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:

Tedeschi Trucks Band At Iroquouis Amphitheater – A No-Brainer Pick

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Sep 022014

“It is no secret that Susan is a world class vocalist, but on “That Did It” her guitar skills were front and center. She laid into her instrument with enough soul and power to make the ghost of Sister Rosetta Tharpe proud. Her approach to the six-string is a no-gimmick, loud and subtle reminder that she is the mother of Derek Trucks’ children.
Derek Trucks’ role as bandleader is performed perfectly. He gives everyone else onstage the space they need to become who they are musically. At times, when all eyes turn to him for a solo, he will defer the moment to someone else. Once everybody has found themselves in their given space, Trucks’ bright red Gibson SG is implied. With a meditative expression on his face, Derek tears sonic holes in the universe; each one providing grist for the mill of his spiritual journey with a guitar. ” – JamBase
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, which is a very large band, indeed, returns to the Iroquois Amphitheater on September 4, after a two-year absence. Blues fans know the origins of this group, i.e., the marriage of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks back in 2001, which resulted, over time, in a merging of the two bands, The Derek Trucks Band and The Susan Tedeschi Band. It was called Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi’s Soul Stew Revival, then the name was changed to the current Tedeschi Trucks Band moniker. The first album the group released, Revelator, won a 2012 Grammy for Best Blues Album. Made Up Mind is the latest. Anyway, this is a no-brainer for serious music fans. Tickets are available starting at $49.50 to $74.50 as of this date.

Here’s part of their performance at Bonnaroo earlier this year:


Website: www.tedeschitrucksband.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DerekAndSusan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DerekAndSusan
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Tedeschi+Trucks+Band

Umphrey s McGee Jams At Iroquois Amphitheater On Thursday

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Aug 112014

Well, the fact of the matter is, either you like jambands or you don’t and if you do, you usually like on in particular. The boys in Umphrey’s McGee are well aware of that, and, like The Grateful Dead, the founding fathers of jambands, they let anybody record their shows, they never play the same set twice and they are influenced by any and everything they hear. In addition, they fool around with different instrumentation and different styles of songwriting. If think Jerry Garcia and David Grissom was a match made in musical heaven, this show is for you. They’ll be at the Iroquois Amphitheater, touring in support of their newest, Similar Skin, on Thursday, August 14, a very busy day in Louisville for music. Tickets are $22.50 adv/ $25 Dos

Heres’ their performance of “Wappy Sprayberry” at Red Rocks on July 5, 2014:


Website: umphreys.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/umphreysmcgee
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umphreysmcgee
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Umphrey’s+McGee

WFPK Rock N Stroll Features Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Aug 062014

“Rodrigo’s lightning-fast, single-line runs combined with Gabriela’s rhythmic techniques that include heavy strumming, thrashing her strings, and playing boisterous percussion parts on her guitar’s body, provided an intense, visceral experience…” – by Anil Prasad, Music Without Borders
Ah, the exquisite acoustic guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela! Their only other show in Louisville, at the Brown in 2010, was a sellout, with a heavy percentage of musicians in the audience. They have continued to tour and gain fans around the world; their story is now well-known, from their days as metal musicians who became an acoustic duo when they found themselves on the streets of Dublin without a place to play or stay to their current international fame. They have recorded five studio albums, including the most recent, 9 Dead Alive; three live albums; recorded material for the soundtrack to Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as well as being featured in the 2011 DreamWorks film “Puss In Boots.” They’ll be at the Iroquois Amphitheater for WFPK’s Rock N Stroll on August 10. Tickets for the Rock n’n Stroll are sold out but $35 tickets to the show at the amphitheatre are still available at iroquoisamphitheater.com

Watch them “Live On KEXP”:


Website: www.rodgab.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rodgab
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rodgab
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Rodrigo+y+Gabriela

John Butler Trio at Iroquois Amphitheatre

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Jul 292014

From Down Under comes the blues and rock jamband trio called the John Butler Trio, led by – well – John Butler. It’s been seven years since they made a stop in Louisville, playng Headliners and ear X-tacy on that occasion. Of course, it requires some serious plannning to make the journey, so we should not be too judgmental. They’ve scored a number of wins in Australia song awards, including the Australian Recording Industry Association (for Best Blues & Roots Album, twice) and the J Awards, from an Australian national youth radio station. They have a just-released album, Flesh & Blood, to promote. They’ll be doing so at the Iroquois Amphitheater on July 31. Tickets are $30.

Watch the zombies in “Only One”:


Website: johnbutlertrio.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JohnButlerTrio
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnButlerTrio
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/The+John+Butler+Trio

Monday Concert Announcements

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Jun 242014

UPDATED It’s a busy Monday for new shows:
Out at the Iroquois Amphitheatre, Sherpa Concerts will bring the Drive-By Truckers with special guests the North Mississippi All-Stars in to the amphitheatre on September 12. Tickets are $27 adv/$30 DoS.
At the Mercury Ballroom, Danish alt-rock New Politics with Bad Suns and SomeKindaWonderful are scheduled in on November 19. Tickets are $18 adv./$20 DoS and go sale Friday.
Additionally at the Mercury, on August 9, the Mercury Rising Series will feature Vice Tricks, The Hot Wires and Your News Vehicles. Tickets will be $5.
On August 13, Bob Marley’s son Stephen “Reggae’ Marley will be in concert as a solo artsts, Tickets are $25 and it’s an all-ages show.
Finally, on September 12, glam metal will be in the house at the Mercury, with Appetite For Destruction (Guns N’ Roses Tribute Band), Red White & Crue (Motley Crue Tribute Band) and Poison’d (Poison Tribute Band). It’s called the Kings Of Hollywood Tour. Tickets are $8.
AT the Palace Theatre, Foster The People will be in concert on October 20. Tickets will run $29.50 – $39.50, with fees of $12 and $12.50.
The multi-venue Louisville Outskirts Festival, scheduled for October 10-12, announced the festival’s list of performers:

Absolutely Not (Chicago)
Antietam (NYC)
Bridge 19 (Louisville)
The Cell Phones (Chicago)
Cher Von (Louisville)
The Fervor (Louisville)
Juanita (Louisville)
Lady Pyramid (Louisville)
Mahogany Reign (Cincinnati)
Maiden Radio (Louisville)
Sandpaper Dolls (Louisville)
Shannon Wright (Atlanta)
Tara Jane O’Neil (Los Angeles)
Trophy Wife (Philadelphia):
Twenty First Century Fox (Louisville)
Twin Limb (Louisville)

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:


MySpace: https://myspace.com/brokenbells

New Concert Announcements: Gladys Knight, Don Williams

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May 202014

Yesterday’s round of concert announcements featured the news that Gladys Knight will play the Louisville Palace on September 12 and Don Williams will perform at the Iroquois Amphitheatre on September 11. Tickets for Gladys Knight go sale on Friday, May 23, at noon; tickets for the Williams show will go on sale Friday, June 6, 10 .a,m. 29, $45 & $65

Umphrey s McGee at Iroquois Amphitheatre

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Apr 212014

Umphrey’s McGee is scheduled to perform at Iroquois Amphitheatre on August 14, per a Production Simple announcement. The longtime jamband is noted for their live show, which are never the same. Tickets for the show are $22.50 adv/ $25 Dos and go on sale April 26 at 10 a.m.