Music

Louisville KY’s Commitment to Environment, Local Food and Air Quality Highlighted in Royal Visit

Louisville’s commitment to creating a healthier and more sustainable city — along with its many public and private partnerships to develop a robust local food system — will be highlighted during a day-long visit by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall arrive Friday for a series of events, lectures and meetings that have also attracted national and international guests including: Alice Waters — author, restaurateur and founder of “The Edible Schoolyard” Eric Schlosser — author of “Fast Food Nation” Mark Tercek — president and CEO, Nature Conservancy Andrew…


Blues Traveler Set for Waterfront Jam in Louisville KY

Louisville, KY.  – One of the coolest jam bands around with a funky blues sound, Blues Traveler, will perform at the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Waterfront Jam Presented by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign. The Grammy winning blues-rock band will take the stage at 9 p.m. for the FREE concert on Saturday, April 25, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  A 2015 Pegasus Pin is your ticket to the free show. Currently rounding out the BillBoard Artist 100 Chart after rereleasing four of the group’s classic albums on vinyl, the multi-platinum, New Jersey based band, is set to release their 12th studio album, Blow Up the Moon,…


Check Out Ben Sollee On Tour with New Music

Ben Sollee has released some great new music, and is touring the country. The Lexington native (hear his Rusty Satellite interview here) is on tour through March and April. Here’s the latest from Sollee himself about his new collection, called Steeples Part One. Over the last two years I’ve been slowly working on a new collection of songs for you. Between touring and other projects I’d dip in to the studio to create and make. Now, I’m excited to share with you the first chapter, Steeples Part One. As you all know, I run a small, very independent operation here in…


School of Music bringing opera to ‘The Bard’s Town’ in Louisville KY

From U of L. . .   The University of Louisville is taking opera to the masses. And to the bar. The School of Music will present “Four on Tap” at The Bard’s Town, a “pub theatre” in the Highlands, in March and April. “Four on Tap” is a series of four one-act operas performed in English by students in UofL’s School of Music. Two operas will be performed in March and two in April. Admission to all shows is free and open to the public. “We want to make opera accessible,” said Michael Ramach, co-director of opera theatre at…


Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces 2015-2016 Season Lineup

From Actors Theatre… Today, in the midst of preparations for one of the nation’s most influential festivals of new work, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein proudly announce Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2015-2016 Season. The lineup features an exhilarating range of stories including; a work by famed playwright August Wilson, a madcap take on a Gilbert and Sullivan crowd-pleaser, a critically acclaimed hard hitting drama, a charmingly inventive Broadway hit for the whole family, and the return of two of the most popular and beloved holiday shows in the city….


KDF Waterfront Jam Will Have Fans “Talking About the Car Wash”

ROSE ROYCE AND MIDNIGHT STAR IN CONCERT TUESDAY, APRIL 28 March 4, 2015 Louisville, KY.  – One of the funkiest bands around, Rose Royce, will perform at Kentucky Derby Festival’s Waterfront Jam Presented by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign.  Party band, Midnight Star, will also take the stage for the FREE concert set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin. Los Angeles based American soul and R&B group Rose Royce is currently working on a new CD to be released this year.  In their 25-year recording history the…


Next Breakfast of Champions Features Orchestra’s Teddy Abrams

Teddy Abrams is shaking things up in the Louisville Arts community – and far beyond. The dynamic Louisville Orchestra Music Director will share his insights and energy at the March 9 Breakfast of Champions. Teddy will discuss the evolution of music, seamlessly incorporating (you guessed it!) MUSIC into his entertaining talk. You will not want to miss this one! About Teddy Abrams: An unusually versatile musician, Teddy Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. This season marks the beginning of his tenure as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and…


Ben Folds Fab at Sold-out Kentucky Center

I was pretty sure that Ben Folds was going to put on a memorable show at the Kentucky Center with the Louisville Orchestra. Before last night’s show, I didn’t really know much about Folds. But I knew he had to be more than a mere pop star to get an invite to play with the Orchestra, and that Whitney Hall doesn’t sell out for just any act. And it was special. More on that in a few graphs. About mid-week was when I first realized that – A, I had an opportunity to take Paula somewhere special on Saturday and…


Butchertown, Ben Sollee Are the Stars of Actors’ “At the Vanishing Point”

At The Vanishing Point, currently playing at Actors Theatre, might not be so riveting if it took place in another city, or another neighborhood. But the way it uses Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood as an omnipresent character in the lives of one family puts your mind squarely on Story Avenue. Or the Fischer’s meatpacking plant, the Oertels brewery, the Kentucky School for the Blind or the Thomas Edison House. All those locations play an integral part in this production. Just as you couldn’t tell a family story about Louisville in 1937 without focusing on the historic flood of that year, the…


Naps, Thai Food and Dogs: An Interview with Xerxes’ Joseph Goode

by Jake Curtis Local Louisville hardcore outfit Xerxes has been a mainstay in the punk scene for about five years. Since its beginning, starting out as a five-piece, the band has changed drastically from its loud, raw brand of hardcore to a catchier, darker and noisier blend of punk and 80’s Goth rock.  The band’s lineup has also switched up several times, and now has four members:  Will Allard on guitar, Joseph Goode on bass, Ben Sears on drums, and Calvin Philley as vocalist/lyricist. Recently, Xerxes has started to tour in support of its new album, Collision Blonde, which was…