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Down On The Corner
The Louisville musicians who are out and about the country and rest of the planet making music are growing in number. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to keep up with them. Here are a few recent notes about some of them:
Louisville ex-pat Dawn Landes continues to make a noise around the planet; she's opening for Okkervil River at the Electric Picnic, held on September 4-6 in Stradbally Hall, Stradbally village, Ireland. She's got a brand new CD, Sweetheart Rodeo, set for release at the same time.
Anchorage's Joan Osborne has been added to the "Sgt. Pepper Live" show at the Las Vegas Hilton, headlined by Cheap Trick. If you're heading to Vegas, the dates for the show are September 13-15, 17-19 and 21-23.
Tara Jane O'Neil, who is now ensconced in Portland, Oregon, has a portfolio of drawings in the Southeast Portland's Worksound upcoming "The Future in Retrospect" exhibition. O'Neil will be in Louisville for a show at the 930 Listening Room on November 5.
Hugo Ferreira and Tantric are still touring. Last we checked, they were in Wisconsin.
The Monsters of Folk have released a series of video teasers to plug their tour, which arrives in Louisville on October 31. Check these clips out online in the Editor's blog.
Ray Rizzo, drummer for the Java Men (among many others), sent a note that he was touring Europe with Dawn Landes. Also in the email was info about an upcoming celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Rudyard Kipling. a.k.a., the Motherlodge. The series of events (Rizzo does nothing if not in batches) will happen around the first of October, including, of course, concerts. Currently confirmed to appear are: Java Men (original trio), Arnett Hollow, Tyrone Cotton, J.P. Lebangood and The Indicators. Stay tuned for more info.
• This one is sure to excite the musicians in town: now you can play for free - nada, zip, nil - at Stevie Ray's on Thursdays. You do get the use of the sound system and sound man. If you can draw enough people in, you might get booked for a paying gig. Manager Todd Webster's explanation was straightforward - he can't make enough money paying bands on Thursdays.
At least he's not asking bands to pay to play - yet.
• Another one bites the dust: the Pour Haus closed abruptly last month. No word as to why, though one might guess money had something to do with.
• Coyote's at CityBlock remains open for shows. The rest of CityBlock remains closed.
• The LMN website (www.louisvillemusicnews.net) continues to grow: we've added several blogs, including one by Mary Lou Stout Dempler on Ukuleles; a tech column by Frank Fendley; a new blog from Eddy Metal and Brigid Kaelin's blog.
• There's an App For That Dept. Use your iPhone's RSS feed app to grab the LMN RSS feed for today's show at http://www.louisvillemusicnews.net/webmanager/feedfiles/todaysmusicfeed.php. You'll always know who's playing where.
• Coming in November: MERF's Viva La Diva! show, featuring Louisville women musicians. Lineup to follow.
Hardin, Robert "Butch," 64, died in Louisville on August 15, 2009. He was a founding member and singer with The Epics in 1961.
Higdon, Dale Shannon, 35, passed away Monday, August 3, 2009 at his residence. He was born February 24, 1974 in Louisville. He was a drummer and stage hand.
Stutzenberger, Katherine Lurton, 79, died in Louisville on August 14, 2009. She was a violinist with the Louisville Orchestra from 1947 to 1994. She also worked for the Louisville Public Library radio station WFPK, Classic Music Division from 1957-1982