Scene and Heard

ZZ Top to Play Iroquois Amphitheater July 29

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 13, 2014

AC Entertainment and Production Simple are pleased to announce that ZZ Top will be in Louisville for a performance at Iroquois Amphitheater on Tuesday, July 29. Tickets for this all ages show will go on sale to the general public Friday, May 16, at 10am. Reserved Seated tickets start at $59.50-$74.50. Tickets are available via http://www.IroquoisAmphitheater.com, by phone (877) 987-6487, or in-person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F.)
Phone, internet & outlet orders subject to convenience fee.

ZZ TOP’s music is always instantly recognizable, eminently powerful, profoundly soulful and 100% Texas American in derivation. The band’s support for the blues is unwavering both as interpreters of the music and preservers of its legacy. It was ZZ TOP that celebrated “founding father” Muddy Waters by turning a piece of scrap timber than had fallen from his sharecropper’s shack into a beautiful guitar, dubbed the “Muddywood.” This totem was sent on tour as a fundraising focus for The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi, site of Robert Johnson’s famed “Crossroads” encounter with the devil. ZZ TOP’s support and link to the blues remains as rock solid as the music they continue to play. They have sold millions of records over the course of their career, have been officially designated as Heroes of The State of Texas, have been referenced in countless cartoons and sitcoms and are true rock icons but, against all odds, they’re really just doing what they’ve always done. They’re real and they’re surreal and they’re ZZ TOP.

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Iroquois Amphitheater Announces 2013 Summer Concert Series

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 2, 2013

 Iroquois Amphitheater

Iroquois Amphitheater and Production Simple announced  the opening shows for their 2013 concert series.  Louisville  Mayor Greg Fischer discussed the significance  the series has in making people aware of our historic and beautiful park. Local band , Houndmouth who will be featured on NPR Radio and recently sold out Headliners Music Hall, will begin the series on April 26. The band was introduced by Mayor Fischer and Production Simple’s Lizi Hagen.

The Amphitheater celebrates it’s 75 anniversary opening in 1938. This year’s acts include Local Natives,The legendary Gregg Allman and Garrison Keillor. Paul Thorn and Jason Isbell will perform in  a rare collaboration show as well. To learn more about this season’s events visit their website  http://www.iroquoisamphitheater.com 

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Houndmouth to kick of Production Simples 2013 Summer Concert Series

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 18, 2013
NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! Houndmouth will be kicking off Production Simple- Concerts & Events‘ Summer Concert Series at Iroquois Amphitheater on April 26th! Tickets for this all-ages show go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 10:00am via Ticketfly.com; $12/adv, $15/day of show.
Photo: NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT! Houndmouth will be kicking off Production Simple- Concerts & Events' Summer Concert Series at Iroquois Amphitheater on April 26th! Tickets for this all-ages show go on sale THIS FRIDAY at 10:00am via Ticketfly.com; $12/adv, $15/day of show.

Jim James Announces North American Tour, Louisville 2/17

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 28, 2013
Jim James

Jim James

“The record is arguably the most adventurous and nakedly emotional thing James has done”
- Stereogum
 
Jim James is thrilled to announce his full US tour in support of his forthcoming debut solo album Regions Of Light And Sound Of God, out February 5 on ATO Records. “Hello friends!” says Jim.  “I have put together a special band of some of my oldest pals to help bring this album to life on the road! We are very excited about it and cant wait to bring it to light! See ya out on the open road!”  The nine songs on this album resist easy categorization, grasping influence of old-school R&B to island folk to hip-hop, each flickering into focus and then disappear throughout the album.   From the hazy space-funk of the opening “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” to the chiming, operatic pop of “A New Life,” Regions of Light and Sound of God is complex but cohesive, intimate and hypnotic where My Morning Jacket might turn more wide-screen and epic.  Today, Jim is revealing the first listen of the album on NPR.
 
General on sales for the tour begin this weekend while Roll Call members (My Morning Jacket fan club) have first access pre-sales this Wednesday at 12noon EST.  For the duration of the tour, a percentage of proceeds of every ticket will benefit Cancer Research Hospital and Treatment Center, City Of Hope.  Along with his upcoming tour dates, Jim will also be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on February 4th alongside The Roots.  The following day (February 5th) he will return to Jimmy Fallon, sitting in for the entire show as a guest performer.
 
“The album knew what it wanted to be,” says James. “The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world.”
 
Jim James Tour Dates
2/18:  Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s SOLD OUT
2/19:  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
2/20:  New York, NY @ McKittrick Hotel SOLD OUT
 
JUST ANNOUNCED
4/17:  Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre
4/19:  Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
4/20:  Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
4/21:  Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/23:  Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/24:  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/26:  Boston, MA @ Royale
4/27:  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/29:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/30:  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/2:  Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
5/3:  Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/6:  Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
5/7:  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/9:  Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
5/11:  Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
5/12:  San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
5/14:  Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
5/15:  Seattle, WA @ Neptune
 
http://jimjames.com
http://www.facebook.com/jimjamesmusic
https://twitter.com/jimjames
Instagram: @removador

Pre-order the album HERE

Umphrey’s McGee Saturday at Iroquois Amphitheater

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2012

 

WFPK Welcomes
Umphrey’s McGee with Conspirator

Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30pm
Gates 6:30pm
Iroquois Amphitheater / All Ages
Tickets $22.50 Adv and $25 day of show

 

Umphrey’s McGee: Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers. How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music AND fan relations for 13+ years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) ‘Death By Stereo’ (9/13), the follow up to 2009′s ‘Mantis.’ ‘Mantis’ surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album PAST the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart without any radio play or television appearances.

“Our live show is malleable and every night is its own thing, where you never know where things are going to go,” keyboardist Joel Cummins explains. “People aren’t used to us playing three-and-a-half to four-minute songs back to back, so this album is a completely different experience than our live show, which is certainly something we were trying to do.”

For more info on the band, visit http://www.umphreys.com
**Also be on the look out for the 9/24 Lotus @ Headliners Discount Voucher being handed out at the show!!!
CO-PRODUCED BY Sherpa Concerts & Production Simple

Iroquois Amphitheater
Coors Light Summer Concert Series:

9.26 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros with
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
9.29 The Dark Side of The Wall Presents Pink Floyd in the Park

All shows are All Ages and Tickets may be purchased at
The Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office
(Monday- Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
 Ticketfly.com, or by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX

Upcoming Production Simple Shows:

10.8 Alabama Shakes with Fly Golden Eagle & Riley Downing
The W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre
Tickets $25
The Kentucky Center Box Office
www.kentuckycenter.org
or by phone 502.584.7777, 800.775.7777,TTY 502.562.0730

10.20 Laura Marling
Zanzabar
Tickets $15
Ticketfly.com or venue
21 and over

10.23 Mike Watt + the Missingmen
with Old Baby
Zanzabar
Tickets $12
Ticketfly.com or venue
21 and over

11.13 Trixie Whitley with 
Cheyenne Mize
Zanzabar
Tickets $10
Ticketfly.com or venue
21 and over

Gov’t Mule coming to Louisville!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 9, 2012
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Gov’t Mule and special guest Dr. John
& The Lower 911 featuring Jon Cleary
Thursday, June 14th at 7:30pm
Gates 6:00pm
Iroquois Amphitheater / All Ages
Tickets On-Sale Friday, May 11th, 2012 AT 10 AM
Reserved Seating Tickets are $40, $35 and $29.50

Tickets available at Ticketfly.com,
The Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, M-F)
or by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX 

Gov’t Mule: Balancing evocative songs and expressive improvisation, Gov’t Mule is a band rooted in both the personal and musical chemistry between its members. “It’s not one of those groups that can make a change overnight,” explains founding guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes. It is only after six months of rehearsing, jamming, and hanging out with bassist Jorgen Carlsson that he has been added to the band as their new permanent bass player, replacing Andy Hess, who joined in 2003
Dr. John: is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. During that time he also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona Dr. John The NIte Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. Locked Down is his 2012 album that features The Black Keys’ guitarist and singer Dan Auerbach as guitarist, background vocalist and producer.
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