September 18, 2010 - 11:34am
Fresh from an Indy jail, Justin Townes Earle came out feisty and rarin' to go with an excellent set at Headliner's Friday night.
At least the mystery of Earle's absence from WFPK's Live Lunch was solved first thing. He told us he had been locked up in Indianapolis. He seemed to be feeling a little fractious still -- and possibly a little punch drunk, launching into "Move Over Mama" from his new record, Harlem...
August 21, 2010 - 1:29pm
Orbs reward a small crowd at Skull Alley with an impressive set of epic progressive rock and a lush landscape of creepy, dreamy imagery.
Sometimes you're just looking for something a little different, and you can always find that at Skull Alley. I decided to see who was coming up last week and happened upon the Orbs. Their story of coming together from a number of well-known bands and experimenting with a new sound piqued my...
July 28, 2010 - 11:11pm
The weather gods smiled on Tift Merritt and her band as the rain kept away and a large crowd enjoyed her soulful music for WFPK's Waterfront Wednesday.
After a day of threatening storms, the sun made its appearance just long enough to welcome Tift Merritt to the stage with its last rays (following Robert Francis and the band Dawes) for WFPK's Waterfront Wednesday concert. Dressed for the humidity in a white blouse and hot pants, Tift and her band...
July 24, 2010 - 2:23am
Soulful New Jersey bar band plays a spirited set that deserved to go on much longer than its 40-minute HullabaLOU limit.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes was the first act to
take the main, HullabaLOU stage Friday at the HullabaLOU music festival at
Churchill Downs. And despite the list of famous artists that will come after
them this weekend, they proved to be a tough act to follow.
July 12, 2010 - 4:03pm
Forecastle ended with the joyful spectacle of a Flaming Lips show that featured songs of peace and love, grizzlies, balloons, and dancing girls. What more could you want?
Planted amongst the crush of photographers' by the stage and fearing electrocution as my feet tangled among the coiled cables, every now and then Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips would pop out to check the mikes and oversee the stage logistics, which is something I usually don't see performers do...