BbHappy holiday weekend! America! Beer! Fireworks! Grilled foods!
Sunday (7/2) –
This got moved from its original date due to weather. Head out to the Water Tower Park for all things local business. Betcha can eat and drink well, and buy some good stuff.
Brooklyn synth by way of Louisville. I’m all in.
Only at Zbar will there be a big celebration for Batman and a new pinball machine with some tunes to accompany. Playing this evening are The Winger Brothers and John The Band.
Tuesday (7/4) –
Hopefully the weather cooperates this year! Come out and support local favorites Dr. Dundiff, Otis Jr, and more.
Wednesday (7/5) –
Get ready for a good time at Kaiju.
The Cure Lounge with some local bands is always a solid option.
Thursday (7/6) –
We haven’t heard from Scott Moore in a minute, so some Thursday lunch tunes with him (and ol’ Greg) should be a perfect reunion.
The Lydia House patio sounds like the spot to be this Thursday night. They really are picking up their summertime patio game with lots of tunes and movies.
Catch some free indie rock from Milwaukee at Nachbar.
Friday – Sunday (7/7 – 7/9) –
“A Festival For the Rest of Us,” Poorcastle gathers a beautiful range of local bands for a weekend of beer, heat, and music – much like the next weekend’s Forecastle. Many Poorcastle alums have made the jump from Apocalypse Brew Works to the Waterfront, including Twin Limb (on this year’s big Forecastle lineup).
Why are we just now getting acquainted with this? I don’t think I’ve ever been to Somerset! This yearly festival (that has been going on since 1994, like what the heck?!) has boasted lineups with Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, and Old Crow Medicine Show.
All. Things. Big. Lebowski.
Friday (7/7) –
How do we not know more about Lucky Pineapple? The Louisville band is made up of members from multiple different genres and backgrounds, and their sound is super different. I’m digging it.
King Kong is kind of like a Louisville legend in our minds. They’ve been a thing for practically as long as we’ve been alive, and every time KM plays “Scooba Dooba Diver” I’m all caught up in the off beat stuff. This is a p special chance to see them.
Now that I think of it, I haven’t been to Royals in a while. Plus you get to celebrate the Wilkerson bros’ (White Reaper, duh) birthday, sooooo plans are made.
The afrobeat band has a busy week! Join them at New Albany’s Bicentennial Park for a lovely evening outdoors. Joining them is new(ish) local musician Andrew Shockley (aka Delafaye) – you might remember that he opened for San Fermin at Headliners about a month ago at Headliners. AND his EP Highlands comes out this Friday…check out a tune from it in the video below!
Brigid Kaelin has been making it hot this summer – seriously, she’s been everywhere!
If tribute bands are up your alley, you’ll be in for a good show.
Saturday (7/8) –
THIS IS SO COOL AND WE ARE GEEKING OUT SO HARD!
Some good ol’ Saturday night rock n roll? Yes, please.
Jecorey 1200 Arthur has been on the low low recently, but is back in a big way. Always forward thinking (for the future of Louisville music[ians]/fans) this event is meant to introduce young folks to a variety of musical genres and styles in one sitting. We all could use a lesson or two from 1200.
Get into something with a lineup chock full of Louisville hip-hop artists.
Light Treasons is celebrating the release of their new album (play below!) with some other local bands at Haymarket. So perf.
Also, slightly random, but Owensboro is hosting our fav guys at another yearly festival (though the rest of the bands are very unknown to us…). With Moon Taxi, it is always a good show.