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Old 05-23-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Any interesting eclectic types of music in Louisville? Anything interesting like some indie bands, americana (old crow medicine show, etc.), or alt-country (jayhawks, etc.). Maybe some INDIE types of music?

If not....what are the kinds of music that seem to dominate Louisville?
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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there are lots of talented performers in lots of different genres. my morning jacket is probably the biggest success story. as far as local unsigned talent, there are just too many to list. wax fang is really developing into something special. there has always been a big hardcore/punk scene here and it continues with bands like coliseum, lords, young widows and the glasspack to name a few. my buddy mertz has a new band called your news vehicles that might be up your alley. peter searcy is another monster talent who i believe is on an indie label.

as far as the alt country goes, i really havn't heard anything from louisville except maybe the outliers. rockabilly seems to be gaining in popularity and a few different clubs are booking it(third st. dive).

the hippie jam band thing continues to thrive here, unfortunately.(not a fan) but if you are, there are a lot of petchuly powered players in town.

we do have a lot to offer musically in this city. trouble is, it's all outside the mainstream. you kinda have to be in the know on what bands and what clubs. cover bands and dj's have ruled this towns nightlife for at least 20 yrs, but i think that is slowly changing.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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I've often wondered if it's worth owning a radio in Louisville. The stations really suck. Country. One oldies station. Two "classic rock" stations that play stuff for white Southern macho hicks (hard and loud). The station that promotes itself as 'alternative' (WFPK) is squeaky clean and plays music that would be acceptable at a Southern Baptist church picnic. Every few months they play a David Bowie tune and think they're real hip for it. That station sucks big time. It's publicly funded and I hope it goes belly up.
The University of Louisville, although prominent in athlectics, does not have a radio station. Smaller colleges across the nation have stations that play alternatives to the boring crap of corporate stations.
Louisville is conservative and religious. The music from Louisville reflects that mindset. The popular concerts in Louisville are Kid Rock, Lady Gaga, and ZZ Top.
The only station I sometimes listen to is the classical music. Otherwise I'm grateful that alternative stations stream on the internet: WMBR.org; WNUR.org, and several others.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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I've often wondered if it's worth owning a radio in Louisville. The stations really suck. Country. One oldies station. Two "classic rock" stations that play stuff for white Southern macho hicks (hard and loud). The station that promotes itself as 'alternative' (WFPK) is squeaky clean and plays music that would be acceptable at a Southern Baptist church picnic. Every few months they play a David Bowie tune and think they're real hip for it. That station sucks big time. It's publicly funded and I hope it goes belly up.
The University of Louisville, although prominent in athlectics, does not have a radio station. Smaller colleges across the nation have stations that play alternatives to the boring crap of corporate stations.
Louisville is conservative and religious. The music from Louisville reflects that mindset. The popular concerts in Louisville are Kid Rock, Lady Gaga, and ZZ Top.
The only station I sometimes listen to is the classical music. Otherwise I'm grateful that alternative stations stream on the internet: WMBR.org; WNUR.org, and several others.
Personally, I can't stand listening to most of the local DJs. They sound like dou_he-bags to me.



UofL has a student station, I used to listen to it when I attended there. Unfortunately, it's area of broadcast is mostly limited to the UofL campus.

WLCV, Louisville’s campus voice, is operated solely by students for students. WLCV 570 AM/1590 AM is heard on campus, and is located in the Student Activities Center. The purpose of the station is to train students and give them experience in radio.
Student Handbook: WLCV Radio Station — University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu/dos/policies-and-procedures/studenthandbook/pages/wlcv.html - broken link)

WLCV Student Radio — University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu/rso/wlcv/ - broken link)



Then there is 88.1 WNAS, the New Albany High School station. The format is highly eclectic and the station can be heard over much of the metro area. They play requests and much of it is uncensored.

WNAS - 88.1 FM New Albany, IN - Listen Online
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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Personally, I can't stand listening to most of the local DJs. They sound like dou_he-bags to me.



UofL has a student station, I used to listen to it when I attended there. Unfortunately, it's area of broadcast is mostly limited to the UofL campus.

WLCV, Louisvilleā€™s campus voice, is operated solely by students for students. WLCV 570 AM/1590 AM is heard on campus, and is located in the Student Activities Center. The purpose of the station is to train students and give them experience in radio.
Student Handbook: WLCV Radio Station — University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu/dos/policies-and-procedures/studenthandbook/pages/wlcv.html - broken link)

WLCV Student Radio — University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu/rso/wlcv/ - broken link)



Then there is 88.1 WNAS, the New Albany High School station. The format is highly eclectic and the station can be heard over much of the metro area. They play requests and much of it is uncensored.

WNAS - 88.1 FM New Albany, IN - Listen Online
Some years ago I heard about the UofL station. But why AM only? I can probably throw a stone further than their signal reaches.
I've asked people why the U of L has no radio station for alternative music. No answers. UK does.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Some years ago I heard about the UofL station. But why AM only? I can probably throw a stone further than their signal reaches.
I've asked people why the U of L has no radio station for alternative music. No answers. UK does.
88.1 WRFL "Radio Free Lexington"
Home - Radio Free Lexington
Best radio station in the State of Kentucky IMHO.



I always considered the UofL college radio station to be kind of a best kept secret, as even my classmates didn't know about it. If you happen to be in that neighborhood, it's a sort of added bonus. Now if they could only increase it's listening area. [rolls eyes]

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Old 05-24-2011, 03:58 AM
 
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[quote=Cthulhu7;19282554]88.1 WRFL "Radio Free Lexington"
Home - Radio Free Lexington
Best radio station in the State of Kentucky IMHO.
Nothing good ever comes out of Lexington. Check out Bodeco, I think they might be up your alley.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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88.1 WRFL "Radio Free Lexington"
Home - Radio Free Lexington
Best radio station in the State of Kentucky IMHO.



I always considered the UofL college radio station to be kind of a best kept secret, as even my classmates didn't know about it. If you happen to be in that neighborhood, it's a sort of added bonus. Now if they could only increase it's listening area. [rolls eyes]
The U of L station should be on FM, in stereo, with a range of about 5 mile radius, at least.
WRFL comes in about 15 miles west of Lexington and cuts out by Winchester, so their range is adequate.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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oh, i forgot about the broken spurs. early stones meet iggy and the stooges. great stuff.
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Old 05-26-2011, 03:47 AM
 
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Lucero and Drive-by Truckers play Headliners fairly often. Always great shows!
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