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Steely Dan // The Palace Theater // 10.3.18

Photos and Article by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY-- Steely Dan, the ever-morphing entity of musicians at the peak of their skills, came to town again. They played to a full house and they killed, as usual. The band has been making Louisville a regular stop because its usually a guaranteed sell

Gary Numan // Live @ Headliners // 9.25.18

Article and Photos by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY-- It was unanimous. Every person I talked with at the Gary Numan concert had all been turned on to the music, via the single "Cars," by their dads. "Cars," by Gary Numan was the first exposure to "New Wave" for many radio listeners in

Bourbon and Beyond Music & Food Festival // Champions Park // 9.22.18

Article by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY --A truncated festival has nothing to do with elephants. It has everything to do with rain, flooding, and a full day of music... canceled. This year's second Bourbon and Beyond Music and Food Festival was a little less music, but plenty of Kentucky's favorite

The Bourbon and Beyond Festival is Back, 9.22-23.18

Article by Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY— Can we handle another music Festival? That’s like asking us if we can handle more Bourbon. The answer to both is a resounding YES! Add to that combination fabulous food from every category, award-winning chefs, master bourbon distillers, camping, and plenty of parking (and toilets!) and you

Marilyn Manson // Live @ The Palace Theater // 8.5.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY - Marilyn Manson took a break from this summer’s, “Twins of Evil: The Second Coming Tour,” co-headlining with Rob Zombie, to play four solo shows that fell right in the middle of “…Evil.” Sunday night’s performance at the Palace Theater also fell right

The Wailers // Live @ The Mercury Ballroom // 7.13.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY - It was Friday, July 13th, the first day of the Forecastle Festival weekend and the Wailers were playing a late night after-party. The lady at the door pointed to my Bob Marley and the Wailers tour t-shirt and asked me if

Of Montreal // Live @ Headliners Music Hall // 6.16.18

Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright   Louisville, KY -- June is Pride month across the country and signs of the 18th annual Kentuckiana Pride Festival weekend were all over town. Louisville has been widely proclaimed a "top 10" LGBTQ friendly city not just in the U.S., but globally. The day's

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

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