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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

California's The Mountain Goats won't be climbing around on their equipment, if they are encouraged to do so by the audience - it's just a band, headed by John Danielle. Danielle started out as a lo-fi DIYer, releasing home recordings on cassette and some vinyl. He's added (and subtracted) additional members and the recordings have improved since the 1991 start, with some of their material making it into television programming, including "Weeds" and "The Walking Dead." The latest album is Beat The Champ and you can hear it at Headliners Music Hall on April 21 for $20. Here's a recent full concert:

--Paul Moffett

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From Eddy Metal: "On April 21 at The Mercury Ballroom, The Dark Roots Of Thrash Tour II heads into Louisville for one night of mayhem, old-school style! If ever there was a badass show on 4th Street, this would be the one! I'm very stoked about this one! If someone would have told me that Exodus and Testamant would be playing down at 4th Street, I would have said "Yeah right, go smoke some more crack, fool" But its really happening and I'm thrilled about it! Texas metalheads Shattered Sun will be opening the show. This will be a meeting place/gathering for old-school thrashers for many miles around. There will be rockers from all over at this one! Indeed. So don't wait, get your tickets now! There is also a VIP Package you can get! Check this chit out!"

--Eddy Metal

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WFPK kicks off their Waterfront Wednesdays series for 2015 on April 22 at the Big Four Lawn, with Austin singer-songriter Shakey Graves plus J.D. McPherson and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers doing the honors. Graves is still plugging his 2014 effort, And The War Came, plus he'll likely toss in some tunes from his curiously difficult to find Nobody's Fool. Nicki Bluhm says this of her band (with husband Tim as musical director) ""Thereís four songwriters in the band ó me, Tim, lead guitarist Deren Ney, and rhythm guitarist Dave Mulligan. Basically we all write independently and then bring songs to the table and play íem for each other. Typically we always like the songs that people bring in; I think there has yet to be a song that we didnít like, which is really lucky. We all definitely have a common thread in our songwriting, but itís all got some personality to it. I think itís really cool to have multiple songwriters; it kind of diversifies the feel and the sound. So far itís worked well for us." McPherson is from Broken Bow, Oklahoma and is plugging his second release, Let The Good Times Roll. Clearly a show for lovers of singer-songwriters. It's free, of course. Here's Grave's "Nobody's Fool":

--Paul Moffett

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Getcher alt-metal/prog metal at Expo 5 in the middle of Derby Week (1) with 10 Years, on April 23. Of course, they've been at it for more than that, having started in 1999 but who's counting. They've got a brand-new record, From Birth To Death, plus six other studio albums for your consideration. Luminoth,  Signal The Revolution and The Everyday Losers are the rest of the bands on the bill. Tickets are $15. Take a listen to "MIscellanea" and watch the just-released video:

--Paul Moffett

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Johnny Cash's talented daughter Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal will offer up a concert at the Kentucky Country Day Theatre on April 23. Truth be told, Rosanne needs to references to her famous father - she's famous all on her own: she won a Grammy in 1985 for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me," won three Grammy awards earlier this year for Best Americana Album for The River & The Thread, and Best American Roots Song with John Leventhal and Best American Roots Performance for A Feather's Not A Bird plus she has received twelve other Grammy nominations. She has had 11 No. 1 country hit singles, 21 Top 40 country singles and two gold records. Enough? Tickets are $52 and $62. Take a look at the trailer for "The River and The Thread":

--Paul Moffett

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That Baltimore quartet Pigeons Playing Ping Pong comes back to town, but  at a bigger venue this time. (Previous gigs were at the Hideway) They'll do their high-energy, psychedelic funk thing at The New Vintage on April 23. As the name might suggest, there is an element of friendly goofiness with this band, which just adds to the fun. Tickets are only $7 adv/$10 DoS. Here's a full festival concert from 2014:

--Paul Moffett

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Oh, boy, banjo lovers, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn will be at Kentucky Country Day Theatre on April 24. They're still touring in support of their eponymous debut album, but llikely you know Fleck's music from his many appearances here, with the NewGrass Revival, The Flecktones and other configurations.  No point in plugging the matter any further. Tickets are $47 and $57. Here's a video of "And Am I Born To Die":

--Paul Moffett

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The Louisville Orchestra's April 23 & 25 performances of Beethoven's "Fifith Symphony" will bracket a Pops performance  with the vocal group Five By Design, Robert Bernhardt, conducting,  in  Whitney Hall on April 24. The Pops offering is titled "Symphonic Swing With FIve BY Design" and what you'll get will be vocal renditions of favorite Swing Era tunes, from "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" to "In The Mood" and more. Sounds like fun. Tickets are $30 and up. Here's a video sampler of Five By Design at work:

--Paul Moffett

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

For nothing more than a Pegasus Pin, you can get into the Kroger Fest-A-Ville to see Blues Traveler on April 25. The band has been around since 1987 and were considered part of the emerging jam-band scene in the Nineties, thanks to their tendencies to improvisation and seques - the very definition of "jamband." They have a new album to promote, Blue Up The Moon, so you might want to take some extra cash, over and above the beer money. Watch the video of "Run Around":

--Paul Moffett

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