Serpent Wisdom Drummer Steve Dalton Dies

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Mar 302011

Steve Dalton, 53, art teacher and drummer for the worldbeat group Serpent Wisdom, died of an apparent heart attack on Sunday, March 28, according to Serpent Wisdom’s Jak Son Renfro.
The visitation is 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at J. E. Ratterman & Son, 7336 Southside Dr.

Will Oldham Covers Sufjan Stevens

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Mar 282011

Will Oldham is doing his part to correct the Louisville Live Music trade imbalance – this time, it involves a cover of Sufjan Stevens’ “All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands.” It’s on Seven Swans Reimagined, scheduled for release on April 5 via On Joyful Wings. It’s available now for pre-order at Bandcamp. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Playing with Oldham on this track are Meg Baird, Emmett Kelly, Ben Boye, Van Campbell, Sabrina Rush and Danny Kiely. You can catch a stream of “All The Trees…” at TwentyFourBit.

Ooops! Southeast Tourism Society Picks Forecastle Fest As A Top Festival For 2011

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Mar 162011

The Southeast Tourism Society has listed a number of Louisville events in their Top 20 Spring/Summer Events for 2011, including Forecastle Fest, which, as we all know, won’t happen in 2011 but will return in 2012. Also on the list were Abbey Road on the River and Worldfest in the live music category. Business First has the story. Such are the hazards of long-lead journalism…

March 3 Print Update

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Mar 032011

Lagging behind for this week, we nevertheless note that ye neo LEO has a phoner with Railroad Earth, playing Friday at Headliners; there are a number of reviews but only one from a Louisville band: the Deloreans American Craze. Finally, Mat Herron reports in his B-Sides column that Lucky Pineapple is breaking up after six-plus years, plus a piece on Appalatin’s new eponymous CD.

Over at Velocity, there’s a feature on Keller Williams, set to play Headliners on Saturday, plus a short piece on Cheyenne Marie Mize.

Ink For the Downhill Run To Spring

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Feb 232011

Just a little cheerful headline to remind everybody that spring will come. In this week’s LEO, Mat Herron previews a show by Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic at the Rudyard tomorrow plus a show by Frontier(s) at the Zanzabar on Friday. Also T. E. Lyons has a phoner with the Budos Band, scheduled into Headliners on Friday. Plus, there are four CD reviews, but no Louisville bands this week


Appalatin Kicks Off 2011 For Louisville Music News

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Dec 312010

The Appalachian-Latin band Appalatin is the cover story, written by Terrabeat blogger Alexander Campbell. for the January issue of Louisville Music News. Also, blues columnist Keith Clements profiles the duo of Jimi V and Screamin’ John. Jazzin’ columnist Martin Kasdan has a selection of concert and CD reviews, Eddy Metal has his usual complaints and some tickets to giveaway while Mike Stout has a review of the Judds concert and some county celebrity news. CD reviews for the month include the new project from Shadwicke Wilde, a rap CD from Shorty B and Madison, Indiana’s David Dwyer’s debut CD. All this and more in the January edition of Louisville Music News, available all over town and in Southern Indiana.

October LMN Features Coliseum

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Sep 272010


The October issue of Louisville Music News is at the printer; distribution should start tomorrow. The cover feature is the hardcore rock and heavy-touring band Coliseum.

Additionally, Eddy Metal has some free tickets to give away, Keith Clements reviews the Germantown Blues Festival and looks ahead to the Garvin Gate Blues Festival and Marty Kasdan Jr. reviews Dr. Michael Young’s recent New Orleans jazz concert, plus a brief look at Ut Gret’s performance at WorldFest with belly dancer Ruric Amari. There’s more besides. Pick up a copy.

No RodGab After All

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Jun 092010

For a while, it looked like Rodrigo Y Gabriela were set to open for Xavier Rudd in September at Headliners. While in fact Rudd is opening for them some this summer, not so the other way round. Clearly, an error on RodGab’s website. We’ll just have to wait until they come back on their own.

Festivals and More Festivals

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Jun 052010

As the late Jimmy Durante used to say ” Everybody wants to get inna da act”; that goes for cities was well as individuals. In this case, that would be Jeffersonville, which has announced its inaugural River Crossing Festival on the waterfront, set for Sept. 22-26. The only act announced so far is KC and the Sunshine Band, set to perform on Sept. 25. This festival is in addition to the ongoing 2010 RiverStage series, also on the Waterfront. That now makes three local waterfronts with cities staging events regularly: Louisville, Jeffersonville and New Albany.

RodGab at Headliners

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May 202010

Tucked away in one of those little alerts we get here was this item: Aussie Xavier Rudd will play at Headliners on September 8. Appearing with him will be Rodrigo y Gabriela. Hard to believe – that show should sell out pronto.