music http://wfpl.org en Outskirts Festival Organizers Say Louisville's Finally Ready for a Women's Music Fest http://wfpl.org/post/outskirts-festival-organizers-say-louisvilles-finally-ready-womens-music-fest <p></p><p>Stephanie Gary and Carrie Neumayer are one-half of the Louisville-based post-punk band <a href="http://julieofthewolvesrock.tumblr.com/">Julie of the Wolves</a>. They’re also co-organizers of the upcoming Louisville Outskirts Festival, a non-profit volunteer-run weekend celebrating music made by female-identified artists.</p><p>The inaugural Outskirts Fest is planned for October of this year. In addition to lots of live music, the event will include music workshops for girls and exhibit space for women business owners, artists and makers and social justice organizations.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 20:49:37 +0000 Erin Keane 9083 at http://wfpl.org Outskirts Festival Organizers Say Louisville's Finally Ready for a Women's Music Fest UofL Archive Seeks Louisville's Punk Music Scene Materials http://wfpl.org/post/uofl-archive-seeks-louisvilles-punk-music-scene-materials <p>Louisville's punk music scene has kept an interest in <a href="http://louisvillepunk.awardspace.com/">preserving </a>its <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Bold-Beginnings-Incomplete-Collection-Louisville/dp/B001Q6X5SQ">history</a><a href="http://louisvillepunk.awardspace.com/">.</a>&nbsp;Next month, the University of Louisville will collect materials from the city's punk music (and related genres) for the Louisville Underground Music Archive.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:59:26 +0000 Joseph Lord 8723 at http://wfpl.org UofL Archive Seeks Louisville's Punk Music Scene Materials Nulu's Dreamland Experiments Beyond Film http://wfpl.org/post/nulus-dreamland-experiments-beyond-film <p>The Dreamland Film Center in Nulu is getting a mission make-over. The Louisville Film Society renovated the former Wayside Christian Church chapel behind Decca on East Market Street in 2012 as a micro-cinema, but recently decided to relocate to a larger space in the Portland neighborhood to accommodate new projects and an expanded mission. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:15:16 +0000 Erin Keane 8355 at http://wfpl.org Nulu's Dreamland Experiments Beyond Film Louisville Music Web Series for Kids Releases First Season of Shows http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-music-web-series-kids-releases-first-season-shows <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hipster children's music albums abound—everyone from They Might Be Giants to Bloodshot Records has cashed in on the laudable trend of non-saccharine music for kids. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7943 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Music Web Series for Kids Releases First Season of Shows Serbian-Born Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition http://wfpl.org/post/serbian-born-djuro-zivkovic-wins-grawemeyer-award-music-composition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>A Serbian-born composer has won the Grawemeyer Award for music composition from the University of Louisville.</p><p>The university says <a href="http://www.zivkovic.eu/">Djuro Zivkovic's</a> chamber orchestra piece <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JafpIyzXtfw">“On the Guarding of the Heart”</a> “makes a huge emotional journey” through the course of its 20-minutes.</p><p>The piece was first performed in 2011, and it was written in the months prior in an 18th-Century house in Sweden.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 03:01:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard & Daniel Gilliam 7710 at http://wfpl.org Serbian-Born Djuro Zivkovic Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae http://wfpl.org/post/harry-pickens-sets-wendell-berry-poems-song-louisvilles-voces-novae <p>Inside a rehearsal room at Highlands Presbyterian Church, Voces Novae conductor Frank Heller leads his singers through a song based on a Wendell Berry poem while composer Harry Pickens accompanies them on piano. Pickens has adapted ten Berry poems for choral performance for the ensemble’s season opener, “I Go Among Trees.”</p><p>“If you focus on the text, then the music will illumine the text. The music is never more important than the text,” Heller tells his singers.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7638 at http://wfpl.org Harry Pickens Sets Wendell Berry Poems to Song for Louisville's Voces Novae Pumpkin Faces in the Night: Wax Fang Covers Misfits' 'Halloween' http://wfpl.org/post/pumpkin-faces-night-wax-fang-covers-misfits-halloween <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a treat from local favorites </span><a href="http://waxfang.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wax Fang</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (winners of the </span><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/first-annual-louisville-music-awards-awarded" style="line-height: 1.5;">inaugural Louisville Music Award Song of the Year</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for "The Blonde Leading the Blonde") -- a stately baroque cover of the Misfits' spooky anthem "Halloween."&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:12:28 +0000 Erin Keane 7396 at http://wfpl.org Pumpkin Faces in the Night: Wax Fang Covers Misfits' 'Halloween' Guitar Emporium Likely to Reopen This Month http://wfpl.org/post/guitar-emporium-likely-reopen-month <p>The store’s walls were mostly empty but for some signed pictures, and a few guitars. Those few guitars were of quality.</p><p>There was a Bourgeois Small Jumbo acoustic costing $3,400. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">A&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gibson Les Paul electric, a rare Martin electric. And while these instruments might excite guitar geeks, they’ll probably get more excited to learn </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">where</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> they hung: the Guitar Emporium.</span></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:48:47 +0000 David Serchuk 6578 at http://wfpl.org Guitar Emporium Likely to Reopen This Month Q&A: Guestroom Records Bringing OKC Shop to Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/qa-guestroom-records-bringing-okc-shop-louisville <p>The U.S. economy is getting better, observers say. Maybe slowly, but it's getting better.</p><p>The Great Recession and the changes wrought by the digital age decimated many industries, and the market for brick-and-mortar record shops has long been on the deathwatch list. The situation was made perfectly clear in Louisville in 2011 when Ear X-tacy, the city's biggest (10,000 square feet in what's now the Panera Bread on Bardstown Road) and most famous record shop, closed.</p><p>Smaller shops have endured in Louisville. And a new one is coming from an unlikely place.</p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:40:51 +0000 Joseph Lord 6415 at http://wfpl.org Q&A: Guestroom Records Bringing OKC Shop to Louisville Strange Fruit: Can Music Change the World? http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-can-music-change-world <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F97051233&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:57:46 +0000 Laura Ellis 5795 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Can Music Change the World?