Aug 192014
 

The now-defunct Straight A’s have released their final EP, Pity Party. From their Facebook page: “In the wake of our recent combustion, we’ve released one final EP. It’s free to download. Consider it a requiem. Help us spread it around the cosmos.”


Aug 192014
 

The short version of the creation of Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is this: Bob Dylan wrote over a hundred songs during the original Basement Tapes sessions in 1967. Lyrics from those sessions were recently discovered and a collaborative project ensued, featuring Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drop’s Rhiannon Giddens. T. Bone Burnett produced. The group recorded twenty songs over a two-week period and those will be released in standard and deluxe editions on November 11 via Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records. The album will be accompanied by a Showtime documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued that will air November 21. You can preorder here
Watch a video of “Nothing To It,” with Dylan’s handwritten lyrics in an animated version.


Aug 192014
 

Louisville’s Dirty Bitch released the nine-song Death Is In You project. You can listen at their Bandcamp site or check out “Take It Away” below:


Syd Bishop at Never Nervous also has a brief review.


Aug 192014
 

Louisville native Jonathan Wolff, who’s career in Los Angeles included composing the music for “Seinfeld,” Who’s the Boss,” “Married with Children,” “Will & Grace,” “The King of Queens” and “Reba,” among many others, will be talking about his career in the business at an appearance at Actors Theatre on Wednesday, August 20. Before that, he had a chat with Peter Berkowitz of InsiderLouisville. Read the story here.


Aug 182014
 

The American Idol-winning country music singer Scotty McCreery will appear at Cardinal Stadium on August 22. McCreery’s done fairly well after his win, having released three albums, including his most recent, 2013’s See You Tonight and winning several awards, including CMT and ACA awards for various “New Artist” categories. McCreery is also a professed Christian. It’s a free show at the Kentucky State Fair.

Watch Scotty sing “Feelin’ It”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: http://www.scottymccreery.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottymccreery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScottyMcCreery


Aug 182014
 

Those “honesty-in-advertising” laws must be having their effect on the music business as well, as a more appropriately named tour than “Mega Deaf” would be hard to find. Needless to say, it features several ear-shattering bands – or, at least, what they would have you belive – including Wilmington, Nnorht Carolina’s He Is Legend, Birmingham’s Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Wilson and Greyhaven. He Is Legend is promoting their first album in five years, Heavy Fruit. That project follows the reunion of the band in 2012, after a three-year hiatus. Maylene and the Sons of Disaster continue to promote 2011’s IV. Both bands have undergone some churning in the personnel department, including filling in for each other some. It’ll happen at the Phoenix Hill Tavern on August 21 and tickets are $13.

Check out the brand-new video for “The Carpet” from HIL:



Aug 182014
 

Columbus, Ohio’s Grace Adele and The Grand Band come back to town on August 20 for a show at Decca. They play a mix of Americana, country and retro something, with a little kazoo tooting from Grace. Chase Potter will open. Should be a cool show to go along with a real nize dinner.

Watch Grace & The Grand Band play “I’m Looking Through You”:


MORE ARTIST INFORMATION

Website: graceadelemusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Adele-The-Grand-Band/142275909174633


Aug 182014
 

If it matters, the Katy Perry extravaganzola at Yum! got plenty press. Here are three:
Photos: http://www.louisville.com/content/katy-perry-photo-gallery-kfc-yum-center?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+louisvillecom+%28Louisville.com%29
Photos and review, of sorts: http://www.louisville.com/content/katy-perry-took-fans-ride-lifetime-kfc-yum-center?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+louisvillecom+%28Louisville.com%29
J. L. Puckett review: http://www.courier-journal.com/story/entertainment/music/2014/08/17/katy-perry-louisville/14191865/
There may be more. Or not.