If we didn’t have enough to be thankful for this Holiday. Local bands and venues gave us another reason to be proud of our music scene.
The third installment of Louisville Palace’s “Faces in the Palace” featured ,The Ladybirds , Bodeco and The Junk Yard Dogs. The majestic theater greeted it’s largest crowd of the “Faces” series and they were not disappointed. Each band brought their A game to the event.
The LadyBirds began the night showcasing why they are clearly one of the best rockabilly bands in the business.
Bodeco playing their first performance in two years played an outstanding set and was clearly the favorite of the night. The band was on from the start, led by the amazing bass lines of Jimmy Brown.
The Junk Yard Dogs wrapped up the event with a strong set that gave the exhausted audience a second wind.
Congratulations to staff at The Louisville Place and WFPK particularly Sydney O’Brien for making this an exciting event for our local music scene.
The young band (less than a year old) has made a lot of noise this past year securing a record contract with Rough Trade and gaining national attention at the SXSW Festival while touring with Britain’s “Dry The River”,
The venue was full of friends and family and sold out hours before the show.
This band has great stage presence and full of talent. They are yet to release their first album but it didn’t stop the audience from singing along. They started the show with songs from their EP released earlier this year and played many new songs some of which the had only played once live before.
This band has the talent to be stars in the years to come and it was a homecoming that they will not forget.
Nashville’s songwriter, guitarist, and singer Andrew Combs was also on the bill and played a beautiful set highlighting his strong voice and band. Combs just released his debut album, Worried Man, which American Songwriter has called “one of the year’s finest.”
It was a special night full of energy and excitement. A perfect ending to a weekend to be thankful for!
Leon Russell thrilled a packed Headliners Music Hall, Monday evening. The legendary singer/songwriter used his historical music catalogue and mixed in a few covers to entertain the middle age audience many who drove several hours to see the show. At 70 years old Russell’s voice is still strong. Having spent many of his early years as a studio musician, he clearly understands great musicians and his backup band consisting of Chris Simmons,guitar/ keyboard, Beau Charron, guitar, drummer Brandon Holder and long time bassist, Jackie Wessel played to perfection.
Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011. He has collaborate with music’s best, playing with George Harrison, Elton John, Joe Cocker and Bob Dylan. His performance at Concert For Bangladesh, where he performed a medley of the songs “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Young Blood” raised the awareness of his great talent.
He covered “Georgia on My Mind” and “Wild Horses” while playing the majority of his well know songs. The night end with an amazing stretch of “Tight Rope”, Hummingbird” “Delta Lady” and “Jumpin Jack Flash”. It was easily one of the finest performances of 2012.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA-The Mickey Hart Band will perform at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY on April 10th.Hart is donating 100% of the ticketing fees from tickets sold on MickeyHart.net to Music Therapy research. Fresh off the road from a sold out 15 date tour in December, the Mickey Hart Band band features Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, and keyboardist Ben Yonas. The show will feature brand new material as well as selections of Hart’s greatest hits and Grateful Dead songs.
Hart is currently in the studio recording his new album to be released in April of 2012. Hart recently sat down with Andrew Greene of Rolling Stone to describe the album:
Hart last released the Global Drum Project with Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo in 2007, which took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album. Hart previously won a Grammy for Best World Music Album with Planet Drum in 1991, which also hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart, remaining there for 26 weeks.
Where: Headliners Music Hall1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206
Ages: All Ages
LITTLE BARRIE RISE TO THE OCCASION WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR THIRD ALBUM KING OF THE WAVES to Visit Headliners Feb 21
|Little Barrie will be opening for Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Headliners on Feb. 21st..|
Already being hailed throughout Europe, Japan, and much of the rest of the world for their incendiary rock ‘n’ roll, English trioLITTLE BARRIE are poised to make a huge splash in the United States with the release of their latest album KING OF THE WAVES onFebruary 28, 2012 via Tummy Touch Records.
Since their last release in 2007, the band has dedicated themselves to honing their musical reputations, doing everything from appearing live with Primal Scream to collaborations with the likes of Morrissey andMark Ronson. It’s been nearly five years since Little Barrie has released new material, but King of the Waves definitively proves that it’s been absolutely worth the wait. Guitarist/frontman Barrie Cadogan and bassist/vocalist Lewis Wharton are joined on the album by the new addition of drummer/vocalist Virgil Howe, son of renowned Yes guitarist Steve Howe. The resulting sound produced by the band is as intensely electrifying as one might expect from such a dynamic and in-demand group of individuals. It calls to mind an old school Detroit rock ‘n’ roll showdown between Link Wray and The Creation, with the MC5 and Motown’s best in attendance to cheer both sides, and the omnipresent threat of a killer wave lurking just overhead.
KING OF THE WAVES artwork
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Longtime friend and collaborator Edwyn Collins co-produced the album with Little Barrie, just as he did their first, 2005′s We Are Little Barrie, and even sings backing vocals on the track “Money In Paper”. Engineer Sebastian Lewsley also returns onKing of the Waves, recorded at Collins’ West Heath Studios in north London. Although the band members pursued their own projects following their 2007 release Stand Your Ground, eventually they found that all roads led them happily back to Collins to create their triumphant third release.
Little Barrie is already a massive success in Japan and elsewhere abroad, with a prestigious eight-page spread in Japanese Rolling Stone, and #1 and #2 positions on Japan’s iTunes and Amazon charts respectively. They are currently playing select dates across Europe while preparing to take the United States by storm with the release of King of the Waves on February 28th and a spring tour with dates soon to be announced.
“SURF HELL” video
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DR. DOG TO PLAY CONAN FEBRUARY 8TH Stream The Band’s Upcoming New Album Be The Void In Its Entirety On Teamcoco.com January 31
Celebrated Philadelphia rock band Dr. Dog will release their raucous and vital new album Be The Void on February 7th via Anti-Records and will be performing live on CONAN February 8th. In anticipation of the appearance, Team Coco will be streaming the band’s new record for an entire week beginning on Jan 31st.
Dr. Dog will be taking their rollicking high energy live show on the road, performing across North America in support of this exhilarating new record.
Dr. Dog Tour Dates:
Feb 1 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Feb 2 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
Feb 3 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Feb 4 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Feb 6 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
Feb 7 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
Feb 9 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Feb 10 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum
Feb 11 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Feb 13 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Feb 14 Seattle, WA The Neptune Theatre
Feb 17 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Feb 18 Chicago, IL The Vic
Feb 19 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theater
Mar 1 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Mar 2 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Mar 3 Nashville, TN War Memorial
Mar 4 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre
Mar 5 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage
Mar 7 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box
Mar 9 Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Amph.
Mar 10 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
Mar 11 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Mar 13 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Mar 14 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old Nation Centre
Mar 15 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Mar 16 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Mar 17 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Mar 19 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom
Mar 22 Boston, MA House of Blues
Mar 23 New York, NY Terminal 5
Mar 24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mar 25 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory