But never too hot to get out on weekned and have fun. Take for example ….
If you brew it, they will come.
No city loves its beer more than the Fleur de Leis and this weekend’s celebration should be an epic showcase of the weirdness that thrives in Louisville. Local and regional breweries, local food and local business will all down at our one and only semi-professional baseball stadium.
This is an event that has been creating quite the buzz around town. Free entry to an event that hosts all local made products may seem unfamiliar to many, but these are the events that the city should strive to host as frequent as possible.
Like many of the street fests that have already come and gone this summer, Louisville Brewfest will let guests experience an authentic sense of non-corporate community.
The cheery folk-rock music of Supertruck will be the perfect headliner as the beer settles and everyone is ready to lift their glasses to give toast to the city we all love.
If it is local, there is a good chance you will find it Friday down at the Brewfest. Ecstatic I am for the music, the food and the extraordinary people watching.
Certainly the highlight of the weekend ….
Four brothers all from the seed of a Virginian Theologian comprise the band named after that very father, Sons of Bill. Under their father’s guidance, the boys have made becoming a traditional, home cooked Southern Gentlemen an ultimate desire. A desire only matched by the brother’s pursuit in the music industry.
The band’s lyricism creates imagery of southern romance. A blend of modern lust twisted up in the norms of the past. You can hear the hope for the love that the boys and many of us Southerners grew up believing in while hearing the band’s folky-rock sound. Listen to the song, “The Trees,” and it will remind many of moments you questioned your relationship, they wonder if such a relationship is their ultimate destiny, or the fear of another poetic tragedy.
The band’s sound is similar to many artists Louisvillians crave and bend knees to, such as the The Drive By Truckers, old-school Wilco and Bonnie Prince Billy. The brothers grew up learning about folk music indigenous to their Virginia homeland from their father.
Sons of Bill is brilliant at grabbing your attention and making you listen. It is soft, sweet and you crave to know every lyric as the brothers harmonize.
Uncle Slayton’s is developing quite the initimate, sensual and non-superficial music scene. Romance must be a brew down at the storied venue. Sons of Bill will continue the trend so start your night with a lady, a man, or your lonesome, because all will be invited to the band’s portrayal of the 21st Century Southern Gentleman.
Music starts with Edgehill Avenue around 9 p.m.
Uncle Slayton’s is at 1017 East Broadway between Phoenix Hill and downtown.
If you happened to catch Hey Champ last week, or are a fan of upbeat pop-dance music, pursue your happiness down at Headliners Music Hall on Saturday. Yeasayer is in town, and they are here to make everyone get down and have a good time.
The catchy feel-good vibes of the Brooklyn-based psychedelic pop group caught the world’s attention in 2010. The band has prepared its second album and just began a world tour, with its fifth stop right here in Louisville.
There have been a slew of electro-dance bands that hit Louisville recently, and Saturday’s turnout at Headliner’s should be very reflective of how Louisville is “into” dance music.
I saw the band at Lollapalooza a few years ago, and they are a lot of fun. The vocals and harmonies are layered with funky guitar playing, experimental electronic sounds and lots of big drums, all making the listeners feel as if they were at some wild dance party in a favela outside of Rio.
I am sure there will be plenty of young gunz there dressed in neon, but any dance enthusiasts, or those trying to find similar sounds to Michael Jackson, are encouraged to catch Yeasayer on Saturday.
Headliners is at 1386 Lexington Rd., next to Distillery Commons near Butchertown.