Monthly Archives: February 2012

Forecastle lineup announced

Well, it turns out our psychic powers are strong, as we nailed at least a few of the bands playing this year’s Forecastle Festival, July 13-15. Here’s the lineup, which will include our predictions Wilco, Andrew Bird, Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Ben Sollee, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Ravenna Colt, Lydia Burrell, Scott Carney’s […]

album review – The Internet

The Internet Purple Naked Ladies (ODD FUTURE) What to do when one has great influences, but isn’t a very good songwriter? On Purple Naked Ladies, Odd Future’s lone female member Syd tha Kid’s own song states, “She DGAF” (your imagination is correct). Syd’s collaboration with Matt Martians as The Internet, lifts from N*E*R*D, Kraftwerk, Erykah […]

Guessing My Morning Jacket’s plan to take over Forecastle

My Morning Jacket has already been announced as the Saturday night headliner and curating-assistants of the 2012 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY. The next round of bookings is scheduled to be announced soon, and LEO Weekly was wondering what a potential MMJ FF might look like. Based on previous covers, collaborations, conversations, friends, labels, tours […]

Carolina Chocolate Drops: The LEO interview

LEO contributor Damien McPherson spoke with Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops recently. The band plays tomorrow night at the Clifton Center. A version of this story can also be found in today’s print edition. LEO: HOW WAS WORKING WITH BUDDY MILLER ON THE NEW RECORD? DF: Buddy Miller was great. He was really […]

Hear the new Jim James album here:

For no obvious reason, Team Coco is streaming the new New Multitudes album, a collaborative effort between Louisville’s own James Olliges Jr., Son Volt’s Jay Farrar, Centro-matic’s Will Johnson and solo act Anders Parker. The album celebrates the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth; the quartet has composed new music to go with Guthrie lyrics. […]

Workers sign record deal

Workers (formerly Your Black Star) have signed with the aforementioned Sonablast! Records. Their new album, Both Hands, their third full-length, will hit the virtual streets on May 29th. Drummer Andrew Osborne has kept busy lately with his side band, Old Baby, and singer-guitarist Jeremy Johnson has achieved success managing the popular restaurant The Blind Pig […]

Sonablast’s Gill Holland on Lana and his bands in the New York Times

“Recipe for a Pop Star: Is Lana Del Rey’s rapid success a sign that we’re more obsessed with hype over talent?” Louisville’s own NYC transplant and mover-and-shaker Gill Holland has written an op-ed for The NYT about pop singer Lana Del Rey, his own local signing Nerves Junior, and the perils of creating in the […]

Children of Bodom signing and meet-up

Doo Wop Shop is hosting a free, all ages autograph signing and in-store appearance by Children of Bodom on Friday, February 24th at 5 p.m. Alexi, Henkka and Roope will be there from the band. They perform at Expo Five later that night. 1587 Bardstown Rd., (502) 456-5250 For ticket information, visit

Vegasus – a new video from Everybody’s Hugging

Click here to see the new video from the talented video wiz kids and the young noisemakers, along with very important (and somewhat reliable) information about each.

album review – Common

Common The Dreamer, The Believer (THINKCOMMON/WB) One is reminded of the Looney Tune featuring Chester and Spike, unlikely companions, Chester the overeager little pup to his can’t-be-bothered bulldog friend. “Hey Spike! Whaddya wanna do, Spike? You wanna chase a car?” *Smack “Nope,” says Spike, not breaking his stride. Common’s latest is a sleek attempt at […]