Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: June 11 – 17

Sunday (6/11) –


There is no denying the absolute talent that this band brings to the table. I know at least a handful of people super bummed about being out of town for this one – don’t be part of that crowd. K great.

Monday (6/12) –

Glass Animals

Louisville loves these English men. For real, every time we see them here in town, it is sold. the. eff. out. Their Roo set this weekend was also overflowing.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Sound Company

I have zero complaints about this show being the alternative to Iroquois’ sold out show.

Tuesday (6/13) –

Sigur Rós

We have some friends who were STOKED when this show was announced. Get ready to sit in a trance for a long while.


Because everyone could use a little electropop to liven up their Tuesday.

Wednesday (6/14) –

Ghost Popestar Tour

Ghost may be a lot for some people, but our trusted sources say this is a show that you can’t miss.

Little Hurricane

Bluesy rock from this San Diego duo might just cure your Hump Day blues.

Leela James


John Kadlecik Solo Acousti’Lectric Tour

Fun facts: he was an original co-founder of Dark Star Orchestra and still jams with Grateful Dead members. Sounds like this dude knows what he’s doing.

Joe Westerlund

Dreamland always has interesting shows, and this one is no different.

Louisville No-Star Jam

It will certainly be entertaining watching these five musicians play together for the first time.

Thursday (6/15) –

Tank and The Bangas

Their NPR reign has recently ended, but the word is for sure officially out about Tank and The Bangas. This one already sold out the new Zbar space (big time feat) so hopefully you were on it and got your tix early.

RBP Sessions: Joann + The Dakota, DJ Trevor Bowles

It is Rye Back Porch time! Joann + The Dakota are working hard and gaining momentum this year, especially with the release of Holy Coyote! This round benefits the KMAC.

Twilight Thursday with Frederick The Younger

Honestly, the best time at Churchill Downs is definitely nighttime. Why not enjoy a little of our local faves, too?

J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only World Tour

The Mercury Ballroom sold out in minutes for J. Cole. I’m honestly surprised they kept him in this venue or didn’t add another show. Nevertheless, this is a huge deal and I’m so excited. Man has gone platinum without any features, so he clearly is good at his craft.

Hoedown in Germantown with The Downhill Strugglers

I mean, how many chances do you get to go square dancing in 2017?

Needle Points – Yin Yang Eyes Tour

Mostly I really want there to be a bus that is identical to the one that’s on this tour poster.

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The Last Revel // Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

Normally I feel like bourbon is my drink of choice with bluegrass, but I think I can make a Galaxie marg work tonight.

Friday (6/16) – 

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

This is such a big deal. If it isn’t sold out, it’s got to be damn near close. They blew my socks off at Bonnaroo this weekend and am BLESSED to see them twice in a week.

Future Islands

This scheduling conflict is a big problem. Gerrit Welmers is an intense performer (as seen at Bonnaroo this weekend) and Mercury is going to be a giant party. (Also, you’re welcome for reminding you of this performance below.)

Girls Rock Louisville Camper Showcase & After-Party

You’ll get the chance to see the nine newly-formed bands perform (from Girls Rock Louisville camp) plus a few special guests.

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Kentuckiana Pride Festival

🏳️‍🌈 Live music sets are happening throughout the weekend down on the Waterfront stages. 🏳️‍🌈

Live Music Friday with Eddy Green

Get your favorite brews on tap while hanging with Louisville local, Eddy Green.

Thomas Wynn & The Believers, Sound Company

As of this moment, the weather’s lookin’ pretty fine for a Friday afternoon at Bicentennial Park.

Cheer Accident Celebrates Their 18th Record!

18 records is pretty impressive, but so is the band’s 36-year run.

Sundy Best

We have personal ties to Sundy Best and it is always a big deal when they are in town (especially at Fourth Street Live).

Bubba Sparxxx / Dusty Leigh / Struggle Jennings / Burden

OMG Bubba Sparxxx is still out here?

Hissing Tiles, Six Bells

Do502’s description of the show says, “time to get brutal at Kaiju with 3 hard hitting, mind splitting, powerful bands.” Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Saturday (6/17) –

Ha Ha Tonka, Trapper Schoepp

If you’re asking, “Who is Ha Ha Tonka?” just press play and I feel sure that you’ll recognize their catchy tunes.

Blackbear : Digital Drug Tour

I expect lots of young’uns fangirling for this lil boy. After all, he did co-write Biebs’ “Boyfriend”… and they (cough, we/me) love that ish.

WFPK World Force Reggae Picnic

We’ve never made it to the Reggae Picnic, but we’ve heard it is hella fun. WFPK, jerk chicken and Caribbean tunes are all wonderful things.

Jacob Resch with The Leg Benders

It’s been a while, Haymarket.

Hal & Ben’s Bike-In at ReSurfaced

Wait, ReSurfaced is back for the summer?! Also, we heard the bike-in was pretty tight at Finn’s a while back, so this one should be on the same (if not higher) level.


Belushi Speed Ball and Dick Titty Blood Punch

When has Kaiju ever steered you in the wrong direction?

Pride Afterparty BRENDA Video Premiere

BRENDA music vids + drag show at The Cure Lounge? Alright.

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