Paa Kow
The Hideaway Saloon
Saturday August 16; Show 11 p.m.
$5 Door

Paa Kow is on a national tour with his new album Ask (it releases Aug 19). After Louisville he heads to venues like The Den @ Howlin Wolf in New Orleans, and Speakeasy in Austin. Hideaway grabbed them up for the Louisville show, and it might be the most unique sound in town this weekend. Paa Kow is from Ghana and takes the rhythm and traditions of his home and fuses them with American jazz and pop. He’s played with Victor Wooten, John Gunther, and more. This is a show, band and musician you’ll love.

O’Kingdom (Album Release Party)
w/ Johari, The Alchemy Index, Brought By Giants, Greyhaven, and more

Nelligan Hall
Saturday August 16; 6 p.m.
Tickets $12

Hard rockers out of Louisville, O’Kingdom are hosting a huge party to kick of the national release of their latest album. Early this week O’Kingdom was on the verge of breaking the 10 Top Daily Metal sales on iTunes charts. Something Louisville should be talking about. They’ve already toured New York, Ohio, and Michigan with this new release, and now bring the big party to their hometown. They are joined by national and regional bands including Johari, The Alchemy Index, Brought by Giants, and Greyhaven. It’s a huge night of heavy metal music at Portland’s Nelligan Hall.

Lazy Sunday (album release)
The New Vintage
Saturday August 16; Doors 8 p.m.
Tickets $5

Lazy Sunday have been putting themselves together, and what they consider their first serious album, for a couple years now. Thanks to a reached Kickstarter goal, Lazy Sunday gets to give fans their best work yet. Don’t miss a chance to see them live. These guys are in it for the long haul. If they work hard, in five years this will be a show you’ll tell friends you saw. The album is ready to release and The New Vintage hosts their party.

One More Time
Mercury Ballroom
Saturday August 16; Show 9 p.m.
Tickets $19

If you’re into paying less for tickets and getting a somewhat-experience, One More Time will give you the Daft Punk experience. In many cities this band would put you back $10-$15, but the set-up at Mercury Ballroom should be one of the best set-ups of the One More Time tour. It’s a light and laser show extravaganza in tribute mostly to Daft Punk’s 2007 Alive tour. Word is the ending of this show is worth the price of the ticket.

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Jason Sitzes
Jason Sitzes is a freelance writer/editor living in Austin via Louisville, New Orleans, Knoxville and his home town of Columbus, Ind. He’s published short stories; written for many publications including, locally, LEO; travels around the nation with various writing workshops; and is addicted to college basketball.