Monthly Archives: March 2012

Thursday – concerts to catch: Motherlodge, Bill Frisell, Borgore, Tiger and Woods, The Breedings

THU Mar 29 The Bard’s Town: “Motherlodge Festival” with Jesse Elliot, Christopher Layer, Squeeze-bot, Self Kuwa and Ab Fresh Kid Ni ring, Audrey Crabtree; 8 p.m., $10 The first night of this bi-annual Louisville via NYC festival / carnival sideshow, organized by Java Men drummer Ray Rizzo and pals, includes some pop, some accordion jazz […]

Tim Berne: album review

Tim Berne Snakeoil (ECM) Over the course of 40 albums, Tim Berne has explored nearly every facet of the avant-garde. Snakeoil, his latest, debuts a new quartet, and gives wide berth to atmosphere and mood. This is not casual listening or background music for your day. This requires active, engaged listening, or you will jut […]

Pete Robbins’ Transatlantic Quartet: album review

Pete Robbins’ Transatlantic Quartet Live in Basel (HATE LAUGH MUSIC) There’s nothing worse than listening to a group of musicians with evident talent who choose to play songs without any weight, significance, or urgency. Sadly, such is the case of this live record from Pete Robbins’ Transatlantic Quartet. The arrangements are mostly pedestrian, barely holding […]

Kinny: album review

Kinny Can’t Kill a Dame With Soul (TRU THOUGHTS) It’s hard to find a release on Tru Thoughts to dislike. The UK nu-funk label dallies with as much electronic-based music as full band outings, and is home to Kinny, with her third disc on the label, Can’t Kill a Dame With Soul. Personally, I like […]

Weekend – concerts to catch

FRIDAY Headliners Music Hall: J. Roddy Walston & the Business, The Features, The Hot Wires; 9 p.m., $15 adv., $17 DOS In the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, it was simple. You got up there, you rocked, and that was it; no complex structures or chord changes, no operas, no rap or heavy metal […]

J. Irvin Dally is coming to gently rock Rye

Singer-songwriter J. Irvin Dally is playing a special, limited-seating solo show at NuLu restaurant Rye this Saturday. The first 25 to respond to the show invite on Facebook will get something like a house show, but in a much prettier setting. LEO asked J-Hova about his life’s work. LEO: Why only let 25 people into […]

Gangrene: album review

Gangrene Vodka & Ayahuasca (DECON) Alchemist and Oh No are more lauded as producers than emcees. Al has been producing the likes of Mobb Deep, The Lox, and others for years, while Oh No has built a solid following in the shadow of his famous brother Madlib. While the producer-as-emcee record has always been around, […]

Thursday – concerts to catch

Headliners Music Hall: “Henryville’s Rock and Relief” with The Pass, Cougar Express, Po’ Brothers; 9 p.m., $5 Like to dance? Rock? Folk it up? There isn’t a better reason to do anything but give your $5 towards relief efforts in the tornado-stricken town of Henryville, Ind., 20 minutes to the north of Louisville. If these […]

Wednesday – concerts to catch

Frontier Ruckus, Hoots & Hellmouth, J. Irvin Dally Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Rd. • 584-8088 hootsandhellmouth.com $10 adv., $12 DOS; 9 p.m. How many bands do you know that, in addition to a full tour schedule, manage to run an urban farm on the side? Not many. And yet the Philadelphia-based folk band Hoots […]

The Bottom Sop – more interview

Here’s more of LEO’s interview with the Bottom Sop, as seen in today’s print edition: LEO: Do you have anything extra special planned for this release party? DM: We always keep the Highlands Tap Room going all night. We’ll be doing three sets, and they’ll feature a mix of the classic duets along with songs […]