The July WFPK Waterfront Wednesday presented a diverse mix of local and national acts. Opening the show were This Man faves and Germantown shotgun rock extraordinaires Brenda. Their infectious brand of rock brought the masses up from their assorted blankets and lawn chairs and to their feet for a blistering 45 minute set. Brenda’s set
I picked up a copy of Nikki Lane’s ‘All of Nothin’ album in a grab bag from Guestroom Records about a year ago. As I worked my way through the stack of 20 or so cd’s I found myself going back to Nikki Lane’s record time and time again. I’m not typically a fan of country music,
One of my favorite Louisville band’s, Julie of the Wolves, made their triumphant return at a fundraiser for an organization built upon the efforts of the band. The show kicked off with a stellar performance by Lung, a duo composed of Outskirt’s standout Kate Wakefield and Daisy Kaplan, bassist for the currently on hiatus Foxy Shazam.
My Morning Jacket returned home for the band’s first official Louisville performance since last summer’s Forecastle Festival, with a two night engagement at the Iroquois Amphitheater. Both nights sold out in a matter of minutes making tickets among the most desired since Houndmouth’s two night stint at Headliners in 2014. Opening both evenings were This
I returned to the old stomping grounds to cover the 2016 Hillside concert featuring Elle King and Justin Paul Lewis. Interestingly enough, my time on the Bellarmine Activities Council (the student organization that sponsors Hillside) is when I first immersed myself in both local music and concert promotion. It was during my tenure as the
After a lengthy stint on the road, highlighted by shows at SXSW, Savannah Stopover Music Festival, and several dates in support of Basia Bulat, Twin Limb announced their return to Louisville with a blowout at their home base- La La Land. For the uninitiated, La La Land is the whimsical recording studio owned by Kevin
The sixth annual GonzoFest brought together musicians, artists, community activists, poets, and authors to celebrate the lasting legacy of Louisville’s native son Hunter S. Thompson. I was drawn to the festival by the music lineup and my moderate interest in the writings of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson in my early 20’s. But the highlight of
The Speed Museum reopened its doors to the public with a thirty hour celebration full of music, performance art, gallery tours, and yoga. Highlighted below are photos from blistering sets from Howell Dawdy and Wax Fang.
Photo gallery of Cheyenne Mize and Frederick the Younger at Headliners on February 26th.
Louisville is blessed to be included among a dozen cities that host a Community residency, a monthly showcase of local and national emerging artists. Past artists have included everything from Sturgill Simpson and Highly Suspect to local standouts like Howell Dawdy, Brenda, and The Pass. The bills typically span genres, with the show in review including r&b,