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. In other words, this is all of the weekly news that matters to us.
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- This week’s featured album has been Loose, the major label debut from Jack Harlow. Listen to it below via Spotify, then read my review here.
- Louisville Football’s season opener against #1 Alabama is right around the corner, and Bobby Petrino is pretty optimistic. In his own words: “I believe we’re going to go beat them — I need everybody else here to believe that, then we will go beat them.” Hmmm… I like his spirit, but I’m not sure it’s ever wise to poke the bear that is Nick Saban. Read more about Bobby’s confidence heading into next weekend’s mega-match at Card Chronicle.
- Local brewer Leah Diens from Apocolypse Brewery was recently featured in a very cool article at Insider Louisville.”Once you get that national medal, that’s when you start to feel legit,” she says, and that win helped propel her and her partners to open the brewery named after that end-of-the-world thing.” Read the full article and interview here, then get your ass out to Apocalypse for a delicious brew.
- Indie rock band PRJCTR are streaming a new song called “Syntax Error” which serves as the second single from their upcoming record which is set to be released sometime in October. After a few listens, I’m getting an early Pink Floyd meets Radiohead vibe. Listen below:
- The surgeon that miraculously repaired former UofL quarterback Teddy Bridgewater‘s left leg opened up about the details of the surgeries and rehab that preceded Teddy Two Gloves’ incredible comeback to the NFL. Taken from ESPN: I never saw it break Teddy down. … Most people have no idea the volume of the workload this kid had to put in. He had a toothpick of a leg he had to rebuild. Read the full interview article here.
- If you’re in to really interesting short films with a horror vibe, be sure to check out Embedded, the new project from Louisville-based director Colin Garcia. The film was submitted to the 48 Hour Film Project earlier this year and ended up winning several awards including Best Film, Best Acting, Best Directing and Best Writing. Check it out below, then read my review here.
- I had no idea about this promotion from Hopcat, but it sounds like a pretty cool incentive to buy a record from one of Louisville’s many badass record shops.
#recordstoreday was in April, and continues through 12/31/18 at #hopcat. Bring in a same-day receipt from a local record store and get a #free order of Crack Fries with any dine-in purchase. Win? Win.
We suggest starting at .@USoundsKY. #shoplocal #localflavor pic.twitter.com/AB9we9YFQp
— HopCat – Louisville (@HopcatLOU) August 22, 2018
- Wouldn’t it be cool to win a pair of tickets to see The Flaming Lips this Sunday 8/26 at Iroquois Amphitheater? Go here to enter our giveaway — the winner will be announced Saturday morning 8/25.
- Get a load of the killer new merch from Jaye Jayle! Be sure to catch them in Louisville at Zanzabar on September 15th before the band heads out on an extensive US/European tour with Emma Ruth Rundle.
- Disgraced pizza mogul John Schnatter has put up a new site called SavePapaJohns.com, a website designed for him to talk to the public because the Papa John’s board won’t let him. Of course.
- Indie pop band Brenda have returned with a fresh new single called “xanax suburb” which is currently streaming on Bandcamp. Considering that half the band moved away a few months ago, I’m not sure if this is a precursor to a new album or what. Nevertheless, this is a really fun sing-songy diddy with harmonized vocals backed by a twangy guitar. Check it out below:
- This year’s horror-themed night at the Georgetown Drive-In has been announced, and it’s a doozey. It’s set to happen Saturday, September 22nd and features 3 killer horror flicks including Horror Hotel aka City of the Dead, one of my personal favorite witch movies starring Christopher Lee. Check out the flyer below:
- Another new downtown hotel is in the works at West Jefferson and South 8th Street. Insider Louisville has the scoop.
- A ham sold for 2.8 million dollars at the Kentucky State Fair. Yeah, 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS. Get the full story here via the Courier Journal.
- Alternative hip hop artist Kendall Elijah Dynamite has a fun new ass-shaking single called “New Gold Tooth”. The soulful, up-beat track was produced by indie pop band House Ghost and is streaming now on Soundcloud. Peep it below:
- Speaking of House Ghost, the band just released a cool new 10-song album called Heavies which features appearances from several Louisville hip hip artists including Yons, Peter Wesley and James Lindsey, as well as a song featuring Howell Dawdy. The album has an interesting concept: all the songs are written in a world where gravity has slightly increase and it’s caused a chain reaction that is slowly bringing about the end of the world. Cool, I can dig that. Check it out below via Bandcamp:
- Set your calendars: The annual Louisville vs. Kentucky basketball game aka THE DREAM GAME has been scheduled for Saturday, December 29th. Hoping for a prime time slot on CBS.
- Is your band looking for a place to record your next single or album? The fine folks at Deadbird Studios in Louisville have teamed up with us for a pretty sweet deal on recording. Mention Never Nervous when booking studio time and get a free hour for every 8 hours booked! Call them at (502) 974-6289 to get the ball rolling.
- If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the new selftitled record from former Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears — if you weren’t aware, the album was recorded in Louisville with Kevin Ratterman and members of My Morning Jacket. Check out his crazy music video for “Big Bushy Mustache” below:
- The captains for this year’s Louisville basketball team have been named, and they’re a bit surprising to me: VJ King and Christen Cunningham. The players voted on this as a team, so I’m backing their decision regardless.
As voted on by their teammates…
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) August 21, 2018
- Looking for a place to watch ALL IN next weekend? Get your ass out to our viewing party at Kaiju to watch the biggest event in indie wrestling history. Never Nervous, Sean Vs. Wild, and Collar X Elbow have joined forces to put on the biggest and best ALL IN watch party to be at. Entry is $5 and gets you a raffle ticket for one of the multiple drawings we will doing throughout the night. Go here for more details.
- Looking for something to do tonight (Friday, 8/24)? Old Lou Brew looks pretty cool:
- Looking for something cool to do Saturday night 8/25? Come help celebrate The Deep End‘s 5th Birthday at Nachbar! The ArtxFM show’s host, Joey Mudd will be joined by DJ’s Jeremy Wright, Michael Tackett and David Stockhoff spinning new and old records from Kentucky from 9 PM to 1 AM! Plus LIVE! music from Shutaro Noguchi Trio and WOMBO! Go here for more details.
- Football season is right around the corner, and in case you’re looking for a new spot to drink beer and watch the games, I urge you to check out The Pizza Place at Hikes Point — cheap brews, a shit ton of TVs (with the NFL Ticket), and I truly believe that they make the BEST PIZZA IN LOUISVILLE. No joke. Their wings are damned good, too.
- In case you missed it, be sure to check out the new single from singer/songwriter Sheri Streeter. “Love in the Time of Hate” is probably my favorite song she’s written so far — check it out below:
- Lastly, maybe you can help Jake and I settle an argument. Metallica or Megadeth?
— Never Nervous (@NeverNervous43) August 23, 2018