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Old 07-02-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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Hi kytoaz! Nice to see you again! There are so many types of musical venues in Louisville that its amazing! Who knew?
Louisville is a surprising city, especially if you delve into the "nooks and crannies" of its urban neighborhoods. It has definitely been silently doing its thing for around 15 years, when I first discovered it. It has really started to explode with more progressive, hip, artistic types in the last 3-5 years, but there was always a strong and large counterculture movement in the city, especially in the 1970s, according to many friends there (I was not around the city then).

Pittsburgh is also an outstanding city. It is a bit bigger, of course with pro sports, but other than that, I find Louisville more accessible, much warmer, and easier to get around (ie every part of town is a short, accessible drive, and it has many walkable areas), and a bit friendlier.

Backseat Sandbar

Come for Forecastle next week. Seriously, it may be the most underrated music festival in middle America. Last year I thought it was better than South by Southwest, Coachella, or Bonnaroo. Of course, it is a much different type of festival, but it still rocks (and so do those other events).
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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btw, the following is a good website to socially network and connect with other new to Louisville professionals:

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Old 07-03-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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Come for Forecastle next week. Seriously, it may be the most underrated music festival in middle America. Last year I thought it was better than South by Southwest, Coachella, or Bonnaroo. Of course, it is a much different type of festival, but it still rocks (and so do those other events).


I'll be going Saturday to see the black keys and Alabama shakes. this years line up is pretty solid. last year was nothing but a hippie on stage with an I-pad playing dub-step so I was very bummed about that.
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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Can you give me a rundown of the walkable neighborhoods that would have fenced backyards?
I have 2 kids, 2 toy dogs and 1 medium sized dog that need a place to play.
With the economy we've made the firm decision to be a one car family for now, so I'd like to take the public transportation or walk when my husband has the car.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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Can you give me a rundown of the walkable neighborhoods that would have fenced backyards?
I have 2 kids, 2 toy dogs and 1 medium sized dog that need a place to play.
With the economy we've made the firm decision to be a one car family for now, so I'd like to take the public transportation or walk when my husband has the car.
Neighborhoods | New2Lou

Most of them are listed here. The Highlands is the most established and prestigious, but also the most expensive.

With kids, I would really lean towards Crescent Hill. Very family friendly, extremely safe, walkable, eclectic, historic, and great neighbors around. I would definitely check out the other areas too.

Portland is up and coming, but not "there" yet at least for kids. Great for urban pioneer artist lofts though.

Also, not listed in that website would be Beechmont, and especially, New Albany, IN.
Develop New Albany Indiana

What New Albany, IN has done with their cute downtown, from being a ghost town inner ring suburb to a cute, restaurant and coffee shop studded, family oriented historic area. Even Jeffersonville, IN, on Spring St downtown, with the new pedestrian bridge, is a great walkable, urban option now.

But of course, the marquee neighborhood is The Highlands of Louisville, KY USA home page Great vibrant 24/7 street culture, food, and about every 15 min good bus service.

This is my favorite neighborhood and has great bus service, but the retail and restaurants are not as numerous:

https://www.oldlouisville.com

Visit Louisville the last Friday of the month...this will showcase the "Avenue" which runs through Crescent Hill and Clifton:
Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop > Home

And the first Friday of the month:
First Friday Trolley Hop | Louisville Downtown Management District

Great intros to two of Louisville's most unique areas. Louisville offers some of the amenities you would find in say, DC or Chicago at half the price, half the hassle, and a bit more friendly.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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You mentioned walkable, so I should throw in the suburban:

Welcome to Norton Commons, a Traditional Neighborhood Development in Prospect, Kentucky

I give it props because it truly is a self contained town, even if it is a bit "white washed." I still can understand why people would live there, and prefer it to McMansion suburbs. For me it is more of an area to visit once every few months for something different.
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Excellent Peter! Will have lots to show the family to get them excited
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Heres a pretty cool/humorous tv show that comes on late saturday night:
BARN PARTY USA TV SHOW

Maybe not your cup of tea, musicwise, but how many areas have a Tv show devoted to local music?
Louisville has the best locally produced, lo-budget tv commercials I've ever seen. Little John, Tammy the Terminator, Louisville Hammer, etc . . . Hilarious stuff! This show is just sort of an extension of that awesome talent but music related
One segment they did was all local bands that wrote songs about Dixie Highway.
Who woulda known the Dixie was such an inspiration to so many?!?!?
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:09 PM
 
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I will definitely check this out! This kind of thing gives me a sense of how well blended Musicians and their community seem to be.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Hey guys!

I have good news. The band Antique Firearms will be coming from Asheville, NC to play at Third Street Dive on August 16th.

You can listen to their music for free here just click and play... https://soundcloud.com/antiquefirearms

My name is Mark and I'm road managing the band. I would do anything for these guys, and I want to meet new friends at the show. So check us out and tell me what you think.
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