• Apples in Stereo at Headliner's

    19. Jul. 2008, 19:00 von tkdcoach

    Fri 18 Jul – The Apples in Stereo, The Poison Control Center, Big Fresh

    The Apples in Stereo revealed a lot of local connections in their July 18, 2008 show in Louisville's Headliners. Robert Schneider currently resides in Lexington (and according to one Elephant 6 web site Schneider once lived in Louisville). Bassist Eric Allen revealed that he went to middle school in Louisville.

    The group fits in well with the musical aesthetic of the town as well, though they are somewhat underappreciated in terms of numbers given that they released one of the best records of 2007. The venue was about two-thirds full but the hardcore fans more than made up for it at Headliners.

    The latest lineup of the band is a tight ensemble that throws itself into the music with abandon that matches the brilliant arrangements, a combination of influences that could just as easily include H. R. Puffenstuff and The Banana Splits (as much as The Beatles and E.L.O.). …
  • Louisville-Crossroad of the scenes

    20. Feb. 2008, 22:48 von tkdcoach

    Sometime in 1977 or so before a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the now-defunct Vogue Theater in St. Matthews, KY, USA, I saw my first live punk rock band, which turns out to have been locals, and Louisville's first punk group, No Fun (thanks to Tara Key (Antietam, Babylon Dance Band) for providing that info in the comments below). Time had erased that detail and I thought it might've been Babylon Dance Band or even The Endtables. So, as it turns out (also from Tara's comment), that was Tony Pinotti (later of Circle X) barking, as they say, literally, BOW WOW WOW.

    At the movie with me were two friends from Fern Creek (an edge town, proud redneck bastion) where my family had moved in 1972. They were good guys but this wasn't country or even the outermost edge of glam rock that we all had enjoyed together and known well. One of my friends' brother was the lead singer of an "outlaw" country covers group, Cowboy George and The Beer-Drinking Rodeo Band. We loved Waylon and Willie, too. …
  • who loves the sun

    17. Mär. 2006, 6:14 von rwilliamhunton

    who are Robert Schneider, Kevin Barnes, Will Cullen Hart, Bill Doss, and Jeff Mangum? and how are they collectively conquering my ears? what becomes of a person when they have listened to solely elephant 6 bands? god save my soul before i quit school and work to listen to this wonderful music.

    ♪♫♪♫♪♫ i'm in love ♪♫♪♫♪♫

    ok, i exagerrated. i also have been listening to The Beach Boys / Brian Wilson, The Velvet Underground (especially Loaded), and Belle & Sebastian (esp. The Life Pursuit) among my regular 60's folk rock, indie / alt. rock tendencies.

    i also haven't been to a show in 2006, and this makes me sad. i was supposed to see of Montreal in newport, Belle & Sebastian and The New Pornographers in nashville, and Ted Leo in nashville not to mention bonnaroo. none of these happened/will happen. but i've heard how great they were/will be from everyone around me.

    1st) of Montreal - 603
    2nd) Bob Dylan - 370

    - that speaks for itself, yikes!