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
Going into Vanessa Carlton’s show at the Zanzabar this past weekend my experience with her music was rather limited. I, like anyone with a pulse in the early 2000’s, vividly remember “A Thousand Miles”- its opening piano riff (which I always find myself air-pianoing along to) and the accompanying music video featuring a transcontinental voyage
Our favorite country duo was back to deliver their special blend of raunch at the Zanzabar as part of the Communion Series. Check out photos from the show below and watch Birdcloud’s appearance on ThisMan here.
For the uninitiated, the key mission of the Outskirts Festival is to provide education and mentorship to girls aged 10-18. Over the course of the weekend, attendees participate in programming that provides instrument instruction, merchandising/design, lighting and production. Under the guidance of adult mentors, the young rockers form bands and at the capstone event, the
The first night of the 2015 Louisville Outskirts Festival brought a diverse array of local and national acts highlighting girls that rock. Photos include the bands: Bathroom Laws, Frederick the Younger, Black Birds of Paradise, Kate Wakefield, YaNi, and the Vallures.