About State of the Commonwealth

Recently returned-to-Louisville native blogs daily about Kentucky news, politics, music, sports, arts, travel, and anything else that seems relevant or interesting. Here are some other web things I do:

http://www.last.fm/user/hstencil – most recently listened-to tracks on last.fm.
http://flickr.com/people/21857994@N00 – photos on flickr.
http://youtube.com/user/hstencil – videos on YouTube.
http://othersideoflife.wordpress.com – The Other Side of Life, an occasional blog about music.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712515718&ref=name – Facebook profile.

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7 Responses to “About State of the Commonwealth”

  1. Nice blog, very interesting. Thanks for the linkup.

  2. Phillip Olympia Says:

    awesome blog.. had a lot of fun browsing around.. just added it to my ‘favorites’. keep it up.

  3. Interesting stuff…looks like a lot of work. Do you take submissions about upcoming shows for Lou bands? If so, where/how?

  4. stateofthecommonwealth Says:

    Hey EA, you can send me an email at hstencil@yahoo.com to get a show listing on the blog. Just be sure to send it by Wednesday night, as I like to run listings on Thursdays. Thanks!

  5. hello, dane here. great blog!!just wanted to submit a flyer for my band sapat:) we played with grails at terrastock this summer and they were phenomenal!
    have a great day! here’s the html code for it on photobucket:)

  6. Your blog is very diverse. Would you be open to writing about Kentucky Opera and Louisville Orchestra? Shoot me an email, and we can connect.
    Cheers
    Heather

  7. Here are some Karate Body related upcoming shows this month:
    Nov. 2: eremy*JIrvin w/ Zee Avi @ Zanzabar. JIrvin’s exclusive track, “On My Own” appears on Vol. 9 of Louisville Is For Lovers. We still have copies of the limited edition red and white double vinyl available from our website, karatebodyrecords.com.

    Nov. 6: The Fervor w/ Smug Brothers @ Zanzabar. The Fervor’s new song, “No Apology” appears on The Green Belt limited edition split 7-inch, available now from us, ear X-tacy and Underground Sounds. Copies will be for sale at this show. Smug Brothers features former members of Guided By Voices. 9 p.m. $6.

    Nov. 14: Wussy @ Headliners (Dare To Care Food-raiser). Chuck Cleaver and Lisa Walker open the show. Wussy’s exclusive track “Fly Fly Fly” appears on The Green Belt split 7-inch. Harper Simon and Company of Thieves also perform.

    Nov. 14: Joe Manning @ Rudyard Kipling. Manning’s new song, “Lately at A Lesser Table” appears on The White Belt split 7-inch with riverboat soul provider Pokey LaFarge. Manning appears at The Rudyard Kipling alongside Scott Carney and Sardren Wells. It also happens to be Ken Pyle’s 69th birthday.

    Nov. 20: Phantom Family Halo @ Zanzabar. Phantom Family Halo’s double LPMonoliths & These Flowers Never Die is out now, and available from us, ear X-tacy and Underground Sounds. The band hits the road for a tour of the east coast and Canada Nov. 27 with Russian Circles and fellow Louisvillians Young Widows. NOTE: Each double LP comes with a free download card of the entire Phantom Family Halo album.

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