Monthly Archives: December 2009

Roots & Boots Countdown

Michael Young, host of WFPK’s “Roots & Boots,” counts down his top 20 Americana albums of 2009 tonight beginning at 5 p.m. Tune in at 91.9-FM or stream at

Ben Sollee second bike tour film up now

Oxfam Unwrapped – Ben Sollee from marty benson on Vimeo.

Lineup for Jan. 1 Townes Van Zandt Tribute announced

John Gage, Mickey Clark, Brigid Kaelin, Stephen Couch, Bill Ede, Paul K., Alanna Fugate, Willian Bryan Ragland, Wyndell Williams, John Whitaker, John Pedigo, Kelly Wilkinson, Joel Henderson, Daniel Brown, Denny Wheatley, Vicki Meares, Joanie Mussleman, Laura Shine, Heidi Howe, Steve Eilers, Tammy Burke, Marcia Goss, Tamara Dearing, Sean Hopkins, Samuel Hadfield, Neil J., Michael Young and probably more. Jan. 1 Monkey Wrench 1025 Barret Ave. in the Highlands Free; 8 p.m.

Lucky Pineapple rotates on Fuse, ‘Jersey Shore,’ CMJ

The seemingly ever-expanding collective known as Lucky Pineapple continues to see traction on the national re-release of its album, The Bubble Has Burst in Sky City (Noise Pollution/SonaBLAST!). This fall the band grew to a nine-piece, adding saxophonist Drew Miller and percussionist Alex Molina. The video for “Moment in an Empty Street” appeared on Episode […]

VHS or Beta to remix Tegan & Sara, tour Colombia

That wasn’t a misprint: Dance-rockers VHS Or Beta, whose singer/guitarist  and bassist Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy, respectively, have relocated to New York, have posted four shows on their MySpace page that take place in Colombia. The group, who has a new single, “Feel It When You Know,” will play four consecutive weeks at Armando […]

LEO Music ’Cast: Mittens On Strings

Let’s Go To Baba’s is the name of the new album from Mittens on Strings. The band originally formed in New Albany, but later relocated to to Chicago. We speak by phone to Alex Preston, who talks about the album and the band’s upcoming plans. Listen: Mittens On Strings

MMJ to play New Orleans Jazzfest

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Ray Rizzo, Grammy nod

Drummer/actor Ray Rizzo (The Java Men) plays drums on acclaimed cellist Yo Yo Ma’s holiday album “Songs Of Joy and Peace” which was just nominated for a Grammy. Joining Ma on the record is Amelia Zirin-Brown, who sang on Moby’s most recent album, and with whom Rizzo has recorded a new batch of cover songs […]

Eluvium scores film, plans release of ‘Similes’

Louisville native Matthew Cooper has been translating the expressions in his head for a while now from his west coast HQ. In February, Cooper, who performs under the name Eluvium, will release Similes, the follow-up to his 7 LP box set, Life Through Bombardment. He has always been a capable singer, and Similes will be […]

LEO Music ’Cast: The Mandelbrots

You Are All Perceivers is the name of the debut album by The Mandelbrots. Named after French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, the band features Joseph Burchett, better known from his days with bluegrass outfit Fire The Saddle. Burchett, a physics teacher, joins us to talk about the band’s debut. Listen: The Mandelbrots