Jul 212014
 

The weekend was all Forecastle but now that’s done, so it’s back to upcoming show announcements:
Better Than Ezra will play at the Mercury Ballroom on November 22. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, July 25 at noon.
The Tedeshi Trucks Band will play Iroquois Amphitheater on September 4; tickets range from $17.50-$69.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.


Jul 212014
 

Austin’s favorite singer/songwriter, Bob Schneider, returns to Louisville for the second time this year with a show the Mercury Ballroom. A man of diverse backgrounds (he grew up in Germany) and eclectic inclinations in music, which include funk, country, rock and folk (and maybe some lieder?), he is a recording maniac, having a released more records since 2000 than most musicians do in an entire career, not counting the recording and release of every concert he plays. He’s good at it, apparently – he has won twenty-four Austin Music Awards. His most well-known song is “40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet),” which reached #14 on the AAA Radio Chart. He also has scored a number of soundtrack placements, including “Big Blue Sea” in the movie “Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” He has an audience in Louisville, too. He’s headed to the Mercury on July 24, with Dawn & Hawkes opening. Tickets are $18.50 plus $4.50 if you buy them online.

Take a look at “Swimming In The Sea”:


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Website: www.bobschneider.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobschneidermusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bob_Schneider
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Bob+Schneider


Jul 192014
 

The Dreamland venue was established specifically to book acts not otherwise likely to find gigs in Louisville. Naturally,  this includes some of the more exotic jazz combos, which is pretty much the subtagline for the July 23 show, a tour entitled “Washington D.C. Jazz Collective Night” and featuring Aaron Quinn’s Liver Quiver, Sarah Hughes Saxophone Quartet, Brad Linde’s Underwater Ghost and Billy Wolfe’s Composer’s Octet. Various of these groups will play separately and together, mix and match style. This is so far outside this writer’s area of expertise that I’ll just leave it at that. Tickets are $7.

Here’s Sarah Hughes playing with the Brad Linde Quartet:


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Website: http://dreamlandislouisville.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Media-Project-at-Dreamland/720969334595217


Jul 192014
 

All right, Day Two of the Forecastle Fest. The lineup includes Jack White, Band of Horses, Dwight Yoakam, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Jason Isbell, Slint, Lord Huron, Spanish Gold, Kygo, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Soul Rebels, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Boy & Bear, Mount Moriah, Young & Sick, Johnnyswim, JaLin Roze, Goodbye June, The Wans, Jill Andrews, Anwar Sadat, Moon Taxi, Chancellor Warhol, Bluegrass Situation and Americana Music Association Late-Night Hang Featuring The 2. It’s immense. At Waterfront Park. Tickets are $84.50 / $94.50 & UP. Wear your sunscreen.

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Website: http://lineup.forecastlefest.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ForecastleFest
Twitter: https://twitter.com/forecastle


Jul 182014
 

These days, buying a ticket to a Lauryn Hill concert is basically like buying a lottery ticket-you’re either going to end up a little more broke and a little more bitter than yesterday, or you’re going to strike gold. No question, Ms. Lauryn Hill is volatile. Her tours from recent years are littered with scathing reports of her chronic tardiness, distant affect, and inscrutable renditions. Reports from this tour have been somewhat mixed, but in general one of the greatest artists of the ‘90s has returned to form.” —Courtney Harrell, Denver’s Westworld.com
The Grammy winning rapper, singer, producer and former Fugees star Lauryn Hill is back on the road, including an upcoming show at Iroquois Amphitheatre on July 22. She has some need to work, having rather recently been in Federal prison for non-payment on income taxes, with the result penalites and such adding up to a considerable sum, which she has paid off. Be that as it may, the 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill remains her landmark (and only) solo effort, having sold some eight million copies and earning her five Grammy Awards, including Album Of The Year and Best New Artist. Following all that success, she dropped out public view to live a private life, only performing occasionally. In 2010, she returned to the stage, playing a few festivals and shows. Her tax evasions charges derailed that. Her current tour is with the agreement of the judge. Tickets to the show are $50, $60 and $80.

Watch a live performance at Bowry Ballroom on November 27:


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Website: www.lauryn-hill.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mslaurynhill?rf=108575912495896
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsLaurynHill
LastFM: www.last.fm/music/Lauryn+Hill


Jul 172014
 

Seattle based Spartan Records has added Louisville based alternative rock band The Foxery to the roster and will release the group’s debut record, Unless, on September 9. The record’s first new song, “Broken Vessels,” is at Diffuser.fm. Listen below:

More from the press release:
“Entirely self-produced, The Foxery spent months dialing in tones, finessing tempos, and meticulously creating the layers that define the new record. Once the band had finished recording, acclaimed mixer J. Robbins (Jawbox, mewithoutYou, Jimmy Eat World) took the reigns for final polishing.

Thematically, Unless tackles massive questions against the backdrop of a dark and wandering musical journey.

“The central themes on the record are feeling alone and this general sense of questioning; questioning one’s faith, faith in ourselves, and faith in the world,” explains guitarist/vocalist Cadillac Young. “Loosely, the album is this narrative about walking into the depths of hell, trudging through the bullshit for too long and then crawling out on our hands and knees. The songs are sad, heavy, and dark because we think that without acknowledging those things in life, that we all carry, the light can’t shine through.”

There is a bittersweet light at the end of the tunnel to the band’s dark introspective theme, which can be felt throughout their newly released song “Broken Vessels.”

“”Broken Vessels” is about feeling like no matter what you do, nothing matters; and then finding comfort in that,” says Young. “Nothing has more meaning than what you give it so give everything as much meaning as you can! But only hold onto what you care most about and not much else. Let it all spill out. Someone will see the beauty in what you couldn’t carry and make use of it.”

The Foxery can best be described as passionate, intense, cathartic, heavy, genuine and fun. In a sense, there could be no better way to characterize both the music and the poetically thrashing spirit of the Louisville sextet.

“We want to inspire people to go into the world and make sounds,” adds Young. “Cook, clean, sing, play music, draw and paint, dance, take walks, play in the rain, stop and listen to the silence, challenge yourself to learn new things, read books, and share your passions with the world around you. Make sounds in whatever way you feel comfortable doing so and make them often!”


Jul 172014
 

Phillip Olympia at Never Nervous posted an interview with Dave Rucinski of Gubbey Records, a Louisville record label noted for having no particular preference in genres and which put out a forty-six song cassette released called Head Cleaner last year, which demonstrated that non-preference. The label is working on another Head Cleaner release. In the meantime, read the interview here.

http://www.never-nervous.com/2014/07/interview-dave-rucinski-gives-us-skinny.html