Monthly Archives: August 2012

SpaceGhostPurrp – album review

SpaceGhostPurrp Mysterious Phonk (4AD) Few things are worse than a non-rap label jumping in with a signing of their own. It’s usually with the cynical belief that buckets of money will begin falling from the sky, thus subsidizing continued years of quirky, yet underperforming, “art” records. The problem is that these labels are, more often […]

Teen folkies cover Cheyenne Marie Mize

On August 16th, Louisville Metro music history was made when the Oldham County-based Barefoot Best Friends performed their version of Cheyenne Marie Mize’s “Wishing Well”. See both versions below: (No, that’s not Ben Sollee sitting in with the Friends on percussion … we think).

Sic Alps are coming to KMAC

San Franciscan lo-fi rockers Sic Alps will perform at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft (following adventurous bookings of Dan Deacon and Fielded) on Friday, October 19th. Their fifth album, Sic Alps, will be released by Drag City on September 18th.

Converge tours with Whips/Chains

Heavy music heroes Converge are touring this fall behind their new album, All We Love We Leave Behind (due Oct. 9), and they’re bringing Louisville’s Whips/Chains on the road with them. While they don’t have any local performances scheduled, they will be together in Nashville: 11/06: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In w/ Torche, Kvelertak, Whips/Chains, and […]

A musical celebration of Jason Noble

ZaZoo’s will “celebrate the musical contributions Jason made not only to Louisville, but the rest of the world. All are welcome. We will also open the stage to anyone who would like to speak or perform. Special guest performers include: FRONTIER(S) LYDIA BURRELL PETER SEARCY THE CLOVEN HOOVES and words by JOHN TIMMONS $5 suggested […]

Houndmouth day in Louisville

Houndmouth’s first EP is out today from Rough Trade Records, and they’ll be live on WFPK around 11 a.m. Tune in to 91.9 FM or

Free concert and a chance to be in a major motion picture

Pleased to Meet Me, the new movie currently being filmed in Louisville (and named after a Replacements’ album), needs 800 extras for a concert scene. Anyone interested in attending on September 10th might see Aimee Mann, Joe Henry, John Doe, Loudon Wainwright III, and/or any other musicians involved. Show up at the Brown Theater on […]

ZZ Top and a bunch of other concerts announced

ZZ Top Tuesday, October 9, 2012 @ 7:30PM The Louisville Palace TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 | 10AM Reserved Seat Tickets: $49.50 / $39.50 / $32.50 Louisville Palace Theatre Box Office | | 800-745-3000 | Ticketmaster   ALSO: Apache Dropout: Tue., Sep. 4 at Wild & Woolly Video, at 11:15 p.m. […]

Wax Fang spins new hits

Wax Fang today release the first single from their upcoming EP, Mirror, Mirror (due October 3 from locally-based Karate Body Records). Spin magazine has the premiere, calling it “a white-hot blast of white-knuckle cross-pollination (equal parts prog, Sknyrd, and Broadway) and oddball theater”. The first 250 fans to order a vinyl copy of the record […]

Black Music Disaster – album review

Black Music Disaster Black Music Disaster (THIRSTY EAR) This tongue-in-cheek titled disc finds avant-garde jazz pianist Matthew Shipp playing, of all things, Farfisa organ, together with guitarists J Spaceman (Spiritualized) and John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack), and eclectic British drummer Steve Noble. Recorded in 2010 at London’s Cafe OTO, this disc has more in common […]