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Free! Friday! Music and Movies!

Dreamland presents “Early Amateur Films of Kentucky and Beyond” this Friday during the monthly Trolley Hop downtown, presented by The Filson Historical Society’s Heather Stone and Aaron Rosenblum. The KY-themed soundtrack has been curated by Nathan Salsburg, the musician, Alan Lomax Archives employee and erstwhile LEO Weekly contributor. Virginia musician/educator Nathan Bowles, who played last […]

Nashville’s liveliest rockers visit Louisville

JEFF the Brotherhood and Diarrhea Planet are two of the finest bands today based in the former country music paradise-turned Taylor Swift via Garth Brooks toxic swamp that is Nashville. And they are teaming up for a show at Zanzabar on Tuesday, October 21. BIOS: JEFF the Brotherhood Website MySpace Facebook Twitter Watch Links The […]

Cropped Out’s Ryan Davis on 3 bands you must see at this year’s festival

Cropped Out organizer Ryan Davis has booked another lineup of underground talent for this year’s festival, their fifth, happening during the last weekend in September. Davis assumes that anyone turned on by this year’s selections already knows about headliners like out-jazz myths/legends The Sun Ra Arkestra, LA punks The Urinals and local garage rockheads White Reaper. […]

Want to relive Forecastle? Here’s all our live tweets from the weekend

In case our daily recaps (Fri, Sat, Sun) weren’t enough for you. Be sure to pick up this week’s issue of LEO tomorrow for additional photos and final thoughts on the festival. [View the story "Forecastle Festival 2014" on Storify]

Forecastle Festival, Day Three: The end is always bittersweet

By Sam Benanti As seasoned festival veterans know, the final day of an event like Forecastle is always bittersweet — on the one hand, the party is almost over, but on the other hand … it’s almost over! When it ends you’ll no longer have an excuse to be a drunken doofus at the Waterfront […]

Forecastle Festival, Day Two: Jalin Roze, Jack White and other standouts

By Ian Ording Saturday proved to be a big day for Louisville’s native music makers. Under the pervading clouds of the weekend — although with noticeably less precipitation than Friday — Forecastle fans were able to see just about the full gambit of what the River City has to offer ears, as well as some […]

Forecastle Festival, Day One: Change frightens me, but Outkast delivers

By: Damien McPherson Managed to walk in the park sometime around 11, cloudy, sure, but never ominous. The temperature was stellar, and unlike any July on record. In my bag I had the sunscreen I wished I’d brought to my earlier festival appearances, but I never once had to reach for it. I walked the grounds, […]

Jalin Roze’s fantasy squad

LEO: If you had your own fest, who would you want to play it? Jalin Roze: It would have to be hip hop/rock mashup festival because we don’t really have one here and it would be… Headliners: Jay-Z/Kanye/NAS/Coldplay/Isley Brothers/Hall&Oats/Stevie Wonder/Dave Chapelle/Wu-Tang Clan/Prince as the festival closer. Other acts: N.E.R.D., The Roots, Scarface, State Property, CRS, […]

Headliners adds tUnE-yArDs, White Reaper shows

If you somehow miss them at the Forecastle Festival, the exciting and lively tUnE-yArDs (currently featuring Louisville native and erstwhile Louisville Leopard Percussionist Dani Markham on, you guessed it, percussion) will perform at Headliners Music Hall on Wednesday, October 8. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 12 at 10 a.m. Rising locals White Reaper are […]

Dave Rawlings: The LEO Weekly interview

BY Peter The Dave Rawlings Machine (Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Willie Watson, Paul Kowert and John Paul Jones) plays tonight at the Brown Theater at 8 p.m. LEO caught up with him for a chat. LEO: Hi, Dave. Where are you today? Dave Rawlings: I’m in Nashville, actually, I just walked over to a […]