The April issue of Louisville Music News, featuring jazz bandleader Bobby Falk on the cover, will be on the streets beginning to today.
The folks at jamband.com naturally keep track of MMJ’s frontman on his path around Austin, sitting in with The Preservation Hall Jazz Band here and there.
LMN Jazzin’ columnist Marty Kasdan fussed at his humble editor for failing to note that in this week’s LEO, he had a lengthy phoner with jazz saxophonist Antonio Hart, who played Friday as part of U of L’s Jazz Week. Apologies all around.
Some days, it’s necessary to dig a little deeper for print news about music in the city. In today’s Gannett Louisville Profit Center, there’s a story by Martha Elson about John Gage’s health problems and the efforts to raise money to help him with them in the Neighborhoods section. (Warning: sl-o-o-o-o-o-w loading). There’s also a story about a new Drummer Superstore opening Saturday on Bardstown Road just west of Bonnycastle. This store is operated by the father and son team that have run the The Music Store, now also called Drummer Superstore, at 1122 Eastern Blvd. in Clarksville since 2001.
Over at ye olde neo LEO, Mat Herron has a long piece on Michael Martin Moore, who’s playing a show at the Rudyard on Friday. Herron also mentions the upcoming Krazy Fest 2011 at Expo 5, set for May 20-22. The current lineup (which is still developing) is here.
Herron also discusses the new Discover Jazz series at ear X-tacy, the first of which will feature trumpeter Ansyn Banks on Sunday, February 13 at 2 p.m.
The New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011 lineup has been announced. For those of you interested, here it is. the list is not yet complete, however.
Sarah McLachlin and Friends will be at the Palace on March 13. Tickets are $39.50, $49.50 and $65 and go on sale Friday, January 14 at 10 a.m. The “Friends” are Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland.
Over the Rhine will play a free show at ear X-tacy Records on February 18 at 6 p.m.
Jeff Beck will be at the Palace on April 26. Tickets are $49.50, $39.50, $29.50 and go on sale Friday, January 14, 10 a.m.
The Appalachian-Latin band Appalatin is the cover story, written by Terrabeat blogger Alexander Campbell. for the January issue of Louisville Music News. Also, blues columnist Keith Clements profiles the duo of Jimi V and Screamin’ John. Jazzin’ columnist Martin Kasdan has a selection of concert and CD reviews, Eddy Metal has his usual complaints and some tickets to giveaway while Mike Stout has a review of the Judds concert and some county celebrity news. CD reviews for the month include the new project from Shadwicke Wilde, a rap CD from Shorty B and Madison, Indiana’s David Dwyer’s debut CD. All this and more in the January edition of Louisville Music News, available all over town and in Southern Indiana.
Thevillevoice.com has a video of an unidentified (but presumably official spokesman) gentlemen talking about a group of Iranians who came to visit the Bluegrass State in order to hear some ‘real’ bluegrass music. They went to the IBMA Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro and jammed with pickers there, then came back to Louisville and jammed with some jazz players rounded up by Jamie Aebersold. The official was really touting an unidentified organization/program that brings international visitors to the States.
People in Louisville don’t really consider Love Jones to be outliers, even though the band has long since moved out to the Left Coast, in part because Love Jones comes back to town every now and then – usually around Christmas – and fans all flock to see them. They were just back in town for the NuLu Festival and played WFPK’s “LIve Lunch” as well. Here’s an interesting and thoughtful review from TheBrownTweedSociety.com blog.
- Will Oldham got a mention in Rolling Stone’s review of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
- LiveonLetterman.com has a photo preview of My Morning Jacket’s October 12 show on Letterman.
- Rachel Grimes might not come back to the U.S. for a while. She’s added shows in Firenze, Italy, and at Associazione Musicale Etnea in Catania, in Sicily, well into November.
The first weekend in October is cram-packed, loaded, stuffed and full to the brim of things to do, musical and not so musical. Check the center section of the print edition of LMN for a selection, was well as ye olde C-J, which has several plugs:
- John Gage headlines Seven Counties TalentFest on Saturday at the Clifton Center.
- NuLu Fest is bringing in Love Jones and stack of sonoBLAST! bands on Saturday.
- Stars plays headliners on Sunday. Here’s a C-J preview.
- Andrew Adler has a review of the Louisville Orchestra’s Coffee Concert on Thursday.
- Straight No Chaser is at the Horseshoe Casino tonight. Preview here.
- Charlie Musselwhite is at Porter’s tonight.
- The 2010 Motherlodge Festival is this weekend as well, at the Rudyard. Parking might be a problem early, thanks to the St. James Art Fest.
Not enough choices for you? You’re really, really hard to please.