If you’ve been hibernating for the past couple of months, we’re pleased to inform you that things are picking up again in the live music realm. What better way to kick off the week than with some Vday specials? During the week, check our social media for photos and updates, and then head back here for reviews!
Sunday (2/14) –
If you can brave the snow, there are hella choices for this evening of love. We hit up the Zanzabar brunch, duh, but if you still don’t have plans for you and the hunny tonight, here are some of our suggestions.
We’ve been to several events at Copper & Kings and the place is pretty neat. If you haven’t been yet, this will break the usual dinner date mold for V-Day.
Everything about this sounds flipping fantastic.
These long-time rockers from Britt’s native New Hampshire are coming to a snowy Louisville. The band re-recorded their 2000 album “Beyond the Valley” which will be the focus of the evening.
Jessica Lee Wilkes is a Kentucky (Paducah) native. Her sounds are groovy and something about her is mysterious. Aka, we should check it out.
Monday (2/15) –
The Louisville Leopards Percussionists will be performing and then some serious storytelling. For real, look at this list:
- Teddy Abrams – Louisville Orchestra conductor
- JK McKnight – Forecastle Festival founder
- Jecorey “1200” Arthur – Award-winning hip-hop artist
- Diane Downs – Creator of The Louisville Leopard Percussionists
- Billy Hardison – Pioneering music show promoter
- Jerry Green – R&B musician, nightclub owner
- Don Aters – Kentucky-based rock photographer and historian
- Cheyenne Mize – Louisville-based singer-songwriter
Tuesday (2/16) –
The incredibly talented guitarist will be taking the Bomhard Theater stage.
Session Americana is a Boston folk/rock super-group. I’m sure the Bluegrass state will welcome them appropriately.
Wednesday (2/17) –
Be prepared for some Mississippi bluesy goodness at the New Vintage.
Lots of loud guitars. Mmmhmmm.
Our local Germantown band BRENDA is out and about on their “Pizza, Liquor, Rock ‘n Roll Road Show.” They know us so well.
Thursday (2/18) –
Papadosio is like the melting pot of current music. Their new album, Extras In A Movie, came out this past October, so it will clearly be the focal point of the evening. We’re totally fine with that.
You’ll have to Google Slaughter, KY to find out where it is, but that is Chris Knight’s home. The highly acclaimed artist has been compared to some of the bests, so a Thursday at Zbar is a no brainer.
Friday (2/19) –
We’ve read that TEEN’s sound combines psych rock and old school R&B. What a strangely wonderful combination.
A night of some of Louisville’s finest, all in honor of Aby Laby and their new album.
If you haven’t been to Galaxie yet, shame on you! We suggest you go check out this late night dance party action with DJ sets from Sam Sneed, Alex Bell, and JC Denison…and the spicy margs…and literally any of the wakatakas.
Saturday (2/20) –
After their insane closing set of Forecastle this past year, Louisville should be ready for these guys to take the Palace stage. It is set to be a good one. And after the show, head to Haymarket for the Unofficial After Party!
Knock out two shows at once with this sultry duo, who’ll be taking over Haymarket’s back room.
Musiq Soulchild has that smooth R&B goodness that you crave.
A Zbar Saturday night is always a good option, in our opinion.
If you’re down for heading out to KCD, you’ll be treated to some Louisiana zydeco music from one of the greats.