Category Archives: Music

Notebook: Moontower Music Festival

More to read and see: Our preview of the Moontower Music Festival. The story from Saturday’s event. Moontower photo gallery. The Snapped Moontower gallery. The folks at LexEffect certainly have a good idea: get Lexington, or the immediate Lexington area, … Continue reading

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It’s ‘Weird Al’ with the song save

I want to sing Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines every time that incessant earworm crawls into my head. But I have a few problems with the lyrics. … tried to domesticate you But you’re an animal, baby, it’s in your nature … Continue reading

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Singletary Center announces 2014-15 lineup

The Singletary Center for the Arts has announced a 2014-15 season that includes several artists who previously had big shows in the area, plus another classical music superstar to collaborate with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. As in recent … Continue reading

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Listening to … Morrissey, ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’

Twenty-seven years ago, Morrissey sang, “If you think peace is a common goal, that goes to show how little you know,” in The Death of a Disco Dancer from The Smiths’ final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come.  And if you have sort of … Continue reading

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Michael Cleveland at Southland Jamboree, Tuesday

Count me among the folks who was not prepared for what I heard when Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper took the stage last month at the Best of Bluegrass Festival. I’ve just started to really tune into bluegrass music in the … Continue reading

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Red, White & Boom 2015 announced

If you are wishing you were at Red, White & Boom this weekend, but were surprised it sold out in five hours, your chance to get tickets for next year is right around the corner. Tickets will go on sale … Continue reading

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Listening to … Maggie Rose, ‘Cut to Impress’

If you have not been listening to Maggie Rose, it isn’t because music critics haven’t been telling you to. We will tell you her chart performance in no way reflects her talent, which put her aptly titled Cut to Impress album on … Continue reading

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Listening to … Chase Rice, ‘Ready Set Roll’

Reading Chase Rice‘s biography after a few listens to his 2013 EP Ready Set Roll, it is no surprise to find Rice was a co-writer of Florida Georgia Line’s Cruise. The six-song EP — seven if you get a physical … Continue reading

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Listening to … Eric Paslay, ‘Eric Paslay’

How well does Eric Paslay navigate around the handful of cliches that have been dominating country music in recent years? His self-titled debut has a song called Country Side of Heaven, the title alone pleading for an eye roll. And it does … Continue reading

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Thomas Rhett and Dustin Lynch join the sold-out Red, White & Boom lineup

When it comes to Red, White & Boom, WBUL’s Fourth of July weekend throwdown at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, fans have known whether they are going or not for weeks.  But it wasn’t until Monday morning they found out all the … Continue reading

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