Category Archives: music

Kittyhawk @ The Rudyard Kipling

<MUSIC> Thursday, June 19 Kittyhawk The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. $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. $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 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. $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. $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. $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 $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 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. 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 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. $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 $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 $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 […]

Martin Bisi @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Tuesday, May 27 Martin Bisi Dreamland 810 E. Market S dreamlandi slouisville.orgt. $10; 7 p.m. Dreamland hosts one of the most eclectic and important record producers of the past 30 years as Martin Bisi visits. Co-founder of the BC Recording Studio with Brian Eno and Bill Las well, over the past five years Bisi […]

Weekend visual art events

The Howard Steamboat Museum is presenting its Art & Antique Jubilee on Saturday, May 24 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday, May 25 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). 80 booths with arts and crafts, food and beverages, and an antique show in the Carriage House. Free admission. Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion walk-through tours are $5.00 per person […]

Weekender | May 24

<FEST> Saturday, May 24 Starlight Strawberry Festival St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs Free; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. While I’m not sure if there are true, diehard strawberry fanatics in the area (or in the country, for that matter), if there are, the Starlight Strawberry Festival sounds […]

Abbey Road on the River @ Belvedere & Galt House

<FEST> May 22-26 Abbey Road on the River Belvedere & Galt House $30; various times Once again, hordes of Paul, Ringo, John and George fans will descend on the Belvedere to hear tunes they’ve heard thousands of times — and love every minute of it. If you’re a true Beatles fanatic, there is no […]

Weekend visual art events

Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St., is hosting “BAM!” on Saturday, May 17 from 12-6 p.m. Check out the original offerings of local artists, vinyl etc. from music enthusiasts and all manner of books from local vendors. There will be beer and wine available for purchase and music to shop to by DJ Matt Anthony. Featured artists […]

Weekender | May 17-18

<BENEFIT> Saturday, May 17 Pasta Bowl Fundraiser City Café 505 W. Broadway • 212-9474 $20; 4-8 p.m. Eating for a good cause is satisfying for your stomach as well as your heart. Creative Diversity Studio’s Pasta Bowl Fundraiser fits the bill on both levels. Creative Diversity has a roster of artists with disabilities who […]