Past Posts


tadoo Local Artist Spotlight: Palisades

Photo Credit: Katherine Hoskins.Passion. That is what separates Lexington indie-pop band Palisades from the crowd. Passion for old music, new music, and the music of their friends. Leading the powerful punk drum beats, punchy electric guitar, and pulsing rock bass rhythms are the vocals of frontman Scott Whiddon.  He recently spoke with tadoo to get [...]

2014 Buckle-Up Festival Photos: Coralee and the Townies, Houndmouth, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and more!

Our friend and photo correspondent Andrew Brinkhorst represented at Buckle Up Festival in Cincinnati this past weekend, and snapped some great shots of several acts at the festival, which included headliners Alison Krauss & Union Station, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson and more, as well as Lexington's Coralee and the Townies and Louisville's Houndmouth (pictured below). Coralee and the Townies at Buckle [...]

tadoo Artist Spotlight: Idiot Glee

 Idiot Glee is the low-fi brainchild of Lexington singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist James Friley. Utilizing synths, tape recordings, and melodies harkening back to 80’s Brian Eno and the vocals of Smiths era Morrissey, he diverges from the expected, adding elements of soul and pop to make a shimmering and refreshingly sparse electronic vibe. Tadoo has [...]

In Review: Forecastle 2014

I found this year's Forecastle to be a significant stride for Kentucky's biggest music festival, which I've had a dear place in my heart since 2006, the first year I attended (it was held at Mellwood Arts Center that year; Sleater-Kinney was headlining and I will never forget it if for no other reason than the memorable nest of [...]

Tadoo Artist Spotlight: Street Gnar 

Hometown Boys and ‘River Girls’Street Gnar, the ongoing solo project of Case Mahan, can already boast three solid records in as many years (‘Poking the World with a Stick’, ‘Study Wall’, ‘Kenwicked’). With a fourth on the way from a label of his own design (River Girls), one can expect a continued affirmation of sonic [...]

Forecastle 2014 Preview

FORECASTLE MUSIC FESTIVAL kicks off this weekend, July 18-20, at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. Now in its 12th year, this year's festival – which announced a partnership with the region’s leading mega-festival producers, AC Entertainment, in 2011 –features perhaps its most ambitious lineups to date, with an incredibly diverse roster of national acts including Outkast, Beck and Jack White.Assuming you’re likely [...]

This weekend’s Bunbury Festival to feature 2 of Lexington’s own!

Now in its third year, Cincinnati's Bunbury Music Festival consistently draws solid headliner acts while at the same time providing a venue for the best up-and-coming acts to surface.This year, two of Lexington's own bands are included in the line-up. Fanged Robot plays Friday, July 11 at 5:45 p.m., and Big Fresh hits the stage Saturday, July 12 [...]

tadoo Artist Spotlight: Ma Turner

Ma Turner performs as part of "The Please Kill Me's" at the Escape From New York after party during Lexington's Harry Dean Stanton Festival.  Photo by Andrew Brinkhorst, Ma Turner (AKA Michael Andrew Turner) has been transporting listeners with his avant-garde, hard-to-categorize music through various tours in the US and Europe for 15 [...]

4th of July Events

From food trucks to fireworks, presents here a list of selected events occurring this weekend to aid in your celebrations.   Patriotic Concert at Transylvania University (July 3): Music from Young at Heart Dixieland jazz band and the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, directed by Everett McCorvey. NoLi Night Market - 4th of July Edition (July 4): Featuring dozens [...]

tadoo Artist Spotlight: J. Marinelli

When you think about Appalachia, raw, basement punk doesn't necessarily come to mind. But that is the world that Morgantown, West Virginia native J. Marinelli lives in. That same mountain melancholy swirls with his distinctive, filtered vocals, throbbing rhythms, and jangly electric guitar. He has a powerful live presence, bringing his folk/blues/punk sound to audiences [...]