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Gov’t Mule // Live @ the Iroquois Amphitheater // 8.27.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY- Following the sudden untimely passing of original Allman Brother Butch Trucks in January and the long-time-coming passing of Gregg Allman in May, Warren Haynes is as close to Southern Rock Royalty as we can come. Sunday night's Gov't Mule concert allowed Haynes

Festival Preview // Bourbon and Beyond Festival // Sept. 23 & 24

Louisville, KY-- Can we handle another FESTIVAL ? That's like asking us if we can handle more BOURBON! The answer to both is a resounding YES! And the combination of two of our favorite things is, well, just that much better. We here at MONKEYGOOSE Magazine are already pre-gaming for the

Chick Corea Elektric Band // Live @ the PNC Pavilion // 8.13.17

Article and Photos by:  Michael W. Bright   Cincinnati, OH. - This summer you could be attending a concert performance of the highest caliber every night of each week, provided you had the cash for today's high-priced tickets. So, it might have been easy to overlook an evening with the elusive Chick Corea

Young the Giant // Live @ The Palace // 8.2.17

Article and Photos by : Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY - I should have seen the signs. Although I recognized the name from their three top five alt rock chart singles, I was not familiar with Young the Giant’s music. But…I should have seen the signs. The under-twenty-one young women, with

Real Estate and The New Pornographers // The Forecastle Festival After-Parties @ Headliners // 7.14-15.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY - Real Estate writes and plays music that's perfect if you're falling in love. It works if you're breaking up as well. If you're feeling lighthearted on a spring day it's absolutely appropriate. If you're really down in the dumps, wearing your tortured

LA Guns // Live @ The Mercury Ballroom // 6.29.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY- Born of the legendary Sunset Strip hard rock scene of the eighties with bands like Poison, Motley Crue and Faster Pussycat, LA Guns is finally touring with the “classic” lineup, fronted by its co-founders, guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis in what

Don Henley // Live @ The PNC Pavilion // 6.15.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Cincinatti, OH --  After a gorgeous a cappella song that opened the show, Eagles cofounder Don Henley invited us to "relax." Any expectations we might have had were clarified. " We've got two hours to cover 42 years of music." The first time the

Sigur Ros // Live @ The Palace // 6.13.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY- Ethereal is probably overused as a description for a sound or music or a band. Yet here is a band whose picture will, as they say, be in the dictionary if you lookup the word. Experimental, art rock, ambient music, minimalist, are all appropriate

Elephant Revival // Live @ Headliners // 4.14.17

Review and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- This show was a performance for those dedicated to stringed acoustic performances at the highest, most virtuous level. The folks who came to Headliners on this evening were passionate fans of Elephant Revival, an entity whose eclectic mix, both recorded and

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