Sometimes The Music Just Shows Up

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Oct 122013
 

Our next door neighbor has been working on a soiree to benefit a group called Hope Scarves, that assists women dealing with chemotherapy. A backyard event, the whole day yesterday and today was marked by much traffic and many people bringing items to auction and assorted equipment. It started at seven 0’clock, and because we had indicated that there were a couple of parking spaces at the back of our driveway, they could use those as long as we could get our car out. About eight, I went out to turn our car around in anticipation of leaving later and went back inside. Shortly, our neighbor showed up, concerned that we were unable to get our car out, as there were three cars belonging to the band performing for the event in the drive. I assured her that everything was fine and casually inquired as to the identity of the band, which was cranking out bluegrass at a pretty good volume.
It was this motley crew:
Hog Operation

Cosmo Benefit Packed Porter s

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Oct 072013
 

The Benefit/Celebration for Cosmo, held at Porter’s Sunday, October 6, packed the house, with right at 700 paid admissions (and likely more, when final numbers come it). Two rooms of music – The Ballroom featuring mostly Cosmo-era bands, including Soul Inc., The Monarchs, Caribou, Fergie with Wayne Young playing the part of Steve Ferguson, plus the Midwest Creole Ensemble and The Louisville Crashers. The Sixties-era bands held their ground, mostly presenting sold renditions of their greatest hits. In any case, the crowd, with many more silver hairs than golden locks, ate it up. The Good Time Room, with a slate of Louisville blues bands, acted as a relief valve for those needing a break from the crowd and the loud music. Details on the total raised to follow.
Perrie Juran has an album of photos here Rick Vitiello posted this video of Caribou:

Communion Records Club Night With Rubblebucket, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Willy Mason

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Oct 062013
 

Rubblebucket
Roadkill Ghost Choir
Willie Mason
Communion Records is trying out a very old and early style of promotions: tours with bands on the roster, in this case doing so monthly and calling them “residencies.” On the bill for the October 9 show at Zanzabar are Roadkill Ghost Choir, Willy Mason, Rubblebucket plus Louisville acts Brooks Ritter, Graffiti and Yacht Club DJs. New York-by-way-of-Vermont band Rubblebucket offers up psychedelic indie rock, upbeat dance and “left-field” arrangements. Fronted by  Kalmia Traver and bandleader/trumpeter Alex Toth, the band has become what is described as “utterly post-genre—horns, synth, guitars, harmonies—a smile-inducing point on the tangent that connects Björk and Broken Social Scene.” This means you have no idea what they will sound like next. Roadkill Ghost Choir is a Florida-based folk-rock band – meaning Wilco- and Dylan-esque – with a new EP, Quiet Light,to play for you. (You might have caught them at Forecastle Fest this year) Willy Mason is an old, withered guy in a young man’s body – perfect for those nights when you really need a heavy dose of downer music. Tickets are $12 adv/ $15 Dos.

RUBBLEBUCKET INFORMATION

Check out Rubblebucket’s “Down In The Yards” video
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Website: rubblebucket.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rubblebucket?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Rubblebucket?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/rubblebucket?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Rubblebucket?

ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR INFORMATION

Here’s Roadkill Ghost Choirs’ “Beggars Guild”
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Website: roadkillghostchoir.com/
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Roadkill+Ghost+Choir?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoadkillGhosts?

WILLy MASON INFORMATION

Willy Mason sings “Oxygen”
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Website: www.willymasonmusic.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willie-Mason-And…/180841718562?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Willy+Mason
MySpace: https://myspace.com/willymason

No More Forecastle Reviews – But A Fashion Exception

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Jul 202013
 

The reviews of Forecastle continue here and there in the blogosphere but we’re done here, except for this set of photos by Julia Rickles posted at Paste Magazine, featuring a selection of fan “outfits” at the festival. Maybe your photo is there….