Music This Weekend, Apr.4-6

Yet again, it’s another weekend with probably way too many good shows to see in Louisville and around the region. Not that we’re complaining; last weekend was dead, and we didn’t even get around to doing our weekly Music This Weekend post. But the week before that, whew! Anyway, let’s get started on what’s brewin’ around the ‘Ville this weekend.

Tonight, at the St. John’s Renaissance Theater on Market Street, Louisville hardcore legend and former singer of Malignant Growth/Fading Out, Mr. Brett Eugene Ralph will be performing as part of the National Poetry Month celebration organized by Thousand Poets. Brett will be playing what he calls “a one-time-only ‘chamber country’ performance backed by Peter Searcy on cello and Jamie Daniel on violin.” Also on the bill are the Big Time Band, as well as poetry readings by Adam Day and Erin Keane. St. John’s Church is at 637 E. Market Street, 8 pm start, $5. Additionally, Brett will be reading poetry from his forthcoming book Black Sabbatical on Saturday at the uzoMa Gallery at 1813 Frankfort Avenue, with free admission.


For metalheads, there’s a fine show at Uncle Pleasant’s tonight with Anagnorisis, Abominant, Darkness Undying and Blade of the Ripper. 7:30 pm, 18+ $6. Anagnorisis is currently looking for a new drummer and guitarist, so if that’s your thing, drop ’em a line.


Saturday night, local heavy dudes the Glasspack are playing one last show before heading to Holland for the Roadburner Festival (scroll down to the Saturday item). The Broken Spurs will be filling in for Plows, who had to cancel. It’s at the Longshot Tavern, 2232 Frankfort Avenue, 10 pm, and it’s free!

Also, Horsehead Nebula (members of Dead Child, the Phantom Family Halo and more), Rude Weirdo and Bad Blood are playing another free show on Saturday night at Cahoot’s. 10:30 pm.

At the 9:30 Listening Room on Saturday night, an art and music event titled “Unusual Animals” curated by Asthmatic Kitty Records will open, featuring performances by Ultra Pulverize, Shedding, the Town Criers and Squeeze-Bot. 6:30 pm, all ages, free, with more information here.

In Lexington on Saturday, the Jack Wright/Michael Johnsen Duo (from Pennsylvania) plays the Frowny Bear with C. Spencer Yeh (also of Burning Star Core) and Three Legged Race. The Frowny Bear is located at 208 Forest Park Rd., 8:30 pm, All Ages, $3-5 donation (more info at


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