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Mannequin Pussy // Live @ Zanzabar // 12.17.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- Don't think about it too hard. Once you get comfortable with this band's name it becomes easy to surrender to the raw energy, visual display, and fearless abandon that's at the core of Mannequin Pussy.  If you walked into Zanzabar's performance space

Southern Culture on the Skids // Live @ Headliners // 10.19.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY - Think of every offensive, nasty, and downright unjust cliche you've ever heard about the South or Southerners and put it to music. Stir in a big dose of surfin' guitar and you will end up with something like Southern Culture on

The Bourbon & Beyond Festival // Live @ Highlands Festival Grounds // 9.20-22.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY - Weather history would eventually reveal that this three day festival would be part of Louisville's hottest and driest September in recorded history. Hydrate, hydrate, take breaks in the shade whenever possible, use sunscreen, and most of all -- don't forget to...hydrate.

Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd // Live @ Iroquois Amphitheater // 8.24.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY --The biggest question pertaining to Saturday night's Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band performance was always going to be, "who's on first?" Buddy Guy, at age 83, could still command a venue, fill plenty of seats, and hold us in the

Interpol // Live @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall // 8.8.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- Interpol was celebrating the first anniversary of the release of Maurader, their August 2018 album, and the tour that has filled most of their time for the past year.  In addition, this was only the second show at Old Forester's Paristown Hall, a

Festival Preview: Bourbon and Beyond // 9.20-22.19

Article by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville- Barely six weeks away, Bourbon & Beyond (the world's largest bourbon festival) returns to Louisville for the third year and has now expanded to a three day experience, September 20-22.  Friday VIP tickets are already sold out as are most of the combination Hotel/ticket weekend

Forecastle Festival 2019 / Live @ Waterfront Park / 7.12-14.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   A summer music festival is a fairly simple, predictable recipe and the 17th Annual Forecastle Festival is no different. The most important ingredient is the weather, without which there can be nothing, as last year’s Bourbon and Beyond Festival, also in Louisville, overwhelmingly demonstrated

Death Cab For Cutie // Live @ The Iroquois Amphitheater // 7.7.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- It was 92 degrees... 99 including the heat index. Humidity level at showtime was hovering at 85%. If you were under the shedded roof at the Iroquois Amphitheater, as you descended to some of the best seats, the more unbearable it

Paul Thorn // Live @ The Brown Theater // 6.20.19

Photos and Article by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- Paul Thorn is a story teller. Not just in his songs, which are lyrically somewhere between Randy Newman and John Prine, but in the folksy chats between each song which are charming, unpretentious, and particularly southern in style. If you weren't

In This Moment with Sevendust // Live @ The Palace Theater // 5.7.19

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY --One of the great things about seeing In this Moment in concert is that even if you've already witnessed the current tour in the past year, the show is always a spectacle, the fans are equally fascinating, and their songwriting, particularly the lyrics, offer