Monthly Archives: December 2011

album review – Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne How Do You Do (UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC) Sliding from his home at super-indie Stones Throw to the dark lord Universal, it looked like fans were ready for him to fail. As the first act to leave the house that Egon built for a major, to paraphrase Black Moon, heads weren’t ready. Turns out there […]

Sean Bailey likes this, too

Louisville music mayor Sean Bailey shares his picks for the best local albums of 2011 in this week’s LEO Weekly. Here are some extra, non-full-length selections of the maestro: Anwar Sadat No Vacation 7” Favorite Track: “No Vacation” Spasmodic post-rock which manifests asymmetrical song structures, barreling percussion, and jangly chord progressions, all mixed with fervent […]

Will Oldham: The Book

Will Oldham On Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, a book-length discussion with journalist/musician Alan Licht, will be released in the UK on January 3 and in the USA on March 1st. “A man who acts under the name Will Oldham and a singer songwriter who performs under the name Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy has, over the past quarter […]

ear X-tacy Re-closing Sale Details

Today and tomorrow, Louisville. Your last chance (until next time): “FINAL BLOWOUT SALE at ear X-tacy Records! That’s right, we’re opening the doors for one last hurrah (seriously)!!! Please join us this Thursday, Dec. 22nd from 12pm-5pm, and Friday, Dec. 23rd from 12pm-7pm as we BLOWOUT all remaining product, displays, and fixtures. All used vinyl, […]

Keep Louisville Symphonic – free tonight

Keep Louisville Symphonic (a.k.a. The Louisville Orchestra) will perform at Broadway Baptist Church (4000 Brownsboro Road) tonight at 7pm. The concert is free, though they are asking for any donation that you might want to provide. http://www.broadwaybaptist.org/

album review – Betty Wright & The Roots

Betty Wright & The Roots Betty Wright: The Movie (S-CURVE) Questlove should put in a residency at the R&B Foundation and cut records for any act from the ‘60s or ‘70s that still draws a wheeze-less breath. His Al Green record is as good as Belle, his protest covers record with John Legend was masterful, […]

album review – Mocean Worker

Mocean Worker Candygram for MOWO (MOWO INC) Though the term “Intelligent Dance Music” describes something else entirely, Candygram is certainly the sum of those words. Beyond that, it’s one of the most fun dance records this year. Mocean Worker makes dance music hugely informed by jazz, which is understandable as he comes from incredible stock. […]

The Clifton Center’s “The Clifton Fifty”

The Clifton Center tonight will present guitarist, writer, archivist and LEO columnist Nathan Salsburg for “The Clifton Fifty” at 6 p.m. “The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with appetizers from Frankfort Avenue restaurants and a cash bar, followed by a 50-minute conversation led by Salsburg about the 1931 Victor Recording Co. sessions in Louisville.” […]

album review – I Wayne

I Wayne Life Teachings (VP) Playing against seasonal moods, I Wayne chooses the 4th quarter to release his third album of uptempo Rastafarian-influenced reggae. Admittedly, as cool winds blow outside, the sounds herein can sound out of place. But Wayne is a master and, through sheer force of personality, can acclimate your ears without much […]

exciting Karate Body news

The local label says, “We are pleased to announce that in spring 2012 we will release Dig a Hole, a new studio album from Invaders that was recorded two years ago at The Funeral Home in Louisville, Ky., but never formally released. This will be digital only. The band’s 2009 debut CD Floating is in […]