Billy Goat Strut was on “Great Day Live!” today. Watch:
And speaking of Coliseum, Phillip Olympia at Never Nervous has a review of Sister Faith. He likes it.
Ryan Patterson of Coliseum has written a post on Chicago’s Touch And Go Records, the label that released various recordings by Louisville bands, including The For Carnation, June Of 44, Rachel Grimes and Rodan, among others. Go see what he has to say here.
Cabin has posted a preview (read: a clip) of their record. Head over here to listen to “River Isn’t Rising”. Temptions….
Over at the Never Nervous blog, Phillip Olympia wants us to know about a new band, Ritual Void, which is “a new hardcore four-piece featuring current and ex-members of bands like Frontier(s), Black Cross and Friends and Relatives.” Go read (and listen) about it here.Ritual Void.
Forecastle Fest comes in at number 7 in the Men’s Fitness magazine’s top ten festivals in the U.S. Read it for yourself here.
The Kentucky Reggae Festival returns to its traditional space and time, specifically, Memorial Day weekend at the Water Tower. This year, the lineup was very late in being announced; with that late start and the reality of Abbey Road On The River happening at the same time, the event might not be as successful as in the past. Nevertheless, reggae fans from around the region still manage to find out about it and show up. Festival admission is $8 before 6:00 p.m. and $11 afterward. Admission is free for children 10 and under.
Copa Di Vino Wines has been added as a sponsor, so your choice of beverages has expanded. The food and vendor booths will feature Jamaican/Caribbean-themed food and arts.
The schedule looks like this:
SATURDAY, May 25
Dem Reggae Bon 3pm – 5:00pm
Indika with Special Guest Ugochi 5:30pm- 8:30pm
Dub Tonic Kru 9pm – 11:30pm
Also enjoy the St. X Jungle Drummers between acts at 5:00 & 8:30!
SUNDAY, May 26
Zion and the Lion Roots Band 3pm – 5:00pm
The Ark Band 5:30pm – 8:30pm
The Cliftones 9pm – 11:30pm
Also enjoy the Kyene Drum Ensemble between acts at 5:00 & 8:30!
MONDAY, May 27
Dem Reggae Bon 2pm – 4:30pm
Anthem Band 5pm – 7pm
Bob Marley is long gone but The Wailers continue with that sweet reggae sound. They’ve been here before and have something of a fan base. There is another band called the Original Wailers, with two members from the original group, but this isn’t that group. Head on down to the Diamond Pub on Barrett, May 23 for an evening of the genuine Jamaican sound, if not that other export. That you have to arrange on your own. Tickets are $20.
Check out this bit of concert footage:
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Jim James is still busy touring behind his solo project, but that doesn’t mean planning for the next MMJ record is on hold. Speaking to Rolling Stone, James said the band is “in the process of nailing down a studio.” He went to say that he’s currently unsure of the musical direction of the forthcoming record, adding: “I don’t know if anything’s come together yet. I’ve got a lot of starting places, I guess you could say.”
The last MMJ record was released in 2011.