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Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Louisville Orchestra is getting ever more inventive in their presentations; the Brown-Forman L.O. WOW! Series production for Saturday, September 20, is Cirque de la Symphonie, which means you'll get the LO plus aerialists, acrobats and strongmen (and women, presumably), doing their thing while the orchestra plays. Does that mean circus music? You'll have to go find out. In Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center Tickets start at $20

--Paul Moffett

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Because we don't have enough street festivals, the guys at The New Vintage  decided to set one up and call it the  Seven Sense Festival Music. It's scheduled for September 20, on Preston Street at The New Vintage. There will be on the outdoor stages from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. and after that the shows will then move indoors and the all-ages event will change to 21+. Those shows will last until 3 a.m. The performers currently scheduled are Bodeco, The Brian Olive Band, The Pass, Old Baby, Woody Pines, Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof, The Instruction, Graffitti, Local Villains, Howell Dawdy, The Moonlight Peddlers and Small Time Napoleon. The Facebook page says "will be anchored by Zanzabar, The New Vintage, Greenhaus and Purrswaytions." Stay tuned, as details are likely to change, particularly the lineup. The outdoor shows are free. VIP tickets run $35.00 - $50.00.

--Paul Moffett

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Bruno Mars comes back to town for a special concert, which part of the 2nd Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards at the Muhammad Ali Center, September 20. We mention this because it is an important event, which Muhammad Ali is scheduled to attend. For those with a few extra shekels, the single ticket price is $1000. More information is at http://alicenter.org/awards-ticket-info

--Paul Moffett

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Longtime singer-songwriter and now novelist Josh Ritter will do a two-night stand at Kentucky Country Day Theatre, September 20 & 21. Ritter has been a restless sort of troubador, perhaps even old-school, in that he has lived in a number of different cities and traveled to a number of countries in pursuit of his muse. He has now recorded seven studio albums, the last 2013's The Beast In Its Tracks, along with four live albums and a number of EPs. His music has been on a number of other artists" albums, as well as on television. His connection to Louisville includes having married Louisvillian Dawn Landes, from whom he is now divorced. On the current tour, he will be trying out some new songs as well as his older material. Tickets to the show are $29-$9.

Watch a live version of "A Certain Light":

--Paul Moffett

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Awful puns aside, the Virigina pop band Parachute (formerly known as Sparky's Law) has moved along nicely since their opening record for Mercury, Losing Sleep, in 2009. Two of their songs, "She Is Love" and "Under Control," were used in a Nivea skincare national commercial campaign, plus they performed - along with the Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift 0 on the Nivea-sponsored stage in front of some million plus people in Times Square, New Year's Eve 2008. They've toured with Kelly Clarkson, The Plain WHite T's, Michelle Branch, The Goo Goo Dolls and more. They are touring now in support of Overnight, their 2013 album, which peaked at #15 on Billboard's Top 200. They'll be at the Mercury Ballroom on September 20, with Matt Wertz and Mikey Wax,  Tickets are $15 adv/ $17 Dos plus fees.
Here's "Can't Help," (New York City):

--Paul Moffett

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Jugbands, jugbands, getcher jugbands here! Yessiree, in the birthplace of jug band music, The 2014 National Jug Band Jubilee is ready to hoot, toot and holler its way into your hears and hearts. Set for September 20 at the Brown-Forman Amphitheatre on the Waterfront, this year's festival has Maria Muldaur & the Garden Of Joy Jug Band - yes, that Maria Muldaur, who was a member of Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band before she had that hit with "Midnight At THe Oasis" - The Juggernaut Jug Band, Drunken Catfish Ramblers, Steel City Jug Slammers, The Jake Leg Stompers, Cincinnati Dancing Pigs, the Brotherhood Of The Jug Band Blues, The Hokum High Rollers and Bones Jugs N Harmony. This year, there'll be copies of Michael L. Jones' new. just published history of Louisville jug bands, titled Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald To the National Jubilee, for sale. The festival itself is free - free- free. It starts at Noon and runs until 11 p.m. Whoot!

--Paul Moffett

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Monday, September 22, 2014

It's tagged the Renegades of Rhythm Tour and features a couple of DJs, Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow . They're bringing their gear and nimble fingers to the Mercury Ballroom on Monday, September 22. Cut Chemist is also a producer and former member of the funk Latin band Ozomatli, which definitely flavors his beats. He's been a busy fellow, with tracks in films, collaborations and compilations, mixes and remixes and one studio album, The Audience's Listening. If you are interested, then you likely know his work. Tickets are $25+$5.25.
The Audience's Listening:

--Paul Moffett

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Brooklyn-based electro-house club trio, Savoy, hits the Mercury Ballroom on September 23, on the "Mo Lasers Mo Problems" tour. Aside from videos, finding info about this group is challenging, as they are new to the national scene. They're high-energy, it's said, with a rock edge. Take a look at the video and make your decision. Tickets are $15+$4 fees, which is mostly for hauling the gear around.

Here's The title video for the tour:

--Paul Moffett

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OK Go, the guys who make the really inventive videos - remember the treadmills? - will bring some of that inventiveness to Headliners on September 23. They've done a few other things, including winning a Grammy for Best Music Video in 2007, plus a whole stack of other Music Video Awards. They've been the house band for "This American Life Live!", the Ira Glass NPR radio show, plus a bunch of other television shows. While that all may seem like they haven't had time to record music, au contraire, they have four albums, including 2014's Hungry Ghosts, which is the record they're touring to support. Tickets to the show are only $15. The Night Visions Radio DJs will open.
Watch "The Writing's On The Wall":

--Paul Moffett

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