Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: October 15 – 21

This week, you’ve got some time to rest up before the weekend. During that time, don’t forget to vote for the Louisville Music Awards category winners. In fact, if you need help voting, several bands/musicians are playing this week – Cereal Glyphs, James Lindsey, Bendigo Fletcher, and Wombo – so go check them out and then vote!

Sunday (10/15) – 

The Delta Saints

Like many Nashville bands, The Delta Saints can trace their beginnings back to good ol’ Belmont University. Their third studio album – Monte Vista – was released this year, and shows the bands progression into their own. They’ve got that rootsy, rocksy, bluesy stuff you can’t help but love.

Speaking Suns, Owoso, The Thumps

Dayton, Ohio’s Speaking Suns takes over The Cure Lounge with a couple of local Southern Indiana bands.

Monday (10/16) – 

Katy Perry “Witness World Tour” with special guest Noah Cyrus

After four studio albums, and multiple number one hits year after year, Katy Perry is finally making a stop in Louisville to perform her most recent album, Witness. The show will guarantee multiple costume changes, elaborate stages, and all of her hit singles you love to sing along to! She is joined by Miley’s younger sib, Noah Cyrus, to get the show started.

Tuesday (10/17) – 

Twice as Nice: An evening with Deer Tick and comedian Chris Crofton

Deer Tick did something really cool in 2017. They released TWO whole albums, each with a dramatically different vibe to them. We personally dug them both. Lead vocalist John Joseph McCauley has a similar voice to Bob Dylan, but adds in his own elements to the melody and is a generally goofy guy. For example, he definitely wore duck waders to perform one time…and it was hot as hell. Check them out this Tuesday! Plus, they have a comedian touring with them? This certainly sounds like an interesting evening.

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Deer Tick at Shaky Knees 2016

Wednesday (10/18) – 

Greensky Bluegrass, Fruition

This string band incorporates the classic elements of folk while also including modern sounds of rock. They have toured with names like The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more. Their 2016 album – Shouted, Written Down & Quoted – shows emotion and tons of guitar harmonies that are a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

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Greensky Bluegrass at Mercury Ballroom in 2015

Sun Seeker, Cereal Glyphs

Sun Seeker hails from Nashville and brings their debut EP in tow with them.

Thursday (10/19) – 

Rye Pack Porch: Varyety by James Lindsey | JP Source

This is a special Rye Back Porch. It is the last of the season, and the last with our buddy Jeffrey at the helm. To celebrate, James Lindsey has put something special together for us. You better be at Rye!

Dead Horses, Bendigo Fletcher

2017’s Milwaukee Band To Watch with a Louisville Music Award nominated band. Why wouldn’t you want to be there?

TFCF 5-year anniversary party with Wombo & Killii Killii

This is super cool. Twenty First Century Fox has been making their sweet sounds for five years! And to honor that benchmark, they are recreating the bill they debuted five years ago at Solidarity on Bardstown Road with Julie of The Wolves and The Debauchees. Reps from those two bands make up Wombo and Killii Killii.

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Twenty First Century Fox at Poorcastle 2015

An evening with Yngwie Malmsteen presented by Terry Harper

Spend the night with Swedish guitar god Yngwie Malmsteen.

Telekinetic Yeti with Bat Wizard

So many creatures with special powers! For real, though, Telekinetic Yeti hails from Iowa and will bring some loud guitars and drums for your Thursday night pleasures.

Friday (10/20) – 

Live Lunch: The Cunning

First, if you aren’t a WFPK member, get on it! Last week’s Fall Membership Drive is done, but that doesn’t mean you can’t become a monthly sustainer or make a one time donation. One of the sustainer perks includes primo seats for Live Lunches, and well, lunch. This week Nashville’s The Cunning will be in studio. Take a break from work and check this out!

Jason Aldean “They Don’t Know Tour 2017” with special guests Chris Young, Kane Brown, and Dee Jay Silver

Jason Aldean, one of the biggest names in country music right now, is making a stop in Louisville this Friday night, along with three other opening acts that are extremely prominent in the country music scene. Aldean’s newest single off his album They Don’t Know shows his true, hometown roots and vocals that his fans love. Based on reviews of his post-Vegas shows, I would expect that he’ll use the Yum! Center stage to continue spreading the message of unity and defiance against violence.

Colter Wall

Colter Wall is a modern singer/songwriter whose low-range Johnny Cash-like voice is gaining wide spread attention everywhere. After years of playing in a band, he decided to focus on his solo career and write his own music. His self-titled 2017 album, Colter Wall, is rich in sound and emotion.

An evening with 311

This reggae, American rock band has tons of hits from over twelve of their studio albums. Their music is filled with good energy and easily identifiable vocals that fans have been following since the 90s. The band’s newest album, Mosaic, is already climbing the charts, and a huge success to loyal fans.

Satellite Twin, The Bronzed Chorus

We always just stumble upon these Kaiju shows on the weekend. Be more intentional than us and see Louisville’s Satellite Twin and North Carolina’s The Bronzed Chorus.


If you need a lively Friday night, this Headliners show should be on your calendar. NRBQ has been perfecting their craft for decades now, and has garnered a reputation for impulsive, vivacious live shows.

Chris Rodahaffer & Craig Wagner

There’s a Lou City soccer game Friday at Slugger Field, so why not swing by Goodwood before/after for some beer and tunes? Just watch out for that seemingly endless Main St. construction…

Saturday (10/21) – 

Kings of Leon with special guest Dawes

Kings of Leon have a slew of songs that you would recognize and likely sing-a-long to emotionally…or maybe that is just us. Nevertheless, they are headlining the Yum! Center in Louisville this Saturday night behind their newest album, Walls. The album is similar to their sound, but also shows their progression as a band and new sides of them their fans have not yet seen. Accompanied by Dawes, who are a perfect opener for them, this night is guaranteed to be filled with the great jams and great fans.

Hiss Golden Messenger

We were obsessed after the first Hiss Golden Messenger show at The New Vintage (RIP). The small show allowed us to chat with the band after and pick up the latest album. I doubt it will be as quaint this round because the word is out and this new record is fire.

The B-52s with the Louisville Orchestra

WOAH. Where did this come from?! One iconic band with a distinctive element with a classical twist? Sure why not.

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