Category Archives: music

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. 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. 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. $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. $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. $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. $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. $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. $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. $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. $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 $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 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 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. $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 […]

Cut Copy @ Headliners Music Hall

<MUSIC> Monday, June 30 Cut Copy Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $22-$25; 9 p.m. Do you fall asleep each night counting koala bears, while visions of Foster’s dance in your head? If so, Monday is your day. Cut Copy, a four-man synth-pop group out of Melbourne, has topped the charts Down Under and […]

Merengue on Mellwood @ Eyedia

<FEST> Friday, June 27 Merengue on Mellwood Eyedia 1631 Mellwood Ave. Free; 5-8 p.m. Every month, the FAT Friday Trolley Hop offers folks an eclectic mix of live music, sales and entertainment along Frankfort Avenue. This month includes an Irish music “seisuin” — we are told that’s a fancy word for a jam session […]

Dave Rawlings Machine @ Brown Theatre

<MUSIC> Thursday, June 26 Dave Rawlings Machine Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway $32.75; 8 p.m. David Rawlings has forged his career as a collaborator, collecting producer, performer and songwriter credits on albums by Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams and Old Crow Medicine Show, as well as a long-standing collaboration as Gillian Welch’s songwriting and performing […]

Waterfront Wednesday @ Waterfront Park

<MUSIC> Wednesday, June 25 Waterfront Wednesday Waterfront Park Big Four Lawn Free; 6 p.m. At this point, we shouldn’t need to sell you on WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesdays. There’s free music by the river once a month, every month, all summer long. Do you like happiness? Do you like free stuff? Need we say more? […]

Hamilton Leithauser @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Monday, June 23 Hamilton Leithauser Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $15; 8 p.m. Though the term “extreme hiatus” seems like it would result from some sort of “Outsiders”-style rumble or a devastating betrayal, the members of the Walkmen say they’re on as good of terms as ever. In fact, frontman Leithauser has put […]