Issue June 16, 2009

B-Sides: Music & Other Ephemera

World Refugee Day

Kentucky Refugee Ministries will host a concert on Sunday, June 21 at 3 p.m. Jazz pianist Harry Pickens is scheduled to perform, as well as an international chorus, at Comstock Hall in the University of Louisville’s School of Music. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

Doiron
Julie Doiron returns to Louisville June 25 at Skull Alley. Second Story Man and Egret open.

Five Important Questions with: Arnett Hollow

LEO: How come no one ever talks about who’s on the cover of a Wheaties box anymore?
Chris Rodahaffer, singer/guitarist: I think cell-phone shots of athletes taking bong rips have hurt the Wheaties stars. Who has time for breakfast these days?
Michael DuFresne, bassist: Well, since it became public that Reagan was using General Mills to launder money for the Iran-Contra affair, it’s become a bit of a faux pas.

LEO: Did you know S. Epatha Merkerson from “Law & Order” was on the show “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”?
CR: The transition from Mail Lady to Lieutenant was so smooth … honestly, I didn’t know ’til you asked. Is there anything Wikipedia doesn’t know?
MD: Actually, no I didn’t. But did you know she was also in “Navy Seals”? Cinematic masterpiece, if you ask me. I think you’ll agree, all other credits pale in comparison.

LEO: Slowest traffic light in Louisville?
CR: Used to be turning left from Westport Road onto Hubbards Lane. Maybe it just felt really long because I was out past curfew (Sorry, Ma and Pa).
MD: The one in the middle of the night that never turns … that you inevitably have to run.

LEO: I thought it was “holler,” not “hollow.” Your thoughts?
CR: The Arnett I’m familiar with is a “hollow” in North Carolina. We try not to “holler” at folks, but do encourage them to “holla back.”
MD: I think that depending on the company and situation, each could be taken as a pejorative term. So … um … valley?

LEO: Pretend you can develop your own social networking site. What’s the name?
CR: hollaholla.com
MD: www.louisvilleemporiumofmagicalmysteryandwonder.co.uk

Arnett Hollow celebrate the release of their new album, Night After Night, at 8 p.m. June 26 at Theatre Square.