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
As stated in previous posts, I thoroughly enjoy the Kentucky Derby Festival and all of its excess. There is just something about the novelty of the whole ordeal and nostalgia for Derby festivals of my childhood that makes the whole thing very special to me. I’m probably one of the few people that eagerly awaits
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,
Those Darlins brought their bittersweet farewell tour to Zanzabar with fellow Nashvillians Idle Bloom. From my first time seeing them live at the 2009 Highlands Fest, Those Darlins have become one of my favorite bands out there. It is my hope that the band or members of the band pop up in new projects in
I was surprised as anyone to hear that Forecastle would be unveiling their line-up before the start of the new year. This leads me to believe that a major artist is planning to reveal an extensive tour in the coming days and Forecastle, along with any other festivals, want to get out in front of