Monthly Archives: July 2007

How I Exchanged Books With a Rock Star

Late May, while in Rome, I heard about Papa Roach coming to Louisville. Finally the concert is here and I’m super pumped. The day before the concert I’ve planned everything out: I was going to give Jacoby Shaddix (the lead singer) two books that we had discussed when he was last in Louisville. The first […]

Live: Martina McBride

Last night, country belter Martina McBride dazzled the packed-in crowd at Freedom Hall. It’s interesting and rare when you get to experience true talent firsthand. Her voice is among the best in today’s music — all genres included. I’d love to see a battle of the vocal chords between McBride and Streisand. Anyway, the concert […]

Ryan Adams makes good

As Ryan Adams & the Cardinals took the stage at the Brown Theater Wednesday night, crowd tension, nervousness and anticipation hung heavy in the air. This was his last chance to make good with Louisville. To patch up a friendship so rightfully earned. A few years ago, Adams took the Brown stage a bit under […]

$2 Grolsch + rock = love

The only beer that’s better than $2 beer is dollar beer. Slugger Field has this nice little promotion going on on Fridays, where they’re selling $2 Grolsch (you can buy more than one ata TIME!) plus live music. A couple weeks back, I caught Your Black Star, which has a new EP out, Beasts, on […]

Phantom Family Halo tour with Slint

Psych-rock-experimental homies Phantom Family Halo head out west for two weeks beginning July 17. On the books are two shows opening for Slint in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Then in August, PFH treks back east for two weeks with Pittsburgh’s Midnite Snake. PFH’s album The Legend of Black Six, originally released on vinyl, will […]

Stub Hub and The Police

Stubhub.com is touting itself as an epicenter for deals and discounts on concert tickets. And since tix for The Police are selling for $225 and up, Stub Hub wants to keep at least some of your hard-earned cash in your wallet and out of Sting’s, Stewart’s and Andy’s bank account. So to speak. I logged […]