Jul 272014

Former daytime soap opera star and pop icon Jesse McCartney will bring his “In Technicolor” tour into the Mercury Ballroom on July 29. McCartney has quite a record in the entertainment business, having been a member of the boy band Dream Street before going pro with the platinum-selling Beautiful Soul in 2004. He won multiple awards at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards, including Choice Crossover Artist, Choice Male Artist and Choice Breakout, Male. The following year, he won Favorite Male Singer at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, so he built a teen and pre-teen fan base early on. Not to be slotted into one category, he also put songs up on a number of Disney soundtracks and take to writing songs for other artists, including co-writing credits for “Bleeding Love,” which was recorded by Leona Lewis on her debut album. His current recording is a In Technicolor, hence the name of his tour. The tour sponsor is TWIX® Brand Peanut Butter, so if you haven’t already got the message, this act is pure corporate America. Tickets to the show are$25 plus $5.25.

Watch Jesse sing “Superbad”:


Website: jessemac.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JesseMcCartney
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JesseMcCartney

Jul 262014

Slint talks about Spiderland in an interview recorded during the NOS Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal in June. “It’s weird, the reverential treatment,” Brian McMahan says with a laugh. “We aren’t used to it. We did not get that when we were younger.” Watch:

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 242014

Does Devon find that people have certain expectations of him? ‘I don’t really pay attention to it; if I did it would take me off my game. I don’t keep track of what people expect. I’m my own guy doing my own music.’ – Keith Gordon, About,com Blues
Okay, when you have the Allman name – and more to the point, are the son of Gregg Allman – you get a bit more attention for your music than your average blues-rock guitarist. It’s certainly the case with Devon Allman, who is bringing his band to The New Vintage on July 27. Interestingly enough, Devon didn’t meet his father until he was in his teens. Early on, he tried to distance himself from the Gregg Allman sound but finally gave in to the gravity of inheritance and took up the blues-rock style. His earliest successful band was Honeytribe, which group’s last record was 2010’s Space Age Blues. He’s also worked on a project he calls the Royal Southern Brotherhood, which is a blues-rock supergroup of sorts. He also has released a solo record, Turquoise, in 2012. Presumably, the band he’s bringing to the New Vintage is the backing band for this record. Opening for the show are 30 Spokes, Local Villains and Jericho Woods. Tickets to the show are $15.

Watch the Devon Allman Band with Erica Blinn play “One Way Out”:


Website: www.devonallmanband.com/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/devonallman

Jul 242014

“The Unity Band record and tour was life changing for me, and I really wanted to find a way to keep it going and take it to the next level. One night, I woke up with the tantalizing idea of taking the concept of ‘unity’ even further. With this next project, I envisioned building a platform capable of addressing the entire spectrum of things I have done over the years, from Bright Size Life to Secret Story, from my Group projects to the Orchestrion, and more, all in one place.” – Pat Metheny
The Pat Metheny Unity Group will play the Kentucky Country Day Theater on Sunday, July 27. For Louisville jazz fans, Metheny and any of his several band configurations need no introduction. An all-around jazz master and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman to Herbie Hancock to Jim Hall to Milton Nascimento to David Bowie. His body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical. You will really be able to hear him in the intimate confines of the Kentucky Country Day Theatre, where – as of this post – there were still some 144 seats available. Tickets to the show are $55-$65.

Here’s a promo for the group:


Website: www.patmetheny.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PatMethenyUnityGroup

Jul 232014

The Kottonmouth Kings headline the Summer Daze Tour, which will stop at the Vernon Club on Satruday, July 26. Also on the all-rap/hip-hop bill are Pilot Touhill, Imperial Soundclash, Chucky Chuck plus C4 & Nicky Gritts. Tickets are $20 adv/ $22 DoS.
Watch the Kottonmouth Kings perform “Hold It In”:

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 232014

The weekend is coming at us and for the singer-songwriter fans, the show at The Mercury Ballroom will feature three of them: Matt Nathanson, Andrew McMahon and Matt MacKelcan, with Nathanson holding the top slot. Nathanson has build his career around mostly television synchronizations, which include getting “All We Are” on the television series NCIS; “Little Victories”on the Season 7 episode of Scrubs; additionally, he sang “Come On Get Higher” on the Late Show with David Letterman adn on March 3, 2009, he performed on Ellen, singing “Come On Get Higher.” Besides all that, he has some movie credits as well. His discography currently counts eight studio albums, two live albums and a number of EP and singles, with “Come On Get Higher” his biggest hit. Andrew McMahon currently has one solo album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness; Matt McKelcan has three albums and has gotten lots of airplay across the Southeast. Altogether, this is clearly a show for fans of male singer-songwriters. They’ll do their stuff on July 26; tickets are $30 plus some fees for online purchase.

Here’s “Come On Get Higher”:


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