The Forecastle Festival just added Morehead, Kentucky DJ/producer Amtrac , a.k.a.m Caleb Cornett, to their lineup; tonight, however, you can catch him for free at FiX Nightclub at 116 E. Main St.
Here’s his first video from 2011, “Feel Good”:
Flamenco Louisville will be onstage at Uncle Slayton’s tonight for an evening of authentic Flamenco baile (dance) and cante (singing). The club has prepared some Sangria and light tapas for the evening. It’s not quite a Spanish peña but close enough for Louisville. Showtime is 8:30, admission $10.
Here’s a video of some members of the company at a Kentucky Arts Council Showcase, just for a sample:
The January 2013 issue of Louisville Music News is out on the streets and online. The feature artist is singer/songwriter JK Mabry. All the usual columnists have their first articles of the year as well. Pick up a copy at your favorite spot or check it out here.
Raq’N Around The Christmas Tree, which was profiled by Terrabeat columnist Alexander Campbell in this issue of LMN, was on “Great Day Alive.” Here’s the video:
LMN Jazzin’ columnist Martin Z. Kasdan Jr. has a piece on the New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s show with the Trey McIntyre Project dance troupe at the Brown on Saturday.
Danielle Sills has a preview of the Jessica Lea Mayfield and David Mayfield show at Zanzabar on December 11.
Damien McPherson has a review of The Filthy Fifteen, by “producer, bassist and beatmaker Richard Herrell [who] worked his contacts list to put together his first “producer album” with some of the city’s nastiest emcees.”
Syd Bishop chats up the guys in Ruff Patches, scheduled into the 3rd Street Dive to promote their latest CD, Full Circle.
In addition, all the usual columnists are there, with Nelson Grube writing about Danny Henderson; Eddy Metal thanks everyone who helped with Rock For Kosair VIII; Martin Kasdan Jr. has the latest on jazz in the Louisville area and Mike Stout tallies the latest series of awards in the country field. Alexander Campbell waxes poetic on Belly Dancing and Djinn Shockley details this year’s Annual Raq’n Around the Christmas Tree. Pick up your copy today.
The August issue of Louisville Music News features a profile of singer/songwriter Joan Shelley by Kevin Gibson; Sue O’Neil remembers the Tuesday Night Blues Jams at the Rudyard; Eddy Metal has a long story about his trip to see Iron Maiden and Alexander Campbell has a piece on Indian (Asian) dance in Louisville, plus there’s Martin Kasdan’s take on various jazz doings in town, Mike Stout on country music, Djinn Shockley on street dancing and Berk Bryant noodles on bluegrass. Read it all online or pickup a print copy all around the town.
Among the various sites that help groups raise money for projects is power2give.org, a site which hosts fund-raisers for 501©3 (non-profits) groups. The site was created and is run by the Fund For The Arts. While not limited to Louisville-area projects, there are several Louisville and Kentucky-area campaigns currently running:
- Voces Novae is raising money for a new computer ($1,500).
- The Louisville Youth Orchestra is raising funds to buy a contra-basson. ($6,885)
- The Kentucky Opera is looking for funds for a costume for the title character in “Don Giovanni.” ($500)
- The West Louisville Boy’s and Girl’s Choir is seeking funds for an upcoming West Coast tour. ($10,000)
- The Louisville Youth Choir needs money to pay for costs of a “Science Of Singing” camp at the Louisville Science Center, ($500)
- The Louisville Chorus is working on a CD, “As I Went To Bethlehem.” ($6,885)
- The Louisville Master Chorale completed their fund-raiser for the “Take a Seat” project, raising $2060.
VHS Or Beta came back to Kentucky, but only for a show at Buster’s in Lexington. UK’s student paper/website KyKernal.com published this review of the show, by Nini Edwards.