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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

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

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