Weekender: Sept. 8-9

The Electric Hearts

Saturday, Sept. 8

2100 S. Preston St.
$5; 9 p.m.

For a while there, we thought Nashville might have been lost forever to corporate bubblegum country. But with recent alt-country resurgence (and Jack White’s country recordings and residency in Brentwood), true Nashville butt-kickin’ country is coming back with bands like The Electric Hearts. Jessica Breanne’s brash yet delightfully twangy vocals clearly make her the zealous granddaughter of singers like Bonnie Raitt and Loretta Lynn, as fuzzed-out guitars and drums swell and solo around her on tracks like “How Dare You” and “Be Mine.” The Electric Hearts will share the stage with local openers Silver Tongues, whose spaced-out yet driving tracks like “Ketchup” are featured on their full-length Black Kite. Kelly Kettering


•September Art Fair

Sept. 8-9

Mellwood Art Center
1860 Mellwood Ave.
Free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

There are a few telltale signs that fall is imminent in Louisville: the stifling, sticky heat has subsided (kind of), college football is under way (blah), and there are lots of local art fairs on the horizon (woot woot!). Mellwood Art Center kicks off the artsy-craftsy season with its fourth annual September Art Fair. In addition to 165 indoor and outdoor artist booths peddling an array of wares, there will be live entertainment, a fresh fruit and vegetable stand, kids’ crafts, a high school and college artist venue, as well as tasty food and adult libations. To top it all off, the event is free, with plenty of parking, and there are indoor restrooms for the Port-O-Potty-averse. —Sarah Kelley

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