Apr 192014

It’s true that Expo 5 has All Time Low, but that’s a good thing if you are a pop punk fan. The Maryland quartet headlines a Terry Harper show at the 7th Street Road club on April 23, with Handguns and Man Overboard sharing the bill. They’re a hard-working, hard-touring bunch of guys, still supporting their 2012 album , Don’t Panic. You’re as likely to see them on the Warped Tour as in a club, so catch them in a club where the acoustics are better. Tickets for the show are $20.

Here’s the official video for “A Love Like War”:


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Apr 182014

They have a new lead singer and some of a new album, so fans of Three Days Grace will be very interested in hearing them when they head into Mercury Ballroom on April 22. The Juno Award-winning Canadian rock band has had a solidly successful career since forming in 1997, releasing four studio albums, the most recent being 2012’s Transit of Venus.Nashville’s Framing Hanley is also on the bill, touring in support of the just-released The Sum Of Who We Are, making it a solid show for mainstream rock fans. Tickets are $35 plus a $12 ticket fee for a total of $47.

Watch the new video for “Painkiller:”:


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Apr 152014

Country singer Justin Moore has made stops in Louisville a number of times over the past five years, but generally in the center of town. For this stop, he’s across the river at the Horseshoe Casino, which is a bit of a curious place for a rising country star to play. (Usually, the casino shows are on the way down.) He’s doing pretty well of late, too, having won the award for New Artist Of The Year 2104 at the Academy Of Country Music Awards. His most recent album, Off The Beaten Path, hit No. 1 on the US Country chart and #2 on the Billboard 200. His No. 1 hit singles include “Small Town USA”, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” and “Till My Last Day,” so he’s got staying power. Maybe his next stop will be headlining a tour at the Yum! Center. Tickets for the show on the 19th are $42.50 and $47.50.
Here’s “Lettin’ The Night Roll” from his latest album:


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Apr 152014

Dom Cipolla’s Phantom Family Halo comes back to town for a show at The New Vintage, which is tagged a “record release” show for Raven Town Witch, on Sophomore Lounge Records. Based on the current bio photos, PFH seems to be a trio, but that could change once they get to town, given the PFH alumna who live here. Also on the bill are Jaye Jayle and Dane Waters, both of whom are inclined to do interesting things with their music. Ticket for the April 18 show are $6.

Here’s “Hard Apple Moon Stomp” from the new record:


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Apr 152014

Miiii-leeee, Miiii-leee! Yep, Miley Cyrus will perform at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, April 19, heading up the Bangerz Tour, along with Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop. The truth is, this is not a show that needs plugging – you (or your children) are already fans enough to be willing to spend the dollars it takes to see her or you think she’s a circus sideshow that long ago jumped the shark. The show is pretty racy (duh!), with Cyrus long ago having dumped the Hannah Montana persona in favor of a sexpot singing sex pop. Tickets range from the binoculars-needed seats at $19.50 to US $89.50.

Here’s Wrecking Bell>


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Apr 152014

Miss Shevaughn And Yuma Wray, who could be billed Mr. and Mrs Shevaughn and Yuma Wray (or as Erin and Chris Stelloh) on account of their recent marriage on March 1, are honeymooning by going on tour in support of a new record, Lean Into The Wind. Musical partners getting hitched isn’t exactly a new phenomenon (just ask the Civil Wars – or then again, maybe don’t) but it is certainly a statement of hope in the face of reality, because being road musicians is hard on the soles, the soul and the state of most relationships. As for the new record, one reviewer wrote that they “go all Flying Burrito Brothers with a SoCal-influenced set of new songs.” That should give you a hint; you can check out the video, too. Tickets to the April 19 at the New Vintage are $5.
Bleed Me”:


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Apr 142014

The Let It Ride tour, featuring Brantley Gilbert, Eric Paslay and Thomas Rhett, rolls into the KFC Yum! Center on April 18, for a big country music show sure to fire up the locals for Derby Week(s). It’s definitely a testosterone-fueled, looking for dirt roads and pretty girls with short shorts kind of event. Let It Ride is the title of Gilbert’s latest. He currently has three number one hits, including last year’s “Bottoms Up,” plus several “New Artist” awards.
Thomas Rhett’s debut album, It Goes Like This, peaked at number 2 on the US charts, with the title single hitting number1 on the US Country Airplay chart.
Paslay is just out of the chute, with a brand-new, self-titled album. Tickets run $21.75 to US $34.00


Brantley Gilbert asks you to “Read Me My Rights”:

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Here’s “Friday Night”:

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Watch “Get Me Some Of That”:

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Apr 142014

Rebelution calls themselves a Cali-reggae band, because they’re they play reggae and are from California (which is not exactly known for great reggae, but hey! Things change.) The guys in the group met in college (of course) and set about building a following, releasing an independent EP. Since that modest beginning, they have released four studio albums, including 2014’s Count Me In, which is the album they are supporting on the current tour. They’ll make their third trip to town with a show at The Mercury Ballroom, along with Common Kings, on April 18. Tickets are $17.50 adv. $20 DoS.

Watch the official video for “Sky Is The Limit”:


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Apr 132014

Quebec’s The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, generally referred to be the band as SMZ, appears to be quite the curious assemblage of players. For instance, it began when Efrim Menuck, a guitarist with Godspeed You! Black Emperor, decided he wanted to learn to score music, an idea he abandoned upon realizing that he’d rather “fumble” around than write charts. The first recording happened when he was inspired as a result of his dog Wanda dying while he was on tour. It goes on like that, more or less, with the band describing what they do as “free jazz, community sight-singing, Minimalism and American folkways – still anchored to a punk-rock take on neo-classical and modern music tropes.” They are also fans of Fairport Convention and Led Zeppelin. Got that? They will be at Headliners on April 17. Check out the video below for a sample of their stuff. Tickets are $12 adv/ $15 DoS.

Here’s “F**k Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything”:


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