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

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Better Than Ezra at Headliners

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Nov 212014
 

There’s something about a solid power trio that seems to anchor a band – noting the specification of “solid.” For the alt-rock trio Better Than Ezra, that solidlity might well have come from the shock of their lead guitarist’s suicide back in 1990, which cemented the band as a trio. Their first major release, Deluxe, hit No. 1 in 1995, after which came the usual churning of labels, followed by being dropped and winding up on a small label, which closed shortly after the release of their fourth album, Closer, which wound up not being released for seven years. More recently, Taylor Swift covered one of their tunes on a TV performance, which gave them a much-needed boost. Heading into the Mercury Ballroom on Saturday, November 22, they have a just-released album, All Together Now, on The End Records, making their output total seven studio albums. An outfit called Seven Handle Circus will open. Tickets are $25.

Chris Forsyth And The Solar Motel Band, Sparks.Moore at New Vintage

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Nov 192014
 

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“Forsyth has been slashing through and then reconnecting strands of American music for a decade now, whether it be in the unclassifiable WTF that is Peeesseye or in the solo guitar records that rip pages out of the American Primitive songbook. With the Solar Motel Band, Forsyth seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead. Or at least that’s where it begins.” – Lars Gotrich, NPR
The stretch of Preston Street bookended by Zanzabar and The New Vintage (well, it’s a short stretch) is pretty much ground zero for shows with some of the possible up-and-comers (or on-the-way-downers) in the indie rock / new music in Louisville – while noting that Dreamland and The Tim Faulkner Gallery have their place, too. That said, the show for Thursday, November 19, at the New Vinage, which features Chris Forsyth And The Solar Motel Band, Sparks.Moore and Ma Turner’s Fatufairfe, falls into one of those categories. Forsyth is not an unknown factor on the scene, having been at it for a decade, and has gotten some attention on the national level as well (Note the quote). The band has a new record, Intensity Ghost, just released on No Quarter Records, and which has been named one of the year’s best releases by the New Yorker, Uncut, Aquarium Drunkard and others. Sparks.Moore is the duo of Jason Sparks and McKinley Moore, who also play in The Wrists, wile Ma Turner is an experimental musician and artist from Lexington who comes to town occasionally, usually with something unexpected. Tickets to the show are $15.

Watch the new video for “I Ain’t Waitin’” from CFTSM:


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PHT Scares Up Puddle Of Mudd For Halloween

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Oct 272014
 

Wes Scantin, founder and sole original member of Puddle Of Mudd, is getting a little long in the tooth to be upholding his band’s reputation for hard partying, but the Halloween gig at Phoenix Hill Tavern may offer too much temptation for the forty-two-year-old singer to resist. Five studio albums into a twenty-three-year career seems to be rather short, but the band makes the most of the music they have. Their first studio album, Come Clean, sold five million copies and peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart but that was the height of their sales. Given their regular stops in town, expect a crowd of fans. Their latest is 2009’s Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate. Tickets are $20.

Here’s “Blurry” from Puddle of Mudd:


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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 262014
 

The Cropped Out Festival 2014, which is scheduled for September 26-29 at the American Turners on River Road. For the lineup and other details, head over to www.croppedoutmusic.com

Brand New At The Mercury Ballroom

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Jul 032014
 

“...the selling—and sticking—point is still dark drama, with shadowy, shimmery textures, agonized choruses and frontman Jesse Lacey yowling away and dropping ponderous poetry like a guy with his heart on his sleeve and a couple of philosophy books on his shelf” – Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone
Brand New isn’t exactly, having started back in 2000 – in fact, for a band, they’re kind of old. However, since the standard path to fame and – maybe – fortune these days is touring, it can easily take ten-plus years to make an impact, so we should cut them some slack. As an alternative / punk / pop rock band, they have a crowd to outshine. Though they are doing “some writing, some recording, some new gear, some studio building,” there’s not a new record as yet, though that doesn’t really matter in Louisville; since they have not played here before, all of their stuff will be new brand new. They’re headed into The Mercury Ballroom on July 7, with Kevin Devine & The Goddamned Band plus Dinosaur Pile Up, neither of which as played here before. Tickets to the show are $32 plus $9 fee.
Watch “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” –


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Former Walkman Hamilton Leithauser at Zanzabar, June 23,

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Jun 192014
 

“For Black Hours, Leithauser dials up the influence of jazzy post-war vocal pop; he recently posted to his Tumblr a playlist of influences that guided its creation, including Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Randy Newman, and Bob Dylan, whose retro-revivalist spirit has hovered over most of Leithauser’s career.—Pitchfork”
Former Walkman frontman Hamilton Leithauser brings his solo show to Zanzabar on June 23. After the Walkmen kind of faded away, beginning with a messed-up show in Austin, the members went their separate way while remaining friends. (You can read the whole story at Stereogum.) The upshot is that Leithauser has a new record, Black Hours, and a new band, both of which will be on display at Zanzabar on June 23. The record has been getting some good buzz, so the show looks like it could be a good one; if you liked the Walkmen, you will probably like Leithauser and band. Tickets are $12 adv/$15 Dos.

Watch Leithauser play “Alexandra” on Conan:


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Jun 172014
 

The Poorcastle Festival 2014, scheduled for July 12 & 13 at the Apocalypse Brews Works at 1612 Mellwood Ave., has announced the schedule of bands. The festival costs only $5 a day, with proceeds going to Crescent Hill Radio. More information about the event is available at https://www.facebook.com/Poorcastle/timeline
Here’s the lineup:
Saturday, July 12 | Doors at Noon
    1:00 Sean T. Johnson

    1:45 The Waves

    2:30 New Bravado

    3:15 Solenodon

    4:00 Huh Robots

    4:45 Lady Pyramid

    5:30 Violet Knives

    6:30 The Uncommon Houseflies

    7:15 Monolith

    8:00 Cher Von

    8:45 Plastic Bubble

    9:30 Tall Squares

    10:15 Mananabango

Sunday, July 13 | Doors at Noon

    1:00 Blue Soul Gypsies

    1:45 Tender Mercy

    2:30 The Bottom Sop

    3:15 Family Dog

    4:00 Blackbirds of Paradise

    4:45 Brent Mathis

    5:30 Phourist & the Photons

    6:30 The Hart Strings

    7:15 Dream Eye Color Wheel

    8:00 Twenty First Century Fox

    8:45 Twin Limb