Jul 102014

It’s been over thirty years since Rick Springfield had a smash hit with “Jessie’s Girl,’ for which he also scored a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Over the years, he’s released a number of albums, the last being 2012’s Songs for the End of the World, but in truth, he has been more successful as an actor, beginning with his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime series General Hospital and continuing on in various films and television shows. Various other matters have interfered with his musical career over the years, so much so that his visibility in the music business has been limited. He’s playing a show at the Louisville Palace on July 13. Tickets are $25 to $225.

Here’s a fan video of him singing at a Barnes And Noble:


Website: RickSpringfield.com

Jul 092014

Coliseum has resigned with Deathwish Records, which is releasing a deluxe reissue of the band’s self-titled debut plus eight bonus tracks, a full remix by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, extensive liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness. The release date is August 19. Preorder page is here
Here’s new video of “No Salvation” from the new reissue:

Thanks to DecibelMagazine for the tip.

Jul 082014

Did I say something about festival this weekend? Yes, I did, then didn’t mention Poorcastle Fest, with these performers on the bill: Cher Von, The Waves, Solenodon, Uncommon Houseflies, Sean T. Johnson, Mananabango, Lady Pyramid, Monolith, Tall Squares, Huh Robots, Plastic Bubble, New Bravado, Violet Knives, Family Dog, The Hart Strings, The Blue Soul Gypsys, Phourist And The Photons, Twin Limb, Brent Mathis, 21st Century Fox, Blackbirds Of Paradise, Tender Mercy, Dream Eye Color Wheel, The Bottom Sop and maybe more, as lineups change as festivals draw near. It all happens at the Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Ave, on July 12-13. It costs a mere $5 a day to get in.
Here’s video recap of last year’s event:

Jul 082014

There’s really going to be too much to do on the weekend of July 11-13, given that the Lebowski Fest is happening out by the Fairgrounds and the Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival is going on at the Water Tower. Of course, we mustn’t overlook the several multi-band shows going on at different venues around the city. Check the LMN Calendar for those. Anyhow, on Friday, July 11, the bands for the LBB & BBQ Fest include Louisville blues crews The Stella-Vees Blues Band and Sylvia Walters & Groove City, plus the closer, mississippiheat.net/Mississippi Heat. This Chicago blues band has been at for more than twenty years, playing a style influenced by – surprise! – early electric blues from Chicago. They managed to release ten albums, the last being 2012’s Delta Bound, which is kind of a misnomer for a lifelong Chicago group. But maybe it’s metaphorical, since fewer and fewer folks are living in the Delta and doing much.
Saturday, the lineup is Da MudCats, Tanita Gaines, Little T & A and headliner John Primer. Primer is a Chicago-style slide blues guitarist with fourteen albums to his credit, including 2013’s Knockin’ Around These Blues.
Sunday, look for Lazy 11, Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof Blues and the Cheryl Renee Project.
Tickets are $10 before 6p/$14 after. More info at http://www.louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com/

Watch Mississippi Heat perform live in Germany. The tune is “Look A Here, Look A Here”:

Jul 082014

“...by the time of 2011’s Screws Get Loose the group’s garage-punk roots were also on clear display, with reverby electric guitars as prominent as strummed acoustics, and some serious ‘60s girl-group vocals creeping into the mix as well.” – Fred Mills, Blurt.com
The 13th Annual Lebowski Fest gets under way on Friday, July 11, with lots of fun things to do, including music. There’s all the favorite memes from the flick, including Nixonian bowling, plus there’s music. Friday is the Movie Party with Those Darlins and The Features, please a scheening on the film itself with LIAM! You may gather on the lawn beginning at 8pm. Music at 9, Movie at 11pm  Tickets are $20 adv / $25 DoS. Of course, the event continues over the weekend. More to come – details ha https://lebowskifest.com/

Here’s Those Darlins performing “Oh God” from their third album, Blur The Line


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Jul 072014

Eric Paslay, who performed at the KFC Yum! Center with Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert back on April 18, comes back to town for a show at 4th Street Live! on July 11. A transplanted Texan, Pasley had a bit of a hit single  last year with “Friday Night,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Country Airplay chart. His first, self-titled album was released by EMI in February of this year. Go have some fun.

Here’s “A Song About A Girl”:



Jul 062014

The first time I recall hearing Will Kimbrough was on some sort of compilation CD, long since disappeared in the stack of CDs in the basement. Kimbrough has really built his career out of producing other artist as well as collaborating with others; his collaborations with and appearances on the recordings of said others is far longer than his own output, which does total seven solo albums. He’s fundamentally a folk/country/rock guy, with excellent chops on guitar, accordion, banjo, bass, Dobro and harmonica. He was named Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2004, an honor previously held for three years by Jerry Douglas. His own bands in the past were Will and The Bushmen and The Bis-Quits and he currently plays with the Nashville band Trigger Hippy, which includes Joan Osborne on vocals. So it’s clear that Kimbrough runs in some fairly heavy musical company. When he comes to The New Vintage on July 10, he’ll be traveling with Brigitte DeMeyer, an up-and-coming Nashville s/s with a couple of albums to her credit. So altogether, this is one good Nashville show moved north. Tickets are $10.

Here’s Kimbrough singing “Let The Big World Spin”:




Here’s DeMeyer and Kimbrough singing live: