Monthly Archives: August 2010

Trailblazer, “Gut Reaction” b/w “Mallard”

Trailblazer, a.k.a. Coleman Guyon of Lexington, is releasing his new 45 “Gut Reaction” via Moniker Records on Aug. 24. The limited edition of 300 is billed as “subterranean dance pop,” though I’m not sure that’s exactly what I’m hearing via his Myspace. Good stuff, but sounds more whiskey-soaked than Red Bull-and-vodka …

OK GO to headline Discover Louisville

On Oct. 12, U of L welcomes its new class and hopes to introduce newcomers to the city’s local businesses via the Discover Louisville Festival, featuring former Capitol Records act OK Go. The YouTube mainstay bring their “Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky” tour to Grawemeyer Hall’s Oval (Third Street near Eastern Parkway). The […]

Cabin tours east coast

Cabin embarks on a brief tour this week including last night’s appearance at the Mecca of hipsterdom, Williamsburg, BK, and ending Oct. 7 in Indianapolis. Both of their albums, “Govern the Good Life” and “Among the Rectangles and Changeable Parts,” are still available for free via their Bandcamp. Aug. 16 Trash Bar Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11 […]

Boomslang 2010

You will be in Lexington Sept. 10-12. Book your hotel now (or call your buddy at UK and call dibs on the couch). Just look at the lineup and then rush over to buy – er, well the website says “more info and tickets available in July,.” Um … Tickets range from $15 day passes […]

Ear In-Stores 8/19-8/24

Ear X-tacy has a busy week or so lined up onstage at its new Douglass Loop location, while you kick the tires of the new joint. The Fervor, fresh off their Forecastle feature. Sam Hadfield will be releasing his new EP, “Brook Street,” Aug. 20, celebrating with an X-instore and a Zanzabar show later that evening (with Shadwick […]

Holler in the Holler

ear XXV-tacy

Mayor Jer will be on hand at ear X-Tacy noon Aug. 14 to present owner John Timmons with a proclamation declaring that day as “ear X-tacy’s 25th Anniversary Day” at the store’s new location, 2226 Bardstown Road in Douglass Loop. —DM

Lonesome River Band, Danny Paisley headline Bluegrass Fest

Bisig Impact Group is behind this year’s Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival at the Water Tower (River Road  and Zorn Ave). This year’s event runs Sept. 4-6, includes free parking, an arts and crafts vendor market, and free for kids 10 and under. ($6 for the rest of us before 6 p.m., $9 after.) Lonesome River Band […]

LEO Music ’Cast: Rebecca Williams

Singer-songwriter Rebecca Williams recently returned from the Dulcet Darlings tour with Kayla Brown, and she’s heading overseas next year to tackle Europe. We talk to her about the upcoming trek, tour shenanigans and the place she likes to write most. —Mat Herron Listen: Rebecca Williams

Hambone eyes Sept. release for ‘Conflagrations’

Blues virtuoso Hambone, a.k.a. Nick Hamstra, will release his new album “Conflagrations” digitally Aug. 17 via The Path Less Traveled. He’s got an in-store at ear X-tacy Sept. 16, with an official CD release show Sept. 17 at Check’s Cafe. Meanwhile, he’ll appear with Back Door Slam on WFPK’s Live Lunch Aug. 20 as part of Madison […]