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Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Forsyth has been slashing through and then reconnecting strands of American music for a decade now, whether it be in the unclassifiable WTF that is Peeesseye or in the solo guitar records that rip pages out of the American Primitive songbook. With the Solar Motel Band, Forsyth seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead. Or at least that's where it begins." - Lars Gotrich, NPR
The stretch of Preston Street bookended by Zanzabar and The New Vintage (well, it's a short stretch) is pretty much ground zero for shows with some of the possible up-and-comers (or on-the-way-downers) in the indie rock / new music in Louisville - while noting that Dreamland and The Tim Faulkner Gallery have their place, too. That said, the show for Thursday, November 19, at the New Vinage, which features Chris Forsyth And The Solar Motel Band, Sparks.Moore and Ma Turner's Fatufairfe, falls into one of those categories. Forsyth is not an unknown factor on the scene, having been at it for a decade, and has gotten some attention on the national level as well (Note the quote). The band has a new record, Intensity Ghost, just released on No Quarter Records, and which has been named one of the year’s best releases by the New Yorker, Uncut, Aquarium Drunkard and others. Sparks.Moore is the duo of Jason Sparks and McKinley Moore, who also play in The Wrists, wile Ma Turner is an experimental musician and artist from Lexington who comes to town occasionally, usually with something unexpected. Tickets to the show are $15.
Watch the new video for "I Ain't Waitin'" from CFTSM:

--Paul Moffett

For more info, click here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

How often do you get to call the shots? Well, how about for The Ataris, who are stopping in at Headliners on the You Call The Shots Tour, along with Teenage Kicks, Fast Friends and Blacklist Royals, on November 21. The Ataris a band that began in Anderson, Indiana, who've been punkin' and rollin' for nearly a decade. As these things happen, the personnel changes have been frequent enough that the band is like the old farmer's axe: hey, it's the same axe/band. There's one original member left, actually, They've got five studio albums, includng one certified gold (So Long, Astoria) back in 2009. They've managed one chart single, "The Boys Of Summer," in 2003. In short, it's a journeyman rock band. For this tour, the fans will pick the songs, as advertised. Tickets are $15. It's an 18-and-over show.
Watch the "So Long, Astoria" video:

--Paul Moffett

For more info, click here.

Chicago's Steepwater Band is your Friday night concert band at Jim Porter's on November 21. What started as Chicago-style blues band (named after a Lake Michigan cargo ship) in 1999 turned into a blues-rock band, then a rock 'n' roll band with a heavy blues feel. They were regulars at the Chicago Blues Festival in the early part of the last decade, then took to touring, having released a number of records of mostly original material. They're now up to ten albums, the last 2013's Live & Humble. They've also scored some solid television and movie synchronizations. Should be a good show, especially if you are a fan of the Allmans, the Stones and the like. Tickets are $10 adv/ $12 DoS
Here's "Come On Down":

--Paul Moffett

For more info, click here.

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