Sep 192014
 

The headline on this story is from a story about Houndmouth printed by the Phoenix New Times. To be fair, Matt Myers comment was that, musically, speaking, New Albany is “nowhere,” because all the musicians are across the river in Louisville. Nevertheless, there’s likely to be a bit of pushback about this one.

Sep 192014
 

OK Go, the guys who make the really inventive videos – remember the treadmills? – will bring some of that inventiveness to Headliners on September 23. They’ve done a few other things, including winning a Grammy for Best Music Video in 2007, plus a whole stack of other Music Video Awards. They’ve been the house band for “This American Life Live!”, the Ira Glass NPR radio show, plus a bunch of other television shows. While that all may seem like they haven’t had time to record music, au contraire, they have four albums, including 2014’s Hungry Ghosts, which is the record they’re touring to support. Tickets to the show are only $15. The Night Visions Radio DJs will open.

Sep 122014
 

K. Scott Richter ran the Slamdek label, with help from a revolving cast of Louisville musicians and wrote a book about it called Slamdek A-Z. Now there’s an audio version, called Slamdek A To Z: Audio Companion To The Book, with tunes from many of the bands Slamdek released records for. Syd Bishop at Never Nervous, who was around during that time, as his take on the new compilation take; it’s worth a read if you have any interest in Louisville music.

Sep 102014
 

John Mellancamp, who has been rather quiet of late, has been scheduled to play the Louisville Palace on January 23, as part of his Plain Spoken 2015 North American Tour. The release of his new album, Plain Spoken, is set for September 23.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Sep 092014
 

“here are hundreds of Christian bands currently assaulting America’s clubland with the brutal sounds of metalcore. But almost certainly there’s only one band, Iowa’s For Today, whose frontman has released a spoken word worship album on which he addresses such issues as pornography, fasting, prophecy and depression. For Today are clearly not our average metalcore band and Mattie Montgomery is not your average hardcore growler.” – Tony Cummings, CrossRhythms.uk
There’s a Terry Harper show at The Vernon Club on September 13, featuring For Today, The Color Morale, Palisades, O’Kingdom, When Hearts Fail and The Pale Sky, which is a mix of alt rock, pop, Christian metalcore and a side of heavy metal from The Pale Sky. For Today has scored a number of interesting tours since their start back in 2005,while recording five albums, of which their 2012 release on Razor & Tie, Immortal, hit No. 1 on both the US Hard Rock and US Christian charts. Their newest, 2014’s Fight The Silence, peaked at No. 2 on those charts as well. Unlike many bands which lose members to drugs and car crashes, For Today’s personnel turnovers have resulted from members leaving to do missionary work or to enroll in Bible college, the latter a result of an imprudent Twitter comment about homosexuals. The upshot: look for some preaching amidst the metal. Tickets are $15.

Here’s “Molotov” from Fight The Silence:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.fortodayband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForToday
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/For+Today

Sep 092014
 

The Dark Side Of The Wall gang is at it again, this time with a show titled Pink In The Park, at Iroquois Amphitheater on September 13. Here’s the PR takeaway “The Dark Side of the Wall presents their own evolution with an all new show. Featuring never before performed versions of the band’s catalog, the Dark Side reverently recreates the mood and mission of an evolved Pink Floyd, immersing fans in an audio and visual experience designed to transport them back in time.” For an evening of time travel to Floyd world, the tickets will set you back $31- $54.

Watch Dark Side Of The Wall:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.thedarksideofthewall.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dsotw

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:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

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