BoomBozz Taphouse
$20 Worth of Food for Only $10!
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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.

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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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Me and Armini

Emiliana Torrini
(ROUGH TRADE)

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

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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.
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Die Forever

CROSS
SOPHOMORE LOUNGE
Ma Turner and R Clint Colburn immediately stepped into the touring lifestyle shortly after becoming a band. Later, Louisvillian Peter Townsend joined.
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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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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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Doghouse Flowers

Jon Ashley
DEPARTURE

Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers is an earnest collection of depressed country songs that tell tales of pretty much every woman who has done him wrong.

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Way Out Weather

Steve Gunn

Assuming the vernacular here, vis-a-vis “way out” as a righteous analog, then there is definitely truth in advertising: This is definitely sunny, breezy weather music.

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Side A / Side B

Nemo Achida

Released as two separate EPs, Nemo Achida’s run of consistently good, if not great, hip-hop continues. Side A is produced by Jet Taylor, B by Pinky Liberachi, with one self-produced cut.