Monday Concert Announcements

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Jul 212014
 

The weekend was all Forecastle but now that’s done, so it’s back to upcoming show announcements:
Better Than Ezra will play at the Mercury Ballroom on November 22. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, July 25 at noon.
The Tedeshi Trucks Band will play Iroquois Amphitheater on September 4; tickets range from $17.50-$69.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Ghost Town Heads A Pop-Rock Bill At The Vernon

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Jul 112014
 

In a small change of pace for Terry Harper, who usually books the heaviest and loudest of shows, the concert at The Vernon Club on July 15 is a collection of pop-rock bands, including the Massachusett-based Ghost Town, Begging Victoria, Jeffersonville’s Until Death Do Us Party and Louisville’s Dark Horse. Ghost Town is promoting their latest record, The After Party, which has been selling well, with some of the various packages the band has put together selling out. Happiness! Tickets are a mere $10.

Watch “You’re So Creepy” from Ghost Town’s latest album, The After Party“:

Necronomicon, Sons of Medusa, Dysphoria, Order Of Leviathan at Diamond Pub on July 14

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Jul 112014
 

There are those folks in town who just love European rock (Got that, Eddy?), so the show featuring the long-time German thrash metal band Necronomicon should be right up their alley. Necronomicon has fought through some tough times, both artistically with the demise of thrash metal and some legal battles with record labels that required them to forgo using the name for ten years. Nevertheless, the band remained together, and, with the resurrection of thrash in the early part of this century, they were soon enough back at it. Despite the label battles, the band has released three albums this century, the last, Invictus, in 2012. They’ll be at Diamond Pub on July 14, along with Sons of Medusa, Dysphoria and Order Of Leviathan, along with plenty of merch and albums old and new. Tickets are only $10.
Take a look at a new vidoe of “Unconquered”:

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Website: www.necronomicon.e
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NecronomiconMetal
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Necronomicon

Roy Orbison In A Woman s Body?

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Jul 112014
 

The July 15 show at Zanzabar is a no-brainer pick, especially if you are a fan of Orbison-esque vocals, and even if you aren’t, it is. The performer is Nicole Atkins, who last was in Louisville on 2011 playing a WFPK Waterfront Wednesday show with Abigail Washburn and Scars On 45s. She has a new album, Slow Phaser, to promote. But really, just check out the video below of her appearance on Letterman, then go get tickets for the show, which are only $10 adv. $12 DoS.

Watch Nicole Atkins on “The Letterman Show”:


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Website:http://nicoleatkins.com/
Facebook:www.facebook.com/NicoleAtkinsOfficial
Twitter:https://twitter.com/NicoleAtkins

Rick Springfield at The Palace

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Jul 102014
 

It’s been over thirty years since Rick Springfield had a smash hit with “Jessie’s Girl,’ for which he also scored a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Over the years, he’s released a number of albums, the last being 2012’s Songs for the End of the World, but in truth, he has been more successful as an actor, beginning with his role as Dr. Noah Drake on the daytime series General Hospital and continuing on in various films and television shows. Various other matters have interfered with his musical career over the years, so much so that his visibility in the music business has been limited. He’s playing a show at the Louisville Palace on July 13. Tickets are $25 to $225.

Here’s a fan video of him singing at a Barnes And Noble:



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Website: RickSpringfield.com

Eric Paslay Heads To 4th Street Live!

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Jul 072014
 

Eric Paslay, who performed at the KFC Yum! Center with Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert back on April 18, comes back to town for a show at 4th Street Live! on July 11. A transplanted Texan, Pasley had a bit of a hit single  last year with “Friday Night,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Country Airplay chart. His first, self-titled album was released by EMI in February of this year. Go have some fun.

Here’s “A Song About A Girl”:


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Website:www.ericpaslay.com/
Facebook:www.facebook.com/ericpaslay
Twitter:https://twitter.com/ericpaslay

Will Kimbrough At The New Vintage

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Jul 062014
 

The first time I recall hearing Will Kimbrough was on some sort of compilation CD, long since disappeared in the stack of CDs in the basement. Kimbrough has really built his career out of producing other artist as well as collaborating with others; his collaborations with and appearances on the recordings of said others is far longer than his own output, which does total seven solo albums. He’s fundamentally a folk/country/rock guy, with excellent chops on guitar, accordion, banjo, bass, Dobro and harmonica. He was named Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2004, an honor previously held for three years by Jerry Douglas. His own bands in the past were Will and The Bushmen and The Bis-Quits and he currently plays with the Nashville band Trigger Hippy, which includes Joan Osborne on vocals. So it’s clear that Kimbrough runs in some fairly heavy musical company. When he comes to The New Vintage on July 10, he’ll be traveling with Brigitte DeMeyer, an up-and-coming Nashville s/s with a couple of albums to her credit. So altogether, this is one good Nashville show moved north. Tickets are $10.

Here’s Kimbrough singing “Let The Big World Spin”:


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Website:willkimbrough.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/pages/will-kimbrough/6324022276
Twitter:https://twitter.com/WillKimbrough
LastFM:www.last.fm/music/Will+Kimbrough

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Here’s DeMeyer and Kimbrough singing live:


Website:http://brigittedemeyer.com
Facebook:www.facebook.com/brigittedemeyer
Twitter:https://twitter.com/BrigitteDeMeyer

The Acacia Strain Headlines Five-Act Hardcore/Metal Show at Vernon Club

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Jul 032014
 

Thirteen years down the line and there is only one original member left in Massachusetts’ “hardcore-influenced metal” band The Acacia Strain. The remaining stalwart is lead singer and lyricist Vincent Bennett. Allmusic tags their sound as “an inelegant and unstoppable juggernaut fueled by memories of the unchecked aggression unleashed on the world by the likes of Sepultura and Pantera.” They’re touring behind their sixth studio project, 2012’s Death Is The Only Mortal. Also on the bill for the July 7 show at the Vernon Club are Structures, Sworn In, Left In Despair and Driving Beast Daisy. It’s a loud, loud, loud show, suitable for teenagers who haven’t yet ruined their hearing. Tickets are $15.

Check out The Acacia Stain’s video for “Above”:


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Twitter:https://twitter.com/theacaciastrain
LastFM:www.last.fm/music/The+Acacia+Strain

Brand New At The Mercury Ballroom

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Jul 032014
 

“...the selling—and sticking—point is still dark drama, with shadowy, shimmery textures, agonized choruses and frontman Jesse Lacey yowling away and dropping ponderous poetry like a guy with his heart on his sleeve and a couple of philosophy books on his shelf” – Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone
Brand New isn’t exactly, having started back in 2000 – in fact, for a band, they’re kind of old. However, since the standard path to fame and – maybe – fortune these days is touring, it can easily take ten-plus years to make an impact, so we should cut them some slack. As an alternative / punk / pop rock band, they have a crowd to outshine. Though they are doing “some writing, some recording, some new gear, some studio building,” there’s not a new record as yet, though that doesn’t really matter in Louisville; since they have not played here before, all of their stuff will be new brand new. They’re headed into The Mercury Ballroom on July 7, with Kevin Devine & The Goddamned Band plus Dinosaur Pile Up, neither of which as played here before. Tickets to the show are $32 plus $9 fee.
Watch “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” –


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Website:www.fightoffyourdemons.com/
Facebook:www.facebook.com/BrandNew
LastFM:www.last.fm/music/Brand+New

New Edition Returns To The KFC Yum! Center

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Jul 022014
 

While the last New Edition tour was a “raw” affair in [Ronnie] DeVoe’s estimate (an odd choice of words, considering the sextet’s plush harmonies), he said this summer’s jaunt has “all the bells, whistles, and big lighting.” And although performing old hits is cool, DeVoe said, it’s doubly important for a reconnected New Edition to get into the studio to compete in the current marketplace.”—A.D. Amorosi, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Oh, my, New Edition returns to town for the first time since their 30th Anniversary show at Yum! in February of 2012. They have managed to survive as a group and overcome the “boy band” image (hard to be a “boy band” when everybody’s well over forty); their individual levels of success have been varied but, once again, the original band has regrouped (including Bobby Brown) and is on tour, bringing full-grown R&B to their fans. A new album is in the works, while the best of the old material will still be in the mix. They’ll be back the KFC Yum! Center on July 6. Tickets range from $49.50 to $100.50, plus fees.

Here’s what they sounded like on “The View” last week:

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Website:newedition20th.com/
Facebook: LastFM:www.last.fm/music/New+Edition