probably don't know Tony Bailey. He was an old friend of ours. One of my best friends. He died in September 2009 right after we recorded that, and it was his final recording. He was like, the best drummer I've ever seen or ever even been around. Just in a million bands around town, and that was his last recording. So we were kind of sitting on it for a while. Originally I think we were wanting to press it into vinyl, make a record, but it just kinda' got to the point where we were... just wanted to get it out there.

37: So it was a matter of just wanting to do it right because it was such an important recording to you guys.

DB: Yeah. On a personal level for me too, it's important. Yeah Tony, his performance on that too was really astounding to me. He'd had an overdose, he died of a drug overdose, but he'd had one like a week before we recorded that record. When he came to, the EMT guys were there, he thought he was being mugged so he started fighting them. He was a big guy. You didn't want to fight this guy, you know? (laughs) So they were doing this pressure point thing on him, holding his hands down, so he wouldn't fight, and the whole time we were recording that record he was complaining about his hands. We would play a song and he was like "man my hands are just killing me," and we were like, you know, "you're being a baby, whatever." But it turned out both his hands were broken. And he recorded.
That's something that still to this day when I listen to it it just blows my mind. If you were really familiar with his playing you might be able to tell, but all of his ferocity and stuff is there and he was playing with two broken hands. He was just an amazing person.

37: What are you guys working on right now?

DB: Well we've got another EP already done. It'll be at our next show, which is Shotgun Festival. Playing at Nachbar on the ninteenth, my birthday. That's called "Cream of the Crap." It just seems to work well this way: finish five or six songs, put them on an EP, Have a CD release.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

New Video: "Paula Dean" by Goodbar

Today Local hip hop artist Goodbar (of the group Skyscraper Stereo) released a new video from his upcoming "Good N Filthy" EP  which is scheduled for a Black Friday release on the label Little Heart Records.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Review: Joan Jett 8/29/15

Joan Jett: five feet of pure Rock N' Roll

   5 years ago Joan Jett graced the Kentucky State Fair on my mother's birthday, August 19th, and when I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday there was only one answer: Go see Joan Jett! Of course! it was great show, even when Joan was having health issues and had to take a brief break, she powered through, playing a masterful hour and a half set, read the review here.
   So when it was announced that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts would be playing again at the Kentucky State Fair, this time on my birthday, August 29th, it was a no-brainer, even though as many of you know for the last decade I have hosted the Louisville Zombie Attack on that day. The truth on that is, I had been coming up against internal disputes with the co-organizer over logistical aspects of Zombie Attack, so why be where you aren't wanted, when instead you can be with your loved ones at a Joan Jett show? I have heard that Zombie Attack this year didn't go smooth and all I can say about that is I wasn't involved, not really by choice, but still I was sorry to hear it wasn't what everyone expected, especially for the residents of the Highlands.
    When we arrived at Cardinal Stadium I could hear my name echoed on the walkie-talkies of the crew, and was asked to follow a security guard to the stage. My girlfriend and I were then whisked onto the stage where 2 chairs were waiting for us on the left side of the stage! Joe Site the head sound engineer at Zanzabar had set up a wonderful birthday surprise for me, and we got to watch the entire show from the stage!

      Joan Jett and company hit the stage promptly at 9pm starting with Bad reputation, from her debut solo album of the same name, followed by Cherry bomb, originally played by Jett's first band The Runnaways, written in 1976 by an 18 year old Joan Jett.
 For the 3rd song, Do You Wanna Touch (oh yeah), originally by the infamous and disgraced Gary Glitter, Jett led the Audience in a build up of the chorus before the band kicked in. It was one of those guided audience participation moments that actually worked. The crowd sang the chorus for Do You Wanna Touch through the whole song, to much delight. The band followed this up with TMI, Soul Mates to Strangers, and You Drive Me Wild;  The first song she ever wrote and originally preformed with the Runaways. Ambiguously sexy Joan Jett jumped all over stage with as much enthusiasm as ever, with no notice of her previous health issues.
 Jett and Co. also played new tracks, such as Make it Back, written about living through hurricane Sandy and seeing so many people working together to survive, as well as old hits including Light of Day written by Bruce Springsteen as the theme song for a movie Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett stared in by the same name. Recorded by Jett and the Blackhearts it reached 33 on billboard in 1987; credited as The Barbusters, the band name from the movie.
   Other songs included Fragile, Love is Pain, Hard to Grow Up, Sick Friends, and Any Weather written with Dave Grohl. After an hour Jett brought out the heavy hitters including I Love Rock n Roll and Crimson and Clover, in which the band drops out so the crowd can sing chorus before jumping back in for an explosive ending to their signature cover of the Tommy James song, before ending the set with Hate Myself for Loving You. After the band leaves the stage. The crowd chants Joan - Jett - Joan - Jett until she returns for the encore. The drummer, Thommy Price, comes out first to lay down a drum beat before the rest of the band joins him to play several songs in quick succession including Different and Real Wild Child before concluding the night with her cover of Everyday People.

Monday, August 31, 2015

9/4-6 PRF BBQ

Steve Albini's annual barbecue rock n roll party PRF BBQ is taking a detour out of chicago this year, and landing in several spots around louisville this weekend. The party kicks off this friday (starting at 3pm) at Mar Bar with many bands including the masterful American Lesions, and Saturday and Sunday at The Cure  (starting at 2 pm) with many bands including Waxeater, trophy Wives, Knife The Symphony, plus a screening of Burn To Shine Louisville. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Langhorne Slim @ Headliners

On Thursday 8/20 Langhorne slim played (on his 35th birthday) at Headliners with opening act Clear Plastic Masks from Nashville.
Clear Plastic Masks started at 8:20 with a blend of 60s psychedelic and 50s standard Rock. Lead man Andrew Katz rambled on between songs about his observations of Louisville, including not knowing how to pronounce the town name and how people here love horses, and at one point sneering at and harassing audience members for talking during the set. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Menold was the saving grace for this off-start by jumping seamlessly back and forth from keys to guitar and presenting the best performance of the band, aside from the talented drummer Charles Garmendia from the Dominican Republic.

Andrew Katz and Clear Plastic Masks

Langhorne Slim and The Law
Langhorne Slim and the Law took the stage at 9:30, thanking headliners for a birthday cake and gift of a personalized Louisville Slugger before breaking into title track from the new album The Spirit Moves, emulating the horn section from the recording by singing "bam bam bah bam!" to great applause. The second song of the night, Pull it Together, also from the new album, was in turn followed by favorites from his seven album catalog.
Langhorne Slim took command of the stage working the crowd into a frenzy as only a master performer can, and at times embodying the spirit of Marvin Gaye; howling and rolling about the stage before dropping into a very quiet and intimate rendition of Wolves, the last track from The Spirit Moves.
At one point the band went back stage as Slim serenaded the audience with just his guitar and several songs before the band returned for an explosive encore, beginning with the song The Way We Move; and ending the evening with the song Fire (from the album The Way We Move) while parading through the crowd in a masterful finale to a fine crafted performance.
Langhorne Slim singing FIRE from within the audience during the encore.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

8/23 The Psychedelic Furs & The Church @ Mercury Ballroom

On Sunday Aug 23 at 8PM The Psychedelic Furs & The Church play the Mercury Ballroom, in Downtown Louisville. Tickets are around $40 which is kind of a shock but then you realize these two bands brought us songs like these:

Friday, July 31, 2015

8/2 Fresh Fest

The 3rd annual Old Skool Hip Hop festival, Fresh Fest, is happening Sunday August 2nd at the Belvedere. This year's fest is hosted by Ed Lover (of Yo! MTV Raps and C'mon Son fame) and will feature Kid N Play and Rakim (without Eric B.) and others as well as rap battles, B Boys (and gals), art, and what seems to be lots of fun. The price is a little steep at $40, but may be worth it.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Forecastle 2015 Photo Review


Modest Mouse
Sturgill Simpson
at the Camel Tent

Cage the Elephant

Mast Stage

My Morning Jacket


Tyler of Dr. Dundiff and Friends

Best performance of Forecastle: Jim James with Dr. Dundiff and Friends

Love at Forecastle

Ocean Stage Overpass

Ocean Stage

Funanas the Seahorse 

Beating the Heat

White Reaper with a reaper

Forecastle After-Parties

The Pass at Haymarket

Private Party at La La Land

La La Land

Saturday Night at Haymarket

The Pass

Man of the Hour Jim James on Sax