Monthly Archives: March 2010

Live: Alanna Fugate

Alanna Fugate had two reasons to celebrate at the Rudyard Kipling Friday night: It was her birthday and the release show for her latest long player, Pink Elephants. Dressed in pigtails and a blue and white dress a la Dorothy Gable, she continually impressed with her confidence, positivity and quality of performance. Some musicians look strained. Fugate […]

SXSE 2010 lineup

April 23-24 @ Expo Five 2900 Seventh St. Road (502) 645-1820 Single-Day $10 / Weekend Pass $15 Available at ear X-tacy, where you can also pick up the SXSEnd 2010 compilation CD, and online at Ticket Alternative. Visual artists: Jeff Gaither, Angryblue, Dick Starr, Dave Pollard, Owen Leitsch,, Morgue Studios, Melody Dennison, Shalan Darragh, Preston Williamson, Izzy’s […]

The Beat goes on

Hot 104 proved that a station could play A Tribe Called Quest alongside Juvenile and work. Hopes are high that the same quality Hot 104 brought will continue with the new 104.3 The Beat — as in, play some rap older than three months, is not just from NOLA or Atlanta and contains more than […]

The Flaming Lips to headline Forecastle Fest 2010

Widespread Panic returns, Drive-By Truckers and Spoon also among headliners for the festival, held July 9-11 on Great Lawn. Also, Forecastle will be the only date in the region for a reunion by Cap’n Jazz. At least 60 performers including additional headliners are still to be announced. “I don’t know anyone who started with as […]

MMJ to appear on ‘Twistable, Turnable Man’

My Morning Jacket appears alongside Dr. Dog, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine and Andrew Bird on the forthcoming compilation, “Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein” out June 8 on Sugar Hill. Produced by Bobby Bare Sr., a collaborator of Silverstein’s, and Jr., the compilation is a fitting homage to the writer, […]


“We’re dying to make a new record,” says Simon Balthazar, 27, the founder of British chamber pop group Fanfarlo, nursing a hangover from a recent show in Charleston, S.C. These are salad days for the band, named after a French 19th century writer. They stop at Zanzabar April 3 with Robert Francis and Lawrence Arabia. […]

Woodrow + Mondays = Mag Bar

Woody Chancy, the host of “Woody’s Roadhouse” on 91.9 WFPK, is now spinning Mondays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at The Mag Bar in Old Louisville.

Saredren Wells, “Memories Are Hunting Horns”

On May 11, singer-songwriter Drew Sellers, a.k.a. Saredren Wells, releases his new solo album “Memories Are Hunting Horns.” A fixture on the last several Louisville Is For Lovers compilations, Wells previews his record with a free, all-ages in-store show at ear X-tacy tomorrow. Tracklisting: 1. For Wes Anderson (Or You) 2. In Advance of a […]


Update – rescheduled for April 29. One of this generation’s most exciting singers is playing the Improv March 30. After his critically acclaimed debut, “1st Born Second,” Bilal’s been saddled with industry drama ever since. His second disc, “Love 4 Sale,” was shelved due to an early leak and lack of confidence by Interscope. Recently released from […]

Spring = Noise

From the desk of Noise Pollution: The debut album by Brett Eugene Ralph’s Kentucky Chrome Revue is now available at Ear-Xtacy and For digital downloads, go to (recommended) or Itunes. National distribution begins April 27, but you can get yours now at the above mentioned retailers. The album contains 10 songs (including a honky tonk version […]