Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: November 15-21

At first glance, we thought this week was going to be pretty light. Wrong. Considering how close we are to Thanksgiving break, there is really no excuse to not go hard. Check back here later for photos and reviews.

Sunday (11/15) –

Lights and The Mowgli’s

This co-headlining stop at Mercury Ballroom will make you certainly feel like it is anything other than a Sunday evening. The Mowgli’s are about as upbeat of band as you get these days – see “I’m Good” below – and I mean, Lights’ name just makes you glow a bit. This last full week of work until a little break for Thanksgiving may be tough (for us and probably for everybody), but this will help start the week off on a bright note for sure.

Young Buffalo, The Lonely Wild

We keep hearing and reading about The Lonely Wild, so it’d probably be worth it to check them out.

Tuesday (11/17) –

Devin the Dude/Potluck

We’ve got another hip-hop phenomenon coming through town, this time rolling up to Zanzabar. Devin the Dude has collaborated with just about everyone in the rap/R&B business at some point, and individually has produced some grin-inducing stuff of his own.

Defining Five featuring 1200, Quiet Hollers, Lazy Sunday and Guestroom Records Louisville

This new Haymarket series brings in local names you know to share some intimate song choices with personal meaning to them. We’re looking forward to see what kind of cool stuff Crosley Radio, Leo Weekly & We Listen For You will be featuring each month.

Wednesday (11/18) –

Tour De Ville: An Evening with Laura Marling and Band

WFPK’s Duke Meyer has a very open voice crush on Laura Marling, and his devotion to this songstress has definitely carried over to us listeners. This was a last minute announcement – only being shared about a month ago – and we couldn’t be more excited to see her back-to-basics set on a perfect stage for that sort of show.

Hippo Campus, Bad Bad Hats

The Hippo Campus fellas from Minnesota will bring lots of youthful energy to the Zbar stage for a midweek pick-me-up. Their “kinda pop” vibe will be just what you need.

Friday (11/20) –

Sister Hazel

Everyone knows “All For You” by heart. You can sing along at Mercury for your Friday evening entertainment.

Quiet Hollers, Alone at 3AM, Arlo McKinley

It is one of the last Quiet Hollers hometown shows of the year- they will be doing December’s WFPK Winter Wednesday with Bobby Long. So we’ll be there.

Saturday (11/21) –

Villebillies Home Coming Show with Elephant Room, Vice Tricks and The Tunesmiths

This should be a fun homecoming for Louisville’s own Villebillies. The versatile and fun group have some new music to share with us.


Sorry Louisville…with Houndmouth being so close (aka Covington, KY’s Madison Theater) we have to head up Interstate-71 for the evening. The much loved Kentuckiana band has been on the road for what seems like forever, supporting Little Neon Limelight (easily one of our favorite releases of the year) and this is the closest they’ve been to home since Forecastle. AKA, we’re obviously making the trek.

Houndmouth at Forecastle 2015
Houndmouth at Forecastle 2015

Dead Halos, BRENDA

It’ll be local and loud and you’re gonna love it.

Gobble-Wobble featuring Ying Yang Twins with Special Guests

This is simply amazing.  We want to be friends with whoever came up with the “Gobble-Wobble.”

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