Scene and Heard

Umphrey’s McGee Saturday at Iroquois Amphitheater

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2012


WFPK Welcomes
Umphrey’s McGee with Conspirator

Saturday, September 22nd at 7:30pm
Gates 6:30pm
Iroquois Amphitheater / All Ages
Tickets $22.50 Adv and $25 day of show


Umphrey’s McGee: Fans who have followed Umphrey’s McGee for any period of time know that there are only two guarantees: you never know what you’re going to get, and Umphrey’s always delivers. How else can a band be relentlessly innovative in both music AND fan relations for 13+ years? The latest expected twist arrives in the form of their newest studio album (and first with ATO Records) ‘Death By Stereo’ (9/13), the follow up to 2009’s ‘Mantis.’ ‘Mantis’ surprised fans with a collection of music never before played, and surprised the music industry with an innovative marketing campaign that catapulted the album PAST the Heatseekers chart, debuting at #62 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart without any radio play or television appearances.

“Our live show is malleable and every night is its own thing, where you never know where things are going to go,” keyboardist Joel Cummins explains. “People aren’t used to us playing three-and-a-half to four-minute songs back to back, so this album is a completely different experience than our live show, which is certainly something we were trying to do.”

For more info on the band, visit
**Also be on the look out for the 9/24 Lotus @ Headliners Discount Voucher being handed out at the show!!!
CO-PRODUCED BY Sherpa Concerts & Production Simple

Iroquois Amphitheater
Coors Light Summer Concert Series:

9.26 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros with
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
9.29 The Dark Side of The Wall Presents Pink Floyd in the Park

All shows are All Ages and Tickets may be purchased at
The Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office
(Monday- Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM), or by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX

Upcoming Production Simple Shows:

10.8 Alabama Shakes with Fly Golden Eagle & Riley Downing
The W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre
Tickets $25
The Kentucky Center Box Office
or by phone 502.584.7777, 800.775.7777,TTY 502.562.0730

10.20 Laura Marling
Tickets $15 or venue
21 and over

10.23 Mike Watt + the Missingmen
with Old Baby
Tickets $12 or venue
21 and over

11.13 Trixie Whitley with 
Cheyenne Mize
Tickets $10 or venue
21 and over

MELISSA ETHERIDGE to Play The Louisville Palace

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 20, 2012


The Louisville Palace


Oscar® and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge is set to embark on a North American Tour in October 2012 in support of her latest studio album, “4th Street Feeling” (set for release on September 4th on Island Records). Melissa wrote twelve new songs for the album, which features Blair Sinta on drums, Brett Simons on bass, and Zac Rae on keyboards. Melissa takes the lead on vocals, piano, harmonica, banjitar and some of her most stirring lead guitar work to date.

In addition to her recording career, Melissa hosts “The Melissa Etheridge Radio Show,” syndicated through Benztown Radio Networks.  In late 2011, Melissa was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and this fall, will be honored by the National Women’s Museum of Art in Washington DC with her inclusion in the exhibition, “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power.”






Ticket Prices: $37.50, $57.50, $77.50, $102.50 (plus applicable fees)

All seats reserved


Louisville Palace Theatre Box Office | | 800-745-3000 | Ticketmaster


Moby’s Daytrotter Session

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 9, 2012


Everyone loves Daytrotter.

Recently our lovely friends spent a day with Moby.


Moby’s Daytrotter Session is out NOW!

Visit to listen and download live recordings of “Porcelain”, “Natural Blues”, “Slipping Away”, “Now I Let Go”, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and a special cover of Johnny Cash’s beloved “Ring Of Fire.”


He sounds like he’s got a dozen fires burning within, smoking him out.

He’s ‘seeing the good when it’s all going bad’ and he’s seeing the bad when all the bad has a little good in it.”


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R.E.M. Release Animated GIF Album Cover For First-Ever Definitive Greatest Hits Album, Due From Warner Bros. Records on November 15th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on October 6, 2011


40-Song Retrospective — R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 — Includes Tracks From Both the IRS and Warner Years Plus Three Brand-New Songs


Album Trailer Premieres On R.E.M. Website Today


 R.E.M. shocked the world with the news that they had decided to “call it a day as a band” via a statement on their website, and the beloved band announced that they will release their final album, R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011, on Warner Bros. Records on November 15th, 2011. The album is a 40-song career-spanning retrospective that for the first time ever collects songs from R.E.M.’s entire back catalog, including the band’s early years on the IRS label in addition to their Warner Bros. Records catalog, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon here.


The greatest hits album trailer premiered today on the official R.E.M. website and can be seen here. R.E.M. have led the way musically for nearly 30 years, and with this final release they also usher in a new era of album artwork by releasing an animated GIF album cover for their greatest hits collection.


R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 album trailer:

R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 animated album cover:


R.E.M. formed in 1980 when singer Michael Stipe met guitarist Peter Buck in an Athens, GA, record store where Buck worked. After recruiting bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry, R.E.M. released its first single, “Radio Free Europe,” in 1981, followed by 1982’s Chronic Town EP. Widely credited with inventing the college-rock genre, R.E.M. became the most influential American alternative rock band in history — inspiring such artists as Sonic Youth, Pavement, Nirvana, and Radiohead — for achieving multi-platinum mainstream success while maintaining their distinct identity. Over the course of its career, the band has released 15 studio albums and has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide.


R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 features three new songs that R.E.M. finished after they completed their last album, Collapse Into Now: the single “We All Go Back To Where We Belong,” which goes to radio and will be available for sale on October 18th, “A Month of Saturdays,” and “Hallelujah.” All three songs were recorded over the summer in Athens with Accelerate and Collapse Into Now producer, the estimable Jacknife Lee. The band came roaring back with those two albums in the last two years, achieving some of the best reviews of their career and enabling them to go out at the top of their game.


The track-listing for R.E.M., Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage, 1982 – 2011 is as follows:


Disc 1:
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Talk About The Passion
Sitting Still
So. Central Rain
(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
Driver 8
Life And How To Live It
Begin The Begin
Fall On Me
Finest Worksong
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
The One I Love
Pop Song 89
Get Up
Orange Crush
Losing My Religion
Country Feedback
Shiny Happy People


Disc 2:
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
Everybody Hurts
Man On The Moon
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
New Test Leper
At My Most Beautiful
The Great Beyond
Imitation Of Life
Bad Day
Leaving New York
Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Supernatural Superserious
Oh My Heart
A Month of Saturdays
We All Go Back To Where We Belong


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