Oct 272014
 

Acoustic guitar master Leo Kottke comes to the Clifton Cultural Center on October 29, the first time he’s been in town in many, many years. Originally noted for his twelve-string work, he has expanded his repertoire and instrumentation over the years. Partial deafness and tendonitis threatened to sabotage his career, but he made adjustments to his finer-picking style which relieved the symptoms and allowed him to continue recording and performing. With twenty-three records to his credit, there’s no shortage of material for him to chose from, which makes his set lists as idiosyncratic as his singing style. Tickets to the show run $29/$34.

Kottke playing the CIty Winery in New York City in March:


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Oct 272014
 

Wes Scantin, founder and sole original member of Puddle Of Mudd, is getting a little long in the tooth to be upholding his band’s reputation for hard partying, but the Halloween gig at Phoenix Hill Tavern may offer too much temptation for the forty-two-year-old singer to resist. Five studio albums into a twenty-three-year career seems to be rather short, but the band makes the most of the music they have. Their first studio album, Come Clean, sold five million copies and peaked at #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart but that was the height of their sales. Given their regular stops in town, expect a crowd of fans. Their latest is 2009’s Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate. Tickets are $20.

Here’s “Blurry” from Puddle of Mudd:


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Oct 272014
 

“[Hoodie] Allen is fresh off headlining the Grand Ballroom in New York’s Webster Hall, where he crowd surfed and got his hometown fans whipped into a frenzy with his breezy style, otherwise known as “frat-rap” for its resonance with college-aged students.” – Jspace.com
Yer hip-hop show for Halloween night could be down at the Mercury Ballroom, when Jewish Hoodie Allen stops in, bringing his Hoodie Mob fans along with him on his People Keep Talking tour. Hoodie only has one full-length studio album, People Keep Talking, released earlier this month, as well as three EPs, available digitally, but he has toured a lot over the last couple of years. As this is the first time he has been in the Derby City, how much his “frat-rap” will draw is open to question. Tickets aren’t cheap at $29.50 Ticket + $5.75 Fees / $35.25.

Hoodie says he should Act My Age>

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Website: www.hoodieallen.com/
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LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Hoodie+Allen


Oct 272014
 

Relient K has somehow manged to straddle the rather wide gap between Christian punk rock and the secular version, which is no mean feat, considering that the number of artists that have managed that trick is in the very low digits. They have done this without giving up fans – or chart action – on either side of the divide, with three of their last four albums hitting No. 1 on the Christian chart while peaking fairly high (15, 6, 15) on Billboard’s Top 200. Of course, like most of the rest of the industry, CD sales are down, with their last Gold (500,000 sales) record coming in 2004. They’re currently on tour with what amounts to a 10th Anniversary Tour for their best-selling Mmhmm album. For this tour, they will be rejoined by drummer Dave Douglas. The tour stops at the Mercury Ballroom on October 30, with From Indian Lakes and Blondfire opening. Tickets are $18.50 adv/ $23 Dos.

Relient K doesn’t have many videos but here’s a Nada Surf cover “Inside Of Love”:


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Oct 262014
 

It’s well-known that Louisville has a special place in its heart for jamgrass bands, thanks to the founders of same (NGR). In the years since Newgrass Boys would  like to “pick a little for you,” quite a number of acoustic acts have taken up the banner, particularly in Colorado, among them Yonder Mountain String Band, which is scheduled into the Mercury Ballroom on Wednesday, October 29. Co-founder Jeff Austin has left the band this year, so things might sound a bit different. The plan is to tour with the remaining three members, while having “special guests” fill in for Austin while they look for a permanent replacement. For the Louisville show, that will be Allie Kral on fiddle and Jake Jolliff on mandolin. With nine albums to their credit, they’re not going to run out of songs to play. Tickets to the show are $20 adv/$25 Dos plus fees.

Watch “Half Moon Rising”:


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Website: >www.yondermountain.com/
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Oct 262014
 

Hey, Louisville, Tommy Womack is back in town, along with the Wild Ponies, for a show at The New Vintage tonight (Sunday, October 26). All Gov’t Cheese freaks head on out for a pleasant Sunday evening reunion. Tickets are $12.

Tommy Womack sings “90 Miles an Hour Down a Dead-End Street”:


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Oct 242014
 

Paul McCartney, KFC Yum! Center, October 28. Not too much point in saying any more that than. Hope you have your tickets already.

Here’s video of “Queenie Eye” from the New album:


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Oct 232014
 

Doug Paisley and Bonnie “Prince” Billy recorded a duet of the Paisley-penned “Until I Find You” in Louisville last spring, which features Emmett Kelly on guitar and backing vocals. The video was directed by Heather Goodchild. THe song is from a two-song digital single released today on iTunes. Watch:


Oct 232014
 

The middle-aged, plain Scottish housewife, singer and “Britain’s Got Talent” over-night sensatoin with the big mezzo-soprano voice, Susan Boyle, comes to Whitney Hall on Friday, October 24. Boyle is the idol and roll model for every would-be singer on a reality show in the world and has sold over nineteen millions records, picking up a couple of Grammy nominations along the way. All of this has come despite her diagnosis as having Asberger’s Syndrome, with a high IQ. She is touring in support of her sixth studio album, Hope. Tickets to the show start at $36.50.

Boyle sings “You Raise Me Up” on the “Today Show” earlier this month:


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Website: www.susanboylemusic.com/
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