Baby D's Bagels
$20 Worth of Food and Drink for Only $10
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The Astronaut

Wax Fang
DON'T PANIC
You hate to use the word “progressive” before rock only due to all of the horrible connotations: Overwrought, masturbatory, flagellating storylines and soloing masquerading as musicianship
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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.

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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.
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Mr. Sunshine

Marc Adams
SELF-RELEASED
Life isn’t like kindergarten. One doesn’t get high marks just for “satisfactory”; it’s sink or swim.
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Me and Armini

Emiliana Torrini
(ROUGH TRADE)

Nobody knows it but everybody’s already heard Emiliana Torini.

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Shark Week

VOLP
MIXED NATION
Why is his album called Shark Week, you ask? Because he’s the “Great White Hope.” Oy. Excuse me while I shake my head on the branding alone.
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On his first solo outing, University of Louisville Professor Ansyn Banks demonstrates that he is also a consummate student.

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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.

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Purple Sounds

Zach Brock
CRISS CROSS JAZZ

After several excellent albums, Lexington native and DownBeat Rising Star Violinist Zach Brock’s second for well-respected Criss Cross pays tribute to several of his influences, from pioneers

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Caravan

The John La Barbera Big Band
JAZZ COMPASS

Many big bands embrace “more is more” with flashy showpieces: not this one.