Category Archives: Louisville

Forecastle Festival: Cage the Elephant and Houndmouth impress, strong Sam Smith cut short

Click here to see more than 40 photos from day one of the Forecastle Festival. For a while now, Cage the Elephant and St. Paul and the Broken Bones have been on my short list of bands I wanted to … Continue reading

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Listening too … Houndmouth, ‘Little Neon Limelight’

“Go and take the millions, and the Derby hats, and stick ’em up your —,” Houndmouth guitarist Matt Myers drawls on the acid-induced ballad For No One, that is indicative of the band’s second album, Little Neon Limelight. The band that hails from … Continue reading

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Kings of Leon, Miranda Lambert top Barnstable Derby Eve guest list

Since its inception, the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala has brought in members of famous rock bands. But this year’s guest list to the all-star bash features a few entire bands that are topping fan and critics lists today: … Continue reading

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Paul McCartney coming to Louisville’s Yum Center

Sir Paul McCartney will aim his Out There tour for Louisville’s KFC Yum Center on June 26. Tickets for the former Beatle’s first date in the region since an August 2011 performance at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park will go on … Continue reading

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2014 Forecastle Festival features Beck and Jack White

Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, July 18 to 20, announced a lineup today that crosses several generations of modern rock from The Replacements to Jack White. Rounding out the top of the lineup are Beck, who just dropped a critically acclaimed new album, … Continue reading

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You don’t need to diss Kentucky to praise Louisville

So, late last week, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that NPR’s World Cafe was devoting some time to a “sense of place” focus on Louisville. The River City is happening, on many levels. Downtown is in full revival, with great … Continue reading

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2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, the event that put Louisville on the international theatrical map. The festival comes in the midst of Actors Theatre’s 50th anniversary season … Continue reading

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Barnstable Brown Gala celebrates 25 years

Louisville’s Barnstable Brown Gala will celebrate its 25th edition with plenty of old friends and some new faces Derby Eve. Among the familiar faces at the home of The ‘Ville’s hostess with the mostess, Patricia Barnstable Brown, will be reigning … Continue reading

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2013 Derby Eve guest lists shaping up

While not everyone has reported Derby Eve plans as of this writing (11 p.m. Thurs., April 25), celebrity guest lists are starting to shape up for several May 3 events  in Louisville. One bash making a notable return to the … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon is coming to Louisville … next season

Fans of Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and that Trey Parker-Matt Stone sense of humor will be able to see the show that brought those two great things together in the PNC Broadway in Louisville 2013-14 season. The Book of Mormon, which claimed … Continue reading

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