Apr 082010

A week of live music

By Saraya Brewer

We’ve always known April to be a big month for tomfoolery, Starburst jellybeans and (at least in Keeneland country) seersucker suits. Fortunately, this year, it’s also a big month for independent music. We’ve got the April 23rd WRFL event “Bringing in the New Age with No Age,” a celebration of the station’s forthcoming expanded listening area (more on that in the next issue), and we’ve also got CD Central’s 15th birthday, a milestone event that will be celebrated the entire week leading up to Record Store Day (April 17).

CD Central’s festivities will kick off on Monday, April 12, with a series dubbed by the store’s granddaddy, Steve Baron, as the CD Central Family Jam: four consecutive days of in-store shows by bands featuring members who either work at CD Central or have worked there in the past. On Friday, April 16, the store will celebrate the release of the Apples in Stereo’s new album (their seventh), Travellers in Space and Time, at Cosmic Charlie’s, where the band will be play the kickoff show for the album’s 14-stop tour (look for the CD Central table at the show—the shop will be giving away posters and other yet-to-be-determined swag.) Finally, CD Central will close out the weeklong shebang with a Record Store Day celebration on Saturday, April 17th, featuring a full day of in-store shows, free food, exclusive releases and what Baron promises to be “one hell of a used CD sale.”

CD CENTRAL 15th Anniversary Celebration

With the exception of Friday’s Apples in Stereo show at Cosmic Charlie’s, all events listed are at CD Central, and are free & all ages.

Monday, April 12 ~ 7 PM:

BEAST PER MINUTE ­(formerly Posture) – improvisational math rock featuring Will Burchard (CD Central staff 1999-2001).

Tuesday, April 13 ~ 7 PM:

HELIUM THREE – new project featuring Ben Allen (CD Central staff 2004-2007) .

CROSS – garage-doom-psych featuring Mike Turner (CD Central staff 2004-2006).

Wednesday, April 14 ~7 PM:

ALL AMERICAN WEREWOLVES – hardcore punk with a flair for the raunchy, featuring Mike Lunsford (CD Central staff 2003-present).

Thursday, April 15 ~ 7 PM:

CASINO VERSUS JAPAN, ambient electronica featuring Erik Kowalski (CD Central staff 2008-present).

Friday, April 16 ~ 9 PM (at Cosmic Charlie’s; $12; ages 21+):

APPLES IN STEREO, psychedelic sugar pop of the Elephant 6 variety.

Saturday, April 17 ~ Noon – 5 p.m.:


Founded in 2007, Record Store Day has become something of a national holiday among independent record stores across the world, with approximately 700 national and hundreds of international stores participating in their own independently organized activities on that day. CD Central has been participating since 2008. If the weather holds out, the shows will take place in the back parking lot, facing Jersey Street. Local traveling pizzeria Hardwood Pizza Company will have pizza for sale, made on the spot in a portable wood stove, and look for a Vespa demonstration as well.


(all bands are locally-based, except where noted)

Noon: Contra-punctus – Acoustic bass-driven prog duo.

1 PM: Rough Customers – Indie ska-punk.

2 PM: Wooden Wand (solo show) – Acoustic woodsy folk.

3 PM: Coralee & the Townies – Roots-rock darlings.

4 PM: Rachael Sage (from New York) – Piano-driven gypsy rock.

CD Central is located at 377 S. Limestone St. For more information, stop in the store, call (859) 233-DISC or visit www.cdcentralmusic.com.

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