May 162011
 

Lots of Louisvillians as well as out-of-towners count their visits to Tewligans Tavern as some of the more interesting stops they’ve made in their lives, particularly if you were into proto- and more punk. The stories of the bands that played that leaky building would fill more than a small library of books. However, given that books are going the way of the dinosaurs, perhaps you’d settle for a Facebook page or two? Then there’s Will Chatham’s history page on Tewligans

And just for your memory’s sake, here’s a video of Kinghorse at Tewligans:

And Love Jones from 1991:

Derby Eve Features

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May 062011
 

Coverage about music is just part of the general roar of the media as we close in on Derby. The usual Friday Features at Gannett®’s Louisville Profit Center has a J. L. Puckett piece about the former Christiansen drummer Terry Campbell, now known as Prince Terrance, who is in town to DJ at Headliners (after the Love Jones show.) Puckett also previewed the Love Jones show.

Finally, Jordin Spark will sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” before the 137th Run for the Roses. There’s a Q&A.

Have a fun and safe Derby. Don’t drink too much and drive. Really.

May 012011
 

The May issue of Louisville Music News is available online at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net, featuring Love Jones on the cover plus all the expanded columns not printed, including Eddy Metal’s News From the Pit, Martin Kasdan’s Jazzin’ and Mike Stout’s Cowboy Corner. Mike Stout has a review of the Reba / George Strait / Lee Ann Womack show, with photos.

Apr 282011
 

The May issue of Louisville Music News is out on the streets in most places (the rest on Friday). The cover story is about Love Jones, still playing twenty-plus years on. Keith Clements reviews the Homefront Blues show, Eddy Metal has a number of free tickets and Marty Kasdan reviews the U of L Jazz Week events. Alexander Campbell waxes poetic about 4 Shillings Short and Michael Stout tallies the country stars coming to Derby. All that and more in the May LMN.

Love Jones Derby Eve

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Mar 242011
 

You may now rest your fears: Derby Week will be complete this year, as Love Jones will be in town at Headliners on Friday, May 6 for a show. You will, no doubt, hear a somewhat sad rendition of “Central Avenue,” which celebrates the now dead street party that happened along Central Avenue. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25 10: a. m. Get ‘em while they’re hot.

Outliers Update October 6

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Oct 062010
 

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.

Oct 012010
 

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.
    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.

The Week’s Print

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Sep 232009
 

The incomparable Cindy Lamb has a substantial write-up about the Alleycat Advocates fundraiser, featuring Love Jones, in this week’s edition of LEO. Splendid title, too “Kitsch As Cats Can.”

Bill Doolittle highlights the return of Elizabeth Futral to Louisville for the Kentucky Opera’s production of “La Traviata.” Futral last appeared with the Kentucky Opera’s 1993 production of “La Boheme.”

Mat Herron interviews Harvey Jones, 26, guitarist for Santiago, Chile, dance rock act Picnic Kibun, because he can.

Eric Condon reviews Rachel Grimes Book of Leaves CD. (He likes it.) Ethereal is the most common word used to describe Grimes’ music.

In yesterday’s C-J, Ken Neuhauser previewed the second annual Creation Festival: The Tour featuring Jars of Clay, Thousand Foot Krutch and Audio Unplugged (featuring Mark Stuart and Will McGinniss from the Grammy Award-winning rock group Audio Adrenaline)

Sep 012009
 

From a Facebook post, we learn that the iconic Louisville lounge band Love Jones will appear (and perform) at a fund-raiser for the Alley Cat Advocates at the Bistro 301 on September 26. Better get your tickets pronto. The Alley Cat Advocates is a non-profit organization that provides for the humane treatment of unowned cats.