Apr 012011
 

We’ll avoid the April Fool’s jokes, thanks, and just go with what’s happening. Over at Gannett®’s Louisville Profit Center, J. L. Puckett has a long write-up/interview with Cage The Elephant, the hot Bowling Green band playing a sold-out show at Headliners today. Joe Lord’s piece about Widespread Panic also ran in the GLPC today. Thomas Nord has a brief blurb and photo for the Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three show at Zanzabar on Saturday

Mar 312011
 

Ye neo LEO is the annual fake issue, very amusing, very droll, but nothing of note about music. Over at the Velocity, Peter Berkowitz allows as how he’s not much interested Elton John (ditto that), plus Joe Lord has a full-page spread on Widespread Panic and and Justin Powell previews the Electric Six show (not online yet)

Mar 282011
 

Another Louisville band sets out to collect some fans and money and bring the money back home. That would be Coliseum, the LMN cover band in October 2010. The boys just wrapped up a supporting stint in Europe with Rise Against. Here’s the schedule:

May 3 @ Chestnut St., Louisville, KY (I have NO idea where this is.)

May 4 @ Fubar Lounge, St. Louis, MO

May 5 @ Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN

May 6 @ Bottletree, Birmingham, AL

May 7 @ Club 529, Atlanta, GA

May 8 @ The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL

May 9 @ Brass Mug, Tampa, FL

May 10 @ Caledonia Lounge, Athens, GA

May 11 @ Milestone, Charlotte, NC ^

May 12 @ Gallery 5, Richmond, VA ^

May 13 @ Charm City Art Space, Baltimore, MD ^

May 14 @ Public Assembly, Brooklyn, NY ^

May 15 @ Union Pool, Brooklyn, NY % ^

May 16 @ Secret Art Space, Bethlehem, PA % ^

May 17 @ Kung Fu Neck Tie, Philadelphia, PA % ^

May 18 @ Great Scott, Boston, MA %

May 19 @ AS220, Providence, RI %

May 20 @ Katacombes, Montreal, PQ

May 21 @ Garrison, Toronto, ON

May 22 @ Cafe Dekcuf, Ottawa, ON

May 23 @ Bug Jar, Rochester, NY

May 24 @ Lost Horizon, Syracuse, NY +

May 25 @ Now That’s Class, Cleveland, OH #

May 26 @ Carabar, Columbus, OH #

May 27 @ Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL #

May 28 @ Mayday, Cincinatti, OH #

% w/ The Austerity Program

  1. w/ Sweet Cobra

^ w/ Gods & Queens

+ w/ Converge, Trap Them, Burning Love

Mar 262011
 

The folks at the Yum! Center said they were going to ‘test the Louisville market’ for major-act shows and they’ve been as good as their word, with the latest mega-ticket show on June 4 – Michael Bublé with special guest Naturally7. It’s the “Crazy Love Tour” and tickets will run you $52.50, $72.50 and $93.50. Oy vey.

Mar 262011
 

Bill Monroe, that is. His birthday, which isn’t until September 13, is a really big deal in Rosine and Owensboro. They’re planning a whole bunch of events around the 100th birthday of the father of Bluegrass music. All the details are at www.billmonroe100birthday.com/. I know a bunch of Louisvillians likely to make the trip – are you one?