The building that once housed Jillian’s on Barret Avenue is now a new, all-ages venue, run by the Sanctuary Church. Their production company is called SeventhDay Productions. The church also meets in the building. There is a discussion on the 502Scene board, which is a forum primarily drawing metal and heavy rock musicians. (Warning: very adult content)
Heading into the holiday season, expect a fair amount of live music until about December 15 or so, after which things trail off until after the first of the year. This weekend, though, you have a plentiful supply of interesting music to go hear and none of it Christmas related (particularly).
Of course, there’s lots more music around the town. Check the Calendar page at louisvillemusicnews.net for listings.
In ye neo LEO, Mat Herron has a phoner with Cults. a New York duo set to play Zanzabar this evening. Herron also has a mishmash of items in his B-Sides column. Brent Owen reviews Matthew Fogle’s new CD, Plea: 491. Bluegrass Catastrophe has a podcast of Pokey LaFarge’s show at the Newport Folk Festival.
Over at the C-J, the music articles has slowed to a crawl since HullabaLOU. J. L. Puckett is likely still resting up. If you’re really interested, there are a few items about incoming (or not) national acts, including Hanson.
Kathy Weisbach, owner and manager (and floor-sweeper, too, no doubt) of the low-power AM radio station Crescent Hill Radio (AM 1650), is looking for recordings from Louisville and regional musicians to play on her station, which is also available as stream via ye olde Internets. Check her site at http://www.chradio.net/. Driesbach has had the station on the air only since April of this year; even so, she’s rapidly building an audience over the web. (Listeners in the broadcast area are not so easily enumerated.) Her AM signal only reaches a mile or less around the transmitter.
However, she is looking for musical content for the station, either in the form of CDs or other digital media and programs, again focused on Louisville-area music. No restrictions on the genre; she’ll play all styles, though the heavy rockers and metalheads might tend to be played later at night. At the moment, the Kyana Blues Society’s president, Gary Sampson, has an all-blues show up and running.
She is asking for permission to play the content without renumeration, as the station does not sell advertising, so if that’s a problem, don’t send her your content.Stop by her site for contact information.
The National Quartet Convention, which has been staged annually in September in Freedom Hall for some time now, is, arguably, the largest live music event in Louisville. The week-long event brings some 40,000 attendees over that seven days. The economic impact, according to the Kentucky Exposition Center’s marketing department, is $8 million annually. The upcoming HullabaLOU Festival and the just completed Forecastle Fest might outdraw in terms of total guests, but the economic impact is yet to be determined.
The 2010 Inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame were announced in Lexington today. Here’s the press release:
“Robert Lawson, Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Executive Director along with Connie Hunt, event ceremony executive producer, announced [that] Keith Whitley, Patty Loveless, Steve Wariner, John Michael Montgomery, The Goins Brothers, Molly OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Day and Larnelle Harris as the newest inductees into the prestigious Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s inductees include some of the most recognizable music artists in the world,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Lawson of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The ceremony taking place in April 2011 will feature performances by this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s class as well as some of this stateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest music achievers.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 2011 Induction Ceremony will be held in the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky on April 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Hall of Fame. For more information about the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum call 1-877-356-3263 or visit www.KYMusicHallofFame.com
The backstory on the E. C. Ball memorial CD, Face A Frowning World, is required reading to get a handle on this project. Ball was an Appalachian singer/songwriter, who, when not driving a school bus and running a service station in Rugby, Virginia, traveled around Appalachia with his wife Orna, playing churches of all denominations and radio stations of all wattages. The project was put together by Nathan Salsburg, a Louisvillian currently working for the Alan Lomax Archive / Association for Cultural Equity. The players are mostly from the Health & Happiness Family Gospel Band, plus Catherine Irwin, Will Oldham (as Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billie) and Pokey LaFarge. There’s a longish post by Salsburg at http://roothogordie.wordpress.com about the project. A just-posted review is at Pitchfork.com.
The short answer to “What’s up with ear X-tacy?” is that owner John Timmons has two more months at his current location before he has to do something: move, close or renegotiate the current lease, which, he said, is too much for him to pay. The problems he’s facing are the familiar ones: the economy is in the toilet, the record business is in the toilet, music fans are getting their music via the internet. He’s tapped out his personal resources, cut all the expenses that he can and is still on the bubble.
All asks for is for music fans to come to his store and buy some music. Got that?
There’s a longer piece by Eve Bohakel Lee about the press conference, posted at Louisville.com
Louisville’s Urban Gospel station WLOU-AM (Power 1350) has received five nominations in the Stellar Awards, which are the black gospel “Oscars.” Larry Muhammad at the C-J has the whole story.