Scene and Heard

3 Guitar Heroes featuring Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth & Leslie West

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 24, 2011

Michael Schenker (UFO / Scorpions), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions / Sky Academy) and Leslie West (Mountain / West, Bruce & Laing) are teaming up for a national tour that is sure to send a tingle down the neck of every guitar-music fan. The show will include individual sets by each of the virtuosos and culminate with a not to be missed collaborative jam featuring all three axemen. Special guests are said to appear on most dates of the tour. The tour is  coming to The Old National Centre in Indianapolis and Bogarts In Cincinnati Oh


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 24, 2011

A Tribute to Trainer Larry Alvey


Friday, October 14th, 2011 at 7:30 pm





This event will also feature live bands and a full card of fights….

More information forthcoming from CTH boxing promotions –The Full card will be published once received.


Tickets are available for purchase through or 1-800-745-3000.

Tickets can also be purchased on property from the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Box office daily between 10am and 10pm. 


To attend this event ticketholders must be 18 years of age or older with Valid ID. 

Any guests wishing to visit the casino floor must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID.





Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 23, 2011
“Am I The Only One” Also Hits No. One in Canada
Nashville, TN – Aug. 22, 2011 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s “Am I The Only One” takes the No. one position on both the Billboard Country Singles and the Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts this week.  The fan-favorie track also spent last week in the top spot on the Billboard Canada Country chart.  The track becomes Bentley’s eighth career No. one hit as a singer and a songwriter and is the lead single from his upcoming sixth Capitol Nashville studio project, scheduled for release in early 2012.

“‘Am I The Only One’ has been the perfect bridge between the ‘Ridge’ album and my next project,” says Bentley.  “I wanted to give radio and fans a fun party song to set the tone for summer, and I am so grateful that they helped take it all the way to No. one.  Now we’re ready to start peeling back more layers of the new album and get geared up for the Country & Cold Cans tour!”

Bentley announced last week that he will kick off the first leg of his Country & Cold Cans Tour beginning Oct. 6 in Lacrosse, WI.  Special guests Jerrod Niemann and Eli Young Band will open for Bentley on the 22 city run that wraps in Denver, CO on Nov. 19. DBTV will continue to give fans all the behind the scenes action from the tour

“Am I The Only One” is the lead single off his upcoming sixth Capitol Nashville studio project.  Bentley’s new album follows in the footsteps of his critically acclaimed UP ON THE RIDGE, which earned Album of the Year nominations at the ACM, CMA and GRAMMY Awards this year. His previous five albums have sold over five million copies, earned 10 GRAMMY nominations, have spawned seven No. one hits (What Was I Thinkin,” “Come A Little Closer,”  “Settle For A Slowdown,”  “Every Mile A Memory,”  “Free and Easy (Down The Road I Go),” “Feel That Fire,” “Sideways”) and 12 Top 10 hits.

For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit

Matthew Sweet to play Headliners

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 23, 2011
October 11th at 8pm
On sale: Friday, August 26th at 10AM
Price: $20
Description: During a career that stretches back to the mid-’80s,Matthew Sweet has never followed trends, though his landmark 1991 album Girlfriend was responsible for starting one—its bone-dry, caterwauling sonics opening up a wild and picturesque new terrain for restless singer/songwriters to inhabit and explore. Two decades later, Sweet has once again swung for the fences—and connected—with theboldly experimental yet still deeply personal Modern Art.

Misfits Announce First New Album in Nearly a Decade: The Devil’s Rain, Out October 4th on Misfits Records

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 22, 2011

Band Kicks Off Lengthy US Tour in September

Punk icons the Misfits return with their long-awaited, first full-length release of all-new, original material in nearly a decade. Rooted in the horror and sci-fi themes their audience craves, The Devil’s Rain will be released October 4th on Misfits Records.  It was produced by Ed Stasium, who’s credits include the Ramones’ Road to Ruin and Too Tough to Die, as well as the Misfits’ 1999 release Famous Monsters.

The Devil’s Rain showcases a jaw-dropping, two-panel front/back cover painting featuring the rebirth of the band’s iconic “Fiend” mascot in an epic setting rendered by Arthur Suydam (known for his immensely popular work on the Marvel Zombies series, among others). The band’s current lineup – consisting of founding member Jerry Only on vocals/bass, Black Flag alum Dez Cadena, and drummer Eric “Chupacabra” Arce – will kick off an extensive US tour in September.

In 1977, at the dawn of the punk movement the Misfits set out to make an impression, and created a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. Immortalizing black and white B horror films in their music, the Misfits developed a ghoulish and totally unique persona of their own that’s consistently evolved over the years, while remaining true to its roots. The band’s iconic “Fiend Skull” logo has become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide.

Bands across the spectrum of rock have covered their material, including Metallica, Guns ‘n’ Roses, My Chemical Romance and countless others citing the ‘Fits as a key influence. Boasting a massive catalog of music old and new, the Misfits are generating more interest today than ever before. With new releases charting higher than all priors, and constant touring around the globe, their diverse demographic and legion of “fiends” (as their fans are affectionately known), multiplies daily.

For both fans of their classics and newcomers discovering the band for the very first time, The Devil’s Rain embodies the ferocity and melody that have made the Misfits omnipresent and immortal. One thing is certain, The Misfits are here to stay and every day is Halloween.

Misfits Tour Dates:

(All dates w/JuiceheaD as direct support except for *)

09/16:  Rome, Italy @ Piper Club
09/17:  Harelbeke, Belgium @ Rat Rock Festival
09/23:  Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
09/24:  Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
09/29:  Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
09/30:  Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/02:  Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
10/03:  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/04:  West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
10/05:  Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theater
10/06:  Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/07:  Scottsdale, AZ @ The Canyon
10/08:  Albuquerque, NM @ Historic El Rey Theater
10/09:  Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/12:  Murfreesboro, TN @ Gilligan’s
10/14:  Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/15:  Auburn, ME @ Club Texas
10/16:  Danvers, MA @ The Palace Ballroom
10/20:  Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House
10/21:  Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
10/22:  Detroit, MI @ Harpos
10/26:  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
10/28:  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/29:  Toledo, OH @ The Omni
10/31:  New York, NY @ B.B. Kings
11/03:  Rosedale, MD @ Recher Theater
11/04:  Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/05:  Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
11/06:  Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
11/09:  Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen Music Hall
11/10:  Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
11/11:  Oklahoma City, OK @ Samurai’s
11/12:  San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
11/14:  Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/17:  Orlando, FL @ Firestone Live
11/18:  Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/19:  Daytona Beach, FL @ Sickboys
11/20:  Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

photo credit: Mick Rock


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 22, 2011







Moby’s new single “Lie Down In Darkness”is out now! The digital only remix bundle comes with the original album version along with an array of remixes including Paul Van DykPhotek, andMichael Mayer, in addition to others. An achingly soulful track of sublime melancholy and symphonic grandeur “Lie Down In Darkness” is taken from Moby’s most recent studio album,Destroyed,out now.


The official music video for “Lie Down In Darkness” is out now. The video, directed by Luke Seomore and Joseph Bull (Institute for Eyes) was shot in London last month and is influenced by the life of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin. Check out the “Lie Down In Darkness” Behind The Scenes clip for a conversation between Moby and the video’s Directors about making this video.


This September sees the multi-talented Moby headlining major electronic festivals, performing acoustically with his band, and hosting gallery events in support of Destroyed, his new book of photography (full schedule below). Fans that missed Moby at the Destroyed book opening in New York at Clic Gallery back in May have another chance to catch Moby on September 7th at Barnes & Noble (Union Square) where he will sign copies of his book and play a short acoustic performance.


On July 31st Moby headlined the final night of the Apple iTunes Festival at The Roundhouse in London, which was streamed live on iTunes. The performance is available digitally at iTunes now.


Recently Moby partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi and Vimeo to set up a competition in support of young filmmakers. Well received with over 600 entries coming in from young directors across the globe, the winning video announced at this year’s Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase in Cannes was directed by Alberto Gomezi for “After”, taken from Moby’s latest album Destroyed. To view the winning video and the ten finalists’ videos go to:




Live Events:

Fri. 9/2                        New York City           Electric Zoo Festival (DJ Set)

Wed. 9/7                     New York City           Barnes and Noble (In store book signing and short acoustic set)

Sat. 9/10                     Los Angeles                Kopeiken Gallery (Destroyed book opening)

Sat. 9/24                     San Francisco            Lovevolution After Party (DJ Set)

Fri. 9/30                      Seattle                       Decibel Festival (DJ Set)

Sat. 10/15                   Mexico City               Corona Capital Festival (DJ Set)

Sun. 10/23                  Montreal                    Metropolis (Acoustic performance)

Mon. 10/24                 Toronto                      Phoenix Concert Theatre (Acoustic performance)

Fri. 10/28                   Asheville                     Moog Festival (Acoustic performance)



Track Listing:

1.    Lie Down In Darkness (Radio Edit)

2.    Lie Down In Darkness (Arno Cost Remix)

3.    Lie Down In Darkness (Bassjackers Remix)

4.    Lie Down In Darkness (Ben Hoo’s Dorian Vibe)

5.    Lie Down In Darkness (Chris Liebing Remix)

6.    Lie Down In Darkness (Clouds Remix)

7.    Lie Down In Darkness (Document One Remix)

8.    Lie Down In Darkness (Gregor Tresher Remix)

9.    Lie Down In Darkness (Kasper Bjork Remix)

10.  Lie Down In Darkness (Michael Mayer Remix)

11.  Lie Down In Darkness (Paul Van Dyk Remix)

12.  Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix)

13.  Lie Down In Darkness (Sei A Remix) | 


Peter Gabriel To Release NEW BLOOD Album October 11th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 22, 2011



New York, NY (August 16, 2011) –  On the heels of a limited sold-out U.S. summer tour that earned Peter Gabriel some of the best reviews of his career, he will release a full-length CD New Blood on October 11, 2011 distributed by EMI.  A continuum to his recent Scratch My Back release, the New Blood album will feature some of Gabriel’s biggest hits from his prodigious career, reconstructed and re-imagined with orchestral arrangements and recorded live with the New Blood Orchestra.  Gabriel hand-selected the songs and enlisted the help of longtime collaborator John Metcalfe for the arrangements and Ben Foster as conductor of the 46-piece New Blood Orchestra.

This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail and stunning effect on songs such as ‘Mercy Street’, ‘Digging In The Dirt’, ‘Don’t Give Up’, ‘San Jacinto’ and Gabriel’s all-time classic ‘Solsbury Hill’.   The intention was not to simply rework Gabriel’s biggest songs, but rather, find songs that were enhanced by the massed strings, brass, woodwind and percussion.  Don’t Give Up – now with Norwegian singer Ane Brun’s vulnerable, cracking vocals replacing those of Kate Bush – rides a stirring, uplifting coda. Where the twinkle of San Jacinto was originally supplied by loops from a Fairlight sampler, piano and bows now provide the otherworldly magic. But probably the most extraordinary reinterpretation is that of Rhythm Of The Heat where Metcalf has recast the original’s extended African drum jam into a dizzying, swirling orchestral maelstrom.


And in front of orchestra, taking centre stage when necessary, retreating into the shadows when not, is Peter’s rich voice. Retaining its trademark emotive power, it returns to lyrics written 20 or 30 years ago, reinvesting them with new meaning and heightened poignancy.


“The orchestra provides different dimensions to the music that weren’t there initially,” confirms Peter. “Rock artists work slowly in studios, building up layer by layer, and one of the great, powerful advantages of an orchestra is all these musicians playing at one moment with all sorts of colors and personalities.”

The album will be available as a standard single-disc and digital download.  A special 2-CD version will include the standard album plus an added disc of instrument versions.  There will additionally be a heavyweight vinyl version available November 8th that is released with a bonus 7” featuring “A Quiet Moment” and “Solsbury Hill.   The filmed concert New Blood – Live in London, recorded October 23rd, 2010 at the Hammersmith Apollo will be available in 3D, blu-ray and standard DVD on October 25th.


1.       Rhythm of the Heat

2.       Downside Up (featuring Melanie Gabriel)

3.       San Jacinto

4.       Intruder

5.       Wallflower

6.       In Your Eyes

7.       Mercy Street

8.       Red Rain

9.       Darkness

10.     Don’t Give Up (featuring Ane Brun)

11.     Digging in the Dirt

12.     The Nest That Sailed the Sky

13.     A Quiet Moment

14.     Solsbury Hill (bonus track)


Special 2CD Edition – includes instrumental disc plus bonus track Blood of Eden


1.        The Rhythm of the Heat (instrumental)

2.        Downside Up (instrumental)

3.        San Jacinto (instrumental)

4.        Intruder (instrumental)

5.        Wallflower (instrumental)

6.        In Your Eyes (instrumental)

7.        Mercy Street (instrumental)

8.        Red Rain (instrumental)

9.        Darkness (instrumental)

10.      Don’t Give Up (instrumental)

11. Digging In The Dirt (instrumental)

12. The Nest That Sailed The Sky (instrumental)

13. Blood of Eden (studio track)




Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has included seven studio albums, acclaimed film soundtracks for ‘Birdy’, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ as well as live and compilation albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards and the creation of the now global WOMAD festival.


Peter Gabriel co-founded the human rights organisation in 1989 and in 2007, Peter Gabriel and Sir Richard Branson founded which was launched by Nelson Mandela. In 2006 Peter Gabriel was awarded the prestigious Man of Peace title by The Nobel Peace Laureates. He has also engaged in a wide variety of tech-based businesses throughout a variety of creative industries.

Steely Dan plays The Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 19, 2011

Steely Dan @ THe Louisville Palace

Steely Dan brought it’s “Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty ElevenTour” to a sold out The Louisville Palace on Wednesday evening. The air was filled with excited fans as well the sidewalk leading to the the Palace with fans desperately trying to purchase seats. The show was the toughest ticket to hit the town since My Morning Jacket’s cd release show earlier this year.


For most, it was the first chance to see the members of the class of 2001 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Steely Dan has sold over 30 million albums since releasing their first album , “Can’t Buy A Thrill” in 1972. The band was founded by two Bard College students, Donald Fagenand Walter Becker who has filled the band with session musicians through their history. The duo are musical geniuses who have selected many top session players such as Jeff Skunk Baxter, Michael McDonald, and Jeff Porcaro all who went on to successful music careers.


Fagen and Becker have always been brilliant in the recording studio, I questioned their ability to reproduce their music in a live setting. From the opening notes of “Your Gold Teeth” followed by “Aja” and an outstanding version of “Black Friday”, left little doubt that they could not only duplicate their studio performance but raise the music beyond the perfection of their albums.


Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were like conductors. They watched and listened to every member of backing artists,  The Mile High Big Band. Each musician played to please the trained ears of Becker and Fagen. The result was a wall of spectacular sound so beautiful that even Donald Fagen could not contain himself. He seemed completely absorbed in the music dancing and moving with the beat while playing keyboards. His voice was strong and on key throughout the performance.


The backup singers, “ The Embassay Brats “ gave him a break singing a beautiful version of “ Dirty Work” and filled in all of the famous backing vocals such as the night’s highlight on “Babylon Sisters”


Walter Becker seemed content to stay out of the limelight and insure the band was on target with every note. He allowed guitarist Jon Herington to handle much of the solo work duplicating and surpassing the original leads perfectly. His play on “Reeling In The Years” brought chills.


The two hour show was filled with their classics. The final songs “Peg”, “My Old School”, and encore “Kid Charlemagne” brought the house down. It was as loud as The Palace or any Louisville venue has been for quite some time.


I overheard one fan say as he left the building, “How awesome to see a show and love every song of it!” What is more awesome is to hear the songs performed at their musical peak!

Donald Fagen

Walter Becker








Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 1st at 8pm

The W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre

Reserved Seating $35-$42

Tickets On Sale 8/19 @ 10am

Available at: 
The Kentucky Center Box Office
or by phone 502.584.7777, 800.775.7777,TTY 502.562.0730

With the full support of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, The Musical Box recreates the now legendary concert experience The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Now, a quarter century after the original production, you can experience this musically stunning, technically demanding rock opera with elaborate costumes, brilliant stage effects and more than 1,000 images projected on stage. With the full support of Peter Gabriel and Genesis, The Musical Box recreates the now legendary concert experience The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Now, a quarter century after the original production, you can experience this musically stunning, technically demanding rock opera with elaborate costumes, brilliant stage effects and more than 1,000 images projected on stage.

Ages: All Ages

Produced By The Kentucky Center & Production Simple

Headliners announces New Shows

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 16, 2011

Just Announced

The Photographic
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The Photographic with OKDeejays

September 10th at 9pm
with Glitter Titz, Jason Shelton, and Sleepy T
On sale: Now!
Price: $5
Description: The Photographic is an instrumental rock duo from Louisville, KY. Visit them on MySpace.

23 String Band
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23 String Band Album Release Party

September 16th at 9pm
with special guest Johnny Berry & The Outliers
On sale: Now!
Price: $10
Description: Hailing from all around Kentucky, the 23 String Band pays homage to the deep roots of American traditional music, while pushing forward with genre-bending, hard-driving originals and distinctive arrangements.

Big Gigantic
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Big Gigantic

October 8th at 9:30pm
with Zoogma
On sale: Fri, Aug 19th at 10am
Price: $13 advance / $15 day of
Description: Big Gigantic is the brainchild of Boulder, Colorado’s own saxophonist and producer, Dominic Lalli, and drummer, Jeremy Salken. By combining vibrant jazz melodies over pulsating dance beats, Big Giganticdelivers an innovative, distinct sound that’s all their own.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
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An Evening with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood

November 6th at 9pm
On sale: Fri, Aug 19th at 10am
Price: $18 advance / $20 day of
Description: Formed in the fall of 2010, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is the side project of The Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. 

Upcoming Shows

Broken Spurs
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Broken Spurs, Zoo Kings & Vice Tricks

August 19th at 9pm

Peak Summit Afterparty
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Vessel, The Soul Proprietors, and Digmond with DJ Brainbheats

August 21st at 9pm

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Floord with Edgewood and Clay Harned

August 25th at 7:30pm

Honeymoon Babies
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Honeymoon Babies CD Release Party with Danny Flanigan Trio and Butch Rice Trio

August 26th at 9pm

Government Cheese
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An Evening with Government Cheese

August 27th at 9pm