Category Archives: Louisville

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 […]

You just found one: Ms. Lauryn Hill coming to town next month

Ms. Lauryn Hill, of 1998′s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill renown and subsequent rocky road back to the live stage, will perform at Iroquois Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 27, at 10 a.m. Reserved seating tickets are $55 – $65. Tickets are available via, by […]

Concert updates from Forecastle, Outskirts, Truckers and more

“Forecastle Festival” after-party with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Matrimony and The 23 String Band at Headliners – Saturday, July 19 at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 – Drive-By Truckers with North Mississippi All Stars at Iroquois Amphitheater (tickets on sale Friday) New Zanzabar dates:Ha Ha Tonka (July 25) Little Tybee (July 31) Town Mountain […]

James Mercer on the Shins and Zach Braff 10 years after “Garden State”

BY PETER BERKOWITZ In this week’s issue, LEO Weekly has my profile of James Mercer and his current tour with Broken Bells. During our conversation, I also asked him about another current topic in his life – the use of a Shins song in Wish I Was Here, a new movie written and directed by […]