Monthly Archives: November 2011

more J. Robbins production for locals

Jawbox and Burning Airlines leader J. Robbins, who has worked extensively with locals Coliseum, will be mixing via animo‘s songs from their forthcoming split with Admiral Ackbar.

Pennies leader wins big

Jeremy Podgursky, beloved Louisville native and former leader of The Pennies, has received a 2011 Fromm Music Foundation Commission, worth $10,000. Podgursky, now an IU Jacobs School of Music doctoral fellow and associate instructor in music composition, will use the award to write a piece for his frequent collaborators, Lost Dog New Music Ensemble, in […]

The LEO interview: Jason Isbell – solo

by Brent Owen Jason Isbell, the former Drive-By Trucker, has perhaps the most defined voice in all of southern rock. The Muscle Shoals native, born and raised in the soil of a music Mecca, wears genres like a chameleon wears colors, ranging from haunting blues to longing country and soulful R&B. Throughout three Truckers […]

Louisville goes South By…

Local psychedelic rockers Natives will be traveling to Austin, Texas in March. That also happens to be the month of the SXSW music conference and festival there. LEO wishes them safe and successful travels! You can see them locally at ZaZoo’s on Dec. 16th.

There’s an app for…

Local public radio station WFPK, 91.9 has released their own smartphone app. It will help listeners listen live when they’re not near a local radio, look up archives and more.

Alpha Music Collectors Convention returns

The new schedule for the Alpha Music Collectors Convention is out now. Below find dates and locations for “Lots of CDs, LPs, 78s, cassettes, posters, and other memorabilia.” FALL 2011 Sun. Dec. 4 LOUISVILLE, KY Holiday Inn, I-64 & Hurstbourne Pkwy. SPRING 2012 Sun. Jan. 29 INDIANAPOLIS, IN LaQuinta Hotel, I-465 & Emerson Ave. Sun. […]

album review – Azita

Azita Disturbing the Air (DRAG CITY) Singer Azita has always associated outside of the norm, often found wearing bizarre costumes and performing theatrical shows before the world knew of entities like Lady Gaga. Although she’s known for her involvement in noisier outfits, Disturbing the Air sounds more akin to a personal venture. Playing off of […]

5 questions with VHS or Beta

By Sam Sneed Louisville’s most famous dance-rock duo, VHS or Beta’s Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy, may have moved on to Brooklyn, but nothing can bring ‘em back home like Thanksgiving. The band plays live on Friday at Headliners Music Hall. DJ Sam Sneed caught up with Pfunder. LEO: What are you excited to […]

Salutatorian Blues – debut album

Dust and Thunder, the debut album from Salutatorian Blues (a.k.a. artist Bobby Barbour), is now available for ears on Bandcamp ( The $5 download is described as “epic lo-fi witch prog mystical”. photo by Sarah Katherine Davis (

album review – Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe The Old Magic (YEP ROC) There was an ad for Knob Creek bourbon that ran a few years back, with the headline: “At some point in time a man switches from ‘I’ll have what he’s having’ to ‘I’ll have what I’m having.’” It’s clear from Nick Lowe’s recent albums that he’s reached that […]