Weekender: March 26-27


Saturday, March 26


2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227

$8; 9 p.m.

Roommate’s keyboard-and-drum-based tracks often seem cautiously bemused. It’s not just the floating-but-not-spacey sonic décor of nearly funky shuffling folk-pop, heavy-weighted quasi-rhythms or effects that are lightly industrial (i.e., tape-machine abuse and studio squonks). Kent Lambert sings as if he just discovered a lost song-trove of prime-period Todd Rundgren and early Steely Dan piano ballads, but his band helps him imbue the results with the not-quite-post-irony that has come around in the intervening years. Ultimately, of course, this is all Brian Wilson’s fault, but the Chicago-based Roommate likely won’t directly reveal that when they play Zanzabar — they’ll be too busy re-creating the odd, headphones-demanding sound of its new album, Guilty Rainbow. Tropical Trash and Humongous are also on the bill. —T.E. Lyons

•Jeanne Robertson

Saturday, March 26

Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center

584-7777 • www.kentuckycenter.org

$31.50; 8 p.m.

Jeanne Robertson has a knack for doling out unorthodox advice — like why it’s not a good idea to antagonize secretaries, or send a man to the grocery store, or go rafting without a Baptist in the boat. With a twang a la Julia Sugarbaker, this self-described “Southern humorist” brings her wit and wisdom to Louisville as part of a national tour promoting her recently released DVD, “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked and Other Life Lessons.” Robertson has an impressive comedic résumé, including two shows on Sirius XM Radio and more than 10 million hits on YouTube. Oh, and she’s a former beauty queen, crowned Miss North Carolina in 1963 before going on to win the title of “Miss Congeniality” in the Miss America Pageant. Pretty, funny and nice — what a package. —Sarah Kelley

•Hwangs Martial Arts Exhibition

Saturday, March 26

Bellarmine University-Knights Hall

$7; 3-6 p.m.

Hwangs Martial Arts is holding an Exhibition (live martial arts demo) on Saturday. Not only to show our continued support for the WHAS Crusade for Children but also for the JCPS Public Education Foundation.  Students from all 4 locations in the Louisville Area will be working hard to raise money for both foundations this year.

•Edge Outreach Benefit Concert

Saturday, March 26

Crescent Hill Baptist Church

3-8 p.m.

Featuring eight local bands – Beady, Insomnia, the Great Scots, Supertruck, Talk of Spring, the Minotaurs, Zach and Brynnan, and Antique TV.

•’Amazing Race’ Viewing Party w/ Kent & Vyxsin

Sunday, March 27

Hooters in Jeffersonville

700 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, Ind.

Free; 7-10 p.m.

LIVE VIEWING:  At 8pm, Episode #6 of the NEW AMAZING RACE hits the airwaves, and you can watch it together LIVE on the BIG SCREEN TV’ – 8pm to 9pm!  In this Episode, Kent & Vyxsin must make their way through Kolkata, India.

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