The C-J has a story on a proposed 343-apartment project, to be sited at Lexington Road opposite the Whiskey Commons and Headliners Music Hall, that will include the current vacant lots that Headliners currently uses for overflow parking. Initial plans have been filed with Metro Planning & Design Services and a neighborhood meeting is to happen in February.
The idiosyncratic singer-songwriter Bill Callahan (of Smog fame) will present a show at Headliners Music Hall on May 2. Just how appropriate a show this might be in the middle of Derby Week is open to discussion – Critics have characterized his music as “depressing and intensely introverted, with one critic describing it as ‘a peep-show view into an insular world of alienation.’” He’s also noted for a seriously DIY approach to guitar-playing and singing, with a simplistic songwriting technique. However, other musicians like his work and have covered some of his songs. For $20, you can magnify your depression, infect your brain with some of his eerie lyrics or else work thr:ugh it with a musical cartharsis.
Florida indie folk-rock band Roadkill Ghost Choir takes the top spot in a three-band show at Headliners on April 4. RGC readily admits to being under the influence of Wilco and Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac. Less in that vein, they count Nirvana and Radiohead as impacting their sound. Taken together, they should fit right into the mainstream of late 20th Century popular music. Also on the bill are Louisville’s Beady, recently signed to SonaBLAST! Records and Field Of Kings, promoting their first record. Tickets are $5 adv/ $8 DoS.
The video is “Beggars Guild”: