Scene and Heard

Local Bands gave music fans a great reason to be thankful this Holiday weekend.

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 26, 2012

Faces at The Palace

Sold Out Headliners Music Hall with Houndmouth

If we didn’t have enough to be thankful for this Holiday. Local bands and venues gave us another reason to be proud of our music scene.

The third installment of  Louisville Palace’s “Faces in the Palace” featured ,The Ladybirds , Bodeco and The Junk Yard Dogs. The majestic theater greeted it’s largest crowd of the “Faces” series and they were not disappointed. Each band brought their A game to the event.

The LadyBirds began the night showcasing why they are clearly one of the best rockabilly bands in the business.

Bodeco  playing their first performance in two years played an outstanding set and was clearly the favorite of the night. The band was on from the start, led by the amazing bass lines of Jimmy Brown.

The Junk Yard Dogs wrapped up the event with a strong set that gave the exhausted audience a second wind.

Congratulations to staff at The Louisville Place and WFPK particularly Sydney O’Brien for making this an exciting event for our local music scene.

Saturday’s show at Headliners Music Hall featured New Albany’s own , Houndmouth.

The young band (less than a year old) has made a lot of noise this past year securing a record contract with Rough Trade and gaining national attention at the SXSW Festival while touring with Britain’s  “Dry The River”,

The venue was full of friends and family and sold out hours before the show.

This band has great stage presence and full of talent. They are yet to release their first album but it didn’t stop the audience from singing along. They started the show with songs from their EP released earlier this year and played many new songs some of which the had only played once live before.

This band has the talent to be stars in the years to come and it was a homecoming that they will not forget.

Nashville’s songwriter, guitarist, and singer Andrew Combs was also on the bill and played a beautiful set highlighting his strong voice and band. Combs just released his debut album, Worried Man, which American Songwriter  has called “one of the year’s finest.”

It was a special night full of energy and excitement. A perfect ending to a weekend to be thankful for!

Sold Out Headliners Music Hall with Andrew Combs


The Junk Yard Dogs


GRACE POTTER and the NOCTURNALS Coming To The Brown Theater

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 19, 2012


“It is rare to see a performer with such power over a crowd. She captured and held everyone’s attention all night with every lusty howl, every devastating smile, every sway of the hips…” – Charleston City Paper

The Kentucky Center presents
with special guest

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 8 p.m.
Brown Theatre on Broadway

Preview video

For fans of: Janis Joplin, Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Joss Stone, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Lucinda Williams…

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ self-made 2005 debut album, Nothing but the Water, revealed a musically sophisticated young band inspired by the music of the late ’60s/early ’70s and fronted by a then-21-year-old dynamo whose nuanced singing, organ playing and songwriting belied her age.

Now, seven years after hitting the radar, GPN take an exponential leap with the widescreen opus The Lion The Beast The Beat. With this musically combustible and conceptually dazzling work, the Vermont-based band forcefully takes its place alongside the best of its peers while building on the rich legacy of its inspirations.

The Lion The Beast The Beat represents a rite of passage for a band that is knocking on the door of greatness. “This process was more painstaking than on any other record we’ve made; a complete labor of love and hate. I credit the Nocturnals for courageously jumping off that cliff with me,” Potter acknowledges. “We all took a risk and I hope that resonates when people hear the album.”

Ticketing: Standard tickets are $25, $27.50, $45, reserved seating, fees apply. View the Access Services available for this performance. To insure the best seating location, please reserve your services when purchasing your tickets.

Kentucky Center Members, donors at the $100 level and abovecan buy tickets starting Tuesday, November 13, at 9 a.m. Members receive waived handling fees on orders placed via the Member Hotlines.

Members, get your seats via the Hotlines and save! MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 562-0144. CenterCircle Members ($500+), call (502) 562-0195.

Not a Member? Learn more or join now.

The Kentucky Center eClub can purchase tickets starting Wednesday, November 14, at 10 a.m. Promotion code LION required online, by phone (502.584.7777) and in-person at The Kentucky Center box office counter and drive-thru.

The Forecastle Festival 2013 Dates Have Arrived!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 19, 2012


The Forecastle Festival 2013 Dates Have Arrived!

Grab your calendars! Time to pencil in the dates for your yearly voyage to Louisville’s Waterfront Park!

Forecastle 2013 will take place July 12-14. Details on the festival lineup will be revealed in early 2013 and ticketing options will be available in the coming weeks.

Forecastle was met with rave reviews in 2012, which marked the festival’s 10th anniversary. More than 30,000 fans from 48 states and 7 countries enjoyed performances by more than 65 artists, including a magnificent Saturday headlining set by Louisville’s own My Morning Jacket, hailed as one of their most unique and energetic shows to date.

For 2013, the festival will continue to boast the hallmarks of Kentucky culture with an expanded Kentucky Bourbon Lodge, Louisville Village, and other experiences to highlight the best of the Bluegrass State.

Relive the magic of 2012 here including special, behind the scenes performances from Deer Tick, The Features, and Houndmouth!

Stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter for the latest news on everything Forecastle!


Rolling Stone – “Top 15 Festivals in the Country”
Spin Magazine – “Top 101 Things to do in America”
Outside Magazine – “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the Country”

The Forecastle Festival 2013 Dates Have Arrived!


Eric Clapton Announces Major U.S. Tour Culminating In 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival Presented By Chase

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on November 19, 2012

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010




Two-Night Festival To Feature Legendary Music And Collaborations Including: Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Brad Paisley, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck John Mayer, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and many more

(November 19, 2012) – Widely considered one of the world’s all time greatest guitarists and known amongst his peers as a great collaborator, Eric Clapton announced today a major U.S. tour culminating in his fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival presented by Chase.  The Festival, which has become legendary in its own right for hosting performances and impromptu collaborations from the world’s most legendary guitar players, will take place April 12-13 for the first time at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. See full listing below of artists performing.

Clapton and his band will visit more than a dozen cities across the U.S. beginning March 14, 2013 (see itinerary below). The tour will end with the two-night Festival where Clapton will gather the past, present and future of guitar music onto one stage for an unparalleled musical event. All profits from the Festival will benefit The Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons. The Festival is presented by Chase.

Since its inception, Clapton’s vision for the Crossroads Guitar Festival has been to create an event where his friends and contemporaries can have fun and perform together for the benefit of a good cause. This year’s Festival will feature two-nights of musical performances with once-in-a-lifetime guitar collaborations. Known as pioneers in their field, the roster of artists spans old and new. The audience can expect unrivaled entertainment, brilliant guitar work, surprise guests and impromptu jams that are the hallmark of these performers.

The first Crossroads Guitar Festival, in June 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, was an unprecedented collection of guitar icons from blues, rock and contemporary music. The sold-out show was chronicled in a 2-disc DVD that has since gone on to become one of the world’s top-selling music DVD’s. The Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 and 2010 were the second and third such concerts by Clapton and were staged at Toyota Park in Chicago.  Both Festival were filmed for DVDs and met similar acclaim and achieved multi-platinum status.  This will be the Festival’s first-ever visit to New York and Madison Square Garden.

“The Crossroads Festival is the realization of a dream for me, to gather a group of amazingly talented musicians to perform on one stage,” said Clapton. “The Crossroads performers are all musicians I admire and respect.”

In addition to the concerts, the “Guitar Center Road to Crossroads Exhibition” will be featured on the Terrace level @ Madison Square Garden and will excite fans with an incredible guitar-centric celebration of past Crossroads Guitar Festivals.  This exhibition will feature the “Legends Guitar Walk”, with some of the most valuable guitars in the history of Rock and Blues, including historic guitars from Guitar Center’s Legends Collection featuring Eric Clapton’s two most famous Fender Stratocasters®, BLACKIE® and ‘Brownie,’ Gibson ES-335 as well as Stevie Ray Vaughan’s ‘Lenny’ Fender Stratocaster®, plus selections from Guitar Center, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Experience Music Project. Additionally, Fender, Gibson, Ernie Ball and Martin will host interactive exhibits where guitar lovers can plug in and play new products and classic favorites, while all visitors will be able to peruse memorabilia and watch archival footage of once-in-a-lifetime performances from prior Crossroads festivals on video walls throughout the exhibition. The “Road to Crossroads Exhibition” will open at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, and is free to all ticket holders.


Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival Presented By Chase will be offered as an advance sale to Chase customers beginning Monday, November 26 at 12pm EST via through Thursday, November 29 at 10pm. 

General Public On-Sale will begin Friday, November 30 at 12pm EST.


Tickets for the Clapton 2013 U.S. Tour will go on-sale beginning November 30, 2012.  Please check local venue listings for more detailed information.


For more information go to or



(Note: Two Different Nights of Music. Not All Artists Will Perform Both Nights)             

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010                      

Albert Lee

Allan Holdsworth

Allman Brothers Band

Andy Fairweather Low

BB King
Blake Mills

Booker T

Brad Paisley

Buddy Guy
Citizen Cope

Dave Biller

Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
John Mayer

John Scofield

Jonny Lang

Keb Mo

Keith Urban

Kurt Rosenwinkle

Los Lobos

Quinn Sullivan

Robbie Robertson

Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sonny Landreth
Taj Mahal

Vince Gill



Clapton has assembled an impressive band for the 2013 U.S. dates which will consist of long-time touring partners: Doyle Bramhall II (guitar), Steve Jordan (drums), Chris Stainton (piano and keyboards), and Willie Weeks (bass), along with newcomers Paul Carrack (organ and keyboards) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Michelle John and Sharon White will join the touring band again as backing vocalists. The tour will also feature special guests, The Wallflowers.  Please check local listings for ticketing information.


Thursday, March 14 Phoenix, AZ U.S. Airways Center

Saturday, March 16 Houston, TX Toyota Center

Sunday, March 17 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

Tuesday, March 19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center

Wednesday, March 20 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena

Friday, March 22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

Saturday, March 23 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

Tuesday, March 26 Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Wednesday, March 27 Atlanta, GA Gwinnett Arena

Friday, March 29 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live

Saturday, March 30 Hollywood, FL Seminole Hard Rock Live

Tuesday, April 2 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

Wednesday, April 3 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena

Friday, April 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

Saturday, April 6 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center

Friday, April 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Saturday, April 13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden


The Crossroads Centre, Antigua
Founded in 1998, Crossroads Centre, Antigua was created to provide treatment and education to chemically dependent persons, those with other compulsive addictive behaviors, their families and their significant others. Treatment is provided through residential care, family and aftercare programs. The pathway to recovery is founded on the movement toward a change in lifestyle. Crossroads Centre, Antigua also operates a 16-bed halfway house in Antigua called the Bevon House (exclusively for Antigua residents) and facilitates a school-based education series, Breaking the Cycle, in all Antiguan schools. The Crossroads Centre has recently expanded its programme to offer transitional living for men, in line with the Crossroads Centre’s philosophy on recovery, at The Sanctuary in Delray Beach, Florida, for those who have completed a residential treatment programme.

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at