Music

Derby Pleasures Are More Than a Two Minute Horse Race

Note From Rick: I’ve taken lots of guests to the track Derby Week, but spending Oaks Day with John Gilderbloom was among the most entertaining. I made him write a story about the experience, and here it is. by J. “Hans” Gilderbloom Ph.D. I have now lived in Louisville longer than my hometown, San Francisco, but my knowledge of horse racing is about as shallow as knowing the Golden Gate Bridge is really orang,e not gold. However, I do know statistical odds; that is why I have a Ph.D. after my name. Based on a host of factors, I can…


Cyndi Lauper Loses It, Launches F-Bomb on Live TV

Happy Oaks Day! Not the best Grand Marshal – WDRB photo Let’s just say the Committee selecting Grand Marshals for the Pegasus Parade laid an ‘F-Bomb’ by picking irrelevant one-hit wonder Cyndi Lauper. I heard a Republic Bank official yesterday on Joe Elliott’s radio show explaining the choice — apparently the theme this year is “fun” and somebody that it would be cool to get the woman who sand “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” But Cyndi Lauper, other than that song, hasn’t exactly set the world on fire with her career. I must say, though, I was a big fan…


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Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby Approaches for Art Aficionados

Derby time approaches with all manner of events and networking opportunities…..The 3rd Annual Annmarie’s Art Breakfast on Derby sponsored by Norton Healthcare and Red e App will benefit Murray State University art students through a special scholarship fund, and area artists from the Louisville Artists Syndicate, an auxillary group of the Louisville Visual Arts Association. The event will be hosted by the late artist Annmarie Campbell’s mother, Dawn Marie Yankeelov, at the United Way Building, 334 E. Broadway, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM on the morning of the Kentucky Derby.  Louisville’s Mayor Greg Fischer will be present as well…


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Album review: “Appetite for Dysfunction” by VilleBillies

VilleBillies Appetite for Dysfunction Island Earth Music Produced by: VilleBillies If there ever were a need to record an album that glorifies the art of southern-urban-suburban living in good ole’ Louisville, Kentucky coupled with mass consumption of various chemical substances, then this would be that album. On their 3rd album (the first being Universal Motown Records), the VilleBillies continue perfecting their original sound of recording boozy, beat-laden, twangy, honest hip-hop music straight from their heart and minds. And they definitely didn’t forget to work on elevating their other nostalgic trait: Louisville-celebrity-living-ness. Or something to that effect. Appetite for Dysfunction’s first…


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Forecastle Festival to celebrate 10th anniversary show with My Morning Jacket headlining and curating

The Forecastle Festival – Louisville’s nautically-themed summertime celebration of music, art, and environmental activism – has announced that My Morning Jacket will headline and assist in curating the festival’s tenth anniversary. The 3-day event will take place July 13 – 15, 2012, at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park. My Morning Jacket, whose original members hail from Louisville and currently reside in the city, will headline Saturday night, as well as collaborate with producers on the sights, sounds and experiences of the entire festival weekend. Celebrating its 10th year, the festival will pay homage to its past, present, and future, highlighting…