Monthly Archives: February 2008

New Beach House video: "Heart of Chambers"

Watch it here.

This Revolution will be plugged in

Junior Revolution plays Saturday, March 7, at Uncle Pleasants (2126 S. Preston St., 634-4147) with Sugar Spell It Out, Pomegranates, One Small Step For Landmines, and Look Mexico. The 18-and-over show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $6 (21+), $8 (18-20). It was a process, alright. Junior Revolution frontman Jayson Hazelbaker’s memories of recording […]

Darkest before Dawn? Not a chance

Dawn Landes is finally thawing out. En route to her band’s first show opening for Jason Isbell & 400 Unit in Minneapolis, their fruitful sojourn ground to a halt when they hit a snowstorm outside Madison, Wisc., that left them stranded for nine hours. “Nine and a half, actually,” Landes says. She blogged about the […]

Voiceover: Diversity, race and the road ahead

(A shorter version of this Q&A appears in the Feb. 27 edition of LEO, and online at leoweekly.com.) Afrykah Wubsauda event coordinator/MC LEO: Do you consider Louisville diverse? Afrykah Wubsauda: Aesthetically, Louisville is diverse … What I mean is, that if we measure diversity based on the naked eye, and without inquiring into the inner […]

Q&A Alanna Fugate

Alanna Fugate plays BBC in St. Matthews (3929 Shelbyville Road, 899-7070, www.bbcbrew.com) Friday with Eddy Green. Doors are at 10 p.m. LEO: About your record … AF: It’s definitely a good step forward for me. Mike DuFresne (ex-People Noise, currently with Zongo) recorded the album. We both spent a long time experimenting, but this is […]

Q&A: Shonna Tucker of the Drive-By Truckers

After taking a respite from the band for most of 2007 – the members of Drive-by Truckers are back, re-energized, and hitting the road in support their new album: Brighter Than Creation’s Dark. Bassist Shonna Tucker checked in via telephone from a tour stop in Boise, Idaho. LEO: Am I cutting in on anything important […]

Q&A: John Goldsby

John Goldsby performs next week as part of the University of Louisville’s Jazz Fest. For more information, check out www.louisville.edu LEO: How has living in Germany affected the way you look at jazz as an art form? Do you find any classic German compositions or techniques creeping into the music you play? John Goldsby: Living […]

Human nature

Michael Jackson’s Thriller introduced me to music. From the moment I set the needle to wax, and “Wanna Be Startin Somethin’” kicked in, I was in heaven. I tried to imitate everything Michael did: the moonwalk, the jacket, the sequined glove, the power of his voice, his presence. When he was onstage, I listened, and […]

The Glasspack sells out first show of European tour

The Glasspack’s headlining show on Sunday, April 20 at this year’s Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland, has sold out, even before the band could tell fans about presale tickets. The ’Pack joins Celtic Frost, Trouble, Isis, Down, The Groundhogs, Boris, Witchcraft, Dixie Witch, The Heads, and a ton of others at Roadburn, which in past […]

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Part 2 vs. Iron & Wine & Califone

Since their Sunday April 20 show sold out at, basically, light speed, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss will play a second gig Saturday night, April 19, at The Palace. T. Bone Burnett, producer of their duet, Raising Sand, which has been lauded by everyone, including our music desk. Tickets are are $67, $57 and $47 […]