Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: Aug. 6 – 12

Sorry folks. Lolla knocked us on our asses. I hope you weren’t waiting on us, because this is another wonderful week of local music. The weather looks reasonable and there are plenty of indoor and outdoor options. PLUS it is the last week before school waaaaaah!

Sunday (8/6) –

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 

This week is certainly starting off with a bang. Like damn, three pretty legendary voices for you to choose between. Lyle Lovett will be playing Iroquois.

James Taylor and His All-Star Band with special guest Bonnie Raitt & Her Band

Two fucking all-stars in one place. We will be traveling but I am certain this will be a night to remember.

Idina Menzel

Lady has pipes, that is without question. Be ready to TRY (key word try) to keep up singing to some of your favorites.

Butthole, Chico, Mosquito, Droneroom

Sunday night stuff, eh?

The Guestlist live taping: Erin Osmon reads Jason Molina biography

Erin Osmon will be sharing her new biography about musician Jason Molina.

A Song for You: A tribute to the life & music of Luther Vandross

Sunday night is looking a little sexy.

Monday (8/7) –

Longleash Piano Trio In-Studio

Piano goodness over lunch at the LPM studio? Sure, my Monday could probably use a little pick me up like this.

Tuesday (8/8) –


He is so smooth. Suave is literally the best descriptor you could come up with for Jidenna – he is well dressed, good looking and has some moves. I’m prepared to bat my eyelashes and act like I have a chance.

An evening of the music of Frank Zappa with Ugly Rebellion, ft. Ike Willis

Headliners host a couple of regional bands playing Frank Zappa tunes.

Durand Jones & The Indications, Curio Key Club

This IU grad with Louisiana roots is hitting the road, fittingly starting his tour in Indy and Louisville.

Wednesday (8/9) –

Taiwan Housing Project with Insect Policy and Juanita

Taiwain Housing Project is loud and layered. There will be lots of stimuli so be prepared.

Thursday (8/10) –

The Shadowboxers, BEACONS

Be on the lookout for our preview with a fun little dance themed interview from the guys of The Shadowboxers. Get ready to move yo body.

Patio Tunes: Jake Tapley

Jake Tapley fronts the local band Wax Astro. Lydia House’s patio is p lovely and I need some final mid week hangs.

Friday (8/11) –

Melvins, with Spotlights

The Melvins last show in town had folks chattering.

Derby City Jazz Festival

The Jazz scene in Louisville has exploded in the last year. Churchill Downs plays host (a little weird maybe?) but I guess the two go together in bougi-ness?

Brooks Ritter with Andrew Hibbard

With loads of local options this week, if you haven’t been to Foxhollow Farm yet (like us) Brooks Ritter is always the right choice.

Live Music Friday with Steve Cooley & Friends

Bluegrass at Goodwood.

Nellie Pearl with Thirty Spokes

Two Lou favs at a Bardstown Road staple.

Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters with Falls City Drifters

A Southern Indiana boy plays a Southern Indiana town. Be there.

Saturday (8/12) –

PJ Morton, The Brevet

Apparently PJ Morton used to get to stare at Adam Levine’s booty on a regular basis as the keyboardist of Maroon 5.

5 Year Anniversary Block Party

Celebrate 5 years of Matt Anthony’s Record Shop with an old fashioned Block Party!

Jaxon Lee Swain EP Release Party ft. Chives

Who doesn’t love an EP Release Party?! And at Nachbar?! And with Indy funk vibes from Chives?! Pleaseeeee!

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