Past Posts


2015 Chamber Music Festival Events

The 2015 Chamber Music Festival of Lexington will takes place August 20-30, hosting a variety of events at various venues throughout the 10-day span. The event will feature the return of Ensemble-in-Residence WindSync, as well as guest guitarist Jason Vieaux (2015 Grammy Winner), and Composer-in-Residence Jeff Beal - best known for his score to hit Netflix drama "House of [...]

5 Forecastle Acts You Might Not Know (But Probably Should)

Louisville's annual Forecastle Music Festival is docking at Waterfront Park this weekend, with headliners Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse helping steer the ship -- we here at tadoo have always tried to make friends with the stewards, and here we have compiled a short list of some more "under the radar" acts [...]

tadoo Local Artist Spotlight: Beat Awfuls

Somewhere at the aural crossroads of shoegaze and garage rock, you’ll find Beat Awfuls,  perched comfortably atop their throne of lo-fi, shuffle inducing jams. Dave Cave, Dr. Paul, and Amanda Sue make up the Lexington trio who will soon be releasing their first full length album titled "Nothing Happens"  in November 2015 on vinyl and digital by [...]

2015 Crave Lexington to feature Joe Pug and more!

Crave Lexington, the third annual food + music festival produced by Smiley Pete Publishing (the parent company of, has announced the initial round of music acts who will perform on the Windstream Music stage at the 2015 festival, which takes place August 22 + 23 at Masterson Station Fairgrounds.Austin, Tx.-based Americana singer/songwriter Joe Pug will headline the [...]

Breeders’ Cup Festival Week Announces Initial Programming

With a projected ambiance to rival that of the Spotlight Lexington festival, which took place in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the 2015 Breeders' Cup Festival will feature dozens of events around Lexington in the week leading up to the thoroughbred races taking place at Keeneland Oct. 30-31.Below is a an outline [...]

5th Annual Harry Dean Stanton Fest : Schedule of Events & More

Hosted by the Lexington Film League, the 5th annual celebration of Kentucky native actor Harry Dean Stanton and his work will take place May 29 - 31, culminating with a special appearance by legendary director Monte Hellman, who will take part in a Q&A following the screening of his film "Ride in the Whirlwind" on Sunday, [...]

Lexington’s 2015 Record Store Day Festivities

Several Lexington record stores will celebrate the 8th annual Record Store Day with special releases, deals, discounts and other festivities. Click each event title for more info!Record Store Day at CD Central (377 S. Limestone)9 a.m. - 8 p.m.CD Central, now in its 20th year, will celebrate by offering Cd, vinyl, and merchandise sales as well [...]

tadoo Artist Spotlight: Doc Feldman & The Infernal Method

Central Kentucky outfit Doc Feldman & the Infernal Method fuse the dirty, southern gothic country blues of Derek "Doc" Feldman (also known as one of the founders and directors of the live music video series Shaker Steps) and the powerhouse psychedelic jam machine that is the Infernal Method – aka the gentlemen of local experimental drone band Everyone [...]

tadoo Artist Spotlight: Jovontaes

Pull from far-flung psych and punk grit, wrap it in a slightly retro and mystical package, and you get Lexington's own Jovontaes. Recently tadoo checked in with one of its members, Reid Small.How do you describe the band?I would describe our band as psychonauts searching for meaning in a bleak desert. When asked I've called our [...]

tadoo Artist Spotlight: Vandaveer

 They say that less is more. In the case of  Kentucky-rooted Vandaveer, the dynamic duo of Mark Charles Heidinger and Rosie Geurin, this rings very true. From the dark, raw heart-breaking sounds of their various releases, the listener unearths clever, biting lyrics, and intertwining harmonies in a tour de force of just two,  surrounded by [...]