Monthly Archives: August 2011

Surprise show at the Mag Bar tonight

It is now Facebook official: Trophy Wives, currently rocking every face in the nation as they tour for their new album, Old Scratch, are making a pit stop tonight in Old Louisville’s Magnolia Bar & Grill. Double your pleasure with a double drum attack, as Eric McManus sits in for one night only. Local neighbors […]

album review: “The Help”

Various Artists The Help (soundtrack) (Geffen) Soundtrack compilations used to be an art. Some of the best rap albums of the 90s were soundtracks. It gave a chance for A-Listers to pair up unexpectedly or experiment with new sounds while giving unknowns a chance to get their name out. One of the biggest victims of […]

album review: The Quill

The Quill Full Circle (METALVILLE) I listened to this album with my cock out, just to see if I could, indeed, rock out that much harder, much to the chagrin of Heine Brothers’ staff and patronage. With apologies to them, and after serving out my much-deserved ban, a second listen to The Quill’s Full Circle […]

Meshell Ndegeocello – Dirty World

The news broke the other day that Meshell Ndegeocello signed a new record deal, this time with French label Naïve Records. Gladly, the disc looks like it will, in fact be released stateside in November. Equally as exciting is the album, Weather, marks the reunion of Meshell and producer Joe Henry. The two previously worked […]

The LEO interview: Jason Ajemian

Jason Ajemian is a jazz improv young master who also spends some time in the freak folk/rock world. The tireless collaborator plays with dozens in various formats, and will bring one to Bernheim Arboretum’s “Connect” festival on Saturday. LEO: How did a kid from the Blue Ridge Mountains become an ichthyologist? How did that ichthyologist […]

The LEO interview: Six Organs of Admittance

Six Organs of Admittance return home By Jennifer Harlan leo@leoweekly.com Guitarist Ben Chasny is both a frequent collaborator and a home recording one-man band. When he’s not playing with Comets On Fire, Bonnie Prince Billy or Current 93, he releases his own free-style music under the Six Organs of Admittance handle. LEO asked him about […]

The Hold Steady: extra words

The Hold Steady is profiled in this week’s print edition of LEO Weekly, but we didn’t have enough room for all of the discussion. Erin Keane had even more questions for bandleader Craig Finn: LEO: So there’s a pretty comprehensive Wiki dedicated to analyzing your songs and explaining references and cross-references — do you ever […]

album review: Brothers of Brazil

Brothers of Brazil Brothers of Brazil (SIDE ONE DUMMY) The label known for bringing Gogol Bordello to the world is trying to capture lightning for a second time and gets electrocuted in the process. Bordello possessed an infectious hybrid of genres one would never willingly put together, and even if at first listen you couldn’t […]

Def Leppard & Heart > Krispy Kreme Burger

Like the first intrepid bite into a Krispy Kreme Burger, I was uncertain what I was getting into when I set out to see the Heart and Def Leppard concert last Friday night at the Kentucky State Fair. As solid and predictable as a greasy patty of beef, Heart put on a high-caloric-burning show as […]

Orchestra “unfair”

The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) has placed the Louisville Orchestra on its “unfair” list in the aftermath of massive layoffs and bankruptcy proceedings. “The Louisville Orchestra’s management is mistaken to believe that a pick-up ensemble would be a satisfactory replacement for the world-class symphony orchestra that patrons have come to expect in Louisville,” says […]