SonaBLAST! Records is rightfully touting The Pass’ slot on the SESAC SXSW show on March 13. (SESAC is one of three performing rights organizations in the U.S. The others are ASCAP and BMI) Other SonaBLAST! artists heading to SXSW include Nerves Junior, Ben Sollee and Cheyenne Marie Mize.
Ben Sollee and Justin Paul Lewis played a show in St. Louis on Saturday and got a lengthy review at KDHX Radio’s website.
As has been noted before, one of the benefits of being on the SonaBLAST! label is the increased opportunity to get various synchronization (movies, TV) deals. Ben Sollee has added a soundtrack to a movie, Maidentrip, about 14-year-old Laura Dekker’s effort, in the face of resistence from the Dutch government, to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world. The film will be shown at SXSW in March.
The Hoosier Hits blog has a little preview about Ben Sollee’s upcoming gig at the Brown Theatre on January 29, which kicks off the Arts Showcase.
You haven’t heard or read enough about Ben Sollee yet. Jason Sitzes at InsiderLouisville.com has more.
As the first week in December comes to an end, there are a few things that we didn’t mention during the week:
- According to the Bluegrass Catastrophe blog, Houndmouth and Ben Sollee have added to the SXSW ‘13 lineup.
- Phillip Olympia at the Never Nervous blog has an interview with Jake Miller about the demise of Lee Van Cleef.
- Tame Impala scores big plugs from Hoosier Hits and Backseat Sandbar. (Note that this show isn’t until March 3, 2013!)
- Matt at You Ain’t No Picasso posted a video by Lexington’s Oh My Me.
- Peter Berkowitz at Question The Pop has a fit about Christmas albums.
- Little Heart Records artist Aesthetics Versus Architecture has a new EP, Deadbeat.
Because you can’t possibly read too much about Ben Sollee, Hoosier Hits writer Gary Popp reviewed first Headliners show.
A day late, here’s what’s in print about the Louisville music scene this week:
Peter Berkowitz has a big story on Ben Sollee, who’s playing Headliners twice this weekend.
Berkowitz also has a chat with Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, set for Monday, October 8 at the Brown Theatre.
Damien McPherson has a piece on Louisville’s Jalin Roze, who is releasing Grand National Dreams. A release party is scheduled for October 27 at Land Of Tomorrow, 223 W. Broadway.
Over at the C-J, J. L. Puckett has a story on Clifton Center’s Afterbeat Festival, which kicks off tonight with a show by Taj Mahal. Performers on the schedule include Shovels & Rope, Trio Brasileiro, Rahim al Haj, Feufollet on Friday and Bill Frisell, The Boxcars, Trio Brasileiro, Rahim al Haj and Feufollet on Saturday