Boney James and Stanley Jordan at the Palace

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Dec 082014
 

Louisville jazz fans constantly complain that national jazz acts don’t come here nearly often enough, so the news that saxophonist Boney James will appear with jazz fusion guitarist Stanley Jordan at the Louisville Palace on December 12, should make them take a break from bitching. Of course, that would suppose that jazz fans weren’t as hard-nosed as bluegrass fans can be about their favorites, which, unfortunately, they are are: James is a contemporary jazz musician, so he gets counted in as a smooth jazz player with the likes of Kenny G. The Boston Globe has a comment about that: “Let’s make something perfectly clear: James is not a smooth jazz player. Yeah, he is often grouped with people like Kenny G and Najee, but his music is muscular and gritty, whereas most smooth jazz has all the texture and complexity of a cue ball…James swaggered across the stage like a blacktop hero draining treys on an overmatched opponent. He even weaved his way through the audience, never missing a beat and all but daring the crowd not to have a good time.” Besides, he’s playing with Stanley Jordan and if that’s not enough to stop them from cooking up a bitches brew of complaints, then they’re just too damn picky. Tickets range from $39.99 to $75, plus fees.

Here’s a clip from the Montreux Jazz Festival with James


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Enumeration Of A Murder At The Louisville Palace

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Dec 082014
 

It comes as no surprise to Corvus fans that the collective term for a crowd of same is a murder, but to others, well, a murder of crows is just a geeky term to use in a bar contest or, as in this case, a way of playfully hiding the name of the band playing at the Palace, to wit, Counting Crows, on December 10. Okay, it’s not original, but any reference to a popular performing act with a slightly odd name isn likely to be well-used. This very well-known group rock band is touring in support of their new record, Somewhere Under Wonderful, which also is also referential, in this case, to a stage musical co-authored by frontman Adam Duritz and playwright Stephen Beiber. With twenty million copies of their seven studio records sold in the twenty-three years of their existence, there’s not a lot to prove, so head on down an enjoy a very professional band rocking out. Tickets are $29-$85. Twin Forks will open.

Watch “Palisades Park” from the new record:


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Loretta Lynn At The Louisville Palace

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Nov 062014
 

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The legendary Loretta Lynn returns to the Louisville Palace on November 7, for another concert. No doubt there will be discussions among the attendees about whether or not this will be her last tour – as there were last time she was here – but that really doesn’t matter. Either you know songs from your childhood, practically or really, and love them or you ask “Loretta who,” in which case, stop reading now. Everybody else should grab a ticket, of which only those for Balcony 1 are available at $52. See? It’s already nearly too late.

Lecrae Raps The Gospel at the Palace

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Oct 312014
 

The Houston-born Christian rapper Lecrae brings Andy Mineo and DJ Promote into the Louisville Palace with him on November 1, offering up a solid evening of Christian and Gospel music, with a strong emphasis on redemption, given that Lecrae had the kind of background that an escape from is certainly redemption. He has earned a large stack of awards of all sorts, including a couple of Grammy Awards, and is out promoting his latest album, Anomoly. Tickets to the show were $25 to $100, but you’ll have to get them somewhere else, as the show is sold out.

Here’s the new video for “All I Need Is You”:


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“Pumped Up” Foster The People at The Palace

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Oct 162014
 

“Los Angeles trio Foster the People – led by commercial-jingle writer Mark Foster, 27 – have been together for less than two years, but they’ve already scored a Top 10 album. Thanks to the hypercatchy hit “Pumped Up Kicks” – which has sold 300,000 copies and scored more than three million YouTube views – their first LP, Torches, debuted at Number Eight on the album charts last month.” – Patrick Doyle, Rolling Stone.
Being an LA indie pop band with a writer who has gotten by scribbling commericial jingles is a pretty good path to a certain sort of success, if a hyper-popular tune is the first one out of the box. That would be Foster The People, whose first single “Pumped Up Kicks” hit No. 1 and garnered all manner of attention from the pop music press, plus awards for Song of The Year (Billboard} and Rock Song Of The Year (WEAQ, SharkOne). That was in 2011 and now, with a second album, Supermodel, is leading the band on a tour that while stop at the Palace Theatre on October 20. Not a bad start for a baby band. Tickets to the show are $29.50 – $39.50 plus fees.

“Here’s “Pumped Up Kicks”:


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Gladys Knight To Rule the Palace

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Sep 082014
 

They call her the Empress Of Soul and she’s a seven-time Grammy winner, but when most people think of Gladys Knight, they think of Gladys Knight And The Pips, from her biggest hit-making years in the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. She’s pretty much been a fixture in the entertainment business for a half-century, both with the Pips and as a solo performer. She recorded and released albums of soul, R&B, soft rock, gospel, funk, doo wop and, of course, that Motown sound. She’s done a number of television shows, including “Dancing With The Stars,” and is an author and businesswoman. Her accomplishments just go on and on, but what counts for most fans is her singing, which she will be doing at the Louisville Palace on September 12. Tickets are $39.99-$79.99 plus fees.

Here’s a recent performance by Gladys Knight & The Pips:


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3 Doors Down Acoustic At The Palace

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Sep 072014
 

It’s pretty clear that the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle has gone a bit too far when a band has to eject one of its members after successive DUIs charges and a vehicular homicide charge related to one of those DUIs. Such is the case with Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down, who tossed bassist Todd Harrell in 2013. Following a mid-2000s succession of No. 1 albums (Seventeen Days, 3 Doors Down), the band was riding high and sole remaining founding member, guitarist Brad Arnold, has persisted in the keeping things going despite the personnel changes. The current tour, tagged as 3 Doors Down Acoustic: Songs From The Basement, stops at the Louisville Palace on September 11 and will feature songs likely to be on the follow-up album to 2011’s Time Of My Life. Tickets are $32.50 – $59.50 plus fees, with VIP tickets that include on-stage seating.

Here’s “Here Without You”:


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The Piano Guys Pluck And Bow at The Palace

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Sep 022014
 

If blues rock and rockabilly or rap is not your sort of music, perhaps the New Age/neo-classical/cello pop group calling themselves The Piano Guys would be more to your taste. There’s only one piano and a cello but the piano gets “played” by several members, via plucking of the strings and/or otherwise manipulating the instrument. They also mix classical with various pop music songs, movie themes and even some hip-hop. They got famous making high-quality videos and their records sell very well, indeed. They’ll be at the Louisville Palace on September 5. Tickets are $29.50 – $49.50.

Watch them at work on New Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”:


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Down Home Blues Festival Tour Brings Atlanta Blues & R&B To The Palace

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May 192014
 

A tour called the Down Home Blues Festival will stop at the Louisville Palace on May 23. Performers on the tour include Clarence Carter, Denise LaSalle, Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Benny Latimore and Theodis Ealey. This is essentially the lineup for the 10th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival that was held in February, minus Millie Jackson. Of the crew, Denise LaSalle has the biggest fanbase, at least in the South, where she is a Queen of the Blues and Clarence Carter, who was a major blues and R&B performer in the Sixties and Seventies. Latimore also has a lenghty discography, including 2012’s Latimore Remembers Ray Charles. The others also have had their successes. Tickets for this show are $46/$56.99/$75.

Denise LaSalle has a bit of a reputation as a blues ‘bad girl.’ This tune, called “Lick It Before You Stick It” provides an example: