With Louisville’s Forecastle Festival right around the corner, here are some bands that might have slipped under your radar, but just because they’re in a smaller font on the lineup doesn’t mean they don’t have a BIG sound. Get your schedule prepped, and don’t miss these acts at the Louisville Waterfront this weekend!
Louisville Leopard Percussionists
Friday 4:30-5:30, WFPK Port Stage
Get to the Waterfront for this one. Come watch students from around Louisville perform as the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. No telling who might join the group on stage 😉
Sounds Like: 60+ musicians age 7-16.
Friday 6:30-7:30, WFPK Port Stage
Wax Fang is a Louisville gem hiding in plain sight. From their stellar discography of brooding rock to experimental space grooves, their set will include new songs and special guests.
Sounds Like: Local sonic space rockers
Friday 7:00-8:00, Ocean Stage
Jai Wolf is one of the most exciting electronic artists on the festival circuit who has worked with everyone from Skrillix to Flume and ODESZA.
Sounds Like: Master remixer from Skrillix’ label OWSLA
Saturday 2:15-2:45, WFPK Port Stage
Sounds Like: Rock & roll-drenched country.
Hiss Golden Messenger
Saturday 4:00-4:45, Boom Stage
Hiss Golden Messenger’s M.C. Taylor looks for reasons to stay hopeful, even when the rain clouds follow him around, as he tours his 2017 release Hallelujah Anyhow.
Sounds Like: Hopeful folk.
Sunday 1:45-2:30, Boom Stage
This Nashville psych rock shredder Ron Gallo is making a name for himself as one of the sharpest acts in the genre, touring his grungy new album Heavy Meta.
Sounds Like: Fuzzed-out psych rock
Sunday 4:30-5:15, Ocean Stage
Viiiiby Texas trio Khruangbin create sultry instrumentals with hints of funk and jazz with a Iranian and Spanish flairs.
Sounds Like: Poolside funk grooves