Monthly Archives: February 2013

D’Arkestra – album review

D’Arkestra Ghost Town (SELF-RELEASED) D’Arkestra is an innovative ensemble led by saxophonist Drew Miller, featuring some of the finest younger generation Louisville jazz musicians, including keyboardist Wade Honey and guitarist Brandon Coleman, among others. Ghost Town contains seven songs, two with vocals, covering a wide stylistic palette. The opener, “Jazzist,” features harpsichord and Afro-beat horns and drumming. The […]

Soundgarden breaks rusty cage, rocks the Palace

Though most ’80s and ’90s rockers find themselves unable to stay relevant or powerful in the current era, Soundgarden’s 2012 return album, King Animal, was surprisingly modern and non-sucky. So let those black days fall away and enjoy an atypically heavy Palace production. Soundgarden Palace Theater Friday, May 10, 2013 7:30 p.m. On sale Friday, […]

The David Byrne & St. Vincent show comes to Louisville

Kudos to Production Simple and WFPK for bringing this probably short-term collaboration to town. Two huge talents from two different life stages offer one uniquely and oddly satisfying rock-and-art explosion of good times. BIO: “Former lead member of the Talking Heads (and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee) David Byrne, has joined forces with […]

Kendrick Lamar is coming to the Palace

The University of Louisville’s Student Activities Board presents Kendrick Lamar The popular Dr. Dre protege is coming to the Palace Theater (ticket info below), so that’s pretty great. BIO: “The moment that signaled 25-year-old Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar’s rise from West Coast underground cult hero to mainstream superstar happened on stage at a […]

Houndmouth returns to headline Iroquois Amphitheater

Kentuckiana’s favorite 15-month-old band, Houndmouth, has graduated from ZaZoo’s to Headliners and now on to the beautiful Iroquois Amphitheater, where they will headline the first concert of the season in the “Coors Light Summer Concert Series” at the venue. The all ages, general admission, WFPK-presented concert will be on Friday, April 26th at 8 p.m. […]

Best Friend Band – live in concert!

Friday, Feb. 15 Best Friend Band Haymarket Whiskey Bar 331 E. Market St. haymarketwhiskeybar.com 8 p.m., $5 So you’ve made it through Valentine’s Day and you’re half way through the winter: it’s time to celebrate. This Friday, Ultimate Drag presents Lexington rockers Best Friend Band, whose lo-fi, reverb-soaked garage rock reflects the good-natured implications of their […]

More metal at Headliners: Hatebreed leads an all-star night

Hatebreed’s “Divinity Of Purpose 2 Tour 2013″will land at Headliners Music Hall on April 15th, featuring Every Time I Die, Terror, Job For a Cowboy And This Is Hell as opening acts. Tickets and VIP meet & greet packages will go on sale Wednesday, February 13th at noon at Hatebreed.com/vip. Public sale begins on Friday, […]

Pissed Jeans – album review

Pissed Jeans Honeys (SUB POP) How a band can sound both blasé and furious at the same time is beyond me, but Pissed Jeans have certainly accomplished that feat. You can hear the disinterested sneer in singer Matt Korvette’s voice as he endlessly recounts the tedium of adult responsibility. Unlike on previous records, Honeys is virtually non-stop […]

Jim James has “A New” video

Here’s the brand new video for “A New Life,” from Jim James’ solo album Regions of Light and Sound of God:

Catching up with Houndmouth on the road

If you’ve been missing out on seeing New Albany’s Houndmouth while they’ve been out across the US and Europe with the Drive-By Truckers, Lucero and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, here’s some clips to help you catch up: