The Ladybirds just wrapped up a five-show stint backing rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson. They posted a number of photos on their Facebook page. Take a look.
Billy Petot of Whistle Peak has put together a mixtape of favorites from Louisville and Lexington. It’s posted at Culture Castle; the tracklist looks like this:
1. Bro. Stephen – Tears on Tape | Louisville, KY
2. Matt Duncan – Lone Ranger | Lexington, KY
3. Joan Shelley – Siren | Louisville, KY
4. The Deloreans – Call off the Pain | Louisville, KY
5. The Ladybirds – She’s Alright | Louisville, KY
6. The Fervor – Crazy for the Feeling | Louisville, KY
7. She Might Bite - Whiplash | Louisville, KY
8. Lydia Burrell – Like We’re Animals | Louisville, KY
9. Seluah – Sail Straight Into the Bombs | Louisville, KY
10. Old Baby – Pale as Man | Louisville, KY
11. Wax Fang – Dawn of the Dead of the Night of the Hunter | Louisville, KY
12. Nerves Jr. – Champagne & Peaches | Louisville, KY
13. Idiot Glee – Don’t Go Out Tonight | Lexington, KY
14. Murals – Eyes of Love | Louisville, KY
15. Another 7 Astronauts – Scattered Movements of Pulverized Explosions | Louisville, KY
He left out Houndmouth, Rachel Grimes, Will Oldham, My Morning Jacket, Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore because, he says, you are already familiar with them. No doubt, you could add to the list.
We’ve got two free tickets to see Bodeco, The Ladybirds and Junk Yard Dogs at the Palace on November 23, as part of the Faces At The Palace series. Email your name with “Give Me Bodeco” in the subject line to FreeTix@louisvillemusicnews.net by November 12 at 5 p.m. We’ll select the winner by a random drawing.
We’ve previously mentioned the new Palace Theatre series Faces At The Palace, during which various Louisville musicians will play shows in the large lobby of the Louisville Palace. The series was put together by the Palace’s Director of Marketing and Sales Sydney O’Bryan, who says that she is trying to position Louisville artists to open for national acts who play the Palace, by demonstrating to the Palace’s owners, Live Nation, that said Louisville acts can consistently draw a crowd. The first show was on September 28 and featured The TuneSmiths, She Might Bite and DJ Matt Anthony (Photos are here).
The upcoming October 19 will feature A Lion Named Roar, Field of Kings and The Foxery. The November 23 show will be BODECO, Junk Yard Dogs and The Ladybirds, which should be of considerable appeal, given that BODECO hasn’t played out in a year-and-a-half.
O’Bryan is working the publicity circuit hard, as she is determined to keep this project going; corporate expects to see a return immediately, of course. So if you are a fan of a.)Louisville music and/or b.)the beautiful Palace Theatre, consider taking in one or more of these events, so that they will continue to showcase Louisville music in a very fine space.
Check out this video of The Ladybirds doing “Hum De Dum,” from Shimmy Shimmy Dang and which borrows liberally from certain Fifties-era tunes. You might also catch a very brief glimpse of frontwoman Sarah Teeple taking a turn at playing castanets, which is harder than it looks.
Nope, not hugging videos, it’s the name of a series of videos featuring Louisville performers playing live in somewhat unusual circumstances (or not) – going through a car wash, riding in the back of a truck driving down Bardstown Road, at a back yard party, in a gym. It’s an altogether interesting approach. Find it at http://www.everybodyshugging.com and/or check out The Ladybirds at a backyard party, with chickens:
Thanks to the buzz that has developed around the release of the Ladybirds Shimmy Shimmy Dang CD, the group has been getting attention from a wider audience. A Santa Cruz blog site called OnlineRock.com has a very long interview by Nancy Woo with vocalist Sarah Teeple. Her lead-off paragraph sums it up pretty well:
“The Ladybirds are a dynamic five-piece rock and roll outfit, whose main hobbies include drinking bourbon late into the night, playing vinyl records as loud as possible, rotating drummers and impressing locals with their high-energy live shows. They talk the talk and walk the walk with their retro garage blend of 50s rockabilly, surf rock, a little country and a whole lot of punk rock attitude, influenced by the great, early eras of rock music.”
Read the entire piece at http://www.onlinerock.com/interview/the-ladybirds-interview.shtml
We somehow missed last week’s culling of LEO’s music news, but not today. This week is Peter Berkowitz’s week to work: he has a lengthy story about The Ladybirds and their problems with drummers. Berkowitz also comments on Clear Channel’s post-9/11 list of ‘do not play’ songs. He also interviews The Shondes . That’s it.