Oct 152014

It’s Flamenco night at Café Classico on October 18 and the dancers and guitarists from Flamenco Louisville, several of whom are just back from a strip to Sevilla to study, will offer a genuine Spanish-style tablao for you entertainment. There’s a $10 cover, which includes a glass of wine. The show starts around 9:30p.m.

Here’s a video from this year’s Worldfest performance:


Website: www.flamencolouisville.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flamenco-Louisville/217285098299804

Oct 142014

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fans, listen up: Sweden’s Little Dragon will be smoking the jams at the Mercury Ballroom on October 16, with Shy Girls opening.This is not a Janne-come-lately (or, more appropriately, Yukimi-come-lately (okay, that’s not Swedish, either, but she’s a Swede)) band, as they’ve been at this since 1996. They’re not strangers to American audiences, either, as their tune “Twist” has played in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “90210,” “Revenge,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Being Mary Jane.” They’re touring in support of their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband (Don’t ask). Put on your best dance-all-night-shoes and some gum and head on down. Tickets are $22.50+ 5.25 online fee.

Here’s the video for Klapp Klapp>


Website: little-dragon.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littledragonpage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LittleDragon
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Little+Dragon

Sep 192014

A Brooklyn-based electro-house club trio, Savoy, hits the Mercury Ballroom on September 23, on the “Mo Lasers Mo Problems” tour. Aside from videos, finding info about this group is challenging, as they are new to the national scene. They’re high-energy, it’s said, with a rock edge. Take a look at the video and make your decision. Tickets are $15+$4 fees, which is mostly for hauling the gear around.

Here’s The title video for the tour:


Website: http://savoyband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAVOY
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGzZ65xSZQK_Iy7t-btIr_w

Jun 282014

Cut Copy’s greatest strength lies in its dedication to deftly recreating their most-cherished songs in a live setting.” – Cody Smith, Ear Buds

Australian electronica band Cut Copy is touring behind 2013’s Free Your Mind, which puts them four albums deep in to a career, with their second album, In Ghost Colours, providing their breakthrough to fame.  The music is dance-punk synthpop; their name offers you a glimpse of some of their technique. If you are a fan, you know how to dress and what accessories to bring along. Classixx opens. They’ll be at Headliners Music Hall on Monday, June 30, with tickets costing $22 adv/ $25 DoS. Good thing school is out.

Here’s “Meet Me In A House Of Love”:



May 222014

This show has been moved to Iroquois Amphitheatre due to rising water at the Waterfront. Around 2009, post-hardcore lead singer (First To Last) Sonny Moore cast aside his rock ‘n’ roll ambitions and leapt headfirst into EDM (electronic dance music), working under the name Skrillex, which proved to be a wise career move: four EPs into the genre (Gypsyhook, My Name Is Skrillex, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprite, More Monsters and Sprites), he was nominated for five Grammys at the 54th Grammy Awards and won three. (To date, he has six Grammy Awards). Since then, he has released four more recordings, the most recent of which is this year’s Recess. If dance club music is what moves you, then this show, touring under the title of the Mothership Tour, on the Waterfrontat Iroquois Amphitheatre on May 26, is a must-see. Also on the bill are Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, What So Not and Milo & Otis. Tickets are $45, $35 for students. Buy them at www.etix.com

Watch the teaser for the Mothership Tour:



Mar 252014

Wick-it the Instigator
Multi-genre DJ and producer Wick-It The Instigator hauls his turntables and mash-up gear to Headliners, along with Archnemeis, on March 29, as a bit of a antidote to Gavin DeGraw’s sweeter pop stylings going on at the Brown. An equal oportunity swiper, he has built his reputation and fan base via extensive use of social media as well has touring the festival circuit. It’s said that he brings a bit of fresh air to the very solidly filled EDM scene. Tickets are $12.
Here’s a mashup tribute “Beatles Vs. Beastie Boys”:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJWickit?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DJWickit?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Wick-it+The+Instigator?

Nov 152013

Take a step away from Louisville and into a piece of Spain on Saturday, November 16, when Flamenco Louisville stages a tablao (a colloquial term meaning “floodboard,” describing a cafe where Flamenco is performed) performance at Cafe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Ave. Featuring bailaoras Paula Collins, Diana Dinicola, Grace Mican-Work and Mary Ann Silveri Ljubic, cantaora Shannon Fitzgerald and guitarrista Paul T. Carney (502), it’s flamenco as you might see and hear it in Spain. Showtime is 9:30 p.m., the cover is $10, which includes a glass of wine. The food at Cafe Classico is excellent, and available for those who like a late dinner. For reservations, call 895-0076.

Jun 252013

Flamenco fans haven’t heard any regular opportunities to watch the Sevilliana art form since the Marriott’s Blu Mediterranean Grill cancelled Flamenco Louisville’s monthly floor shows there. You chance for this month will be at Uncle Slayton s on June 29, when the professional company will present a tablao-style show, complete with tangos, bulerías, soleas, faruccas, sevillanas and perhaps a guajira or a taranta. It’ll be the last FL show at Uncle Slayton’s, since that venue is closing at the end of July. Tickets for the performance at $10.

Website: www.flamencolouisville.org/
Here’s some video: