Category Archives: music

The Baseball Project @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Tuesday, Aug. 5 The Baseball Project Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.com $15; 9 p.m. If you turn on any sports television news programming today, regardless of what time of year it is, odds are the topic will be football. But this nation’s current obsession with football is not indicative of the United States’ […]

The Casket Girls @ Zanzabar

  <MUSIC> Monday, Aug. 4 The Casket Girls Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.com $8-$10; 9 p.m. While writing their sophomore album, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale, composer-producer Ryan Graveface dropped off music at the home of the Greene sisters. After failed attempts to phone, Graveface stumbled in on the girls’ interesting writing process: […]

Louisville Fresh Festival @ Belvedere

<MUSIC> Sunday, Aug. 3 Louisville Fresh Festival Belvedere louisvillefreshfest.org $30+; 6 p.m. Dust off your fisherman’s hat and Adidas track suit (satin or velour, your choice), Fresh Fest is back for a second round. The shockingly ageless Big Daddy Kane headlines this go-round, with MC Lyte and EPMD filling out the card. For some reason, […]

Jerry Douglas @ Kentucky Country Day Theater

<MUSIC> Friday, Aug. 1 Jerry Douglas Kentucky Country Day Theater 4100 Springdale Road kcdtheater.org $25-$35; 8 p.m. Louisville’s East End will welcome one of country and acoustic roots music’s most prolific and lauded musicians. Jerry Douglas, recipient of 13 Grammy awards and three-time CMA Musician of the Year, will bring his plucking to the stage […]

Little Tybee @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Thursday, July 31 Little Tybee Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.com $5; 9 p.m. It’s no wonder that Little Tybee takes its name from the island off the Georgia coast. Starting in Savannah, Ga., and now based out of Atlanta, the six-person band has been all over the Peach State. Now touring areas outside […]

Historical Dainty Contest @ Hauck’s Handy Store

<GTOWN> Monday, July 28 Historical Dainty Contest Hauck’s Handy Store 1000 Goss Ave. Free; 5-10 p.m. Before you go any further into this staffpick: This contest has nothing to do with being dainty like a handkerchief. Instead, it is a physical competition, and the “dainty” is a noun, not an adjective. Here’s what happens: A […]

Cryptid Carnival @ Nancy’s Bagel Grounds

  <FEST> Friday, July 25 Cryptid Carnival Nancy’s Bagel Grounds 2101 Frankfort Ave. moviemeltdown.com Free; 6 p.m. Apologies if my next two sentences make you feel old. Do you remember “Tales from the Crypt,” the HBO television show with the creepy intro featuring a cackling skeleton? That program debuted 25 years ago last month. The […]

All City Art Weekend @ Spinelli’s Pizzeria

<ART> July 25-27 All City Art Weekend Spinelli’s Pizzeria 239 S. Fifth St. spinellisallcity.com Free; noon-6 p.m. Remember that time you had Spinelli’s sober? Nah, I’m kidding. The pizzeria, which delivers until 4:30 a.m., is hosting its first ever weekend-long art festival, which will include live street art and music. The live painting will come […]

Jazz Collective Night @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Wednesday, July 23 Jazz Collective Night Dreamland 810 E. Market St. dreamlandislouisville.org $7; 7 p.m. On this fine Wednesday evening, you can treat yourself to not just one but two jazz groups from our nation’s capital. Team Players and Liver Quiver will be hosting an event dubbed “Washington, D.C., Jazz Collective Night.” Team Players […]

Wye Oak @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Tuesday, July 22 Wye Oak Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $15-$17; 9 p.m. Wye Oak, the band’s namesake, was the 460-year-old honorary state tree of Maryland before being destroyed by a lightning storm in 2002. I thought there might be a metaphor there, but I’m just not seeing it. Wye Oak, the band, […]

Maxwell @ Louisville Palace

<MUSIC> Tuesday, July 22 Maxwell Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. louisvillepalace.com $52+; 8 p.m. In 1999, when Maxwell released “Fortunate,” I was in love … with him … and his song. I loved his silky smooth voice and the way he melted my heart like a dab of butter on a steaming pile of […]

Hundred Waters @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Wednesday, July 16 Hundred Waters Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $10-$12; 9 p.m. When you first hear of a band called Hundred Waters, you might assume it will be simply a recording of a babbling brook. However, Hundred Waters is what a babbling brook would be if you added lyrics and changed the […]

Jason Lescalleet’s ‘Trophy Tape’ @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Wednesday, July 16 Jason Lescalleet’s ‘Trophy Tape’ Dreamland 810 E. Market St. dreamlandislouisville.org $10; 7 p.m. Jason Lescalleet isn’t your typical musical artist. He records and performs his bizarre, experimental songs on equipment (lots of old tape decks) that most would call archaic at this point. However, his sound is far ahead of that […]

Jon Mueller’s Death Blues @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Tuesday, July 15 Jon Mueller’s Death Blues Dreamland 810 E. Market St. dreamlandislouisville.org $10; 7 p.m. Death Blues is the side project of Jon Mueller, also known for Pele, Collections of Colonies of Bees and the Bon Iver-associated Volcano Choir, and I could not think of a better name for the music he creates […]

Me Jane @ The Rudyard Kipling

<MUSIC> Tuesday, July 15 Me Jane The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. therudyardkipling.com $5; 8 p.m. After recording an album in the “bleary winter of 2013” in Chicago, Me Jane is ready to tackle just about anything. The Windy City quartet released its debut record July 1 on vinyl and is touring through the […]

Lemuria @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Monday, July 14 Lemuria Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.com $10; 9 p.m. Lemuria is the subject of a long-disproved scientific hypothesis stating that there used to be an extra continent between India and Madagascar, explaining why those are the only places on Earth with lemurs. Lemuria is also a dancey, not-exactly-pop-punk band from […]

Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest @ Louisville Water Tower Park

<FEST> July 11-13 Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest Louisville Water Tower Park 3005 River Road louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com $10-$14; various times If there are five things I love in life, they’re blues, brew, barbecue, bourbon and alliteration. The Four Roses-backed festival is now in its 17th year, bringing together beers and brisket from some of the city’s […]

Lebowski Fest @ Executive Strike & Spare

<FEST> July 10-13 Lebowski Fest Executive Strike & Spare 911 Philips Lane lebowskifest.com Various prices and times Do you know what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps? It’s that time of year again in Louisville, for the 13th year in a row now, 60 fests and 30 cities later. You’d think so […]

Weekender – July 3 – 6

<FILM> Thursday, July 3 ‘Stripes’ Underneath the Second Street Bridge louisvillefilmsociety.org Free; 7 p.m. In a fitting salute to our troops this Independence Day weekend, the Louisville Film Society will screen arguably one of the greatest Army movies of all time, “Stripes.” The late Harold Ramis and still-golfing Bill Murray-led classic will be available for […]

Deltron 3030 @ Mercury Ballroom

<MUSIC> Wednesday, July 2 Deltron 3030 Mercury Ballroom 611 S. Fourth St. mercuryballroom.com $19.50; 8 p.m. They came back. They were always coming back. Deltron 3030, the original 2000 concept collaboration by rapper Del the Funky Homosapien (aka Osiris, aka Deltron Zero), turntablist Kid Koala and producer Dan the Automator was an event, a breakthrough […]