Jul 242014
 

“The Unity Band record and tour was life changing for me, and I really wanted to find a way to keep it going and take it to the next level. One night, I woke up with the tantalizing idea of taking the concept of ‘unity’ even further. With this next project, I envisioned building a platform capable of addressing the entire spectrum of things I have done over the years, from Bright Size Life to Secret Story, from my Group projects to the Orchestrion, and more, all in one place.” – Pat Metheny
The Pat Metheny Unity Group will play the Kentucky Country Day Theater on Sunday, July 27. For Louisville jazz fans, Metheny and any of his several band configurations need no introduction. An all-around jazz master and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed with artists as diverse as Steve Reich to Ornette Coleman to Herbie Hancock to Jim Hall to Milton Nascimento to David Bowie. His body of work includes compositions for solo guitar, small ensembles, electric and acoustic instruments, large orchestras, and ballet pieces, with settings ranging from modern jazz to rock to classical. You will really be able to hear him in the intimate confines of the Kentucky Country Day Theatre, where – as of this post – there were still some 144 seats available. Tickets to the show are $55-$65.

Here’s a promo for the group:


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Website: www.patmetheny.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/PatMethenyUnityGroup


Jul 232014
 

It’s called The Warehouse Blues & Rhythm Showcase, mostly because it’s happening in the warehouse currently occupied (in part) by the Tim Faulkner Gallery in Portland. On the bill are Laurie Jane And The 45s, Tre Bella, Lamont Gillispie & the 100 Proof Blues Band, The Mr. Wonderful Production Band and the Walnut St. Blues Band. It’s happening on Saturday, July 26. The Gallery is at 1512 Portland Ave., which means it’s just off 15th Street, which is only seven blocks west of Eighth Street, so it’s not deep Portland. A simple drive along Main St., right on 15th, then three blocks or so to Portland Ave. and turn left. Since blues fans are not nearly so scared of venturing into unknown territory, this is actually a good plan for staging music in the Portland area that will draw from elsewhere in the city. (The hardcore shows are Nelligan Hall are another good draw.) Ticket are a very reason $10.

Here’s Laurie Jane And The 45s playing at Crescent Hill Radio’s Trolley Hop Stage in June:


Jul 232014
 

The Kottonmouth Kings headline the Summer Daze Tour, which will stop at the Vernon Club on Satruday, July 26. Also on the all-rap/hip-hop bill are Pilot Touhill, Imperial Soundclash, Chucky Chuck plus C4 & Nicky Gritts. Tickets are $20 adv/ $22 DoS.
Watch the Kottonmouth Kings perform “Hold It In”:



Jul 232014
 

Drag City Records posted this video of Squirrel Bait performing “Sun God” at The Jockey Club in Newport, Kentucky, on May 8, 1985. The video was shot by shot by David Hintz; Lance Bangs (Breadcrumb Trail) handled the restoration. Peter Searcy was just a very young boy then.

There’s more Squirrel Bait at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D0ql89Q8Po. Squirrel Bait recordings are at Drag City.
Thanks to Never Nervous for the story.


Jul 232014
 

The weekend is coming at us and for the singer-songwriter fans, the show at The Mercury Ballroom will feature three of them: Matt Nathanson, Andrew McMahon and Matt MacKelcan, with Nathanson holding the top slot. Nathanson has build his career around mostly television synchronizations, which include getting “All We Are” on the television series NCIS; “Little Victories”on the Season 7 episode of Scrubs; additionally, he sang “Come On Get Higher” on the Late Show with David Letterman adn on March 3, 2009, he performed on Ellen, singing “Come On Get Higher.” Besides all that, he has some movie credits as well. His discography currently counts eight studio albums, two live albums and a number of EP and singles, with “Come On Get Higher” his biggest hit. Andrew McMahon currently has one solo album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness; Matt McKelcan has three albums and has gotten lots of airplay across the Southeast. Altogether, this is clearly a show for fans of male singer-songwriters. They’ll do their stuff on July 26; tickets are $30 plus some fees for online purchase.

Here’s “Come On Get Higher”:


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Website: mattnathanson.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mattnathanson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattnathanson


Jul 222014
 

Three Duke students and one from UNC interested in various folk forms and pop melodies, attuned to rock ‘n’ roll energy and down-home charm, Bombadil’s members shouted as much as they sang and pounded their instruments as much as played them.” – Grayson Haver Currin, Indy Week, Durham, NC
North Carolina folk-pop band Bombadil will pop into Headliners for show on July 25. Generally tagged as “quirky,” they nevertheless have managed to get out a good half-dozen albums, with 2013’s Metrics Of Affection the most recent. That’s because the current members are determined to make a career of the music. Having a manager who had guided The Avett Brothers to success hasn’t hurt, though a haitus in the middle of the climb didn’t help. Then they were other setbacks, but that whole story is too long for this post. Go read the whole backstory here. You can help them decide if they want to stay in the business by heading over to Headliners. Tickets are $10.

Watch “Amy”:


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Facebook: www.facebook.com/wearebombadil
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearebombadil
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Bombadil


Jul 222014
 

Ex-Marine and singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson will play a show at 4th Street Live! on July 25. Johnson, who has had a number of cuts by other artists, hasn’t done quite as well on his own – at least sales-wise – although he has won a number of ACM and CMA Award and been nominated for Grammy Awards several times. He eschews the clean-cut look of most contemporary male country singers, instead favoring a large, dark beard which suggests he is a fan of David Allan Coe. He is most certainly a fan of old country; his most recent record is Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran. It’s an almost-free show – there;s a $5 cover charge.
Watch Jamey Johnson playing with Alabama:


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Website: www.jameyjohnson.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JameyJohnson
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Jamey+Johnson