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    Live Music Lou’s Can’t Miss: September 6-12
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    If you haven't updated your September calendar yet, get ready. It's about to be an amazing month in live music around town. What better way to get it started than with a long holiday 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 (9/6) -

    Kentucky Bluegrass and Bourbon Experience

    Not sure how we missed this weekend long event for last week’s preview (our bad) but this is one you should check out, this Sunday of Labor Day weekend. We love bourbon. We love bluegrass. We love waterfront views of the river. This is an easy winner.

    Eric Hutchinson with Tess Henley

    Eric Hutchinson's 2008 release Sounds Like This caught the nation's (and our) attention big time. Since then, the multi-talented musician has been releasing some new stuff and touring. We’re excited to see a long time playlist favorite in one of our favorite venues.  

    Tuesday (9/8) -

    Mild High Club, Sketching

    These guys were noted as one of Spin Magazine’s 5 artists to watch this month, so we’ve got our eyes open. Mild High Club’s debut LP Timeline is due out on the 18th. The album features all kinds of instruments (should be interesting to see it all come together on Zbar’s stage) that blend into a melodic, hypnotic sound.

    Wednesday (9/9) -

    O.A.R. with Allen Stone and Brynn Elliot

    Another long time love, O.A.R. has played Louisville during some pretty big weekends (I’m thinking about their Derby shows on 4th Street Live) and this Wednesday night show should be on everyone’s can’t miss. This timeless band will provide some ideal tuneage for a night at the track for Churchill’s fall meet.

    Deerpeople, The Hart Strings, Jim Shoarghts & Milque

    Word on the street is that Deerpeople can put on a pretty crazy show (lots of band crowdsurfing pics out there). The 6-person indie-psychedelic band from Oklahoma is playing a show all over the country pretty much every night from now til the end of October - don’t miss them at The New Vintage this week.


    Denis Jasarevic AKA Gramatik will be in town to showcase his unique style. The electronic music he produces has a mix of flavors, ranging from hip-hop and dubstep to jazz and funk. He’s out on tour now in support of his most recent album, Coffee Shop Selection, which dropped earlier this year.

    Thursday (9/10) -

    The Sheepdogs, Buffalo Killers

    Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney each had a hand in helping these two bands get their big break in the US. Expect Zbar to be blasting some killer rock ‘n’ roll this Thursday night.

    Friday (9/11) -

    Paul Thorn Band

    Paul Thorn and his four piece band will be gracing the stage of the Bomhard Theater. We’ll be heading out of town the next morning, so this chill roots-rock performance might be just the thing we’ll need for the night.

    Foxhollow Farm

    The final installment of the popular Sunset Concert Series is coming up, but the folks at Foxhollow Farm and Home Page Realty are keeping the special guest a secret until the day of the show. We’ve heard a few rumblings about the identity, and while we’re not totally in the know either, we’re confident the selection will be fitting for this year’s final show.

    Saturday (9/12) -

    Zella Day

    Influenced by coffee shop musicians from a young age, Zella Day has flourished into a soulful musician. It’s clear that she has been inspired by beauty of all kinds (Arizona landscapes, the strength of women) and the songs on her self-titled EP pay tribute to that.

    Delta Rae with Penny & Sparrow

    This North Carolina band has had a lot of people talking about their raw, impassioned music. Delta Rae has had a nice summer sharing their spring-released album, After It All. Expect an exhilarating night at Headliners.

    Butchertown Get Down: Drive with Sam Sneed

    Ryan Gosling projected on the wall for a couple of hours and a dance party to go along with that? Yes, please.

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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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