Scene and Heard

David Cook @ Horseshoe

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 24, 2009

    The 2008 American Idol Winner David Cook entertained an enthusiastic crowd at Horseshoe Casino Friday night. Cook’s self-title album sold more than a million copies and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Charts. He performed many of the songs from the album including hits “Lights On” and “Come Back to Me.”  Cook displayed strong vocals and was backed by an excellent band which left the full house of American Idol fans begging for more.

    Cook commented, “As a band, we really pride ourselves on coming out, turning the guitars up and having a good time. It’s a few less bells and whistles than the “American Idol” tour.”

    Because I don’t watch “Idol,” I didn’t know what to expect. Normally it’s not my type of music.   Cook’s rock based show was a pleasent surprise.

    Danny O'Donoghue lead singer of the Scripts

    An Irish band, The Scripts, who had just finished an appearance on David Letterman, opened the show with a powerful set that sounded like a mix of the Killers and U2. This band has talent and the potential to be a big name very soon.

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    Robert Cray and Jonny Lang @ Horseshoe

    Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 16, 2009
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    A Happy crowd at Horseshoe Casino

    Five time Grammy winner, Robert Cray and the soulful voice of Jonny Lang filled Horseshoe Casino with the blues on Friday. Both guitar slingers kept the crowd on their feet with sizzling back to back performances. The combination of two top blues artists exhausted a sellout crowd with over three hours of excellent music.

    Dashboard Confessional with The Louisville Orchestra

    Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 9, 2009

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    Louisville was the center of the world for Dashboard Confessional fans as the band took over Whitney Hall for their only show on their scheduled tour that was not postponed. Dashboard fans came from all over the country to see the band perform  their hit songs with the Louisville Orchestra. This was also the first time Dashboard Confessional has played with an orchestra. Band leader, Chris Carrabba stated, ” I am excited and nervous to do this event.”

    The crowd, some of which came from as far a Sioux Falls, IA, seemed uneasy about seeing the band in this setting.  Halfway into the 14 song set , the crowd began standing and singing along with the band. From that point on, Dashboard Confessional and the Louisville Orchestra carried the night with a powerful performance lead by Carrabba’s strong vocals.

    It was great exposure for the  talented Louisville Orchestra to introduce a new generation to a classical side of music.

     

    Roger Daltrey at Horseshoe Casino

    Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 2, 2009
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    Roger Daltrey performs to a sellout crowd at Horseshoe Casino.

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    Roger Daltrey performs to a sellout crowd at Horseshoe Casino.

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    Roger Daltrey performs to a sellout crowd at Horseshoe Casino.

    Rock Hall of Fame member Roger Daltrey performed to a sellout crowd Saturday evening at Horseshoe Casino. Daltrey’s’ Use It or Lose It’ solo tour featured a combination of Who songs and his favorites including a Johnny Cash medley. Daltrey commented “I said to Who member Pete Townsend  I’ve got to get of my ass and sing otherwise it’s not gonna be there if we want to work next year.”

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