Issue February 25, 2015

Cover

Derby City Roller Girls

There’s a fine line between Jaki Madonia and her alter-ego, Slamus Aran. It’s extremely fine, in fact. A self-described nerd who works as a credit card call center rep by day, but when she pulls on her skates, helmet and black and red uniform, something … well, unexpected happens. Suddenly, the tall brunette is slamming … Continued

Video Tapeworm

This Week’s Twin Peeks BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM $17.98-24.97; PG A wonderful Blu-Ray pairing of two of our favorite ’70s stinkers! William Marshal stars, of course, as Blacula, a former African prince bitten by Dracula (Louisville-lad Charles Macaulay who appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows before his death in 1999), cursed to forever search … Continued

Trifecta with Theatre[502], Derby Dinner and Bard’s Town

‘Mr. Burns’ The run-up to the Humana Festival of New American Plays (which kicks off March 4) is always a busy time for local theater companies. Last week, three excellent companies opened productions that continue through this weekend (or beyond). Theatre [502] is closing its season with an outstanding production of Anne Washburn’s shrewd post-apocalyptic … Continued

Wild and Woolly: the last days of physical media

For the last 18 years, Wild and Woolly has been an institution in the Highlands, the premier video store for off-the-wall and hard-to-find cinema. But that’s all set to come to an end Monday, March 23, on the 18th anniversary of their opening, as Wild and Woolly closes its doors for the last time. In … Continued

Plugged In (Feb. 25 – Mar. 3)

WED Feb 25th Brasserie Provence: Brian Currella Duo; 5 p.m. Diamond Pub (St. Matthews): Devereaux Trio; 10 p.m. Gerstle’s: Kimmet & Doug; 9 p.m. Jack Fry’s: Ray Johnson, Dave Wilson, Jenna Mattingly; 7 p.m. Jim Porters: Mixed Bag Wednesday From DJ’s to Country, Rock to Jazz, Comedy to Blues, Rockabilly and everything in between KFC … Continued

Futuristic fusion: Talking with Sidewalk Chalk

There is something incredibly celebratory about the music of Chicago’s Sidewalk Chalk. They function as a unit, as one cohesive whole that work together or not at all. That manifests itself into their sound, a brand of socially-conscious hip-hop fused with numerous other genres, cleverly rhymed and assembled with great care. An octet, Sidewalk Chalk … Continued

Band of Brothers: A Q&A with Johnny Kongos

Hailing originally from South Africa, Kongos (also the last name of the four brothers who makeup the band) found their way to the United States to be near their mother’s family in Arizona. During that time they followed in their father’s musical footsteps. LEO spoke to Johnny Kongos about kwaito, their latest album and what … Continued

bsides: littledidweknow

littledidweknow has been terrorizing Louisville with their unique brand of technical and chaotic metal for a number of years now. Their hard work has certainly paid off, resulting in getting signed to Subliminal Groove Records after the release of their first full-length in 2013. Leo spoke with vocalist Sully to get the scoop on their … Continued

Sourcing spring chickens for every yard

Victory garden propaganda during WWII urged citizens, namely women and children, to grow vegetables and raise chickens for eggs. At the time, self-sufficiency was considered a patriotic duty. Families stretched dollars and ration coupons by growing their own food. Today, consumers stretch household budgets with manufacturer’s coupons for processed food products; convenience is marketed over … Continued

It’s No Day for a Snow Day

It’s irresistible, isn’t it? The thought of an officially sanctioned day of playing hooky, all safe and warm with your kids and your dogs, snuggled up at home with a full pantry, three hundred cable channels and a bottle of wine for later. The oven’s cranking a pot roast and dough’s rising underneath a gingham … Continued

Staffpicks

<film> Wednesday, Feb. 25 ‘Muffin Top: A Love Story’ Cinemark, Mall St. Matthews 5000 Shelbyville Road womenwhowrite.com $11; 7:30 p.m Local nonprofit Women Who Write is hosting a screening of the rom-com “Muffin Top: A Love Story.” Cathryn Michon writes, directs and stars in this film, playing Suzanne, a Women’s Studies professor at Malibu University, … Continued

Inbox

LEO Weekly welcomes letters that are brief (350 words max) and thoughtful. Ad hominem attacks will be ignored, and we need your name and a daytime phone number. Send snail mail to Inbox, 607 W. Main St., Suite 001, Louisville, Ky. 40202. Fax to 895-9779 or email to leo@leoweekly.com. We may edit for length, grammar … Continued

Interruptions

“Prepare yourself, you contemptible poltroon, for my imminent, bloody invasion into your heart or, if you don’t stand still, perhaps your left shoulder or your fundament. For as sure as you and your colleagues shall never again wear the vile fabrics of Europe, your death at this creekside today shall avenge my honorable lord’s character … Continued

‘Speaking’ of Homeland Security…

So far, it is difficult to tell whether or not Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are out joyriding in mom and dad’s car in the middle of the night or if they’ve reached the senior moment when their licenses need to be revoked. Whatever the case may be, they now have the keys to the … Continued

Legalization Now

The Kentucky legislature debated legalizing medical marijuana during this year’s legislative session. February 12, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo announced that his medical marijuana bill was not going to pass this year. Speaker Stumbo should be commended for trying to move our Commonwealth forward but his bill was a mere half measure. Kentucky should legalize … Continued

The Disease of Perfection

Project Beyoncé body has commenced for 2015! One of my goals for this year is to get back in shape. I needed to refocus on my fitness after a busy campaign season that created an estranged relationship between myself and the Louisville Athletic Club. I confess that I had not been happy about the lack … Continued