All The Moshing We Saw At Knocked Loose's Hometown Shows

Louisville’s own metalcore / hardcore punk band Knocked Loose played three epic hometown shows. One at Portal on Thursday, June 13, and…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Knocked Loose
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Where To Celebrate Record Store Day 2024 In Louisville

Record Store Day 2024 is Saturday, April 20.Originally created by the retail organization the Department of Record Stores in 2007 to "celebrate…

By Aria Baci

Better Days Records
921 Barret Ave.The 17th Record Store Day at Better Days Records promises more than 5,000 titles for sale. Among these are LPs, 12" vinyl singles, 45 RPMs, CDs, and cassette tapes at 25% off. The Germantown shop will be amped with a live broadcast by LRS102.com, a live performance by MachineMan, a pop-up vintage toy shop, and chances to win tickets to Louder Than Life 2024 throughout the day.
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PHOTOS: Sweater Fest 2023 Filled Headliners With Music And Moshing

The all-ages music festival and charity benefit event Sweater Fest returned for its third year on Saturday at Headliners. The lineup included…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Anemic Royalty
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PHOTOS: Monsters And Mosh Pits: Everything We Saw At No Comply 3

No Comply, a homegrown local music and skating festival, returned to the Dave Armstrong Extreme Park on Saturday. The lineup included Surfaced,…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: Monsters And Mosh Pits: Everything We Saw At No Comply 3
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PHOTOS: All The Fans We Saw At Louder Than Life 2023

At this point, Louder Than Life needs no introduction; if you've been following our pre- and post-festival coverage from the past week…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: All The Fans We Saw At Louder Than Life 2023
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PHOTOS: All The Bands We Saw At Louder Than Life 2023

The rock festival Louder Than Life returned to the Highland Festival Grounds at the Expo Center this past weekend, bringing with it…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: All The Bands We Saw At Louder Than Life 2023
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PHOTOS: Everything We Saw At Bourbon & Beyond 2023

The four-day music festival Bourbon & Beyond once again filled the Highland Festival Grounds at the Expo Center with thousands of fans,…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: Everything We Saw At Bourbon & Beyond 2023
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[Photos] Seven Sense Festival Returns

Seven Sense Festival made a return from a five-year absence this weekend with two days of local and national music talent. Headliner's…

By LEO Weekly Staff

The Daddy Sisters
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PHOTOS: Billy Porter's "Black Mona Lisa" At The Louisville Palace

Billy Porter, a Broadway star and fashionista known for his glamorous androgynous outfits, brought his "Black Mona Lisa" tour to the Louisville…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: Billy Porter's "Black Mona Lisa" At The Louisville Palace
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Everything We Saw At Louisville's Poorcastle 2023

The nonprofit, locally-focused Poorcastle is the antithesis of corporate-fueled massive music festivals, and over three days of perfect weather in Breslin Park…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Thee Tabs
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[Photos] Waterfront Wednesdays Are In Full Swing, Here's What We Saw In April

Waterfront Wednesday is the final Wednesday of each month. It happens at the Great Lawn in Waterfront Park hosting national and local…

By LEO Weekly Staff

All Photos by Dale Hewlett.
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[Photos] Algiers, Party Dozen and Jaye Jayle at Whirling Tiger 3/30/23

Atlanta post-punk band Algiers brought their show to The Whirling Tiger on Thursday, March 30. They played with Party Dozen from Sydney…

By LEO Weekly Staff

[Photos] Algiers, Party Dozen and Jaye Jayle at Whirling Tiger 3/30/23
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PHOTOS: Drive-By Truckers And Margo Cilker In Louisville

The Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers played Old Forester's Paristown Hall last Friday with support from singer-songwriter Margo Cilker. Check out LEO's…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: Drive-By Truckers And Margo Cilker In Louisville
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22 Songs That Mention Louisville (That Aren't By Louisville Artists)

Louisville has plenty of local musicians and musical exports who rep the 'Ville to a wider audience, but what about non-Louisvillian musicians…

By LEO Weekly Staff

 Drake — “Sandra’s Rose” 
     “Louisville hush money for my young gunners
     Rick Pitino, I take 'em to strip clubs and casinos”
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Photos: Death Cab For Cutie Kicked Off Their Tour In Louisville, Here's A Look Back At The Show

Death Cab For Cutie graced the Old Forester's Paristown Hall stage on Friday, Jan 27, for the kickoff of their tour in…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Death Cab for Cutie graced the stage at Old Forester's Paristown Hall on Friday, Jan. 27.
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PHOTOS: The Whirling Tiger Reopens With Two Sold-Out Houndmouth Concerts

Houndmouth, the New Albany alt-blues band best known for hits like "Darlin'" and "Sedona," returned to Louisville on Friday and Saturday for…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Houndmouth, the New Albany alt-blues band best known for hits like "Darlin'" and "Sedona," returned to Louisville on Friday and Saturday for two sold-out concerts at The Whirling Tiger to celebrate the venue's grand reopening.
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Best Songs of 2022: 20 Of Our Favorites From Louisville Area Artists

LEO loves a list, and this is one of our yearly favorites. Louisville is a creative town. Art, food, music — it’s…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Best Songs
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PHOTOS: TrapKingKai, Pleasure Boys And Casey Powell Performed At The Whirling Tiger

The recently-reopened venue The Whirling Tiger had a local showcase featuring TrapKingKai, Pleasure Boys And Casey Powell on Friday, Dec. 30. Here…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Casey Powell
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20 Of The Best LEO Music Reviews of 2022

Louisville knows how to get down, and our music reviews prove it. Check out 20 of our favorite music reviews from 2022.

By LEO Weekly Staff

Joan Shelley
    "The music of Joan Shelley is a salve for the worst of times," Syd Bishop writes. Read more here.
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PHOTOS: Here's What We Saw At The Wet Leg and Faux Real Concert

There are a bunch of reasons why it’s fun to watch scrappy young art rock bands blow up and find a wild…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: Here's What We Saw At The Wet Leg and Faux Real Concert
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Color, Crescendos, And Conga Lines: Everything We Saw At The Louisville Orchestra's Philharmonia Fantastique Dance Party

On Saturday, the Louisville Orchestra hosted "Philharmonia Fantastique," a unique, colorful concert/dance party. In the first piece, "The Unanswered Question" by Charles…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Color, Crescendos, And Conga Lines: Everything We Saw At The Louisville Orchestra's Philharmonia Fantastique Dance Party
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PHOTOS: Everything We Saw At My Morning Jacket's Halloween Costume Ball

My Morning Jacket is rightfully regarded as one of the best live bands of their generation, but Saturday’s concert at the KFC…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Morning Jacket's Halloween Costume Ball
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PHOTOS: Hip-Hop And Halloween Costumes: Everything We Saw At The Louisvillanella And Friends Halloween Party

The same weekend that a certain ultra-famous rapper from Louisville made his hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live," more than a dozen…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Louisvillanella and Friends Halloween Party
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PHOTOS: Hardcore Music and Headlocks: Everything We Saw At Fright Night 4

On Saturday, indie wrestlers from around the country and four local hardcore bands (Prayer Line, Ghost Bomb, Sacred Sorrow and Taken Lives)…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: Hardcore Music and Headlocks: Everything We Saw At Fright Night 4
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23 Essential Karaoke Spots In Louisville And Southern Indiana

Feeling stir-crazy? Need a place to sing your heart out without waking the neighbors? LEO’s got you covered. We did deep-dive and…

By LEO Weekly Staff

NoraeBar
    717 E. Market St.
    
    NoraeBar is in the bustling NuLu neighborhood and bills itself as “Louisville’s No. 1 karaoke venue.” There is an “epic” karaoke main stage and nine private song rooms (21 and over only).
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PHOTOS: Muse Played An Intimate Concert At The Jim Beam Distillery

Muse, the English rock group behind hits like "Knights of Cydonia" and "Supermassive Black Hole," has played at Wembley Stadium, Madison Square…

By LEO Weekly Staff

PHOTOS: Muse Played An Intimate Concert At The Jim Beam Distillery
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PHOTOS: Everything We Saw At Louder Than Life 2022

Louder Than Life, the larger-than-life rock/metal/punk/hip-hop music festival, brought tens of thousands of people to the Kentucky Exposition Center from Thursday, Sept.…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Louder Than Life 2022
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8 Under-The-Radar Bands You Shouldn’t Miss At Louisville's Louder Than Life

Louder Than Life, the hard rock and metal fest featuring Nine Inch Nails, KISS and Red Hot Chili Peppers, returns to the…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Louder Than Life
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PHOTOS: Everything We Saw At Bourbon & Beyond 2022

Bourbon & Beyond, one of Louisville’s biggest music festivals, broke attendance records and brought a star-studded lineup to the the Highlands Festival…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Bourbon & Beyond 2022
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15 Under-The-Radar Bands You Shouldn’t Miss At Bourbon & Beyond And Louder Than Life

For the first time since 2019, Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life will happen on back-to-back weekends. Both Danny Wimmer Presents…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life
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PHOTOS: Corey Feldman Performing At Headliners Music Hall Last Night

Iconic actor Corey Feldman performed at Headliners Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The Tunesmiths and The Asshaulers opened. Here are our…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Corey Feldman
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PHOTOS: So It Was, Eastwood And Phourist and the Photons At Zanzabar (8/31)

On Wednesday, Aug. 31, So It Was, Eastwood And Phourist and the Photons performed at Zanzabar. Check out our photos via this…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Phourist and the Photons
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