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September 2014 Articles
Cover Story
Paul Moffett
Features
Eddy Metal
Columns
Nelson Grube
Martin Z. Kasdan Jr.
Eddy Metal
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vocalist and bassist John Cowan has been a musical presence in the Louisville area for a long time, going back to the Newgrass days at the Great Midwestern Music Hall and continuing on through the various bands he has assembled and fronted. Although generally known as "The Voice Of Newgrass," his choice of musical styles ranges widely, through soul to the Doobie Brothers, with whom he is a touring member. Now he has joined with  John McFee and Friends at for a show at Headliners Music Hall on September 18, celebrating his new Sixty album, which McFee, a Doobie Brothers bandmate, produced. The album has gotten a good reception in the Americana market, including getting airplay on WFPK. No doubt, Louisville will welcome him back, no doubt. Tickets to the show are $30 Reserved Seats / $20 SRO.
Here's a sampler from Sixty:

--Paul Moffett

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Friday, September 19, 2014

All the hippest bloggers in town are all over the upcoming show featuring Tennis and Pure Bathing Culture at Headliners on September 19. The bloggers are  not alone in that regard - check these quotes: "An album of sumptuous indie pop...thick and gleaming." - Stereogum (One of their 40 Best New Bands of 2013); "There’s an irresistible charm to the simple melodic structure and retro sixties-pop lyricism" - VOGUE; “Unfathomably lovely layered harmonies and tear-inducing minor-key guitar strokes" - MTV Buzzworthy. And those are about Pure Bathing Culture, who are not even the headliners. That would be Tennis, which is the husband-and-wife team of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, purveyers of indie surf pop, which you can hear on their new album, the just-released Ritual in Repeat, their third. Tennis has recorded and released a number of covers, as well as their original material, which also makes them rather unusual. Their successes to date have included a couple of television placements, Gray's Anatomy and Once Upon a Time. Tickets to the show are $10 adv/ $12 Dos, a cheap price for being able to say you saw them back when.
Watch Tennis play "Mean Streets" on KCRW:
Here's Pure Bathing Culture singing "Pendulum":

--Paul Moffett

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The Clifton Cultural Center will present a two-day event, September 19 & 20, called "I've Rambled This Country Both Early & Late: A Celebration of Kentucky Mountain Music," which will feature performances by John Harrod, Ron Pen, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, and the Red State Ramblers, as well as a community dance, film screenings, a "shape note" singing, instrument workshops, and discussions. On top of all that, the event itself is centered on the release of more than 32 hours of music that was recorded by Alan Lomax in 1937, much of which has not been widely available until now, thanks to a collaboration between the Clifton Center and Nathan Salburg. Tickets are "pay what you will." The schedule is: Friday, September 19 7:00pm - Pre-concert Talk: Lomax Archive Curator Nathan Salsburg will give remarks on Lomax's East Kentucky recordings. 8:00pm - Concert with John Harrod & Kentucky Wild Horse. Opening set by Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Sara Wood, and Karly Dawn Higgins Saturday, September 20 10:00am to 2:00pm - Shape-note singing, hosted by the Ohio Valley Shape Note Singers 2:00pm - Appalshop Films Screening: "To Fit My Own Category" (on Nimrod Workman); "Dreadful Memories" (on Sarah Ogan Gunning) 4:00pm to 5:30pm - Directed workshops: - crankies (Anna Roberts-Gevalt) - banjo (Jesse Wells) - fiddle (Nikos Pappas) 7:00pm - Round robin tune-swap with festival participants 8:30pm - Square dance with Red State Ramblers. Called by Randy Wilson. For more information, go to I've Rambled This Country Both Early & Late: A Celebration of Kentucky Mountain Music

--Paul Moffett

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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 nice 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

For more info, click here.

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

For more info, click here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

East Los Angeles is noted for its heavy Hispanic population and the bands that arise from there; the Clifton Cultural Center's September 24 show will feature one such band, Las Cafeteras, as well as Louisville's Appalatin, for an evening for really cross-country music. Las Cafeteras is tagged as a Chicano band, fusing folk music, spoken word, Jarocho (Veracruz Mexican Son), Afro-Mexican and zapateado (footwork). Their music also has strong political themes, both with respect to various immigrant issues as well as feminist stances. They're touring in suppost of their 2012 release, It's Time.Appalatin is, of course, well-known in the Louisville area for their mix of Latin and Appalachian music and will likely draw a good crowd, to the benefit of Las Cafeteras. Tickets are a mere $10.
Watch "La Bamba Rebelde":

--Paul Moffett

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Louisville Orchestra's season is well underway, with the September 25 edition of the Classics series, titled Gershwin & Copland, and featuring Kevin Cole on piano,  Storm Large, soprano, and Teddy Abrams conducting. The program will consist of Richard Rodgers' "Overture to Oklahoma!," Kurt Weill's "The Seven Deadly Sins," George Gershwin's  "New York Rhapsody" and Aaron Copland's "Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo." The Coffee Concert will happen on September 24 in Whitney Hall at 10:30 a.m. The Classics Concert will be on September 25 in Whitney Hall at 8.pm. Tickets start at $15.00

--Paul Moffett

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The September 25 show at KRC Yum! Center will give country fans a bit of the "real" country that so many have been lamenting the loss of on the charts. That would be Dwight Yoakam, of course, who's not the headliner - Eric Church is, with the Brothers Osborne the third at. Church is a rocker turned country rock single, which is not too much of a turn these days.He's touring in support of The Outsiders, his fifth studio album. A winner of several CMA and ACA Awards, he's currently nominated for Album of The Year for The Outsiders and Song the Year of "Give Me Back My Hometown." The Brothers Osborne have a new, just-released EP, Brothers Osborne.  Dwight Yoakam is touring in support of 3 Pears, so there'll be plenty of merc. Tickets run $25 - $59.50 plus fees.

Here's "Give Me Back My Hometown":

--Paul Moffett

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"The group is thought to be 'artfully dodgy ambassadors for old-time music, presenting and representing the glories of hot swing, early jazz and ragtime blues' who have made riverboat chic cool again." -Stephen Thompson, NPR
Pokey Lafarge comes back to town for a show at Headliners, with The Loot Rock Gang and The Tillers opening. Since his little brief time in Louisviile, he has dropped the South City Three name from the band in favor of Pokey LaFarge. His photos have the mournful look of shots from the Thirties of soon-to-be-dead mobsters, tricked out in suits and hats but unable to hide their basic personas. His music is from that period as well, borrowing cheerfully from ragtime and jazz to country & western, Appalachian folk and Western Swing. They band is still touring behind 2013's Pokey LaFarge. They'll be at Headliners on September 25. Tickets are $20 adv. $22 DoS.
Check out the Official Video for "Central Time":

--Paul Moffett

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"There are so many things that should be said for this band, but mostly it’s the band you want to be in. You want to be friends with the bearded bass player in the ski beanie, the aloof singer/guitar player with the mustache that everyone in dirty America is sporting this year, the only girl in the band that plays violin, guitar and can sing, sing sing!" - Chloe Gomez, AllstonPudding.com 
Clearly, there's something in the water or in the air or the coffee in Seattle that makes folks crank out hippie bands. Maybe it's the rainy weather that causes singer-songwriters to be all moody, smoke a lot of reefer and write deep philosophical songs with an ironic edge. In any case, another of those bands is headed to the Iroquois Amphitheater  on September 25.The Head And The Heart, which came together in 2009, is touring in support of their 2013 Sub Pop album, Let's Be Still. You might have heard their music without knowing what it was: their tunes have been on "Chuck", "How I Met Your Mother," "Sons Of Anarchy," "Hart Of Dixie" and one of them was the backing for the theater trailer of Silver Linings Playbook.  Head over to Iroquois and check them out; tickets are $30.
Watch the official Lyric Video for "Another Story":

--Paul Moffett

For more info, click here.

<p class="normal"> The weekend that begins on Thursday, September 25 looks to be one busy three night run, kicked off by a show in the Bomhard featuring the Australian guitar wizard<b> Tommy Emmanuel</b> plus a duo called <b>Loren and Mark</b>, Emmanuel has been coming to the area for some time now, made easier by the fact that he lives in Nashville these days. We have also noted innumerable times on this site that he is the sort of player to make other guitarists weep at their inadequecy by comparison, often vowing to break all their fingers and never pick up a guitar again. They still go see him anyway. It would be safe to say that Loren and Mark are in his general class, though not likely quite at his level. Or maybe they are. To find out will cost you $39.50.</p><p class="normal">Here's his version of "Classical Gas": </p><br><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/S33tWZqXhnk" allowfullscreen="" height="315" width="560" frameborder="0"></iframe><br>

--Paul Moffett

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The Brothers Osborne will be busy on September 25; after opening for Eric Church at Yum!, they'll pack up and head over to the Mercury Ballroom, where they'll play the official Eric Church After Party. The upshot there is that if you just want to check out the Brothers, wait until 11:30 p.m. and hit the Mercury. It's a cheap ticket at $8

--Paul Moffett

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