Issue March 26, 2013

Industrial chic

Mayor Greg Fischer and several Louisville business leaders held a press conference at the corner of Bells Lane and South 41st Street on Tuesday to herald the next phase of “cultural renovation” in west Louisville’s Rubbertown neighborhood. The area — known best for a mix of environmentally hazardous chemical plants and low-income housing — is … Continued

Houndmouth fans betrayed by band’s success

Houndmouth fans betrayed by band’s success Houndmouth, the locally based Americana quartet who bolted to an international recording contract in less than six months, left Louisville in January for a series of dates supporting more established acts, such as Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Lucero, Drive-By Truckers and Alabama Shakes. “What the fuck’s wrong with … Continued

Plugged In

Readers are strongly encouraged to call ahead to verify these listings. To get your musical act listed, send email to pberkowitz@leoweekly.com 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 27 Air Devils Inn: … Continued

B-sides

WFPK’s jazz problem Doctors at hospitals in Dupont Circle have reported increased cases of patients arriving at their emergency rooms on Sundays, complaining of symptoms ranging from migraines, dizziness and panic attacks to full-blown hallucinations. Many cite the nine-hour long block of jazz programming on 91.9, WFPK as a likely cause. “The patients we’re seeing … Continued

Fake Issue 2013: Get off Papa John’s ass

Now, listen here. When Papa John Schnatter announced plans last week to personally spit on his company’s one-billionth pizza, the naysayers and cynics went hog-wild. “It’s degrading,” some said. “An insult to his customers and a personal health risk,” shouted others. Still, others claimed it would make “an already sodium-laden pizza even saltier, especially if … Continued

Fake Issue 2013

Former Lynn’s employees form support group, smash ugly lamps In the aftermath of the much-publicized closure of Louisville brunch behemoth Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, an alarming number of former employees are suffering from a new strain of post-traumatic stress disorder. Dubbed Post-Lynn’s Stress Disorder, or PLSD, by University of Louisville Hospital psychiatrists, some 40-plus former servers, … Continued

‘Hellmouth’ discovered beneath KFC Yum! Center

Members of the Louisville Arena Authority and the Kentucky State Fair Board actively worked to conceal a portal to Hell beneath the underground parking garage of the KFC Yum! Center, according to an open records request. Documents obtained from the Arena Authority and the Fair Board reveal that, before and during construction of the nearly … Continued

Staffpicks

<RETAIL> Wednesday, March 27 Cat Scratch Fever Feeders Supply 315 Baxter Ave. feederssupply.com Free; 11 a.m. Feeders Supply has run 14 regional stores for several decades, and now they’re investing in today’s hottest retail concept — a micro-record store. Cat Scratch Fever will focus exclusively on used and broken vinyl records found in Goodwill stores, … Continued

Inbox — March 27, 2013

Smear Campaign I was quite miffed when LEO switched to fancy magazine paper a few years ago. The only reason I pick up this publication is to have free access to The New York Times Crossword Puzzle (which, not to brag, I manage to successfully complete most weeks). Much to my chagrin, the shiny new … Continued

Mother of the Belle: I raised The Bar Belle

  I turned my column over to my mother this week, hoping she could provide insight into to why I enjoy balancing beer bottles on my head. I didn’t realize she’d actually say yes … and then want to take over my space permanently. I’m letting my liver rest before March Madness bleeds into Derbytime, … Continued

McDonald’s in NuLu to offer locally produced fat and cholesterol

McDonald’s announced this week it will open another of its recognizable chain hamburger restaurants on East Market Street, this one in the arts and dining district known as NuLu. McDonald’s CEO Donald Thompson said the new restaurant will feature a burgers-and-fries-themed menu like other locations but will offer locally produced health risks to customers. “The … Continued

Theater: What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Romeo?

‘Show Me That Smile: A Tribute to Sitcoms of the ’80s’ An Alley Theater production. Continues through April 20. Directed by Kenn Parks. The folks at Alley Theater, Louisville’s very own experimental theater company, have jumped in a DeLorean and gone back to the ’80s for their latest musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Titled … Continued

Culture: Peace, out

It was a serene and sunny Saturday at Waterfront Park, where droves of friendly, free-spirited folks swayed in unison to the hypnotic sounds of folk tunes. But what started as an afternoon of peace, love and understanding at the annual Mighty Kindness Hootenanny ended in chaos, hate and anarchy when one person’s angry outburst sparked … Continued

Comedy: ‘Is this thing on?’

At a press conference last Friday in front of Comedy Caravan, Mayor Greg Fischer announced plans to put his knack for awkward, deadpan humor to use by becoming Louisville’s next occasionally funny comedian. “I was talking to a senior adviser the other day about taxation, urban renewal and other important but boring stuff, and I … Continued

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Video TapeWorm — for real!

THIS WEEK’S TWIN PEEKS: JOHN DIES AT THE END 2012; $14.98-$29.98; R Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes are Dave and John, the unlikely would-be saviors of our world after a rampantly addictive drug causes its victims to transcend time and dimensions — creating a portal for shadowy otherworldly invaders! Wonderful low-rent nonsense from Don Coscarelli, … Continued