Aug 202014
 

Louisville native Ben Thornewill’s Jukebox The Ghost trio has announced their fourth LP, Jukebox The Ghost, due of on October 21 on Yep Roc Records. They also released a new track from the project, “Sound Of A Broken Heart.” For more details, check the story at CMJ.com. Listen to “Sound Of A Broken Heart”:


Aug 202014
 

JOAN JETT is a Swiss watch, A German Train schedule, the Energizer Bunny. In a word: dependable.” – Kurt B. Reighley/The Stranger
“I Love Rock & Roll” singer Joan Jett & the Blackhearts come back to Cardinal Stadium on August 23, after an absence of four years. It’s been thirty-plus years since that iconic first hit and twenty-plus years since she had a Top Ten hit, but that hasn’t kept her from staying busy, writing, recording, produciing and touring. Her most recent album is 2013’s Unvarnished, which peaked at #47 on the Billboard 200 chart. Jett and the Blackhearts play straight-up rock ‘n’ roll, which still works perfectly well in the hearts of rock fans everywhere. Devour The Day opens. It’s a free show.

Here’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.joanjett.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanjettandtheblackhearts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joanjett


Aug 202014
 

Blues musician Keb’ Mo’ returns to the Derby City after a very long absence; his only other show here was in 2006 at the Palace. It’s a bit odd, given Louisville’s fairly steady appetite for the blues. In any case, he’s got a new, just-released record, BLUESAmericana, his fourteenth, to entertain fans with. He won Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 1997, 1999 and 2005, so he clearly is important in the blues field. His songwriting chops extend beyond one genre; in 2006, he cowrote “I Hope” with the Dixie Chicks for their Taking The Long Way album. Tickets for the August 22 show at the Mercury Ballromm are $33.50+$6.50 fee if you order online. G. Love & Special Sauce

For a sample, check out this video of the Keb Mo Band at the Rawa Blues Festival in 2013:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.kebmo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kebmo
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Keb’+Mo’


Aug 192014
 

The now-defunct Straight A’s have released their final EP, Pity Party. From their Facebook page: “In the wake of our recent combustion, we’ve released one final EP. It’s free to download. Consider it a requiem. Help us spread it around the cosmos.”


Aug 192014
 

The short version of the creation of Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is this: Bob Dylan wrote over a hundred songs during the original Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. Lyrics from those sessions were recently discovered and a collaborative project ensued, featuring Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drop’s Rhiannon Giddens. T. Bone Burnett produced. The group recorded twenty songs over a two-week period and those will be released in standard and deluxe editions on November 11 via Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records. The album will be accompanied by a Showtime documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued that will air November 21. You can preorder here
Watch a video of “Nothing To It,” with Dylan’s handwritten lyrics in an animated version.


Aug 192014
 

Louisville’s Dirty Bitch released the nine-song Death Is In You project. You can listen at their Bandcamp site or check out “Take It Away” below:


Syd Bishop at Never Nervous also has a brief review.