Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: August 4 – 10

September is ’bout to be LIT. Feel free to welcome this glorious month with a relaxing, (un)eventful Labor Day Weekend, but be ready for things to really pick up. And, as always, check out socials for fun photos & back here for after posts!

Tuesday (9/5) – 

Wilco “Schmilco” Listening Party

The middle school kid in me loves Wilco’s new album title for some reason.

Wednesday (9/6) – 

Twin Peaks and White Reaper, With Modern Vices

Get. Fuggin. Ready. This show will be loud and involve an abundance of beer and sweat. If you like jumping around in a mass of humans and staying out past your bedtime, this is you stuff.

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Twin Peaks at Forecastle 2015

Thursday (9/7) – 

Dirty River Bourbon Show

Haymarket and Bourbon. Do we need to even say anything?

Live at 8UP: Zach Longoria Trio

ZL always makes it look so easy. 8UP views with these background tunes makes a lot of sense.

Java Men

Java Men has Louisville connections galore as the band got its start here at Bellarmine. There will be two sets, so make sure to at least catch one!

Friday (9/8) – 

Andrew Bird with Gabriel Kahane

Although Iroquois would have been a stunning backdrop for Andrew Bird, it goes without saying that I always love the intimacy of shows at Headliners, particularly for an artist of this caliber. He is so well versed on just about any instrument you can imagine and 2016 brought a new batch of music for listeners.

Caveman, Cheerleader

Caveman has a new album, Otero War, and it has been all over the Louisville airwaves. It’s easy listening, and fits in with what Caveman has become known for. Joining these Brooklyn guys are Philly’s Cheerleader.

Chris Stapleton with Aubrie Sellers

This Chris Stapleton show is the first of a string of massive Waterfront events this late summer/early fall. The Kentucky native is sure to fill up one of our favorite spaces in town. Although we’re bummed about missing him in Louisville, he’s the headliner Saturday night of LouFest. Crisis averted for sure.

Neil Michael Hagerty & The Howling Hex, with State Champion and Black Birds of Paradise

Kaiju raging.

Foxhollow Farm Sunset Concert Series: Laurie Jane & The 45’s, Soul River Brown & The Foundation Band

Farm + food + tunes + beer (or wine) = Friday Win

Saturday (9/9) – 

St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Central High School Marching Band

Paul Janeway and crew have brought me to LITERAL tears each time we’ve seen them. Their genuine soul tugs at all kinds of emotions, and we love their new album, Sea Of Noise. Listen to NPR agree with us, below.

R. Kelly “The Buffet Tour 2016”

So many guilty, unspoken pleasures right here. The KFC YUM! Center hosts this legendary and infamous R&B singer.

The Delta Saints

Nashville jams filling Zanzabar makes as much sense as chips and queso.

Butchertown Get Down Week 6: Spice World with DJ Hi-Definition and Bonez



Pontchartrain with Narwhal and JP Source

Not sure who Pontchartrain actually is, but this event is described as “a full thrust disco and house music party.” At Galaxie? This sounds like perfect harmony. Also, although the event is free, donations with be accepted for the Fairness Campaign!

Saturday – Sunday (9/9-10) –

Lou Fest

With so many huge shows this weekend, it is hard to head to the other Lou…BUTTTTT, we had such a great time last year, that we just had to go back. Check back here for a preview of the shiz we’re looking forward to!


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