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”:



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.

Here’s some video:

Feb 152013

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:

Dec 052012

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.

Nov 302012

Max & Mark Maxwell
The December issue of Louisville Music News is out and at all your favorite spots. Featured this month are the Maxwell brothers, Mark and Max, whose cover band The Crashers is getting some very nice money (5k!) for gigs. The brothers tell you all about how they did it and how you can, too.
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.