Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: February 14-20

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.

Love On The Rocks: A Copper & Kings Valentine’s Day Tour

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.

Anti Valentine’s Beer Dinner

Everything about this sounds flipping fantastic.

The Queers “Beyond the Valley Tour” with Vice Tricks

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

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) –

Louisville Storytellers: For the Love of Music – Stories of Making it Big and Staying Alive

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) –

Tommy Emmanuel – It’s Never Too Late Tour

The incredibly talented guitarist will be taking the Bomhard Theater stage.

Session Americana, Maiden Radio

Session Americana is a Boston folk/rock super-group. I’m sure the Bluegrass state will welcome them appropriately.

Wednesday (2/17) –

Cedric Burnside Project, The Ass Haulers

Be prepared for some Mississippi bluesy goodness at the New Vintage.

Microwaves, Insect Policy, Neighbor

Lots of loud guitars. Mmmhmmm.

BRENDA, Sick Velvet, Weird Science

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: Extras In A Movie Tour Act II

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.

Chris Knight

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) –

TEEN, Faux Ferocious

We’ve read that TEEN’s sound combines psych rock and old school R&B. What a strangely wonderful combination.

Aby Laby Land Album Release ft. Tall Squares, Powell, Phourist and the Photons

A night of some of Louisville’s finest, all in honor of Aby Laby and their new album.

Science Friction

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) –

Widespread Panic

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! 

In The Valley Below

Knock out two shows at once with this sultry duo, who’ll be taking over Haymarket’s back room.

Musiq Soulchild and Donell Jones

Musiq Soulchild has that smooth R&B goodness that you crave.

Freakwater, Jaye Jayle, Morgan Geer’s Drunken Prayer

A Zbar Saturday night is always a good option, in our opinion.

Buckwheat Zydeco

If you’re down for heading out to KCD, you’ll be treated to some Louisiana zydeco music from one of the greats.

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