Jan 14, 2009 at 6:00 am

Halfway to Forecastle
J.K. McKnight’s constantly evolving Forecastle Festival spawned a preview last year with a benefit for Jimmy Levan at Headliners. This year’s locale is The Green Building, an architectural feat complete with solar panels, insulation from recycled denim and one of the few “living walls” in the world. The lineup:

DJ 2nd Nature
The Protomen
Jansport “Battle of the Bands” Winner
Ekoostik Hookah
Buffalo Killers
OK Deejays (upstairs)

If Buffalo Killers sound familiar, they should: The Cincinnati group is labelmates with Black Diamond Heavies and have opened for The Black Crowes and The Black Keys. That’s all kinds of black. Hear here: myspace.com/buffalokillers. Tickets for Saturday’s all-ages show are $12 and are available at ear X-tacy. Set times are at forecastlefest.com.

For Marcy
Two years ago, Marcy Corder, a military veteran and singer of the band French Quarter, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has since survived four surgeries, including two brain operations, which, as you can probably guess, aren’t cheap. Her husband is a contractor who has been laid off for the season, and they have two kids.

On Saturday, The Rudyard Kipling (422 W. Oak St., 636-1311) hosts a benefit for Corder to help her pay her medical bills. Karma Kane, which features two members from French Quarter, performs, and gifts donated from Macy’s, Davis Jewelers and Churchill Downs tickets will be raffled off. All donations are welcome. Those who cannot attend can mail donations to 5405 Wintergreen Road, Louisville, Ky., 40272. Showtime is 8 p.m.

LEO Music ’Cast

Noise Pollution Records founders Brandon Skipworth and Nathan Smallwood talk about re-releasing Evergreen’s last CD and what’s ahead for them in 2009. Listen to the LEO Music ’Cast at leoweekly.com/music, myspace.com/leoweekly or download for free from iTunes. We’re on Facebook, too.