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.

Jul 212014

The weekend was all Forecastle but now that’s done, so it’s back to upcoming show announcements:
Better Than Ezra will play at the Mercury Ballroom on November 22. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, July 25 at noon.
The Tedeshi Trucks Band will play Iroquois Amphitheater on September 4; tickets range from $17.50-$69.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Jul 172014

Seattle based Spartan Records has added Louisville based alternative rock band The Foxery to the roster and will release the group’s debut record, Unless, on September 9. The record’s first new song, “Broken Vessels,” is at Diffuser.fm. Listen below:

More from the press release:
“Entirely self-produced, The Foxery spent months dialing in tones, finessing tempos, and meticulously creating the layers that define the new record. Once the band had finished recording, acclaimed mixer J. Robbins (Jawbox, mewithoutYou, Jimmy Eat World) took the reigns for final polishing.

Thematically, Unless tackles massive questions against the backdrop of a dark and wandering musical journey.

“The central themes on the record are feeling alone and this general sense of questioning; questioning one’s faith, faith in ourselves, and faith in the world,” explains guitarist/vocalist Cadillac Young. “Loosely, the album is this narrative about walking into the depths of hell, trudging through the bullshit for too long and then crawling out on our hands and knees. The songs are sad, heavy, and dark because we think that without acknowledging those things in life, that we all carry, the light can’t shine through.”

There is a bittersweet light at the end of the tunnel to the band’s dark introspective theme, which can be felt throughout their newly released song “Broken Vessels.”

“”Broken Vessels” is about feeling like no matter what you do, nothing matters; and then finding comfort in that,” says Young. “Nothing has more meaning than what you give it so give everything as much meaning as you can! But only hold onto what you care most about and not much else. Let it all spill out. Someone will see the beauty in what you couldn’t carry and make use of it.”

The Foxery can best be described as passionate, intense, cathartic, heavy, genuine and fun. In a sense, there could be no better way to characterize both the music and the poetically thrashing spirit of the Louisville sextet.

“We want to inspire people to go into the world and make sounds,” adds Young. “Cook, clean, sing, play music, draw and paint, dance, take walks, play in the rain, stop and listen to the silence, challenge yourself to learn new things, read books, and share your passions with the world around you. Make sounds in whatever way you feel comfortable doing so and make them often!”

Jul 172014

Here’s just the thing to reset your ears after the weekend of Forecastle: a metal show, featuring Gemini Syndrome plus Manic Method, Hello Agony and Old Soul Envy, at Diamond Pub on July 21. It’s Gemini Syndrome’s first visit to the Derby City. Coming out of the fervid Los Angeles scene and assembled as a crew of professional musicians – i.e., not kids – and fronted by former OTEP guitarist Aaron Nordstrom now handling the vocals, they’ve been on tour with Sevendust, having just wrapped up a tour with Red and Emphatic. They’re still supporting the eponymous debut album. Tickets to the show are only $10.

Watch Gemini Syndrome play “Basement”:


Website: www.geminisyndrome.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/geminisyndrome
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeminiSyndrome
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Gemini+Syndrome

Jul 142014

But [lead singer Paul] Janeway’s distinct, clean-cut look is the least important detail in The Gospel of the Broken Bones. Taking cues from his church choir background and emulating greats like Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding, a performance from St. Paul and the Broken Bones is completely uninhibited—the kind of transcendent experience that will leave you eager to share your vision of the light in the days that follow. – Dacey Orr, Paste.com”
St. Paul And The Broken Bones make their third stop in Louisville this year when they pop into Headliners on July 18 for an Official Forecastle Fest Late Night show. Clearly, this is a show for the young and very hardy or else the insomniacs of any age, since it starts … umm… late; in this case, midnight. As we have mentioned earlier, you have a seven-piece band with a horn section and a hefty white boy with glasses and natty jacket singing; you know you’ve got yourself some version of a soul band. Yes, sir. The new record is Half A City, which might their goal for total turnout to their shows in Louisville this year. Curtis Harding will open; tickets are $20 adv / $22 Dos. Take some No-Doz when you go.
Give a listen to the band live, singing “Grass Is Greener”:


Website: stpaulandthebrokenbones.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St.PaulandTheBrokenBones?
Bandcamp: stpaulandthebrokenbones.bandcamp.com/?

Jul 132014

Here’s a band for those seeking relief from screaming guitars and/or noise rock in general: Gainesville’s Hundred Waters, which offers up electronica plus art rock, all fronted by the sometimes whispery female singer Nicole Miglis. Reviewers drop language like dreamy, shimmery and ethereal into their descriptions of the music. Some might tag it with the dreaded “new agey” label, but that might be pushing it Founded only in 2011, the group has released a pair of well-received albums, including the brand-new The Moon Rang Like a Bell on Skrillex’s OWSLA label. They’ll be playing material from that record at Zanzabar on July 16, with Mas Ysa opening. Tickets are $10 adv/ $12 DoS.

Watch “Murmurs”:


Website: www.hundred-waters.com/
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Hundred+Waters