Dec 112014
 

A few Louisville music items to note:

Syd Bishop, who seems to be doing roughly 87% of all the music writing in town, has a couple of reviews in this week’s LEO: a review of Savage Master’s Mask Of The Devil and a review The Hookers’ latest aural assault, It’s Midnight….The Witching Hour.

Bishop also has an interview with Hunter Embry and Dave Chale, co-owners of the New Vintage, as his own site, Never Nervous.

There’s an unsigned review of the Tamerlane Trio’s Be It Ever So Humble in this week’s LEO.

Dec 112014
 

Back in 2013, singer Todd Snider put together a band he calls Hard Working Americans, which is bassist Dave Schools from Widespread Panic, Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood on guitar and vocals, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi on keyboards and Duane Trucks, younger brother to Derek on drums: that is  to say, rather of a rock supergroup. They’ve mostly been touring but stopped long enough to put out a self-title debut album at the beginning of this year. Snider, of course, has a long history as a singer-songwriter with a more-or-less cult following: he’s been here a bunch of times. The band also has a rockumentary called “The First Waltz,” which was just released. It’s available at the website plus all the usual places. The new band will be at Headliners Music Hall on December 14. Tickets are $25. Should be interesting.
Here’s a live version of “Wrecking Ball”:

MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: thehardworkingamericans.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HardWorkingAmericans
Revernbation: www.reverbnation.com/hardworkingamericans

Dec 092014
 

:Pop Evil has made Louisville a favorite stop since at least 2008, when they played a Phoenix Hill show; they repeated that stop nearly ten times, before playing the Louder Than Life Festival in September. Now they’re back, but at the Mercury Ballroom this time, on December 12. They’ve got a fan base and they’re still supporting their latest record, Onyx, which also lends its name to the tour – Oynx Set In Stone Tour, so expect a nice turn-out. Islander and Red Sun Rising are supporting the show. Tickets are $15.

Check out “Deal With The Devil” for a taste fo the new record:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: www.popevil.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/popevil
Twitter: https://twitter.com/popevil
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Pop+Evil

Dec 082014
 

It comes as no surprise to Corvus fans that the collective term for a crowd of same is a murder, but to others, well, a murder of crows is just a geeky term to use in a bar contest or, as in this case, a way of playfully hiding the name of the band playing at the Palace, to wit, Counting Crows, on December 10. Okay, it’s not original, but any reference to a popular performing act with a slightly odd name isn likely to be well-used. This very well-known group rock band is touring in support of their new record, Somewhere Under Wonderful, which also is also referential, in this case, to a stage musical co-authored by frontman Adam Duritz and playwright Stephen Beiber. With twenty million copies of their seven studio records sold in the twenty-three years of their existence, there’s not a lot to prove, so head on down an enjoy a very professional band rocking out. Tickets are $29-$85. Twin Forks will open.

Watch “Palisades Park” from the new record:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: countingcrows.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/countingcrows
Twitter: https://twitter.com/countingcrows
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Counting+Crows

Dec 042014
 

Never Nervous really likes Grafitti, which has released two new songs. You can listen to “War Song” here:

Dec 022014
 

The Forecastle Festival will host a special presale on Friday, December 5 at noon EST through ForecastleFest.com, with a limited number of general admission weekend passes available for $129.50 plus applicable fess. Forecastle Fest is scheduled for July 17-19, 2015 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park.

James Kottack is back with the Scorpions, following treatment for alcohol abuse. The Louisville native spent a month in a Dubai prison after drinking five glasses of wine on an inbound flight, then allegedly engaging in rowdy and insulting behavior at the Dubai airport.

My Morning Jacket has released their August 15, 2008 show at the Riverfront Park in Nashville, Tennessee as a part of their MMJ Archival Series. The show is now available to download via LiveDownloads.

Luke Bryan has cancelled his appearance at the Coyote Acoustic Concert due to the death of his brother-in-law.

Nov 302014
 

From Oxford, England comes Glass Animals, billing themselves as an idie rock, psychedelic pop, trip hop band. They’re a brand new outfit, with one album, Zaba, to their credit and plenty of balls, as they’ve headed to the States in the middle of an European tour, booking shows as they tour. They’ll stop at Headliners on Tuesday, December 2 for a show, which, if it strikes your fancy, will cost only $12 adv/$15 Dos. To help you decide, check out the video or Soundcloud link below: