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 1nce again…tha ep, the latest from master beat maker Axel Roley. Listen to it below via Bandcamp, then read my review here.
- Cropped Out is this weekend at American Turners! Here’s your chance to see Half Japanese, Shabazz Palaces, Endless Boogie, and Kal Marks to name a few. Check out the full lineup below, then go here for the weekend schedule and all further deets.
- Speaking of Cropped Out, Leo Weekly has an article recommending five bands you shouldn’t miss.
- 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 James, Twin Limb, Parlour & more (check out his full visual repertoire here).
- Local husband-and-wife duo Evan and Vanessa have just released a new bilingual (English/Spanish) album for families titled In Our World There Are No Strangers/En Nuestro Mundo No Hay Extranjeros. The album was featured in this recent “Best Latin Kids’ Music” Billboard story.
- 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.
#Vaderbomb is making a return to the stage later this month, but does anyone care? 💤
— Never Nervous (@NeverNervous43) October 5, 2018
- The spread heading into tonight’s game vs. Georgia Tech favors the Yellow Jackets by 4.5 points. Yikes.
- 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.
— UNISWAG (@UNISWAG) October 3, 2018
- In case you missed last week’s Louisville Live event, Card Chronicle has a pretty awesome comprehensive post covering the sights and sounds of the night. I can’t get enough of Chris Mack’s jacket.
- 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!
Teddy Bridgewater: Cameraman 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/UI7J7xbntp
— New Account (@ftbeard_17) September 30, 2018
- 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.
- If you haven’t already, take a look at this awesome short horror film called #Shared — the flick was put together by the local film makers at House By The Video Store.
- The Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular returns to Iroquois Park October 9th, and will last until November 4th. For pricing, hours, and other general info, go here.
- 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.
Montrezl Harrell has a message 🤡 pic.twitter.com/1UROzhWbVh
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) October 2, 2018
Jaire Alexander is a savage
— IKE Packers (@IKE_Packers) September 30, 2018
FOOD & DRINK
— Caitlin Bowling (@CaitlinBowling) October 4, 2018
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