Author Archives: pberkowitz

Mono: The LEO interview

Beautifully rocking around the world for 15 years now, Japan’s Mono has earned many fans, especially for their live performances. Mono plays Headliners Music Hall on Friday, and LEO asked leader/guitarist Takaakira Goto a few questions: LEO: You play an average of 150 shows a year – so how do you balance time for family, […]

Clifton Center season features Leo Kottke, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Fatoumata Diawara and more

The Clifton Center has announced a series of headliners for their next season. Kicking off in September, the names announced so far include Leo Kottke, Fatoumata Diawara, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Las Cafeteras, Rahim Al Haj, The Miguel Zenon Quartet, Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus, Brooklyn Rider, and Jayme Stone with Tim O’Brien (the latter celebrating […]

Iroquois Amphitheater adds Broken Bells, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Umphrey’s McGee shows

The South End’s most beautiful live concert venue, Iroquois Amphitheater, has added three concerts to their summer schedule. Pop soundstylists Broken Bells star on Friday, June 20, with openers Elf Power. Tickets on sale Friday at 10 a.m. Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela headline on Sunday, August 10. Tickets here. Jam band Umphrey’s McGee […]

Ways to hear more Slint

You read about Slint in this week’s issue of LEO Weekly. You want to hear more, but the 200 tickets made available for their intimate hometown surprise show/celebration/tour warm-up sold out ASAP. Don’t worry – there’s an app for that. The online radio station Art FM is providing a live stream of the concert tonight […]

Takuya Kuroda – “Rising Son” review

Takuya Kuroda Rising Son (BLUE NOTE) Japan-born, Brooklyn-based trumpeter Takuya Kuroda opens his Blue Note debut with the album’s namesake, a vibey, soulful introduction to jazz audiences not already familiar with his boss and producer José James’ work. The atmospheric keys of Kris Bowers and Questlove-esque snares of Nate Smith hearken back to the early […]

Cut Copy coming to Headliners

Australia’s best dance/rock band, Cut Copy, is finally coming to Louisville to play. Hear and see more here. Ticket info follows: Cut Copy with Classixx Thursday, June 26 Headliners Music Hall Tickets $22 adv. / $25 DOS On sale: Friday, April 11 Presented by Shark Productions & Headliners

Eric Church, Dwight Yoakam tour comes to the Yum

Eric Church will headline a night of country music at the KFC Yum Center on Thursday, September 25. Dwight Yoakam will be the middle act for the entire tour; the Louisville opener will be the Brothers Osborne. TICKET INFO: “Tickets for the tour will go on sale April 18 in select markets, with additional information […]

Paul McCartney gets Yummy in Louisville

Sir Paul McCartney (ex-Wings, star of the 1984 movie Give My Regards To Broad Street) will perform at the KFC Yum Center on Thursday, June 26. It is his first concert in Louisville, oddly enough. How do you like these corporate names? June 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center June 26 – […]

Naomi Wachira – review

Naomi Wachira Naomi Wachira Kenya-born, longtime Seattle resident Naomi Wachira has a near-perfect debut, with production help from Damien Jurado and choice Seattle players. The album is a spare listen focused on Wachira’s voice and acoustic guitar. Every bit of bio and background on Wachira emphasizes Miriam Makeba and Tracy Chapman as key influences, with […]

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy plays solo

Here’s all the info you could possibly need for this Jeff Tweedy solo show: “The Kentucky Center and Production Simple are pleased to announce that Jeff Tweedy will be in Louisville for a performance at The Brown Theater on Broadway on Wednesday, June 11. Tickets for this all ages show will go on sale to […]