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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Website: www.nrbq.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NRBQ…/221489064545160
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/NRBQ

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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Website: Jethrotull.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialjethrotull
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jethrotull
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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Website: www.carolinachocolatedrops.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaChocolateDrops
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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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
 

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

Oct 152014
 

It’s Flamenco night at Café Classico on October 18 and the dancers and guitarists from Flamenco Louisville, several of whom are just back from a strip to Sevilla to study, will offer a genuine Spanish-style tablao for you entertainment. There’s a $10 cover, which includes a glass of wine. The show starts around 9:30p.m.

Here’s a video from this year’s Worldfest performance:


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Website: www.flamencolouisville.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flamenco-Louisville/217285098299804

Oct 152014
 

The Louisville Orchestra Pops! for October 18 will feature one Byron Stripling, who does a Tribute to Satchmo! (That’s Louis Armstrong to all you young kids.) That’s a challenge, as Armstrong was an innovator for years and blew the horn like no one else. At Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center. Tickets are $30 and up

Watch Stripling play “REag Tag” with a full orchestra:


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Website: www.byronstripling.com/

Oct 142014
 

Over at Spin Magazine, Will Oldham has a long interview with Yusuf/Cat Stevens, brought about by the release of a new record from Yusuf, which also features vocals by Oldham.
Read it all here. Here’s the audio/video track for the new version “The Devil Came From Kansas”:

Oct 142014
 

The label applied to Shakey Graves (a.k.a. Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is “unorthodox” – and it appears to be an accurate one. The singer-songwriter has developed a style that involves frequent changes during a performance – of tempo, of emphasis, of voice – all married to an acoustic guitar and a homemade kick-drum. An actor, Graves developed his methods in LA, refined and market-tested them, then headed back to Austin to gig. His on the road, promoting And The War Came and he’ll be at the Mercury Ballroom’s “Official Avett Bros. Post-Show,” along with former Old Crow Medicine Show singer Willie Watson, on October 17. Watson has plenty of cred himself, having spent well over a decade with OCMS; he decided to go solo, citing “time on the road, new parenthood and direction the band was headed.” You’ll just have to look at the videos of an introduction to both these guys.

Watch “Roll The Bones” live:


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Website: www.shakeygraves.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shakeygravesmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShakeyGraves
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Shakey+Graves

Willie Watson performs “Mexican Cowboy” from his new album, Folk Singer Vol. 1:


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