White Reaper

Louisville’s White Reaper has spent several years ascending through the national ranks with their mixture of modern fuzz-punk sensibilities and classic rock tropes, rolling them together in a extremely distinctive way, while managing constant and gradual evolution in the process — you know their songs when you hear them, but no two albums sound quite the same. While the band has played everywhere from this city’s smallest venues to the world’s biggest festivals, strangely, they actually seem to fit right in at the Kentucky State Fair — White Reaper’s giant hooks and magnetic energy can go toe-to-toe with the hair metal radio royalty that usually plays these stages.

Friday, Aug. 27

Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Exposition Center
8 p.m. | Free with fair entry
937 Phillips Lane