Aug 272014
 

The Befuddled Fest, set for August 29 – 31 at the Rustic Frog (“A Gentlemen’s Club”) in New Albany, looks like it will live up to its name in some respects, with a focus on Nineties (and earlier) bands and a rather overt 420 theme running through the whole thing. It’ll be wise not to be holding if you go (or at least not when you leave), just because the New Albany police might be lurking on Hwy. 111, looking for drunks coming back from the casino, plus other impaired drivers. Having said all that, the lineup looks like this, in part: Days of the New, Quiet Riot, Bullet Boys, Faster Pussycat, Tantric, Psychostick, PoP Kiss Chainsaw, Vintage VooDoo, Stone The Crow, Nova Red, The Mad Taxpayers, Dirty Cheese & The Hoodie Thieves and Year of the Gun. Days Of The New will feature the original lineup: Travis Meeks (vocals/ guitar), Todd Whitener (guitar), Jesse Vest (bass) and Matt Tau (drums). If you can’t find something in there to like, you weren’t listening to music in the Nineties. With all the other stuff that’s being touted – Magicians, Dancers, Exotic Animals, Fire Breathers, Hula Girls, Dwarf Tossing, Illusionists, Contortionists, Stripper Dunk Tank, Clowns, Mascots – this promises to be a real fustercluck – but a fun one. Tickets are $25 a day or $45 for the whole three days.

Here’s Days Of The New singing “Touch, Peel and Stand” from back in the day:

Website: http://rusticfrog.com/


Aug 272014
 

If it’s Labor Day Weekend, it must be bluegrass at the Louisville Water Tower, this year under the title of the Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience. The bands playing are Flickertail Holler, Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Hog Operation, Relic, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Turning Ground, Storefront Congregation, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Westbound Rangers and The Hogslop String Band. Of that lineup, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out is the biggest name, without casting any aspersion on the others, particularly Louisville’s Storefront Congregation and Hog Operation, either of which is also worth the ticket price. The event goes on August 30 and 31, a day less than in previous years. Still, a fine Kentucky way to spend yourLabor Day Weekend, hanging out at the Water Tower, drinking bourbon, eating BBQ and listening to bluegrass. Tickets are $10 before 6p.m. $14 after.
Here’s a little Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, singing “Take Me Home, Country Road”:


Website: http://www.kentuckybluegrassfestival.com


Aug 272014
 

Look what Guided By Voices have done for the world since reforming in 2010. Six high-quality, full-length albums in less than four years. And that’s not counting EPs, singles, tours, or solo records. If the sorry state of the present day indie- alt- or just plain rock landscape is the disease, GBV is the cure! Do not take in moderation.” – Contactmusic.com
What makes a true Guided By Voices fan? Someone who has all the albums? Knows all the various players? Thinks the band lost its way in 1997 by signing with Capitol Records? Mourned the “disbanding” in 2004 and celebrated the return in 2010? Who the hell knows? You do, if one of those fans; the rest of us might have a passing familiar with one or another of the many, many records or even have heard the early lo-fi stuff and thought it was cool – or not. They’re coming back to town to play Headlienrs on August 30, with Bobby Bare Jr. on the tour. The latest (as of this writing) is Cool Planet. Tickets are $23 adv/ $25 DoS.

Listen to “Ticket To Hide” from Cool Planet:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.gbv.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuidedByVoicesOfficial
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Guided+by+Voices


Aug 272014
 

Todd Hildreth, who has been a fixture on the Louisville music scene for many, many years, has been tagged with helping to put together and promote the first Outsized Influence Festival at Bellarmine University. Why that title? Well, because the folks who came up with the idea were interested in showcasing the various musicians who have come through or are currently in training in Bellarmine’s music program. (Hildreth is an alum, of course.) The founders are of the opinon that those musicians have had a much greater impact than the size of the school and program would suggest. The festival is set for August 30, 3p-10p, and will feature three stages and fourteen bands, including Fire the Saddle in a rare appearance by the full band, guitarist and member of the Java Men Craig Wagner with a power trio and Small Time Napoleon, recently named one of the five best bands in Louisville by WFPK plus In Lightning, The Foxery, Dr Dundiff and friends, The Lauren Zoeller Band, Ed Monk, The Formalities, Zim Marim, Wilder Stallions, Kabelo Chriwa, Olivia Reed and Cheating Paisley.
There will be food trucks from the Louisville Street Food Alliance as well. All that and it’s free. For more information, head over to http://www.bellarmine.edu/outsizedinfluence


Aug 262014
 

Headliners is staging a country music show on August 29, featuring the exceptionally handsome Jason Michael Carroll along with Jeni Carr and J. D. Shelburne. Carroll got his start at a Houston talent competition, which led to Arista Nashville signing him in 2006. His first record, Waitin’ In The Country, yielded three top 40 hits. His next produced two more, then he and Arista “parted ways.” His third record, Numbers, is distributed via Cracker Barrel stores. Shepherdsville’s Carr and Taylorsville’s Shelburne have been having some success in Nashville, though it remains an uphill battle for both. Tickets to the show are $15.
Watch the official video for “Close Enough”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.jasonmichaelcarroll.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jasonmichaelcarroll


Aug 262014
 

The lineup for the first Outskirts Music Festival, set for October 10-12 at the New Vintage, has been released. It looks to be very interesting all the way around. The Sunday schedule will be particularly interesting to longtime Louisville music fans, with the return to the city of both Antietam and Tara Jane ONeil. Also in that category is a reunion appearance of Drinking Woman.
Here’s the complete schedule, with ticket info after:

Friday, October 10th @ The New Vintage:
MARNIE STERN
New York, NY// Kill Rock Stars
TWEENS
Cincinnati, OH//Frenchkiss Records
LOZEN
Tacoma, WA
TWENTY FIRST CENTURY FOX
Louisville
LADY PYRAMID
Louisville
with DJ KIM SORISE (Louisville)
Saturday, October 11th @ The New Vintage:
JUANITA
Louisville
DRINKING WOMAN (Reunion Show!)
Louisville/Los Angeles
SHANNON WRIGHT
Atlanta, GA//Touch & Go
THE CELL PHONES
Chicago, IL
TROPHY WIFE
Philadelphia, PA
ABSOLUTELY NOT
Chicago, IL
THE SANDPAPER DOLLS
Louisville, KY//Karate Body Records
CHER VON
Louisville, KY
Saturday Late Show @ The Cure Lounge
ABIYAH*
Cincinnati, OH
MAHOGANY REIGN*
Cincinnati, OH
with BLYTHE OF THE BALL

*Abiyah and Mahogany Reign will also perform at the Rockshops for Girls!
Sunday, October 12th @ The New Vintage
ANTIETAM
New York, NY//Carrot Top Records
TARA JANE O’NEIL
Los Angeles//KRANKY Records
MAIDEN RADIO
Louisville//Ol Kentuck Records
THE FERVOR
Louisville//Karate Body Records
BRIDGE 19
Louisville
TWIN LIMB
Louisville

Early Bird Weekend Pass: $35 all-access pass: (Limited to 50 passes) Available at http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/671413
Individual Day Tickets: $15 advance / $20 day of show: Advance tickets available/


Aug 252014
 

From the press release:
“PUBLIC VOTING FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL LMAs IS NOW OPEN and will remain open for two weeks (through Sunday, September 7). Voting is through the LMA website at www.louisvillemusicawards.com, click on Public Voting on the navigation bar.

The second annual LOUISVILLE MUSIC AWARDS will take place on Sunday, September 28th at Headliners Music Hall. Show at 7:00pm, Doors at 6:00pm”