Aug 012014

For all the songwriters out there who would like to connect up with other writers, there’s a new organization currently forming, called Kentucky Association of Songwriters, Lyricists, And Composers. It’s being set up by Fairdale writer Jack Johnson, who was a member of the old Louisville Area Songwriters Cooperative , back in the Nineties.
It’s a group for networking, education and related songwriter activities. For more information, read his brochure text at (Microsoft Word docs)

An application is at

Jul 312014

Hunter Embry of The New Vintage has announced the details of the upcoming Seven Sense Festival. Read below for all the news:

Saturday, September 20
LOCATION: 2100 – 2300 S Preston St. Louisville, KY
HOURS: 12PM to 3AM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: All Ages until 10 PM, 21+ after 10 PM

FACEBOOK: /SevenSenseFestival
TWITTER: @SevenSenseFest
INSTAGRAM: /SevenSenseFest

The inaugural Seven Sense Festival will feature 20+ live musical acts (performing at two outdoor stages and three indoor locations), seven local/regional breweries, several local food trucks/booths, and numerous local vendors. The event will be free from start to finish and all ages until 10PM, at which point the event will continue into the four establishments located on Preston Street (Zanzabar, The New Vintage, Greenhaus and Purrswaytions). The festival is also benefitting the local Boys and Girls Haven, which since the ‘50s has helped the lives of more than 3,500 abandoned, abused and neglected children.

ARTISTS (set times and locations TBA)
Bodeco – In 1992, The New York Times described the quintet as “a skunky country-rockabilly outfit,” noting in 1993 that “there’s nothing quaint, cute or five-and-dime about Bodeco’s brand of rockabilly. Greasy as a truck-stop burger and bumpier than a high-speed ride in the back of a pickup, this band of Louisville wild men eschews retro contrivancesin favor of gristle, marrow and the occasional dg yowl.”
Brian Olive – Cincinnati-based Olive recently won a Grammy for his work on Dr. Johns’ Locked Down, which he co-produced with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys (who also produced Olive’s sophomore solo effort). Before that, Olive founded The Greenhornes and played in Soledad Brothers.
The Pass – Listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Kentucky Bands You Should Listen to Now.”??
Old Baby – A Louisville super group featuring Jonathon Glen Wood, Evan Patterson (Young Widows, Jaye Jayle) and Todd Cook (Shipping News).
Woody Pines – Pines and Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show) started the Kitchen Sycopators, a legendary busking street jug-band from Eugene, OR.
LaMont Gillispie & 100 Proof – LaMont Gillispie has spent the better part of the last 40 years becoming Louisville’s best known blues act.
Pujol – One of SPIN Magazines “Five Nashville Bands You Need To Hear Now.” The gritty, rumbling garage-punk sound of Daniel Pujol’s surnamed project has earned the support of Jack White, who produced and distributed one of Pujol’s singles via Third Man Records.
The Instruction – This will be the band’s first show in nearly a year.
Machines Are People Too – Nashville-based, psych-pop rockers are hot off appearances at Hangout Fest, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza.
Violet Knives
Local Villains
Discount Guns
Howell Dawdy
Johnny Berry
Moonlight Peddlers
Citizens United
Tyrone Cotton
Small Time Napoleon
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

*More artists to be announced.

West Sixth
Falls City
Alltech (Kentucky Ale)
New Albanian

*Each brewery will debut new seasonal brews and one-of-a-kind beers throughout the day. SSF is part of Louisville Craft Brew Week.

Old Forrester
Tito’s Vodka
Red Bull

El Taco Luchador
North End Cafe
Dragon King’s Daughter
Gelato Gilberto
Lil Cheezers
Momma’s Mustard, Pickle’s & BBQ
and more…

Now accepting vendor inquiries, please contact:


*VIP AVAILABLE and will include preferred seating, separate bars, shorter wait, discounted drinks and more.

Jul 312014

A bit more scribbling by the ink-stained wretches this week. Over at ye olde LEO, Peter Berkowitz has an interview with Ricky Skaggs, who is appearing – along with the Sam Bush Band and Rhonda Vincent And The Rage – at the Creekside Benefit tomorrow out at Beckley Creek Park.
Berkowitz also chats with Ben Lally of New Bravado, who are playing the New Vintage tomorrow.
Finally, Carrie Neumayer’s Up To 11 is about murder ballads.
AT the C-J, J. L. Puckett picks his top five for the week.

Jul 312014

Will Oldham’s debut Palace Brothers record, There Is No One What Will Take Care Of You, was released back in 1993. On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary, Louisville Is For Lovers released a record of covers of songs from that album, called THERE IS NO ONE: A Louisville Is For Lovers Tribute to Palace Brothers. The covers were by Louisville artists, including Wax Fang, Cheyenne Mize, The Deloreans and even Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. Originally, it was available only on vinyl and cassette but now it has been released in digital formats, both on CD and online. You can get it at or via
Thanks to John King at 37 Flood for the tip.