Jul 292014

From Down Under comes the blues and rock jamband trio called the John Butler Trio, led by – well – John Butler. It’s been seven years since they made a stop in Louisville, playng Headliners and ear X-tacy on that occasion. Of course, it requires some serious plannning to make the journey, so we should not be too judgmental. They’ve scored a number of wins in Australia song awards, including the Australian Recording Industry Association (for Best Blues & Roots Album, twice) and the J Awards, from an Australian national youth radio station. They have a just-released album, Flesh & Blood, to promote. They’ll be doing so at the Iroquois Amphitheater on July 31. Tickets are $30.

Watch the zombies in “Only One”:


Website: johnbutlertrio.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnButlerTrio
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnButlerTrio
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+John+Butler+Trio

Jul 292014

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:

Jul 282014

Yonder Mountain String Band will appear at the Mercury Ballroom on Wednesday, October 29. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show and go on sale Friday, August 8 at noon.
Relient K will play the Mercury Ballroom the next day, October 30, along with Blondefire. Tickets will cost you 18.50 advance, $20 day of show and go on sale Friday, August 1.

Jul 262014

Slint talks about Spiderland in an interview recorded during the NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal in June. “It’s weird, the reverential treatment,” Brian McMahan says with a laugh. “We aren’t used to it. We did not get that when we were younger.” Watch:

Jul 252014

Yes, Yes , one of the greatest of prog rock bands from the 70s, is back at the Louisville Palace on July 29. They’ve settled into a steady habit of playing their oldies, of which there is certainly a goodly number. If you remember them, like them and/or have those LPs (What’s that?) with the really cool cover art, this is the show for you. Tickets range from $25 to $75.

The Yes story Part 1:

The Yes story Part 2:

Here are some Additional interviews with members of you that you might find interestings as well:
Steve Howe:

Chris Shire:

Jon Anderson:

Rick Wakeman:htt

Keith Emerson:

Check out this live performance from 2013:


Website: www.yesworld.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/yestheband
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Yes

Jul 232014

Drag City Records posted this video of Squirrel Bait performing “Sun God” at The Jockey Club in Newport, Kentucky, on May 8, 1985. The video was shot by shot by David Hintz; Lance Bangs (Breadcrumb Trail) handled the restoration. Peter Searcy was just a very young boy then.

There’s more Squirrel Bait at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D0ql89Q8Po. Squirrel Bait recordings are at Drag City.
Thanks to Never Nervous for the story.