JEFF the Brotherhood to do 2 KY shows in June

Saturday, June 18
Cosmic Charlie’s

Sunday, June 19
Mag Bar (Louisville)
with Coiseum, State Champion and Cy Barkley
$7 ADV/$10 DOS

There’s a pretty decent chance that you missed Nashville garage punk duo JEFF the Brotherhood at the criminally under-attended Louisville festival Cropped Out last year. Fortunately for you, the gods of sweaty mosh pits are giving you the opportunity to redeem that fact, with back-to-back Lex/Lou shows in June. Their new LP, We Are the Champions, is set for release a couple days after these shows, and this very well may your last chance to see them in a small venue at this price, considering dudes just got signed by Warner Brothers (!?). Anyway, don’t sleep on one of the rowdiest shows lined up for this summer.

Gang Gang Dance coming to Louisville in July

Shark Productions presents
at Zanzabar in Louisville
Wednesday, July 13
Doors @ 8/ Show @ 9
21+; $12 in advance / $15 @ the door – get tix here

In support of their forthcoming album ‘Eye Contact’ (out May 10 via 4AD), Gang Gang Dance will be swinging through Louisville on their way back from Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival this summer, potentially summoning one of the raddest, sweatiest dance parties on this side of the Ohio in recent memory.

Using human words to describe GGD does the band more harm than good….the first words that come to mind are “tribal-electro,” which isn’t doing anyone favors. If you’re not familiar, it might help you to know they are endorsed by both Animal Collective (who invited them to play the AC-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties in London later this month) and Boredoms (with whom they reportedly played on a Russian ferry during a solar eclipse last summer). But you’re probably better off just exploring their catalog, perhaps starting with the single from the forthcoming album:

Big ups to Shark Productions – the team that brought the super great Phantogram show to Z-Bar earlier this year – for keeping their standards high and their shows solid!

Win tickets to the Beans + Tobacco show this Saturday!

Let’s make this one simple. Leave a comment with the last song you listened to. Fill out the name/email part and I’ll shoot an email to the (randomly chosen) winner to let them know they’ve won. Winner gets a pair of tickets to one of the coolest concerts to come through Lex in a little bit.

w/Tobacco, Shapers
at Cosmic Charlies
9pm | 18+ | $12

Paleo plays Green Lantern this Tuesday

David Andrew Strackany, better known as Paleo, is perhaps most recognized for his “Song Diary” project, where he wrote a new song every day for a year (while on tour for the better part of that time too). He played at the “Old Dame” pretty frequently and I was able to catch him a couple times before the venue went kaput. I was instantly reminded of Bob Dylan with the way he strung poetic verses together over acoustic guitar dabbling, but after more listening I feel like he fits more into a Kurt Vile kinda vibe (with a little less psychedelia). Check out his new video “Holly Wood” that Matt posted over on the main YANP page.

Tuesday, May 3rd
at The Green Lantern
8pm | 21+

Meetwood Flac and C.O.P.S. do covers sets Saturday at Al’s

Idiot Glee as Fleetwood Mac

Who doesn’t love covers? Lexington sure loves them, as evidenced by the one-two covers punch tomorrow night at Al’s.

Meetwood Flac
w/ C.O.P.S. (Covers Of Punk Songs)
Saturday April 29, 2011
Al’s Bar of Lexington
600 N Limestone
$3 | 21+

Fleetwood Mac covers, with new covers off of Tusk
Members of Attempt, Rat King, Idiot Glee, and Ara.

Covers. Of. Punk. Songs. Members of Rat King, Candy, and more.