Oct 162014
 

It’s GWAR! Yup, it’s true, the monsters of metal are returning to Louisville to spew nasty, slimey, stuff all over you people! Ah, it’s good, er, clean fun! The legendary band will be in Louisville on Tuesday, October 21 at Expo 5 w/ Decapitated and American Sharks! This is gonna be a barnburner of a show. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen GWAR, I think it was at The Oasis about five years back. Maybe it’s time for me to see these cats again. I remember the first time I saw GWAR, I hid in the back to not get shit sprayed on me, but a giant Jesus ended up spewing goo out of a giant rubber schlong, all the way across Headliners to the back of the club, to hit me directly in the face. It was a helluva shot. The show is $20 and starts at 7 p.m. I think there will be local bands on the bill as well, so get there early.
—- Eddy Metal

Watch “Madness At THe Core Of Time”:


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Oct 152014
 

It’s Flamenco night at Café Classico on October 18 and the dancers and guitarists from Flamenco Louisville, several of whom are just back from a strip to Sevilla to study, will offer a genuine Spanish-style tablao for you entertainment. There’s a $10 cover, which includes a glass of wine. The show starts around 9:30p.m.

Here’s a video from this year’s Worldfest performance:


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Oct 152014
 

The Louisville Orchestra Pops! for October 18 will feature one Byron Stripling, who does a Tribute to Satchmo! (That’s Louis Armstrong to all you young kids.) That’s a challenge, as Armstrong was an innovator for years and blew the horn like no one else. At Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center. Tickets are $30 and up

Watch Stripling play “REag Tag” with a full orchestra:


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Oct 142014
 

Over at Spin Magazine, Will Oldham has a long interview with Yusuf/Cat Stevens, brought about by the release of a new record from Yusuf, which also features vocals by Oldham.
Read it all here. Here’s the audio/video track for the new version “The Devil Came From Kansas”:


Oct 142014
 

The label applied to Shakey Graves (a.k.a. Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is “unorthodox” – and it appears to be an accurate one. The singer-songwriter has developed a style that involves frequent changes during a performance – of tempo, of emphasis, of voice – all married to an acoustic guitar and a homemade kick-drum. An actor, Graves developed his methods in LA, refined and market-tested them, then headed back to Austin to gig. His on the road, promoting And The War Came and he’ll be at the Mercury Ballroom’s “Official Avett Bros. Post-Show,” along with former Old Crow Medicine Show singer Willie Watson, on October 17. Watson has plenty of cred himself, having spent well over a decade with OCMS; he decided to go solo, citing “time on the road, new parenthood and direction the band was headed.” You’ll just have to look at the videos of an introduction to both these guys.

Watch “Roll The Bones” live:


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Willie Watson performs “Mexican Cowboy” from his new album, Folk Singer Vol. 1:


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Oct 142014
 

If you’ve read anything about Temples, you’ve likely this already absorbed this fact. That is because—and forgive the bluntness—Noel Gallagher’s endorsement is easily the most remarkable thing about Temples, who offer a studious recreation of psychedelic rock so devoid of an individual personality that the only way to discuss them is to check off the high-profile industry legends who have endorsed them and the legendary records they crib from. ” – Jayson Greene, Pitchfork
Noah Gallagher (Oasis) thinks that Temples is the best new rock band in England, which, for a band that was formed in 2012, is no small recommendation. They’ve gotten enough buzz and have enough of the goods that they have already set out on a tour of the U.S., including an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon back in July. They have one album, Sun Structures. At the very least, they get credit for having cojones. They’ll come show Louisville what they’ve got where they play Headliners Music Hall on October 17, with The Districts opening. Tickets are $15 adv/ $17 DoS.

Here’s “Keep In The Dark”:


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Oct 142014
 

The October Louisville Orchestra Classics presentation is “Carmina burana,” (Latin for “Songs from Beuern”), which will feature Carl Orff’s 1936 compositions for twenty-four of the poems in that collection. Also on the program is Ives’ “The Unanswered Question”; An arrangement by Teddy Abrams of Medieval Dance for Carmina burana’ Tallis’ “Spem in Alium”; Monteverdi’s “Sinfonia a 6” and “Magnificat a 6: Manificat” Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de confessore V. Laudate Dominum”
and “The Shining Shore”; Shaw’s “Oculi Mei” and Kittel’s “Big Fiddle.” Featured performers are: Javier Abreu, tenor, Kent Hatteberg, chorusmaster, Celena Shafer, soprano and Teddy Abrams, conductor. In Whitney Hall – Kentucky Center, on October 16 at 10:30 a.m. and October 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15. To buy tickets, go to https://www.louisvilleorchestra.org


Oct 142014
 

EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fans, listen up: Sweden’s Little Dragon will be smoking the jams at the Mercury Ballroom on October 16, with Shy Girls opening.This is not a Janne-come-lately (or, more appropriately, Yukimi-come-lately (okay, that’s not Swedish, either, but she’s a Swede)) band, as they’ve been at this since 1996. They’re not strangers to American audiences, either, as their tune “Twist” has played in “Grey’s Anatomy,” “90210,” “Revenge,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “Being Mary Jane.” They’re touring in support of their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband (Don’t ask). Put on your best dance-all-night-shoes and some gum and head on down. Tickets are $22.50+ 5.25 online fee.

Here’s the video for Klapp Klapp>

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