The Ladybirds just wrapped up a five-show stint backing rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson. They posted a number of photos on their Facebook page. Take a look.
Recognition (and good PR) comes in packages big and small. For Houndmouth and Jim James, a little package is Paste Magazine’s Best Music Photos Of 2013. Go look.
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:
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:
Nick at Backseat Sandbar posted some photos of Angel Olsen from the August 22 show at Zanzabar. Go have a look.
Paste Magazine photog Julia Rickles trailed Houndmouth during the Forecastle Fest, including across the river to New Albany. Paste has published a bunch of her photos from that excursion. See see them here.
Louisville native Dawn Landes doesn’t spend all of her time in France (though maybe some at French restaurants); here’s a review on Brooklyn Vegan of her gig with Beth Orton at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. Lots of good pix, too.
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….