The July 1994 Issue Featuring Steven Curtis Chapman Is Now Available Online

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Oct 272016
 

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The July 1994 issue featuring Steven Curtis Chapman is now available online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=65 or you may click any of the menu below:
Cover Story


Allen Howie

Features


Wally Stewart


Paul Moffett

Columns


Berk Bryant


Jim Galipeau


Jan Winders


Paul Moffett


Henry C. Mayer


Keith Clements


Todd Hildreth


Darrell Elmore


Duncan Barlow


Alan Rhody

CD Reviews



Kevin Gibson


Kory Wilcoxson


Kory Wilcoxson


Allen Howie


John Goodin


Kory Wilcoxson


Mark Clark


Allen Howie


Kory Wilcoxson


Mark Clark


Kevin Gibson


Allen Howie


Kevin Gibson


Bob Bahr

Performance Reviews


Paul Moffett


Michael Campbell


Todd Hildreth


Jean Metcalfe


Life Of The Party


Mike Swayze


John Goodin


Allen Howie


William Brents


Jean-Marie Ebel

Interviews


Bob Bahr


Paul Moffett


Paul Moffett

Calendar


Bob Bahr

Preview


Jean Metcalfe

Photos


Letha Marshall

LASC


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Jean Metcalfe

Of Montreal at Headliners Music Hall

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Sep 292014
 

Deadly serious whimsy might be the best label for the collective called Of Montreal, which rolls into Headliners October 3. Supposedly named after a failed romance with a woman “of Montreal,” the band has moved from a peculiar mix of vaudeville, late-Sixties era Beatles and Kinks-style psychedelic pop to a (perhaps) equally odd mix of funk, glam, electronica and Afrobeat, with sides of folk rock and disco. They come by their eclectic tastes naturally, as the group comes from a larger collective called Elephant 6 (The Elephant 6 Recording Company), bound together by a shared admiration of Sixties pop. This also means that the bands tend to promiscuously share members, as well as exhibit a tendency to lyrical weirdness. They are on tour with Pillar Point, supporting their most recent record, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, and, presumably, their new DVD, a documentary called “The Past Is A Grotesque Animal.” The Deloreans will open. Tickets are $17 adv / $20 DoS.

Watch the official video for “She Ain’t Speakin’ Now”:


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Website: www.ofmontreal.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofmontreal
Twitter: https://twitter.com/xxofMontrealxx
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/of+Montreal

Monday Concert Announcements: The Head And Heart, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Keb’ Mo’ and More

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Jun 022014
 

This Monday’s selection of upcoming concert announcements is more varied than usual:
The Pat Metheny Unity Group will play the KCD Theatre on July 27.
Wynton Marsalis
will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on October 1 at the KCA.
The Head And The Heart will bring it to Iroquois Amphitheatre on September 25.
Keb’ Mo’ and G. Love & Special Sauce will co-headline a show at Mercury Ballroom on August 22.

Here Come The Mummies – Again

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Apr 072014
 

The Nashville incognito R&B/Funk band Here Come The Mummies return to Louisville on April 11, at the Mercury Ballroom. As has been noted here before, there is not much known about this band, other than their refusal to reveal much. The rumors are rampant – it’s a band of Nashville pros, including Grammy winners, who are avoiding conflicts with record labels by appearing under wraps. That’s the main one. Not that it really matters, since they are a tight, funky band of pros, regardless of their legal entanglements. They do have a new album, Cryptic, for your listening pleasure. For $20, you can go hear them play and wonder how they manage under all that costuming.
Watch “Do You Believe”:

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Website: >http://www.herecomethemummies.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Here-Come-the-Mummies/187509750123
LastFM: http://www.last.fm/music/Here+Come+the+Mummies
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/herecomethemummies

Robert Randolph & the Family Band at Diamond Pub

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Nov 032013
 

Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Have you tuned in the sounds of sacred steel yet? That’s the style of pedal steel playing that Robert Randolph learned in church. Randolph has earned a spot in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list since breaking into the national music scene back in 2001. These days, he applies the pedal steel to funk and R&B with a little gospel jam stirred into the mix. His band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, has toured with Eric Clapton, played Bonnaroo enough to be on their DVDs, appeared on Letterman and so on, firmly establishing themselves as serious musicians. They also put on one Heaven of a live show. They have a new CD, Lickety Split, to play for you. They’ll be in the concert hall at Diamond Pub on November 7, with the Kevin Cummings Band and Jake Clemons opening. Tickets are $20 adv/$25 DoS.

Watch Robert Randolph & The Family Band play “Amped Up” from the Lickety Split


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Website: www.robertrandolph.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rrtfb
MySpace: https://myspace.com/robertrandolph?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rrtfb?

Here Come The Mummies At Headliners September 5

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Sep 012013
 

Here Come the Mummies

The Nashville-based Here Come The Mummies last played Horseshoe Southern Indiana in 2011. Before that, their only gig in town was a show at the Phoenix Hill in 2007. It’s worth noting that only because one might expect a band so close to town to appear more often. As it happens, the backstory about the Mummies is that it is a R&B/Funk band of Nashville session players who hide their identities and/or are under contract with some label and so have to disguise themselves to play. Perhaps. In any case, they offer up a seriously groove-orient funk show with more than a dollop of naughtiness, lyrically speaking. They have a new album, Cryptic, released in May. (Don’t ask how they resolves the issues noted above.) They’ll show you their chops – though not their faces – at Headliners on September 5. Tickets are $20.

Feb 202013
 

Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong
Photo Credit: Jordan August
Baltimore’s Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong will play the Hideaway on February 28, their first show in Louisville. They were kind enough to answer a few questions:

1. Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is a very 21st Century sort of name for a psychedelic funk band. What would the name have been in the Seventies? Which of that era’s band’s fan base would have liked what your sound?

While I think that Pigeons Playing Ping Pong would’ve been a hot name back then too, I’d have to go with Crazy Ray and the Funk Machine. I think the 70’s scene would have dug our music a lot, given its funky and psychedelic nature. We would have shared fans with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Earth Wind and Fire, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Kool and the Gang, Herbie Hancock, Average White Band, The Meters, Curtis Mayfield, etc. But our music also transcends funk at times, so I think there would’ve been some crossover from the fan bases of Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, The Who, Queen, David Bowie and The Doobie Brothers too. Now that I think about it, we should have been playing in the 70s…

2. Serious dancing is very stressful. Do you carry defibrillators, pacifiers or faux Librium as part of your show?

We have oxygen tanks on standby, but we haven’t had to use them for a few months now, thankfully.

3. Do you ever get at-all serious during your set and why/why not?

The vast majority of our show is light-hearted and whimsical, although there are certain points that get really intense. But serious isn’t the right word for it… I’d say sometimes we get seriously possessed. During some of our more psychedelic jams, we get lost in the moment and enter a bit of a dark, trance-like state. But once the tension of the jam is released, we return to the universe with fresh smiles.

4. The Hideaway Saloon’s stage is small (25 sq ft, maybe) and the dance space smaller still. Will your audience have the full 4P experience while bouncing in their seats?

Definitely. We’ve played rooms of all sizes. Whether it is 10’x10’ or a large festival crowd, people get down. Hard. We really focus on throwing down high-energy shows, and sometimes, the smaller the space, the better. Small rooms have really high energy. Everyone’s crammed in, the sound is bouncing off the walls, and the dance party gets good and sweaty. If Hideaway is a bit smaller, we’ll use that intimacy to everyone’s advantage. I say, bring it on! If we have to, we’ll tear the roof down to make more room!

5. Baltimore is known in here in fly-over country as a major reggae town; does the rasta attitude creep into your music?

Though I haven’t heard that Baltimore is a rasta-town before, we definitely have flashes of reggae. Our drummer is highly influenced by reggae dub, which carries into his playing a lot. We have a few rasta songs that we like to bust out here and there, and sometimes our jams get really chill, great beach music.

6. Do you have a greet-your-neighbor segment called “Meet the Flockers”? Why not?

Tell you what, when we get our first television show, we’ll throw that segment on the pilot and see how it tests in the focus groups.

7. What’s the secret Pigeon handshake/sign?

Cross your hands, with your palms facing you, and your thumbs interlocked – you’ll see a bird. Then flap your wings and fly away

8. If you could be on any current television sitcom/drama, which one would it be?

Parks and Recreation. That cast is too much fun, plus I’m secretly in love with Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza, don’t tell either of them… (also, please don’t tell Mila Kunis about them, she’s a jealous girlfriend).

9. What would Letterman’s Top Ten about you be?

“Top Ten Reasons Why ‘Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’ should change their name.”

10. Only the French knows how to spell “Pigeons.”

9. No one likes to write four words in one sitting.

8. Alliteration is for fourth-graders.

7. Pigeons are the rats of the sky and ping-pong isn’t a real sport.

6. Pigeons have no respect for famous American statues.

5. 1 in every 1 Americans have Ornithophobia, or fear of birds.

4. It sounds way too similar to the Australian Pop-Rock powerhouse ‘Dingoes Devouring Ding Dongs.’

3. They’ll never pass psychologist B.F. Skinner’s YouTube video of pigeons that can actually play ping-pong.

2. Venues always transfer them to “Special Events” instead of “Booking.”

1. Bird flu: it’s an epidemic.

10. Did anybody here tell you that you should play Zanzabar instead? They didn’t? For shame.

I guess not, but now we know! This is our first show in Louisville, and I’m really pumped to check out the scene. We’ve heard nothing but great things about the music community so far, so no matter where we play, we’ll have the chance to catch a glimpse of that awesomeness for ourselves. Hideaway Saloon doesn’t know what’s coming!

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Bio: Funk, Rock, Electronic, ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound coupled with an intoxicating stage presence that leaves you dancing all night. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’ growing and coming back for more. With no end in sight, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious positivity. Get ready for some FUN!