Apr 232014
 

Jagjaguwar artist and former backup singer for Bonnie “Prince” Billy Angel Olsen joins the stampede of artists coming through town during Derby Week when she stops in at Zanzabar on April 26 for a show with The Promised Land Sound. She’s touring in support of her first full-band release, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, which was released in February. Hey, maybe Will Oldham will show up, too. Tickets are $10 adv/ $12 DoS.

Watch the official video for “Forgive/Forgotten”:


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Website: angelolsen.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelolsenmusic
MySpace: https://myspace.com/ghostgrocersings?

Apr 222014
 

In case you haven’t been paying attention and/or staying away from downtown, the Kentucky Derby Two-Week Festival is well underway, with various events happening in Waterfront Park, under the title of Kroger Fest-A-Ville, which some of us would call the Chow Wagon. On Saturday, April 26, the Portland alt rock band Everclear , which has been on the scene since 1993’s World Of Noise, will be the headliner for a Pegasus Pin-entry show. They’re pretty well into the Nostalgia tour phase of their career these days, with only one original member, lead singer Art Alexakis, left. Remember when?

Here’s “Wonderful”:

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Website: http://www.everclearonline.com/
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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Everclear?

Apr 222014
 

The new battle in Louisville between Headliners and The Mercury Ballroom has only just begun; at the moment, the interesting score to keep is which performers who have played Headliners will now play The Mercury. The Devil Makes Three will be the latest when they bring their mix of bluegrass, old-time and acoustic rock and romp into the Mercury on April 26. While they made their first score with “Old Number 7,” they’ve released seven albums, including the latest, I’m A Stranger Here on New West Records. Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reasons will open the show. The lack of seating won’t matter that much, given that DM3 will get dancing. Tickets are $17.50 plus a $5 fee.

Check out the video to their newest, “Stranger”:


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Website: www.thedevilmakesthree.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedevilmakesthreemusic
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+Devil+Makes+Three

Apr 222014
 

Fans are happy that Katie Herzig got over her bad case of stage fright and took the lead role in her first band; otherwise, of course, she wouldn’t be a singer-songwriter on tour. Louisvillians have gotten familiar with her, as she’s been through town a lot, at least until a couple of years back. Her last show here was in 2012, so there’ll be some real interest, particularly since there’s a new album, Walk Through Walls, that she’s promoting. She’ll be at Headliners on April 26. Noah Gunderson will open. Tickets for the show are $15.

Here’s the official video for “Walk Through Walls”:


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Website: http://www.katieherzig.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katieherzigmusic?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieHerzig?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Katie+Herzig?

Apr 212014
 

The two-time and reigning IBMA Instrumental Group Of The Year band The Boxcars, who rocked a Kentucky Homefront crowd a while back, will appear the IUS’ Ogle Center on April 25, out on the road promoting their third CD. It’s Just A Road, which was created in under four days in the studio. Besides bluegrass, the group understands and incorporates swing, old time and gospel influences into their sound. All together, the Boxcars appeal to old and new fans alike. Tickets to the show are $26.50.

Watch The Boxcars On KET’s Jubilee, singing “Head Over Heels in Love with You”:


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Website: www.theboxcars.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxcars?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+Boxcars?

Apr 212014
 

The Japanese instrumental rock band Mono made Louisville a regular stop for three years in a row back in 2006 -’08, then didn’t come back until now. They’ve recorded two albums since, Hymn To The Immortal Wind and For My Parents, with For My Parents being their first record in eight years not recorded by Steve Albini. As they are primarily a live band, dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience, the recording seems like a photo outtake of a movie – one tiny chunk of the live show. They’re playing Headliners on April 25, with Young Widows opening. Tickets are $10 plus $2.25 fee.

Here’s “Follow The Map”:


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Website: http://monoofjapan.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monoofjapan?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Mono+Band/mono+band?

Apr 212014
 

Diamond Pub will bring in The Terrapin Flyers with Melvin Seals and The Allmanacs with Johnny Neel on April 25 for a Tribute to The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers It’s a kind of musical genetic implant, adding former members of each defunct band to a tribute band, layering on a veneer of genuineness. It’s kind of like making love to a Marilyn Monroe look-alike who’s wearing one of Marilyn’s wigs and maybe a pair of her hose. If you are fan of either or both, then you know what you’ll get – the most famous tunes plus a large swath of lesser-known ones plus a surprise or two. Tickets are $12 adv./ $15 DoS.
Watch Terrapin Flyer with Melvin Seals:


Here are the Allmanacs at Stevie Ray’s:

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Website: www.terrapinflyer.net/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tpnflr

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAllmanacs?

Apr 212014
 

The first announced act for the Mercury Ballroom, Christina Perri, makes a stop at the new concert hall on April 25, with a tour titled “Head Or Heart,” which is also the title of her second album, released on April 1. Perri’s single, “Jar Of Hearts,” which was featured on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance,” sold three million copies following its release in 2010. It also scored her a record deal with Atlantic Records, which released her debut album, Lovestrong, in May 2011. She subsequently recorded “A Thousand Years” for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.  That single sold four million copies. So it’s clear the gal has marketing clout and an ability to write a monster hit pop song. Birdy opens. Go hear her for yourself at the Mercury Ballroom for $22.50 + $10 ticketing fee,  in advance or $25 DoS

“Here’s “Jar Of Hearts”:



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Website: www.christinaperri.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaPerriMusic?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/christinaperri?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Christina+Perri?