Catch up on the week that was in Louisville by taking in a collection of hand picked happenings pertaining to the music community, the restaurant scene, our sports teams, etc. Every Friday, we’ll put together a list consisting of news tidbits that we either hadn’t had a chance to cover or news that we’d already written about but figured you might have missed.
Got a tip on something you think should be on next week’s Weekly News & Notes? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This week’s album of the week has been Dom B & Q-Mystik’s excellent Oasis Bluegrass EP. Read Jake’s review here.
- Lamar Jackson made his NFL debut last night — he looked good, not great finishing with Jackson completed 4 of 10 passes for 33 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He ran the ball five times for 28 yards (but lost 3 yards on 3 kneeldowns at the end of the game. He looked ok, but clearly he’s got a lot to learn. Watch a video below of every snap LJ took from the Hall of Fame game. Thanks to Card Chronicle for the tip on this.
- A few months ago, Sexjuice released a killer record called Tammy. Generally speaking, it’s a badass throwback to 70’s Blackspoitation soundtracks. Stream it via Bandcamp here or on Spotify– the album is also available on vinyl at your favorite local record shop. Regrettably, we have yet to review it. But mark my words, this is a badass record that deserves your attention.
- The Papa John’s logo has finally been removed from Cardinal Stadium. What should it be called now?
The Papa John’s logo is officially gone from Cardinal Stadium. What should it be called now? 🐦🏈 pic.twitter.com/BbwVABYScW
— Never Nervous (@NeverNervous43) August 1, 2018
- Take note of the new 502 Local Originals music series of shows, all of which are scheduled to happen at Mercury Ballroom. Presented by WFPK and sponsored by Cooper’s Craft, it’s 2 Louisville bands every Thursday night for the next few weeks. Peep the upcoming schedule below:
August 9th – Proles with bird/trooper
August 16th – Roadie with Three Points String Band
August 23rd – Johnny Berry with Bobby Winstead & The Long Goodbyes
- Looking for legit Mexican food? Get your ass to La Rosita Sol (8730 Westport Rd) where I recently feasted on what might be the best tacos I’ve ever had in Louisville.
- John Hackworth is the new head coach of Louisville City FC. He is just the second coach in team history. Get your ass out to their next match this Sunday, August 5th at home vs. Indy Eleven.
- Singer/songwriter Delafaye recently released a pair of singles in “These Days” and “Go Away Just To Stay”. Check ’em out below via Soundcloud (also available on Spotify):
- I was watching the second season of Sneaky Pete on Amazon when I noticed a scene with two Louisville-centric posters, both from Ryan Patterson endeavors. Hey, how about that.
— Never Nervous (@NeverNervous43) August 3, 2018
- Get a load of the latest noise from Ted Tyro. Two new songs, “Pauper Boogie” and “Rose” were released a couple weeks ago, and they fuckin’ rule. Lofi indie-pop at its finest. Listen below via Bandcmap:
- You know how it’s fun to create your own six pack of beer at Kroger? Well you can do that now at Goodwood. Hell yeah.
Mix & Match 6 packs now available in the taproom! Only $8! pic.twitter.com/CLMxOAVAIw
— Goodwood Brewing Co. (@GoodwoodBrewing) July 29, 2018
- Parker & Tony Wise recently released another EP with a small collection of killer, smooth-as-silk instrumental hip hop jams. Perfect for your end of summer 2018 playlist. Check it out below via Bandcamp.
- In case you missed it, earlier this week I recapped my experience eating at unique pizzeria/bakery MozzaPi in Anchorage. If you’re looking for a truly original dining experience with the freshest ingredients, I’d highly recommend you check this place out.
- As a diehard Minnesota Vikings fan, I have no love for the Green Bay Packers. Despite my hatred for the cheeseheads, it’s pretty awesome seeing former Cardinal and Packer’s rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander get hyped for training camp.
— IKE Packers (@IKE_Packers) July 26, 2018
- Former WWE superstar and current Louisville resident Al Snow has a wrestling-themed clothing company called COLLARxELBOW which is celebrating their first year of existence with a major sale — up to 75% off select styles. Use your favorite wrestler’s code to save an additional 10%The promotion will run through Sunday August 5th. Go here for more details.
- Sound Visual(s) is the name of the latest collection of art at Craft Gallery & Mercantile. It will be on display from August 3rd through the 31st. What’s it all about? According to the Facebook event page…
Sound Visual(s) brings together 4 Louisville Artists who work both in the musical and visual arts. Matt Anthony works as a DJ on WFPK and in area clubs and is the proprietor of Matt Anthony’s Record Shop on Frankfort Avenue and is also an accomplished painter. Michael Tackett is also a DJ as well as a Photographer. Jordan Humbert has gained wide recognition as the singer and guitarist for the country music group The Winger Brothers as well as for his paintings of llamas. John King has been producing albums for 20 years in the Louisville area including the Louisville Is For Lovers series and has been showcasing his glass sculptures since 1999.
- Speaking of Jordan Humbert and his love of llamas, read the NN conversation about his contribution to this show here.
To help pass the time leading up to Louisville football season, we created an arbitrary list: The NN Top 5 Louisville Quarterbacks of All Time. No, this list doesn’t mean anything. And no, Johnny Unitas is NOT on this list.
- And lastly, with the latest bit of not-so-good news surrounding Rick Pitino, I jumped on Twitter to ask you guys if you believe Rick Pitino about anything anymore. As I predicted, y’all can smell bullshit from a mile away.
Do you believe Rick Pitino about anything anymore?
— Never Nervous (@NeverNervous43) August 2, 2018