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



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

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?

St. Paul And The Broken Bones

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Feb 242014
 

St. Paul Broken Bones
You see a band with a horn section and a hefty white boy with glasses and a natty jacket singing and you know you’ve got yourself some version of a soul band. That would be St. Paul And The Broken Bones, offering up retro soul wailing and alt.James Brown cum Mick Jagger staging. There always seems to be a place for Southern gospel-influenced soul and R&B and SP&TBB fits the bill for this turn of the music business wheel. They’re getting plenty of buzz around their debut CD, Half The City (including this review by J. L. Puckett at the C-J.). Watch the video below and see if you aren’t moved to head over to Zanzabar on February 28 just to see. Tickets are $10 adv./$12 Dos.

Watch the band perform “Call Me”:


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