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

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