Category Archives: music

Dave Rawlings Machine @ Brown Theatre

<MUSIC> Thursday, June 26 Dave Rawlings Machine Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway kentuckycenter.org $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 wfpk.org 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. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $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 […]

Weekender – June 21 & 22

<MUSIC> Saturday, June 21 Touch AC and Filthy Rich The New Vintage 2126 S. Preston St. newvintagelouisville.com $5; 9 p.m. Satan’s On His Way and He Wants His Drugs. No better sentence could open this than that, the name of the debut album of Touch AC and Filthy Rich. The emcee and producer linked up […]

Downs After Dark @ Churchill Downs

<RACES> Friday, June 20 Downs After Dark Churchill Downs 700 Central Ave. churchilldowns.com $10; 4 p.m. So you bought a Hawaiian shirt during your week in Destin, not realizing the fashion wouldn’t translate quite as well back home. We’ve all been there, man, and now Churchill Downs is thankfully offering a solution. This week’s Downs […]

Reuben and the Dark @ Rye

<MUSIC> Thursday, June 19 Reuben and the Dark Rye 900 E. Market St. backporchsessions.com Free; 7 p.m. Rye’s “Back Porch Sessions” summer concert series is meant to help boost rising local artists, but Reuben and the Dark is probably the furthest from local the series has gotten in its first two years. The Calgary-based band […]

Kittyhawk @ The Rudyard Kipling

<MUSIC> Thursday, June 19 Kittyhawk The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. therudyardkipling.com $5; 6 p.m. A band sharing the name of the Wright Brothers’ testing grounds and who describe themselves as “a band from Chicago that drives fast” on their Bandcamp page and “KEYBOARD FEEDBACK” on Facebook, Kittyhawk wants to sprint into your heart […]

Weekender – June 14-15

<ART> Saturday, June 14 ‘Graphica’ by Sparrow The Vault 1031 1031 S. Sixth St. vault1031.com $5; 8-9:30 p.m. After spending a great deal of his childhood in hospitals and under the care of doctors and nurses, 20-year-old Louisville artist Sparrow (Jesse Lane) wants to honor and help out the people who helped him. His upcoming […]

Lyndon Summer Festival @ Robsion Park

<FEST> June 13-14 Lyndon Summer Festival Robsion Park lou-e.org Free; 4-10 p.m. (Fri.), noon-10 p.m. (Sat.) While it has felt like summer for a few weeks now, summer does not officially begin until June 21. This is not stopping those in Lyndon, who will be bringing the Lyndon Summer Festival to crowds in what is […]

The Detroit Cobras @ Zanzabar

  <MUSIC> Friday, June 13 The Detroit Cobras Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $10-$12; 9 p.m. Hailing from the mean streets of the city for which they are named, The Detroit Cobras are here to make you dance to their slinky style of garage rock. The group, with an ever-changing lineup but for singer […]

Christopher Denny @ The New Vintage

<MUSIC> Tuesday, June 10 Christopher Denny The New Vintage 2126 S. Preston St. newvintagelouisville.com $10; 9 p.m. Many claim authenticity in modern music, but unless you’re singing about being a middle-class white guy who grew up in a city or suburb and is now looking for love and/or is confused by it, chances are you’re […]

‘Rent’ @ Tim Faulkner Gallery

<THEATER> June 6-15 ‘Rent’ Tim Faulkner Gallery 1512 Portland Ave. showclix.com/event/rentinlouisville $18; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. on June 8 & 15) It’s been a while since Rentheads have gotten a fix in Louisville — probably since JCC’s CenterStage production a year or two ago. The groundbreaking Broadway musical is back in town, this time as […]

Midwest Music Festival @ KFC Yum! Center

<MUSIC> June 6-7 Midwest Music Festival KFC Yum! Center 1 Arena Plaza midwestmusicfestival.com $80-$102 daily; various times Most music festivals do their best to cater to everyone without making a commitment to one particular scene. This is not the case with one of the newest festivals to grace the River City. Some of the all-time […]

The Barefoot Movement @ Bicentennial Park

<MUSIC> Friday, June 6 The Barefoot Movement Bicentennial Park, New Albany cityofnewalbany.com Free; 6 p.m. Folk music seems to divide people pretty quickly: You either love it or can’t stand it. However, The Barefoot Movement offer songs with a unique mix of bluegrass and Americana, with a little something for everyone, even those who typically […]

‘Summer Mixtape!’ @ Block Party Handmade Boutique

<ART> Friday, June 6 ‘Summer Mixtape!’ Block Party Handmade Boutique 560 S. Fourth St. blockpartyhandmade.com Free; 5 p.m. Ah, the summer mixtape. Perhaps more currently known as the summer playlist, the concept of a collection of songs that you can put on repeat for the summer has been around for decades. Bright, summery music and […]

June 6 First Friday Trolley Hop

The First Friday Trolley Hop is on the first Friday of he month, June 6. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. The Speed Art Museum’s Local Speed is celebrating its one year anniversary in Nulu […]

Pickin’ For The Paws @ Fourth Street Live

<BENEFIT> Thursday, June 5 Pickin’ For The Paws Fourth Street Live aanok.com Free; 7 p.m. “Help control the animal population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.” These wise words of Bob Barker are easier for some of us to follow than others. Here in Jefferson County, most of us have access to the Kentucky Humane […]

Yonatan Gat @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar

<MUSIC> Monday, June 2 Yonatan Gat Haymarket Whiskey Bar 331 E. Market St. haymarketwhiskeybar.com $TBA; 8 p.m. After the five-year sprint of his infamously out-of-control band Monotonix, Israeli guitarist Yonatan Gat has enlisted the drumming of Igor Domingues of Throes + The Shine to create a solo album. Fresh off his Best Guitarist of 2013 […]

Weekender | May 31 – June 1

<BEER> Saturday, May 31 Keg Liquors’ Fest of Ale St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 320 N. Sherwood Ave., Clarksville kegliquors.com $40 ($30 adv.); 3-7 p.m. Without beer, there’d be nothing cold, frothy and refreshing to look forward to after a long workday besides a chocolate milkshake. Without beer, there’d be nothing to reward your laborious efforts […]

Don Braden & Vanessa Rubin @ U of L School of Music, Bird Hall

<MUSIC> Thursday, May 29 Don Braden & Vanessa Rubin U of L School of Music, Bird Hall louisville.edu/music $5-$15; 7 p.m. It’s been too long since Louisville’s Don Braden has played here, and he returns in grand style with his Organix Band (Kyle Koehler, organ, and Cecil Brooks III, drums) and singer Vanessa Rubin. Saxophonist/flutist […]