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Parkway Drive // Live @ The Mercury Ballroom // 5.10.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- The very large guy standing next to me wearing a black Parkway Drive tour t-shirt looked at me and said,"Hold on!" He didn't mean "stop," he literally meant "hold on," to something, anything that would brace me against the impending onslaught.

The Mavericks // Live @ The Iroquois Amphitheater // 4.27.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- Described as Tex-Mex, Americana, even traditional neo-country, which frankly sounds like a contradictory description, the Mavericks first came to international attention when their second and third albums both broke into the top 10 Country Album charts in the United States and Canada, going

BUSH // Live @ The Palace // 4.18.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY— Twenty six years on (except for eight years off in the middle) and still going strong, BUSH, one of the first hard acts to be anointed "post-grunge," has emerged from a winter hibernation to restart their year-long campaign in support of last year's

The Velcro Pygmies // Live @ The Mercury Ballroom // 3.24.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY— Being on the road is tough work for any band, no doubt about it. When you’ve been on the road for more than 20 years, the work has got to be something you love, something with rewards. The Velcro Pygmies are a

Portugal. The Man // Live @ The Palace // 2.17.18

Article and Photos: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY --I used to believe that the total immersion concert experience was extinct, except maybe for those occasions that began with serious psychotropic chemical enhancement. My opinion changed after Saturday night's experience with Portugal. The Man. Extended psychedelic, cinematic jams with structure, depth and

In This Moment // Live @ The Palace // 2.3.18

Article and Photos: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- It was a night for theater! Theater and music. No... music and theater! It was an 18+ show with four bands on the bill at the Palace and surprisingly everyone looked well over 30. No matter the age, the gang came prepared

White Reaper // Live @ Headliners // 11.25.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- One of the few true four day weekends on this year’s calendar created a grand opportunity for Headliners in Louisville. Typically folks whose home base is here come flocking back for exaggerated meals with family, shots with friends, and wild ambitions

The Security Project // Live @ Headliners // 11.15.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- On the face of it, this looks like a deliberately losing venture; a cover band that only plays the deepest, least familiar album cuts from the band or person to whom they are paying tribute. Stylistically reconfiguring the songs on stage

Bourbon and Beyond Festival // Live @ Champions Park // 9.23-24.17

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY-- Where to start…Whether you brought your grandmother or your granddaughter there was enough food, water, shade, security and bourbon (for grandma) to satisfy all souls. The Bourbon and Beyond Festival, the first of what we hope will be many, was unveiled in the

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

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