The whole tunes and nothing but the tunes.

I’m tardy to the live gig party this week, because it’s back to school time. Today I drove to Ohio U. solo, unloaded an SUV’s worth of apartment stuff, assembled the “some assembly required” furniture (only had 3 bolts left over!), then drove back home. Tomorrow, I’ll make the same trip with my son in tow. So this week’s post will be brief.

But first this commercial message:

Dan “Reds in 2023” Lewis has two tickets to the Spoon/Interpol show on Thursday, Sept. 1st at the Brady that he’s looking to sell:

Section 105, Row H, Seats 4-5

Dan paid $226, will take $200. His email is (He’ll probably throw in some Reds tix if you ask nicely.)

Saturday night shows:

  • The Beths play Madison Theater, with Rosie Tucker as the opener
  • J.J. Grey & Mofro headline a free show in Lawrenceburg, IN as part of their Whiskey City Summer Fest (I’ll be there with list members Whit & Barb Gardner)
  • The Claudettes and Electric Indigo are at Southgate
  • Five for Fighting and The Verve Pipe are at Timberwolf
  • H.R. from Bad Brains is at Annie’s
  • Southgate hosts a fundraiser with a strong lineup:
  • The Woods Band and Jonathan Cody White play a Downtowne Listening Room show that isn’t downtown (or even downtowne). It’s in Florence, KY. You can request an invite here.
  • Dire Straits Legacy (more info about who is in the band is here) plays Ludlow Garage
  • Bogart’s hosts a Yacht Rock Revue

And finally, the Whimmydiddle Festival continues in Hamil-tucky, with Charley Crockett headlining.


  • 21 Pilots play the Coliseum
  • Lauv is at the Carol Brady
  • Tommy Prine (a son of John) is at Southgate
  • And for you early birds, Carriage House Farm hosts a “Biscuits and Bluegrass” jam session with food from Chloe’s Eatery. Details here.

Built to Spill plays the Woodward on Monday – list member Mighty Joe Sampson and I will be there.

I’ll be Damned, the Blondie/The Damned show originally slated for Tuesday has been cancelled. But The Damned booked a different gig at Bogart’s next Sunday (8/28).

Shows that are happening on Tuesday:

  • The Wallflowers play Ludlow Garage
  • Amos Lee is at the Taft
  • Melissa Carperplays Southgate
  • Pitbull and Iggy Azalea are at Riverbend

On Wednesday, Sammy Hagar and the Circle and George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers play Riverbend, and My Chemical Romance is at the Coliseum, and August Burns Red is at Bogart’s.


  • Joe’s Truck Stop plays the free show at Washington Park
  • Gov’t Mule and Trombone Shorty are at the Rose
  • Greensky Bluegrass are at the Ovation
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead play Annie’s
  • Punch Brothers are at the Marsha Brady (oh my nose!)
  • Milk Carton Kids show up at Ludlow Garage
  • Kelsey Waldon (her new album is twangy good) plays Southgate, with Jeremy Pinnell as the opener.

Next Friday, the Brothers Osborne play the Rose, and the Kentucky Headhunters play Lori’s Roadhouse in West Chester.

Roger, Wilco

It was great to see so many This Week in Live Music luminaries at the Wilco/Courtney Marie Andrews show this past Tuesday: Dan Lewis, Bruce Frasure, Dave Roberto, Kevin Sullivan, Jay Stowe and Alyssa Brandt, Marty and Bizzy Driscoll, Billboard’s own Gil Kaufman… it was like our very own Night of a Thousand Stars. List member Rico couldn’t attend due to COVID… which meant yours truly got his ticket. I guess there is a silver lining to the pandemic after all!

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