Scene and Heard

Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany,are proud to presentThe Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 30, 2014

Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany are pleased to announce the June lineup for The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series. Each show will be held on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the summer in historic downtown New Albany’s Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street. These events are free and open to music lovers of all ages!

May 30th : Billy Goat Strut Review It’s been an unpredictable journey since our founding Billy Goat (Mark Hamilton) took a trip to New Orleans and quickly became intoxicated with the city’s rich musical culture and tradition. He brought us together on a cold and rainy Kentucky autumn day in 2011 and shared his vision of forming an ensemble of all-star players for an old-time project. Our result is a fun and exciting new genre of music that travels a centuries-old path down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, through the bourbon trail, from Derby City to the Chocolate City and back. Ladies and Gentlemen: THIS IS BOURBON Jazz

June  6th : Johnson City’s The Barefoot Movement have been making waves in the folk world since the release of their 2011 debut album Footwork. From the foot-tapping instrumental “Sheepherder” to the emotional ballad “Thunder” and everything in between, these roots music newcomers have assembled quite the collection here, both old songs and new, offering something for everyone.

June 13th : James Wallace and The Naked Light  has lately divided his time between Richmond and Nashville, but his most recent album with his band the Naked Light, More Strange News From Another Star, shows that Wallace is a traveler with no fixed place in the musical universe. You can call it Indie Gospel Folk Hop Rock, or you can suspend your expectations and the tendency to aurally fingerprint everything you hear and soak in the diverse soundscape that James Wallace inhabits like a childhood home.


June 20th : Machines Are People Too is a Dream-Pop band formed in Chattanooga,TN in the sweaty summer months of ’09 when Brian began writing vocals over JJ Clark’s well-produced beats. The two began writing together and performing as Machines Are People Too at monthly dance parties with two keyboards, a laptop, and a microphone. After a year of dancing and playing with DJs, the duo was ready to expand their band and overall sound. The band’s eclectic sound and progressive music creates a live show that leaves no toes untapped and will leave you with no other choice but to let go and dance.

June 27th : Appalatin foot-stomping, hip-swinging sounds organically unite Appalachian folk and high-energy Latin music. The name, Appalatin, reflects the unexpected meeting in Louisville, KY of Kentucky-raised musicians and masterful Latin émigrés from Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Their all-acoustic performances of traditional stings of guitar, mandolin, upright bass, and charango, indigenous Andean flutes, hand percussion, harmonica and vocal harmonies have brought joy and happiness to listeners of all ages. 

Thanks to our sponsors:
91.9 WFPK
Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County



For full, up-to-date event information, please visit:
City of New Albany and Production Simple

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91.9 WFPhas lately divided his time between Richmond and Nashville, but his most recent album with his band the Naked Light, More Strange News From Another Star, shows that Wallace is a traveler with no fixed place in the musical universe. You can call it Indie Gospel Folk Hop Rock, or you can suspend your expectations and the tendency to aurally fingerprint everything you hear and soak in the diverse soundscape that James Wallace inhabits like a childhood home.

Help Feed the Homeless with Tampa Bay’s Big Guava Music Festival

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 28, 2014

Food Donors to Receive Prized Festival Art




FL) You can make a difference in your
community while enjoying the biggest live music and more Festival in
Florida! A food drive to benefit the Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa Bay will
be a part of Tampa Bay’s Big Guava Music Festival May 2-4, at the
Florida State Fairgrounds.


who bring five (5) non-perishable food items at the collection booth
by the Will Call windows at the front gate of The Florida State
Fairgrounds will get a beautifully designed Big Guava poster created
by world renowned artist David Lebo as our gift.


The first 250
people to bring twenty (20) items will receive a special treat:
a numbered original silkscreen print of this artwork.


The collection
booth is manned an hour before gates open each day and 5 hours after
gates open. Collection times at the gates are:

Friday, May 2 – 3:30PM

Saturday-Sunday, May 3 and 4 – 11:30AM


receiving a valuable work of art just for helping feed those in your community
less fortunate than yourself. The Big Guava Music Festival boasts some of
the best live music, unlimited free thrill rides, craft beer gardens and


the artist: David “LEBO”
Le Batard is widely recognized for working in a wide spectrum of
creative mediums including murals, paintings and sculptures. He is
hailed as the innovator of Postmodern Cartoon Expressionism, a movement
that applied cartoon imagery and combined it with richly saturated balances of
color and unique linear composition, ranging from the abstract to the
highly narrative, that inspires emotion and creates layers of


About Metro Min:
Metropolitan Ministries’ mission is to care for the homeless and those
at risk of becoming homeless in the Tampa Bay community through
services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency.
When individuals and families in

Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties need help, they turn to Metropolitan
Ministries. Here they find compassion, hope and answers.



My crazy 2 weeks!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 28, 2014



Charles Bradley at Headliners

I have taken concert photos on twelve of the last 15 days! That includes The Wanee Music Festival, Headliners Music Hall, The Louisville Palace ,The Mercury Ballroom and The KFC Yum Center.

Here are a few photos from these shows. To see more go to the following link.

My plans are to begin posting all shows on my Scene and Heard Blog in the future. I hope you enjoy!


Trey at Wanee


The Allmän Brothers Band


Brantley Gilbert at KFC Yum Center

Paul McCartney adds more dates KFC Yum June 26

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 26, 2014



August 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium

August 14 – San Francisco, CA – Candlestick Park

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul McCartney’s Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Paul has now confirmed two more very special shows on the 2014 U.S. Out There tour. 

Currently tearing through Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, with Paul’s return to Japan and debut in Korea set for next month, the Out There 2014 world tour is now confirmed to visit the same pair of U.S. cities where The Beatles played their two very last shows:

* Putting the rumor mill to rest, Paul has confirmed that he will indeed return to San Francisco August 14 to play Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert. This once in a lifetime occasion is sure to be doubly bittersweet as Paul closes the same iconic venue where The Beatles played their final concert date on August 29, 1966. Of Paul’s most recent visit to San Francisco, headlining last year’s Outside Lands festival, the SF Weekly gushed “one of pop music’s original supernovas… let us bask in its incredible warmth for the best part of three hours… the question of whether or not it was a ‘good’ show almost doesn’t apply – Paul McCartney… was good in a way that no other show could be.”

* A few days earlier on August 10, Paul will play Dodger Stadium for the first time since The Beatles’ penultimate live gig on August 28, 1966. The show will be Paul’s first L.A. engagement since the 2010 two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl of which the Los Angeles Times raved “It’s hard to think of much in the pop music world more impressive than a 67-year-old musician holding forth for nearly three hours, outdoors on a chilly March night, while delivering some three dozen songs, the least of which would be a career highlight for almost any other artist.”

The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career — as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release last year.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years-Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) — the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honored by music bible NME with a special one off award, the “Songwriter’s Songwriter Award” chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will be on sale Monday, May 5 at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 1 at 10am through Sunday, May 4 at 10pm.

Keep checking for further announcements.

Newly Confirmed Dates in BOLD

June 14 – Lubbock, TX – United Spirit Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
June 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center (SOLD OUT)
June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 22 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
June 26 – Louisville, KY – Yum! Center (SOLD OUT)
July 5 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center (SOLD OUT)
July 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
July 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 12 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
July 14 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
August 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
August 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
August 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
August 14 – San Francisco, CA – Candlestick Park


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 26, 2014

(Gulf Shores, AL) – Hangout Music Festival is officially sold out. Fans grabbed their Three-Day Passes in a record-breaking sell-out year. The 2014 festival will bring 40,000 fans-a-day, over three days to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL on May 16-18.

The 5th annual Hangout Music Festival features over 70 bands including The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, and The Flaming Lips performing just steps from the Gulf of Mexico.

Tickets are available for the festival’s Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party happening May 15th at the Hangout Music Festival. The Kickoff Party features Girl Talk, Iron & Wine, Wolfmother, Danny Brown, Dumpstaphunk, Bonobo DJ Set, CLASSIXX, Magic Man, Jamestown Revival and Go Down Moses. Doors for the Thursday Kickoff Party open at 4 pm on May 15th. The Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party is presented by Pizza Hut. Fans can get tickets for $40. The price will increase to $50 on May 1st. VIP and Super VIP ticket holders are automatically granted access.

About Hangout Music Fest:

The Hangout Music Festival has been recognized as one of the premiere live music events in the United States with a beach setting that is part music festival and part dream vacation. The festival is located on the white sandy beaches of Gulf Shores, AL – just a short drive from the Pensacola, FL and Mobile, AL airports. Each year at the Hangout Festival, fans are treated to some of the biggest names in music alongside new emerging acts. The Hangout Music Fest was recognized by Pollstar as the “Music Festival of the Year” in 2011 and was named as one of the best festivals of 2013 by Paste Magazine. An economic impact study, conducted by the City of Gulf Shores and Auburn University, reported that the festival brought a whopping $31 million to the local economies of Gulf Shores and surrounding areas in 2013.

Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany, along with 91.9 WFPK and Houndmouth, are proud to present the The Boomtown Ball & Festival!

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 26, 2014

“The Boomtown Ball & Festival will serve as the kick-off for the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series,” stated Mayor Jeff M. Gahan. “The festival will consist of a free outdoor music stage curated with the help of Houndmouth and an open air flea market/bazaar, all contained right in our downtown.”

This event will be held on Market St. in downtown New Albany on Sunday, May 25th. The City of New Albany has enlisted the support of Flea Off Market, a unique Louisville-based outdoor bazaar that will feature tons of regional and local vendors offering records, books, antiques, vintage items, fine arts & crafts, esoterica, and more!
Gates for this free family friendly event open at 1pm.

The line-up for the outdoor stage curated by Houndmouth, music begins at 1:30pm

The River City Blues Band Hailing from Louisville.Ky The River City Blues Band plays a variety of Blues – West Coast, Delta, Chicago. Members Denny Thornbury, Jimmy Gaetano, Hank Dobson and Tom Murray play straight up BLUES, man!

The Kernal & His New Strangers Based in Jackson, TN, The Kernal & His New Strangers call the Downtown Tavern home and from that halfway point between two Tennessee music mecca’s, tour the country with their home-grown brand of Southern mystique. Tied deeply to the legacy of the wandering musician and the historic Grand Ole Opry, the Kernal, a southern gentleman with an old soul and youthful ambition, found his sound and showmanship in the greats of the classic Country music scene like Del Reeves.

Ranger members Adam Faris, Michael Homan, Yuto Kanii and Alfonso Ramos were jamming out in an abandoned candy factory on Floyd Street in Louisville, in order to let loose and nail down some new songs. Now, after a trip to Kevin Ratterman’s La La Land, the New Albany band has a new album entitled The Bard.“We kinda stumbled upon the album title while reflecting on our demos at Ratterman’s. The inspiration was found through the storytelling aspects of the album,” says Alfonso Ramos, lead singer of Ranger.

Daniel Martin Moore is a singer and songwriter (and a great many other things arguably less relevant to this particular piece of text) from Cold Spring, Kentucky. On the strength of an unsolicited demo he sent in January of 2007, Sub Pop released Stray Age in October of 2008, a quietly striking album and Daniel’s debut full-length. And, in February of 2010, Sub Pop released Dear Companion, an album written and performed by Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore together, and produced by Jim James from My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk.

The Pass Louisville, KY’s The Pass tout a “neverending quest for a balanced perfection of synthesizer pop and dance-floor psychedelia.” The music is compulsively listenable, danceable and playable. Their momentous sound and infectious onstage energy keep the crowd moving.

Discount Guns is the brainchild of John Ford & Edward Vincent. The two grew up in Central Ill. and met in 2006 working at a farm machinery store. The men both ended up in Louisville, Kentucky and Discount Guns was born. In the summer of 2010, they started writing music together. After failed attempts of finding a drummer, the two decided to learn to play the drums and become a 2-piece, switching off on guitar and drums.

Fly Golden Eagle is currently touting their latest, psych-funk release, “Swagger”, wherever they go and are done with their follow-up, “Quartz”, to be released soon. In the past year the band has toured with Alabama Shakes, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Dr Dog, Arctic Monkeys, Clear Plastic Masks and Chrome Pony. See them outside and in the sun.

San Fermin is the work of Brooklyn composer and songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone. After finishing his musical studies at Yale, Ludwig-Leone wrote the album in six weeks while holed up in a studio on the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia. He focused on lifeʼs top-shelf issues – youth, nostalgia, anxiety, unrequited love – and tied these vast themes to different characters through vocal contributions from longtime friend Allen Tate, as well as Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius.

This event is produced by Louisville based buyers Production Simple, Concerts & Events and radio sponsorship is being provided by 91.9 WFPK.