cd-star anna.jpg

Alone in This Together

Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs
LOCAL 638

The young woman stared back at me from the black-and-white photo on her website.

cd-lou-love.jpg

Louisville Is For Lovers Vol. 10

Various Artists
SELF-RELEASED

John King’s tenure as the sultan of Louisville love songs has sadly come to an end.

music-CD-red-parole.jpg

Red Parole

Seluah
KARATE BODY
A Spiderland for a new generation, Seluah’s long-gestating first full-length album is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Music_review_JetBlackOrchid.jpg

Jet Black orchid

Jet Black Orchid
(Self Released)

What Jet Black Orchid seems so apt to channel is that kind of easy rock vibe found in The Black Crowes’ music.

Music_reviews_PinkFloyd_EndlessRiver.jpg

Endless River

Pink Floyd
(Columbia)

The newest and perhaps last from Pink Floyd, the largely instrumental “Endless River,” is a retread of their previous material and is not bad by any measure — it just lacks soul.

Music_reviews_Jacuzzi_SmokeToThis.jpg

Smoke To This

Jacuzzi
(Self Released)

There is an undeniable ‘80s veneer that envelops everything with “Smoke To This,” a retrospective collection of tracks from Louisville electro-indie act Jacuzzi.

Music_reviews_HowellDandy_Mixtape.jpg

Mixtape

Howell Dawdy
(Self Released)

Howell Dawdy plays like the spiritual heir of early-’90s-era Beck, like an eternal loop of the manically insane “Stereopathetic Soul Manure” filtered through the hip-hop-flavored

Music_reviews_FKATwigs.jpg

LP1

FKA Twigs
(Young Turks)

Electronic music has grown up.

CD-Jalin-Roze.jpg

Grand National Dreams

Jalin Roze
SELF-RELEASED
The return of Jalin Roze, 18 months after The Brilliance (an eternity in rap years), couldn’t come at a better time.
CD-Ben purdom.jpg

Meets the Morning

Ben Purdom
(SELF-RELEASED)

With his plaintive vocals and coffeehouse-friendly acoustic backdrops, it’d be tempting to think of Ben Purdom as just another earnest Louisville singer-songwriter.