Archive for March 2011

Photos – The 7 Walkers, 3.31.11, Busters Billiards & Backroom, Lexington, KY

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The 7 Walkers

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Show Review – Cage The Elephant, 3.31.11, Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH

Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant

Written by Bill Whiting

Like a wild animal about to rage, Bowling Green, KY’s favorite sons, Cage the Elephant, took the stage at Cincinnati’s Bogarts as a band on a mission. Quickly converting the uninitiated into a sprawling mass of energized bodies on the Bogarts floor, Elephant’s lead singer Matthew Shultz bounced from one end of the stage to the other. Singing the catchy choruses that dominate their album, Thank You Happy Birthday, Shultz’s body surfed with the floors denizens, creating an unshakable bond that lasted throughout the night. The power inherent inside of Cage the Elephant’s sound rests with the rhythm section of bassist Daniel Tichenor and gonzo drummer Jared Champion. Read more

Ben Sollee Tour and Presale Announced – 20th Century Theater on June 5

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Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee will release his sophomore solo album entitled Inclusions on May 10th, 2011, but fans can pre-order the album starting today! Inclusions contains 11 original songs from the classically trained pop cellist and explores contemporary folk music in an urbanized world.
Fans who order the album now will also receive a previously unreleased version of Ben’s interpretation of Cat Steven’s “Wild World” as well as a limited edition 18×24 Landland screen print inspired by the cover image of Inclusions. Read more

Duke Junior & The Smokey Boots, a band out of Athens, has been selected to compete in Billboard Magazine’s Battle of the Bands

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Duke Junior and Smokey Boots

Written by Gretchen Gregory
Photo by Brooke Shanesy

ATHENS — Duke Junior & The Smokey Boots, a country folk quintet based band out of Athens, has been selected to compete in Billboard Magazine’s Battle of the Bands.

As the only band selected in Ohio, and one of three selected to represent the Midwest, Jess Kauffman, vocalist with the band, says it’s an honor.

“We are so excited to be able to represent Ohio in this competition,” she said Wednesday. “We’ve already received so much support from our fans and we are incredibly thankful for that. It’s a great opportunity to get our name out to new people, especially because we will be releasing a new album very soon.” Read more

Hot Club of Cowtown at Molly Malone’s in Covington, KY on April 9, 2011

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Hot Club of Cowtown

Saturday, April 9 • COVINGTON, KY • Molly Malone’s
12 E. 4th St., (859) 491-6659
Time: 8 p.m.; Tickets: $15 – $18
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AUSTIN, Texas — Bob Wills has always been a core inspiration for the Hot Club of Cowtown’s sound, but it has taken the Texas-based trio a dozen years to fully honor the King of Western swing. A fortuitous tour in England last spring led the band to London’s Specific Sound studio, where they spent two days recording a 14-song marathon of only Bob Wills tunes. The result, What Makes Bob Holler, is a lively tribute to the American music icon, respecting Wills’ legendary music while putting Hot Club’s own signature on these songs. “We have been meaning to make this album for a long time,” says Elana James, who co-founded Hot Club with Whit Smith (they’re joined by bassist Jake Erwin). Read more

Interview with Domingo Ortiz from Widespread Panic

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Domingo Ortiz

Interview by Scott Preston
Photos by Ian Rawn, and

Widespread Panic’s pring tour kicks off with two sold out shows at the intimate Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY, where the band has not performed since 2007. Panic will also be returning to Asheville, NC for the first time in over two years to play at the Civic Center with special guests JJ Grey & Mofro. Finally, the biggest news for longtime Panic fans is the announcement of the tour-closing two nights at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater outside of Birmingham, AL where the band has not performed since 2002. The Charlie Daniels Band and Big Gigantic will open this shows on April 15th & 16th, respectively. Also announced today (3/28) is a 23 show summer tour. Read more

Photos – Willie Nelson, 3.26.11, Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN

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Willie Nelson

More Photos – Willie Nelson, 3.26.11, Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN

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Tristen Announces National Spring Tour Dates – MOTR Pub on April 24



Photo by Rachel Briggs

Tristen is excited to announce a National spring tour with Ezra Furman & The Harpoons, and The Apache Relay. The 30 date and counting run comes on the heels of a successful first ever SXSW appearance and the release of her critically acclaimed new album Charlatans At The Garden Gate. Read more

Photos – Bobby Long, 3.24.11, 20th Century Theater, Cincinnati, OH

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Bobby Long

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Tammy Whynots CD Release Party changed to “Feelin’ Foolish” Party! Northside Tavern, April 1st

Everyone knows that all goes wrong in a country song. Scheduling a CD release on April Fool’s day is probably ill advised and just a temptation for fate! We are feelin’ a little foolish but want to share that our CDs will not be completed in time for the CD release party on April 1st at The Northside Tavern.

A console at Candyland Studios went down and our last recording sessions had to be pushed back. This is in no way the fault of our wonderful engineer, Mike Montgomery. He has done all he possibly can to get the repairs done in time but it just isn’t able to happen. Sooo, we will still be performing the show, we will just now shift the focus to a “feelin foolish” party and great lineup of original local music! Fans will be able to preorder CDs at the show and we will be happy to pay the shipping cost! We expect to have the CDs in hand the week of April 23rd. Read more

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