The Werks Jam At Headliners

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Nov 242014
 

Is there an unending appetite for jambands in Louisville? Promoters and club bookers seem to think so, as there is a pretty steady stream of said bands through town. For the Friday after Thanksgiving, you can headband it over to Headliners for an evening of genre-hopping improvization from Dayton’s own The Werks, which is all-you-can-dance, musical cafe style. Now, back in the olden days (the Aughts), bands were measured in part by the chart action of their records. The Werks big claim to fame is that in 2011, they were the number 2 top searched aritsts on Jam Magazine, behind only Phish. In 2012, they were Number 1. Well, take your plaudits where you may. They have a couple of new records: The Mr. Smalls Sessions, released in September and Dark Side OF The Moon, a co-performance with Dopapod and Papdosio. They have all the right markers, see? Getzy and Derek LaFountain open. Tickets are $12 Adv/$15 DoS.

Here’s a 9:44 jam on “Heading South”:


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Website: thewerksmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewerksmusic
Bandcamp: thewerks.bandcamp.com/

Broken Bells and Elf Power at Iroquois Amphitheater

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Jun 162014
 

“I’m not so young anymore,” said Danger Mouse, the 36-year-old producer-musician in advance of the new album from Broken Bells. “Is this the way it’s supposed to be?” That angst helped inspire After the Disco, his second collaboration with James Mercer of indie kings the Shins.” —Rolling Stone
Take Gnarls Barkley’s Danger Mouse and add a singer/guitarist from The Shins and you have Broken Bells, a duo with a backing band headlining a show at Iroquois Amphitheater on June 20. So they tag themselves as indie / alt / space rock, which could mean, frankly, anything. The two members of the duo, Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins) got together essentially in secret to work on joint material, being members of a mutual-admiration society. The first eponymous record has sold in excess of 400,000 copies, which certain suggests they are onto something. Their latest is the just-released After The Disco, which has hit No. 1 on the US Alternative Rock and US Rock Charts. You might, accordingly, expect a crowd at Iroquois. Georgia’s longtime indie rock band Elf Power will open. Tickets are $30.50.

Watch Broken Bells perform “Control” on the “Conan” show:


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Website:www.brokenbells.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/brokenbellsmusic
LastFM:www.last.fm/music/Broken+Bells
MySpace: https://myspace.com/brokenbells

Band Of Skulls To Play Headliners

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Jun 052014
 

The English generally give their bands more interesting and/or amusing names that do Americans, but Band of Skulls doesn’t really stand out that much as a name, even though they are Brits. Their first name, Fleeing New York, was better, I think. However, their music must make up for the name, as they have been getting attention for their particular blend of blues / indie / alt rock played by a trio. It certainly works for TV and movie producers, as they have a very long list of synchronizations in notable TV shows and movies plus video games. However, they’re still looking for that hit record in the U.S. They have three albums to their credit, the most recent being Himalayan, released in March. They’ll be at Headliners Music Hall, with Deap Valley, on June 9. Tickets are $17adv/$19 Dos.

Watch the video for “Nightmares” :


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Website:www.bandofskulls.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/bandofskulls
Twitter:https://twitter.com/bandofskulls
Soundcloud:soundcloud.com/bandofskulls
LastFM:www.last.fm/music/Band+of+Skulls

Wild Belle, Caught A Ghost At Headliners

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May 102014
 

Brother and sister groups have certain advantages that other acts lack, notably a long enough personal history that reduces the likelihood of unexpected friction and voices that match up nicely. The May 14 show at Headliners features one such group, the indie rock assemblage Wild Belle, fronted by Elliot and Natalie Bergman. Their very first record, Isles, on Columbia, scored them a slot on Conan and a movie synch in The Way, Way Back. They’ve been touring with Toro Y Moi, which helped their visibility, with the result that they picked up festival slots at Lollapalooza and Coachella. Also on the bill is Caught A Ghost, another male-and-female fronted group which ventures into blue-eyed neo-soul. Together, it’s a case of all-new music coming to the city. Tickets are $12.

Watch Wild Belle perform “Keep You”:


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Website: www.wildbelle.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wildbelle
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/wildbelle

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Caught A Ghost does “Sleeping At Night”:


Website: www.caughtaghost.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caughtaghost
Twitter: https://twitter.com/caughtaghost
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/caught-a-ghost

InterviewL Sydney Chadwick Of The Debauchees

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Dec 172013
 

Phillip Olympia at Never Nervous has an interview with Sydney Chadwick, singer/guitarists for The Debauchees. It’ds required reading for anyone trying to stay up with what constitutes the cutting edge of Louisville music. The Debauchees are drawing a buzz.