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Album of the Month: Belle 100


This October the Belle will celebrate her 100th birthday! To commemorate this once in a lifetime occasion, Waterfront Park will host Louisvillians and over 200,000 friends from around the world for the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, and sonaBLAST! is joining in the fun!

sonaBLAST! Records has curated a “concept” compilation CD entitled “Belle 100: Steamboat Songs” to help celebrate our esteemed riverboat’s landmark centennial anniversary. The CD, available physically and digitally on 9/9/14, features 13 tracks that celebrate, in one way or another, riverboat culture, the unique heritage of the Ohio River, and the spirit of Louisville. We’re proud to have the diverse artist contributors listed below.

More information: Official Site

Tweedy – Low Key

There are so many cameos in this Tweedy video (directed by Nick Offerman, no less) that it’s almost hard to keep track of who makes an appearance. Did you catch them all?

Film Review: The Skeleton Twins

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader go dramatic in “The Skeleton Twins.” They give marvelous performances as a brother and sister with issues. There are also funny moments.

Tuesday Featured Artist: Marc Bolan


Listen for a song from our Tuesday Featured Artist every hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

T. Rex mastermind Marc Bolan would’ve been 67 on Tuesday, so we’ll be celebrating the glam icon’s birthday by celebrating his music!

More information: Wikipedia | Allmusic | Facebook

Live Lunch Oct. 3: Joan Shelley


Want to know who is coming up in the next few weeks? Did you miss an episode? Have no fear! Take a look at our Live Lunch archives and upcoming schedule.

Joan Shelley’s Pitchfork-approved new album, Electric Ursa, is out this week on No Quarter Records, and she’ll be celebrating with us on Live Lunch this Friday!

More information: Official Site | Allmusic | Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

In the Studio: Benjamin Booker


Since his appearance at Forecastle earlier this year, Benjamin Booker’s young career has really taken off. He’s been featured on a number of national radio shows, toured with Jack White and hit several other music festivals. Before he played to a sold out crowd at Zanzabar over the weekend, he dropped by the studio with his band to record a few songs and talk with John Timmons.