And don’t forget NABC’s progressive and publicly safe pints of anti-bureaucratic medicine.
August Lineup, 91.9 WFPK Joins as Media Sponsor
Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany are pleased to announce the full August lineup for the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series. Each show will be held on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the summer in historic downtown New Albany’s Bicentennial Park, located at the corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street. Also, The City of New Albany is pleased to welcome 91.9 WFPK as a media sponsor in the series. WFPK will have a membership booth on site with fun give-aways each week.
August 2nd – Oh My Me – http://ohmyme.bandcamp.com/
Oh My Me was formed in Lexington, Ky in 2010. With a wildly-varying musical background, the group blends an eclectic mix of battering drums, psychedelia & heavy-soul vocals to form its uniquely theatrical sound. Surprising melodies & dynamic arrangements are keystones in the group’s music. Coupled with an unflinching stage presence, they have quickly established themselves as a band that is as interesting to see as they are to hear. They released their self-titled e.p. in 2011.
August 9th – The Fervor – http://www.thefervor.com/cms/
Louisville’s The Fervor has formed around the pair of Natalie Felker’s voice and keys and husband Ben’s guitar and harmony. In 2007, they added drummer Mat Herron and set out on a slew of live shows to support their first full-length album. Michael Campbell joined on as bass, and together, the group criss-crossed the eastern half of the United States. After spending some time in San Francisco tracking their newest album, the band returned home to Louisville, where longtime friend and engineer Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, California Guitar Trio, Wax Fang) helped them finish what they started. With a focus on what the Fervor could do together in a room, sounds were mixed down to analog tape, and editing forgone in favor of a recording that is upfront with its humanity. From those sessions emerged “Arise Great Warrior,” a record that is gut-punching in impact, but life-affirming in its lasting spark and hopeful mysteries.
August 16th – Matt Duncan – http://www.matt-duncan.com/
Matt Duncan is an “inventive songwriter who understands how to use retro sounds as a tool, not a crutch (Paste Magazine, May 2012).” Mixtape Maestro described his sound as “smooth textures of its trombone and sax-seasoned arrangements coupled with Duncan’s cotton soft tenor,” and Washington, DC based website All Things Go described Matt as a “master songcrafter.” You will not want to miss Duncan’s perfectly crafted pop tunes on his visit to Bicentennial Park. Brooklyn, New York based group American Authors will open.
August 23rd – Bombadil – http://bombadil.squarespace.com/
Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Bombadil is a four-piece group with guitar, bass, piano, and drums best known for their folk-pop music. The band is known for their creative and somewhat elusive lyrics, quirky sound, and upbeat, energetic live show.