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

Oct 202014

The To Sir With Love spin-off (from Abbey Road On The River) wil feature Terry Sylvester (The Hollies), SixtyFour, Denny Lane (Wings),  The Cryers, BritBeat, Laurence Juber (Wings), Steve Holley, Johnny Heywood, The Rigbys, Kevin Ashba, Peter Conrad, Mark Beyer, The Jukebox and the Nick Peay Band over three days (October 24-25 and 28) in the Galt House and on the Belvedere. This is sort of a Halfway To Abbey Road with the excuse that it’s a celebration of the Paul McCartney show. This one is easy – you know what you’ll get. Hop over to http://www.arotr.com/

Check out highlights from the 2014 AROTR Festival, which will feature some of the bands appearing for “To Sir With Love”:


Website: http://www.arotr.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AbbeyRoadOnTheRiverBeatlesFestival

Oct 202014

NPR is streaming The Flaming Lips’ rework of Sgt. Pepper s Lonely Heart Club Band, called With A Little Help From My Fwends, which features help from My Morning Jacket, along with a boatload of other friends of the Lips. Listen here.

Oct 202014

Jethro Tull fans will find themselves making a trip across the river on October 23, when Ian Anderson stops by the Horseshoe Southern Indiana for an evening of music titled “The Best Of Jethro Tull Performed by Ian Anderson.” (That pretty much says what it will be.) Anderson, whose stage habit for standing on one leg while playing the flute became a trademark in the Tull years, to the point that he was referred to as the “one-legged flute player” in the band), has managed to maintain a career post-Tull, though not always as a musician – he has an interest in cats, has a salmon farm and and Leica cameras. His successful business interests have allowed him the luxury of continuing to record, with his most recent project, Homo Erraticus, released just this year. Accordingly, don’t expect only Tull – there might be selection or two from the new record. Just sayin’. Tickets are $44.50, $59.50 and $74.50.

Here’s a recent video of “Enter The Uninvited” from the new record:


Website: Jethrotull.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jethrotull
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Ian+Anderson

Oct 172014

The two-piece rock band called JEFF The Brotherhood returns to Zanzabar for the second stop of the year on October 21. They’ve made Louisville a regular stop since played the Cropped Out Fest in 2010; they also made it onto the Forecastle Fest in 2012. These two guys are touring monsters as well as making lots of records: they’ve released seven studio albums, one live album and a number of singles since beginning back in 2001. While they’ve gotten a fair bit of media attention, including having their last album streamed on NPR, they haven’t yet had that big hit record, They nonethess have a following sufficient to finance all those records. Tickets to the Zbar are $12 adv/$15 DoS.

Watch “Leave Me Out”:


Website: www.jeffthebrotherhood.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JEFFtheBrotherhood
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JEFFbrotherhood
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/JEFF+the+Brotherhood

Oct 162014

It’s GWAR! Yup, it’s true, the monsters of metal are returning to Louisville to spew nasty, slimey, stuff all over you people! Ah, it’s good, er, clean fun! The legendary band will be in Louisville on Tuesday, October 21 at Expo 5 w/ Decapitated and American Sharks! This is gonna be a barnburner of a show. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen GWAR, I think it was at The Oasis about five years back. Maybe it’s time for me to see these cats again. I remember the first time I saw GWAR, I hid in the back to not get shit sprayed on me, but a giant Jesus ended up spewing goo out of a giant rubber schlong, all the way across Headliners to the back of the club, to hit me directly in the face. It was a helluva shot. The show is $20 and starts at 7 p.m. I think there will be local bands on the bill as well, so get there early.
—- Eddy Metal

Watch “Madness At THe Core Of Time”:


Website: www.gwar.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gwar
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealOderus

Oct 142014

If you’ve read anything about Temples, you’ve likely this already absorbed this fact. That is because—and forgive the bluntness—Noel Gallagher’s endorsement is easily the most remarkable thing about Temples, who offer a studious recreation of psychedelic rock so devoid of an individual personality that the only way to discuss them is to check off the high-profile industry legends who have endorsed them and the legendary records they crib from. ” – Jayson Greene, Pitchfork
Noah Gallagher (Oasis) thinks that Temples is the best new rock band in England, which, for a band that was formed in 2012, is no small recommendation. They’ve gotten enough buzz and have enough of the goods that they have already set out on a tour of the U.S., including an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon back in July. They have one album, Sun Structures. At the very least, they get credit for having cojones. They’ll come show Louisville what they’ve got where they play Headliners Music Hall on October 17, with The Districts opening. Tickets are $15 adv/ $17 DoS.

Here’s “Keep In The Dark”:


Website: http://www.templestheband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/templesofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TemplesOfficial

Oct 132014

div style=”padding-right:5px;”>The Palace Theater has announced that Counting Crows will play the 4th St. theater on December 10. The band is touring in support of their recently released Under Wonderland. Twin Forks will open. Tickets will be on sale Friday, October 17 at noon and will range from $29.50 to $85.00.