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    Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: July 5-11
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    As we gear up for Forecastle in a couple of weeks, there’s LOADS of stuff going on around town. Don’t miss out on the shows midweek or the festivals over the weekend. For location, time and cost, click on the links for each event. Be sure to check back at after for our full reviews!

    Sunday (7/5) -

    Heaters, Moonwalks, TED TYRO

    Michigan rockers Heaters and Moonwalks bring a little indie and a little psych with them to Zbar. We’ve seen TED TYRO before, here in their hometown. Their alluring pop inclination was enough to draw us back again for this show.

    Tuesday (7/7) -

    Eternal Summers, Wildhoney, Cher Von

    The Throat Pan project (featuring Cher Von, Dane Waters, Tyler Dippold and Amber Thieneman) should be an interesting vocal arrangement for the night’s opening act. The alternative punk rock from Wildhoney and Eternal Summers will change it up a little. You won’t be able to help having a good time.

    Wednesday (7/8) -

    Cher Von, tHingsHape, Turnip King, and Astral Planes

    Cher Von’s at it again, this time bringing her creativity to Haymarket. The others on the bill are equally as adventurous and innovative. Haymarket’s back room is the ideal venue for this line-up.

    Thursday (7/9) -

    A. A. Bondy, Justin Paul Lewis

    It’s been a while since A. A. Bondy has released new music, but he’s on tour again to share his folk music. Louisville’s Justin Paul Lewis will open for him at Zbar. If you’re looking for a chill night of music, this is where you should be.

    The Lonely Wild, The Moonlight Peddlars, Joann & The Dakota

    Hailing from San Francisco, The Lonely Wild will bring indie folk to The New Vintage. They’re in the process of finishing their newest album Chasing White Light, which has a more unique and eclectic sound than their previous releases. Louisville locals The Moonlight Peddlars will mix it up with a variety of instruments, and Joann & The Dakota will bring a soft, soulful sound to the evening.

    Friday (7/10) -

    Just a side note: good luck choosing only ONE of these shows! We still can’t decide where we’ll be.

    A Lion Named Roar with Howell Dawdy

    Foxhollow Farm’s Sunset Concert Series has yet to disappoint. This month’s lineup includes two of our Louisville favorites. Howell Dawdy’s sarcasm and off-beat antics are endlessly entertaining. A Lion Named Roar’s creative, catchy sound will make the sunset that much sweeter.

    Mipso with The Hart Strings

    Appalachian influences are evident in the sound of North Carolinian band Mipso. The quartet is touring in support of their 2013 release Dark Holler Pop. Georgetown, Indiana’s indie-folk band The Hart Strings open up for this week’s Bicentennial Park concert series in downtown New Albany.

    Birdcloud, Turbo Fruits, Discount Guns

    If you haven’t heard of Birdcloud, you need to go to this show. The two ladies describe themselves as making very modern country music, influenced by booze and sacrilege. Louisville’s Discount Guns and Nashville’s Turbo Fruits will both be rocking out before the gals at The New Vintage.

    Jim Lauderdale and his Bluegrass Band with The Misty Mountain String Band

    The award-winning Jim Lauderdale will take Headliners’ stage, the first show they’ve had there in a few weeks. This country, americana, bluegrass singer/songwriter will be welcomed warmly following local opening band, The Misty Mountain String Band. It’s going to be quite a night.

    Saturday (7/11) -

    Stephen Stills

    Yes, the “Stills” of Crosby, Stills, Nash (& sometimes Young) is coming to town. His blues-rock solo music will be gracing the Brown Theatre stage.

    Peter Matthew Bauer with guest Shadwick Wilde

    If you haven’t yet been to a Living Room Series event, this will be one to attend. Set in the intimacy of Dusty Segretto’s living room, this show features singer/songwriter Peter Matthew Bauer, formerly of The Walkmen, and Quiet Hollers’ Shadwick Wilde. It’s not every day that you get to experience this much talent in someone’s living room.

    Friday-Sunday (7/10-12) -


    The 3rd annual Poorcastle, presented by Crescent Hill Radio and Apocalypse Brew Works, features 33 local bands over the three days. Taking place at Apocalypse Brews, you can catch all of the music for only $5 per day, and sample some of their own brews. The proceeds all go to Crescent Hill Radio, a nonprofit station that plays all-local bands.

    Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

    Head on down to the Water Tower for pit-smoked BBQ, microbrewery craft beers, and funky rhythm & blues. The amount of soul you’ll encounter just might be too much to handle.

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    About Live Music Lou

    We are two public school teachers who are best friends, and who enjoy the music culture around town. We try to get out as often as we can with our hectic schedules and live a little through these musicians.

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