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Music This Weekend, JULY 4th EDITION

Posted in Art, Drink, Happenings, Music, Music This Weekend, State of StateoftheCommonwealth on July 3, 2008 by stateofthecommonwealth

It’s another busy weekend (of the nice three-day with holiday variety), with plenty of things to do out and about town. So let’s get started.

Hip Check Flier

Tonight at the Monkeywrench (at the corner of Barrett and Winter), DJ Kim Sorise will be spinning soul, funk, a little rock n’ roll, and all kinds of good-time party music, with no cover, starting at 10 pm. Much like last week, we’ll be joining her for an hour or so to play some jams. Drop on by, then head over to the Nach Bar for:

Bejeezus Flier

Whoa, that’s a big eagle! That’s right, Bejeezus magazine — one of the best mags around, in our opinion — is hosting a party at the Nach Bar with Speed to Roam, Relic, Andrew Iafrate with Buck Holiday, and Shakey. Things get under way at 9 pm, and it’s free!

Tomorrow, of course, the big shows are at the Waterfront with Los Lobos, Candy Coburn, JJ Grey and Mofro, Patrick Hughes, Gary Allen, and George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic (more information here); and “Weird Al” Yankovic at the Iroquois Ampitheater — but you probably know about those already (and they’re getting enough publicity anyway).

Rude Weirdo Flier

So let’s move on to Saturday night, when Rude Weirdo and Trophy Wives play at 6th and Oak. As the show is being presented by Louisville Lip Records, 3 new CDs (by Rude Weirdo, Trophy Wives and Boxmaker, respectively) will be given away at the door! That’s pretty amazing, we gotta say. 10 pm, $5.

Last but not least, even though it’s a week away on July 10th, we’re gonna give you the heads up about a show that we’re promoting/curating. That’s right, we’re dipping our toes back into the difficult waters of underground music show promotion (we have no idea why), and we’d like to tell you about it. So here goes: Thursday, July 10th at Derby City Espresso we’re proud to present an evening of experimental music with Shedding, Tusk Lord, Caboladies, Hunted Creatures and Chris Niels. Shedding and Caboladies are from right here in the Bluegrass State, while Tusk Lord, Hunted Creatures and Chris Niels are visiting from Pennsylvania on a short, summer tour. Come on out, it’s sure to be a blast. Derby City Espresso is located at 331 E. Market Street (between Preston and Floyd), 8 pm, $5.


As You’ve Probably Noticed…

Posted in State of StateoftheCommonwealth on June 18, 2008 by stateofthecommonwealth

we’ve taken a bit of a break this week. Been really busy, and kind of sick, as well. So aside from some Terrastock coverage (hopefully), we don’t really expect to be back until next week. C’est la vie.