Oct 282014

The outdoor equipment company North Face has released this ad with My Morning Jacket covering Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is My Land,” an appeal to the working people of America to assert their rights as Americas. North Face will give a percentage to 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (up to a 1/4 a million dollars depending on the amount of downloads).

Thanks to John King at 37Flood for the tip.

Oct 272014

Wes Scantin, founder and sole original member of Puddle Of Mudd, is getting a little long in the tooth to be upholding his band’s reputation for hard partying, but the Halloween gig at Phoenix Hill Tavern may offer too much temptation for the forty-two-year-old singer to resist. Five studio albums into a twenty-three-year career seems to be rather short, but the band makes the most of the music they have. Their first studio album, Come Clean, sold five million copies and peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart but that was the height of their sales. Given their regular stops in town, expect a crowd of fans. Their latest is 2009’s Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate. Tickets are $20.

Here’s “Blurry” from Puddle of Mudd:


Website: http://www.puddleofmudd.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puddleofmudd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/puddleofmudd

Oct 262014

Hey, Louisville, Tommy Womack is back in town, along with the Wild Ponies, for a show at The New Vintage tonight (Sunday, October 26). All Gov’t Cheese freaks head on out for a pleasant Sunday evening reunion. Tickets are $12.

Tommy Womack sings “90 Miles an Hour Down a Dead-End Street”:


Website: www.tommywomack.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tommy-Womack/54320066668
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TommyWomack

Oct 242014

Paul McCartney, KFC Yum! Center, October 28. Not too much point in saying any more that than. Hope you have your tickets already.

Here’s video of “Queenie Eye” from the New album:


Website: www.paulmccartney.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulMcCartney
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/PAULMCCARTNEY

Oct 232014

Combichrist, an American band founded by a Norwegian, Andy LaPlegua, plays a sort of electro-industrial music called aggrotech (presumably from “aggressive” rather than “agriculatural”), a style that is far out on the edge of the industrial music flow chart but which, mosh comes to shove, is a kind of pissed-off EDM. The recordings are done entirely by LaPlegua alone in the studio but performed live with a band and apparently sell very well. The name came from a character in a fanzine LaPlegua put out in the 1990s. The band will be at the Vernon Club, along with William Control, Empyrean Asunder, Davey Suicide, Darksiderz and Shawna The Dead on Friday, October 24. Combichrist has a new album, We Love You, to play for you. Tickets to the show are $20.

Watch “Maggots At The Party” from Combichrist:


Website: www.combichrist.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/combichrist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/combichristarmy
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Combichrist

Oct 222014

Will Ford at Louisville.com has a review of the Foster The People.

This one’s a bit late: Doodlehound has a review of OM and Watter at the New Vintage back on October 8.

Over at Never Nervous, Phillip Olympia has an interview with Natalie Felker of the Fervor.

John King at 37 Flood reports that My Morning Jacket received the 2014 Kentucky Governor’s National Award in The Arts. It’s a big deal – read it here.

Oct 202014

The World’s Greatest Garage Band, a.k.a. NRBQ, stops in at Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium on October 24. Of course, only Terry Adams is left from the original group but that’s really enough – his infectious energy and rampant chicanery is more than enough to drive any and all other musicians to the point of insanity that they can play with him. And, of course, NRBQ started in the Derby City with Terry and Steve Ferguson before heading to Florida where they added Frank Gadler, drummer Tom Staley and bassist Joey Spampinato to the roster. Despite having been signed to a few labels, they never achieved national success but did build a strong cult following, particularly in Louisville. The configuration that lasted the longest including Adams, Spampinato, Al Anderson and Tom Ardolino. (For a more complete history, head over to Wikipedia) Tickets to the show are $20 (Cheap!)

Here’s a recent performance of “Yeh Yeh”:


Website: www.nrbq.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NRBQ…/221489064545160
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/NRBQ