Monthly Archives: June 2007


The best aspect of Bonnaroo, in this music-lover’s opinion, is the opportunity to see bands I probably wouldn’t have checked out otherwise. It does get hard to keep up, but even if you see only a fraction of the artists performing, it’s well worth the trip. It’s a melting pot of music, with everything from […]

The Police don’t disappoint at Bonnaroo

I grew up listening to The Police. I was too young in the ’80s to make the pilgrimmage to one of their shows, but marveled at the videos. I stared in wonder at the television as Sting ran through a darkened room lit only by rows of candles. Years later, when I could appreciate their […]

Bonnaroo Notebook: A taste of reggae, Generation Y

It’s difficult to know where to start. There have been some pleasant surprises along the way. As I was gearing up to see Ziggy Marley, I heard this sprite of a voice emanating from another tent. She was using her voice as an instrument, making various odd noises, while pounding away on the keyboard in […]

Bonnaroo Notebook: Meet Tool

I’ve heard many rave about Tool. The crowd, in the thousands, was psyched. The main stage, normally adorned with the huge, blazing green Bonnaroo sign atop it, remained dark. It was an ominous feeling, to be sure. Suddenly the crowd goes wild as Tool walks onto the stage, and we are immediately hit with a […]

Bonnaroo Notebook: Who knew the tuba could rock?

Never, ever poke fun at a tuba player again. After checking out The Roots on the main stage, I was blown away. Don’t get me wrong, Kings of Leon were great. I’ll admit to not being a big fan, but seeing them live they proved they can rock with a setlist (see speed metal meets […]

The Redemption Song! Calls It Quits

The Redemption Song! (Strike First Records) have silently disbanded. Their website promises one last show, possibly in their native Kentucky or Indiana, but no final details have emerged. We’ll keep you posted.

D.W. Box solo

D.W. Box will play a solo show on June 13 at Jenicca’s with London-based recording artist Sharon Lewis and Rosie Polenzani.

God’s Lonely Man in studio

God’s Lonely Man, a Nashville based band with Louisville ties, is currently in studio working on new material. There have been a few changes to their sound and lineup since their last release. They’ve posted one new song, along with two re-worked older numbers, on their website for a preview of the new line-up.

Second Story Man to plays 20 at "Late Night Salon"

On July 6, Second Story Man will be playing twenty songs as part of the Jazz Factory’s “Late Night Salon” in Louisville. The band recently posted the following update via their MySpace page: “The show will start at 11 pm and we’ll be the only band playing. There will be a lot of songs from […]

Sean Michel in Owensboro, KY

American Idol fans will recognize Sean Michel as the Fidel Castro look-a-like that wowed judges with a soulful rendition of “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” early this season. On June 23, Michel and his band return to Kentucky for a show at Owensboro’s The Brothers Pizza. with support from Redfoot and Deas Vail. This will […]