Category Archives: music

Weekender: April 19

<MUSIC> Saturday, April 19 ‘Astro Block Party’ Astro Black / Fat Rabbit 1000 E. Oak St. facebook.com/AstroBlackRecords Free; 9 a.m. Don’t let the weatherman fool you — spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to shake those frozen bones awake and take this party we call life to the streets. If your block isn’t […]

HNNY @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Thursday, April 17 HNNY Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $5-$7; 10 p.m. It’s almost the weekend, honey, so let’s go shake it out with HNNY, who’s traveling all the way from Sweden just to see us (and several other American cities over the course of several weeks). Yes, Pooh, the Local Talk, Let’s […]

David Grubbs @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Thursday, April 17 David Grubbs Dreamland 810 E. Market St. dreamlandislouisville.org $10-$35; 7 p.m. Is a recording of a musical performance an honest representation of the composer or performer’s intentions? Is the experience at all comparable to witnessing music’s creation in person? Did you think enjoying music would have a test? David Grubbs has […]

Insect Factory @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Tuesday, April 15 Insect Factory Dreamland 810 E. Market St. dreamlandislouisville.org $10; 7 p.m. Straight outta Silver Spring, Md., guitarist Jeff Barsky is Insect Factory (and vice-versa). “Spider-Man” fans might be surprised by what happened when Barsky got bitten, though — as label Fabrica Records says, his six-string work focuses on “texture and mood, […]

Weekender: April 11-12

<ART> Saturday, April 12 ‘Thunder at the Cressman’ Cressman Center 100 E. Main St. • 852-6794 louisville.edu/art $30 ($10 kids); 3 p.m. One of the things I like about all the activities that surround the Kentucky Derby is how they combine what we already love. Fashion? We got your Derby ties and socks right here. […]

Voices of Kentuckiana @ Clifton Center

<MUSIC> April 11 & 13 Voices of Kentuckiana Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • voicesky.org $20 ($15 adv.); 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat. When Voices of Kentuckiana calls itself “all inclusive,” it isn’t joking around. This community choir doesn’t hold auditions. Instead, it welcomes everyone, regardless of the person’s sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or […]

Greyhounds @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Thursday, April 10 Greyhounds Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $6; 9 p.m. Remember the past? Greyhounds do, and they’re bringing it back today, à la Rock ’n’ Soul, Vol 1. But before you get your Hall in my Oates, think instead about the Black Keys and all them cats. Greyhounds is a duo, […]

Weekend visual art events

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is hosting a free event on Sunday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m., “Kentoki: Kentucky through Jewish Eyes, 1925″ will be read. The Yiddish poem was written by I.J. Schwartz. The Louisville-based klezmer band Lost Tribe will also perform. This is in connection with […]

Weekender: April 5-6

<ART> Saturday, April 5 J. Cobb Ultra Pop! 960 Barret Ave. facebook.com/UltraPopShop Free; 6 p.m. The first thing you need to know, to avoid any confusion, is that artist J. Cobb’s day job is art director of this publication. Before you go accusing us of playing favorites, we’re here to say, “Heck, yeah, we’re playing […]

‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

<THEATER> April 4-20 ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. bunburytheatre.org $21 ($10 students); 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sun.) Our last moments with a person are usually not labeled as such. Death or departure is often abrupt and unexpected, transforming the seemingly ordinary moments that preceded them into […]

‘Music and Films of Koen Holtkamp’ @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Friday, April 4 ‘Music and Films of Koen Holtkamp’ Dreamland 810 E. Market St. dreamlandislouisville.org $7-$10; 6 p.m. For this unique double-stuffed presentation, progressive composer/musician Koen Holtkamp (known as half of Mountains, whose records are released by Thrill Jockey; the influential label also released his recent solo album, Motion) performs, and screens some of […]

Weekend visual art events

“PRESS: Artist & Machine” will open on Saturday, March 29 at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St. It runs through June 1. The next SWAN (Supporting Women Artists Now) Day is Saturday, March 29 at PYRO Gallery, 909 W. Market St. from 1-2 p.m. The event celebrates female writers, musicians, […]

Earth @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Friday, March 28 Earth Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $12-$14; 9 p.m. Get ready for American Gothic heaviness as Seattle’s Earth swings by on their way to Knoxville’s Big Ears Festival. Formed in 1989, Earth has evolved over the years drastically from their early music, best described as drone metal, to the desolate […]

Low @ Headliners Music Hall

<MUSIC> Wednesday, March 26 Low Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road headlinerslouisville.com $15; 9 p.m. On their most recent album, last year’s Jeff Tweedy-produced The Invisible Way, minimalist indie pioneers Low gave more mic time to drummer Mimi Parker, possessor of one of the most beautiful singing voices in (semi)popular music today. The band was […]

New Bums @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Wednesday, March 19 New Bums Dreamland 810 E. Market St. dreamlandislouisville.org $10; 7 p.m. Drag City recording artists New Bums are gracing Louisville tonight with a performance. The band is touring in support of their very recent, critically acclaimed debut album, Voices in a Rented Room. Comprised of Ben Chasney of Six Organs of […]

Thirty Spokes @ The New Vintage

<MUSIC> Friday, March 14 Thirty Spokes The New Vintage 2126 S. Preston St. newvintagelouisville.com $5; 9 p.m. For the release of their new album, also called Thirty Spokes, the Louisville band (also known as 30 Spokes) is throwing a party for their newest incarnation. Though this marks the band’s third full-length album by our count […]

Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole @ Clifton Center

<MUSIC> Thursday, March 13 Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. cliftoncenter.org $18; 7:30 p.m. Just in time for the overall Mardi Gras season, rising Louisiana music star Cedric Watson and his Bijou Creole band visit the other Lou for some tasty licks and French-style fiddling. Watson has proved he can merge […]

Karikatura @ Headliners Music Hall

<MUSIC> Wednesday, March 12 Karikatura Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road headlinerslouisville.com $10; 8 p.m. Though they currently call Brooklyn home, Karikatura (say it like “caricature” — you know, those funny drawings street artists do that make your head look gigantic) is a “Transglobal Band,” they say (although the “B” in “Band” does not need […]

Bob Weir & RatDog @ Louisville Palace

Wednesday, March 12 Bob Weir & RatDog Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. • louisvillepalace.com $29.50-$75; 8 p.m. Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir pursued his muse outside of that band long before Jerry Garcia’s 1995 passing, and he has now reconvened his best-known side project, RatDog. Featuring Weir on guitar and vocals, Jay Lane […]

Moonface @ Headliners Music Hall

Friday, March 7 Moonface Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road headlinerslouisville.com $15; 9 p.m. Starting at the very beginning of this decade, songwriter and singer/keyboardist Spencer Krug has been using Moonface as the vehicle for his solo material. His first album, Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, dropped a year later. Originally from Montreal, Canada, […]