JJ Grey & Mofro at Iroquois Amphitheatre

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Jan 272015

Your Derby Eve show selection just got a bit more complicated – JJ Grey & Mofro will be at the Iroquois Amphitheatre on May 1. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
Here’s a video of a recent live performance:

Bodeco At The New Vintage On Derby Eve

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Apr 282014

Man, what a dilemma for rockabilly fans - Bodeco with Vice Tricks and Ass Haulers at the The New Vintage versus Southern Culture On The Skids with Wanda Jackson and The Ladybirds at Headliners on Derby Eve. (Heavy sigh) What’s a poor prognosticating music writer to do with such a choice? Both shows are guaranteed to deliver a sweaty night of rock ‘n’ roll and leave fans deliriously happy at the end of the evening. You pays your money, you takes your choice.Tickets to Bodeco are $8 adv/ $12 DoS.

Here’s “Suicide Ride” from the Palace show in 2012:


LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Bodeco?

Unknown Hinson Is Well-known at Porter s

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Apr 282014

Country character/singer-songwriter Unknown Hinson returns to Jim Porter’s, his favorite Louisville venue, just in time for Derby. Could it be that old Unknown wants to drop by the track and drop a few dollars on the ponies while he’s in town? Is it green in Kentucky in the spring? His schtick is funny enough for most and his guitar playing, songwriting and singing is a lot better than you might expect. Take a break from Derby madness on Derby Eve and check him out. Tickets are $10.

Everything you wanted to know about Hinson is here:


Website: www.unknownhinson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unknown-Hinson/229704697051660?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Unknown+Hinson?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/unknownhinson?

Southern Culture On The Skids Is The Derby Eve Show To See

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Apr 282014

Yessiree, the SCOTS crew is comin’ back to the Derby City for a really kick-ass Derby Eve show at Headliners. Sooweee, baby, and they’re bringing Wanda Jackson along with them, for a double – make that a triple dose when you include The Ladybirds - of old time rock ‘n’ roll served up on Southern rockabilly floorboards and wheels. This show just couldn’t get any better (well, if Bodeco was playing, yes, it could – but they’re playing the New Vintage the same night). It’s hard to believe that SCOTS has been releasing records since 1986 (!), around the time Elaine Ford was bringing them coming through town, to play the Butchertown Pub and the first Uncle Pleasant’s (or was it Snagilwet?) Anyway, a long damn time. Rick Miller’s beard has turned white, but Mary Huff is still a cutie in those polka dot outfits she favors and they have a newish record, Dig This: Ditch Diggin’ V.2, for your approval and purchase. Wanda Jackson is a rock-a-billy icon from the Fifties who still rocks out and The Ladybirds do an excellent job of reminding fans of why that music took over rock and roll in the Fifites. Tickets to this tremendous show at only $17 adv. and $20 DoS. Is there a chance I get that quarter out from under your pointy boots?

Well, of course, here’s “Camel Walk”:


Website: www.scots.com/?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southerncultureontheskids?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Southern+Culture+On+The+Skids?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/southerncultureontheskids?

Diamond Pub Brings Bone Thugs-N-Harmony For Derby Eve

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Apr 282014

There isn’t just one killer show for Derby Eve this year – the choices range all over the map. Diamond Pub on Barrett is going for rap fans, with Grammy-winning Cleveland rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony plus Elephant Room, Dj Behrang, Willy Joy, DJ Eclectrixx and Craze. The Bone gang started with straight-up gangsta themes in their first record, 1994’s Creepin on ah Come Up, produced by Eazy-E on Ruthless Records. Their subsequent tribute album to Eazy-E, Tha Crossroads, following his death from AIDS in 1995, won a Grammy in 1997. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony also scored them two American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Group in 1998 and 2 007. The thematic content of their ten recordings shifted over the years to include regular paens to marijuana, religion and political messages. The latest record is 2013 The Art Of War: World War III. For this show, be prepared to dance all, as well. Tickets are $50.

Watch “Crossroads”:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBoneThugs
Twitter: www.mtv.com/artists/bone-thugs-n-harmony/?
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Bone+Thugs-N-Harmony?
MySpace: https://myspace.com/bonethugsnharmony?

Better Derby Shows This Year?

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May 012013

As we head for Derby, it seems that the flood of music coming through town has returned touring musicians to the city during the week prior, which has not always been the case of late. The Derby Eve music over the last few years has been noticeably reduced or completely absent, but this year, there are a number of bigger acts in town that night, including Third Eye Blind at 4th Street, Jackyl at the Phoenix and Lucero plus Langhorne Slim & The Law at Headliners. It’s not the level of Derby Eve jams of the Nineties but it’s improving. We hope that visitors to Our Fair City get out into the neighborhoods where Louisville music happens all the time and sample some of what the city has on tap – including the locally brewed beer. If those folks only stayed downtown (and the track, of course), they would leave thinking that Louisville looks just like every other corporate downtown in the country and that would be a shame.

For those visitors, let me suggest these destinations: Frankfort Avenue our to St. Matthews, where the clubs are bunched together; the Baxter Avenue Irish section, where the clubs and restaurants are piled up like cordwood; of course, downtown away from 4th Street Live! is also rewarding, particularly along Main Street. Other music-presenting clubs are scattered throughout the town; the calendar section of this paper will provide you with a choice of places you can direct a taxi to and safely, I might add.

Enjoy your stay and come back soon.