Publicist’s Roulette – Payback / Pay Forward?

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Mar 282011

Needless to say, here at the International HQ of Louisville Music News, we get lots of emails from publicists, mostly about bands we never heard of. It struck us that we shouldn’t be hogging all this musical wealth, but instead, we should be sharing it you, our readers. Forthwith, then, the first edition of Publicist’s Roulette, in which we post links to music that publicists are offering, for free.

    Okay, one more for this edition of Publicist’s Roulette – from an Oklahoma band called Colourmusic, the tune is “Tog,” from the CD My _Is Pink. Tnx to
    A Meat Puppets SXSW video, courtesy of Rolling Stone. Tnx to

    Here’s a link to a video called “IF I Was Young,” by Far East Movement, featuring Snoop Dogg. Kudos to
    Ever hear of New Orleans Bounce music? Neither have I. Check out this video by reigning queen of same, Big Freedia. Tnx to Craig Taguchi at Scion Public Relations.

Are You Planning To Celebrate Mr. Bill’s Birthday?

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Mar 262011

Bill Monroe, that is. His birthday, which isn’t until September 13, is a really big deal in Rosine and Owensboro. They’re planning a whole bunch of events around the 100th birthday of the father of Bluegrass music. All the details are at I know a bunch of Louisvillians likely to make the trip – are you one?

Weekend Music Update

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Jan 072011

Easing away from the doldrums of the holidays, the live music scene is picking up a bit here and there. Over at A Kentucky Newspaper, the usual Friday mix of movies, art, music and theater plugs is on: J. L. Puckett has a phoner with Gregg Gillis of GirlTalk, set for a show at Expo 5 on Saturday. Joe Lord briefly promos Dawn Landes’ return to town Sunday at the Rud.

Check the home page at LMN for other upcoming shows this weekend. Go forth and have fun.

Ink Catchup

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Jun 102010

In the weeklies for June 9, we find a review of Alanna Fugate’s Pink Elephants CD, authored by Brent Owen. Owen also reviewed Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers. (Interesting Louisville connection-type aside: heard from Jon’s father, Frank Ashley, former CEO of Occidental Petroleum, factotum for Armand Hammer and owner of the old Train Station restaurant in Anchorage. It seems that Frank has opened a store with Jon in part to sell the many Chinese antiques he bought over the years spend traveling with Hammer. It’s on Highland Ave., across from Underground Sounds.)

Also in LEO, Mat Herron has a preview of The Web’s appearance at the Vernon Club on Saturday. Herron also notes the Andrea Davidson and Olivia Henken are the choices for LEO’s “Hey Bands! Be Heard!” contest for Hullabalou. Good choices – two really, really attractive women who can sing. Herron also gives a shout-out to the “Rock N Roll Ballet”, which will feature The Deloreans, Whistle Peak and The Louisville Ballet performing at the New Albany Amphitheater on Friday, June 11.

I did remember to pick up a copy of Velocity and even thumbed through it, looking for some ink about Louisville musicians, but no such luck. Maybe next week. Oh, wait, Peter Berkowitz did mention two or three Louisville musicians in a quirky column about potential Louisville mayors.

More LEO

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Aug 272009

LEO’s site was inaccessible yesterday morning, so here’s what’s musical there this week: Bill Doolittle has a lengthy interview with violinist Joshua Bell, who’s coming to town for a concert with the Louisville Orchestra on September 5.

Mat Herron has a phoner with Tony Rice, scheduled to play with Peter Rowan at St. Francis of Assisi on Friday.

In the Reviews section, Ryan Allen whacks Artifex Pereo’s Am I Invisible CD. Reads like the dude doesn’t listen to metal…

Weekend Print Updates

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Aug 162009

Over at the C-J, Andrew Adler has an article about the Mellwood Arts Center

Recollections about the Woodstock Festival are all over everywhere; Ric Manning has one

In Saturday’s C-J, J.L. Puckett’s Digital Downloads column featured a short blurb about a new Lou Barlow CD; Barlow was a the founder of Sebadoh, which featured one-time adopted Louisvillian Jason Loewenstein and, for a time, native Louisvillian Russ Pollard.

In case you missed the news, Brooks & Dunn have decided to call it quits next year.