Derby Week Wednesday Ink

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May 022012

As Derby fever builds heading into Saturday’s peak, the music blurs into all the rest of the noise of the festival. Nonetheless, there is plenty, although not of the level of some years back, when Derby Eve shows were seriously major events. For a list of some of the more interesting shows over the next few days, check the main Louisville Music News site (or just look to the left column on this one.) Notably, though, is the Waterfront show featuring Walk The Moon and Ha Ha Tonka. With the storms past, it should be a night to head over to the river, as it will be hot. Oh, yes, and there’s that steamboat race, too.

Meanwhile, Peter Berkowitz has his list which includes the debut show at the new, very large Art Space/Warehouse named The Mammoth at 744 S. 13th Street, featuring Faun Fables, Ohlm, Ford Theatre Reunion, Opposable Thumbs, Parlour, Madame Machine and Softcheque on Derby Night. Berkowitz also has an interview with Faun Fables.
Berkowitz also interviewed via animo, playing a house concert on May 8.

10th Anniversary Forecastle Festival Lineup Announced

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Feb 292012

All the music blogs in town have been all over this:
Forecastle Festival X Lineup:
My Morning Jacket
Girl Talk
Andrew Bird
Sleigh Bells
Neko Case
Flying Lotus
Beach House
The Head and the Heart
Stax! Soul Revue
Dr. Dog
Deer Tick
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Beats Antique
Real Estate
Justin Townes Earle
Washed Out
Walk The Moon
Dean Wareham Plays Galaxie 500
Wye Oak
Atlas Sound
Fruit Bats
Ben Sollee
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo
JEFF the Brotherhood
The Features
Mike Doughty
Zion I
Sleeper Agent
Floating Action
Wick-It The Instigator
James Vincent McMorrow
Wax Fang
Daniel Martin Moore
King’s Daughters & Sons
Cheyenne Marie Mize
The Ravenna Colt
Rachel Grimes
Nerves Junior
Scarlet Smile
Lydia Burrell

For tickets, go to

The Show Must Go On: WFPK Hell or High Water Showcase! This Wednesday

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Apr 262011

Sarah JaffeFrom the WFPK website: “WFPK presents the Hell or High Water Showcase THIS Wednesday, April 27th at Headliners with Walk the Moon, Sarah Jaffe and The Deloreans! Be one of the first 700 people there and you get in! This 21 and over show is free. Doors open at 7pm, show begins at 8pm.
“For our younger Walk the Moon fans we’ve planned a special “Get Off My Lawn” gig in our studios Wednesday afternoon at 4pm. If you’re 20 years old or younger join us for this first come, first seated show and broadcast in our performance studio at 619 S. Fourth Street. We’re right next door to the Louisville Palace.”

Wednesday, April 20 Deadtree Check-in

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Apr 202011

LEO’s music coverage this week features a phoner with Low by T.E. Lyons as well as a Sara Havens phoner with Uh Huh Her, playing at Southgate. There is a review of Young Widows new CD, In and Out of Youth and Lightness; one of Deer Meet’s You Can Walk Across It on the Grass and finally, a review of Matthew Cooper (a.k.a. Eluvium)’s Some Days Are Better Than Others Soundtrack.

As usual, the Velocity page at the C-J is kind of vague: there is a Joe Lord article about his guilt concerning ‘free stuff’ on the Internets. There’s also a “favorites’ sort of story about Walk The Moon, playing Waterfront Wednesday on April 27. Okay, that looks like that’s it.

Waterfront Wednesdays, 2011

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Apr 112011

WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesdays series for 2011 begins on April 27, when Walk The Moon, Sara Jaffe and The Deloreans are presented on the Harbor Lawn. Music starts at 6 p.m. The remaining concerts will be held on May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31 and, an early one, September 21, to avoid a conflict with the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 28 at sundown. All concerts are free; The Waterfront Development Corporation is a co-sponsor with WFPK.