For old-school Louisvillians, fond memories run deep for places such as Butchertown Pub, Uncle Pleasant’s, Coyote’s and Tewligan’s as beloved live music venues. They’re long gone, and the music scene here has shifted in the time since those spots, along with others, enjoyed their heydays as go-to venues for all the best shows. But a new crop of venues has arisen of late, with others in the works, adding more options to an already-vibrant scene that includes the Louisville Palace, Headliners Music Hall, Zanzabar and Kaiju, among numerous others Interestingly, three of the new venues exist in familiar locations: Odeon, in the former Butchertown Pub space; The Bourbon Hall, where Coyote’s once operated and Nirvana, in the former Tewligan’s Tavern spot. In a way, Louisville is seeing an embarrassment of riches with these additions. Many believe the city is primed and ready for more concert halls, which is why Gravely co-owner, Nathaniel Gravely, a music … [Read more...] about Five new live music venues in Louisville, from large to small
The medium, as Marshall McLuhan famously put it, is the message. The Louisville Fringe Festival, which opened last weekend and continues through Saturday, is a prime example. From the beginning, the organizers (who, doubtless, will guffaw at the use of that particular word) set out to create an event worthy of the moniker “Fringe.” During the call for submissions, the Fringers oft-repeated motto was, “It won’t be perfect.” They didn’t ask submitters to think outside the Platonic metaphorical box that tedious pedants and managers stand atop while pretending to love creativity. They just posited a boxless world and invited people to move in. My advice is to embrace that idea and just leap into the schedule without overthinking it. It’s a creative maelstrom, and the guiding principle is discovery rather than predictability. The lineup includes all manner of productions, and, let’s face it, after the event, you can have as much fun dissecting … [Read more...] about Louisville Fringe Festival, a creative maelstrom
Last Wednesday was a good one at Butchertown Social’s trivia night. It just so happened all the teams were women, and it just so happened there was a cluster of trucks and machines just outside, working to pave the Story Avenue/Frankfort Avenue intersection as quickly as possible. The trucks were powerful, and our chairs were metal — highly conductive. Morale was high as I looked around and saw the other teams smoking imaginary cigarettes and praising the gods of roadwork (perhaps for the first time ever), and morale was even higher for me when it was over, and I was able to pop over to the next table and do what I’ve spent the past two weeks doing: interrogating queer women about the lesbian dating scene in Louisville. The Social isn’t a gay bar — though it’s certainly queer-friendly — which makes running into other queer women extra exciting. The national and local decline of the lesbian bar is curious because it doesn’t mean that … [Read more...] about Where are the lesbians in Louisville?
MONDAY 2018 World Dainty ChampionshipHauck’s Handy StoreFree | 5 p.m.If rain doesn’t wash it out, the 48th annual World Dainty Championships will be a great way to get to know your Schnitzelberg. Started in 1970 by George Hauck, dainty is an old German street game where players hit a small stick to see how far it goes. Anyone 45 or older can compete, but everyone can watch and cheer. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates. TUESDAY Scientific Proofs: Hurricanes in Kentucky?Mellow MushroomFree | 6:30-7:30 p.m.Scientific Proofs bills itself as a monthly “gathering for grownups who like to geek out on science.” This month’s topic is “Hurricanes in Kentucky?” Dr. Jason Naylor, an assistant professor at UofL, will share his research on atmospheric science and severe weather phenomena of tornadoes and hurricanes. On the Record with Ryland Barton: Attica ScottMile Wide Beer Co.Free | 6-7 p.m.State Rep. … [Read more...] about 10 under $5 – What To Do This Week In Louisville (7/30)
Thomas Novelly Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:29 p.m. UTC Jun 28, 2018 Louisville Metro Police arrested a man who kept officers in a four-and-a-half hour standoff in the Taylor Berry neighborhood Wednesday evening. Adam Ball, 31, of Louisville, was arrested Wednesday and is charged with evading arrest, auto theft and operating a vehicle with expired plates and an invalid license, according to Metro Corrections. Background: Man surrenders after hourslong standoff with police in Taylor Berry Louisville Metro Police and its SWAT team responded to a call around 2:15 p.m. after Ball fled from officers at a traffic stop, police said. Ball had an outstanding felony warrant. Ball ran into a home in the 1100 block of Tennessee Avenue. Police spokesman Matt Sanders said Ball knew the residents of the home. Sanders told the Courier Journal that at least three people were inside the home, two of them left immediately. One woman inside was taking a shower … [Read more...] about Louisville police arrest suspect after SWAT standoff in Taylor Berry