Scene and Heard

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

Brett Dennen @ Headliners

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on March 10, 2014



Brett Dennen play an amazing show to a nearly sold out audience Sunday evening. Dennen filled the house with positive energy! 

Enjoy more photos on the Headliners Music Hall  web site




Citizen Cope/ Jonathan Richmond Photos

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 8, 2013
Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope

It was a busy night but here are some photos from two great shows. Citizen Cope sold out Headliners Music Hall and Jonathan Richman  entertained a nice crowd at Zanzabar.

Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope

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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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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


Leon Russell at Headliners

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 29, 2012

Leon Russell

Leon Russell thrilled a packed  Headliners Music Hall, Monday evening. The legendary singer/songwriter used his historical music catalogue  and mixed in a few covers to entertain the middle age audience many who drove several hours to see the show. At 70 years old Russell’s voice is still strong. Having spent many of his early years as a studio musician, he clearly understands great musicians and his backup band consisting of  Chris Simmons,guitar/ keyboard, Beau Charron, guitar, drummer Brandon Holder and long time bassist, Jackie Wessel played to perfection.

Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2011. He has collaborate with music’s best, playing with George Harrison, Elton John, Joe Cocker and Bob Dylan. His performance at  Concert For Bangladesh, where he performed a medley of the songs “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and “Young Blood” raised the awareness of his great talent.

He covered “Georgia on My Mind” and “Wild Horses” while playing the majority of his well know songs. The night end with an amazing stretch of “Tight Rope”, Hummingbird” “Delta Lady” and “Jumpin Jack Flash”. It was easily one of the finest performances of 2012.

A full house at Headliners

Leon Russell


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Built To Spill Summer Tour comes to Headliners Music Hall

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on May 9, 2012

For Immediate Release:






May 7, 2012 – (Burbank, CA) – Built to Spill have announced that they will extend their current summer tour into the fall with dates scheduled around the recording of a new studio album that will be released by Warner Bros. Records next year.


In addition to previously announced dates in June, including the Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island in New York, Built to Spill will also appear at the High Sierra Music Festival in July, followed by a series of headlining shows beginning at the end of August and continuing through September.


Built to Spill released their most recent album, There Is No Enemy, in October 2009. It was the band’s first album since 2006’s You In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001’s Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999’s Keep It Like A Secret, and their major-label debut, 1997’s Perfect From Now On. In 2012 Built to Spill still remain an influential force in compositionally intelligent, lyrically thoughtful, melodic, guitar-centric rock music:


“Built To Spill CEO Doug Martsch is alt-rock’s Thomas Pynchon, holed up in a remote studio and issuing immaculate artworks when he damn well pleases. Their components are all about simple, melodic beauty, writ large – prog rock for pop purists.” – Rolling Stone


“Boise’s answer to Crazy Horse…they still flourish.” – Spin


“Built To Spill has been leading the resurgence of indie-guitar rock virtuoso for 20 years now. Doug Martsch conducts an orchestra of feedback like a lightning god bringing the storm. As ever, Martsch proves capable of anthropomorphizing a bent string and imbuing it with more emotion than many bands’ vocals and lyrics.” –Alternative Press


Built to Spill’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

06/21     TBS

06/22     Boston, MA                   Paradise

06/23     Philadelphia, PA             Union Transfer

06/24     New York, NY                   Governors Ball Music Festival @ Randall’s Island

07/08      Quincy, CA                    High Sierra Music Festival

08/24     Salt Lake City, UT          Urban Lounge

08/26     Columbia, MO                        The Blue Note

08/27     Des Moines, IA                 Wooly’s

08/28     Toledo, OH                   Mickey Finns

08/29     TBS

08/30     Portland, ME                 The State Theatre

08/31     TBS

09/01     TBS

09/02     TBS

09/04     TBS

09/05     Baltimore, MD                        The Ottobar

09/06     Charlottesville, VA         Jefferson Theater

09/07     Raleigh, NC                   Hopscotch Festival

09/08     Charleston, SC                      The Music Farm

09/09     Jacksonville, FL                      Jack Rabbits

09/10     Orlando, FL                   The Social

09/11     Ft. Lauderdale, FL          Culture Room

09/12     St. Petersburg, FL          State Theatre

09/13     Atlanta, GA                    Variety Playhouse

09/14     Nashville, TN                  Exit/In

09/15     Louisville, KY                       Headliners Music Hall

09/18     Madison, WI                The High Noon Saloon

09/19    Minneapolis, MN            First Avenue

09/20    Omaha, NE                   Slowdown

09/21    Denver, CO                   Bluebird Theater

09/22    Bellevue, CO                 Mishawaka Amphitheatre

Mickey Hart Band to Perform at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY on April 10th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 7, 2012
Smithsonian Folkways Release Mickey Hart Collection, New Album in Spring

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-The Mickey Hart Band will perform at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY on April 10th.Hart is donating 100% of the ticketing fees from tickets sold on to Music Therapy research.   Fresh off the road from a sold out 15 date tour in December, the Mickey Hart Band band features Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman,  guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, and keyboardist Ben Yonas.  The show will feature brand new material as well as selections of Hart’s greatest hits and Grateful Dead songs.

Hart is currently in the studio recording his new album to be released in April of 2012.  Hart recently sat down with Andrew Greene of Rolling Stone to describe the album:

“For the last two or three years I’ve been sampling light waves from the cosmos, starting 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang,” he says. “The signals come from radio telescopes around the world and I work closely with NASA to take the light waves and bring it into our limited spectrum of hearing. Then I add a little spice to them with some reverb and some delay. It makes for a hot little stew.”

Hart last released the Global Drum Project with Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo in 2007, which took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album.  Hart previously won a Grammy for Best World Music Album with Planet Drum in 1991, which also hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart, remaining there for 26 weeks.

Last October, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released the ‘Mickey Hart Collection’ to preserve and further the Grateful Dead percussionist’s endeavor to cross borders and expand musical horizons.  Smithsonian Folkways has made many of Mickey Hart’s music projects available digitally (stream and download) for the first time while keeping physical versions in print as on-demand CDs. The Mickey Hart Collection begins with 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

Video: Mickey Hart Band December 2011 Tour

Mickey Hart at Vegoose 2006

Mickey Hart is currently offering 15 free downloads on his site at

Show Details

 Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206

Tickets: $25.00

Ages: All Ages

Dr. Dog releases “Be The Void” to play Headliners 3-2-12

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 6, 2012



Dr. Dog returns with the stellar new album, Be The Void, featuring the single “That Old Black Hole”.


Esquire proclaims “‘That Old Black Hole’ sounds like a glorious rally cry” and NPR calls it a “Fun, rocking, swirling look at a meaningless and mysterious world.”


Beloved Philadelphia band Dr. Dog release a staggering burst of vital rock n roll with their 2012 record, Be The Void. The album is the raucous follow up to the group’s critically praised Shame, Shame. Having evolved from a band whose primary creative outlet was the album making process, into one that favored the energy of their live performances, Dr. Dog knew they wanted to document the new dynamic they had developed on the road. Tracking live in the studio and turning up the guitars, the band has delivered a truly great cathartic rock n roll album played with near reckless abandon and passion, blending their early punk infused energy with the songwriting craft that made Fate and Shame, Shame fan favorites.


Dr. Dog’s Be The Void is a truly great rock n roll record and the unmistakable sound of a band whose moment has arrived.


Watch The Video for “That Old Black Hole” HERE


Catch Dr. Dog Live on Tour!

02/07/12 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern

02/09/12 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

02/10/12 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box

02/11/12 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom

02/13/12 Portland, OR McMenamins Crystal Ballroom

02/14/12 Seattle, WA The Neptune

02/17/12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

02/18/12 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

02/19/12 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre

03/01/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre

03/02/12 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall

03/03/12 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium

03/04/12 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre

03/05/12 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage

03/07/12 Mobile, AL Alabama Music Box

03/09/12 Austin, TX Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amph.

03/10/12 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s

03/11/12 Dallas, TX Granada Theater

03/13/12 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

03/14/12 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe

03/15/12 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel

03/16/12 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

03/17/12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!

03/19/12 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground – Ballroom

03/20/12 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights

03/22/12 Boston, MA House Of Blues Boston Presented By Foxwoods Resort Casino

03/23/12 New York, NY Terminal 5

03/24/12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

03/25/12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory



Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 31, 2012
Little Barrie will be opening for Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires at Headliners  on Feb. 21st..

Already being hailed throughout Europe, Japan, and much of the rest of the world for their incendiary rock ‘n’ roll, English trioLITTLE BARRIE are poised to make a huge splash in the United States with the release of their latest album KING OF THE WAVES onFebruary 28, 2012 via Tummy Touch Records.

Since their last release in 2007, the band has dedicated themselves to honing their musical reputations, doing everything from appearing live with Primal Scream to collaborations with the likes of Morrissey andMark Ronson. It’s been nearly five years since Little Barrie has released new material, but King of the Waves definitively proves that it’s been absolutely worth the wait. Guitarist/frontman Barrie Cadogan and bassist/vocalist Lewis Wharton are joined on the album by the new addition of drummer/vocalist Virgil Howe, son of renowned Yes guitarist Steve Howe. The resulting sound produced by the band is as intensely electrifying as one might expect from such a dynamic and in-demand group of individuals. It calls to mind an old school Detroit rock ‘n’ roll showdown between Link Wray and The Creation, with the MC5 and Motown’s best in attendance to cheer both sides, and the omnipresent threat of a killer wave lurking just overhead.

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Longtime friend and collaborator Edwyn Collins co-produced the album with Little Barrie, just as he did their first, 2005’s We Are Little Barrie, and even sings backing vocals on the track “Money In Paper”. Engineer Sebastian Lewsley also returns onKing of the Waves, recorded at Collins’ West Heath Studios in north London. Although the band members pursued their own projects following their 2007 release Stand Your Ground, eventually they found that all roads led them happily back to Collins to create their triumphant third release.

Little Barrie is already a massive success in Japan and elsewhere abroad, with a prestigious eight-page spread in Japanese Rolling Stone, and #1 and #2 positions on Japan’s iTunes and Amazon charts respectively. They are currently playing select dates across Europe while preparing to take the United States by storm with the release of King of the Waves on February 28th and a spring tour with dates soon to be announced.

“SURF HELL” video
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