Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dawn Landes as Tom Petty

NYC resident and Louisville native Dawn Landes has filmed a spot for the “Live & Breathing” blog, performing a cover of Tom Petty’s “Southern Accents”: Dawn Landes – Southern Accents from Live & Breathing on Vimeo.

album review: Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile The Goat Rodeo Sessions (SONY) Since 1996, the bassist Edgar Meyer has crossed from his usual bluegrass territory into the classical field, teaming with Joshua Bell and Yo-Yo Ma, for amazing results. Their second collaboration, Short Trip Home, is a desert island disc if ever there was […]

album review – The Fall

The Fall Ersatz G.B. (CHERRY RED / MVD) It’s tempting to compare vastly different eras of The Fall’s career to one another. After all, The Fall has been a going affair for front man Mark E. Smith for five decades now, with Ersatz G.B. being the latest in a long line of releases. So to […]

Listen to Cheyenne Marie Mize’s new EP

How often do you get a chance to stand around in public listening to an EP that’s been commercially available all day? Well, here’s your chance: Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize, whose new EP We Don’t Need is out today, will be featured at a listening party in NuLu bistro Please & Thank […]

Is My Morning Jacket breaking up?

No, they’re headlining – and helping to curate – the 10th anniversary Forecastle Festival. The fest, which will be held from July 13 – 15, will feature a headlining set by MMJ on Saturday night, along with dozens of other acts to be announced soon. MMJ will also help plan late-night activities (including a night […]

album review – The Weeknd

The Weeknd Echoes of Silence (XO) After two highly-acclaimed free albums, The Weeknd again shows he’s got brass ones by opening his latest with a cover of Michael ‘s “Dirty Diana” (“D.D.”). As any longtime Apollo viewer knows, there’s just some folks you don’t cover. Maybe Abel Tesfaye, under his nom de song The Weeknd, […]

My Morning Jacket headlining Forecastle?

A press conference will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST to announce something big that will involve the Forecastle Festival and/or My Morning Jacket. The 10th anniversary festival will be held from July 13th-15th in Waterfront Park. Stay tuned to this web log as the story develops.

album review – The Black Keys

The Black Keys El Camino (NONESUCH) The Zone: Stevie had it from ‘72-‘76, Marvin ‘71-‘78, Prince ‘83-‘87, the Stones ‘68-‘72. Let’s go ahead and include The Black Keys 2008-? Attack & Release came first, with Danger Mouse producing, bringing a subtle mix of weird sounds to the Keys’ garage. Brothers followed and blew everyone away, […]

album review – Ritmo Machine

Ritmo Machine Welcome to the Ritmo Machine (NACIONAL) This is an unexpectedly great little record from Eric Bobo and Latin Bitman. Bobo should be a name somewhat familiar to you, as a touring member of both the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill, and the son of the legendary Willie Bobo. Ritmo Machine is a mostly […]

The end of jazz at the Seelbach

After approximately two decades, the Seelbach Hotel has decided to end their weekend evenings of live jazz music, as led by vibraphonist Dick Sisto. The weekend was often chosen by LEO Weekly readers as “the best place to hear live jazz” in our readers’ choice poll. Sisto, long accompanied by bassist Tyrone Wheeler and drummer […]