Scene and Heard

2012 Music Highlights

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 31, 2012

Roger Waters “The Wall”

Faces at The Palace

Faces at The Palace

Leon Russell

Leon Russell

The Forecastle Festival 2013

The Forecastle Festival 2012

Journey  3463

Journey At Kentucky State Fair

 Sold Out Headliners Music Hall with Houndmouth

Sold Out Headliners Music Hall with Houndmouth


2012 proved to be an awesome music year for me. I was able to cover over 85 events with over 300 acts. This was a year that featured many old favorites, a few of which were on my photo bucket list such as Roger Waters, Van Halen, Leon Russell,and Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek.  I was proud to have a gallery of my photos at The Louisville Science Center Guitar Exhibit. 

I got a much desired second opportunity at Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett and a third at KISS!

I want to thank my media sources for allowing me to get credentialed and all the great publicist who make this possible.

Special thanks to the great staffs and companies who bring the music to us. Productions Simple, WFPK Radio, Live Nation, AC Entertainment , Horseshoe Entertainment and The Kentucky Center to name a few.

We are so lucky to have fanatstic venues like The Louisville Palace, Kentucky Center For The Arts, Headliners Music Hall, KFC Yum Center, Iroquois Amphitheater, The Brown Theater and more who consider it important to provide us with quality entertainment.

Please continue to support these companies and venues in 2013!

Well here are my favorites of 2012. I apologize in advance for the lack of Country, and Rap. But these are my favorite memories of a great year in music!

The Best Shows (I attended)

Roger Waters ' The Wall"

Roger Waters ‘ The Wall”

  1. Roger Waters -The Wall , KFC Yum Center
  2. Bruce Springsteen – The Wrecking Ball Tour, KFC Yum Center
  3. Mumford and Sons/ Dawes-Louisville Waterfront
  4. Crosby, Stills, and Nash- Riverbend Cinn, OH
  5. My Morning Jacket- Forecastle Festival
  6. Allman Brothers Band – Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak Florida
  7. Sleigh Bells- Forecastle
  8. ZZ Top – The Louisville Palace
  9. Radiohead – Bonnaroo
  10. Dr Dog- Headliners Music Hall/Forecastle
  11. Tedeschi Trucks Band- Iroquois Amphitheater
  12. Gov’t Mule/Dr John- Iroquois Amphitheater
  13. Heartless Bastards- Headliners Music Hall
  14. Jackson Browne- Ky Center for The Arts
  15. Rush- Bankers Life Field house Indianapolis In
  16. Wilco- Forecastle
  17. Kiss/ Motley Crue- KFC Yum Center&Riverbend Cinn, OH
  18. Charles Bradley- Headliners Music Hall, Bonnaroo, ForeCastle
  19. Van Halen- KFC Yum Center
  20. Rod Stewart–Riverbend Cinn, OH
  21. Leon Russell-Headliners Music Hall
  22. Civil Wars- The Brown Theater
  23. Jimmy Buffett-KFC Yum Center
  24. The Moody Blues- Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana
  25. Trigger Hippy- Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak Florida
  26. Journey- Kentucky State Fair
  27. Santigold- Bonnaroo
  28. Gary Clarke Jr-Bonnaroo
  29. Lady Antebellum – Henryville Prom Special Concert

More Great Shows of 2012

1.Houndmouth- Headliners Music Hall (One of the best surprises of the year)   



  1. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
  2. Mickey Hart Headliners Music Hall- Iroquois Amphitheater
  3. Rick Derringer, Gregg Foresman and Gregg Martin- Louisville Science Center
  4. Bobby Keys- Headliners Music Hall
  5. Matt Schofield -Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak Florida
  6. Jane Addiction- The Louisville Palace
  7. Beats Antique- Forecastle
  8. Jeff The Brotherhood- Forecastle
  9. Larry and The Flask/God Damn Gallows Headliners Music Hall
  10. Dianna Ross- The Louisville Palace
  11. Bruce Hornsby -Wanee Music Festival, Live Oak Florida
  12. Fiona Apple The Louisville Palace
  13. Faces At The Palace Series 

Best Festival 2012

1 Forecastle

  1. Wanee Music Festival
  2. Bonnaroo

Shows I wish I could have seen in 2012

Rolling Stones New Jersey

Concert For Sandy Victims

Pearl Jam (anywhere)

Black Sabbath at Lollapalooza

Favorite Releases in 2012

 My Gallery at The Louisville Science Center

My Gallery at The Louisville Science Center

  1. Jack White- “Blunderbuss”
  2. Heartless Bastards- “Arrow”
  3. Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros- “Here”
  4. Mumford and Sons -”Babel”
  5. Neil Young and Crazy Horse-” Psychedelic Pill”
  6. Gary Clarke Jr- “ Blak and Blu”
  7. ZZ Top- “La Futura”
  8. Dr Dog
  9. Rush “ Clockwork Angels”
  10. Led Zeppelin “Celebration Day”
  11. Bruce Springsteen -”The Wrecking Ball”
  12. Dr John- “ Locked Down”
  13. Band Of Horses-” Mirage Rock”
  14. Alabama Shakes -”Boys & Girls”
  15. Black Country Communion- “ Afterglow”

Best New Music Books of 2012

Peter Criss- “ Make up To Break Up”

Pete Townsend – “ Who Am I”

Neil Young – “Waging War”

Zoso- Jimmy Page (Genesis Publications)

“Man Who Sold The World” David Bowie in the 70’s- Peter Doggett

“Mr Fantasy”- The Lyrics of Jim Capaldi- Genesis Publications

Sound City – Real to Reel Album Created Exclusively for Dave Grohl’s Directorial Debut

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 19, 2012


First Single “Cut Me Some Slack” By Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear Available As Instant Grat Download With All Pre-Orders

SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL, the companion album to the Dave Grohl-directed SOUND CITY feature length documentary premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, is now available for pre-order along with SOUND CITY the film at iTunes at . All pre-orders for the album, due out March 12, 2013 on Roswell Records, will immediately receive first single “Cut Me Some Slack”–the original studio recording of the track performed by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear at the historical 12-12-12 benefit as well as on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live holiday episode.

SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, NIN, Rage Against The Machine and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

SOUND CITY–REAL TO REEL is a brand new collection of all-new all-original songs, each one composed and recorded exclusively for the film within its own 24-hour session on that console after it was reinstalled in Grohl and his Foo Fighters’ own 606 Studios. The new tracks–featuring an amazing and idiosyncratic cast of collaborators including Paul McCartney, Grohl’s former Nirvana and current Foo Fighters bandmates, Stevie Nicks, Rick Springfield, Trent Reznor, Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, Lee Ving of Fear, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine and more–passionately exemplify SOUND CITY’s celebration of the human element of musicianship and recording in an increasingly digital world.

Following its Sundance 2013 premiere, SOUND CITY will also be released as an HD digital download and stream February 1 via Fans who pre-order the film now will receive instant exclusive rewards followed by a stream and download of the entire film on February 1. The film will also be released theatrically, in association with Variance Films, on February 1.  A list of cities and theaters will be announced shortly.

Grohl’s personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana’s breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl’s life.

Roswell Films, a division of the Roswell Records label that releases Foo Fighters music, will distribute the film. Key personnel involved with the film include Producer/Director Dave Grohl; Editor Paul Crowder (Dogtown & Z Boys, Once In a Lifetime, Riding Giants); and Writer Mark Monroe (The Cove, Once In a Lifetime, The Tillman Story). The film is also being produced in conjunction with Jim Rota, John Ramsay, and Therapy studios.


1.            Heaven And All – Robert Levon Been, Dave Grohl, Peter Hayes

2.      Time Slowing Down – Chris Goss, Tim Commerford, Dave Grohl, Brad Wilk

3.      You Can’t Fix This – Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee

4.      The Man That Never Was – Rick Springfield, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear

5.      Your Wife Is Calling – Lee Ving, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Alain Johannes, Pat Smear

6.      From Can To Can’t – Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder

7.      Centipede – Joshua Homme, Chris Goss, Dave Grohl, , Alain Johannes

8.      A Trick With No Sleeve – Alain Johannes, Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme

9.      Cut Me Some Slack – Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear

10.  Once Upon A Time… The End – Dave Grohl, Jessy Greene, Rami Jaffee, Jim Keltner

11.  Mantra –  Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme, Trent Reznor

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Headliners adds New Shows

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 19, 2012

Chris Leigh & The Broken Hearts, Olivia Henken and Don Pedigo

January 19th at 9pm
TicketsOn sale now!
Chris Leigh is not your run of the mill Country artist. His music brings a raw, old school blues feel to the pop country scene we see today. The music is straight from the heart and the experience of one man up against a modern world.

With numerous credits from Musicals to National appearances, Olivia Henken definitely has the talent to succeed. Olivia has already accomplished more of her dreams than she ever thought imaginable. She believes looking out at an audience of 22,000 plus was the thrill of her life as she was able to perform on the main stage of the Chow Wagon on Thunder Over Louisville the past three years as the headliner.

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Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke

February 11th at 8pm
TicketsOn sale Friday, December 21st at 10AM
Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones.

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May 3rd at 9pm 
with Langhorne Slim
TicketsOn sale Friday, December 21st at 10AM
Women & Work, Lucero’s 8th album, is such an exciting presentation of the band’s eclectic explorations that it makes their 14-year meandering path appear to be a straight line to this very record. Integrating horns, pedal steel guitar, all manner of keyboards, and even a full-on gospel chorus, Women & Work is a fully realized musical extravaganza. Drawing inspiration from Delaney & Bonnie’s obscure first album, Home, on the Stax label, Lucero’s ambivalence about tradition has been replaced by an exuberant embrace. Women & Work is like Arcade Fire baptized in Joe Cocker and Leon Russell’s Mad Dogs, then warmed with Don Nix’s Alabama State Troopers.

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 12, 2012
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December 6, 2012 – (Burbank, CA) –  Rock and soul phenomenon Gary Clark Jr. has had an incredible 2012, which he caps off this weekend by joining rock icons The Rolling Stones for the band’s first U.S. “50 and Counting” concert at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday, December 8th.  Both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met and performed with Clark at various events this year and have become ardent fans, which led to their asking Clark to sit in with the Stones at some point during this show on Saturday night.


The honor comes on the heels of a string of high points in Clark’s year, including the No. 6 Billboard chart debut of his critically acclaimed album Blak And Blu, which received raves from virtually every major music outlet, including The New York Times, which calls Clark “a guitarist of deep magnetism and tremendous feel,” and Spin who declared: “There truly is nobody else like him around. A thrilling live performer.”  NPR enthused, “One of the most highly praised young guitarists in recent times…dexterity and authenticity,” while Rolling Stone awarded Clark his second lead review in the magazine (his first appeared in 2011 following the release of The Bright Lights EP), calling him: “A full-fledged guitar hero of the classic school.”


Clark was heavily in-demand all summer long as he made the rounds of nearly every major American music festival, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Austin City Limits Festival, Sasquatch, NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival, Jay-Z’s Made in America, Canada’s Osheaga festival, and most recently, invited to perform at this year’s prestigious Bridge School Benefit Concerts by Neil Young who introduced Clark by saying, “Today, we’ve saved the best for first – this guy is fantastic.”  Other like-minded formidable fans have stepped up to be counted such as Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Jimmy Page, Alicia Keys (whose new album includes Clark as a contributor), The Roots, Dave Matthews, David Lynch, Nicole Kidman, President Obama, the afore-mentioned Rolling Stones and so many more.


The Austin-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist extraordinaire was also invited to perform on Good Morning AmericaThe Late Show With David Letterman (twice in the last year), The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (twice in the last year), and Austin City Limits for an episode that will air in February 2013.


After wrapping up tours of the U.K. and Australia, Clark made a triumphant return to the U.S. to perform a string of instantly sold-out tour dates on both coasts last month, including three nights at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC and three nights at the Troubadour in L.A.


Don’t miss Clark performing as part of the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors – a star-studded event attended by President and Mrs. Obama and honoring Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin. The Honors Gala, which took place on December 2ndat the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., will air as a two-hour primetime special on Wednesday, December 26 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

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Headliners Music Hall offers Frequent Flyer Pass

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 12, 2012
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Headliners Music Hall
Frequent Flyer Pass

Dr Dog
Dr. Dog March 2012

Headliners Music Hall is now offering
a very limited number of “Frequent Flyer Passes.”

This pass is for the avid-concert goer. With this pass,
you will be a “Frequent Flyer” of Headliners Music Hall.
You will be able to come to every show at Headliners Music Hall
from now until December 31st 2013!

Headliners hosted some amazing shows in 2012
and we are laying on the gas pedal for 2013!

Passes can be purchased exclusively at Headliners Box Office.
Open Monday-Friday 2pm-6pm.  We are also open for every show.

Passes are $500 and are good for every show open to the public at Headliners.
Please contact us in advance for sold out shows.

You must be 21 or older to purchase.
Limit 1 pass per person.

Passes are non-transferable.

You will receive a laminate in the mail with your purchase as well as email alerts of upcoming shows.
The laminate is only valid for the name of the person on the laminate.

Refunds will not be issued under any circumstances.

– Headliners Music Hall

Charles Bradley February 2012

Houndmouth November 2012

Stars October 2012
All Images courtesy of C. Michael Stewart 
For information on upcoming events
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YES Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 @ Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 11, 2012

Yes are an English rock band who achieved worldwide success with their progressive, art, and symphonic style of rock music. Regarded as one of the pioneers of the progressive genre, Yes are known for their lengthy songs, mystical lyrics, elaborate album art, and live stage sets. No fewer than 18 musicians have been a part of the band’s line-up, with its current form comprising singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes.

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Daughtry & 3 Doors Down Saturday, Feb 2, 2013 @ Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 11, 2012

Daughtry & 3 Doors Down

Saturday, Feb 2, 2013


Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2012 – Multi-platinum rock bands Daughtry and 3 Doors Down have announced plans to continue their joint co-headline tour into 2013. The excursion began November 17 in Tunica, MS at 3 Doors Down’s 9th Annual Better Life Foundation event, and night after night has attracted packed houses in venues across The U.S.. Leg one of the tour will wrap on 12/15 at Anaheim’s Theatre at the Honda Center, with Fresno, CA at the Save Mart Center on 12/13 and a national live AXS TV appearances in Broomfield, CO at 1st Bank Center on 12/11.

The first ever co-headline U.S. tour will resume on January 25th at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, and continue in to March, 2013. The opening act will be Aranda.

“We’re very happy to continue the tour with 3 Doors Down, and look forward to getting this show to the fans that we missed on the first leg of this tour!” says lead singer Chris Daughtry. 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold shares, “This tour with Daughtry has been amazing, and we are excited to keep it rolling into 2013! See you on the road my friends!”

Daughtry’s set features the band’s new single “Start of Something Good,” from their new gold certified album Break The Spell along with a plethora of smash hits and fan favorites including “Home,” “It’s Not Over,” “Feels Like Tonight” and “No Surprise” from platinum-selling Leave This Town and its blockbuster-selling and record-breaking self titled debut. 3 Doors Down has just released the quintet’s first ever Greatest Hits package, and the band’s set brings repertoire from their nine #1 chart-toppers to the stage, including “Kryptonite,” “It’s Not My Time,” “When I’m Gone, “Here Without You” alongside others and new tracks “One Light” and “Goodbyes.” The band’s lead single from The Greatest Hits “One Light” has hit the Top 15 at Active Rock radio and continues to make strong moves at the format.

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Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 11, 2012
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December 10, 2012 – (Burbank, CA) – Rock and soul phenomenon Gary Clark Jr. performed as part of the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.  The star-studded event filmed on Dec 2nd was attended by President Obama and his wife Michelle and this year’s honorees Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin.


The annual Honors Gala has become the highlight of the Washington cultural year, and its broadcast on CBS is a high point of the television season. The celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage will air as a two-hour primetime special on Wednesday, December 26 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).


Clark has received across-the-board critical acclaim for his debut album for Warner Bros. RecordsBlak And Blu, while its first single “Ain’t Messin ‘Round,” is climbing the charts. The media continues their love affair with Clark:


“One hell of a mean guitar tone, playing solos that claw and scream their stories with ornery spender, but Clark won’t be genre-bound.” – Rolling Stone


“Gary Clark Jr. lives up to the hype. Anyone who believes that rock ‘n’ roll is dead would have gotten a defibrillator shock at Clark’s (W. Hollywood) Troubadour show….the idea that an inspired guitar, bass and drums combo on a small stage can still be more overpowering live than pummeling dance beats and a hundred-foot LED wall. Gary Clark Jr. is a shaman.”  — Los Angeles Times


In other recent news, Clark has been named VH1’s “You Oughta Know” Artist of The Month (November), recently performed on Good Morning America and The Late Show With David Letterman,and taped an appearance on Austin City Limits, which will air in early 2013.

2013 WANEE MUSIC FESTIVAL On Sale Dec. 10th through Dec. 15th Only

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 5, 2012

The highly popular 2013 Wanee Music Festival, held April 18th to 20th at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, is putting Early Bird Tickets on sale Monday, December 10th at 10AM.  3-Day General Admission Tickets, which include primitive camping, are just $175.00 (plus applicable fees) and will be available through and Music Today.  They are only on sale through Saturday, December 15th however the supply is limited so get them quick because they will most likely sell out before the December 15th cut off!  Please note that the Early Bird sale is for General Admission 3-Day Tickets only!

The Line-up for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival will be one of the most exciting yet!  The group of star-studded acts joining The Allman Brothers Band April 18th through the 20th will add energy and excitement to what is fast becoming one of the most popular festivals in the country. 

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George Jones at Horseshoe Casino

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 4, 2012
George Jones At Horseshoe Casino

George Jones At Horseshoe Casino


George Jones did show up at Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana on Saturday as part of his “Grand Tour”, his final tour of his 50 year road career.

It was a bittersweet night for the sold out audience.  Jone’s the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles in every decade since the ’50s. The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award this year and holds a National Medal of Arts. At 80, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar, headlining dozens of concerts each year.

The night began with  four songs by the Jones Boys, the country legend was introduced ” George is not feeling so well but he is here to give you his all”.

A weak 81 one year old, Jones took the stage to loud cheers and sang his greatest hits with great effort. His voice was very weak but there were short periods of strength during a few of his songs. This was a night that the man famous for not showing up at shows over the years, gave it his all. He labored to keep his breath at times, and had to work hard to provide his fans with this show. There were times that the audience encouragement was louder than Jones himself.

His solid backing band kept the pace going while an appreciative Jones did his best to smile thank his fans and make the best of his condition.

It did not seem to faze the loyal audience who cheered him on throughout the night. It was clear the love they had for a legend who provide some many memories through the years.

For the most part the show was very good if you could overlook the struggles the legend had to deal with his health.



George Jones at Horseshoe Casino

George Jones at Horseshoe Casino