Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: May 15 – 21

Sorry guys, we were shakin’ this weekend and let the Can’t Miss take a back seat to our Atlanta adventures. Nevertheless, there are plenty of things going on around town this week, particularly over the weekend. As always, get updates on our escapades via social media and come back here for photos and recaps of what we liked.

Tuesday (5/17) –

Defining Five #08

This editions bunch of local music scene names include Jon Wettig (Co-Owner Zanzabar), Lyle Edward (Discount Guns), Michael C Powell (Vectortone / Welp / Writer / Designer) and Shelley Anderson (Brenda / Bassist and Mastering Engineer). 2010 will also be highlighted by Bobby Schraffenberger.

Wednesday (5/18) –

Plants and Animals

This Canadian band has been playing together for a long ass time. You can tell it listening to their stuff.

Thursday (5/19) –

Larceny’s Bourbon presents Rye Back Porch Sessions featuring Adam and Sarah from Murder By Death, Justin Paul Lewis, and Cereal Glyphs

It’s Rye Back Porch season and we are excited. Murder By Death’s recent Louisville transplants will be the main event, but the always satisfying JPL and Cereal Glyphs will get things going. Let’s hope for some better weather than we’ve seen the last couple of days.


An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr. 

Man is a prolific performer and worth checking out.

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Star & Micey

It is a bummer that this conflicts with RBP, because Sister Sparrow is a great time if you’ve not seen them live. They got Forecastle weekend started last year and we heard many people commenting how talented and lively this band is. If you haven’t seen them, this is absolutely a can’t miss. Arleigh Kincheloe has PIPES and will knock you off your feet.

RYE Back Porch Sessions After Party with DJ Always of the TasTe DJs

Keep rolling after Rye at Galaxie’s stellar (yup, I did it) new outdoor venue, appropriately named outerSPACE.

Friday (5/20) –

RiverRoots Music and Folk Festival 

Head to Madison, Indiana on Friday and Saturday for some beautiful folk tunes. Some of our personal favorites on the bill include Maiden Radio, Sarah Jarosz, Brothers Comatose, and Darlingside.

The Moonshiners Ball

Berea is just east of us down 64 and another hard-to-beat option if you want to hear some rootsy music over the weekend. They’ll be going all weekend long with sets from Joan Shelley, Vandaveer, Daniel Martin Moore, and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band.


The Jayhawks with Folk Uke

The Jayhawks’ Paging Mr. Proust is a new release that has been described as “introducing new edges and angles to the group’s evocative, lonesome Midwestern sound.”

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters 

Nick Dittmeier’s name is all over town so far in 2016. If you can’t get to this Zbar show, you’re in luck, Dittmeier and his crew will be opening up next week’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday.

Buffalo Rodeo, Brave Baby, Big Spoon

This is a quintessential New Vintage night. Bangin’ and lively, you can’t really go wrong with this.

Saturday (5/21) –

Forest Fest

Head out to the Jefferson Memorial Forest for pleasing music in an idyllic setting. One of our favorite Louisville bands who have been on a hiatus, 23 String Band, appear to be making their return this summer with this set getting things started.


Miles Nielson & The Rusted Hearts, Al Scorch

This show will cover all kinds of musical preferences – if you are into soulful, pop or classic rock, then this will work.

insideOUT featuring Bonez with DJ Hi-Definition, Jordan Jetson and JR. 

This appears to be a new Galaxie outerSPACE weekly event. Dig it.


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