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:
Phillip Olympia at Never Nervous has a short write-up about Beacons, a “progressive” Louisville band that just released a new record titled Home. They’re playing a Sunday release show at Headliners, in advance of Dopapod. Read Olymia’s article here.
Here’s a sample of their music:
This week’s ink-stained wretches have scribbled a bit more than usual:
J. L. Puckett has a feature piece in the C-J about Louisville native and jazz musician Don Braden, along with his Organix Trio, featuring Vanessa Rubin, scheduled to play a show in Bird Hall at the University of Louisville School of Music tonight. Tickets are $15.
Over at LEO, Peter Berkowitz writes about This World, the new record from Watter, and, along the way, how the band came to be. Of primary focus is former Slint band member Britt Walford, plus founders Tyler Trotter and Zak Riles and their connection to Tony Levin, former bassist for King Crimson. It’s an interesting read.
Berkowitz also has a piece on New Mother Nature, with former Louisvillian Axel Cooper. They’re playing at Zanzabar on Friday.
The Mercury Ballroom has announced that the progressive rock Coheed and Cambria will play the Fourth Street venue on October 6, touring in of their second record, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. The tour is entitled NEVERENDER IKSSE:3. Thank You Scientist will open. Tickets will go on sale Friday, May 16 but – per the press release – ” one can find tickets sooner by visiting www.coheedandcambria.com for more details.
The New Bravado has released a cassette (!) single, Sol Similar and brine at American Gloam has reviewed it, proving in the meanwhile that stream-of-consciousness is still around. Read it here.