Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: November 8-14

It looks like we’ve got a pretty packed week ahead of us, ladies and gents. There are plenty of options for you throughout the week, including a RIDICULOUS Friday night of options – I don’t know how we’ll make it to them all, but we’ll certainly try! For location, time and cost, click on the link for each event. Check back here after the shows for our full reviews!

Live Music Lou Can't Miss 11.9-14

Monday (11/9) –

We Were Promised Jetpacks with Seoul

These indie Scots are coming to town and their bringing that distinct rock sound from across the pond with them.

Luke Redfield

Luke is a folk singer whose rugged edge has led to innate yet judicious songs that have gradually grown his following over the past decade.

Tuesday (11/10) –

The Wood Brothers with Infamous Stringdusters

The Wood Brothers are a mainstay on many bluegrass and Americana playlists, and definitely on ours. They were a hit at ROMP in 2014 – one of our favorite sets of the weekend. It’s been a couple of years since they were last here for a Winter Wednesday show, and we’re expecting those dedicated fans to hit up Headliners.

Wednesday (11/11) –

WFPK Winter Wednesday with David Wax Museum and Daniel Martin Moore

Your free Wednesday music series provided by WFPK has moved indoors, even though the weather still seems to think it is mid-summer. David Wax Museum and Kentucky’s own Daniel Martin Moore will grace the Clifton Center stage.

Thursday (11/12)-

Sufjan Stevens with Gallant

I’ve loved Sufjan for years now, admitting recently after his latest album, Carrie and Lowell, that seeing him live is a “bucket list show.” Well, my dreams are being met Thursday night as the man is coming to town. He got a ton of people talking when he recently performed a cover of Drake’s “Hotline Bling,” to close out his show. Amazingly ludicrous.

This isn’t really what I’m excited about, but I really hope Louisville fills Whitney Hall for this emotive and superlative artist.

New Music Festival: Louisville Orchestra conducted by Teddy Abrams featuring Kaija Saariaho

Anything that Teddy is conducting should be on your radar. That’s all you need to know.

The Living Room Series: Lowland Hum with The Hart Strings

Dusty is opening his home for a night of authentic music and home cooked chili. Lowland Hum is a buzz-worthy husband and wife duo out of North Carolina that has garnered tons of NPR play. Also on the bill are Southern Indiana dandies, The Hart Strings.

Friday (11/13) –

Wave News Concert Series at the KFC YUM! Center featuring The Pass

The Pass were pretty quiet for a bit – I think they were recording – but they are most definitely back and out performing. This free concert outside of Yum! sounds like a great way to spend your lunch this Friday.

Cher Von/Cat Casual Duo, Memory Gloss, SankhĀra, Dustin Marcum

Cher Von’s productions are about as hypnotizing as anything could be. If you need something a little of the beaten path and will take your conscience to another place, this sounds like your kind of show.

Communion Louisville: Highly Suspect, The Saint Johns, Brave Baby, Howell Dawdy

It’s another Communion and I’m in love with this lineup! We’ve only heard good things about Highly Suspect, and The Saint Johns. We saw Brave Baby briefly at Lou Fest and I immediately reported back to our crew that this is a band totally up our alley – young, lively rockers. And Howell Dawdy? Yeah, you know.

Do502 Hip Hop Birthday Party Nick B (featuring 1200 Rozes, Jordan Jetson, Eons D, and Touch AC), Kogan Dumb, and PlayCold #LouBash15

Why Do502? WHYYYY?! The last two Mercury Ballroom hip hop parties have overlapped with Ben Folds…again, why?! Good news though, this free show is right next door, so after Ben Folds blows our minds, we’ll most certainly be stopping by Mercury Ballroom to catch the end of this. The hip-hop scene in Louisville is overflowing with talent, all of whom deserve our attention and this is a great chance to see them.

Ben Folds with yMusic

Ben Folds’ stint with the Louisville Orchestra last January still may be my favorite show of the entire year. I remember sitting there in awe – straight up jaw to the floor, drooling on myself kind of wonder – throughout the entire performance. Ben Folds is a true musician and his live performances truly highlight how f-ing talented he is. He’s got a new album to share with us, too.

Saturday (11/14) –

The Ballroom Thieves, The Brothers Landreth

After Friday’s craziness, this show will be the perfect cool down. This trio perfects the guitar/cello/percussion combination, adding in a mix of vocals from all three.

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