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Local showcase benefits Louisville Leopards

The month-old Mercury Ballroom hosts its first locals only showcase Saturday, including performances by The Tunesmiths, Graffiti and The Debauchees. As a bonus, the otherwise 18+ show will also feature a performance by what may be Louisville’s largest – and shortest – group, the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. Mercury Ballroom 611 S. 4th Street, 40202 $8; […]

The return of Keith Whitley’s Homecoming Concert in Sandy Hook

It’s the return of Keith Whitley’s Homecoming Concert. The concert marks the 25th anniversary of the tragic passing of country music legend Keith Whitley. A native son of Sandy Hook, Whitley returned often in the 1980s for an annual Homecoming Concert. His son, Jesse Keith Whitley, revives the tradition this year, with guests Stephen Cochran […]

Sleigh Bells to make Mercury Ballroom debut

Brooklyn stylish noise-pop band Sleigh Bells will play the new Mercury Ballroom on Friday, June 13. Yvette opens. “…[Coachella women] were usually the best or most definitive performers onstage…[including] Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells, an electro-punk shouter who has turned into a powerful soul singer…” – New York Times “Most Dynamic: Sleigh Bells. From the […]

Wire – album review

Wire Change Becomes Us (PINK FLAG) Where most bands become stale with age, with Change Becomes Us, Wire’s 13th record in a more than 30-year career, they defy convention by looking backwards. The majority of Change Becomes Us was originally captured on Document and Eyewitness, a live album recorded just after 154, the last in their […]

Frontier(s) signs deal, returns to the studio

From the press release: “• Frontier(s) features members of Elliott, Falling Forward, Mouthpiece, The Enkindels • Band set to record next week with Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Young Widows, Coliseum) Tiny Engines (Dikembe, Restorations, Tigers Jaw) is excited to welcome Louisville, KY’s Frontier(s) to the family. The band will be recording 3-4 songs next week for a […]

Ra Ra Riot, Leagues headline first “Waterfront Wednesday”

Indie rockers – and more recently, dance-y rockers – Ra Ra Riot will headline this season’s first WFPK-presented “Waterfront Wednesday” on April 24th at 9 p.m. Their latest album, Beta Love, is out now. Freshman indie rockers Leagues are the middle act at 7:30 p.m., as debut album You Belong Here has been making waves […]

SXSW updates

SXSW 2013: Dispatches from the Austin, Texas fest courtesy of Creative Loafing Tampa and the Nashville Scene Posted by Andrew Silverstein and Mike Wilson PREFEST So here I am about to fly out to (arguably) the largest tech, movie, and music conference in the world, joined by a trusty crew that includes best friend/photographer Mike […]

Autechre – album review

Autechre Exai (WARP) Like a symphony made by victorious Terminators, Autechre have always managed to sound like brutally efficient machines. That their song titles are almost always gibberish — that is, gibberish written using the English alphabet — is one of many visual cues that, while aspects of their music may sound familiar, they are […]

The Cave Singers – album review

The Cave Singers Naomi (JAGJAGUWAR) An heir apparent to the freak-folk movement started with bands like Animal Collective or Akron/Family, The Cave Singers continue a tradition of complex instrumentation as a backdrop for lyrical narration. Their latest, Naomi, sees the band exploring upbeat, jangly rock tropes, with singer Peter Quirk’s nasally twang serving as the central […]

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 […]