Scene and Heard

Local Village before My Morning Jacket Show

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 26, 2010


The Local Village

Before the My Morning Jacket Concert

Friday, October 29th

Prior to the My Morning Jacket show this Friday at the KFC Yum arena there will be a “Local Village “ set up to showcase some of the unique aspects of Louisville.

“We always want our hometown shows to be more of a celebration of Louisville than anything else,” explains MMJ drummer Patrick Hallahan.  “Some of Louisville’s greatest resources are its independent businesses and non-profit organizations.  Please come out and join these groups at the local village to celebrate all things Louisville.”

The village will be set up from 3 until 8pm under the south end of the 2nd Street Bridge. Washington Street will be closed to traffic from 6 to 8pm to allow concert-goers the opportunity to enjoy alfresco food and drink from Patrick O’Shea’s.  Anyone who makes a donation or purchase at the village will receive a coupon for a $1.00 discount from the Pub.

Participants include;

The Louisville Ballet –

The Louisville Youth Orchestra –

Louisville Grows –

Rainbow Blossom –

Americana Community Center –

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth –

Why Louisville –


Blessings In A Backpack –



The village has been assisted by The Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) is a private 501 © (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the long term economic health of downtown Louisville. The Downtown Development Corporation’s mission is to improve the economy of Metro Louisville by coordinating an aggressive public/private program to promote the redevelopment, vitality and economic growth of the Central Business District

Snoop Dogg brings Gangsta Rap to Horseshoe

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 22, 2010

Snoop Dogg and his gang took over Horseshoe Casino Indiana’s showroom to the delight of his fans. The sold out show featured many of the Gangsta rapper’s most popular songs. Cordozar Calvin Broadus alias Snoop Dogg mixed hip hop, G Funk, and his Gangsta image to keep the audience in a frenzy the entire show. He was backed by a very tight band and four rap vocalist. Snoop Dog knows how to please his fans interacting with them throughout the show. If you like this type of music, you understand from his shows why he is called the Doggfather!

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Wax Fang Release “The Astronaut (Part 1)” Today for Yim Yames’ Removador Recordings & Solutions

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 21, 2010


Wax Fang opens for My Morning Jacket at YUM Center Oct 29


Louisville, KY’s Wax Fang share much more of a connection with My Morning Jacket than a common hometown and a penchant for playing ambitious and electrifying music.  Today the trio are releasing “The Astronaut (Part 1),a sprawling seventeen minute digital-only single, on MMJ frontman Yim Yames’ label, Removador Recordings & Solutions.  ClickHERE to listen to the track, which is available for purchase now at iTunes. 

Upon returning from their maiden UK tour, highlighted by an invitation from Pavement to play their All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival, Wax Fang shacked up in a makeshift analog studio in a vacant gymnasium to work on their first new material since 2007’s La La Land.  Epic in both length and in spirit, “The Astronaut (Part 1)” is the band’s most grandiose work yet.

Taking inspiration from the outer space themes of 70’s progressive rock and psychedelia, the song’s lyrics vividly guide the listener alongside a gripping journey with an astronaut lost in the cosmos.  Musically, the band is also influenced by the traditions of noisy art-rock of the 80’s and 90’s, as well as the early electronic experimentations pioneered by artists like Brian Eno.

“The Astronaut (Part 1)” is the first half of the band’s forthcoming EP, The Astronaut.  The second-half and the full EP will be released on Removador in 2011.  In the meantime you can catch Wax Fang opening for My Morning Jacket on October 29th in Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center.

Horseshoe Casino has a blues party with Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 18, 2010

Jonny Lang plays one of his many solos

Buddy Guy

If you like your blues filled with guitar then Horseshoe Casino was the place to be last Saturday. With the duo of Jonny Lang and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Buddy Guy performing the a nearly full house got what they came for, extended guitar solos with a mixture of rock and blues.

Jonny Lang open the night with searing solos and intense vocals that clearly showed why he is regarded as one of the best young bluesmen in the business. Lang, 29 began touring at the young age of 16 and has toured with the likes of Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and the Rolling Stones. He  set the bar high for Guy with his long solos and rock based blues.

Buddy Guy at age 79, took the stage with a blistering guitar solo taking over the night showing his audience that he hasn’t lost a beat in his forty seven years of playing the blues. The pioneer of Chicago blues has been credited with influencing many of rocks greatest guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

He first started as a studio and back up guitarist for legends Howling Wolf and Muddy Waters among other legends. A master showman, Guy played guitar behind his back and used drum sticks on one solo.

He excited the crowd by walking through the showroom while playing one solo. The highlight of the night was when he played a medley tribute to many of the songs that he enjoyed over the years.

The Eagles open Yum Center in Style

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 17, 2010



Glenn Frey


Timothy B Schmit


Don Henley



Joe Walsh


The Eagles officially opened Louisville’s Yum Center, Saturday evening. The 1998 members  of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, proved to be a fine choice to begin what will be a long history of memorable shows in the world class arena.

The streets surrounding of the center were alive with excitement and anticipation prior to the show as people got their first taste of the long awaited entertainment center. They were not disappointed. The facility is first class in every way. Fans were greeted by friendly ushers and servers who thanked you for coming and wished you a good time.

The Eagles took the stage around 8:25. The sound was excellent, crisp and clean throughout the building. These guys may have started by in 1971 but the vocals and harmonies are as beautiful as ever.

The band mixed early hit songs with newer material from the 2007 album,” Long Road out of Eden”. The stage featured a  large video screen behind the band playing video’s  made for each song. On each side above the stage were video screens displaying close ups of the band members and occasionally the crowd.

The core members of the band, founder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley , Timothy B Schmit and Joe Walsh where backed by a horn section, two keyboardist, and additional drummer, Scott Crago.  Along with guitarist Stuart Smith who played a large role in the opening set handling electric portions of the music while the core members played acoustic guitars and sang. The song” Hotel California” highlighted the first set.

After taking a break of 30 minutes the band began with several mellow tunes, including “Best of My Love” while seated.

They then kicked in with many of their five number one hits and six number one albums blending well known solo numbers from Walsh, Henley and Frey.

Joe Walsh absolutely stole he show with “ Walk Away”, Life’s Be Good”, “Rocky Mountain Way”, and a jazzy  “Funk 49” backed by a strong horn section and guitar licks from, Walsh, Frey and Smith.

Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry”  followed , and “Life in the Fast Lane” added final touches to an excellent performance.

The encore of “Desperado” sent a satisfied audience home with memories that will last a life time.

Band of Horses plays the Brown Theater

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 12, 2010


Band of Horses rock the Brown Theater



Stone Gossard of Brad



Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses


Band of Horses returned to Louisville’s Brown Theater performing their Infinite Arms Tour to a nearly sold out venue. The house was full of dedicated fans who sang along with the band on every tune.

Lead by Ben Bridwell’s  masterful voice, the Horse’s harmonized beautifully during their two hour plus set playing 27 songs with as many as four guitars matching notes on many of them.

The band was joined by former member, Blake Mills who also opened the show and fit in like he had never left.

The indie folk rock sound filled the air while an impressive background scenes gave you the feel of a peaceful night in nature.

Brad was also on the bill featuring Pearl Jam guitarist, Stone Gossard who anchored the band along with excellent vocals from Shawn Smith. The band was very interesting mixing sounds of grudge, rock and soul with psychedelia for a refreshing sound.

It was a night of quality music featuring very talented musicians who still clearly enjoy their work.

Set List

  1. For Annabelle
  2. Islands On The Coast
  3. NW Apt.
  4. The Great Salt Lake
  5. Laredo
  6. The General Specific
  7. Compliments
  8. Marry Song
  9. Factory
  10. Cigarettes, Wedding Bands
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  1. Dilly
  2. Weed Party
  3. Is There A Ghost?
  4. Part One
  5. Older
  6. Hey Lover
  7. No One’s Gonna Love You
  8. Wicked Gil
  9. The Funeral
  10. Ode to LRC
  11. The First Song
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  1. Encore:
  1. Evening Kitchen
  2. Georgia (Cee-Lo cover)



Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 6, 2010

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”),

(NASDAQ: CHDN) announced today that it will not conduct its HullabaLOU Music Festival in

2011 and that it has dissolved its Churchill Downs Entertainment (“CDE”) Group.

The HullabaLOU Music Festival will not be conducted in 2011, but may return in future years once

the economy and the live-music business in the U.S. have fully recovered, and if suitable calendar

dates can be found. HullabaLOU 2010 was plagued by three consecutive July days with heat

indexes exceeding 105 degrees.

CDI formed the CDE group in 2009 to develop large-scale, live entertainment events that could be

conducted at CDI facilities and at other non-CDI venues. CDE developed the inaugural

HullabaLOU Music Festival conducted on July 23-25, 2010, at Churchill Downs Racetrack, and the

Fork, Cork & Style food and wine festivals conducted at Churchill Downs Racetrack on September

12, 2010, and at Arlington Park Race Course on October 2, 2010.

“It has become clear that launching new, upscale entertainment events in the current economy,

particularly with the persistently high levels of unemployment, is extremely difficult,” said CDI

President and Chief Executive Officer Robert L. Evans. “While we received exceptionally high

marks from the nearly 80,000 people who attended our CDE events, we fell short of the attendance

levels necessary to operate these events profitably.”

Steve Sexton, CDI Executive Vice President and President of CDE has decided to resign from CDI

to pursue other interests. “I would like to thank Steve for his many contributions to CDI’s success,”

said Evans.

Sexton stated: “I am proud of the CDE team and what we accomplished, and I have enjoyed my

tenure at both Arlington Park Race Course and at Churchill Downs Racetrack during my nine years

with CDI. I was fortunate to lead superb teams at each venue, overseeing six record-setting

Kentucky Derbys, two Breeders’ Cups, and the $121 million renovation of Churchill Downs

Racetrack. I am looking forward to expanding my career in a new direction.”

Three other full-time CDE employees will also be leaving CDI as the result of this action.

Straight No Chaser visits Horseshoe Casino

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 4, 2010

Straight No Chaser returned to their home state to play Horseshoe Casino, Southern Indiana. The band who was formed in 1996 while attending Indiana University, became successful after receiving over twenty million views on UTube. After signing an album deal with Atlantic Records, They released two Christmas albums, Holiday Spirits(2008) reached #4  on billboards top Holiday album list and and Christmas Cheers (2009) which made it to #6 on the list.

The group played nearly an hour and 30 minutes, mostly from their latest album, WITH A TWIST. This album is their first to step outside of Holiday music. It was only fitting they began with a medley of songs from original Hoosiers, The Jackson 5, “ABC”’ “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean”. The ten man a-cappella group rotated vocalist and styles of music throughout the evening.  The music ranged from Country, Rock and Pop classics, each performed with an entertaining twist. The highlights included versions of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge,” a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” and Coldplay’s “Fix You”.

The encore of “Twelve Days of Christmas” put a crowd pleasing touch on an excellent performance.

Lady Gaga is coming to Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, March 12, 2011!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 1, 2010

Lady Gaga’s influences can be traced back to glam rockers like David Bowie, T-Rex, Freddie Mercury as well as pop giants like Madonna and Michael Jackson. In 2008, Lady Gaga released her debut album entitled The Fame. The album included the singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” which both became international hits.

The Fame also took home six Grammy Awards and was nominated but didn’t win for Album of the Year. In 2009, Lady Gaga released The Fame Monster which included the single Bad Romance. Between Gaga’s amazing live performances and never-ending apparel surprises, Lady Gaga’s popularity has not wavered and will be in the spotlight for a while, so don’t miss your chance to see her!

Sat, 03/12/11
Louisville, KY