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Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: April 30 – May 6

It is the most wonderful time of the year! AWK HIGH FIVE!

Sunday (4/30) –

Jillette Johnson

Pair a lady with a piano and I’m sold. Sunday scaries be gone!

Louisville Youth Orchestra: And They’re Off!

Young, super talented musicians are kicking off the Iroquois amphitheater season. Love it so much.

The Thumps, North By North, Dead Room Cult

Come enjoy some Sunday Funday rock n’ roll at The Cure.

Monday (5/1) –

Monday Jazz, with The Buzzard

Start your week off on the more soothing end. You know it’s about to get cray.

HappyTail Hour at Fest-a-Ville

PUPPIES! AND THE PASS! How is this a real thing?

Tuesday (5/2) –

An Evening with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee is that musical genius behind the Postmodern Jukebox you’ve seen on YouTube. He’s a master at turning pop songs into retro compositions.

Sugarhill Gang with Kurtis Blow

The first rap single to become a Top 40 hit in 1979. In other news, can you believe ’79 was almost 40 years ago?

Wednesday (5/3) –

Drive By Truckers

WFPK’s day to curate the Fest-a-Ville stage brings Drive By Truckers to town. Opening up is our local favs, Frederick The Younger.

Cinco de Mammoth – A 5-year celebration fundraiser

The folks behind the Mammoth are hosting a 3-day fundraiser to help revitalize the 13th Street warehouse. There will be live music, poetry, visual arts, and more, all for under $10. How can you say no?

Thursday (5/4) –

Jimmy Eat World with Colony House

THEY’RE BACK!!!! The Mercury crowd couldn’t get enough a few months ago, and all you need to get in is a Pegasus Pin. So, yes.

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Thurby with Girls Rock Louisville

Proceeds from this show go toward the Girls Rock Summer Camp financial aid. Girls Rock is a fantastic organization!!

Royals Patio Series #1

Hot Chicken + ice cream + patio jams with great DJs.

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Town Mountain

It’s basically summertime now, so celebrate that with Town Mountain and their bluegrass tunes.

Nulu Beach Club 2

Thurby is looking like it will be wet. outerSPACE is covered. Your plans are made.

Friday (5/5) –

Old Louisville Oaks on Oak Party

Our dude Dusty is co-hosting this Old Louisville Oaks party. If you aren’t heading to the track, hit up this locals-only gig with Louisville beer, wine, bourbon, food and music.

 Metalachi

So we saw this interesting band open up for Mac Sabbath. It is Cinco de Mayo and they are the first ever metal mariachi band, so it seems like the right fit.

Wax Fang album release, with BRENDA and Billy Nelson

Wax Fang’s Victory Laps is out, today!

Sherby

This annual Sherwood Ave Oaks Party looks lit. Clownvis Presley as the emcee and Dundiff/friends? Sold.

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Fast Forward First Friday w/NVR & Action Jackson – Oaks Spectacular!

Night Visions DJs + friends. Need we say more?

Dashboard Confessional and Cash Cash

So many high school memories of singing, “Your hair, it’s everywhere. Screaming infidelities and taking its wear,” literally at the top of my lungs. On repeat.

Live Music Friday with Hillbilly Revival

Homegrown five-piece bluegrass. Yeppppp.

Saturday (5/6) –

We all have horses to bet on, bourbon to drink and questionable decisions to make… Happy Derby, friends!

Zan Hoffman as Bodycocktail

“Known as ‘Kentucky’s Punk Crooner’ in Galicia, Northwest Spain” + songs in Danish, Spanish, Swedish, French, and Galego? You’ve got my attention, Mr. Hoffman.

 

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