Etta James’s Aug. 16 show at The Louisville Palace has been canceled due to personal reasons, according to a statement from Outback Concerts. Ticket refunds are available immediately at point of purchase. Contact The Palace box office at 583-4555.
Amherst break up
Post-emo outfit Amherst play their final show at Headliners (1386 Lexington Rd., 584-8088) Aug. 22. Consume Consumer, Cougar Express, Sugar Glyder & The Past Times open. More info at myspace.com/amherst.
Todd Webster apparently knows a good thing when he has it, what with repeat performers coming back this fall. Kelly Richey Experience kicks it off at Stevie Ray’s with a doubleheader Aug. 21-22. Eddie Turner follows up Aug. 25, followed by Hamilton Loomis Aug. 31. Also on the horizon:
Sept. 1: Chris Cain
Sept. 3: Darrell Nulisch
Sept. 7: Tommy Castro
Sept. 21: Mem Shannon
Sept. 24: Stacey Micthhart
Oct. 6: Rick Estin and The Night Cats
Having just come off a date at the Vans Warped Tour in Cincinnati, southern Indiana outfit Creatures embark on a 10-date tour in late August, with an appearance at Dollfest in Columbia, S.C., on Sept. 4, and Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati in late September.
When 22-year-old Aly Tadros was offered her first paid gig, she had three original songs under her belt. The set called for two hours. She took it anyway. That gutsy attitude is throughout Aly’s debut album, Things Worth Keeping. Recorded and produced by Duane Lundy (Ben Sollee, These United States, Vandaveer), Things Worth Keeping is set for release on Aug. 22, and her US tour stops in Louisville next month — she’s touring with Seattle’s Alyse Black, who also has a new album out Oct. 1 called Hold Onto This. Aly Tadros, Alyse Black and Brother Stephen play Derby City Espresso (331 E. Market St.; 442-0523) Aug. 12. The $5 show starts at 8 p.m. Venue info at www.myspace.com/derbycityespresso.
Lunch with Bob
Bobby Falk plays WFPK’s Live Lunch. Noon, free, first-come, first seated, unless you’re a station member, in which case you have priority. Check www.wfpk.org or www.bobbyfalk.com for to-the-minute jazz.
Music of John Denver comes to Bardstown
On Aug. 6, “Take Me Home Country Roads: An Evening with the Music of John Denver and Emmylou Harris,” hits the stage at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater. Bardstowners Gary Vidito and Rene Hardesty Buckman debut at 8 p.m.
Vidito is a veteran banjo player with “Stephen Foster: The Musical,” as is Buckman.
Tickets are $15 and available at Bardstown Booksellers or by phone at 349-3204, or on the day of the show at the theater.