Yet another edition of Louisville Is For Lovers has dropped into our laps, and as usual, we’re head over heals with the latest comp from John King and company [read my thoughts on the latest LIFL here]. As usual, there was a celebratory show to get us properly hoppin’ on this collaborative release — this year’s occurred at Guestroom Records and starred a Brenda and Frederick The Younger, two of Louisville’s finest no doubt.
Before heading to the show, we popped in to The Silver Dollar across the street to get lathered up with a few shots of Four Roses, which were washed down with a couple of refreshing Lone Star brews. After a bit of loose conversation and people watching, we stumbled across the street in hopes to lend our ears to some pleasurable tunes.
Guestroom was fucking packed, but it wasn’t difficult to make our way to the front of the crowd to ensure a prime viewing spot. Frederick The Younger got the party started with a tight set full of catchy psychedelic pop tunes. There was one lineup change that has to be mentioned:La La Land recording engineer Anne Gauthier stepped in on drums and absolutely crushed it. Brenda finished everything off with a barrage of perfectly executed bubblegum punk that we’ve all come to know and love. Their set was (as usual) a god damn tidal wave of fun as they played a bunch of familiar tunes, as well as a couple I hadn’t been acquainted with.
Check out a few photos from the show taken by Miranda Hellman below: