Monday, January 30, 2017

Photo Review: Louisville Mix Showcase at Louisville Free Public Library (1/20/17)

Justin Paul Lewis

Brooks Ritter

The Brooks Ritter Band

Jonathan Glen Wood & Neal Argabright

RMLLW2LLZ & DJ Devine Struggle

RMLLW2LLZ, Sasha Renee, DJ Devine Struggle & Co. 

The Billy Nelson Band

Susan & Gene from Da Mudcats

Monday, January 23, 2017

2/12 Second Annual Valentine's Brunch with the Winger Brothers

The 2nd Annual Louisville Is For Lovers Valentine's Brunch on Sunday Feb.12th, in honor of the new Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 compilation album (out feb. 3rd), will be held at New Wave Burritos (3311 Preston Highway) with 'Brunch Country Music' provided by The Winger Brothers and special guest Alanna Fugate, both featured on the album this year.

Its $16 for a single ticket, or  $30 per couple and includes a free download of the new 2017 album with over 25 tracks by Louisville artists.
 Two seating times available, 10am-Noon and 1pm-3pm. Ticket includes an endless brunch including chilaquiles, scrambled Eggs, sausage and bacon, cinnamon rolls, tater tot casserole, biscuits & gravy, cereal Bar, and a michelada.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Gallery Singers Release Protest Album On Presidential Inauguration Day For FREE

At 12 AM this morning the record label Louisville Is For Lovers released the newest album by The Gallery Singers At The Electric Church Of The Tambourine for free. The 6 track EP, called POWER TO THE POOR, is the long awaited follow up to the band's 2013 'We Won't Make It' EP (also free).

The album being released on Presidential Inauguration Day is no coincidence, as the album is labeled as a 'Class War Protest Album' against the greed of the ruling class. The album credits also state "This is a call to action. Fascist oppression and economic slavery of 50 million Americans can no longer be tolerated."
The Gallery Singers are also strong supporters of The Electric Church Of The Tambourine, the activist wing of Louisville Is For Lovers, that works with socially conscious bands and fans to create communities for social change. On November 8th, 2016 (Presidential Election Day) Louisville Is For Lovers and The Electric Church Of The Tambourine released a free protest EP by the Hip Hop group Team Totoro called 'Democrasexxy'.

The Gallery Singers 'POWER TO THE POOR' EP can be played and downloaded right now for FREE here:

More about The Electric Church Of Tambourine and how to join the growing movement of musicians and community members working toward a free and equal society here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Louisville Is For Lovers 2017 compilation line up announced (and sneak preview)

The new Louisville Is For Lovers valentine's compilation is set to be released on Feb. 3rd, 2017.  It is the 12th in the valentine's day series, with over 25 new love songs by Louisville Artists, as a double album called 'Tattered & Regal'.
The album is available for pre-order now as a 27 track download or as a 'Shadow Design Pillowbox' CD set here. Bands include Adventure, Winger Brothers, She Teen, The Gallery Singers, Jamie Barnes, and much more (full track list below).

There an album release show at WXOX studios (515 W. Breckinridge Street) featuring New Mother, Tender Mercy, Daphne Luster, Ocifer, and Soft Self Portraits. Tickets just $10 and includes a download of the new 2017 album.

Also, the 2nd Annual Valentine's Brunch with the Winger Brothers and Alanna Fugate will be sunday Feb. 12th at New Wave Burritos, with an endless brunch as well as a special couples package. Tickets here.

Disc One: Tattered 
1. Saredren Wells - Introductions
2. Ocifer - Baroque
3. She Teen - Sweet Petite 
4. Alex Clark - Be My Coach
5. Adventure - Internet Love Song
6. Sluthole - Watch Me Cum 
7.  Daphne Luster and Aaron Hodge - Farewell 
8. Tender Mercy - What You'll Find 
9. Satellite Twin - Love May Be A Curse 
10. Good Look - Nobody Else 
11. Eyeball - Waves From A Distant Planet 
12. Winger Brothers - Big Pony, Little Cowboy 
13. Alanna Fugate Featuring Amos Hopkins - 
Road And Dust 
14. New Mother - usaycute 
15. S.V.S - When She Smiles 
16. Tycoons Of  Teen - Drifting And Falling

Disc Two: Regal 
17. Soft Self Portraits - Slow Dance 
18. Douglas Douglas - God Drawn In Crayon 
19. The Gallery Singers - Lorain 
20. Pleasure Of The Flesh - 
Dragging Your Feet Until The Tops Of Your Toes Bleed 
21. Chic Le Monde - Evermore
22.  Jamie Barnes - Opposite Branches 
23. Kaleidico - 
She Says Goodbye Like A Wave In The Ocean 
24. Matt Young - Acrobat
25. John The Band - Toughness And Kindness 
26. Team Totoro
We Are Glorious Boy Band Stars 
27. Golden Dead - Riot Act

Sunday, January 15, 2017

3/17 Clownvis' St. Patrick's Day Special at Exit Inn (Nashville) and National tour with The Blasters

In a Facebook Live broadcast on Saturday January 13th, Saint Louis musician Clownvis Presley announced that on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, he will be performing a special St. Patrick's Day show at the famous Exit Inn with Hillbilly Casino in Nashville Tennessee, as part of his 2017 'Make Entertainment Great Again' tour.  The tour, with the rockabilly group The Blasters, will begin in California and will also make stops in Newport, KY, at The Sanctuary (May 24th), Columbus, OH, at Rumba Café (May 20th), and Asheville, NC, at Grey Eagle (May 25th).

Clownvis' Facebook Live press conference 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Fee Album: 1200 'Séance & Spirit'

Louisville teacher and Hip Hop artists Jecorey '1200' Arthur has just released his new double album 'Séance & Spirit' free on his website

1200's album release show is January 14, 8 p.m. at The Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater. Ticket price is $20 ($10 for students) & includes a copy of the double album.
Download 'Séance & Spirit' now here.

Monday, January 9, 2017

5th Anniversary Reissue of 'Memories Are Hunting Horns' by Saredren Wells

As part of Louisville Is For Lovers '15th Anniversary re-issue series' they have just re-released Saredren Wells' (Andrew Rinehart) 1st LP 'Memories Are Hunting Horns' digitally and on vinyl.

Listen to the full album and order a copy here.

Downloads are just $5 and the LP is only $15 shipping included (within the U.S.)!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Nashville’s Biggest Shows of 2016

Nissan Stadium

By: Patrick Kay

Nashville might be the premier city for country music. It is, after all, home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum as well as the famed country music venue, the Grand Ole Opry. However, the city is large and receptive to all sorts of music genres, and some very big names have been in town this year.

Beyoncé The woman who led an unforgettable halftime show at this year's Super Bowl also has the highest-grossing tour of the year. In October, Beyoncé stopped by Nissan Stadium and added more money to her blockbuster Formation World Tour. The $126 million and counting dwarfed the earnings of her nearest competition.

Justin Bieber Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Bieber fever is stronger than ever. With over $73 million grossed from his first 45 shows, Bieber has the third most popular tour of the year so far. He stopped at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena this past June and even praised it as one of the best stops of the tour.

Adele Fresh off of the biggest selling album of 2015, Adele brought her soulful style to the Bridgestone Arena. If you needed any more evidence that Adele is wildly popular and then some, she had two shows at the arena, and they both sold out. The average ticket price on the resale market was over $300.

Rihanna Bridgestone Arena seems to be a very popular spot for pop artists making stops in Nashville. R&B superstar Rihanna came by with rapper Travis Scott for a stop on her “Anti World Tour” in March.

Guns N' Roses The thought of the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses reuniting once seemed unthinkable, a "when hell freezes over" scenario. However, Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan took the stage at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The "Welcome to the Jungle" hard rock legends have made $26 million and counting on their "Not in This Lifetime..." tour.

Omissions While Nissan Stadium and Bridgestone Arena were able to bring forth plenty more big names, including country superstars like Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood at CMA Fest 2016 and rapper Kanye West, a few notable touring names did not make the list.

Among them are Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and legendary Beatle Paul McCartney. It's no doubt that Nashville gets some big shows, but it might not be getting all of them anymore. Still, if you are a music fan in Nashville, there's a good chance there are more than a few great concerts coming your way.

Bridgestone Arena

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Call For Submissions: Photos & Vids for Louisville based music video

Photos by Tyler Thurman 

Louisville Is For Lovers
is creating a series of videos for the new Valentines compilation due out in February and is looking for photos (or short video clips under 15 sec) that relate to several themes. The themes are: Love, Louisville, Music.
The photos & videos chosen will be featured in 3 upcoming videos. Also they will pick a winner for each theme to receive a signed copy of the next Valentine's Day comp. Visit the Louisville Is For Lovers FB page for details:

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! (Happy New Look)!

Happy 2017! We hope it is a grand one for you! 2017 marks a special occasion for us, as it is our 10th Anniversary! We began in March 2007 when Kory Johnson began 37FLOOD as a way to connect with other audiophiles about the music scene in Louisville Ky. We have since grown to cover music and culture in the Ohio Valley area including Cincinnati, Lexington, Nashville, and St. Louis! We have also expanded our coverage to include not just music, but art, social, political, and cultural news! And we are always looking for new writers in these areas to contribute (send us an email here)!

To help celebrate, we have updated our website for easier viewing, with Interview, Event Reviews, Music Reviews, Political Columns (Editorials), and Best Of pages! We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook too! But the easiest way to keep up with us is by signing up for our Newsletter here:

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To celebrate a new year and our 10th birthday we have also updated our look!
here are some of our previous looks:
2017 Banner

2010 banner

2016 look

2013 look

2008 logo

2009 logo

2017 logo (a homage to the first logo)

Here are some of our previous posts on the changes over the years:
2010 changes
2013 changes

Over the years we have also been featured in other publications including the LEO and New York Magazine!

New York Magazine coverage

LEO Magazine coverage
(not their 2010 cover, but the one we suggested they could use)