Jul 312014

Hunter Embry of The New Vintage has announced the details of the upcoming Seven Sense Festival. Read below for all the news:

Saturday, September 20
LOCATION: 2100 – 2300 S Preston St. Louisville, KY
HOURS: 12PM to 3AM
AGE RESTRICTIONS: All Ages until 10 PM, 21+ after 10 PM

FACEBOOK: /SevenSenseFestival
TWITTER: @SevenSenseFest
INSTAGRAM: /SevenSenseFest

The inaugural Seven Sense Festival will feature 20+ live musical acts (performing at two outdoor stages and three indoor locations), seven local/regional breweries, several local food trucks/booths, and numerous local vendors. The event will be free from start to finish and all ages until 10PM, at which point the event will continue into the four establishments located on Preston Street (Zanzabar, The New Vintage, Greenhaus and Purrswaytions). The festival is also benefitting the local Boys and Girls Haven, which since the ‘50s has helped the lives of more than 3,500 abandoned, abused and neglected children.

ARTISTS (set times and locations TBA)
Bodeco – In 1992, The New York Times described the quintet as “a skunky country-rockabilly outfit,” noting in 1993 that “there’s nothing quaint, cute or five-and-dime about Bodeco’s brand of rockabilly. Greasy as a truck-stop burger and bumpier than a high-speed ride in the back of a pickup, this band of Louisville wild men eschews retro contrivancesin favor of gristle, marrow and the occasional dg yowl.”
Brian Olive – Cincinnati-based Olive recently won a Grammy for his work on Dr. Johns’ Locked Down, which he co-produced with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys (who also produced Olive’s sophomore solo effort). Before that, Olive founded The Greenhornes and played in Soledad Brothers.
The Pass – Listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Kentucky Bands You Should Listen to Now.”??
Old Baby – A Louisville super group featuring Jonathon Glen Wood, Evan Patterson (Young Widows, Jaye Jayle) and Todd Cook (Shipping News).
Woody Pines – Pines and Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show) started the Kitchen Sycopators, a legendary busking street jug-band from Eugene, OR.
LaMont Gillispie & 100 Proof – LaMont Gillispie has spent the better part of the last 40 years becoming Louisville’s best known blues act.
Pujol – One of SPIN Magazines “Five Nashville Bands You Need To Hear Now.” The gritty, rumbling garage-punk sound of Daniel Pujol’s surnamed project has earned the support of Jack White, who produced and distributed one of Pujol’s singles via Third Man Records.
The Instruction – This will be the band’s first show in nearly a year.
Machines Are People Too – Nashville-based, psych-pop rockers are hot off appearances at Hangout Fest, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza.
Violet Knives
Local Villains
Discount Guns
Howell Dawdy
Johnny Berry
Moonlight Peddlers
Citizens United
Tyrone Cotton
Small Time Napoleon
The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

*More artists to be announced.

West Sixth
Falls City
Alltech (Kentucky Ale)
New Albanian

*Each brewery will debut new seasonal brews and one-of-a-kind beers throughout the day. SSF is part of Louisville Craft Brew Week.

Old Forrester
Tito’s Vodka
Red Bull

El Taco Luchador
North End Cafe
Dragon King’s Daughter
Gelato Gilberto
Lil Cheezers
Momma’s Mustard, Pickle’s & BBQ
and more…

Now accepting vendor inquiries, please contact:


*VIP AVAILABLE and will include preferred seating, separate bars, shorter wait, discounted drinks and more.

Jul 302014

Lord have mercy – as if a show featuring Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs and Rhonda Vincent wasn’t enough to make any Bluegrass fan reach for his/her wallet, there’s a Jerry Douglas show on the same day – August 1. This one is at the Kentucky Country Day Theatre, which is very nice, new venue out in the East End. Douglas, for those of you unfamiliar with him, is, arguably, the premiere Dobro player in the world. He spends most of his time as a session player (1,600+ albums and counting), touring with Alison Krauss And Union Station plus recording his own records. His Grammy Awards total is a lucky thirteen and he has won the Country Music Association’s “Musician of The Year” award three times, plus a number of other assorted awards. His bona fides are beyond any doubt, even for a very picky Bluegrass fan. The only considerations are: 1.) do you like resonator guitar music 2.) Do you have enough money and 3) did you not get tickets to see Bush, Vincent and Skaggs? If you answered ‘Yes’ to these three questions, then you should be out a Kentucky Country Day on August 1. Tickets are $25-$35, which are a bit more reasonable than the tickets to the Creekside event.

WAtch “Little Medley”:


Website: www.jerrydouglas.com/
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Jerry+Douglas
MySpace: https://myspace.com/jerrydouglasband

Jul 292014

Here’s a bluegrass show to stretch your budget: a fundraiser called Creekside Jam, at the Humana Grand Allee in Beckley Creek Park, featuring Sam Bush and Band, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder. Good lord, you might gasp – how could that big a show be out in a park nobody knows about? But that’s just you, Bucky, not paying attention. It’s all part of the Parklands of Floyds Fork in eastern Jefferson County that’s been under construction for some time now. This show is for the Beckley Creek Park section and is expected to bring in some heavy hitters from around the metro. (They hired the heavy hitters for the bluegrass.) No need to detail the history and status of Bush, Vincent and Skaggs – if you don’t know, then this show is not likely to interest you. On August 1. Tickets are $55 adv/ $65 DoS.
Here’s Sam Bush’s set at the 2013 edition of ROMP:


Website: http://www.theparklands.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Parklands-of-Floyds-Fork/145811382098648
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theparklands/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheParklands1?feature=watch

Jul 292014

From Down Under comes the blues and rock jamband trio called the John Butler Trio, led by – well – John Butler. It’s been seven years since they made a stop in Louisville, playng Headliners and ear X-tacy on that occasion. Of course, it requires some serious plannning to make the journey, so we should not be too judgmental. They’ve scored a number of wins in Australia song awards, including the Australian Recording Industry Association (for Best Blues & Roots Album, twice) and the J Awards, from an Australian national youth radio station. They have a just-released album, Flesh & Blood, to promote. They’ll be doing so at the Iroquois Amphitheater on July 31. Tickets are $30.

Watch the zombies in “Only One”:


Website: johnbutlertrio.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnButlerTrio
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnButlerTrio
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+John+Butler+Trio

Jul 292014

Now that Forecastle Fest (and Kentucky Music Weekend) is behind us, it’s time to plug the next cool festival (ignoring da state faya, of course). That would be the Cropped Out Festival at the end of September. (But what about Worldfest on Aug. 29 – Sept. 1; the Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Fest at the Water Tower; the Jug Band Jubilee on September 20? Silly man, those aren’t events the cool kids go to.) Anyway, the Bluegrass Catastrophe blog has a piece on Cropped Out organizer Ryan Davis’s choice of the three bands you shouldn’t miss. Read it here.
Here’s Juanita playing “The Night Time Is The Right Time” from last year’s festival:

Jul 282014

Yonder Mountain String Band will appear at the Mercury Ballroom on Wednesday, October 29. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show and go on sale Friday, August 8 at noon.
Relient K will play the Mercury Ballroom the next day, October 30, along with Blondefire. Tickets will cost you 18.50 advance, $20 day of show and go on sale Friday, August 1.

Jul 272014

Former daytime soap opera star and pop icon Jesse McCartney will bring his “In Technicolor” tour into the Mercury Ballroom on July 29. McCartney has quite a record in the entertainment business, having been a member of the boy band Dream Street before going pro with the platinum-selling Beautiful Soul in 2004. He won multiple awards at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards, including Choice Crossover Artist, Choice Male Artist and Choice Breakout, Male. The following year, he won Favorite Male Singer at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, so he built a teen and pre-teen fan base early on. Not to be slotted into one category, he also put songs up on a number of Disney soundtracks and take to writing songs for other artists, including co-writing credits for “Bleeding Love,” which was recorded by Leona Lewis on her debut album. His current recording is a In Technicolor, hence the name of his tour. The tour sponsor is TWIX® Brand Peanut Butter, so if you haven’t already got the message, this act is pure corporate America. Tickets to the show are$25 plus $5.25.

Watch Jesse sing “Superbad”:


Website: jessemac.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JesseMcCartney
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JesseMcCartney