Apr 242014
 

The Kroger Fest-A-Ville event on Sunday, April 27 at the Waterfront will be a big Christian music show, courtesy of 88.5 WJIE. Scheduled to play are Audio Adrenaline, Finding Favor, Shine Bright Baby, Carrollton and Kutless. Audio Adrenaline, which began at Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky in the mid-Eighties and went on two win two Grammy Awards and numerous Dove Awards. The band broke up 2006, due to lead singer Mark Stuart’s voice problems, then reformed in 2012 with Kevin Max of DC Talk as lead singer. The subsequently released Kings & Queens in 2013. Kutless has also been in the game since 1989, with seven albums to their credit.

Here’s Audio Adrenaline’s “Kings And Queens”:


Kutless performs “What Faith Can Do”:


Finding Favor – “Say Amen”:


Shine Bright Baby – “Beautiful Love”:


Carrollton – “Need To Breathe”:

Apr 242014
 

Rolling Stone Magazine has included the Forecastle Fest in it’s ” title=”Rolling Stone – 40 Must-See Festivals” target=”_blank”>40 Must-See Festival List. The Pitchfork Festival in Chicago is the nearest competition, so there should be a good crowd.

Apr 242014
 

Let no one say that the music in Louisville during Derby is only dull, boring old people music – case in point, the Michigan metalcore band We Came As Romans, which will play the Vernon Club on April 28, along with A Feast For Kings, Ari and Sounds Like A Lawsuit. WCAR has been through Louisville a number of times before, beginning with a 2008 stop at the long-defunct Bulldog Cafe and lastly in 2012 with the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour at Expo 5. (The trip to the Vernon Club will help them reach some fans who won’t make the trip to Seventh Street Road.) They are in the middle of a series of shows in support of their latest, Tracing Back Roots, which peaked at #1 on the US Indie album chart. Tickets to the show are $15.

Watch the official video for “Hope” from Tracing Back Roots:


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Website: www.wecameasromans.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wecameasromans?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wecameasromans?

A Feats For Kings – “React/Regret”:

Apr 232014
 

Jagjaguwar artist and former backup singer for Bonnie “Prince” Billy Angel Olsen joins the stampede of artists coming through town during Derby Week when she stops in at Zanzabar on April 26 for a show with The Promised Land Sound. She’s touring in support of her first full-band release, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which was released in February. Hey, maybe Will Oldham will show up, too. Tickets are $10 adv/ $12 DoS.

Watch the official video for “Forgive/Forgotten”:


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Website: angelolsen.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelolsenmusic
MySpace: https://myspace.com/ghostgrocersings?

Apr 222014
 

The new battle in Louisville between Headliners and The Mercury Ballroom has only just begun; at the moment, the interesting score to keep is which performers who have played Headliners will now play The Mercury. The Devil Makes Three will be the latest when they bring their mix of bluegrass, old-time and acoustic rock and romp into the Mercury on April 26. While they made their first score with “Old Number 7,” they’ve released seven albums, including the latest, I’m A Stranger Here on New West Records. Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons will open the show. The lack of seating won’t matter that much, given that DM3 will get dancing. Tickets are $17.50 plus a $5 fee.

Check out the video to their newest, “Stranger”:


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Website: www.thedevilmakesthree.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedevilmakesthreemusic
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+Devil+Makes+Three

Apr 222014
 

Fans are happy that Katie Herzig got over her bad case of stage fright and took the lead role in her first band; otherwise, of course, she wouldn’t be a singer-songwriter on tour. Louisvillians have gotten familiar with her, as she’s been through town a lot, at least until a couple of years back. Her last show here was in 2012, so there’ll be some real interest, particularly since there’s a new album, Walk Through Walls, that she’s promoting. She’ll be at Headliners on April 26. Noah Gunderson will open. Tickets for the show are $15.

Here’s the official video for “Walk Through Walls”:


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Website: http://www.katieherzig.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katieherzigmusic?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieHerzig?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Katie+Herzig?

Apr 222014
 

The Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot 2014 happens on Saturday, April 26, with a full roster of musicians, arts, crafts and various activist booths. On the music side, scheduled are Sylvia Walters & Groove City, John Gage, The Rumpke Mountain Boys, Small Time Napolean, Squeeze-bot, Tristen Brooke & Griffytown and John Paul Wright.  It all happens in the Brown-Forman Amphitheater on the Waterfront Lawn, Noon to 6 p.m. and it’s FREE.

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Website: www.mightykindness.org/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Kindness/52307592039?

Apr 212014
 

The two-time and reigning IBMA Instrumental Group Of The Year band The Boxcars, who rocked a Kentucky Homefront crowd a while back, will appear the IUS’ Ogle Center on April 25, out on the road promoting their third CD. It’s Just A Road, which was created in under four days in the studio. Besides bluegrass, the group understands and incorporates swing, old time and gospel influences into their sound. All together, the Boxcars appeal to old and new fans alike. Tickets to the show are $26.50.

Watch The Boxcars On KET’s Jubilee, singing “Head Over Heels in Love with You”:


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Website: www.theboxcars.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxcars?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+Boxcars?

Apr 212014
 

Umphrey’s McGee is scheduled to perform at Iroquois Amphitheatre on August 14, per a Production Simple announcement. The longtime jamband is noted for their live show, which are never the same. Tickets for the show are $22.50 adv/ $25 Dos and go on sale April 26 at 10 a.m.