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 the new split 7inch between hometown death metal band Surgikill and Chicago-bred facemelters Cardiac Arrest. Stream Surgikill’s track “Embodiment Of Sin And Obscenity” below via Bandcamp, then read my thoughts on the split here.
- For the tenth year, NuLu Fest is set to happen this Saturday 9/29 in Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by sonaBLAST! Records (including performances from James Lindsay, Zach Longoria Project & more), regional micro brews, and lots of food + retail booths. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. Go here for more info.
- Tender Mercy (aka Mark Kramer) just put his brilliant album Leave Little Room (released earlier this year) on Spotify and other streaming services! Read our review of the record here, then stream it below:
- To promote next weekend’s Cropped Out Festival (Oct. 5th & 6th at American Turners), founder/organizer Ryan Davis (State Champion, Tropical Trash) was interviewed on the Sean Vs. Wild Podcast. Check out the episode below and/or on iTunes.
- 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.
- As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Louder Than Life was cancelled to a bunch of shitty weather and unsafe festival conditions. But Asking Alexandria wants to make it up to you with a super short-notice, super cheap show at Diamond Pub this Sunday.
LOUISVILLE – WE ARE STILL COMING FOR YOU. @LTLFest has been cancelled so we decided to put on our own show for you guys. Tickets are just $1 at the door. THIS IS GOING TO BE INSANE. See you all there. pic.twitter.com/QHZTCHtpKB
— Asking Alexandria (@AAofficial) September 26, 2018
- With the release of a new book of lyrics and companion LP, Bonnie “Prince” Billy looks back on a quarter century of uncanny, engrossing music in a new feature with Rolling Stone called Will Oldham: My Life in 15 Songs. My favorite part of the feature is where he talks about working with Johnny Cash on his cover of BPB’s “I See A Darkness”.
- In case you haven’t registered to vote, White Reaper is here to remind you that midterms are coming up! REGISTER NOW!
— White Reaper (@WhiteReaperUSA) September 25, 2018
- Earlier this week, Jake interviewed Julie Gross about her show Ohmanyes! (Tuesdays from 12-1p on WXOX 97.1 FM), live music and more. It’s a fun read, for sure, as she emanates a genuine, fun loving energy that radiates throughout the conversation.
- The 2018 Glitter Gala is tonight! Get your ass out to Mercury Ballroom to see GRLwood, Quiet Hollers, DJ Yuri Bae & more! The event is a fundraiser for LYG and aims to raise awareness around the needs of our LGBTQIA+ youth. Go here for more details.
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- Master beat maker Axel Roley returns with a new album called 1nceagain…tha EP which features 10 hip hop instrumentals– some of them gritty, some smooth, all of them been top quality — all of the usual qualities with for an Axel Roley production. My highest recommendation. Listen below via Bandcamp:
- Help settle an argument between Jake and I — Hole or Nirvana? I’m more of a Hole guy myself these days. Vote in our Twitter poll below:
Nirvana or Hole?
— Never Nervous (@NeverNervous43) September 27, 2018
- After getting embarrassed by Virginia last weekend, how will Louisville respond against a severely down Florida State team on Saturday? The spread favors FSU by 6.
- College Football News gives a pretty good preview of the game, giving one reason why Louisville will win, and one reason why FSU will win. Ultimately, they choose the ‘Noles 26-17. Sounds about right to me.
- Earlier this week I wrote about how Chris Mack is reigniting my passion for Louisville basketball — and how he’s managed to do so in such a short time.
- Tonight is the debut of Louisville Live, a UofL basketball event which will happen 7-9 p.m. at Fourth Street Live!. The free, outdoor event will include team activities on a portable court placed on the covered area of the street, surrounded by fan viewing opportunities of the stage, court and video screens.
Three-point & dunk contests, giveaways, and more 🏀 fun you won’t want to miss!
— Louisville Athletics (@GoCards) September 27, 2018
- The final hour of UofL’s Louisville Live event Friday will be televised on ACC Network Extra (stream it on ESPN.com) from 8-9 p.m. ET. The event will include a dunk contest, a 3-point contest and a fan shootout with the women’s basketball team.
- Check out this cool video featuring the Louisville Basketball team going through some offseason skills workouts:
- Katina Powell is back in the news, and SURPRISE! — It’s not good news. According to WDRB, Powell, whose sex parties for University of Louisville basketball players and recruits ultimately led to NCAA sanctions, is under investigation for allegedly taking part in a violent robbery of a local dentist over the weekend.
- Maybe it’s because Louisville Football is in such a slump, and that my NFL team (the Vikings) have underachieved, but I’m really excited for the upcoming basketball season. Not just college, but NBA too if not only to watch all of the ex-Cards do their thing at the next level.
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) September 25, 2018
FOOD & DRINK
- Yes, yes yes. I will absolutely take part in this awesome deal at Against The Grain which lasts through October 7th.
Pull up that lederhosen and get on down to the Smokehouse for our Oktoberfest lunch special! 🍻
Get any beer in the Gegen den Strom series and a Sausage Roll for $13. Available from 11 – 3PM every day but Sunday through 10/7. Prost! pic.twitter.com/JMaG0E1KBe
— Against the Grain Brewery (@AtGBrewery) September 27, 2018
- The Courier Journal has an interesting article that asks if Louisville’s black-owned restaurants have been neglected in the city’s culinary conversation. Pretty eye-opening stuff.
- In case you’re looking to fatten up for the upcoming chilly weather, look no further than Mac’s Dough House in J-Town. I recently had their Buff Chick Pizza and Fire Starter Mac & Cheese and left happy and full, ready to take on whatever Mother Nature has in store for me. Read my review here.
- Remember when we interviewed the folks behind False Idol Independent Peppers a few months ago about their upcoming joint venture with V-Grits? Well it appears that a grand opening is going to be announced very soon — and we’re excited!
- Bring your dog to Apocalypse Brew Works for tonight’s Yappy Hour! Proceeds will be donated to the Kentucky Humane Society. Lexie Lu’s food truck will be on hand, along with special beers from the Lagers Homebrew Club and ABW.
Thanks @LeoWeekly for making our Yappy Hour this #Friday one of your Staff Picks! Let’s have fun, drink tasty brews and help support the @KyHumane Society! Woof, woof! https://t.co/tt0S225lkv https://t.co/tt0S225lkv
— Apocalypse BrewWorks (@ApocalypseBrews) September 26, 2018
- I haven’t been to Pho Cafe in the Highlands yet, but after reading this review and peeping these photos, I’m gonna change that in a hurry.
- Acclaimed music video/short film director Mike Thompson was recently interviewed by The Film Fund. He talks about his inspirations, why he started directing, and more. Watch the interview below:
- Half Price Books is having a massive clearance sale at the Kentucky Expo Center where nothing will cost more $2. I’ll be there to stock up on cheap horror DVDs, country records and Sega Genesis games. Go here for more details.
- Louisville Slugger Museum wants to help cure your Louder Than Life cancellation woes with some classic rock memorabilia.
Louder Than Life fans, we feel your pain. Rainouts are no fun in baseball either! Rock-n-roll yourself over to Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory for a special deal September 28-30, and also see bats signed by Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, and more! https://t.co/AlDeIfZSt5 pic.twitter.com/kZ8PPtlhJz
— Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (@SluggerMuseum) September 26, 2018
- This Saturday, 9/29, Martin Lawrence brings his LIT AF comedy tour to The KFC Yum! Center. Tickets are still available here.
- LMPD has unveiled the SWAT team’s new tactical robot. Via Insider Louisville, LMPD SWAT officer Scott Walker was quoted as saying “It allows us to safely get information on barricaded, dangerous situations and allows us to get information without putting our officers at risk, which is a huge thing for us.” Suuure, but how long until you release an ED-209 onto the streets?
- And lastly, in case you can’t make it to their Main Street location, Caufield’s Novelty has opened a second location on Hurstbourne Lane for all of your Halloween shopping needs!
Caufield’s Novelty will be opening another location for Halloween again this year!
In addition to our home store located at 1006 W. Main Street; Caufield’s Halloween will be located at 1941 South Hurstborne Lane in the Towne Fair shopping center.
OPENING SEPTEMBER 29th pic.twitter.com/CP8qHgt5d5
— Caufield’s Novelty (@Caufields) September 21, 2018