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Get Crafty Louisville for a good cause

Louisville, Ky —Cure CF Inc, a Louisville-based non-profit, is thrilled to announce CRAFT 2015—a premier pizza and beer festival. The event is designed to bring together the uniqueness of Louisville’s culinary and brewing scenes into one incredible evening that celebrates the culture of our city while raising money and awareness for cystic fibrosis. CRAFT 2015, presented by Anthem, will take place Saturday, October 10 from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the 2nd Bridge Streetscape located on 2nd Street in downtown Louisville. CRAFT 2015 is a grassroots event that has curated some of the region’s best craft pizza and beer…

Louisville’s Forecastle Festival Releases Daily Schedule

Louisville, Ky., – Led by Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse, Forecastle Festival has released its daily schedule, available at Links to the daily schedule are provided below.  General admission weekend passes, single-day tickets, VIP and all-inclusive travel packages options are on sale now. All festival tickets are available at, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Friday, July 17 Saturday, July 18 Sunday, July 19 Kick-Off Event Set for Thursday, July 16 Forecastle and Against The Grain Brewery will once again host the official Forecastle Kick-Off event on Thursday, July 16. The event will offer…

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Jim James one of many musicians to collaborate with Preservation Hall Jazz Band for their 50th anniversary celebration

Download: “St. James Infirmary, Part. 1” with Jim James In commemoration and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the iconic venue Preservation Hall, the prolific New Orleans jazz legends Preservation Hall Jazz Band are set to release a live recording of the band’s acclaimed January 7th performance at Carnegie Hall.  Entitled St. Peter and 57th (September 25, Rounder Records), the album will feature a number of special guests from an assortment of genres including, George Wein, Del McCoury Band, Allen Toussaint, Ed Helms, GIVERS, Steve Earle, Tao Seeger, My Morning Jacket,Trombone Shorty, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), King Britt, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs. This performance was a family reunion in many ways, as…

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Review: My Morning Jacket & Kentucky musicians elevate Forecastle Festival to a whole new level

You wanna know what Forecastle Festival is like? Ok. It’s a little something like this: Music. Art(ists). Ecology. Louisville-lovers. Dirty hippie dudes. Dirty hippie dames. Beardos. Rollie Fingers’ staches. Dreadlocks. Tye-dye. Bassheads. Potheads. River-bathers. Burlesque performances. Tree-huggers. Socialists. Liberals. Journalists. Hacky-sack circles. Sweaty people drinking PBR. Sweaty people making out. Sweaty people drinking PBRs and making out. Teenage make-shift obstacle hurdlers. Pervasive Mary Jane aromas. Muhammad Ali portraits in the head. The Mayor in VIP. Yep, this is how it went down on the banks of the Ohio River when more than 35,000 people jumbled together to celebrate Louisville, right…

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Forecastle X: Interview with Rachel Grimes

Straight-up Louisville post-rock but with a dash of wooded folk and oft-haunting dual vocals, King’s Daughters and Sons are just one of two avenues for checking out the stylings of Rachel Grimes this weekend.’s Forecastle X preview coverage continues as Louisville-native Rachel Grimes speaks to the differences between solo and collaborative efforts, whether or not a city can have a “sound” and her favorite places to perform.

Forecastle X: Interview with Wax Fang’s Scott Carney

Wax Fang’s relatively angst-free, smile-on-your-face jams are exceedingly refreshing in an age dominated by either the stripped-down or overly digitized.’s Forecastle X preview coverage continues with singer/guitarist/songwriter Scott Carney speaking of “quadraphonic love affairs”, the power of the local music scene, forthcoming Wax Fang releases and much more.

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Forecastle Festival preview: An interview with Kentucky’s Sleeper Agent is forthcoming

Well we’re only a few days out from Forecastle Festival X right here in good ole’ Louisville, Kentucky. The midwest’s music, art and activism mecca will be going down on Louisville’s Waterfront Park, and you can bet your ass I’ll be going gonzo all weekend long. So, I’m sitting here assembling my little hit list for the festival so I can recap what I think ought to be recapped about the who, the what and the why. Of course, on that list are Kentucky-based bands out the ass. Why? Because that’s just what I seem to obsess over in my little so-called music journalistic endeavors. Ken-fuckin-tucky…

Forecastle X: Holly Weyler talks of Local Love and Killer Jams continues its Forecastle X preview coverage today via an extended chat with ‘She-Captain of the boat’ Holly Weyler. Wearer of an untold number of hats, Weyler talks My Morning Jacket, the festival’s 10-year-long progression towards big-boy-pants territory, the art of sharing our hometown and other nautical nonsense.

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My Morning Jacket’s Two-Tone Tommy talks about curating Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, band members’ solo projects, Grammy nods and what’s next for MMJ.

Two-Tone Tommy Blankenship – Photo by Paul Wellman There’s a lot going on these days in the life of My Morning Jacket bassist Two-Tone Tommy Blankenship. When you’re a member of one of the music industry’s most popular live alternative rock-n-roll bands, you tend to not have too much time for things other than music and your career. With MMJ’s focus on curating Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, the boys are looking at music with a different focus; through their Louisville-lenses, so to speak, more so than other shows they play. It’s hard to believe that back in 2002 Forecastle Festival started…

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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…