Scene and Heard

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.