Catching Up on Back Issues pt. 2: October 1993 – July 1993

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Dec 272016
 


October 1993, featuring Kentucky Blue: http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=56 (Note: photos for this issue are not currently available.)


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September 1993, featuring danny flanigan and the rain chorus : http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/index.php?WEB_CAT_ID=50&issueid=55



Louisville Can t Get Enough? St. Paul And The Broken Bones are at Headliners for the fourth time this year.

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Nov 212014
 

“The horn section is in crisp shirts and ties, and front man Paul Janeway wears a suit jacket and pocket square. But then Janeway’s thunderous voice takes over: a raspy, rafter-rattling soul powerhouse that propels him to shimmy his way across the stage like Mick Jagger at a backwoods tent revival.” – Matt Hendrickson, gardenandgun.com
I have a friend from Cincinnati, a former Public Radio DJ turned nurse and Flamenco dancer who is just crazy, I mean crazy, for St. Paul And the Broken Bones, who’ll be at Headliners on Saturday, November 22. The only thing keeping her from trekking down to Louisville tomorrow is her mother’s Ninetieth birthady, which is sufficient reason to keep most people close to home. The rest of us here in Derby City have to come up with our own excuses to miss the most authentic, non-imitative Southern soul band to come along since before we thought Alabama Shakes might somehow slide into that slot. The leader, vocalist Paul Janeway, manages to deliver the soul without getting lost in the surrounding fog of years of prior vocalists; in short, it ain’t fakery. They’ve been through town several times this year, so they seem to being building an audience. Thye’ve only got two EPs and a just releaed full-length, Half The City, so far, which isn’t bad, considering that they put this thing together in 2012. Tickets are $20 adv/ $22 DoS.

Here’s the official video for Call Me>

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Website: stpaulandthebrokenbones.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St.PaulandTheBrokenBones?
Bandcamp: stpaulandthebrokenbones.bandcamp.com/?

New Politics + Bad Suns + Somekindawonderful at Mercury Ballroom = Dance!?

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Nov 192014
 

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The show tonight (November 19) at the Mercury Ballroom is for those folks excited to find a Danish dance-rock band on the bill – in this case New Politics – plus indie rock with a measure of neo-soul, all brought to you by the management company Ones To Watch, which also handles The Devil Makes Three, Iggy Azelea and Kongos. They are not limited to the Northern Hemisphere in their roster. Anyway, also on the bill are Southern California rock band Bad Suns and South Africa’s Somekindawonderful, which brings the neo-soul to the mix. All three bands are relatively new to the scene and are on this tour to expand their fan base, of course. Check below for a sample of the music you will hear. Tickets are $18 adv/ $20 DoS. Enjoy,

Here’s the just-released “Everyone I Go” from New Politics:

Leon Russell at Headliners

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Nov 122014
 

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Leon Russell has gotten too long in the tooth to be up on a “Tight Rope,” but his piano-playing hasn’t deteriorated nor his singing and he’ll play “A Song For You,” along with any number of other tunes of his choosing when he comes to Headliners on November 15. Of course, you know that Russell has been an integral part of the American music business for thirty or forty years now, has played with so many famous musicians (including New Grass Revival) as a sideman that it’s pointless to try to list them. He has made many, many records, though while successful enough, they didn’t make much noise on the charts. He last played Louisville at last year’s Abbey Road On The River festival and was at Headliners the year before. Tickets to the show are $35 seated / $25 SRO. Dog House Kitchen will open.

Here’s a live fan video from the House Of Blues, Dallas:


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Website: www.leonrussellrecords.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeonRussellMusic
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Leon+Russell

Fitz & The Tantrums Have One At Mercury Ballroom

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Nov 022014
 

“Fronted and founded by studio engineer-turned-belter Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, this proudly guitar-less sextet of soulful Angelenos throw a sparkling pop gloss on a familiar Motown sound thanks in large part to the powerhouse vocals of sultry singer Noelle Scaggs.” Read more here. – Andy Greenwald, Rolling Stone
How about a little neo soul  from the L.A. indie pop band Fitz and The Trantrums, with Big Data opening, at the Mercury Ballroom on Monday, November 3? Thye’ve rattled Daryl’s House with Daryl Hall, funked it up at SXSW, and done some late-night TV with both Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Sounds like they have something happening, which they have turned into the title of their second album, 2013’s More Than Just A Dream, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative chart last September. Do you feel like dancing? Tickets are $27.50 + $5.75 in fees.

Watch the “The Walker”:


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Website: www.fitzandthetantrums.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fitzandthetantrums
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitzAndTantrums
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Fitz+and+the+Tantrums

Gladys Knight To Rule the Palace

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Sep 082014
 

They call her the Empress Of Soul and she’s a seven-time Grammy winner, but when most people think of Gladys Knight, they think of Gladys Knight And The Pips, from her biggest hit-making years in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. She’s pretty much been a fixture in the entertainment business for a half-century, both with the Pips and as a solo performer. She recorded and released albums of soul, R&B, soft rock, gospel, funk, doo wop and, of course, that Motown sound. She’s done a number of television shows, including “Dancing With The Stars,” and is an author and businesswoman. Her accomplishments just go on and on, but what counts for most fans is her singing, which she will be doing at the Louisville Palace on September 12. Tickets are $39.99-$79.99 plus fees.

Here’s a recent performance by Gladys Knight & The Pips:


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Website: gladysknight.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsGladysKnight
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Gladys+Knight

An Official Forecastle Late Night After-Party At Headliners With St. Paul And The Broken Bones

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Jul 142014
 

But [lead singer Paul] Janeway’s distinct, clean-cut look is the least important detail in The Gospel of the Broken Bones. Taking cues from his church choir background and emulating greats like Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding, a performance from St. Paul and the Broken Bones is completely uninhibited—the kind of transcendent experience that will leave you eager to share your vision of the light in the days that follow. – Dacey Orr, Paste.com”
St. Paul And The Broken Bones make their third stop in Louisville this year when they pop into Headliners on July 18 for an Official Forecastle Fest Late Night show. Clearly, this is a show for the young and very hardy or else the insomniacs of any age, since it starts … umm… late; in this case, midnight. As we have mentioned earlier, you have a seven-piece band with a horn section and a hefty white boy with glasses and natty jacket singing; you know you’ve got yourself some version of a soul band. Yes, sir. The new record is Half A City, which might their goal for total turnout to their shows in Louisville this year. Curtis Harding will open; tickets are $20 adv / $22 Dos. Take some No-Doz when you go.
Give a listen to the band live, singing “Grass Is Greener”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: stpaulandthebrokenbones.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St.PaulandTheBrokenBones?
Bandcamp: stpaulandthebrokenbones.bandcamp.com/?

New Edition Returns To The KFC Yum! Center

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Jul 022014
 

While the last New Edition tour was a “raw” affair in [Ronnie] DeVoe’s estimate (an odd choice of words, considering the sextet’s plush harmonies), he said this summer’s jaunt has “all the bells, whistles, and big lighting.” And although performing old hits is cool, DeVoe said, it’s doubly important for a reconnected New Edition to get into the studio to compete in the current marketplace.”—A.D. Amorosi, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Oh, my, New Edition returns to town for the first time since their 30th Anniversary show at Yum! in February of 2012. They have managed to survive as a group and overcome the “boy band” image (hard to be a “boy band” when everybody’s well over forty); their individual levels of success have been varied but, once again, the original band has regrouped (including Bobby Brown) and is on tour, bringing full-grown R&B to their fans. A new album is in the works, while the best of the old material will still be in the mix. They’ll be back the KFC Yum! Center on July 6. Tickets range from $49.50 to $100.50, plus fees.

Here’s what they sounded like on “The View” last week:

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Website:newedition20th.com/
Facebook: LastFM:www.last.fm/music/New+Edition

Wild Belle, Caught A Ghost At Headliners

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May 102014
 

Brother and sister groups have certain advantages that other acts lack, notably a long enough personal history that reduces the likelihood of unexpected friction and voices that match up nicely. The May 14 show at Headliners features one such group, the indie rock assemblage Wild Belle, fronted by Elliot and Natalie Bergman. Their very first record, Isles, on Columbia, scored them a slot on Conan and a movie synch in The Way, Way Back. They’ve been touring with Toro Y Moi, which helped their visibility, with the result that they picked up festival slots at Lollapalooza and Coachella. Also on the bill is Caught A Ghost, another male-and-female fronted group which ventures into blue-eyed neo-soul. Together, it’s a case of all-new music coming to the city. Tickets are $12.

Watch Wild Belle perform “Keep You”:


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Website: www.wildbelle.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildbelle
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/wildbelle

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Caught A Ghost does “Sleeping At Night”:


Website: www.caughtaghost.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caughtaghost
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caughtaghost
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/caught-a-ghost

311 at The Louisville Palace

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May 032014
 

Call 311 in many cities and you get a metropolitan help line, which makes using that as a band name a tad bit problematic,yes? However, back in 1988 in the band’s hometown of Omaha, the number was police code for indecent exposure, so it was ideal for a bunch of young guys trying to establish a brand. Whatever. The longtime alt.rock / rap rock / metal / funk / reggae / jazz fusion band of that name will kick the doors down at the Palace on May 7. The band’s history is lengthy, as befits a twenty-six year career; their best-selling CD was 1995’s 311, which yielded “Down,” a No. 1 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. Thereafter, their albums and singles often reached the Top Ten, but it wasn’t until 2004-2005 that they climbed to No. 1 again. But they sold a lot of records, toured relentlessly and instituted 311 Caribbean Cruises, which also were successful. Their current record is the just-released Stereolithic, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard’s US Alt Rock chart. Tickets are $36.50 plus $12.50.

Here’s “Down” (directions for the volume?):


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Website: www.311.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/official311?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/311?