Scene and Heard

David Gray performs at Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 27, 2010

The Louisville Palace turned  into  the David Gray Fan club headquarters Friday evening. With the crowd singing along as Gray performs songs from his new album, “Draw the Line” and many of his past hits. Gray,the owner of three consecutive number one albums in his native country of England, wows his audience with his soulful,gritty voice  and his excellent band.

His music tends to lean on the trials and suffering  of love. Though it may sound sad, you couldn’t find that in Louisville last night!





Now and Always

Slow Motion

Draw the line



Be Mine








Ain’t no love


World to me


Tea Leaf Green @ Headliners Music Hall

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 26, 2010

Headliners Music Hall, hosted, “The Boogie for a Buck” series presented by Kentucky Ale. featuring Nashville based bands, Moon Taxi, and Elmwood,  along with San Francisco Bay area based, Tea Leaf Green.

A near capacity crowd took advantage of the estimated 500 free ticket on line give away and $1.00 at the door show.

It was quite a bargain with a rousing warm up set by Moon Taxi and the  sax filled music of Elmwood.

It was nearly midnight when the jam based road warriors, Tea Leaf Green took the stage. Selecting songs from the decade plus musical catalogue, the band took time to display the many talents of each member. With Josh Clark’s shredding guitar licks,  Trevor Garrod’s driving keyboard, being pushed to new heights by the thundering  bass of  Reed Mathis, the band seems ready to take on it’s heavy schedule of summer festivals.

This is one band you must see this summer! Be prepared, you can’t sit still with music like this!

Weezer added to Horseshoe Summer Concert Series

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 22, 2010




Friday, June 11  2010, 8:00pm

 The iconic American alternative rock band has sold more than eightmillion records in the US since ’92. With songs like Buddy Holly, Beverly Hills, and Pork and Beans they have spent decades making crowds rock.

 Their songs can be heard all over the radio, commercials and on television. Weezer has garnered world-wide appeal and has had consistently sold out tours even when the band played under secret names.


You don’t want to miss this performance on June 11, 2010 at 8pm. Tickets available through or by calling 800.745.3000.


Horseshoe Indiana releases 2010 Summer Concert Series Schedule

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 16, 2010

Elizabeth, IN (March 15, 2010) – Horseshoe Casino Hotel announces the 3rd Annual Outdoor Summer Concert Series with the biggest names in entertainment set to perform. Kicking off this summer long affair will be the classic rock band Chicago on May 21, 2010.

Ticket holders will enjoy a large beer garden, terrific food offerings, and fantastic music by some of the biggest names in entertainment including George Jones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Earth, Wind and Fire, Sheryl Crow, Moody Blues, BB King, Trace Adkins plus a few more acts yet to be announced.

“This venue presents a truly unique concert experience unlike anything else in the Kentuckiana market. Horseshoe is proud to present some of the most well known names in music entertainment within an intimate setting,” said Eileen Moore, Senior Vice President and General Manager.

Tickets for all shows go on sale March 20, 2010 at 11 a.m. Tickets are sold through Ticketmaster or at the Horseshoe Box Office. Guests must be 21 or older to attend all shows.

5/21 Chicago

5/22 George Jones

5/30 Lynyrd Skynyrd

6/5 Earth, Wind and Fire

6/12 Sheryl Crow

6/19 Moody Blues

7/4 BB King

7/16 Trace Adkins


John Mayer’s “Battle Studies World Tour” plays Freedom Hall

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 14, 2010

John Mayer recently stated after a backlash of controversial interviews to  ” just play my guitar”. He did just that Saturday evening bringing  his 2010-2011 World Tour to Freedom Hall. Playing to a crowd of 12,000 fans, Mayer dug deep into his catalogue of hit songs dusting off ,” No Such Thing”  that had been left off his set lists in recent years. The highlights of the show  were songs, “Waiting on the World to Change, and “Gravity”.  He also mixed in songs from other artists such as Bill Wither’s, ” Ain’t No Sunshine”, Journeys, ” Don’t Stop Believing” and finishing his encore set with “Crossroads”.

During the show,Mayer told his fans, “I used to perform just to make it in this business, now I perform for you”. Viewed by many as a writer of pop love songs, Mayer showed why Rolling Stone Magazine selected him as one of the upcoming guitar gods. Many of  his guitar solos lasted over four minutes, containing riffs similar to his hero, Stevie Ray Vaughn.

The music was mixed with Mayer’s interaction with his fans, reading twitter messages from fans at the show, leading a C-A-T-S and C-A-R-D-S cheers, and praising excellent opening act Michael Franti and Spearhead, ” I have to play well every night just to keep up with those guys.”

Mayer’s mouth and studio music may not appeal to the normal rock in roll crowd.  But seeing his live show will change that. The stage , featuring a large background screen , beautiful lighting, and an excellent sound system create a first class performance. He was backed up by his excellent band featuring his drummer, Steve Jordan and former guitarists for The Pretenders and  Paul McCartney’s touring bands, Robbie McIntosh.

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Rodrigo Y Gabriela at Brown Theatre

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 8, 2010

Rodrigo Y Gabriela played a splendid concert the Brown Theatre, Sunday evening to over 1300 appreciative  fans.

Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero hail from Mexico City but have lived in Ireland for the past ten years.

Their lighting fast Latin-infused instrumental guitar music is difficult to label. A mix of Latin, pop, rock, jazz, and heavy metal all done with acoustic guitars.

The pair began in a Mexican Thrash band “Tierra Acid” until finding their unique sound in the streets and bars of Ireland.

Since this was their first visit to Louisville , they seemed surprised to see a full house of knowledgeable fans very  familiar of their music. Some of which came from Indianapolis to see the show.

They played songs from 2006 Rodrigo and Gabriela, an album that sold over 600,000 copies, worldwide and from their newest release 11:11.

Cards have a party in Freedom Hall Finale

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 7, 2010

Edgar Sosa gets a hug from Rick Pitino

The Louisville last tip off in Freedom Hall

Joe Bonamassa in Lexington April 30th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 5, 2010

Joe Bonamassa will be performing live

Friday, Apr 30th, 2010 @ 08:00

Lexington Opera House


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The Swell Season returns to The Brown Theatre on May 29th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 5, 2010

Saturday, May 29th @ 7:30pm
The Brown Theatre
All Ages
Reserved Seating

Tickets On Sale 3/13 @10am

The Swell Season, the Oscar-winning duo of Frames frontman Glen Hansard and Czech ingénue Marketa Irglova, are putting the finishing touches on ‘Strict Joy,’ (Oct 27/Anti- Records), the follow-up to their beloved, surprise hit 2007 film and gold-certified soundtrack ‘Once.’ The twelve new, original songs on ‘Strict Joy’ were recorded last year and document a time of great change and tumult.

‘Strict Joy,’ which borrows its name from a work by Irish poet James Stephens, was co-produced by Hansard and Peter Katis (The National, Interpol), and recorded mostly at Katis’ Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. In addition to Hansard and Irglova, the album features Frames members Colm Mac Iomaire (violin), Joe Doyle (bass), Rob Bochnik (guitar), plus guitarist Javier Mas (Leonard Cohen), pianist Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), percussionist Chad Taylor (Chicago Underground Duo), horn players Steven Bernstein and Clark Gayton from Levon Helm’s band, and others.

The Swell Season generated a wave of acclaim during the 2008 awards season including two Grammy nominations and an Oscar win for Best Original Song, for their hit single “Falling Slowly.” The duo performed the song on the Oscars telecast, and Irglova provided one of the most memorable and poignant moments of the evening when host Jon Stewart called her back to the stage after a commercial break to give her acceptance speech. The success of ‘Once’ also led to a sold out world tour for The Swell Season which was captured for an upcoming documentary.                                                                           

Tickets can be purchased at The Kentucky Center box office, or by phone (502) 584-7777,
(800) 775-7777 or TTY (502) 562-0730


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 5, 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will return to Louisville, KY for a show at Freedom Hall on May 12. Joe Cocker will support.
The Freedom Hall show is the first gig Tom and The Heartbreakers have played in Louisville since the opening night of the Dogs With Wings Tour in support of Wildflowers on February 28, 1995.

The public ticket onsale for Louisville will be March 15 at 10am EST and Highway Companions Club Presales begin March 9.