Free Music For A (five-day) Week

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Jan 082015
 

The recent start-up Do502.com, which is an recommended and events-listing calendar website, has partnered with the recently revamped – under new ownership - LEO to offer five days of free music at different venues around the city, beginngin with the Haymarket Whisky Bar on January 27, featuring Cher Von and Shedding.
On January 28, New Vintage will host Coliseum, Xerxes, Parlour, the Foxery and Black God.
On January 29, Zanzabar will have A Lion Named Road, Discount Guns, Lydia Burrell, Satellite Twin and Six Bells.
January 30 brings Headliners into the action, with The Hot Wires, Graffiti, Black Birds Of Paradise and New Bravado.
Saturday, January 31, the Mercury Ballroom will host 1200, Jalin Roze, Touch AC & The Smoke Shop Kids and Shadowpact.
All these events are free, as noted above

Pop Evil at The Mercury Ballroom

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Dec 092014
 

:Pop Evil has made Louisville a favorite stop since at least 2008, when they played a Phoenix Hill show; they repeated that stop nearly ten times, before playing the Louder Than Life Festival in September. Now they’re back, but at the Mercury Ballroom this time, on December 12. They’ve got a fan base and they’re still supporting their latest record, Onyx, which also lends its name to the tour – Oynx Set In Stone Tour, so expect a nice turn-out. Islander and Red Sun Rising are supporting the show. Tickets are $15.

Check out “Deal With The Devil” for a taste fo the new record:


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Website: www.popevil.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/popevil
Twitter: https://twitter.com/popevil
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Pop+Evil

Yelawolf Raps at Mercury

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Dec 042014
 

Cherokee rapper Yelawolf will perform at the Mercury Ballroom on December 7, in advance of the release of his second album on Eminem’s Shady Records, Love Story, which has been in the works since 2012. Although his earliest success was as a contract artist painting murals, he subsequently took up the microphone to rap, releasing a couple of mixtapes, which went generally unnoticed, other than getting him some interest from a label. He wound up on Eminem’s label and was involved in a number of collaborations, including with Ed Sheeran, Travis Barker of Blink-182 and Eminem. His albums to this point are Trunk Muzik 0-60, Radioactive and Psycho White, which will provide some of the material for the show, plus whatever he’s trying out for the new record. Tickets to the show are $20.

Watch “Till It’s Gone”:


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Website: www.yelawolf.com/
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The Return of Here Come The Mummies, Part Deux

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Dec 022014
 

The Nashville incognito R&B/Funk band Here Come The Mummies return again to Louisville for the second time this year, on December 5, at the Mercury Ballroom. As has been noted here before, there is not much known about this band, other than their refusal to reveal much. The rumors are rampant – it’s a band of Nashville pros, including Grammy winners, who are avoiding conflicts with record labels by appearing under wraps. That’s the main one. Not that it really matters, since they are a tight, funky band of pros, regardless of their legal entanglements. They do have a new album, Cryptic, for your listening pleasure. For $20 adv,/$22 Dos, you can go hear them play and wonder how they manage under all that costuming. I mean, imagine the sweating!
Watch “Kinda Lingers”:


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Website: http://www.herecomethemummies.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Here-Come-the-Mummies/187509750123
LastFM: http://www.last.fm/music/Here+Come+the+Mummies
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/herecomethemummies

Chase Rice at Mercury Ballroom

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Nov 252014
 

If jambands and screaming rockers aren’t to your taste, then perhaps a bit of bro-country (which is just to the right of rock), courtesy of singer-songwriter Chase Rice will suit you. Rice has not quite achieved the level of fame that he clearly seeks (he was a contestant on Survivor: Nicaragua, where was a runner-up.), though he’s made a pretty good start at it: he scored a bit of songwriting success with “Cruise,” which Georgia-Florida Line released and the first single, “Ready Set Roll” from his new record, Ignite The Night, reeleased this August, went gold, while Ignite the Night debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album Chart. It’s also the name of the tour. He’s now three albums into a country music career, with Country As Me and Dirt Road Communion released in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Should he be able to continue the string, he might be playing Yum! next, so if you’re a fan, head on down to the Mercury Ballroom on Saturday, November 28 and see what you think of his live show. Tickets are $20 adv plus fees.

Watch “Ready Set Roll”:


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Website: chaserice.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChaseRiceMusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chasericemusic

Better Than Ezra at Headliners

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Nov 212014
 

There’s something about a solid power trio that seems to anchor a band – noting the specification of “solid.” For the alt-rock trio Better Than Ezra, that solidlity might well have come from the shock of their lead guitarist’s suicide back in 1990, which cemented the band as a trio. Their first major release, Deluxe, hit No. 1 in 1995, after which came the usual churning of labels, followed by being dropped and winding up on a small label, which closed shortly after the release of their fourth album, Closer, which wound up not being released for seven years. More recently, Taylor Swift covered one of their tunes on a TV performance, which gave them a much-needed boost. Heading into the Mercury Ballroom on Saturday, November 22, they have a just-released album, All Together Now, on The End Records, making their output total seven studio albums. An outfit called Seven Handle Circus will open. Tickets are $25.

New Politics + Bad Suns + Somekindawonderful at Mercury Ballroom = Dance!?

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Nov 192014
 

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The show tonight (November 19) at the Mercury Ballroom is for those folks excited to find a Danish dance-rock band on the bill – in this case New Politics – plus indie rock with a measure of neo-soul, all brought to you by the management company Ones To Watch, which also handles The Devil Makes Three, Iggy Azelea and Kongos. They are not limited to the Northern Hemisphere in their roster. Anyway, also on the bill are Southern California rock band Bad Suns and South Africa’s Somekindawonderful, which brings the neo-soul to the mix. All three bands are relatively new to the scene and are on this tour to expand their fan base, of course. Check below for a sample of the music you will hear. Tickets are $18 adv/ $20 DoS. Enjoy,

Here’s the just-released “Everyone I Go” from New Politics:

Halestorm On Mercury? Not Quite But Close

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Nov 182014
 

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Halestorm – fronted by the red-headed Lzzy Hale – returns to town for the fourth (or fifth) time, this one tonight (November 18)at Mercury Ballroom, a slight sidestep and, perhaps, step up, from Headliners. Of course, this is a hard-working touring band, doing as many as 250 shows a year, so they have their shows down solidly. The single “Freak Like Me” hit the top of Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks in April 2012, but they haven’t had a serious chart record since. They appear to be working on a new record, though information is hard to come by. Look for new tunes at this show. New Medicine opens. The ticket prices also reflect their success – $25+$5.25.

Watch the video for “Mz. Hyde”:


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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/halestormrocks?
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MySpace: https://myspace.com/halestorm?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Halestorm

Eric Hutchinson, Tristan Prettyman at The Mercury

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Nov 122014
 

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Maryland singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson is the headliner for a two-singer-songwriter show at the Mercury Ballroom on November 14, also featuring Tristan Prettyman. Hutchinson’s career started with a label closing down before his first album was released, so he recorded Sounds Like This One on his own, which subsequently got the attention of gossip blogger Perez Hilton, whose endorsement sent it to the top ten of the iTunes store. The album ultimately reached No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. He got a good bit of TV airtime, inlcuding appearances on Leno, Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Conan OBrian’s shows. He got “Watching You Watch Him” from his second album on Grey’s Anatomy. His third, Pure Fiction , was released in April and that’s the record he is promoting on his current tour. Tristan Prettyman has a brand-new EP, Back To Home, to promote on this tour as well. Tickets to the show are $20 adv./$22 DoS plus fees.

Watch Hutchinson’s “Tell The World” video:


Watch Prettyman’s “I Was Gonna Marry You”:


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Website: www.erichutchinson.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricHutchinsonhttps://twitter.com/erichutchinson
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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Eric+Hutchinson

Mercury Ballroom to Host Tokyo Police Club

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Nov 022014
 

Tokyo Police Club: they’re not from Japan, they’re not law-enforcement officials and they’re not a club; they’re an indie rock band from Toronto. Other than that, we can say that they have three studio projects to their credit, including the most recent, Forcefield, released this past March. They’ve appeared on “The Late Show With David Latterman,” “Desperate Housewives” as a band called Cold Splash and “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” among others, so if you are a late night TV watcher, you might have already seen them. If that’s insufficient, then check out the video below for some sense of what they look and sound like. Tickets to the show at the Mercury Ballroom on November 4 are 17.50 adv/ $19.50 DoS. Arkells opens.

Here’s “Hot Tonight” from their new record:


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Website: tokyopoliceclub.tumblr.com/
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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tokyopoliceclub
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