Jan 272015

Forecastle Fest 2015 will happen on July 17–19, 2015, at Waterfront Park, Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, January 30, at noon ET. Details and the lineup at ForecastleFest.com.
Here’s the poster for the first wave of 2015 Forecastle Fest artists

Nov 242014

Is there an unending appetite for jambands in Louisville? Promoters and club bookers seem to think so, as there is a pretty steady stream of said bands through town. For the Friday after Thanksgiving, you can headband it over to Headliners for an evening of genre-hopping improvization from Dayton’s own The Werks, which is all-you-can-dance, musical cafe style. Now, back in the olden days (the Aughts), bands were measured in part by the chart action of their records. The Werks big claim to fame is that in 2011, they were the number 2 top searched aritsts on Jam Magazine, behind only Phish. In 2012, they were Number 1. Well, take your plaudits where you may. They have a couple of new records: The Mr. Smalls Sessions, released in September and Dark Side OF The Moon, a co-performance with Dopapod and Papdosio. They have all the right markers, see? Getzy and Derek LaFountain open. Tickets are $12 Adv/$15 DoS.

Here’s a 9:44 jam on “Heading South”:


Website: thewerksmusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewerksmusic
Bandcamp: thewerks.bandcamp.com/

Nov 032014

“The long-awaited studio debut from these jam-happy road veterans does what it should for the band. It captures the quartet’s indescribable all-instrumental concert vibe—“space-porn” as they call it—in a more controlled environment.” – Hal Horowitz, AllMusic.com
There are jambands and then there are jambands – and then there are more jambands. Because Louisville is a town that loves jambands, the various flavors and models of same travel through here regularly. This week, that would be Los Angeles-based Particle, at Headliners on November 5. This group describes their music as “space-porn,” which suggests that they should have gotten Wax Fang - if it still existed – to open. Instead, they have a group called Freedom. It’s a jamband show – grab some appropriate shoes, maybe munchies and head on down for an evening of … jambands. Tickets are $15.

Watch Particle play “Launchpad”:


Website: www.particlepeople.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/particlepeople
MySpace: https://myspace.com/particle

Jul 122014

Everybody has an opinion about where to go this weekend. Here are a couple from elsewhere in the blogosphere:
John King at 37Flood has assembled audio of eight tunes by bands playing the Poorcastle Festival this weekend. Check it out here.
Krystin Robertson at Louisville.com has a short preview of the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival at the Water Tower. Read it here.

Jul 112014

In a small change of pace for Terry Harper, who usually books the heaviest and loudest of shows, the concert at The Vernon Club on July 15 is a collection of pop-rock bands, including the Massachusett-based Ghost Town, Begging Victoria, Jeffersonville’s Until Death Do Us Party and Louisville’s Dark Horse. Ghost Town is promoting their latest record, The After Party, which has been selling well, with some of the various packages the band has put together selling out. Happiness! Tickets are a mere $10.

Watch “You’re So Creepy” from Ghost Town’s latest album, The After Party“:

Jul 112014

There are those folks in town who just love European rock (Got that, Eddy?), so the show featuring the long-time German thrash metal band Necronomicon should be right up their alley. Necronomicon has fought through some tough times, both artistically with the demise of thrash metal and some legal battles with record labels that required them to forgo using the name for ten years. Nevertheless, the band remained together, and, with the resurrection of thrash in the early part of this century, they were soon enough back at it. Despite the label battles, the band has released three albums this century, the last, Invictus, in 2012. They’ll be at Diamond Pub on July 14, along with Sons of Medusa, Dysphoria and Order Of Leviathan, along with plenty of merch and albums old and new. Tickets are only $10.
Take a look at a new vidoe of “Unconquered”:


Website: www.necronomicon.e
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NecronomiconMetal
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Necronomicon