Roy Orbison In A Woman s Body? Friday, Jul 11 2014 

The July 15 show at Zanzabar is a no-brainer pick, especially if you are a fan of Orbison-esque vocals, and even if you aren’t, it is. The performer is Nicole Atkins, who last was in Louisville on 2011 playing a WFPK Waterfront Wednesday show with Abigail Washburn and Scars On 45s. She has a new [...]

Eric Paslay Heads To 4th Street Live! Monday, Jul 7 2014 

Eric Paslay, who performed at the KFC Yum! Center with Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert back on April 18, comes back to town for a show at 4th Street Live! on July 11. A transplanted Texan, Pasley had a bit of a hit single  last year with “Friday Night,” which peaked at No. 2 on [...]

Will Kimbrough At The New Vintage Sunday, Jul 6 2014 

The first time I recall hearing Will Kimbrough was on some sort of compilation CD, long since disappeared in the stack of CDs in the basement. Kimbrough has really built his career out of producing other artist as well as collaborating with others; his collaborations with and appearances on the recordings of said others is [...]

The Acacia Strain Headlines Five-Act Hardcore/Metal Show at Vernon Club Thursday, Jul 3 2014 

Thirteen years down the line and there is only one original member left in Massachusetts’ “hardcore-influenced metal” band The Acacia Strain. The remaining stalwart is lead singer and lyricist Vincent Bennett. Allmusic tags their sound as “an inelegant and unstoppable juggernaut fueled by memories of the unchecked aggression unleashed on the world by the likes [...]

Brand New At The Mercury Ballroom Thursday, Jul 3 2014 

“...the selling—and sticking—point is still dark drama, with shadowy, shimmery textures, agonized choruses and frontman Jesse Lacey yowling away and dropping ponderous poetry like a guy with his heart on his sleeve and a couple of philosophy books on his shelf” – Christian Hoard, Rolling StoneBrand New isn’t exactly, having started back in 2000 – [...]

A July 4 Jazz-Americana Celebration With Dave Stryker at Mercury Ballroom Tuesday, Jul 1 2014 

The Mercury Ballroom takes a step sideways with their July 4 show. Tagged A Jazz-Americana Celebration With Dave Stryker “Eight Track Project,” the 4th Street venue is braving the iffy market for jazz in Louisville. That being said, Stryker is not a bad choice; he’s been in town several times, most recently in 2011, when [...]

Review: Dave Rawlings Machine Monday, Jun 30 2014 

Matt Steffen at has a review plus some good photos of the Dave Rawlings Machine concert at The Brown Theatre back on June 26. Read it here.

Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots Have Their Roots in Boogie Woogie Blues Monday, Jun 30 2014 

Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s and last year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” – American Blues Scene 2013Victor Wainwright’s website tags him as [...]

Video: Swing 39 At The Trolley Hop Sunday, Jun 29 2014 

Swing 39 played the Crescent Hill Radio Stage for the June 27 Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. Have a look and listen:

Video: Laurie Jane & The 45s At The Trolley Hop Sunday, Jun 29 2014 

Laurie Jane & The 45s played the Crescent Hill Radio stage at most recent Trolley Hop. Take a gander:

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