Roy Orbison In A Woman s Body?

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Jul 112014
 

The July 15 show at Zanzabar is a no-brainer pick, especially if you are a fan of Orbison-esque vocals, and even if you aren’t, it is. The performer is Nicole Atkins, who last was in Louisville on 2011 playing a WFPK Waterfront Wednesday show with Abigail Washburn and Scars On 45s. She has a new album, Slow Phaser, to promote. But really, just check out the video below of her appearance on Letterman, then go get tickets for the show, which are only $10 adv. $12 DoS.

Watch Nicole Atkins on “The Letterman Show”:


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Eric Paslay Heads To 4th Street Live!

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Jul 072014
 

Eric Paslay, who performed at the KFC Yum! Center with Thomas Rhett and Brantley Gilbert back on April 18, comes back to town for a show at 4th Street Live! on July 11. A transplanted Texan, Pasley had a bit of a hit single  last year with “Friday Night,” which peaked at No. 2 on the Country Airplay chart. His first, self-titled album was released by EMI in February of this year. Go have some fun.

Here’s “A Song About A Girl”:


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Will Kimbrough At The New Vintage

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Jul 062014
 

The first time I recall hearing Will Kimbrough was on some sort of compilation CD, long since disappeared in the stack of CDs in the basement. Kimbrough has really built his career out of producing other artist as well as collaborating with others; his collaborations with and appearances on the recordings of said others is far longer than his own output, which does total seven solo albums. He’s fundamentally a folk/country/rock guy, with excellent chops on guitar, accordion, banjo, bass, Dobro and harmonica. He was named Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2004, an honor previously held for three years by Jerry Douglas. His own bands in the past were Will and The Bushmen and The Bis-Quits and he currently plays with the Nashville band Trigger Hippy, which includes Joan Osborne on vocals. So it’s clear that Kimbrough runs in some fairly heavy musical company. When he comes to The New Vintage on July 10, he’ll be traveling with Brigitte DeMeyer, an up-and-coming Nashville s/s with a couple of albums to her credit. So altogether, this is one good Nashville show moved north. Tickets are $10.

Here’s Kimbrough singing “Let The Big World Spin”:


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Here’s DeMeyer and Kimbrough singing live:


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The Acacia Strain Headlines Five-Act Hardcore/Metal Show at Vernon Club

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Jul 032014
 

Thirteen years down the line and there is only one original member left in Massachusetts’ “hardcore-influenced metal” band The Acacia Strain. The remaining stalwart is lead singer and lyricist Vincent Bennett. Allmusic tags their sound as “an inelegant and unstoppable juggernaut fueled by memories of the unchecked aggression unleashed on the world by the likes of Sepultura and Pantera.” They’re touring behind their sixth studio project, 2012’s Death Is The Only Mortal. Also on the bill for the July 7 show at the Vernon Club are Structures, Sworn In, Left In Despair and Driving Beast Daisy. It’s a loud, loud, loud show, suitable for teenagers who haven’t yet ruined their hearing. Tickets are $15.

Check out The Acacia Stain’s video for “Above”:


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Brand New At The Mercury Ballroom

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Jul 032014
 

“...the selling—and sticking—point is still dark drama, with shadowy, shimmery textures, agonized choruses and frontman Jesse Lacey yowling away and dropping ponderous poetry like a guy with his heart on his sleeve and a couple of philosophy books on his shelf” – Christian Hoard, Rolling Stone
Brand New isn’t exactly, having started back in 2000 – in fact, for a band, they’re kind of old. However, since the standard path to fame and – maybe – fortune these days is touring, it can easily take ten-plus years to make an impact, so we should cut them some slack. As an alternative / punk / pop rock band, they have a crowd to outshine. Though they are doing “some writing, some recording, some new gear, some studio building,” there’s not a new record as yet, though that doesn’t really matter in Louisville; since they have not played here before, all of their stuff will be new brand new. They’re headed into The Mercury Ballroom on July 7, with Kevin Devine & The Goddamned Band plus Dinosaur Pile Up, neither of which as played here before. Tickets to the show are $32 plus $9 fee.
Watch “The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows” –


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New Edition Returns To The KFC Yum! Center

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Jul 022014
 

While the last New Edition tour was a “raw” affair in [Ronnie] DeVoe’s estimate (an odd choice of words, considering the sextet’s plush harmonies), he said this summer’s jaunt has “all the bells, whistles, and big lighting.” And although performing old hits is cool, DeVoe said, it’s doubly important for a reconnected New Edition to get into the studio to compete in the current marketplace.”—A.D. Amorosi, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Oh, my, New Edition returns to town for the first time since their 30th Anniversary show at Yum! in February of 2012. They have managed to survive as a group and overcome the “boy band” image (hard to be a “boy band” when everybody’s well over forty); their individual levels of success have been varied but, once again, the original band has regrouped (including Bobby Brown) and is on tour, bringing full-grown R&B to their fans. A new album is in the works, while the best of the old material will still be in the mix. They’ll be back the KFC Yum! Center on July 6. Tickets range from $49.50 to $100.50, plus fees.

Here’s what they sounded like on “The View” last week:

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A July 4 Jazz-Americana Celebration With Dave Stryker at Mercury Ballroom

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Jul 012014
 

The Mercury Ballroom takes a step sideways with their July 4 show. Tagged A Jazz-Americana Celebration With Dave Stryker “Eight Track Project,” the 4th Street venue is braving the iffy market for jazz in Louisville. That being said, Stryker is not a bad choice; he’s been in town several times, most recently in 2011, when he played with the Dick Sisto Trio at the Seelbach Jazz Bar. Then there’s his long history with Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Workshop, which, conveniently, wraps up on July 4. Tickets are $10 plus $3 fee, students are $8 adv.

Check out the video for Eight Track – “Pusherman/Superfly”:


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Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots Have Their Roots in Boogie Woogie Blues

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Jun 302014
 

Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s and last year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” – American Blues Scene 2013
Victor Wainwright’s website tags him as “Piana from Savannah (by way of Memphis)” and brings some official cred to his upcoming show at Jim Porter’s on July 4 – he is the 2013 & 2014 winner of Blues Music Award “Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year.” His band is The Wildroots and the music spreads across the blues spectrum, including the kind of piano- and sax-driven boogie-woogie you don’t hear much anymore. It should be a completely different kind of show than what passes for blues these days, which often stays solidly in the Chicago or Delta tradition and, by and large, ignores contributions from Kansas City, Tulsa and even New Orleans. Swing dancers should make sure to make it to this show. (Blues musicians should go take a look at Wainwright’s website for a look at what a blues website should offer.) Tickets are an entirely reasonable $10adv/$12 D.O.S.

Get a taste of his sound by watching “Big Dog’s Runnin’ This Town”:


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