Louisville's 11th annual three-day fest welcomes The Black Keys, Flaming Lips, Grace Potter and more
Louisville's giant Forecastle music festival, taking place July 12-14 (the same weekend as Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival), today announced its preliminary lineup. Headliners include Avett Brothers, The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Animal Collective, Jim James, Crow Medicine Show, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Big Boi, Matt & Kim and Alabama Shakes. The festival is held annually at Louisville's Waterfront Park, though this year there will be special "off site" late night shows.Below is the full lineup. For tickets (which go on sale Wednesday at noon) and complete information, click here. The Black KeysThe String Cheese IncidentThe Avett BrothersThe Flaming LipsAlabama ShakesJim JamesAnimal CollectiveOld Crow Medicine ShowGrace Potter & The NocturnalsThe Forecastle Incident (with special guests)Young the GiantBig BoiMatt & KimSharon Jones & The Dap-KingsPurity RingThe Joy FormidableDatsikDawesGrizKurt Vile & The ViolatorsToro y MoiBob Mould BandEl-P & Killer MikeBaauerBombinoMoon TaxiFreakwaterFoxygenGreensky BluegrassWild BelleTift MerrittTOKiMONSTAShovels & RopeSalvaNight BedsMNDRChurchillRyan HemsworthRubblebucketAlasdair Roberts & FriendsMonaThe 23 String BandWheeler BrothersA Lion Named RoarThe Pass
by Deirdre Kaye
Remember a few years ago when you couldn’t walk into a Starbucks without hearing the words, “Three words that became hard to say/I and love and you?” At the time, you probably rolled your eyes at yet another attempt to reel in hipsters from their local coffee shops. However, the man whimpering those words was Scott Avett and his band, The Avett Brothers, ended up becoming … kind of a big deal. The group performs a show at the mid-size shed in Kettering, Fraze Pavilion, tonight at 8 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35-$45.While “I and Love and You,” as a song, was mostly mellow and Folk-ish, it’s far from a decent indicator of the sort of noise the Brothers are capable of creating.Perhaps best described as “Punk-Grass,” the band’s six albums are littered with songs almost worthy of an Andrew W.K. record. Rowdy numbers like “Slight Figure of Speech” and “Talk of Indolence” often cause quite a ruckus. On stage, their wilder songs work Scott and Seth Avett into contagious fits of bouncing, stomping and slapping excitement.The plaid shirts, wife-beaters and bandanas may call to mind the likes of Nirvana, but the boys do romance, too. “I and Love and You” isn’t the only love song in their repertoire. Songs like “January Wedding” and “Laundry Room” make their female fans swoon. The boys are married, so keep your panties in your purse, but enjoy the show.
0 Comments · Saturday, October 10, 2009
There's a chill in the air and the sheets are shiveringly cool when I climb into bed at 2 a.m., so Fall must be upon us. The big three (Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas) are lurking in the wings, and that can only mean one thing for a music journalist: What will make my Top 10 albums of 2009? One of the new releases from The Avett Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Lucero and Grant Hart might make it on that list.