Issue March 5, 2013

Rise of the DJs

To be at the Germantown nightclub Zanzabar at 1 a.m. on a Saturday night that has become a Sunday morning is to be several things. Most likely, you are young, between 21 and 29. You are probably pretty drunk, though not too drunk yet, if you’re at all civilized (give it another hour). If you’re … Continued

Wicked statecraft kills bills

The train was so freighted with baggage and on such a fast track — greased by lobbyists — that it barreled through a committee before the AARP’s alarms were heard. Moments later, in the mother of all unintended consequences, it collided with a raging bull on the state Senate floor. Its wreckage is rusting uncomfortably, … Continued

Keep on the Sunny Side

Finding something to do “Baby mammoth dies, sinks in tar pit, as helpless mother looks on …”  Cherie Currie, lead singer of the awesome 1970s band The Runaways, is a chainsaw artist. She carves grizzly bears holding Bibles and giant raccoons and mermaids out of palm trees and sells them out of her front yard. … Continued

Take me to your leader

A new work group recently assembled by Metro Council President Jim King will soon begin a series of meetings to tackle reform of Neighborhood Development Funds, the $75,000 in yearly grants council doles out to each district for local projects and organizations. Such grants have come under fire in recent years for their lack of … Continued

Plugged In

Readers are strongly encouraged to call ahead to verify these listings. To get your musical act listed, send email to with PLUGGED IN in the subject line. The deadline is FRIDAY at NOON the week before the show happens. We do not accept listings via social networking sites.   Wed MAR 6 Air Devils … Continued


Rock ’n’ roll high school The most buzzed-about young band in Louisville today might be its youngest. Drummer Cameron Lowe formed The Debauchees with guitarist/vocalist Sydney Chadwick and bassist Ashley Bowen, who sat down with LEO to talk tunes. Newly signed to Sonablast Records, they open for labelmates Nerves Junior at the Monkey Wrench tonight, … Continued

Clean slate

A handful of bills circulating in Frankfort that would ease state limitations on record expungements for convicted criminals has provoked political posturing among city leaders regarding the extent of the proposed legislation and, more broadly, opened debate on punishment versus rehabilitation. The bills — SB 79, SB 90, HB 57 and HB 47 — would … Continued

Whitehorse’s loud live life

Whitehorse released their second full-length album, the memorably titled The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss, last year, but they’re not exactly newcomers to the music business. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet established themselves in their native Canada well before their 2006 marriage helped them decide to make beautiful music together full-time. Doucet … Continued

Video TapeWorm

THIS WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS: HITCHCOCK 2012; $33.98-$39.98; PG-13 Two of the world’s great actors, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren — neither of which can resist hamming it up when the need arises — go whole-hog in this look at the relationship between the great director and his wife — and his infatuation with Janet Leigh … Continued


<BOOK> Thursday, March 7 James Markert Barnes & Noble The Summit • 327-0410 Free; 6:30 p.m. Long before the Waverly Hills Sanatorium became a haunted tourist destination, it was a haven for the sick. The hospital opened in 1910 to accommodate patients stricken with tuberculosis, a deadly bacterial disease that was rampant in Louisville’s swampy … Continued

Inbox — March 6, 2013

Correction A photo caption in last week’s Staffpick about the Louisville Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet” was incorrect; the dancers pictured are Kristopher Wojtera and Kateryna Sellers. Told You So Regarding LEO Weekly’s Feb. 20 cover story “House of Cards,” I hate to say “I told you so.” Well, not really. I am one … Continued

Advice: Savage Love

Q: My girlfriend and I read your column religiously, and I have you to thank for being comfortable enough with my kinks to tell her about my interest in BDSM. She has indulged all my kinky fantasies and discovered some of her own. Our latest adventure has her locking up my dick in a CB-6000 … Continued

Theater: Celebrity and cynicism explored in ‘The Delling Shore’

‘The Delling Shore’ Continues through April 7 as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Written by Sam Marks. Directed by Meredith McDonough. For tickets or info, go to or call 584-1265. Celebrity — its corrupting allure and thin substance — is the driving force behind “The Delling Shore,” by Sam Marks, … Continued

Film: I shot Reagan

In case you haven’t guessed from the title, the new documentary “Let Fury Have the Hour” is intended to provoke. With rousing speeches and a raucous, music-video style, “Fury” will raise gooseflesh with like-minded viewers while raising hackles for those who can’t fathom why anyone would want to say unkind things about Ronald Reagan. The … Continued

Taste Bud: A different king of pizza

If you’ve read these pages in the last couple of years, you may have read about my beloved Pizza King, purveyor of a unique style of thin-crust pizza you have to cross the Ohio River to enjoy. Well, I started feeling a bit guilty after writing about Pizza King in the Aug. 10, 2011, edition … Continued

Blackstone settles in as Prospect destination

Some restaurants become landmarks through longevity in place, gaining familiarity by virtue of “always” having been there. The Seelbach’s Oakroom and Brown Hotel’s English Grill fall easily into this category of historic worth, and a generation of Baby Boom icons — the original Bristol, Jack Fry’s, Lilly’s, Equus, Pat’s, DelFrisco’s and quite a few more … Continued

Art: History distorted

We all know the names Timothy McVeigh and Adam Lanza, but how many of us can name the 9/11 hijackers? How many of us know what they look like — the 19 men whose acts of violence caused the loss of so many American lives, the strongest economy in the world to stutter, and launched … Continued