WEEKLY NEWS & NOTES: Cropped Out is here, Chris Mack continues to wow & Vaderbomb is back, but who cares?!

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.

Got a tip on something you think should be on next week’s Weekly News & Notes? Let us know at nevernervousblog@gmail.com.


  • Tender Mercy released a new music video for his song Leave Little Room. The architect behind the visuals is W.G. Rickel — you might know him from Future Killer, but he also has made a name for himself putting together psychedelic music videos for the likes of Jim JamesTwin LimbParlour & more (check out his full visual repertoire here).

  • Parunormal recently released a singles compilation full of vaporwave hip hop instrumentals — and it’s really, really good. Check it out via Bandcamp:

  • Jack Harlow was recently featured on Genius to break down his killer single “Sundown”. On the song, Harlow says “I’ve never made like a big dick line in any of my songs. that was my first one.”

  • Jim James appeared on The Tonight Show a couple nights ago. Joined by The Resistance Revival Chorus, they performed a stunning rendition of “Over and Over” — his new album Uniform Clarity was released today. Check it out:

  • 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.

  • Get a load of this new Donnie Darko dubstep remix from Rabbit On Acid. The song and video are a trip, man.

  • This Wednesday, October 10th, Jake and I will be on The Deep End with Joey Mudd on WXOX 97.1 FM. The how starts at 8PM, and we’ll be on to talk Never Nervous, our new band Prayer Line, and more. Stream it online here.


  • Take a look at the special black out uniforms for tonight’s game. They do look pretty cool, but I honestly don’t care what they wear — I just want a damn win.

  • Is it time to consider firing Bobby Petrino? Madison Wood at Big Red Louie thinks so, and she gives plenty of reasons behind her stance in this well put together article. Hard to argue with here, ya know?

  • As bad as Louisville Football has been this year, Teddy Bridgewater always makes feel warm and fuzzy as a proud Cardinal fan. Can’t wait for Drew Brees to retire!

  • Even if Louisville did decide they wanted to move on from Petrino, his very unusual contract would make it very hard to actually fire him. SB Nation has more.

  • Montrezl on point as usual.

    • The college basketball corruption trial is back in the news, and as you’d probably expect at this point, Louisville’s basketball program is back in the news with egg on it’s face — only this time a slew of other big name schools are cited.

    • Former Cardinal cornerback Jaire Alexander ain’t havin’ it from Bills QB Josh Allen.

    • Rick Pitino was interviewed on The Sidelines with Evan Daniels podcast to discuss his new book, the scandals at Louisville and if he’ll ever coach again. Listen below, but only if you’ve got a strong stomach. I could only make it about 5 minutes before my eyes rolled out of the back of my head.


    • Against the Grain Brewery won a Gold Medal award at the Great American Beer Festival! ATG was recognized in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout beer-style category for its 70K Amburana, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout secondary aged in an Amburana wood barrel, a wood native to Brazil. I haven’t yet tried this concoction, but it sounds awesome.

    • The new joint venture between False Idol Brewers & V-Grits is at last set to open on October 12th. Insider Louisville has a first look at the highly anticipated brewery/restaurant.

    • Michael C. Powell at Leo Weekly has published the second edition of Tacoquest — a guide that helps you find great tacos in Louisville. There are a few that I’ve been to, but more that I’ve either had yet to try or never even heard of from all over the city.

    • Starting this Wednesday, the Goodwood Taproom in NuLu will start serving food — self described as “Southern pub fare” — in addition to their always awesome brews. The Courier Journal has more.


    • Fans of 80’s horror rejoice! Baxter Avenue Theater, Floyd Theater and Village 8 will both be screening a few classics throughout the month of October. Movies include The Shining, Night of the Living Dead, Prince of Darkness, and much more. Get the full schedule of showtimes at Insider Louisville.

    • Lastly, from the bottom of our blackened, soulless hearts, thank you for again voting for us as one of the best blogs in Louisville via Leo Weekly’s Reader’s Choice Awards. That’s three years in a row. Y’all are too kind.


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