Here a bracket, there a bracket, everywhere… oh, well, you might as well go play, too. The We Listen For You blog is running musical bracket, decided by vote. Go here to have a look.
Low is coming to town on April 22 at Headliners – wanna hear a song (“Especially Me”) from the new CD, C’mon? Stereogum has it for your listening pleasure.
Self-described Crash Avenue lackey Michael Powell has a wrap-up of his excursion to Austin for SXSW. He took a crew, to wit, Sean from Buzzgrinder.com and Backseat Sandbar photographer Joey plus a female publicist from Nashville, poor thing. They have beaucoups pix.
The folks at the Yum! Center said they were going to ‘test the Louisville market’ for major-act shows and they’ve been as good as their word, with the latest mega-ticket show on June 4 – Michael Bublé with special guest Naturally7. It’s the “Crazy Love Tour” and tickets will run you $52.50, $72.50 and $93.50. Oy vey.
Not only will the sales from the Songs for Japan compilation go to benefit the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, but no royalties will be paid to the artist whose songs appear on the CD: 38 top-selling artists from Dylan to U2 to Gaga, along with their record labels and publishers are waiving 100% of royalties. The compilation is available on iTunes for $9.99.
Occasionally, it’s a good idea to check back into the past for what was happening then, if for no other reason than to see how things look now in comparison. We recently ran across a blog devoted to Louisville music from, primarily, the Sixties, called louisvillemusicicians.blogspot.com. The blog has a bunch of links to other old-fogie sites, too, including links to sites run by overseas fans of various Louisville groups. Bill Grubb runs the site.