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:


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Oct 232014
 

Doug Paisley and Bonnie “Prince” Billy recorded a duet of the Paisley-penned “Until I Find You” in Louisville last spring, which features Emmett Kelly on guitar and backing vocals. The video was directed by Heather Goodchild. THe song is from a two-song digital single released today on iTunes. Watch:

Oct 232014
 

The middle-aged, plain Scottish housewife, singer and “Britain’s Got Talent” over-night sensatoin with the big mezzo-soprano voice, Susan Boyle, comes to Whitney Hall on Friday, October 24. Boyle is the idol and roll model for every would-be singer on a reality show in the world and has sold over nineteen millions records, picking up a couple of Grammy nominations along the way. All of this has come despite her diagnosis as having Asberger’s Syndrome, with a high IQ. She is touring in support of her sixth studio album, Hope. Tickets to the show start at $36.50.

Boyle sings “You Raise Me Up” on the “Today Show” earlier this month:


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Website: www.susanboylemusic.com/
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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:


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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”:


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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:


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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Ian+Anderson

Oct 202014
 

The Carolina Chocolate Drops stop in the Clifton Cultural Center for a two-night stand, October 22 and 23, which is not the first time they’ve been here, having played a several venues in the area, including the Jugband Jubilee back in 2007. They’re definitely more an old-time string band than a jug band, though the differences are more significant to a musicologist than an regular fan. They won a Grammy back in 2010, for Genuine Negro Jig, which certainly testifies to their abilities. Taking their material from the Piedmont (North and South Caroina) musical tradition, they throw in some bluegrass-ish stuff (at least enough to get them at gig at 2011 ROMP in Owensboro) as well as blues (they got a nomination for a Blues Award, too). One could easily argue that they do not care to slotted into a particular genre, which bodes well for the future of the band. Their most recent record is 2012’s Leaving Eden, which was produced by Buddy Miller and recorded in Nashville. It hit No. 1 on the Bluegrass Chart and No. 2 on the Heatseekers chart. To sweeten the deal, The Clifton Center has arranged for Birds of Chicago to open. Tickets are $29.

Watch the official video for “Country Girl”:


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Twitter: https://twitter.com/_CCDs
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Carolina+Chocolate+Drops

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”:


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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/JEFF+the+Brotherhood

Oct 162014
 

“Los Angeles trio Foster the People – led by commercial-jingle writer Mark Foster, 27 – have been together for less than two years, but they’ve already scored a Top 10 album. Thanks to the hypercatchy hit “Pumped Up Kicks” – which has sold 300,000 copies and scored more than three million YouTube views – their first LP, Torches, debuted at Number Eight on the album charts last month.” – Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone.
Being an LA indie pop band with a writer who has gotten by scribbling commericial jingles is a pretty good path to a certain sort of success, if a hyper-popular tune is the first one out of the box. That would be Foster The People, whose first single “Pumped Up Kicks” hit No. 1 and garnered all manner of attention from the pop music press, plus awards for Song of The Year (Billboard} and Rock Song Of The Year (WEAQ, SharkOne). That was in 2011 and now, with a second album, Supermodel, is leading the band on a tour that while stop at the Palace Theatre on October 20. Not a bad start for a baby band. Tickets to the show are $29.50 – $39.50 plus fees.

“Here’s “Pumped Up Kicks”:


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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Foster+the+People

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”:


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