Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another new Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy release announced

From our friends at Drag City: “2012 is shaping up to be a celebratory year for Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. First there’s Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – the upcoming book of his reflections on a truly idiosyncratic approach and ethos that have seen him rub shoulders and share stages/recording space with the disparate likes […]

Marisa Monte – album review

Marisa Monte O Que Você Quer Saber De Verdade (BLUE NOTE) Brazil has not been lacking in new and exciting singers of late. Breaking one in the US, however, has been more of a struggle. Sure, NPR loves some Bebel Gilberto and Ceu, but I’d love to wave a magic wand and make Sabrina Malheiros […]

Jim James is starting a radio program

My Morning Jacket leader Jim James is coming back home to Louisville’s AAA public radio station, WFPK, 91.9 FM, with a new weekly radio show called “Sir Microcosm”. The program, co-hosted by old pal and ex-Month of Sundays bandmate Dave Givan, is scheduled to air locally every Wednesday between 8 and 9 p.m., starting on […]

concert update: Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne will perform at the Kentucky Center for the Arts on August 12th, with Sara Watkins (ex-Nickel Creek) opening. Tickets on sale 5/18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtuvXrTz8DY

Black Breath – album review

Black Breath Sentenced To Life (SOUTHERN LORD) When Black Breath released Heavy Breathing in 2010, it won them many fans and critics adulation. Now only two years later, with a heightened profile that landed them at SXSW, they drop Sentenced To Life. At it’s press announcement, Black Breath said it would be less Entombed death […]

MMJ’s drummer salutes public radio

The top 10 reasons I love Louisville, Ky. public radio station WFPK By Patrick Hallahan, My Morning Jacket I am forever inspired by the passion it takes to drive a public radio station. In the winter of 1999, I experienced what would be the first of many trips to WFPK’s studio.  There, in the basement […]

w.n.b.a. live footage

Here’s two different clips of spunky new band w.n.b.a. playing live this month, here and in Fort Wayne. w.n.b.a. is April Gastinger (vocals), Spencer Noland (guitar), Darcy Flanagan (bass), and Pat Hume (drums). “Formed in 2011 in a moldy Highlands basement, W.N.B.A was originally intended to be an all girl punk band, but it seems […]

Whistle Peak live for RSD

Here’s Whistle Peak playing at Please& Thank You last Friday night, during their Record Store Day extravaganza: Their new album, Half Asleep Upon Echo Falls, is out  now.

Todd Snider headlines Lebowski Fest 11

Todd Snider will headline the 11th Annual Lebowski Fest Garden Party, on July 21st, in Louisville. Mucca Pazza plays July 20th.

Mati Zundel – album review

Mati Zundel Amazonico Gravitante (WAXPLOITATION) Yay, genre blending! Blur the lines! “I don’t know what to call it, but I like it.” Yeah, about that. Just because you hit shuffle on your Zune and it played a dubstep song followed by a Buena Vista Social Club song doesn’t mean you’ve found an untapped sweet spot […]